Corporate and foundation awards promote academic excellence

University of Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports that the institution has recently received charitable grants and corporate gifts totaling nearly $167,000. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives. Awards $40,000 from the …

Grants help Detroit Mercy build boundless futures

Recent charitable grants totaling more than $473,000 will support scholarships, programs, faculty research and community outreach at Detroit Mercy. The grants are: $80,000 from the Sutaruk Foundation to fund the Alex Sutaruk Scholarship program for Engineering students, which honors the legacy of Alex Sutaruk ’51. In 2017, 14 Engineering students …

National Science Foundation grant will fund travel to math conferences

Associate Professor of Mathematics Dawn Archey recently won a $21,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support 15 early career mathematics researchers to travel to two conferences in Belgium in 2018.  This award was made possible through the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences. The Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras Conference …

Grants demonstrate support for programming

Recent corporate gifts and charitable grants totaling $20,800 will support curriculum, outreach and other programming needs at University of Detroit Mercy. “Awards like these demonstrate substantial support of University programming from corporations and foundations,” said Yvonne Lindstrom, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. “These grants are partnerships between the University …

Students develop wheelchair escalator

Millions of Americans rely on wheelchairs or walking aids such as a cane every day. In fact, some 54 million Americans — a full 19 percent of the non-institutionalized population — suffer from a physical or cognitive disability. Through a special project with the John Dingell Veterans Hospital in downtown …