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Jan. 20, 2004
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
734.487.4400
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EMU regents accept $2,695,116 in grants and contracts

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents accepted 60 grants and contracts totaling $2,695,116 at its regular meeting Jan. 20. The 100 percent sponsor-funded awards totaled $2,335,313 while the EMU cost-sharing and/or in-kind contributions totaled $359,803. Among the grants and contracts received from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 were:  

Developing an Ecology for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology, Year 3 Primary Funding ; $721,833 from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct a state-wide effort to improve use of technology in teacher preparation. The teachers using the technology will be teamed with cooperating teachers and university supervisors. An increasing percentage of the teams will involve school districts that are technologically under-served.

Partnerships in Character Education - Local Educational Agency Grants - Year Two : $251,374 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Comprehensive Educational Assistance Center that includes evaluation, curriculum alignment and materials development, community outreach activities and technology-mediated communications.

Build Michigan's Research Capacity to Study Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice in Public Mental Health Services for Children : $48,205 from the Michigan Department of Community Health to assist the department to build Michigan's research capacity to study dissemination of evidence-based practice in public mental health services for children.

Computer-based GIS/Mathematical Model for Use in Predicting Wetland Plant Community Responses to Proposed New Lake-Level Regulation Plans : $29,973 from the U.S. Geological Survey to create a GIS modeling tool to improve the analysis and visualization of spatial and temporal relationships in environmental data in real time and space.

Bats and Mines: Further Exploration and Post-Gating Monitoring ; $12,240 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to evaluate the threat of abandoned mines in the western Upper Peninsula to bats that hibernate there. The project will estimate population size and species composition and make recommendations for their future management. In addition, up to eight mines that were gated will be revisited to determine whether the gating process has negatively impacted the bats and to begin long-term monitoring.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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