Research and Discovery News

  • Photo of a Western Michigan University College of Aviation student uses Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality technology to interact with a virtual jet engine.

    Using Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality technology.

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  • Photo of 2017 Stanford University Innovation Fellow, Jill Puckett.

    WMU students Jill Puckett and Nathan LaWarre have been chosen as Standford University Innovation Fellows.

    About the fellowship
  • Drs. Chad and Autumn Edwards receive the Teaching Innovation award from Extended University Programs.

    See Acceptance
  • Photo of Dr. Jeffrey Angles.

    A way with words: Dr. Jeffrey Angles is one of only a handful of non-native speakers ever to win Japan's Yomiuri Prize for Literature.

    About the prize
  • Photo from a New York City suffragist parade.

    Share in WMU's stories of discovery with the Scholar Talks video series, featuring some of the ground-breaking work being done here.

    Scholar Talk videos


Gebremichael's Publication on Nile Delta Grabs Spotlight | April 24
WMU Graduate student Esayas Gebremichael's recent co-authored publication on the Nile Delta subsidence in the Journal Geophysical Research was selected as the Eos Research Spotlight.

Dr. Oh chosen as KSEA President-Elect  | April 16
Civil and construction engineering professor, Jun-Seok Oh, has been elected as the President-Elect for the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. 

Proposal Submission Policy for External Funding and Procedures  | April 6
Research Office announces new timeline deadlines for PAF and proposal submissions for external funding effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Yan Lu Training at KAMSC | March 30
WMU biological sciences lab of Dr. Yan Lu as part of training for students at Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center.

GrantForward | March 30 
The Office of the Vice President for Research is looking into options for a comprehensive funding opportunity database to replace SciVal Funding. Now through April 13, members of the campus community can sign up to try the GrantForward Funding Opportunity Search and Recommendation service and share their feedback on the product.

2018 Distinguished Research and Scholarship Recipients | March 8 
Learn more about this year's scholars and listen to their words of acceptance.

Kennedy Center Festival Awards to WMU Faculty and Students  | Feb. 5
English Department faculty member Dr. Steve Feffer was awarded the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Theatre Education.

Broader Impacts Workshop  | Jan. 30
Presenter: Dr. Laurie Van Egeren, MSU Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships and Steering Committee for the National Alliance for Broader Impacts holds workshop on March 1.

Transforming Aviation Education  | Jan. 26
Lori Brown, associate professor of aviation at WMU, has teamed up with Microsoft to transform aviation training through the use of Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality technology.

Elsevier Cancellation Effective Jan. 31 | Jan. 24
Effective January 31, Discovery Experts and SciVal (Elsevier) will no longer be available for use.

Common Rule Changes | Jan. 10
The Final Rule for 45 CFR 46, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects a.k.a. the "Common Rule" by the Department of Health and Human Services, was published on Jan. 18, 2017.  The majority of changes will go into effect July 19, 2018.  

Spring Convocation 2018 | Jan. 8
Schedule for WMU Spring Convocation and symposiums on mobility and autism, Feb. 23, 2018.

Application deadline for Support for Faculty Scholars Award | Jan. 3 
Applications for the Support for Faculty Scholars Award are due by Wednesday, Jan. 31. Details on the submission process are available online.

Undergraduate Award application deadline Jan. 31 | Jan. 3 
Undergraduate students have until Wednesday, Jan. 31, to apply for WMU's Undergraduate Research Excellence Award program, which gives students an opportunity to conduct hands-on research and interact with faculty mentors outside the classroom.


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