Grand Valley celebrated Shape Corp.'s lead gift and its longstanding commitment to engineering students by naming its Innovation Design Center for the tier-one automotive supplier.
A recent gift from Shape Corp. will establish a significant endowment for the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing to promote innovation and meet the greatest needs for Grand Valley’s engineering students. This gift is the latest in Shape's decades of support for the university.
The naming ceremony for the Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center, 227 Winter Ave. NW, was held on August 9.
Grand Valley purchased the Winter Avenue building in 2017 to expand its engineering program. Paul Plotkowski, dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, said Shape Corp., headquartered in Grand Haven, has been one of the college's earliest industry partners, sponsoring senior projects and hosting students for co-op opportunities.