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Grants, Awards and Honors
   
 
Awards and Honors
   
 
Grants
 
  Awards and Honors:
  *2012 COACh Travel Award
   
  *2012 Full Scholarship by the ACS Leadership Development System
   
  *2012 Award from the HIGE International Education Faculty Development Fund
   
 

*2010 “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award” recognized by the Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University

   
  *2008 “Seek Truth with Conscience”, a medal for ten years of service as a Full Member of the WMU Graduate Faculty, by the Graduate College, Western Michigan University
   
  *2008-2009 “Outstanding Faculty of the Center for Academic Support Programs”  recognized by the Academic Skills Center
   
  *2007 “Dean’s Staff and Faculty Appreciation Award”
   
 

*2004 Travel and Accommodation Award, Gordon Research Conference

   
  *2003 WMU Arts & Sciences Teaching and Research Award (ASTRA)
   
  *2003 Travel and Accommodation Award, COACH Workshop
   
  *2003 Travel and Accommodation Award, Gordon Research Conference
   
  *2002 Travel and Accommodation Award, Gordon Research Conference
   
  *2001 Travel and Accommodation Award, Gordon Research Conference
   
  *2000 Travel Award, Diether Haenicke Institute
   
  *2000 WMU Arts & Sciences Teaching and Research Award
   
  *1999 WMU Research Development Award
   
  *1994 Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society
   
 
  Grants:
   
  Pending Support
  NSF-CLP (Chemistry of Life Processes), 2011, National Science Foundation, Preparation of inosamine derivatives as known and potential nutritional mediators for nitrogen fixation
   
   
  Current Support
  2010 WMU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA), Chemical Synthesis of Specific Inosamine Derivatives
   
  WMU "Support for Faculty Scholars Award (SFSA)" to fund Novel Sensors Based on 1,10-Phenanthroline

   
  Selected Past Support
  National Institutes of Health, Tunable Phenanthroline Derivatives as Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis
   
  Herman Frasch Foundation, American Chemical Society, Rhizopine Synthesis – Potential Mediators for Nitrogen Fixation in Legume Plants
   
 

Environment Now Fund, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Synthesis of Carcinogen-DNA Adducts for the Development of Analytical Detection Methods