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Welcome to the School of Engineering's video page! On this page you can find overviews of the exciting projects and activities that are happening within our school, along with award and program videos.
Grand Valley is known for producing great leaders. Tamarind Forbes, Class of 2018, is a great example. As the Chapter President of the National Society of Black Engineers and an active community volunteer, she is leading the way for minorities academically and professionally.
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.
Engineering professor, Dr. Shirley Fleischmann, teaches her Fluid Mechanics students to build a functioning model sail boat from a small block of wood. Students apply knowledge they have learned to a tradition of designing, building, and testing sail boats against one other. This speaks to a long-standing legacy of applying practical knowledge to a fun,yet challenging, project.
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.
The GVSU Formula Racing Team is a student-led group where students come together to design, build, and race an open-wheeled, Formula One style race car. In addition to this already impressive project, all the design work, building, and fundraising is done by GVSU students.
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.
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.
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering professor, Dr. Rhodes, speaks to the necessity for students to want to learn and gain new knowledge. She also touches on how satisfying and proud she is when she sees her students grow exponentially after their years in college.
Mechanical Engineering professor, Dr. Ashby, highlights the reason he chose Grand Valley along with describing his most rewarding experiences teaching here.
Michigan Senator, Gary Peters, visited the Kennedy Hall of Engineering and Keller Engineering Labs to showcase that the future of Michigan is innovation. Senator Peters explains that innovation is going to continue to be at the forefront of the next generation of products and in order to produce those, you need to have highly-trained engineering professionals. He goes on to say that GVSU has the resources to provide those experiences to their students in order for them to be the next generation of highly-trained engineering professionals.