Seymour and Esther Padnos Hall of Science
The heart of Grand Valley's science programs set in the heart of the Allendale Campus. Students come to these halls for everything from studying to laboratory work. With its modern equipment, sophisticated instruments, and extensive map and specimen collections, Padnos Hall is a well-equipped laboratory facility for study, research, and experimentation in the natural sciences. Padnos is also home to the Math and Science Student Support Program (MS3).
Seymour Padnos served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he joined his father and brother in the family business, the Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Co. Seymour graduated from Hope College with a BA Degree and has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from GVSU. Through the Esther and Seymour Padnos Foundation, Seymour generously supports many projects. He was involved with the engineering program at Grand Valley from its beginnings in the mid-1980s. Seymour joined the GVU Foundation Board in 1981 and he became a part of the GVU Foundation Advisory Cabinet in 1996. In 1988, Seymour was inducted into the Grand Valley State University Hall of Fame. In 2011, the university presented both Seymour and Esther with the Grand Steward award.
Padnos Hall is dedicated to Seymour and Esther Padnos, whose gifts to Grand Valley State University have been substantial. The Seymour and Esther Padnos Hall of Science on the Allendale Campus has 159,282 square feet, with 10 classrooms, three resource centers, and 82 faculty offices. The Hall of Science was dedicated in 1995.
Padnos Hall houses biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics departments, and more.
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