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RESEARCH FOREVER GOLD

ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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WMU’S GEOLOGICAL RESOURCES LEVERAGED AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL WMU USES GRANTS TO STUDY IMPROVEMENT TO AVIATION SAFETY

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FROM INVENTION TO COMMERCIALIZATION

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FACULTY SCHOLAR AWARD

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

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GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANTS

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SUPPORT FOR FACULTY SCHOLARS AWARD

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WMED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

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KALAMAZOO AUTISM CENTER SERVING THE TREATMENT NEEDS FOR THOSE WITH AUTISM

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES POSTER DAY GRADAUTE STUDENT PARTICIPANT WINNERS

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TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND AWARDS

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FACULTY RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AWARD

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John M. Dunn, Ed.D. President


RESEARCH ANNUAL REPORT 2016 Western Michigan University is proud of its long research tradition, a tradition rooted in serving the community and the people around us. Hear ‘community’ as an evolving idea that is geographically determined by local, regional, state, national and global coordinates. In other words, as a national research institution of higher learning, we focus on the challenges we all face and offer solutions in ways that impact us all. This past fiscal year was a great year. We continued to extend our reach, our imagination, our research and our presence in significant ways. Locally, we made an indelible mark in the autism arena, helping families who need our expertise, help, and diagnostic assistance. Known internationally as a leader in behavior analysis, funded by the State of Michigan, and reaching children and adults affected and impacted by autism – WMU meets each family as a unit. We are making a difference in lives and in families, and that matters. Today we are training tomorrow’s leaders who will continue to stretch the reach of our discovery efforts in the field of autism. Because of this, tomorrow shines brighter with hope for many families, especially when those trained here in southwest Michigan share their skills around the world. At a state level, WMU is primed to serve Michigan in visible ways with a $500,000 legislative investment in the Michigan Geological Survey which will be used to map the subsurface of Michigan. The MGS conducts its work as part of the Department of Geosciences. The Survey uses the collection of geological samples at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education in its research and outreach. Our work in mapping the State’s minerals, natural gas, and water resources is a vital part of the sustainability and renewal efforts for natural resources. Daniel M. Litynski, Ph.D. Vice President Office of the Vice President for Research

Nationally and globally, aviation as a discipline is challenged by a shortage of pilots. WMU is committed to training the best pilots and designing some of the most advanced training tools for others to use in training additional pilots. Indeed, this past year the Federal Aviation Administration selected WMU as a core team member in a new FAA Center for Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance. Funded by the FAA, this center will forge new paths into the future of aviation technical training practices and research ventures. Distinguished as a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged University, we are making an impact. We invite you to see the ways we are making a difference in people’s lives – spanning from our local into the global arena. Together we continue to make a difference, and we invite you to join us in celebrating. To learn more about the University and our research endeavors, visit wmich.edu/research.

John M. Dunn, Ed.D. President

Daniel M. Litynski, Ph.D. Vice President Office of the Vice President for Research wmich.edu/research

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Kalamazoo Autism Center serving the treatment needs for those with autism

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Western Michigan University’s Kalamazoo Autism Center, a treatment center for young people diagnosed on the autism spectrum, was formally opened during a grand opening ceremony this fall. Part of the WMU Autism Center for Excellence, the Kalamazoo Autism Center has major funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. WMU’s extensive efforts to offer autism services and train professionals in the field attracted a $4 million award approved by the Michigan Legislature in 2014, and some of that funding supported the renovation of the KAC’s new home, which was purchased by the University a year ago. Special guests and members of the community had a chance to tour the center’s dramatically expanded space at its new location, 4200 S. Westnedge. The former pediatric medical center is located in a neighborhood setting 4

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and has been completely renovated, allowing the KAC to ultimately serve up to 40 young people ages 2 to 21 who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Formerly, the KAC had been operating within the Child Development Center, a well-established child care provider on Cork Street and serving about six clients at any given time. The center also will provide parent support services and be a resource on all aspects of autism assessment and treatment. The Kalamazoo Autism Center was established in 2008 by Dr. Richard Malott, who has been directing the facility and, in conjunction with WMU’s Department of Psychology, has been providing applied behavior analysis services to southwest Michigan children with autism. The program provides advanced practicum training for psychology students from the University.


According to KAC Clinical Director Dr. Kelly Kohler, herself a product of WMU’s renowned training programs for professionals, the KAC staff works one on one and in small groups with the young people it serves, providing intensive behavioral interventions to help them with the development of preacademic, communication and daily living skills as well as social, play and vocational skills.

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A. Senator Margaret O’Brien joins psychology chair Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Vice Provost Jim Gilchrist, Dean Carla Koretsky, and Dr. Richard Malott in cutting the cermonial ribbon. B. Senator Margaret O’Brien and Congressman Fred Upton speak at the dedication ceremony. C. The community gathers for the opening of the new Autism Center.

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D. Dr. Stephanie Peterson, chair of psychology, engages with community supporters during the open house celebration.

“The research shows that 30 to 40 hours per week of applied behavior analysis is the most effective approach, and the earlier the intervention the better,” Kohler says. “Much of that early intervention work is done one on one. We’ll be offering a blend of the classroom experience that is part of a normal school day with oneon-one work to address individual needs.” The KAC will be selfsustaining, and the center accepts private pay, Medicaid and private insurance for its services. The staff members expect slow, but steady growth in the number of young people served, predicting a client base of about 20 by the end of the year. Ultimately, as stated earlier, as many as 40 young people and their families will be served. For more information, contact the center at psy-kac@wmich.edu. wmich.edu/research

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WMU’s Geological resources leveraged as an environmental protection and economic development tool

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Since 1982, WMU has been home to an extensive set of one-of-a-kind core samples and well records that have made the University the preeminent source for data on Michigan’s subsurface geologic layers. WMU’s Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education makes information about those layers available by maintaining online databases and housing a comprehensive archive of Michigan geological samples and data. More than 500,000 feet of rock cores from oil, gas, water and environmental research wells and from glacial research and Lake Michigan bluff erosion studies are included in the archive. It also contains impressive collections of geologic maps, thousands of drillers’ reports, electrical and mechanical logs, mudlogs, porosity and permeability analyses, and related well data. The Michigan Geological Survey was relocated to WMU by the state of Michigan in 2011, making WMU Michigan’s designated geoscience agency. This move puts responsibility for mapping and assessing the state’s geological resources – such as minerals, soils and groundwater – in the hands of the University’s Department of Geosciences.

Legislature invests $500,000 in Michigan Geological Survey at WMU Most recently, a $500,000 investment by the state of Michigan in the Michigan Geological Survey is being used to map the subsurface of Michigan in a way that will dramatically enhance economic development and ensure that vital natural resources are analyzed, protected and used widely. Area legislators and geoscientists gathered recently on the Western Michigan University campus, which has been home to the state survey since 2011, to announce the funding that is part of the 2017 Michigan budget. They outlined the statewide geological mapping that is vital to Michigan’s future and announced one Kalamazooarea initiative that will benefit from that mapping. “This funding will allow us to leverage the skills and resources of our geoscientists and better analyze and protect vital state resources in a way that can make an enormous difference in our state’s future,” said WMU President John M. Dunn at the event. “We’re grateful to our local legislators who championed this funding.” The state money will be used to prioritize Michigan’s needs, begin comprehensive mapping and develop collaborations with industry to assess water, aggregate, gas and oil subsurface storage capacity. The aim of the work is to help Michigan rebuild its infrastructure and maintain a healthy environment. One example of an effort that will get the immediate attention of WMU geoscientists working through the survey is the mapping of the city of Portage’s subsurface to define several bedrock valleys and coarse-grained aquifers that are capable of supporting high-capacity municipal wells. To date, the only information on these important water resources have come accidentally during single-well drilling. The four-month survey work in Portage will begin the systematic mapping of 55 square miles of subsurface, using data from 220 stations to produce maps that will both define the size and scope of the valleys and deliver the information needed to protect them. John Yellich, director of the Michigan Geological Survey, says the state funding will allow the survey to begin to take full advantage of its potential as both an environmental protection and economic development tool. In addition to water, the state’s subsurface natural resources include limestone, minerals, soil, sand, salt, oil, gas and ores. With only 10 percent of the state subsurface mapped to date, Michigan is at an economic disadvantage and has fallen behind neighboring states, he notes. Michigan has mapped far less than comparable states that have invested enough money to take advantage of opportunities to use federal matching funds. Those federal matching funds for mapping have been available for the past 24 years, but Michigan has used that opportunity at a lower rate than other Midwest states. Ohio, for instance, has used nearly $3 million in federal matching funds to map 80 percent of its priority areas. A recent study shows the data and research that Ohio’s Geological Survey produces has a minimum annual economic impact on that state of $575 million. In Kentucky, state officials say they’ve experienced a $25 to $38 benefit for every dollar spent on geological mapping. wmich.edu/research

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The FAA announces WMU College of Aviation as part of a New Center of Excellence While the WMU College of Aviation remains active as an affiliate and core team member in two FAA Centers of Excellence (see Lori Brown et al’s work in related story on weather-related aviation safety training), WMU has been selected as a core team member in a new FAA Center for Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance. This COE will conduct research and development on technical training for air traffic controllers, aviation safety inspectors, engineers, pilots and technicians. The FAA’s Center of Excellence program is a partnership between academia, industry and government. Congress authorized these centers under the Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering and Development Authorization Act of 1990. (www.faa.gov)

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WMU uses grants to study improvement to aviation safety Western Michigan University received three grants totaling $434,690 from the Federal Aviation Administration NextGen Weather Technology in the Cockpit program to study weather information systems to improve general aviation safety and, ultimately, reduce accident risk. The grants fund three of four Federal Aviation Administration projects aimed at improving the use of weather information in the cockpit. The goal is to use the latest weather technology research to improve pilot decision-making during adverse weather conditions and enhance crew awareness. “The bottom line is that aviation overall has increased in safety,” says Lori Brown, WMU associate professor of aviation, who is principal investigator for WMU on two of the research projects. “About two-thirds of all general aviation accidents that occur in instrument meteorological conditions are fatal—a rate much higher than the overall fatality rate for general aviation.” REDUCING FATALITIES Reducing general aviation fatalities is a top priority of the FAA and similar to commercial aviation, the FAA is focused on reducing general aviation accidents by using a primarily non-regulatory, proactive, and data-driven strategy to get results. All four of the projects are through the FAA’s Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability—

PEGASAS—program, whose mission is to enhance general aviation safety, accessibility and sustainability by partnering the FAA with a national network of world-class researchers, educators and industry leaders. In one project, titled “Visual Flight Rules into Instrument Meteorological Conditions Transition” and funded by a $104,226 grant, Brown and WMU are partnering with Purdue University. In the project’s first phase, researchers surveyed more than 600 pilots and conducted focus groups to identify the gaps in weather-related pilot training. “We wanted to find out how...aviation safety is improving as a whole,” Brown says, “but general aviation weather-related accidents are still occurring. We’ve been looking to find where the gaps are and what we can do to close the gaps.” INNOVATIVE TRAINING Brown and her WMU colleagues Bill Rantz, Geoff Whitehurst, Dennis McFall, Dominic Nicolai, along with Dr. Beth Seiler, are developing innovative training modules to construct interactive, computer-based decision trees that can be used by a broad demographic to improve decision making in unintentional transition into adverse weather conditions. They evaluated pilots in late July using flight simulators at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. Not all pilots are trained in a structured academic program like the WMU College of


WMU forms alliance with Florida Southwestern State College to expand its reach in Florida Officials from Western Michigan University and Florida Southwestern State College recently announced an alliance that will allow WMU to offer several high-profile academic programs at FSW’s Charlotte County, Florida, campus. “Florida is home to the highest number of WMU alumni outside of the Midwest and presents great opportunity for new research, development and partnerships,” Dunn says. “Our alumni and University supporters are thrilled that WMU is partnering with FSW to become an economic and cultural force in the area.” Earlier this year, Florida’s Commission for Independent Education approved two provisional licenses for the University to offer academic programs in Florida. Final approval for WMU program offerings must come from the Higher Learning Commission, which is the University’s accreditation body. Once such approvals are obtained, WMU and FSW will be able to release details regarding various degree programs that will be offered. WMU, which is known for providing academic programs in aviation, wellness, business and environmental studies, also works with industries and businesses to customize educational offerings and credentialing certifications.

Aviation, Brown adds. “It can be a different experience, based on where you’re getting your training,” she notes. “We’re trying to develop something that could be available through an electronic link—computer-based training to pilots in the entire nation.” In phase two, researchers are testing pilots who have received enhanced training using events from real accidents, Brown says. Pilots go through training, respond to events, make decisions and then are evaluated and compared with those receiving traditional training. “In the survey and focus groups we conducted, the pilots themselves, the examiners and the certified flight instructors indicated the gap is the lack of ability of pilots to correlate the weather knowledge that they have,” Brown says. “In other words, they’re learning about weather, they’re learning how to read charts and graphical displays, but it doesn’t really prepare them to have the ability to make sound decisions in-flight, to put decisionmaking and weather knowledge together. That’s one of the gaps we’re looking at.” WEATHER TECHNOLOGY IN THE COCKPIT Brown’s second research project, titled “General Aviation Weather Alerting,” is funded with a $158,906 FAA grant in partnership with Texas A&M University. It will look closely at weather technology in the cockpit and weather devices and functions. “Pilots can get all their pre-flight weather information, their weather pre-flight briefing, and plan their flight, make their go or no-go decision and start their flight and then the weather can change somewhere along their flight and they may not have the ability to have that information while they’re en route,” Brown says. “We’re testing out new ways to alert the pilot when weather has changed.” In particular, Brown’s second project is collaborating with Dr. Thomas Ferris at Texas A&M University and such industry partners as Delorme and Lockheed Martin, to come up with innovative ways to alert pilots. One is to use Delorme’s inReach device, which uses the Iridium Constellation Satellite Network to reach pilots anywhere in the world, including in remote areas where they have lost radar. Using the satellite system, researchers are able to

send pilots weather updates through Lockheed Martin’s Adverse Condition Alerting System. Another method is to communicate with pilots using a vibrating wristband to let pilots know there is new weather information available. The new information is displayed to the pilot on the Pebble watch, using the vibration to call attention to the new information. This is the first study of its kind to evaluate weather alerting sent to a wrist device. The evaluations took place in Atlantic City at the FAA’s Hughes Technical Center and in-flight in WMU aircraft piloted by College of Aviation instructors. The College of Aviation is now drafting a proposal for phase three of their research to look at retention of new training modalities in aviation to reduce accident risk for weatherrelated accidents in general aviation. THE LATENCY EFFECT The third WMU project, titled “General Aviation MET Information Optimization,” is also in partnership with Purdue University and funded with a $171,558 FAA grant. Geoff Whitehurst, associate professor of aviation, is WMU’s principal investigator. Whitehurst is overseeing a research team that is investigating the effect of latency or delay due to data transfer rates of NEXRAD information presented to pilots during bad weather. Radar images can be from seven to up to 12 minutes old. A pilot using only that radar image might see clear skies ahead, when it was actually clear seven to 12 minutes earlier. That latency period has been absent in flight simulation training. Whitehurst and his fellow researchers have developed a computer-based training aid which replicates NEXRAD radar imagery that has the delay built into it for flight simulation. “General aviation pilots often believe that the weather images they receive in the cockpit are a true representation of what is occurring in front of them,” Whitehurst says, “when in fact the information can be up to 30 minutes old. They base their decisions on where the weather, possibly thunderstorms, was and not where it is now. The simulation will allow general aviation pilots to experience this delay and the problems associated with basing decisions on ‘old’ information, while safely on the ground.”

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FROM INVENTION TO COMMERCIALIZATION Technology Development Funds awarded in 2016 provided researchers with support to move their discoveries along the pipeline from invention to commercialization. Four projects received $60,000 in internal support.

GOAL ATTAINMENT SCALING: A MOBILE APP Principal Investigator: Dr. Ann Chapleau Award amount: $10,000 With Pay for Performance, hospitals can no longer use the approved days per diagnosis to provide treatment and then discharge the patient when funding ceases; regardless of whether or not the patient/consumer is ready for discharge, hospitals are now financially responsible when a patient/ consumer requires re-admission after discharge. As a result, health care organizations are looking for mechanisms to ensure patient improvement is well-documented and substantiated. The Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) App allows each user in multiple departments, such as a therapist or dietician, to set goal scales, to re-evaluate, and review statistical reports on their assigned clients. Departmental managers and/or administrative staff can have access to all goal setters under their supervision allowing them to generate program and organization-wide reports reflecting changes in levels of goal attainment over time. School systems can also use the GAS App in a similar manner to document and monitor progress toward Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals.

THE NEOVENT: DEVELOPMENT OF LOW COST, ALTERNATIVE RESPIRATORY CARE DEVICES Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Gustafson Award amount: $20,000 Presently, a large and ongoing need exists in less affluent regions of the world for respiratory devices that help the breathing of premature babies. If left untreated, premature babies have a high risk of developing Respiratory Disease Syndrome, which can progress to chronic lung disease; or worse, it can be fatal. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy can be used for babies with limited Respiratory Distress. However, babies with moderate to severe respiratory distress require dual level air pressure therapy using a device that is expensive and requires an uninterrupted electrical supply. In contrast, NeoVent provides minimally invasive, dual level, positive airway pressure treatments for premature babies without need for a constant electrical supply and costing a fraction of existing dual level, air pressure devices. NeoVent works by attaching to bubble CPAP devices, providing regions that currently only offer CPAP therapy a way to easily expand their services.

THE WIGGLETRON FOR RAPID MEASUREMENT OF BLOODBORNE MICROFILARIA POPULATIONS IN STANDARD BLOOD COLLECTION MICROCAPILLARY TUBES Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Eversole Award amount: $10,000 There are over a billion people in the world who are at risk for filarial disease caused by nematode infections. Mass drug treatment programs to treat filarial diseases exist in almost every endemic area in the world. Program effectiveness is limited by the high cost for clinical monitoring of treatments. Present monitoring, microscopic analysis of nematodes, is expensive and motility measurement of late stage, large worms, is inaccurate. An experimental device, called a Wiggletron, converts the motion of early and late stage nematodes into electrical waveforms. The waveforms can provide an accurate estimate of the number of viable parasites present in the sample. This project will modify the Wiggletron to create a sample testing chamber that can hold and analyze standard blood collection tubes that are used everywhere, making field testing of blood and water samples a one step process using the Wiggletron.

LASER AUGMENTED DIAMOND DRILLING (LADD) Principal Investigator: Dr. John Patten Award amount: $20,000 Current materials used in advanced manufacturing need to be lighter and mechanically harder, while being manufactured with high level precision and accuracy. Brittle and hard materials, such as composites, ceramic and semiconductors, are a challenge for drilling without creating fractures, surface damage, cracks and micro-cracks. Use of these materials is limited because of the high cost and low efficiency of current drilling techniques. The Laser Augmented Diamond Drilling (LADD) process utilizes a diamond drill bit tip and laser heating to reduce the hardness and brittleness of the work piece. The laser is focused through the hollow drill bit and diamond tip, increasing the material removal rate, decreasing tool wear, and eliminating surface and sub-surface damage during drilling. This project will create an industrial version of LADD with standard components compatible with industrial drills.

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FACULTY RECEIVE AWARDS Emerging Scholar Award

Dr. Jessaca Spybrook is the 2016 recipient of this award. The honor is bestowed on faculty members who are in the first decade of their WMU careers and are among the rising stars in U.S. higher education. It acknowledges the contributions of those who have achieved national recognition and demonstrated outstanding promise to achieve renown in their continuing work.

Dr. Jessaca Spybrook Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Spybrook has been a WMU faculty member since 2008. She was chosen from nominees across campus because of her roles as an education researcher, journal editorial board member and reviewer, grant program reviewer, consultant for research projects, and workshop presenter. She recently received a National Science Foundation grant to head a team of researchers that will mine and analyze a treasure trove of large-scale data sets to come up with ways to inform the design of large evaluations of teacher development initiatives. Spybrook also recently received a fellowship through which she is leading a registry project that will improve the structure and availability of information on impact studies in education. “Dr. Spybrook is a productive and influential scholar,” wrote a fellow WMU education researcher, noting her work has been published in more than 20 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and she has served as the principal investigator or co-PI for research projects totaling about $3 million. “As a methodologist in statistics, Dr. Spybrook’s impact goes beyond the discipline to reach the community and society at large.” Her nomination also was enthusiastically supported from outside WMU, and several nominators stressed that Spybrook has garnered significant international and professional recognition. “The strength of Jessaca’s scholarship, its impact on the fields of both education research and public policy analysis, and the broad recognition of her contributions to the field among the nation’s top applied statisticians and intervention researchers make Jessaca highly deserving of such an award,” wrote a colleague at the University of Pennsylvania.

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS, 2015-16 The Undergraduate Research Excellence Award provides undergraduates with research experience. Selected students receive $500 toward a stipend, travel, or supplies for a mentored research project or creative activity experience with externally funded faculty. Under the program, faculty subsequently may apply for up to $200 for additional supplies to support the student’s work.

Ajoku, David

Buck, Jared

Genovese, Weston

Ajoku, David

Carson, Cameron

Haji, Magreth

Aerospace Engineering The Magnetic Ternary Phase Diagram of NiMnGa Alloys Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur Aerospace Engineering Powering and Actuating Aircraft Wings Using Shape Memory Alloys Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur

Baines, Tyler

Engineering Design Technology 3D Bone Surgery Simulator with Force Feedback Device Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Mechanical Engineering Balloon Altitude Control Mechanism Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Chang, Jeremiah

Aerospace Engineering CubeSat Ground Station Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Hudson

Biomedical Science Restoring Belowground Soil Microbial Function Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Docherty

Baird, Matthew

Conigliaro, Anthony

Mechanical Engineering Xenon Injection System for Hall Effect Thruster Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Barnett, Joseph

Biomedical Sciences NeoVent: Development of Low Cost Respiratory Equipment Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Gustafson

Beuerle, Steven

Mechanical Engineering Design of a Tandem Rotor Ground-Effect Vehicle Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh

Blais, Paul

Aerospace Engineering High-Endurance Helicopter for Towing Capabilities Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh

Brooks, Samuel

Biological Sciences Optimizing Sample Preparation for Hops Analysis Laboratory Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andre Venter

Bruinsma, Matthew

Mechanical Engineering Training of Research Scientists from CMTI, India Faculty Mentor: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala

Civil Engineering Evaluating Operational Status of the Freeze-thaw Machine Faculty Mentor: Dr. Upul Attanayake

Crumm, Ian

Biochemistry The Identification of Bacteriophages For Use as Phage Therapy Faculty Mentor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach

Curran, Christopher

Mechanical Engineering Hydrogen Conversion for Internal Combustion Engines Faculty Mentor: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala Aerospace Engineering Shape Memory Alloys (Nano-Composite) Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur

Harmon, John

Aerospace Engineering Validation of the MKV Aeroship through Flight Testing Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Liou

Harvey, Paul

Civil Engineering Infrastructure and Technology for Sustainable Livable Cities Faculty Mentor: Dr. Upul Attanayake

Hoin, Spencer

Engineering Design Technology 3D Bone Surgery Simulator with Force Feedback Device Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov

Jones, Joshua

Mechanical Engineering Hydrogen Conversion for Internal Combustion Engines Faculty Mentor: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Western Michigan University’s Hybrid 3D Metal Printer Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov

Dixon, De’Lon

Kawka, Joseph

Behavioral Science and Criminal Justice Interview-Based Behavioral Assessment of HIV+ Drug Users Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony DeFulio

Farhad, Muqeet

Aerospace Engineering Balloon Altitude Control Mechanism Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Foster, Michael

Manufacturing Engineering Technology 3D Bone Surgery Simulator with Force Feedback Device Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov

Aerospace Engineering Validation of the MKV Aeroship through Flight Testing Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Liou

Kostich, Brent

Mechanical Engineering Tandem Rotor Ground-Effect Flight Vehicle Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh

Lloyd, Nathan

Construction Engineering Automation of the Autogenous Shrinkage Test Apparatus Faculty Mentor: Dr. Upul Attanayake

Mehdi, Syed

Aerospace Engineering Altitude Control Mechanism Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Monaco, Michael

Biomedical Science Bacteriophage Therapy Faculty Mentor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach

Murawski, Anthony

Aerospace Engineering CubeSat Ground Station Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Hudson

Nelson, Courtney

Ceramics After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Hennlich

Pietrowicz, Eric

Electrical Engineering Smart Cane Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur

Pleasant, Christopher

Aerospace Engineering High-Endurance Helicopter for Towing Capabilities Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh

Proctor, Christopher

Aerospace Engineering Development of an Autonomous Proximity Operations Demonstration System Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Hudson

Reinke, Zachary

Mechanical Engineering Development of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur

Rudel, Jeff

Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Western Michigan University’s Hybrid 3D Metal Printer Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov

Rudell, Nicholas

Biomedical Science Study of the Unusual Reactivity of 1H-Pyrazole-3-Carbaldehyde with Activated Pyrazoles and Development of Novel Highly Fluorescent Materials Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gellert Mezei

Schmidtke, Zachary

Biomedical Science Bateriophage Isolation Faculty Mentor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach

Simmons, Nagual

Mechanical Engineering Magnetic Lens Configuration and Design Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Solterman, Turner

Civil Engineering Evolution of Bridge Construction Project Impact on Surrounding Business Faculty Mentor: Dr. Upul Attanayake

Taylor, Timothy

Mechanical Engineering Balloon Altitude Control Mechanism Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Thompson, Joel

Mechanical Engineering Physical Modeling for Hall Effect Thruster Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lemmer

Updegraff, Alex

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Western Michigan University’s Hybrid 3D Metal Printer Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov

Vande Streek, Benson

Manufacturing Engineering Technology 3D Bone Surgery Simulator with Force Feedback Device Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov

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GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANTS RECIPIENTS, 2015-16 The Graduate Student Research Fund and Travel Grant, fully funded and administered by the Graduate College, supports graduate students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology and original artistic activity. The fund is intended to help students pay extraordinary or unusual costs incurred in research projects. Grants range up to $1,000 and students may apply for up to $600 of additional support to defray the cost of international travel. *Indicates student received additional funding for international travel.

Abdullah, Osamah A.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Travel A Probability Neural NetworkJensen-Shannon Divergence for a Fingerprint Based Localization

Abu Shattal, Mohammed Ali Marzoug

Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Study of Applicability of Implementing Biological-Social Dynamic Spectrum Access System for Public Health Applications: Internet of Things Perspective

Ahmed, Basil Mohammed Ahmed

Chemistry Travel Green Protection of Pyrazole, Catalytic Thermal Isomerization of Tetrahydropyranylpyrazoles, and Telescoping Synthesis of 3-Alkyl- and 3,5-Dialkylpyrazoles

Altay, Bilge Nazli

Chemical and Paper Engineering Travel Smart Ink for Flexographic Printing

Al-Zubaidi, Hazim A. Chemistry Travel Facile Design for Bimetallic Nanoparticals for Biomass Conversion

Aminayi, Payam

Chemical and Paper Engineering Research Development and Evaluation of Matrix Material Formulations for Potential Integration into Immunodiagnostic Biosensors

*Arnott, Megan Melissa English Travel Female Characters’ Contributions of the Characterizations of Haraldr Hardradi

Barreto, Monica

Civil and Construction Engineering Research Safety Challenges in the US Construction Industry: The Hispanic Workforce Perspective

Psychology Travel Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Focused Brief Intervention for Health-Related Behavioral Changes

*Al Bayati, Ahmed J.

Bauer, Nicole E.

Al Bayati, Ahmed J.

Civil and Construction Engineering Travel Safety Challenges in the Construction Industry: The Hispanic Workforce Perspective

Al Isawi, Wisam Abdulabbas Flayyih

Chemistry Travel Effects of Volatile Anions and Cations as Spray Solvent Additives on the Desorption Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (DESI-MS) Analysis of Proteins

Altay, Bilge Nazli

Chemical and Paper Engineering Travel A Sustainable Lignin Based Graphitic Carbon for Printed Electronics Applications

Psychology Travel The Effects of Different Methods of Data Collection on Pace of Instruction in Behavior Aides in an Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) Setting

*Bayne, Tyler W.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Travel Virtual Reality 3D Simulation of Concrete Compression Laboratory Experiment

*Beaver, Carol L.

Biological Sciences Travel Microbial Communities Associated with High Magnetic Susceptibility in HydrocarbonContaminated Soils

Berkenpas, Joshua R.

Political Science Travel The “Behavioral Revolution” and the Great Transformation in Political Science

Black, Roland D.

Chlaihawi, Amer A.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Printed Flexible Dry ECG Electrode Sensors

*Clay, Andrew C.

Medieval Institute Travel The Condemned Prince in the Last Judgement Scene of the Bamberg Apocalypse

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Travel “I may have closed the door on it”: ADRD Caregiver Grief Following Facility Placement

Boynton, Alicia M.

Deochand, Neil

Biological Sciences Travel Glial Cell Line Derived Neurotrophic Factor Protein Secretion by Skeletal Muscles is Altered by Activity of L-Type Calcium Channels

Psychology Travel Lessons Learned from Opening an Intensive Residential Treatment Program for Children With Autism

Ford, Chanse M.

Geosciences Research Use of Stable Isotopes of Oxygen and Hydrogen to Characterize GroundwaterSurface Water Onteraction in the Headwaters of the White River, Manistee National Forest, Michigan

*Garrett, Jonathan D.

Geosciences Travel Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Niagara-Lower Salina Reef Complex Resovoirs, Michigan Basin, U.S.A.

Gebremichael, Esayas G.

Economics Research Housing Market Impact of the 2010 Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Public Affairs Research Basic Education and Beyond: The Role of NGOs in Educational Access and Preparation

Geosciences Research, Travel Use of Persistent Scatterer Interferometry to Assess Land Deformation in the Nile Delta of Egypt and its Controlling Factors

Bre’z, Skylar J.

Egorova, Irina

*Goodman, Jack K.

Brahma, Dweepobotee

History Research “What We Do About History Matters”: National Women’s History Month and the Marginalization of Women’s History

Brubaker, Thomas C.

Geosciences Travel Mystery of Icycles: An Approach Based on Stable Isotope Studies

Bulla, Andrew J.

Psychology Travel Self & Match in the Schools: A Preliminary Analysis of Utilizing Self Management Procedures with Students at Risk for Alternative Educational Placements

Carter, Diana L.

Biological Sciences Research Investigation of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Across Various Land Use Types

*Carter, Diana L.

Biological Sciences Travel Land use Alters the Microbiome of Wild Birds

*Dobbs, Javon M.

Physics Travel Electric Dipole Excitations in Calcium Isotopes

History Travel Slaves as Capital Investments: The Value of Slaves in Fourteenth Century Palermo

Emamian, Sepehr

Electrical and Computer Engineering Travel Fully Printed and Flexible Piezoelectric Based Touch Sensitive Skin

Fernandez, Alba

Spanish Travel Religious Discrimination and Exclusion in Los cautivos de Argel

Fraser, Elizabeth H.

Mathematics Travel Engaging Teachers in Identifying the Point of Student Mathematical Thinking

*Forbis, Brianna L.

Psychology Research “Experiential Avoidance in East African Teens” sub-project working under auspices of “Warfare, Reluctance to Kill, and Empathy in Kenyan Warriors” and “Collaborative Research: Vulnerable Transitions in Northern Kenyan: Cumulative”

Hagge, Marlies

Psychology Travel A Look Behind the Curtain of Behavior Based Safety: A True Story About Observations, Behavior Change, and Incident Reductions

Heath, Caroline E.

English Travel Sewanee Writers Conference

Herr, Keli A.

Psychology Research Sex Differences in Discriminative Stimulus Effects of LSD in Adult Sprague-Dawley Rats

Hodges, Hannah R.

Speech Pathology and Audiology Research The Influence of Caffeine on Functional Balance Measures

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RECIPIENTS OF GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANTS CONTINUED

Hudson, Jeffrey M.

Geosciences Research Effect of Viscosity on Soil Remediation when Combining Portland Cement and Sodium Persulfate in a Single Application

Hudson, Jeffrey M.

Geosciences Travel Bench-Scale Testing of the Use of Cementing Agents to Activate Sodium Persulfate to Combine ISCO & ISS

Jeffers, Lindsay J.

English Travel Preparing Teachers in English Language Arts: Mentor Teachers Speak

Joyce, Michael J.

Chemical and Paper Engineering Travel The Characterization of Surface Treated Silica-Filled and NonFilled Polydimethylsiloxane Films

*Karki, Sita

Geosciences Research Detection of Debris Flow Using Radar Imagery and Development of Early Warning System for Jazan Province, Saudi Arabia

*Kaur, Jagjit

Physics Travel Near-Threshold Dielectronic Recombination Studies of Silicon-Like Ions

Lakhanpal, Shilpa

Computer Science Travel Discover Trending Domains using Function of Supervised Machine Learning with Natural Language Processing

*Langereis, Joy V.

Ma, Ruoxi

Chemical and Paper Engineering Travel Hemicellulose Based Printable Films

MacNeill, Brian R.

Psychology Research Increasing Physical Activity within a Special Needs Young Adult Program

MacQuillan, Elizabeth L. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD Travel (1) Reducing poor birth outcomes among Medicaideligible black mothers: Using GIS Mapping to Evaluate and Target Nurse-Family Partnership Intervention. (2) Reduction of Poor Birth Outcomes and Infant Mortality Among Low-income Teen Mothers

Maddipatla, Dinesh

Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Opto-Electrochemical Based Dual Detection of Glucose on Printed Paper Substrates

Madiligama, Amila S.B.

Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation Travel Contemporary Behavior Therapy and Japanese Morita Therapy: Shared Functional Core Features

Pankratz, Hannah G.

Geosciences Travel Integrated Approach for the Assessment of Land Deformation in the Jazan City and Surroundings, Saudi Arabia

*Pearce, Douglas S.

Biological Sciences Travel The Role of Environmental, Social, and Genetic Factors in Shaping the Microbiome of a Highly Olfactory Bird

Peck, Kimberly M.

Maher, Steffany L.

*Penix, Matthew D.

English Travel Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language: A Case Study in Adolescent Girls’ Responses to Young Adult Literature

*Maurer, Thomas J.

History Research The Libellus de Eleemosyna: Pope Innocent III’s Social and Pastoral Concern for the Poor

Lee, Taylor L.

Mohney, Gretchen L.

Discoveries

*Ozeki, Satoshi

Physics Research Crystallograpgy and Magnetism of Magnetocalorically Important Ni-Mn Based Heusler Alloys

Mohammadi, Hossein

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Geosciences Travel An Integrated Approach for the Assessment of the Natural and Anthropogenic Controls on Land Subsidence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Psychology Travel The Effectiveness of Guided Notes on Post-Lecture Quiz Performance in College Students

Social Work Travel Strategies for Developing Intercultural Competence in Social Work-Leveraging Technology, Logistics, Place and Pedagogy

Human Performance and Health Education Travel Perceptually Regulated Exercise Testing on a Treadmill vs Cycle Ergometer

Othman, Abdullah G.S.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Travel Micro-Laser Assisted Drilling of Single Crystal Silicon In Ductile Regime

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, PhD Research Synchronized Skating: An Investigation into Injury Incidence during the Training Year for the 2016 U.S. National Championships

Richards, Sarah E.

*Smith, Zachary T.

*Rine, Matthew J.

Soto Ferrari, Milton R.

Biological Sciences Travel Cytoskeletal Regulation by Racgap1: Required for more than just Cytokinesis

Geosciences Travel A Regional Chemo- and Sequence Stratigraphic Study of Niagara-Lower Salina Reef Complexes in Michigan

*Rine, Matthew J.

Geosciences Research A regional Chemo- and Sequence Stratigraphic Study of Niagara-Lower Salina Reef Complexes in the Michigan Basin

Schroeder, Rachel L.

Sociology Travel On Knowing What is Not Knowable: The Epistemological Turn in Holocaust Studies from Adorno to Agamben

*Shaneberger, Jennifer J. Political Science Research History, Memory, and Conflict Resolution: Through the Lens of Morocco and Western Sahara Conflict

Sheahan, Mackenzie W.

History Research German Views of Islam and Muslims in the Early National Period

Special Education and Literacy Studies Travel Thriving Not Surviving: A Beginning Teachers’ Guide to Navigate a Dynamical System

*Polcrack, Julie E.

Shields, Shaun P.

Medieval Studies Research Bamburgh Research Project Archaeological Excavation

Polovinka, Alexandra Y. Economics Travel Formal and Informal Payments in the Health Care Sector in Russia

Radi, Joshua K.

Chemical and Paper Engineering Research Phosphorus Recovery from Runoff Sediments using Fungal Exudates

*Shipman, Jordan Savannah

History Research Agents of Justice: Medieval English Women as Prosecutors

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD Research Deployment Preparedness, a Qualitative Assessment of Currently Deployed US Army National Guard Combat Medics

Shipman, Jordan Savannah

Ramshani, Zeinab

Biological Sciences Research Does Urbanization Affect the Prevalence and Diversity of Blood Parasites in Birds?

Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Thin Film Deposition using Board Area Electrospray Acutated by a Piezoelectric Transformer

History Travel Women and Murder

Smith, Jamie D.

Comparative Religion Travel Sacrifice and Violence in Evangelical Theology and Athleticism

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Travel Data-driven Monitoring for Breast Cancer Treatment

Taylor, Marcia S.

Anthropology Research Alaska Native Artifacts: Eskimos and Aleuts of the Bering Sea Rhythm of the Sea Collection Museum Curation Project

Thanthirige, Viraj D.

Chemistry Research Optical and Fundamental Studies of Gold and Silver Nanocluster for Catalysis and Bioimaging Applications

VanderMeer, Sarah M. Geosciences Travel Surficial Mapping of Pictured Rocked National Lakeshore, Michigan: Indian Twon 7.5 Minute Quadrangle

VanderMeer, Sarah M. Geosciences Research Mapping and Interpreting Quatemary Landforms of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Wei, Wan

Economics Travel The Effects of US Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy on Exchange Rate Volatility


SUPPORT FOR FACULTY SCHOLARS AWARD RECIPIENTS, 2015-16 The Support for Faculty Scholars Award provides up to $2,000 in support of creative activities and research that may not lead to external funding but that enhance and sustain the scholarship of WMU and faculty investigators.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPENTS CONTINUED

Villalobos, Cole

Civil Engineering Evaluating Operational Status of the Air-Void System Analysis Machine Faculty Mentor: Dr. Upul Attanayake

Wall, Tyler Beane, Wendy

Biological Sciences Comparative Analysis of Tissue Remodeling During Planarian Regeneration

Blair, Jeremy

Dance Sidra Bell Dance New York Winter Module Choreographic Workshop

Brown, Lori

Flight Science The Use of Augmented Reality in Technology Driven Training

Burns, Stephanie

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Counselor Educator’s Perceptions of Boundary Crossings with Students

Choudhury, Alamgir

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Effect of Operating Parameters on Energy Efficiency Of A Hydraulic System

Christian, Sue Ellen School of Communication A User’s Guide to Everyday Media Literacy

Cundiff, Patrick

Sociology Erasing the Mark of a Criminal Record: The Impact of Education On Ex-Offender Employment

Damashek, Amy

Psychology Evaluation of a ComputerBased Depression Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Dichter, Heather

Human Performance and Health Education Bidding for the 1968 Olympic Games: International Sport’s Cold War Battle with NATO

Docherty, Kathryn

Biological Sciences Long-Term Response of Microbial Communities to Multiple Climate Change Factors

Famiano, Michael

Physics Finding the Nuclear Equationof-State Using Stellar Elemental Abundances

Gapova, Elena

Sociology National Activist Communities in Post-Socialist Belarus in Cyberspace and Beyond

Harkness, Edward Frostic School of Art Bronze Cast Orbs

Levin, Mariana

Mathematics Charaterizing Instructional Approaches to Facilitating the Transition to Proof in Mathematics: A Pilot Study

Linn, Cindy

Biological Sciences Activation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Leads to Proliferation of Adult Mammalian Retinal Neurons

Maury, Nichole Frostic School of Art The Archive Project

Miles, Ann

Sociology Chronicling Illness Over the Life Course

Roederer, Silvia

School of Music International Connections 2: CD of New Works Written for the Verdehr Trio

Schroeter, Daniela

School of Public Affairs and Administration Evaluation Competencies in Public Administration

Smith, Jesse M.

Sociology Self, Narrative, and Congregation: Worship Services at the LDS Church

Steinke, Jocelyn

School of Communication Cultural Representations of Gender and Science: Portrayals of STEM Professionals in Popular Films 2002-2014

Suarez, Michelle

Occupational Therapy Phenomenological Examination of the Experience of Mothering from the Perspective of New Mother’s in an Opioid Recovery Program

Vocke, Karen

English Narratives of Women Migrant Farm Workers in West Michigan

Aerospace Engineering High-Endurance Helicopter for Towing Capabilities Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh

Watza, Spencer

Aerospace Engineering Development of an Autonomous Proximity Operations Demonstration System Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Hudson

Welton, Travis

Mechanical Engineering Solar Powered Water Filtration System Faculty Mentor: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala

Wewengkang, Patrick

Aerospace Engineering Validation of the MKV Aeroship through Flight Testing Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Liou

Wright, Casey

Biochemistry A Guided Inquiry Approach to Enforce Student Understanding of Thin Layer Chromatography in the Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Course Faculty Mentor: Dr. Megan Grunert Kowalski

Zeeb, Amanda

Aviation Flight Science FAA Pegasus WTIC Project C, General Aviation Weather Alerting Faculty Mentor: Professor Lori Brown

Reeling, Carson

Economics, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Valuing Natural Resources Allocated by Preference Point Lottery

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EXTERNAL FUNDING FISCAL YEAR EXPENDITURE RECIPIENTS JULY 1, 2015 TO JUNE 30, 2016 College of Arts and Sciences Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion 5% Vice President for Business and Finance 2%

Vice President for Research 4%

College of Aviation

Vice President for Student Affairs 0%

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 7%

$4,215,661 17.14%

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

$3,780,429 15.37%

College of Health and Human Services Haworth College of Business

Haworth College of Business 1%

College of Arts and Sciences 32%

Lee Honors College 1%

Lee Honors College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs The Graduate College

College of Health and Human Services 13%

College of Fine Arts 0%

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 15%

Vice President for Business and Finance College of Education and Human Development 17%

College of Aviation 1%

$235,525 0.96%

College of Education and Human Development College of Fine Arts

The Graduate College 1%

$7,749,606 31.51%

$11,506 0.05% $3,277,736 13.33% $152,701 0.62% $19,231

0.08%

$1,648,900

6.71%

$330,430 1.34% $344,692 1.40%

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

$1,217,802 4.95%

Vice President for Research

$1,520,092

6.18%

$86,895

0.35%

Vice President for Student Affairs

Total (as of June 30, 2016)

$24,591,206 100%

Federal

$12,518,430 50.91%

EXTERNAL FUNDING FISCAL YEAR EXPENDITURE SOURCES JULY 1, 2015 TO JUNE 30, 2016 WMU 1%

State Foundation 4%

Other 17%

$157,151 0.64%

International

$369,917 1.50%

Industry/ Corporation Educational Institution 12%

Industry/ Corporation 3% International 1%

Educational Institution Federal 51%

$2,609,505 10.61%

Local

Foundation

$663,868 2.70% $2,878,192 11.70% $937,810 3.81%

Other

$4,270,036 17.36%

WMU

$186,297 0.76%

State 10%

Total (as of June 30, 2016)

$24,591,206 100%

Local 1%

DISTRIBUTION OF FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS RECOVERED JUNE 1, 2015 TO MAY 31, 2016

WMU Research Foundation 5%

General Fund 20%

Principal Investigators 10% Departments 10%

College and Other Units 20%

Research Development 5%

OVPR Research Support 30%

Total Funds Recovered

$3,900,770 100%

Academic Units Research

$1,560,308

40%

Principal Investigators

$390,077

10%

Departments

$390,077 10%

$780,154

20%

College and Other Units

University Research Support

$1,560,307

40%

OVPR Research Support

$1,170,231

30%

Research Development

$195,038

5%

WMU Research Foundation

$195,038

5%

$780,154

20%

$780,154

20%

University Cost Recovery

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Discoveries

General Fund


2014-15

2015-16

7 AWARDS

18 AWARDS

$310,443 in awards

$3,010,387 in awards

$374,725 in expenditures

$558,891 in expenditures

All Faculty Publications from July 2010 to June 2015 by Academic year and Publication Type 179

180

170 162

160

160

July 2010 to June 2011, Total: 195

147

140

July 2011 to June 2012, Total: 233 July 2012 to June 2013, Total: 208

136

July 2013 to June 2014, Total: 218 July 2014 to June 2015, Total: 280

Number of Publications

120

July 2015 to June 2016, Total: 283

100

100

80 68

60

55

55

54

49

40

20 4

0

Peer-reviewed journal article

3

4

5

Book, author or editor Publication Type

10

16

Book chapter

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EXTERNAL AWARDS TO FACULTY AND STAFF (JULY 1, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2016) Funding provided by government, foundations, and industry to support discovery at the University.

Abudayyeh, Osama

Civil and Construction Engineering

Butt, Steven E.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Fredericks, Tycho K.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management MICHIGAN OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY PLANNING

$26,987 Abudayyeh, Osama

Atashbar, Massood Zandi

Beach, Andrea L.

Bennett, David Clark

Henderson, Charles R.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Vice President for Research UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

$25,000 Atashbar, Massood Zandi

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joyce, Margaret

Chemical and Paper Engineering MACARTHUR CORPORATION

Civil and Construction Engineering

$24,000

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Atashbar, Massood Zandi

Butt, Steven E.

Fredericks, Tycho K.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management MICHIGAN OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY PLANNING

$1,238 Aktan, Haluk M.

Civil and Construction Engineering

Attanayake, Upul Bandara

Civil and Construction Engineering MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

$225,694 Aktan, Haluk M.

Civil and Construction Engineering MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

$50,000 Alexander, Donald L.

Economics CHARLES KOCH FOUNDATION

$17,000 Al-Fuqaha, Ala I. Computer Science QATAR UNIVERSITY

$157,267 Allhoff, Fritz

Philosophy NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$49,080

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joyce, Margaret

Chemical and Paper Engineering UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

$24,000 Atashbar, Massood Zandi

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lemmer, Kristina

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Miller, Damon A.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Petcovic, Heather L. Mallinson Institute for Science Education MICHIGAN SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

$16,000 Atashbar, Massood Zandi

Electrical and Computer Engineering MICHIGAN SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

$1,500 Bautista, Manuel A.

Physics NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

$97,457 Bautista, Manuel A. Physics UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

$19,458

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education Physics NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$467,684 Beach, Andrea L.

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education

Henderson, Charles R.

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$64,800

$19,000

Bensley, Robert J.

Bensley, Robert J.

Bensley, Robert J.

Vice President for Research UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

$6,250 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

$242,000 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$196,065 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF UTAH

$155,500 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$67,900

$42,000 Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF KENTUCKY

$35,240 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF LOUISIANA

$32,116 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

$32,054 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF LOUISIANA

$30,380 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF VERMONT, VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

$24,800 Bensley, Robert J.

Discoveries

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF COLORADO

$18,800 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF OKLAHOMA WIC SERVICES

$16,000 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$15,600 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$15,345 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF NEVADA WIC PROGRAM

$13,392 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

$11,579

Human Performance and Health Education IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

$22,920 18

Bensley, Robert J.

$42,532

$25,000 Bennett, David Clark

$20,088

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF TENNESSEE

Bennett, David Clark Vice President for Research UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF OREGON

Human Performance and Health Education MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$41,339

Bensley, Robert J.

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EXTERNAL AWARDS TO FACULTY AND STAFF CONTINUED

Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

$9,300 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

$8,250 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

$7,440 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

$3,720 Bensley, Robert J.

Human Performance and Health Education INTER TRIBAL COUNCIL OF NEVADA WIC

$3,000 Bensley, Robert J.

Bush, Jonathan English MEMORIAL LIBRARY

$600.00 Butt, Steven E.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Fredericks, Tycho K. Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management HAWORTH, INC.

$20,000 Carr, Erika Ann

Enrollment Management U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

School of Social Work MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$16,500 Bolar, Gordon M.

$90,030 Carr, Erika Ann

Enrollment Management MICHIGAN NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION

$15,000 Computer Science

Yang, Zijiang James

$169,575 Carr, Steven

Computer Science NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$12,000 Carr, Steven Computer Science

Yang, Zijiang James Computer Science NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

WMUK Radio CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

$8,000

$139,729

Occupational Therapy KALAMAZOO CENTER FOR YOUTH AND COMMUNITY

Brandao, Jose Antonio

Chapleau, Ann

History FREDERICK S. UPTON FOUNDATION

$20,000

$75,000

Occupational Therapy WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Bush, Jonathan English MEMORIAL LIBRARY

$2,000

$220,000 Coryn, Chris L.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation

Applegate, Edward Brooks

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Schroeter, Daniela

The Evaluation Center LUXEMBOURG NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND

$53,758

Magura, Stephen

Enrollment Management STATE OF MICHIGAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Computer Science NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Black-Pond, Connie

Academic Advising U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Carr, Erika Ann

$2,480

$902

Peake, Marcy Lynne

Coryn, Chris L.

Carr, Steven

Human Performance and Health Education STATE OF OKLAHOMA WIC SERVICES

Academic Advising

$257,500

Human Performance and Health Education UTE MOUNTAIN

Bensley, Robert J.

Ciccantell, Laura R.

Chapleau, Ann

$10,000

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation The Evaluation Center INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION

Damashek, Amy L.

Psychology GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

$6,650 Mathematics UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Center for Disability Services KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Davis, Tamara J.

$594,952

Palan, Kay M

Dr. Carol Sundberg

$214,200

$533,440

DeCamp, Whitney

Dudek, Andrzej

Haworth College of Business Haworth College of Business GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Center for Disability Services KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Sociology KALAMAZOO PUBLIC LIBRARY

$14,832

$195,121

$49,179 Curtis, Amy B.

Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping

Baker, Kathleen M.

Geography BATTLE CREEK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Mathematics U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

$20,000

DeFulio, Anthony

Curtis, Amy B.

Geography BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION

Dr. Carol Sundberg

$56,713

Psychology U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Baker, Kathleen M.

Center for Disability Services KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

$653,069

Davis, Jon D.

$33,800 Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping

Dr. Carol Sundberg

Duncan Lane, Crystal L. Family and Consumer Sciences EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

$2,096

DeFulio, Anthony

Psychology U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$87,857

Ellis, Todd D.

Mallinson Institute for Science Education NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

$56,163

Dennis, Tony O.

The Graduate College STATE OF MICHIGAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

$101,228

Ellis, Todd D.

Mallinson Institute for Science Education NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

$18,721

$34,948

Docherty, Kathryn M.

Curtis, Amy B.

Lemmer, Kristina

Ellis, Todd D.

$299,995

$11,696

Docherty, Kathryn M.

Eversole, Robert R.

Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

$29,364 Curtis, Amy B.

Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

$10,523 Curtis, Amy B.

Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping BRONSON HEALTH FOUNDATION

$7,943 Damashek, Amy L.

Biological Sciences

Mallinson Institute for Science Education NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Biological Sciences

Lemmer, Kristina

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$10,000

$15,000 Dr. Carol Sundberg

Farrer, Lori B.

Center for Disability Services KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

$688,989

Biological Sciences WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies STATE OF MICHIGAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

$53,700

Psychology GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

$44,212 CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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EXTERNAL AWARDS TO FACULTY AND STAFF CONTINUED

Flamme, Gregory A.

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Tasko, Stephen M.

Speech Pathology and Audiology GENEVA FOUNDATION

$424,502 Flamme, Gregory A.

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Tasko, Stephen M

Speech Pathology and Audiology CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

$74,991 Fredericks, Tycho K. Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Butt, Steven E.

Garza Mitchell, Regina

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY HOMER STRYKER M.D. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Physics

$46,186

Beach, Andrea L.

Henderson, Charles R. Horvitz, Brian S.

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Gehl Jones, Jenna L.

Gustafson, Peter A.

Sindecuse Health Center ALANA’S FOUNDATION

$1,400

$60,000

$3,699

$185,064 Frieder, Jessica E. Psychology SUMMIT POINTE

$158,298 Frieder, Jessica E. Psychology VAN BUREN ISD

$75,011 Frieder, Jessica E. Psychology SUMMIT POINTE

$52,608 Fuqua, Wayne R.

Psychology RESIDENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES INCORPORATED

$44,021 Garcia, Lisa R.

Haworth College of Business UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

$60,000 Garcia, Lisa R.

Haworth College of Business UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

$5,088

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering VENTUREWELL

$20,000

Gilbert, Kathryn Marie

Psychology SUMMIT POINTE

Gustafson, Peter A.

$228,765

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management HAWORTH, INC.

Frieder, Jessica E.

Gustafson, Peter A.

The Children’s Place MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Grantner, Janos L.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abdel-Qader, Ikhlas

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bazuin, Bradley J.

Electrical and Computer Engineering WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY HOMER STRYKER M.D. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

$28,767 Greene, Timothy J.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fetters, Marcia K.

Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

Mingus, Tabitha Young Mathematics THE WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION

$54,000 Grunert, Megan Leanne Chemistry

Stapleton, Susan R. The Graduate College

Steinke, Jocelyn D. School of Communication NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$10,262 Gupta, Ajay K.

Computer Science NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$28,251

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

$20,000 Hahn, Janet S.

School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs

Baker, Jonathan

Psychology MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Harrison III, William B. Geosciences U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

$34,879 Hartmann, David J.

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

$11,378 Hartmann, David J.

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

$11,378 Hartmann, David J

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

$11,378 Hartmann, David J.

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

$102,375

$11,378

Hansford, Claudia M.

Hartmann, David J.

$20,000

$9,920

Hansford, Claudia M.

Hartmann, David J.

$20,000

$9,920

Hansford, Claudia M.

Hassan, Wafa N.

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

World Languages and Literatures U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

$71,704

$82,046

Hansford, Claudia M.

Hassan, Wafa N.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering STANFORD UNIVERSITY

School of Social Work

Black-Pond,Connie Unified Clinics

Richardson, Margaret

Unified Clinics U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$636,658 Henry, James A. School of Social Work

Black-Pond, Connie Unified Clinics

Richardson, Margaret

Unified Clinics U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Henry, James A.

Sociology COUNTY OF KALAMAZOO

Hansford, Claudia M.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MANN+HUMMEL USA, INC.

Henry, James A.

Hartmann, David J.

Hartmann, David J.

CAVIDS Center VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

$35,862

$398,691

$11,378

CAVIDS Center VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

$11,378

$30,000 CAVIDS Center VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

Henderson, Charles R.

World Languages and Literatures QATAR FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL

School of Social Work MICHIGAN PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATION

$199,369 Hernandez, Diana

Division of Multicultural Affairs U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$418,506 Hernandez, Diana

Division of Multicultural Affairs STATE OF MICHIGAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

$150,000 Hernandez, Diana

Division of MulticulturalAffairs

Doubblestein, Vunsin Hiew

Division of Multicultural Affairs STATE OF MICHIGAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

$150,000 Herrington, Joan F.

$54,677

$47,162

Theatre MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Hansford, Claudia M.

Henderson, Charles R.

$2,8000

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MANN+HUMMEL USA, INC.

$27,471

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education

Hudson, Jennifer

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

$218,490

Beach, Andrea L.

$77,121

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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Hudson, Jennifer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

$41,119 Hudson, Jennifer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering FORD MOTOR COMPANY

$40,000 Kayani, Asghar

Koretsky, Carla M.

Kwigizile, Valerian

Docherty, Kathryn M.

Oh, Jun-Seok

Lee Honors College

Biological Sciences MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems

Meyer, Donald J.

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems STRYKER MEDICAL

$6,000

$5,587 Sociology

Hurwitz, Mark S.

$418,099

Thakurta, Joyashish

Kujawski, Daniel

Kehew, Alan Geosciences

Yellich, John

Geosciences U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH

$76,892 Kwigizile, Valerian

Civil and Construction Engineering

Oh, Jun-Seok

Civil and Construction Engineering

Sun, Zhanbo

$72,499

Civil and Construction Engineering MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Kim, Dae Shik

$209,832

Blindness and Low Vision Studies U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$149,584 Kohler, Paula D.

Vice President for Research UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE

$423,105 Kohler, Paula D.

Vice President for Research CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE

$195,518 Kominz, Michelle

Kwigizile, Valerian

Lee, Helen

Blindness and Low Vision Studies U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Lee, Tiffany

Malott, Richard W.

Craig, Stephen E.

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Bowen, Denise J.

Physician Assistant U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$185,124 Leja, James A.

Blindness and Low Vision Studies MARQUETTE-ALGER REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY

$125,000 Lemmer, Kristina

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Civil and Construction Engineering

$120,000

Civil and Construction Engineering

Lemmer, Kristina

Oh, Jun-Seok

Cho, Hyunkeun

Statistics MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

$161,802 Kwigizile, Valerian

Civil and Construction Engineering

Oh, Jun-Seok

Civil and Construction Engineering MICHIGAN OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY PLANNING

$104,015

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Hudson, Jennifer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

$55,000 Lemmer, Kristina

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Kwigizile, Valerian

$3,500

$68,626

Akanmu, Abiola A.

Civil and Construction Engineering

Lindsey, Kathryn Gilbert

Geosciences COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

$11,831

Civil and Construction Engineering

Oh, Jun-Seok

Civil and Construction Engineering MICHIGAN OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY PLANNING

$99,542

Lyth, David M.

$88,475

Physician Assistant

Parent and Family Programs KALAMAZOO REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY

$62,010 Lindsey, Kathryn Gilbert

Parent and Family Programs KALAMAZOO COUNTY READY 4S

$2,310

$4,782

Mallak, Larry A.

$139,653

Geosciences COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Kominz, Michelle

The Evaluation Center LITERACY CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN

$56,183

Physics SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Kehew, Alan

$104,576

Magura, Stephen

Korista, Kirk T.

Political Science U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Geosciences U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

The Evaluation Center

$43,000

$15,000

Yellich, John

Sun, Zhanbo

Means, Stephanie N.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.

Civil and Construction Engineering OPUS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS INC.

Kuersten, Ashlyn K.

Geosciences

Civil and Construction Engineering

Liu, Tianshu

$37,262

Physics ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY

Geosciences

Civil and Construction Engineering

Meyer, Richard T.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering DENSO NORTH AMERICA FOUNDATION

Psychology KALAMAZOO REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY

$47,187

$133,294

Miller, Michael G.

Manley, Robert Adam Family and Consumer Sciences

Zinser, Richard W.

Family and Consumer Sciences MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$10,000 Mansberger, Nancy B. Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Shen, Jianping

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Burt, Walter L.

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$1,033,974 McGrew, Timothy

Philosophy UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

$47,748 Meade, David J.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Patten, John A.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

$25,000 Meade, David J.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Patten, John A.

Economics THE W.E. UPJOHN INSTITUTE FOR EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH

Human Performance and Health Education BRONSON ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE

$252,400 Miller, Michael G.

Human Performance and Health Education ALLEGAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

$57,000 Miller, Michael G.

Human Performance and Health Education BRONSON ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE

$4,200 Miller, Michael G.

Human Performance and Health Education ALLEGAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

$900 Mr. Shawn Mortimore Auxiliary Enterprises VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

$307,271 Mr. Shawn Mortimore Auxiliary Enterprises VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

$288,598 Mr. Shawn Mortimore Auxiliary Enterprises VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

$37,897

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

Obare, Sherine O.

$25,000

$10,000

Chemistry NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

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Oh, Jun-Seok

Civil and Construction Engineering

Abudayyeh, Osama

Civil and Construction Engineering

Kwigizile, Valerian

Petcovic, Heather L. Mallinson Institute for Science Education

Rudge, David W

Civil and Construction Engineering

Biological Sciences MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Blindness and Low Vision Studies

$39,814

Kim, Dae Shik

Ofori-Amoah, Benjamin Geography

Van Houten, Ron

Psychology U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

$469,600 Oh, Jun-Seok

Civil and Construction Engineering

Kwigizile, Valerian

Civil and Construction Engineering MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

$143,882 Onicescu, Georgiana Statistics MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

$17,999 Parnther, Ceceilia

Center for Academic Success Programs U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$284,754 Patten, John A.

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

$20,000 Patten, John A.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Bennett, David Clark Vice President for Research UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

$25,000 Patten, John A.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$12,000 Patten, John A.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$6,000

Peterson, Stephanie M. Psychology

Frieder, Jessica E. Psychology

Fuqua, Wayne R. Psychology

Poling, Alan D.

Psychology MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

$350,000 Peterson, Stephanie M. Psychology KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

$61,843 Peterson, Stephanie M. Psychology KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

$37,874

Ramrattan, Sam N.

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY, INC.

$26,000 Robertson, Carolyn K. Sindecuse Health Center MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

$25,000 Rossbach, Silvia Biological Sciences ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS, LP

$4,530 Saeed, Fahad

Computer Science NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$16,000 Schloer, Wolfgang F.

Haenicke Institute for International Studies CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE HEADQUARTERS

$100,000 Schulman, Jana K.

Piazza, Susan V.

Medieval Institute NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

Summy, Sarah

$180,420

Special Education and Literacy Studies Special Education and Literacy Studies MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$219,758 Poling, Alan D.

Psychology U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

$7,760 Prieto, Diana M.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

DeDoncker, Elise Computer Science

Paul, Rajib

Statistics NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$199,646 Ramrattan, Sam N.

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems SINTOKOGIO, LTD

$60,000

Spybrook, Jessaca K. Educational Leadership, Research and Technology NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$799,665 Spybrook, Jessaca K. Educational Leadership, Research and Technology SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH ON EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

$67,500 Stapleton, Susan R.

Straight, Bilinda

Sydlik, Maryanne

$74,139

$90,596

Suarez, Michelle A.

Sydlik, Maryanne

Anthropology NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Occupational Therapy BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION

$56,282 Sultan, Mohamed Geosciences

Ahmed, Muhammad O.

SAMPI

Everett, Kristin SAMPI

Ruhf, Robert J.

SAMPI SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY REGIONAL MATH & SCIENCE CENTER

Geosciences SAUDI GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (SGS)

$50,000

$100,000

SAMPI

Sultan, Mohamed

Geosciences NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

$65,000 Sultan, Mohamed

Geosciences NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR REMOTE SENSING AND SPACE SCIENCES

$27,000

Sydlik, Maryanne Ruhf, Robert J.

SAMPI NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$38,206 Sydlik, Maryanne

SAMPI MICHIGAN MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE CENTERS UCI DIVISION

$30,563 Sydlik, Maryanne

Sydlik, Mary Anne

SAMPI

Everett, Kristin

MALLINSON INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION MANISTEE-WEXFORDMISSAUKEE REGIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER

SAMPI

SAMPI UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

$45,672 Sydlik, Mary Anne SAMPI

Ruhf, Robert J.

SAMPI SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY REGIONAL MATH & SCIENCE CENTER

$15,000 Sydlik, Mary Anne SAMPI

Everett, Kristin

SAMPI UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

The Graduate College NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$4,184

$93,988

SAMPI MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Stapleton, Susan R.

SAMPI NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Sydlik, Maryanne

The Graduate College NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$122,918

$2,000

SAMPI

Sydlik, Maryanne Ruhf, Robert J.

SAMPI EUP MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE CENTER

Ruhf, Robert J.

$30,280 Sydlik, Maryanne SAMPI

Everett, Kristin

Mallinson Institute for Science Education WAYNE COUNTY REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AGENCY

$30,000 Sydlik, Maryanne SAMPI

Everett, Kristin

SAMPI CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

$29,556 Sydlik, Maryanne SAMPI

Ruhf, Robert J.

SAMPI LENAWEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT

$15,828

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Sydlik, Maryanne

Thompson, Raymond

Ruhf, Robert J.

Nicolai, Dominic

SAMPI

Mallinson Institute for Science Education MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

$9,000 Sydlik, Maryanne SAMPI

Ruhf, Robert J.

SAMPI MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

$6,074 Tanis, John A. Physics

Kayani, Asghar

Physics NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$48,304 Tenney, Shawn L.

Center for Academic Success Programs

Gogan, Brian James

English MICHIGAN CAMPUS COMPACT

$4,968

College of Aviation

College of Aviation GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY GE AVIATION

$11,336 Unrau, Yvonne

Center for Fostering Success THE KRESGE FOUNDATION

VanZoest, Laura R. Mathematics KALAMAZOO REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY

$6,368 Venter, Andre

Chemistry NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$700,000

$298,602

Van Houten, Ron

Wall Emerson, Robert Shawn

Psychology MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

$24,000 Van Houten, Ron

Psychology UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

$24,000 Van Houten, Ron

Psychology UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

$16,740

Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Anderson, Dawn

Blindness and Low Vision Studies U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$249,980 Warfield, Martha B.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion KALAMAZOO PROMISE

$208,155 Watts, Bradley

The Evaluation Center DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

Watts, Bradley

The Evaluation Center DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

$14,336

The Evaluation Center UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINMADISON INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON POVERTY

$15,469

Way, Ineke F.

School of Social Work RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

$9,012

Wingate, Lori A.

The Evaluation Center CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

$9,291

Wertkin, Robert A.

School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

$208,272

Yellich, John Geosciences

Harrison III, William B. Geosciences

Kehew,Alan

Wertkin, Robert A.

School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

$22,487 Wertkin, Robert A.

Wingate, Lori A.

Geosciences MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

$121,800 Yellich, John

School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Geosciences MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

$22,000

$4,860

$53,243

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RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES POSTER DAY GRADUATE STUDENT PARTICIPANT WINNERS 2016

GRADUATE STUDENT STATIC POSTER PRESENTATIONS TOP AWARD WINNERS Matthew Rine

Sponsor: Dr. Steven Kaczmarek Geosciences The Importance of Geologic Study for the Application of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Otsego County, Michigan

Mark Webster

Sponsor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach Biological Sciences Proliferation of Retinal Neurons in a Mammalian Model

AWARD WINNERS Abduljaleel Al-Hasnawi

Sponsor: Dr. Steven Carr Computer Science Policy-based Privacy Enforcement in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks Using Active Data Bundles

Wisam Al-Isawi

Sponsor: Dr. Sherine Obare Chemistry The Level of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination on the Kalamazoo River Shoreline Remains High Following the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill

Ahmed Almulihi

Sponsor: Dr. Steven Carr Computer Science High Performance Bayesian Applications in Medical, Economics and Climate Sciences

Amean Shareaf Ghazi Al-Safi

Sponsor: Dr. Steve Durbin Electrical and Computer Engineering Implementation of Software Community Radio Using Low Cost Resources

Taylor Birkholz

Sponsor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach Biological Sciences Planarian ‘Vision’: A Combination of Ocular and Dermal Phototransduction

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Joanna Dickens

Sponsor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach Biological Sciences Plasticity of Mitral Cell Dendritic Morphology in the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb Following Chemical Deafferentation

Abotalib Farag

Sponsor: Dr. Mohamed Sultan Geosciences Evidence for Recent Spring Activity on Mars

Janice Marie Fulford

Sponsor: Dr. David Rudge Science Education The Impact of a Story-Based Lesson on Student Learning and Attitudes

Joshua Teo Lee Kuok

Sponsor: Dr. Dan Kujawski Mechanical Engineering An Interactive Web-based Tool for Fatigue Analysis and Life Prediction

Daniel Abraham Mengistu

Sponsor: Dr. Susan Pozo Economics An Improved Technique to Study a Hidden Immigrant Population

Zachariah Oaster

Sponsor: Dr. Zoann Snyder Sociology Neoliberals and Neoconservatives: A Conservative Coin Standing on Edge over the Same-sex Marriage Question

Pimam Manzi Pidalatan Sponsor: Dr. Susan Pozo Economics Foreign Schooling Experience and Its Impact on Educational Outcomes and Aspirations: The Case of Children of Immigrants

Simon Purdy

Sponsor: Dr. Zoann Snyder Sociology Can You Help Me Now? The Effects of Cell Phone Use on Social Capital Formation

Ran Shi

Sponsor: Dr. Donna Talbot Education Leadership, Research and Technology Progress in the Past Decade: An Examination of the Precision of Cluster Randomized Trials Funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences

Viraj D. Thanthirige

Sponsor: Dr. Sherine Obare Chemistry Solvent and Ligand Effect on Ultrafast and Temperaturedependent Optical Properties of Bi-icosahedral Au25 Clusters

Patrick Vail

Sponsor: Dr. Susan Pozo Economics Returns to Global Human Capital: Evidence from the US Labor Market

Tai-Hsien Wu

Sponsor: Dr. William Rantz Chemical and Paper Engineering A Numerical Approach to Investigate the Influence of Deformable Blockages on Blood Flow in an Elastic Vessel

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND AWARDS 2016

The Technology Development Fund is an internal grant program to provide funding to further develop faculty inventions. As such, it represents the significant investment WMU has made to enhance the impact of WMU’s research through commercialization. The WMU IP Management and Commercialization Faculty Advisory Committee awarded four proposals for 2016. Chapleau, Ann

Occupational Therapy Goal Attainment Scaling: A Mobile App

Gustafson, Peter

$10,000

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The NeoVent: Development of Low Cost, Alternative Respiratory Care Devices

Eversole, Rob

$20,000

Biological Sciences The WiggleTron for Rapid Measurement of Bloodborne Microfilaria Populations in Standard Blood Collection Microcapillary Tubes

$10,000

Patten, John

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Laster Augmented Diamond Drilling (LADD)

$20,000


FACULTY RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES RECIPIENTS, 2015-16* The purpose of the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award is to encourage and support faculty in significant research, rigorous scientific inquiry, original artistic activity, and inventive technology. Awards are made for up to $10,000 and require submission of an external funding proposal.

* Recipients were named in Jan. 2016; period of award funding is July 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Adkison-Johnson, Carla

Counselor Education and Counselor Psychology Parenting Counseling Group: The African American Child Discipline Project

$9,300 Ari-Gur, Pnina

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Energy Harvesting Power for the Smart White Cane

$9,900 Bloom, Devin

Biological Science, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Do habits shift drive rapid evolution in fishes?

$9,985 Bondarchuk, Karen

Frostic School of Art Nightingales and Bombers: Reframing the Sacred and Profane

$10,000

Echeverria, Patricia Villalobos

Frostic School of Art Transport, Displacement, and Memory

$9,765 Ellis, Todd

Mallinson Institute for Science Education and Geography Using GLOBE to Forge STEM Education Partnerships

$9,369 Gill, Sharon

Biological Sciences Exploring and conserving soundscapes at local nature preserves

$9,952 Keele, Denise

Political Science, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Climate Change Litigation, Policy, and Governance

$9,974

Lawoti, Mahendra

Political Science Diversity, Developing Countries, and Democracy

$9,620 Levin, Mariana

Mondala, Andro

Chemical and Paper Engineering Fungal Bioextraction of Phosphorus from Runoff Particulates

$9,992

Mathematics The Transition to Proof: A National Portrait of Instructional Approaches

Paulius, Lisa

$9,850

$10,000

Lu, Yan

Sawalha, Lina

Biological Sciences Functions of a Zinc-Finger Protein in High Light Tolerance

$9,762 Meyer, Rick

Electrical and Computer Engineering High-Performance EnergyEfficient Heterogeneous Processor Architectures

$10,000 Springstead, James

$10,000

$10,000

Spanish Language uses, language ideologies, and the unfolding of self-determination in Barcelona: A longitudinal study (1995-2017)

$9,996

Physics Compound Defects in High Temperature Superconductors

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Powered Wheelchair Human Operator Modeling and Tremor Filtering

Vann, Robert

Chemical and Paper Engineering Correlation of Lipoprotein Size with Critical Physiological and Transport Properties

Wallace, Luchara

Special Education and Literacy Studies Developing Suspension Alternatives for At-Risk Middle School Students

$10,000 Yao, Jian

Biological Sciences The role of PUB25/26 in regulating the crosstalk between jasmonate and innate immunity signaling pathways

$10,000

Mo, Yirong

Chemistry Intermolecular Energy Analysis

$10,000

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WMU CENTERS AND INSTITUTES* *Submitting annual reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Haworth College of Business

Center for Advanced Smart Sensor and Systems

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation

Global Business Center

Center for Advancement of Printed Electronics

Center for Health Information Technology Advancement (with the College of Health and Human Services)

Center for Coating Development Center for Excellence in Engineering Education Human Performance Institute Center for Information Technology and Image Analysis

Center for Sustainable Business College of Education and Human Development

Center for Ink and Printability Center for Integrated Design Manufacturing Research Center Center for Recycling Technology

National Research Center for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren College of Health and Human Services Center for Disability Services Center for Gerontology

Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

Center for Health Information Technology Advancement (with the Haworth College of Business)

College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping

Center for African Development Policy Research

Center for Foster Success Center

Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research

University-Community Empowerment Center

Biological Imaging Center Light Center for Chinese Studies Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies Great Lakes Center for Environmental and Molecular Sciences Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change University Center for the Humanities Medieval Institute Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education Science and Mathematics Program Improvement (SAMPI) Mallinson Institute for Science Studies Kercher Center for Social Research Soga Japan Center

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Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education Haenicke Institute for Global Education (includes the Confucius Institute and the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students) Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations Office of the Vice President for Research Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center Evaluation Center National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center


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