Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Student research takes center stage at Summer Scholars Showcase

Students in a 12-week summer program through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship will present their initial findings or creative project to the Grand Valley community on September 9 at the Kirkhof Center.

Sep 8, 2021


GVSU faculty member, students develop COVID-19 vaccine awareness messaging for community

The work stems from an ongoing collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan.

Aug 31, 2021



Library Scholars say summer research projects enhance their own skills, help peers discover resources

Library Scholars earn a stipend to work for 12 weeks with a library faculty mentor on a research project.

Jul 23, 2021


Two McNair Scholars earn full scholarships to begin graduate school

Two of Grand Valley's McNair Scholars earned full scholarships to begin their doctoral degree programs at Michigan State University in the fall semester.

May 20, 2021


Biochemistry major earns competitive Goldwater Scholarship

Micah Fernando, a junior majoring in biochemistry, earned a competitive Goldwater Scholarship, a national award that supports undergraduates who want to pursue research careers in STEM fields.

May 4, 2021


SSD at 25: Students discover passion for research

More than 13,700 Grand Valley students have presented their research since the event was established in 1996.

Apr 6, 2021


McNair Scholars transition undergraduate research projects to online formats

Words like pivot and persevere are often used to describe how students transitioned to remote learning due to COVID-19. David Martin, director of the McNair Scholars program, added courage when describing how 17 undergraduates adapted their research to online formats. The McNair Scholars program, a federally funded TRIO program, supports first-generation and underrepresented students who want to pursue doctoral programs.

Oct 13, 2020


GVSU researchers take samples along length of Grand River to assess its health

Peter Wampler, professor of geology, led the project that is part of the Making Waves initiative.

Jul 9, 2020


Student Scholars Day goes virtual; more than 100 presentations set

The 24th annual Student Scholars Day will be presented virtually Wednesday, April 8, with more than 100 presentations and exhibits planned.

Apr 7, 2020