GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, August 4, 2022: Grand Valley State University will celebrate Shape Corp.’s lead gift and its longstanding commitment to engineering students by naming the Innovation Design Center for the tier-one automotive supplier.

The naming ceremony for the Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center, 227 Winter Ave. NW, was held on August 9, 2022.

Grand Valley purchased the Winter Avenue building in 2017 to expand its engineering program. Paul Plotkowski, dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, said Shape Corp., headquartered in Grand Haven, has been one of the college’s earliest industry partners, sponsoring senior projects and hosting students for co-op opportunities.

High school students who competed in FIRST Robotics will demonstrated their entries at the event, and several senior engineering projects were displayed.