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Student envisions cars of 2030

Student envisions cars of 2030

Imagine a car that could recognize when a driver is distressed.
Creating avenues for study abroad

Creating avenues for study abroad

A student creates a social network site for others with disabilities who want to study abroad.
Student beats odds to run marathon

Student beats odds to run marathon

Three years ago, Scott Lacey lost his vision. That didn't stop, or slow, his plans.
Students' idea wins first place

Students' idea wins first place

Team Soletics took first place at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition.
Scholar publishes research on enzymes

Scholar publishes research on enzymes

An S3 participant publishes work on enzyme chemistry.
Cambridge University next for Grand Valley undergrad

Cambridge University next for Grand Valley undergrad

Katrina Maynes is headed to Cambridge University, a first for Grand Valley.
Gould summers with turtles

Gould summers with turtles

A Student Summer Scholar studied turtles to find out why a certain species is losing it members.
Classics student presents at national conference

Classics student presents at national conference

Andrew Lund's portrayal of the first empress of Rome presented at national Classics convention
Student uncovers local history

Student uncovers local history

Brian Zwart wanted to present the rich heritage of his hometown, Fruitport, to his community.
Nat'l journal runs student paper

Nat'l journal runs student paper

Grand Valley Honors student Travis Wheeler will have a paper published in a national journal.
Student's illustration in national exhibit

Student's illustration in national exhibit

Artwork by Monica Lloyd to be exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
Video project with senior citizens draws international attention

Video project with senior citizens draws international attention

Senior citizens and a group from Grand Valley have taken the media world by storm.
Vocalist earns national award

Vocalist earns national award

Caitlin Cusack earned national recognition in the Young Arts Competition.
Student designer on solid footing

Student designer on solid footing

GVSU senior Tyler Way's custom shoe designs grace the feet of some of the NBA's elite.
PR student earns national award

PR student earns national award

GVSU senior Leah Zuber won a 2009 Public Relations Student Society of America national award
Student finds success with DOD

Student finds success with DOD

Cornelius Hicks was an intern with the U.S. Department of Defense, working at Army Headquarters
Students win national ad awards

Students win national ad awards

Two students took most promising minority honors in American Advertising Federation competition
Intern has taste of movie magic

Intern has taste of movie magic

Film and video student Jacqueline Gerhardy works on a major motion picture filming in Michigan
Triathlete fights diabetes

Triathlete fights diabetes

Matthew Schoenherr recruited members of the Grand Valley Triathlon Club to fight type 1 diabetes
Native culture focus of trip

Native culture focus of trip

A group of students spent two weeks with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe on a reservation
Singer surprises GVSU audiences

Singer surprises GVSU audiences

David Robinson sang at two high-profile GVSU events but he majors in public relations, not music
Student journalist wins award

Student journalist wins award

Hispanic community outreach helped Jane Newton win top honors in national newspaper competition
Students win national SAP award

Students win national SAP award

Two students from Seidman College of Business took top honors in national marketing competition
Freshman has running start

Freshman has running start

Grand Valley freshman Corey Thelen earned an associate's degree while still in high school
Class helps Rothbury rock

Class helps Rothbury rock

A Hospitality and Tourism Management class helped out at the Rothbury Music Festival