Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Welcome to the Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing video page! On this page you can find overviews of the School of Computing & Information Systems and School of Engineering, along with award and program videos. Also, be sure to check out the bottom of the page to see some exciting extra footage about and around GVSU.

School of Computing & Information Systems

The School of Computing and Information Systems at Grand Valley State Information offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the strengths of the computing programs at GVSU is flexibility. We offer majors in computer science and information systems. All programs share faculty, courses, and laboratory resources. Also, by choosing electives and minors in related subject areas, students can further tailor their degrees to fit their individual needs and career goals.


School of Engineering

The School of Engineering offers undergraduate programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, mechanical engineering, and product design and manufacturing engineering. Masters degree programs are offered in medical and bioinformatics, electrical and computer engineering, product design and manufacturing engineering, manufacturing operations, and mechanical engineering. Biomedical engineering is offered as a minor or at the masters level.


Going the Distance

The American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Going the Distance highlights retention efforts at six institutions with proven programs and practices. It is part of ASEE's retention project, funded in part by Intel. The School of Engineering was one of six institutions that are "Going The Distance" with proven retention practices and are highlighted in this ASEE video.


CIS Study Abroad in Zurich, Switzerland

This summer exchange program involves spending two weeks attending ZHAW Winterthur in Zurich, Switzerland studying cloud computing, followed by two weeks of mobile application development at GVSU's School of Computing in Allendale, MI. For more information, or to signup, click here


Biomedical Engineering at GVSU

The Biomedical Engineering program at Grand Valley State University came out from a desire to provide the industry in West Michigan with engineers with the knowledge of how to design products for the human body, so it requires some very specific and specialized training.


Engineering IGA International Program

The Industry-Sponsored Graduate Assistant (IGA) program allows students to earn a master’s degree while the companies mentor them during the two years of the master’s program. This program gives the GAs the real-world experience in parallel to the academic experience.


Laker Legacies - An iPhone App Created by CIS Students

This is a demo video from a Winter 2013 GVSU CIS Senior Capstone team that consisted of Daniel Newell, Nickolas Workman, and Thomas Peterson. The team created a context aware iPhone app that gives visitors to campus the ability to learn about donors who have given generously to various building projects.


Grand Valley Spotlight - Professor Samhita Rhodes

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering professor, Dr. Rhodes, speaks to the reason why she came to Grand Valley. She also highlights its focus on the students and research quality facilities.


Grand Valley Spotlight - Professor Blake Ashby

Mechanical Engineering professor, Dr. Ashby, highlights the reason he chose Grand Valley along with describing his most rewarding experiences teaching here.


Other Fun GVSU Videos From Around the University


Grand Valley State Through the Decades

Fifty years ago, Grand Valley welcomed its first students, its pioneer class. On August 23, 2013 during Convocation at the Fieldhouse Arena, faculty and staff members welcomed the newest Lakers, who represent the Class of 2017.


Laker for a Lifetime - We All Have a Story

The Laker for A Lifetime campaign aims to create a culture of philanthropy and university pride in students and alumni. This video was created entirely by students of Grand Valley State University. 


Grand Valley State University LipDub

Watch this video and follow students, staff, faculty, and administration through Grand Valley's Allendale campus while they sing, dance, and show their Laker pride!


Laker for a Lifetime - I'm On a Boat

Grand Valley students, alumni, faculty, and staff created this parody video to promote "Laker for a Lifetime" at Grand Valley, an initiative that aims to strengthen the Grand Valley connection for students and alumni by helping them realize their importance in shaping the university's future.