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The latest News & Announcements about STEM@SVSU. 

June 6, 2017

Alex Fullerton: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Less than a year after a roadway crash claimed his left leg — and nearly his life — Alex Fullerton was where he belonged: back at full speed behind the wheel of an Indy-style car he helped build. His perseverance comes naturally.

June 6, 2017

Alec Ward: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Alec Ward has a gift for solving math problems, and he wants to share that talent with others. “No question, he has been one of our best students ever,” said Amy Hlavacek, associate professor of mathematics. “He’s already great at teaching others math.”

June 6, 2017

Sarah Albanawi: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Driven to solve complex problems, Sarah Albanawi knows her choices defy some preconceptions.

May 22, 2017

Isabelle Pacitto: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Isabelle Pacitto came to SVSU with a passion for helping others and leaves inspired to make it her life's work, thanks to engaging with a campus community filled with servant leaders.

May 22, 2017

Sarah Tennyson: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

“I like to stay positive and keep a positive outlook on life.” Sarah Tennyson's optimism at first might seem odd coming from someone once kept alive by a feeding tube, she admitted.

May 22, 2017

Kevin Finley: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

As a future accounting asset to The Dow Chemical Company, Kevin Finley crossed the graduation stage in May 2017 with excitement and a firm sense of purpose after five years at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 11, 2017

Sloan Klaski: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Sloan Klaski looks to the future with excitement and a smile on his face as he describes his goals in the years to come. Many Saginaw Valley State University graduates share his positive outlook; few have faced as many obstacles.

May 11, 2017

Iridian Juarez: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

One shift. That is all it took for Iridian Juarez to leave an impression in SVSU President Don Bachand’s office so strong that it led Mary Kowaleski, the president’s executive assistant, into a figurative tug-of-war for more of Juarez’s time.

April 14, 2017

FIRST Robotics student enjoys competition at SVSU, her future college home

The Algonac High School senior is among the nearly 5,000 high school students attending the statewide FIRST Robotics competition hosted by Saginaw Valley State University this week.

April 1, 2017

FIRST Robotics, Cardinal Formula Racing provide foundation for business started by SVSU mechanical engineering alum

As the founder and president of a design and engineering company, Nevin Steinbrink appreciates the opportunity to build things. He also appreciates the things that built him.

March 30, 2017

SVSU students hope their firefighting robot douses competition at international contest

In its attempt to douse a fire, “Card-Bot 1.0” is blazing a trail for a new STEM-oriented student organization at Saginaw Valley State University.

February 16, 2017

SVSU to host FIRST in Michigan statewide high school robotics competition

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome nearly 5,000 high school students from across Michigan for the statewide FIRST Robotics competition Wednesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 15. Including professional mentors and family members, an estimated 7,500 people will descend on the Great Lakes Bay Region for the competition, which is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math.

November 30, 2016

SVSU professor receives national neuroscience honor

A Saginaw Valley State University educator has earned accolades from colleagues nationally for his commitment to support and empower students with research opportunities.

November 30, 2016

SVSU to host 100 fourth grade students for Hour of Code event

Saginaw Valley State University will host students from four local elementary classrooms Friday, Dec. 2 for an Hour of Code program. The event is part of a national initiative to increase diversity in computer science as well as to introduce coding to students at a young age.

October 20, 2016

SVSU partners with CMU College of Medicine

A new cooperative agreement will grant Saginaw Valley State University premedical students early assurance of admission to the Central Michigan University College of Medicine through the Early Assurance Program.

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