STEM

GVSU faculty member recognized as a top public university educator

Stephen Mattox, professor of geology, received the Michigan Association of State Universitiesý Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award.

Oct 14, 2020


Decades-long GVSU tree swallow study continually benefits science, students

Michael Lombardo set up nesting boxes along the south side of the Allendale Campus to study the birds. The data collected is a rich source of information for ongoing analysis.

Aug 27, 2020


Smart brick inventor wins GVSU Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award

The inventor of a "smart brick" temperature sensor that works in the City of Holland's downtown snowmelt system won the second annual Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award, presented by Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub, at a ceremony on July 30.

Aug 3, 2020


Slow and steady, with a head start: GVSU biology researchers, local zoo work to boost survival chances for vulnerable turtles

The collaboration, which also includes a West Michigan nature center, is an effort to boost the population of Eastern box turtles.

Jul 24, 2020


GVSU expert on rampant Arctic fires: 'fulfilling a prophecy'

Bob Hollister, professor of biology and leader of the university's Arctic Ecology Program, said the fires signal the impact scientists have warned about when it comes to Arctic warming.

Jul 20, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.

Jul 13, 2020


GVSU joins West Michigan in mourning death of Seymour Padnos, engineering and science leader

Seymour K. Padnos, one of Grand Valley's top supporters and chair of Padnos Iron and Metal Company, died July 9. He was 99.

Jul 9, 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


GVSU summer camp season altered, but some organizers finding ways to continue

Several camps are offering virtual opportunities for K-12 students.

Jul 2, 2020


Working nurses advance their education at KCON, deepen commitment to health care in underserved areas

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, seven working nurses have continued their commitment to serving rural and underserved populations by advancing their education to become nurse practitioners with the help of a federal grant awarded to GVSU's Kirkhof College of Nursing.

Jun 25, 2020