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Alum's research is cover story

The January-March 2010 cover of Biochemistry, a journal published by the American Chemical Society, shows a picture of the structure of a particular enzyme. It may appear confusing to some, but not to Grand Valley alum Kyle Schneider.

Geologist alumnus makes his mark

Gregg Swayze fell in love with geology when his older brother, a geology student at Grand Valley State University, took him on a trip to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. As a high school senior, Swayze was fascinated with the thought...

From ravines research to Prague

Elizabeth Koeman's love for geology has led her to conduct innovative research with nuclear minerals.

Students build training tool for future surgeons

What started out as a class project evolved into an initiative to help medical residents become successful surgeons.

Study abroad leads to research

Alison McNulty does not just excel in her Grand Valley classes; her excellence abroad has allowed other students across the nation to perform undergraduate research studies at the University of Deusto.

Student gets Perrigo Fellowship

Anthony Hage has always been interested in exploring how things work and as a biomedical sciences major he is able to do this on a daily basis.

Gould summers with turtles

While some students spent time on the beach in the summer, others were deep in academic research.

Students' idea wins first place

Team Soletics, from Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business, took first place at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition November 14, 2013, in Detroit.

Alum wins $500,000

Grand Valley alumnus Ryan Vaughn took first place in the Company Award category at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition November 14, 2013, in Detroit. The first place prize money was $500,000.

Thum Wins Scientist of the Year

Ryan Thum, a researcher at Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute, has been awarded Scientist of the Year honors by the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society.

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