Awards and highlights - October 2016

Student finds success with CMU debate team

Merrill senior Audrey Weber won two out of three tournaments for the CMU debate team this year. She placed first in the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the season opener at Western Kentucky University's Round Robin Invitational in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as well as placed second for the speaker award. The invitation-only event was for the 12 previous national tournament qualifiers. Weber took first in the second Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Lafayette College Ocho Tournament in Easton, Pennsylvania.​

CMU professor receives National Science Foundation grant

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Jinxiang Xi was awarded a $189,000 National Science Foundation grant. The three-year grant will support his research in investigating the fluid dynamics mechanisms that can lead to sleep apnea, as well as help develop fluid dynamics-based strategies for intervention.

CMU professor's design team featured on cover of pharmaceutical journal

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Jinxiang Xi and his 2015 senior design team were featured on the June cover of Pharmaceutical Research. Pharmaceutical Research is the official journal for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Broadcast and cinematic arts student receives national scholarship

Farmington Hills junior Natalie Henderson received the 2016 Carole Simpson Scholarship from the National Association of Black Journalists. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded every year to provide financial assistance to a student of color interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism.

Central Michigan Life wins fourth consecutive Pacemaker Award

Central Michigan Life received its 15th Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press. This is the fourth year in a row the student-run media company has won the award for its print edition. Pacemakers are awarded to several different types of news publications, including online newspapers, print newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and broadcast stations.

Biology graduate student wins writing award

Graduate Research Assistant Nicole Watson won the Student Writing Award through the American Fisheries Society for her article "Wild: Determining Natal Origins of Juvenile Steelhead Using Otolith Chemical Analysis." Her article will be published in Fisheries magazine.

CMU Fabiano Botanical Garden awarded Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Plaque

The CMU Fabiano Botanical Garden was awarded the President's Plaque, the highest award given, from Keep Michigan Beautiful Inc. The award is given to exceptional programs, projects or individuals who exemplify the goals of KMB.