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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State grant allows GVSU, Corewell Health East to continue developing medical device to assist during labor

The device was among six projects that received grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

May 15, 2023

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Engineering team uses interdisciplinary approach to create award-winning African spear

Team earned honors in the collegiate competition that is similar to TV's 'Forged in Fire.'

May 8, 2023

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GVSU expands pipeline pathways for diverse students to education

Leaders from GVSU and Talladega College in Alabama signed an articulation agreement for students from Talladega to earn master's degrees at GVSU.

Apr 26, 2023

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Leaders from GVSU sign articulation agreement with North Carolina HBCU

JCSU is the fifth Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to join the HBCU/Hispanic Serving Institution Consortium.

Apr 12, 2023

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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.

Page last modified October 15, 2020