Current Research Efforts at Western Michigan University
"Increasing Opportunities and Improving Outcomes for Undergraduate Students in Engineering and Applied Sciences," A.A. Kline (PI), I. Abdel-Qader, B.M. Aller, and E. Tsang. Funded by NSF S-STEM Program, DUE-0965962, Funds Awarded: $656,159. Project Period: March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2015.
"Effective Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration to Enhance Student Success in Engineering and Applied Sciences," E. Tsang, P. Engelmann, I. Abdel-Qader, L. Darrah, D. Anderson, B.M. Aller, A. Kline, and T. Place. Funded by NSF: $2,000,000. Project Period: March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2015.
“STEP Bridges Math Program,” as part of the NSF-STEP Program grant, July 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Coordinate faculty, instructors, and student assistants for 3-week math intensive pre-freshman year preparation program.
"Meeting the Challenge: the Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation," M.S. Coleman, L. Thompson, E. Tsang and many others. E. Tsang, co-PI, WMU; A. Kline, WMU Site Director. Funds: $3,500,000. Project Period: September 1, 2010 – August 31, 2015. $600,000 to WMU.
Funded Research Contracts Completed at Western Michigan University
"Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)," WMU Program Manager, May, 2008 - October, 2010. Funded by NSF through consortium with University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University. E. Tsang, co-PI, WMU, A. Kline, Program Manager. $600,000 to WMU.
"Western Michigan University Center for Community Service Learning Program," D. Hernandez, T. Ready, E. Carr, and A.A. Kline. Funded by Michigan Campus Compact, Funds Awarded: $50,000 (includes $20,000 WMU cost share). Project Period: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010.
"Rapid Prototyping for the Manufacturing of Hands-on Learning Optic Devices," B. Richmond, K. Warners, A. Eaton, J. Cook, A.A. Kline, and B.M. Aller. Michigan Space Grant Consortium (Undergraduate Fellowship), March, 2009 for $2500.
“Engineering in Germany,” A.A. Kline and B.M. Aller, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service, March, 2007, funded at 6,700 €.
“Supplemental Funds for Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU): WMU Design Center for K-12 Mathematics and Science Learning,” Investigator: A.A. Kline (Year 1 funded at $15,095, June 1, 2004, expiring June 30, 2007).
“Supplemental Funds for Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU): WMU Design Center for K-12 Mathematics and Science Learning,” Investigator: A.A. Kline (Year 2 funded at $26,049, July 18, 2005, expiring June 30, 2007).
“WMU Design Center for K-12 Math & Science Learning,” funded by NSF July 15, 2003 for $106,985 through June 30, 2004, and renewed through July, 2007 for $268,015, EEC-0315695. Investigators: A.A. Kline (lead), A. Correa, C. Crumbaugh, P. Vellom, and E. Tsang,
“Service-Learning Design Center for K-12 Math & Science,” funded by Corporation for National and Community Service (October 2003- 2006). Funded for first-year activities for $75,447. Second year funds of $75,446 received in June 2004. Third year funds of $75,447 received July 2005. Project end date is October, 2007. Investigators: A.A. Kline (lead) and E. Tsang.
“Online Assessment System to Improve Teaching and Learning,” WMU Teaching and Learning with Technology Program. Investigators: Betsy Aller, Colleen Phillips, Andrew Kline, Raja Aravamuthan, and Edmund Tsang. (Funded at $64,000 5/1/02 – 12/1/03).