EDUCATION     —     TECHNOLOGY      —     INNOVATION


Who we are...

Currently located in room 012 and 040 of the Atrium in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the Atomic Object TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE is a premier exhibition space within the Innovation and Research Ecosystem in the Information Technology Division. The showcase team is made of a variety of students across several majors at Grand Valley State University, all focused on providing faculty, staff, and students with an immersive and engaging environment to: INTERACT, DISCOVERLEARN, and SHARE how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU. 

Learn more about the showcase in Grand Valley Magazine, GVSU Lanthorn, EdTech MagazineEDUCAUSE Review, and Campus Technology Magazine.

We are on mission to identify innovative technologies that can transform the educational experience at Grand Valley State University.  If you have ideas, suggestions, or comments, please take a moment to contact us.

What we do...

Extended Reality

A student with a microsoft hololens on

We offer several different ways to experiences Extended Reality. Whether it's virtual reality with Meta Quests or our high powered Valve Index, or augmented reality using our Microsoft Hololens, you can find plenty of ways to immerse yourself in technology. 

Makerspace

A 3D printer printing GVSU logos

We have several tools available like 3D printing, an embroidery machine, and Cricut Maker for use. 3D Printing is free for all faculty, staff, and students! Other tools you'll just need to provide your own materials. 

Workshops

A student worker gives a demonstration of how to use an embroidery machine

Come learn about the tools and technology we offer. We offer workshops throughout the semester on our various technologies. Not finding a workshop on the technology you're looking for? Just ask!

Exploration

A student presents ideas in the technology showcase.

We offer a variety of other technologies like the Sphero, a Visual Synthesizer, and Robotics. We are always looking to the horizon to see what's coming, trying to make our systems and technology better, and staying on the cutting edge of technological advancements. If you see something we should have let us know!

HOURS

FALL/WINTER SEMESTERS

  • Monday through Thursday
    • 10:00 am – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER

  • Monday through Friday
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.

FACULTY & STUDENTS SHARE SHOWCASE SUCCESSES

"Every semester I take all of my CIS 150 sections to the Technology Showcase.  To have a place on the GVSU campus where new technology is accessible for Faculty, Staff, and Students is amazing. 

The Technology Showcase staff is always willing to do demonstrations and show students how the technology an benefit in studying and future careers. 

In addition, as a Faculty member having such new technology right at my fingertips allows for more integration of it in my classroom. I have also borrowed technology to showcase in the classroom so students can see hands on what GVSU has to offer."
 

- Alisha Woodman, M.E.T. Affiliate Professor, School of Computing & Information Systems

"The future of education will be shaped by our own creativity and imagination as we look to leverage technology in teaching and learning..."

- Eric Kunnen, Senior Director of IT Innovation and Research



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