The showcase has been a busy place!  Here are a few of the major milestones and events throughout the years we have been open.

Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons - GRAND OPENING

The showcase was part of the new library grand opening in August 2013.

Library Grand Opening Photo

YETi CGI - Meet and Greet

On October 29, 2013, a “Meet and Greet” event was held for students, faculty, and staff interested in Gaming, Mobile App Development, or Programming. 

Who is YETi CGI?

YETi CGI is a Grand Rapids game design and production studio who developed the “Library Quest” game at GVSU.  In short, the Library Quest game is a mobile app that provides “quests” for students to explore the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.  By completing quests, students are able to learn about the library resources, services, and spaces while earning points for prizes.

This was our first featured event and we thank our friends at YETi CGI for making this opportunity possible!

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Laker First Friday 2014

Laker First Friday is an annual event and this year, the showcase was a featured site in the library at GVSU!

Laker First Friday Photo

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium 2014

The showcase was featured at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium in March 2014.

Photo from the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

Campus Life Night 2014

The showcase was part of the annual GVSU Campus Life Night. We had all sorts of visitors that wanted to give Google Glass a try!

Photo from Campus Life Night

#michED Meet Up at GVSU

The #michED attendees from the #EdTech Rally visited the showcase to talk about teaching and technology in K-12!

K12 Faculty and Staff Photo

Tech Talk - 3D Printing

Established this Fall is a brand new student organization at GVSU called "Tech Talks".  This group is designed to foster discussions, ideas, and collaboration at the intersection of innovation, technology, teaching, and learning.  In short the group is focused on connecting students that have an interest in sharing and learning about the latest and greatest in tech!  Throughout the year, several "Tech Talks" will be organized to focus on a variety of topics.

The first talk is on the topic of 3D printing and all students were invited to come to the showcase on Monday, November 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event was held in the showcase which is located in room 012 of the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on the Allendale campus.

Students, faculty, and staff were welcome to stop by to talk about what’s new in 3D printing, create a project, or simply to learn about 3D printing at Grand Valley State University!

3D Printing Event Photo

GVSU CIS 150 Class Visit

The showcase was visited by several CIS 150 classes at GVSU!

CIS150 Class Photo

Super Science Saturday 2015

The showcase celebrated with the GVSU Math and Science Regional Center for "Super Science Saturday" and the 2015 Year of Light.

Wonder of Light Event Photo

1 Year Anniversary OPEN HOUSE

WHEN: Monday, February 9th, from 1-4pm 

WHERE: Atomic Object Technology Showcase, 012 Atrium, Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons

The showcase celebrated our first year at our 1 Year Anniversary Open House. The past year has been an exciting and eventful year for the showcase. Our mission is to make the technology showcase “an engaging and immersive space for students, faculty, and staff to interact, discover, learn and share how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU”.   

Featuring food and fun, the showcase was open for students, faculty, and staff to come and see the latest technology, our new furniture, and to meet our student emerging technology specialists! 

More information about our open house can be found on our Facebook event.

Open House Photos

WOODTV8 News Visit

The eightWest program from WOODTV8 came to film a segment highlighting the GVSU G3 Camp and the showcase!


Kendall College Class Visit

A couple of “Introduction to Design” classes from Kendall College of Art and Design came to the showcase for a visit!

Kendall College Visit Photo

GVSU Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad

The showcase was part of the GVSU Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad that was held on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.  There were more than 70 schools and 1,000 students at this event, and many of them stopped by to try on Oculus Rift, Google Glass, and to experience all of the technology in the showcase!

Science Olympiad Event Photos

Tech Talk - Mobile Apps for Student Success

Partnering with the GVSU Student Academic Success Center, our Tech Talks student organization featured a session focused on apps that can be used by students for their classes and for productivity.

A photo from the Tech Talk Mobile App Event

Sparta Area Schools Visit

200 5th graders from Sparta area schools visited in May, 2015.

Sparta Area Schools

GVSU Upward Bound Visit - Summer 2015

GVSU's Upward Bound group came for a visit in June of 2015.

Upward Bound

Rethinkit Library Conference - August 2015

The showcase was part of the Rethinkit Library Conference that was held in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.  We had over 615 visits in 3 days!

Rethinkit Conference 2015

Fall 2015 Teaching Conference

We are all about transforming teaching and learning with #EdTech at GVSU - We had a table at the Fall 2015 Teaching Conference.

Fall Teaching Conference Table

Campus Life Night 2015

The showcase was part of campus life night 2015!

Campus Life Night 2015

The Technology Showcase On-the-Road in Indy

The Atomic Object Technology Showcase went on-the-road and traveled to Indianapolis on September 21 and 22 to participate in the Crowe Horwath Blitz15 conference.  The conference theme was: “Learning matters now”.  This event brought more than 350 attendees from Crowe Horwath’s Applied Technology, Health Care, and Performance Consulting group together to learn new skills and to experience a wide array of new ideas and innovations.

Nicole and Rachel in Indy at the Crowe Horwath Conference

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