STEM

Dancing for life: GVSU physical education experts say coaxing K-12 students' dance creativity in class can encourage lifelong movement

The approach strays from conventional methods for teaching dance in physical education classes.

Mar 25, 2021


GVSU Science Olympiad held as remote competition this year

Hundreds of students participated in the event that highlights scientific discovery.

Mar 24, 2021


Young turtles that are focus of collaborative conservation effort faring well so far; second year underway

The headstarting program to help Eastern box turtles is a joint effort by GVSU and John Ball Zoo.

Dec 16, 2020


GVSU joins national alliance to develop inclusive, diverse STEM faculty

Grand Valley joins 18 other institutions within a national alliance to develop inclusive teaching practices and increase diversity among STEM faculty members over a three-year period.

Oct 29, 2020


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