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U.S. Patent Issues for GVSU Air Quality Sensing System

GVSU Facilities Specialists take Air Handling Technology to a New Level


GVSU Facilities Specialists take Air Handling Technology to a New Level.
A U.S. Patent #10,563,886 was issued to Grand Valley State University for a novel air quality sensing system, invented by the facilities team Leo McCormick, Sean McManus and Tom Michalak.  Nicknamed, CO2 Hound, the system senses the amount of CO2 in a room, (correlating with occupancy), and will command the building air flow system to refresh the room air accordingly, keeping air quality, and hence learning potential, high.   Other benefits include reduced system installation costs (remodel or new build), and reduced energy utilization.  Congrats to our inventors!

Noah Keefer, Maruf Hossain, Jim TenBrink, Brent Nowak, Jon Vinkso and John Doneth standing behind their invention.

GVSU group helps develop device that improves spine surgery training

A Grand Valley State University group worked with a local inventor and alumnus to help develop a first-of-its-kind device that can improve the way surgeons are trained for spinal procedures. Click here to learn more about their device. 

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Micah Fernando pictured in front of his research poster

Biochemistry major earns competitive Goldwater Scholarship

Micah Fernando, a junior majoring in biochemistry, earned a competitive Goldwater Scholarship, a national award that supports undergraduates who want to pursue research careers in STEM fields.

May 4, 2021

Erkmen Aslim, assistant professor of economics in the Seidman College of Business.

Increased access to Medicaid coverage helps keep formerly incarcerated people from returning to prison, GVSU researcher finds

Former prisoners who qualify for expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are more likely to receive treatment for addiction and are less likely to return to prison, said a Grand Valley researcher.

Feb 18, 2021

Amanda Dillard

The strongest predictor of who will get COVID-19 vaccine? How vulnerable someone feels about contracting the virus, GVSU researcher finds

Amanda Dillard, associate professor of psychology, said the findings show the power of emotion when people are deciding on whether to receive the vaccine.

Feb 2, 2021

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