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Research and Creative Activities Day is big success

May 29, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Some 200 Western Michigan University faculty, staff and students attended the inaugural Research and Creative Activities Day held April 20.

The event featured posters and displays by faculty and senior graduate students across the University. Lectures by two WMU Emerging Faculty scholars capped off the day, which was sponsored by the Faculty Senate's Research Policies Council and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee.

Twelve $200 awards were granted to 13 graduate students for their scholarly endeavors. The students and their faculty mentors are:

Adam Clay--Dr. Nancy Eimers, English

Valerie Hampton--Dr. Marion "Buddy" Gray, history

Catherine Elizabeth Hart--Dr. Todd Kuchta, English

Chin-ju Hsiao--Dr. Susan Stapleton, chemistry

Christopher Jones--Dr. Mohamed Sultan, geosciences

Zille Huma Kamal--Drs. Ajay Gupta and Leszek Lilien, computer science

Sridevi Krishnamuthy--Dr. Massood Atashbar, electrical and computer engineering

Thilak Kumara Mudalige--Dr. Subra Muralidharan, chemistry, and Dr. Brian Tripp, biological sciences

John J. Panos--Dr. Lisa E. Baker, psychology

Donald G. Stevens--Dr. Robert Leneway, educational leadership, research and technology

Ammar Zalt and Vijay Meganathan--Dr. Sherif Yehia, civil and construction engineering, and Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, electrical and computer engineering

Imad Zyou--Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, electrical and computer engineering

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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