Your Engagement and Support Make a Difference!
There are many ways to engage with and support GVSU and the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing. Possibilities include sharing your time in acting as an advocate at your company in support of our co-op and internship programs, industry sponsored projects, serving on one of our advisory boards, or career hiring of our graduates.
While we are fortunate to have several scholarship funds that have been established to maintain the special elements of our programs, help support our continued growth, and assist our students, the PCEC is currently only able to support about 10% of our students. In times of ever rising education costs, your support could help us grow these funds, support many more students, and provide the same outstanding experience each of our alumni had while studying at GVSU.
Please consider helping us provide a special experience for today’s students—and tomorrow’s professionals—by sharing your treasures through financial support. Search for scholarships for which you feel the greatest connection through the Find a Fund web page, or follow the program specific links below.
Again, thank you for your continued engagement with, and support for GVSU and the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing.
Paul D. Plotkowski
School of Engineering Engagement & Support Opportunities
The Padnos College is committed to the role of experiential learning in preparing professionals for careers in engineering and computing. As part of this initiative, all students pursuing an undergraduate engineering degree must complete the integrated cooperative education program. The co-op program has led to national recognition and a 100% job placement for our graduates.
In addition, as we approach our 30th year of engineering cooperative education, we recently established the Engineering Cooperative Education Fund. Proceeds from this fund will assist in underwriting the costs of developing and maintaining the relationships and infrastructure needed to support our co-op program.
Additional engineering and engineering related scholarship funds include:
STEPS (Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview) Camp engages 7th grade girls in a week long program that centers on flight as a topic and encourages science, technology, and engineering.
For more information about engagement and support opportunities, or to inquire about School of Engineering Advisory Board participation, contact:
Wael Mokhtar, Ph.D.
Director, School of Engineering
Office: 136 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6750
School of Computing Engagement & Support Opportunities
The Padnos College is committed to the role of experiential learning in preparing professionals for careers in engineering and computing. As part of this initiative, all students completing undergraduate degrees in computer science and information systems must complete the integrated internship program.
The Computing and Information Systems Scholarship Endowment provide funds for numerous CIS scholarships including CS and IS academic scholarships; CIS study abroad scholarships, and direct admit freshmen scholarships.
For more information about engagement and support opportunities, or to inquire about School of Computing and Information Systems Advisory Board participation, contact:
Paul Leidig, Ph.D.
Director, School of Computing and Information Systems
Office: C-2-118 MAK
Phone: (616) 331-2308
Occupational Safety and Health Management Support & Engagement Opportunities
The Padnos College is committed to the role of experiential learning in preparing professionals for careers in engineering and computing. As part of this initiative, all students completing undergraduate degrees in occupational safety and health management must complete an internship.
In recognition of his achievements and commitment to Grand Valley, the university has created an endowment scholarship to honor Dr. Eric Van Fleet, who led the OSH program for 17 years. Dr. Van Fleet guided our program through its formative years and helped put it on the path to distinction. He was instrumental in helping our OSH program achieve ISHM recognition. Dr. Van Fleet made countless presentations at national and international conferences and was widely recognized for his contributions to our field.
For more information about engagement and support opportunities contact:
Office: EC 618F
Phone: (616) 331-6249