Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Recognition

  • School of Computing and Information Systems named #3 Best College for the Money in the U.S. (by College Factual)
  • School of Engineering featured for best practices in student retention and success (American Society for Engineering Education)
  • School of Engineering named as an “Exemplar of Real World Engineering Education (National Academy of Engineering)
  • School of Engineering ranked 46th for “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” programs (U.S. News & World Report)
  • SME announced Grand Valley State University as one of its inaugural institutional members, January 2017
  • Engineering students took 1st place in two innovation competitions in 2014
  • Engineering students took 1st place in Undergraduate and Graduate categories during the 2015 Green Light Michigan Innovation Competition
  • Professional Science Master’s Program named #19 of Top 25 Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degrees as ranked by Affordability 2014

Student Recognition

Computer Engineering student, Joe Gibson, awarded the Cooperative Education Student of the Year award at the American Society of Engineering Education’s Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CEED) annual award ceremony (February, 2015).

Engineering students Eric VanMiddendorp and Mark Harburg took first and third place at the GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition, the conclusion of the statewide startup event series where participants pitch new business ideas to a panel of judges. VanMiddendorp and Harburg won $25,000 and $7,000 respectively (April, 2015).

The Institute for Safety and Health Management named OSH alumna Stephanie Walsh as the Safety Management Professional of the Year (October, 2015).

Engineering students Kathryn Christopher and Leah Bauer chosen to be fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (November, 2014)



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