Research and Discovery News

  • Prototype Protection

    WMU professors developing prototype to give doctors extra level of protection against COVID-19

  • Effectiveness of Telehealth

    WMU published research article

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  • Food Consumption During COVID-19

    WMU researchers study food consumption behavior during COVID-19 pandemic

  • photo of Dr. Calvo-Ochoa

    Dr. Calvo-Ochoa awarded NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology.

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  • photo of WMU plane with aviation students

    Transforming Aviation Education.

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Western expert: Pandemic sparked a 'she-cession,' disproportionately forcing women out of the workforce | March 11

Far out! Researchers at Western testing technology to propel NASA deeper into space | March 1

Research shows alarming gap in mental health access for adolescents of color | February 25

WMU faculty awarded NSF grant to explore fast-growing hydrogeology field | January 27

Groundbreaking research could provide key to kicking smoking habit for good | January 11


When it rains, it stalls: WMU team studies weather impacts on autonomous vehicle technology | November 18 

WMU faculty win NEH grant to host national summer institute | November 11

Nearly $5M grant will help WMU, school districts create new pipeline to fill teacher shortage | November 2 

State designates $1.5 million for new WMU Resiliency Center for Families and Children | October 12

Engineering students' project designed to improve clinic's efficiency wins national acclaim | October 6 

Legislature invests $500,000 in Michigan Geological Survey at WMU | October 4

Fostering success of STEM transfer students at WMU is focus of nearly $1M NSF grant | October 3

WMU building foundation for safe, secure artificial intelligence development with NSF grant | July 31

NSF grant supports research to improve STEM learning outcomes | July 10

WMU engineers design novel methods that could accelerate virus vaccine development | June 18

WMU's Evaluation Center teams up with CDC to boost disease surveillance and response amid pandemic | June 9

WMU publishes research article supports effectiveness of telehealth May 21

COVID-19 Response Grants Awarded | May 18

WMU 3D printers producing face shields and masks for health care workers | April 3

WMU professors developing prototype to give doctors extra level of protection against COVID-19 | April 1

Units across WMU donate personal protection equipment to medical professionals | March 25

WMU researchers study food consumption behavior during COVID-19 pandemic | March 19

Office of Research and Innovation Status Information | March 12
Connect to current COVID-19 information as it relates to WMU researchers

CollaborATE | CreATE | InnovATE | ElevATE | Feb. 27
The Evaluation Center shares learning regarding NSF Advanced Technological Education—ATE funding on March 31 at the Fetzer Center.

Western Michigan University receives a $9.6M federal grant to advance renewable energy research | Feb. 12

Spring Convocation 2020 | Jan. 14

Named Term-limited Professorships | Jan. 13 
Renamed the Presidential Innovation Professorship for the 2021 competition.