Contact: Diana Hearit
Jan. 24, 2019
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University Spring Convocation on March 26, 2019
This event is organized by The Office of Vice President for Research to recognize the work of WMU faculty.
9 to 11:30 a.m.
- Discovery Symposium on Education, room 2016/2018. Session Chairs: Selena Protacio and Charles Henderson
9 a.m. Introduction — Charles Henderson 9:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks — Bob Jorth, The Kalamazoo Promise
Project ELATE: Addressing ESL Teacher Professional Development — Selena Protacio, Susan V. Piazza, and Virginia David
Humanities for Everybody in the 21st Century — Dini Metro-Roland
The HIL Project: Impetus, Progress, and Future — Patricia Reeves and Jianping Shen
The Interdisciplinary Preparation in Autism Services Project: Lessons Learned about Cross-College Collaboration — Kristal Ehrhardt and Denise Ross
The Accelerating Systemic Change Network: Accelerating Change by Bridging the Gap Between Change Researchers and Change Agents — Charles Henderson
10:30 a.m. Broncos FIRST: A catalyst for institutional change at WMU — Monica Liggins-Abrams and Andrea Beach 10:45 a.m.
Understanding the Experiences of STEM Doctoral Students from Underrepresented Minority Groups — Megan Grunert-Kowalske
The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Proof and Proving at the Undergraduate Level — Mariana Levin
11:15 a.m. Discussion and Closing Remarks – Selena Protacio
- Discovery Symposium on Sustainability, room 2020. Session Chairs: Xiaoyun Shao and Maarten Vonhof
9 a.m. Introduction — Xiaoyun Shao 9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks — Lisa Mulder from Green Link, Inc., Chem Link, Inc. 9:15 a.m. In-Motion Wireless Power Transfer: Environment and Economic Impacts of Electric Vehicle Charging While Driving Technology — Yogesh Jagdale 9:30 a.m. The Use of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology to Improve Fuel Economy— Amol Patil 9:45 a.m. Innovative application of construction adhesives to enhance resilience of wood residential buildings to natural hazards — Bilal Alhawande 10:00 a.m. Using Waste Powder Paint in Cement Mixtures — Dustin Black and Stephen Timmer 10:15 a.m. Faith, Hope and Sustainability: The Greening of US Faith Communities — Cybelle Shattuck 10:35 a.m. Shoring up the Great Lakes coastline: the importance of coastal wetlands in generating unique biodiversity, recreational experiences, and conservation opportunities — Tiffany Schriever 10:55 a.m. The impact of climate change and forest succession on the atmospheric chemistry of biogenic volatile organic compounds in northern Michigan — Steve Bertman 11:15 a.m.
Discussion and Closing Remarks — Maarten Vonhof
Fulbright Workshop, Room 1040/1050
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards Poster Presentations, Lobby
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Discovery Excellence Recognition Luncheon, Invited guests of the Vice President for Research
Keynote speaker: Susan Pozo, 2018 Distinguished Faculty Scholar