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The OPVR, Graduate College, and other campus units regularly offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in professional development focused on enhancing their scholarship. Workshops on applying for internal and external funding, opportunities to meet and collaborate with other scholars, and webinars and other events are featured regularly. Specific event details and registration links are provided here.

Two ECE students win 1st place at ICAMES

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Excellence in Discovery Recognition

Pictured in the group are the researchers who were recoginized for their research and external funding at the one million dollar level. For the list of individuals recognized go here.

Excellence In discovery

Ninth Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance Day Winners

2015 Poster Day Winners

Students are listed with department, sponsor, and poster description.

Lamees M. Mohmed


Dr. Mohamed Sultan

Fault Zone Hydrogeology in Crystaline and Sedimentary Aquifers in Arid Regions: Remote Sensing, Hydrological and Geoloectrical Methods

Corey D. Smith

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation

Dr. Lori Wingate

NSF Investment in Advancing Evaluation Theory, Methods, and Practice: Outcomes, Trends, and Implications

James Dzikunu


Dr. Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj

Bayesian Rank Based Methods for Linear Models

Elahe Honarvar


Dr. Andre Venter

Improving the Analysis of Proteins by Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) by the Addition of Ammonium Bicarbonate

Erlina Mariana Rosada Sari Siregar


Dr. Steven Ziebarth

A Comparative Study of International Mathematics Cirriculum Materials and Standards: Indonesia, Singapore, and the US Common Core State Standards

Curtis John Aardema


Dr. Gregory Veeck

Residential Property Values and Historic Districts: A Kalaqmazoo Case Study

Deyab Almaleki

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Dr. Brooks Applegate

Study Abroad Experiences of Saudi Students

Elizabeth Fraser and Mary Ochieng

Mathematics Education

Dr. Laura Van Zoest

Preparing Preservice Teachers to Build on Student Thinking

Elizabeth MacQuillan

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Dr. Amy Curtis

Reduction of Poor Birth Outcomes among Low-Incom First-Time Mothers: GIS-assisted Analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership

Paola Paniaqua

School of Communication

Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti

Alternative Media as Critical Media: Border Radio, Community Radio and Radio for Education and Development

Joel Sanford

Comparative Religion

Dr. Stephen Covell

Testimonies of Life Beyond the Grave

Akram Sarhan

Computer Science

Dr. Leszek Lilien

Protection of Sensitive Data in Clouds Using Active Privacy Bundles and Agent-based Multi-Party Computation

Todd Sarnstrom, II


Dr. Mark Wheeler

Borrowing Capacity and Foreign Direct Investments

Yuanyuan Shao


Dr. Joseph McKean

Rank Based Procedures for Ordered Alternative Models

Ahmed Fernando Anzuldua El Samkary

School of Music

Dr. David Loberg Code

Uncovering Bernal-Jimenez Works for Piano

Jennifer Kempe, Robert Medd and James Yuhas

School of Music

Dr. David Loberg Code

Living Music: Bernofsky's Trio for Brass

Research and Dessert Day 2014

Many WMU faculty and staff participated in Research and Dessert either as presenters or participants in the many workshop offerings or as part of the Speed Networking event, which was designed to bring faculty from across campus together to share their research interests. The day concluded with the grand pr ize drawing for the iPad Air and two funded trips to D.C. to visit funding agencies or sponsors. Winners included the following: Toni Woolfork-Barnes, director of first year experience programs - iPad Air, WuWei Shen, associate professor in computer science and Ann Veeck, professor of marketing - funded trips to DC.

Research and Dessert 2014

2014 Research and Dessert Winners

Pictured left to right are 2014 Research Day Prize Winners with OVPR Staff: VP Dan Litynski, Eric Archer, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, Dr. Roxanna Duntley-Matos, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Nicholas Hanson, Assistant Professor, Human Performance and Health Education and Associate VP Paula Kohler

Research and Dessert 2014

With limited time to share their research interests, WMU faculty and researchers adapted. Connections were made as many researchers took the opportunity to meet faculty from across disciplines and research areas.

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