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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GVSU engineering students now have pathway to master's degree in architecture from KCAD

GVSU interdisciplinary engineering students interested in pursuing a master's degree in architecture from KCAD can do so in an accelerated timeline.

Jun 20, 2022

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Engineering, computing students team together to solve industry problems

Nearly 30 groups of engineering and computer science students presented their senior and team projects April 21 at the Innovation and Design Center.

Apr 26, 2022

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Leaders from GVSU, Alabama State sign articulation agreement

Leaders from Grand Valley State and Alabama State universities signed an articulation agreement April 25 that establishes pathways for degree completion for ASU students who are interested in pursuing master's degrees at GVSU.

Apr 25, 2022

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Robotic rewards

Two students who competed in FIRST Robotics at the Fieldhouse earned Grand Valley scholarships.

Mar 28, 2022

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38 teams to compete in FIRST Robotics district event at GVSU

Teams from 38 Michigan high schools -- from Allendale to Iron Mountain to Zeeland -- will converge at Grand Valley State University March 24-26 for the FIRST Robotics district event.

Mar 23, 2022

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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.



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