Research and Discovery News

  • Prototype Protection

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

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  • 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

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  • 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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2021

Dr. D'Jaris Coles-White awarded Presidential Innovation Professorship | October 7

Emerging Scholar Awards recognize rising stars among Western faculty | September 29

Western leads NSF-funded, multi-university research into ancient rocks | September 17

Physics professor uncovers surprising results from nuclear reactions inside stars | September 17

Windows on the Universe: Physics Faculty Receive NSF Grant | August 12
Upton Applauds National Science Foundation Grant for Western Michigan University

Big data and the future of diagnosing mental disorders | August 10

Western researchers land $2.5M grant to accelerate energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles | July 30
Upton Applauds Department of Energy Grant for Western Michigan University 

Immersive program aims to empower next generation of science teachers | July 27

WMU researchers develop framework for creating more efficient masks | July 23

WMU secures $1.92 million for interprofessional workforce development | June 28

Interim head of research and innovation appointed as Western plans search in fall | June 24
First Interdisciplinary Team Excellence Enhancement Grant awardee announced at the Board of Trustees Meeting

Western researchers develop a special boot to save limbs and lives | May 26

Terri Goss Kinzy named Illinois State’s 20th president | May 14
Congratulations from President Montgomery

Investment, pandemic pivot spur success for genomics company | May 5

New Presidential Innovation Professors announced at Western | April 16

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