Welcome to the Innovation Design Center

The Innovation Design Center for Engineering is part of Grand Valley State University's Padnos College of Engineering and Computing.  The 63,000 square foot facility and its 2.7-acre campus not only serves as a vital resource for students, but as a catalyst for innovative partnerships between the college, companies, and community.  This facility provides expanded flexible project space for our students, dedicated space to bring multiple schools together for K-12 STEM projects, and benefits our industry partners with better equipped student projects and usable spaces. 


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GVNext News

Vito Cannizzaro, a Grand Valley student, hands out wristbands to students who are using COVID-safe behavior.

Students hand out wristbands to encourage COVID-safe behaviors

Students in Dave Huizen's Occupational Safety and Health class are encouraging COVID-safe behaviors with a simple tool: a wristband.

Oct 26, 2020

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Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members have published research or given virtual presentations.

Sep 23, 2020

A robotic cooler, showcased at a senior engineering project day in 2019.

College of Engineering and Computing earns grant for combined degree program

Grand Valley's Padnos College of Engineering and Computing has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a program that will support students who are earning a combined bachelor's and master's degree program in engineering.

Aug 25, 2020

Johnine Callahan, retired professor and honors college director, stands next to her portrait in Niemeyer Living Center at the 10th anniversary of the honors college.

Faculty, staff sketches

University briefs include death of retired professor, honors college director; celebration of partnership focused on building healthy campus.

Aug 24, 2020

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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

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We need more engineers. Specifically, more Laker engineers. Grand Valley is the primary talent pipeline for engineers in West Michigan. Community demand has led to a 40% growth rate in Grand Valley's engineering program over the past few years, and we have outgrown current facilities.


Provides support for the expansion of facilities for the Engineering program.