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Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

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Charles Standridge, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Grand Valley State University
136 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
301 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 331-6260

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About the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University

The Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing offers many different consultative and collaborative partnership opportunities to businesses throughout the region.  Businesses can access design, fabrication, implementation, testing, and human resource support through the College’s outreach initiatives. Business partners often benefit from outcomes such as increased cost savings, process improvements, and more timely and efficient product introductions.

DOER Center. The DOER Center -- named for its focus on design, optimization, evaluation, and redesign -- assists companies throughout West Michigan with product and process design and redesign. The Center accepts client projects and matches them with engineering faculty and students with the requisite expertise and experience.

Engineering Senior Project Program. Businesses can partner with the School of Engineering and have senior-level students complete projects involving the design and fabrication of new products, processes, testing systems, and automation systems.

Information Systems Capstone Project Program.  Nonprofit agencies and organizations benefit from this unique partnership program that provides custom software design and implementation support.

Engineering Co-op and CIS Internship ProgramsBusinesses can utilize and benefit from student workers with extensive technical expertise when they participate in cooperative learning and internship programs.

Community Outreach. Targeting professional partner organizations  as well as K-12 students and teachers,  our numerous outreach programs promote interest in the engineering professions and excellence in the teaching and application of engineering principles.

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