Partner with us

Experiential learning is emphasized across the curriculum in GVSU’s Padnos College of Engineering and Computing. This takes shape in a variety of ways, depending on the student’s interests and degree program. However, partnering with the external organizations that eventual hire many of our graduates is one very important common element of this process across our programs. Our faculty have learned that one of the best ways to reproduce the experience of building real-world solutions in a production environment with a reasonably degree of fidelity, is to allow our industry partners to bring us real-world problems to solve.

The Applied Computing Institute is the GVSU School of Computing and Information System’s platform for providing experiential learning opportunities for our faculty and students and collaboration opportunities for our industry partners. There are a couple of different ways in which our industry partners can get involved. Click on one of the links below to learn more.

Sponsor a Senior Project

All GVSU computer science majors must complete a senior project course in which they spend a semester developing a non-trivial software deliverable for a real client with a team of their peers.

Sponsor a ACSL project

Multi-semester projects that are beyond the scope of a senior project are fair game for the The Applied Computing Services Laboratory. These projects can be staffed by faculty, graduate assistants and undergraduate ACI residents.