Padnos College Outreach

Project day - April 22, 2010

STEM Teachers/Counselors:

Almost every aspect of our lives is impacted by computers and engineering -- our health efficient drugs,sporting equipment), our transportation (cars, bicycles), our environment (fuel cell vehicles, wind farms), and our entertainment (movies, video games, iPods, cell phones). Ask your students if they would consider Engineering or Computing for a career choice, and they might stare at you blankly. But ask them if they want to help the environment, improve health care, ensure our domestic security, or create wild inventions, and they might perk up!

Grand Valley State University's Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites you and your students to attend Project Day on Thursday, April 22nd from 10 AM - noon.

For those of you unfamiliar with Project Day, this is a once-a-semester event in which undergraduate students from the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing display their semester projects via poster presentations. Presentations are spread out among five floors within the Kennedy Hall of Engineering and Keller Laboratories on the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids. This is a great opportunity for your students to see real-world applications that Engineering and Computing students are working on. You may even witness a few "Aha!" moments, when your students realize why they are studying math, science, and technology!

Along with viewing all the poster presentations and touring the facilities, we will also be providing a free "sack" lunch for the students and chaperones. In order to improve your experience, we are limiting the number of attendees for this event. If you are interested in registering your school, please send an e-mail with the following information to the Student Services department at

Name of School
Advisor name and e-mail
Number of students attending
Transportation method (i.e. bus, van, car, etc...)

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Sara Maas
Outreach Program
Seymour & Esther Padnos
College of Engineering & Computing



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