5 YEAR CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE

EDUCATION     —     TECHNOLOGY      —     INNOVATION

YOU ARE INVITED!

On behalf of the Atomic Object Technology Showcase at Grand Valley State University, we would like to formally invite you to attend a very special celebration of 5 YEARS of EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, and INNOVATION!

Join us to remember the past - and to pioneer the future together...

WHAT - 5 Year Celebration Open House

  • Showcase Emerging Technology Specialists will be on hand to take you through the latest and greatest #edtech at GVSU 
  • Experience Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing and More
  • Refreshments will be Provided
  • Enter to Win Prizes!
  • FREE to Attend

WHEN - Friday, September 14  

  • Friday, September 14th, 2018
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm

WHERE - Technology Showcase @GVSU

  • Atomic Object Technology Showcase (012LIB)
    Mary Idema Pew LIbrary Learning and Information Commons
    1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401

RSVP

VISITOR PARKING

  • If you are not a current faculty, staff, or student, please contact us with your name and email address for a GVSU campus parking pass.

For any further inquiries about the event please feel free to contact Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies.

Noteworthy Highlights

2013

GRAND OPENING

EDUCAUSE Conference Feature

2014

1 Year Anniversary Open House

GV Magazine Feature Article

Michigan Public Radio Stateside Segment

WOODTV8 Visit

K12 EdTech Rally Visit

EDTECH Magazine Feature and Cover Photo

NMC Horizons Report Library Edition Feature

2015

Re-thinkit Library Conference Highlight

Grand Valley Lanthorn Article Feature

Showcase On-the-Road in Indy

EDUCAUSE Conference Session

EDUCAUSE Review Article Feature

Campus Technology Magazine Feature

NMC Horizon Report Feature

Enter to Win!

FOLLOW @GVTechShowcase on Twitter and also TWEET a selfie/photo of the showcase or something you find cool in the showcase w/ hashtag #5YEARS and you will be entered into a drawing for an: Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Creative Sound Blaster Headset, or a Campus Dining $15 Gift Card!

THE SHOWCASE @GVSU

ABOUT

Located in room 012 of the Atrium in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the Atomic Object TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE provides faculty, staff, and students with an interactive and engaging environment to discover, learn, and share how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU.  

Throughout the year the showcase highlights a wide variety of technologies while special events and speakers provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to become aware of the potential of technology to transform education. 

By researching and monitoring trends, the showcase focuses on identifying emerging and innovative technologies that have potential application across campus.  The overall goal is to elevate and accelerate the conversation about instructional technology at Grand Valley State University. 

VISION

GVSU will be nationally recognized as a world-class leader in transforming education through the application of innovative emerging technologies that create the next generation of teaching and learning.

MISSION

To provide faculty, staff, and students with an immersive and engaging environment to:  interact, discover, learn, and share how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU. 

2016

Michigan State University "Thinkin" Webinar

GVTV Segment

WOODTV8 "eightWest" Segment

MACUL Conference Exhibitor

Learning Life Cycle | New Landmark Libraries 2016 Article

2017

Grand Valley Lanthorn Feature

Ultimaker Blog Feature

President of the Republic of Palau Visit

K12 STEM in Computing Event Host

2018

Open for Science Olympiad 

hackGVSU GVSU's First 'Hackathon'

Showcase On-the-Road at Code.org GR Teacher Con

5 YEAR CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE

See more noteworthy activities and events by visiting: Atomic Object Technology Showcase "In the News"

62,000+
62,000+
VISITORS

Number of Total Showcase Visitors since August 2013

1,600+
1,600+
VISITORS PER MONTH

Average Number of Visitors per Month
Most Visits Recorded - 2,918 (January 2017)

36+
36+
TECHNOLOGIES

Number of Emerging Technologies Showcased at GVSU

1ST
1ST
AT GVSU

First Publicly Accessed 3D Printer

First Google Glasses

First Bitcoin Exhibit

First Oculus Rift DK2

First Snap Spectacles

First Custom Alexa App

First Microsoft HoloLens

First HTC Vive

First Oculus Go

10,000+
10,000+
HOURS

Number of 3D Printing Hours Completed

15+
15+
COURSES

Number of Unique Class Visits

"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, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies