Faculty Research Grants Awarded

Ten NMU faculty members have been selected to receive research grants worth about $7,000 each for upcoming projects. The proposal submissions were reviewed by the Faculty Grants Committee, the Academic Senate and the provost.

The grant winners and their projects are:

•William Bergman (History), “Commerce and Arms: Defining the Western Economy during the Early Republic, 1776-1815”; 

•Louise Bourgault (Communication and Performance Studies), “Exploring the Use of Film to Combat HIV/AIDS-related Stigma in India: A Preliminary Study”;

•Thomas Getman (Chemistry), “The Development of Fundamental Chain Reaction of the [B10H9NCCH3]- and [B12H12]2- Ions with Potential Application to the Oligomerization of Ethylene”;

•Jill Leonard (Biology) “A Seasonal and Strain-Specific Characterization of Brook Trout Thyroid Hormones”;

•Michael Loukinen (Sociology and Social Work), “Lost Drum of the Lac Vieux Desert Ojibwe”;

•Osvaldo Lopez (Biology), “Early Protective Immune Response Against Influenza Virus”;

•Stephanie McKenzie (English), “Van Gogh’s Granddaughters”;

•Michael Rudisill (Engineering Technology), “Hybrid Baja: Second-Generation Vehicle”;

•Alan Willis (History), “Raise Up a Child: Southern Evangelical Youth Programs and American Culture”;

•Qinghong Zhang (Mathematics and Computer Science), “Duality Theory and Interior-Point Methods in Semidefinite Programming.”


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