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

Students hand out wristbands to encourage COVID-safe behaviors

October 26, 2020

Students in Dave Huizen's class are encouraging COVID-safe behavior with a simple tool: a wristband.

Faculty and staff sketches

September 23, 2020

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

College of Engineering and Computing earns grant for combined degree program

August 25, 2020

The Padnos College of Engineering and Computing has been awarded a $1 million grant from the NSF.

Faculty, staff sketches

August 24, 2020

University mourns death of Johnine Callahan, retired professor and honors college director.

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

July 09, 2020

Seymour Padnos, one of GVSU's top supporters and chair of Padnos Iron and Metal Co., died at age 99.

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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.