Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Senior wins national history award for research

Alexis Hansen, a senior who is a double major in psychology and biomedical sciences, won a national history award � the Joan Nestle Award � for her research article focusing on a topography of transgender studies.

Feb 21, 2019


Homecoming regent takes initiative in and out of classroom

To Lavar Green-Jackson, being a leader is about contributing ideas and taking initiative both in the classroom and in the community.

Nov 15, 2018


Faculty-student research team tests shoes, running economy

Since the spring, Jordan Juzwiak, a senior majoring in exercise science, has spent hours monitoring runners on a treadmill to determine if the shoes they are wearing improve their running economy.

Oct 12, 2018


GVSU receives $1.3 million grant to fund McNair Scholars Program

Grand Valley received a five-year, $1.3 million grant to fund a TRIO McNair Scholars Program that will prepare first-generation and low-income, or underrepresented students for doctoral studies.

Oct 1, 2018


Researcher studying whether food production could be safer with new E. Coli test

A Grand Valley researcher has been awarded nearly $100,000 to study the effectiveness of a new method of detecting E. Coli bacteria that could improve the safety of agricultural food production in Michigan. 

Jul 27, 2018


Showcase highlights student research

Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, senior biology major Brendan Kosnik learned some of the island's trees and plants are very resilient. Kosnik was among 30 undergraduate researchers who gave presentations July 24 at the Summer Scholars Showcase held in the DeVos Center.

Jul 26, 2018


Student researchers prepare for Summer Scholars Showcase

Researchers learn that you sometimes stumble upon findings. Two students, Ruth Ott and Tyrese Lillard, participating in the Summer Scholars Showcase learned that lesson quickly.

Jul 19, 2018


Newest Beckman Scholars will research antibiotic resistance, Parkinson's

Two Grand Valley students selected for the rigorous Beckman Scholars Program will conduct research projects centered on advancing a treatment for Parkinson's disease and discovering novel ways to fight antibiotic resistance.

May 17, 2018


600 participants ready for Student Scholars Day

The 22nd annual Student Scholars Day, April 11, will feature research presentations by nearly 600 students who were mentored by 175 faculty members.

Apr 9, 2018


Biochemistry major selected for Posters on the Hill competition

Uyen Pham, a junior majoring in biochemistry, has had a great month. The native of Vietnam is the first Grand Valley student since 2014 to get a research proposal accepted at the prestigious Posters on the Hill competition sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Mar 19, 2018