STEM

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


First Innovation Fund proposal will increase computing graduate assistants, grow talent epicenter

The first proposal to the Innovation Fund, one of President Philomena V. Mantella's initiatives to propel Grand Valley forward, is underway and seeks to increase enrollment in computing programs by annually hiring more graduate assistants sponsored by industry partners.

Jun 23, 2020


GVSU-related program awards grants to K-12 districts for promoting water education

The From Students to Stewards Initiative is a collaboration with State of Michigan partners to help cultivate the next generation of water stewards, leaders and decision-makers.

Jun 16, 2020