Deborah Van Duinen receives new National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest award

Deborah Van Duinen, the Arnold and Esther Sonneveldt Associate Professor of Education, recently received a National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest The Big Read award for $19,000.  For 2022, The Big Read Lakeshore will feature Circe by Madeline Miller. More information about this year’s award can be found at the Holland Sentinel: https://www.hollandsentinel.com/story/news/local/2022/06/15/hope-colleges-big-read-lakeshore-announces-2022-books/7621150001/ Congratulations on …

Annie Dandavati receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

Annie Dandavati, Professor of Political Science, recently received a $3,400 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Global Crossroads Initiative. This project will bring Dr. Poonam Gandhi from FLAME University to talk on the topic of diversity and global learning in today’s higher education landscape and to meet with students and faculty during the Fall …

Kate Finley receives new award from the John Templeton Foundation

Kate Finley, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently received a $26,209 award from the John Templeton Foundation via the University of St. Andrews. The project is titled Mental Disorder, Religious Engagement, and Emotional Stability. This project is part of Professor Finley’s larger research project on the intersections and interactions between mental disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, …

Anne Heath receives new National Endowment for the Humanities award

Anne Heath, the Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Associate Professor of Art History, recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award for $6,000. The project is titled The Holy Tear of Christ: Visual and Performance Culture at the Benedictine Abbey of La Trinite, Vendome, ca. 1150-1550. In celebration of this achievement, …

Mike Jipping and Deborah Van Duinen receive new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

Mike Jipping, Professor of Computer Science, and Deborah Van Duinen, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Big Read Lakeshore, recemtly received a $3,500 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Opening Doors of Dialogue: Pursuing College/Community Engagements and Partnerships Program. The project is title Deila Project for The Big Read. This project will broaden …

Susan Ipri Brown receives new award from the Holland Junior Welfare League

Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope and Assistant Professor of Engineering Instruction, recently received a $2,250 award from the Holland Junior Welfare League.  The project is titled Afterschool Enrichment Boxes. This project will create up to 50 program boxes to share with various afterschool programs in Holland. Each box will contain enrichment activities in engineering, …

Susan Ipri Brown receives new National Aeronautics and Space Administration award

Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope and Assistant Professor of Engineering Instruction, recently received a $24,914 award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) Community Anchor Award (CAAT).  The project is titled Linking Student Driven Data to NASA Data: Authentic Air Quality Data Inquiry for …

Marsely Kehoe receives new Omohundro Institute fellowship

Marsely Kehoe, Assistant Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Initiatives, recently received a $10,000 fellowship from the Omohundro Institute/National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan Fellowships Program. The project is titled Visualizing Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market, 1602–1795. Visualizing Textile Circulation is a data-driven, …

Benjamin Kopek receives new Fulbright Scholar Program award

Benjamin Kopek, Associate Professor of Biology, recently received a $19,790 award from the Fulbright Scholar Program for a six-month fellowship at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France.  The project is titled Preventing the Next Viral Pandemic by Deciphering Antiviral Immunity in Insect Vectors. The overall objective of this research project is to improve human health …

Hope College receives 16 new Michigan Space Grant Consortium awards

Faculty, staff, and students from Hope College received 16 new Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) awards totaling 86,400 for 2022-2023! Details regarding the individual projects appear below. MSGC creates, develops, and promotes programs to reflect the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) strategic interests and support cooperation between academia, industry, state and local governments in …