The Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards encourage excellence among faculty engaged in scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and original artistic activity. This competitive program offers grants for project-related expenses.

Each year, the FRACAA winners are asked to present on their projects at the Research and Creative Activities Poster Day. Some of the projects have data that is still very preliminary, and have chosen not to share their poster beyond the Poster Day. Others are waiting to publish their work and have embargoed their material for a year or two or even longer.

If you are author of any of the posters or presentations below and would like to change the availability, or have something to share from a previous FRACAA award, please contact wmu-scholarworks@wmich.edu

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Submissions from 2015

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Time-Dependent Photoionization Modeling of Gaseous Nebulae, Manuel Bautista, Ehab ElHoussieny, Javier Garcia, and T. R. Kallman

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The Effects of Light Exposure on Flight Crew Alertness Levels, Lori Brown

Coal, Snow and Million Dollar Homes: Rural Economic Development via Global Industries in British Columbia, Paul Ciccantell

Using Geographic Information Systems to Evaluate and Target Diabetes Education, Amy Curtis

On Quantitative Extensions of Ramsey Theory, Andrzej Dudek

Opportunity, Motivation, Exchange, & Member Benefit in Timebank Organizations, Brian Gogan and Leah Omilion-Hodges

(un)Fixing the Eye: William Kentridge and the Making of Post-apartheid South Africa, Andrew Hennlich

Multi-Target Spacecraft Trajectory Design, Jennifer Hudson

Measuring Boron Erosion using Optical Emission Spectroscopy for Electric Propulsion Applications, Kristina Lemmer

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The Development of a Workplace Resilience Instrument, Larry Mallak

Toward Off-Grid Production and Processing of Algae for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Remediation, John B. Miller

Coalescence Percussion Duo – ALTERNATIONS, Judy Moonert

Bayesian Network Detection of Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities, Diana Prieto and Milton Rene Soto Ferrari

Comparison of Therapeutic Showering and Usual Care During Labor, Mary Ann Stark

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Geochemical Investigation of the Origin of the Back Forty Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit in Menominee County, Michigan, Joyashish Thakurta and Anthony Boxleiter

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Environmental Change and the Emergence of New Livestock Production Systems in Central Gansu Province, China, Gregory Veeck

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Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors Influence Parasite Burden in the Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus), Maarten Vonhof

Analysis of Vocational Education and Training in Ukraine Since the Soviet Era, Richard Zinser

Submissions from 2014

Developing and Testing a Prototype of an Integrated Critical Care Information System (ICCIS), Kuriakose Athappilly

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Explorations of Animal Consciousness, Karen Bondarchuk

Gran Danzon: A CD Recording of Flute Music from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, Martha Councell-Vargas

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Jack’s Place, Scott Cowan

Investigating Microbial Biodegradation of Ionic Liquids, Kathryn M. M. Docherty

New Geospatial Approaches in Paleoanthropology, Charles W. (Jay) W. Emerson

Partial Characterization of Two Overlapping Open Reading Frames in the Frog Virus 3 Genome, Karim Essani

Identification of Plague Cellular Targets, John R. R. Geiser

Understanding Signaling Behavior of Songbirds in Noisy Soundscapes, Sharon Gill

Energy Saving Improvements for Industrial Ovens, Claudia Hansford

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Parallel Integration of Visual Inputs Evoking Discrete Motor Patterns Leading to coordinated Avoidance Behaviors, John Jellies

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Asymmetric Reactions of N-heterocyclic Carbenes Using Green Chemistry Principles, James J. J. Kiddle

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Accident Prediction Models for Partial Cloverleaf On-Ramp Loops, Valerian Kwigizile

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Don’t Blame the Messenger! Political Advertising, Voter Attributions, and the 2012 Presidential Election, Karen M. Lancendorfer

The Role of Thylakoid Zinc-Finger Proteins in Photosynthesis, Yan Lu

The Role of Soil Moisture Precipitation Autocorrelation in Summer Precipitation Variations in East China, Lei Meng

Maize Prices and Unobservable Quality: Evidence from Aflatoxin Tests in Kenya, Christine Moser

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Labor and Vulnerability Among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya, Bilinda Straight

Mechanisms of Nucleic Acid Binding by Rotavirus and PWI Motif Proteins, Blair R. R. Szymczyna

The Role of Reagent Gas-Phase Basicity During Supercharging of Proteins, Andre R. R. Venter

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Evaluation of Thin Film Nanotube-Antibody Matrix Materials for Potential Integration into Immunodiagnostic Biosensors, Brian Young

Submissions from 2013

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HSV in Cervical Cancer, Bruce Bejcek

Language and Memory in Early Medieval Venice (700-1000), Luigi Andrea Berto

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Morphometric Analysis of Acetabular Rim Shape Among Ancient Mongolian Pastoralists, Jacqueline T. Eng, Andrew Baker, Pingbo Tang, Shannon Thompson, and Jamie M. Gomez

Local Electric Fields in Proteins and at Interfaces Monitored via Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Ramakrishna Guda

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Sweet Memories: Confectionary and History in Japan, Jon Holtzman

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Distribution and Prevalence of Keystone Parasite in the Eastern United States, Steven L. Kohler, Elaine R. Cooper, and Michael J. Wiley

Preliminary Results of Two Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Margin Transects: Hypothesis Testing, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Michelle Kominz

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Mapping the Lake Michigan Tri-Modal Corridor, David Lemberg

Going with the International Flow--A Foreigner's Experience of Allowing Opportunities to Unfold, Debra Lindstrom

Levels of Fraction Understanding Among Prospective Elementary Teachers, Jane-Jane Lo and Theresa Grant

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Molecularly Woven Materials from Metal-Organic Precursors, Gellert Mezei, Jaafar Hachem, Isurika R. Fernando, Natasha R. Wadhwa, and Neil C. Hughes

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Electron Transfer in Electrophilic Aromatic Nitration and Nitrosation, Yirong Mo and Zhenhua Chen

Design and Evaluation of Sensors for the Detection of Toxic Organophosphorus and Organoarsenic Compounds, Sherine Obare

Making the New Europe: Czech Historical Writing from the 15th to 17th Centuries, James Palmitessa

Chemical Investigation of Nitrogen Fixation, Elke Schoffers

Gunpowder Percy: Merging Fact with Fantasy, Grace Tiffany

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Cystema a Site-Specific Installation at the Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba, Patricia Villalobos Echeverria