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Alum wins $500,000

Alum wins $500,000

Grand Valley alumnus Ryan Vaughn took first place in the Company Award category at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition November 14, 2013, in Detroit. The first place prize money was $500,000.

Geologist alumnus makes his mark

Geologist alumnus makes his mark

Gregg Swayze fell in love with geology when his older brother, a geology student at Grand Valley State University, took him on a trip to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. As a high school senior, Swayze was fascinated with the thought...

Alum's research is cover story

Alum's research is cover story

The January-March 2010 cover of Biochemistry, a journal published by the American Chemical Society, shows a picture of the structure of a particular enzyme. It may appear confusing to some, but not to Grand Valley alum Kyle Schneider.

From ravines research to Prague

From ravines research to Prague

Elizabeth Koeman's love for geology has led her to conduct innovative research with nuclear minerals.

Students build training tool for future surgeons

Students build training tool for future surgeons

What started out as a class project evolved into an initiative to help medical residents become successful surgeons.

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