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GCU’s new tech degrees – skill sets and career opportunities

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU Today Magazine Here’s a glimpse at the types of careers Grand Canyon University’s new degree programs in computer science and informational technology could lead students into over the next several years: B.S. in Computer Science Emphasis in Big Data Analytics  — Students learn how to mine massive data sets, which helps companies track customer preferences, identify trends with patient treatments and tailor programs to specific groups. — Database managers and administrators serve an integral role understanding the story buried in millions of lines of data. Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship — Technology project management helps computer experts understand the business end of taking their innovations to market. — Entrepreneurial development of new tech products or services can lead to start-up companies or opportunities with existing companies. Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development — Skills in graphic visualization, computer modeling, mobile application development and artificial intelligence equip students to create video games and virtual simulations. — Simulation programmers and other roles in gaming or virtual reality modeling are in demand in a variety of industries. B.S. in Information Technology Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship — Understanding IT project management ensures that companies or startups have a controllable hardware or […]

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New tech programs drive workforce development

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

With an increased focus on STEM academics, GCU is equipping students with the skills to serve in high-tech jobs in the future.

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Star Tech: The Next Generation of GCU Grads

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

As a Grand Canyon University undergraduate, Jared Stauffer laid out his vision for a new technology company, and he followed through on his dream. Now his Phoenix-based cloud-service company, Brinkster, is thriving.

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Daily Dose of STEM blog

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today brings you a Daily Dose of STEM-related information to summarize how Grand Canyon University’s academic programs are being designed for the future.

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With tech programs, GCU sees its focus on the future

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The launch of the two new programs signifies Grand Canyon University’s re-emphasis on an academic commitment to training on science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as the STEM disciplines.

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Four more res halls, other buildings slated for 2015

August 01, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

The new residence halls opening this fall at Grand Canyon University are just the beginning of a major phase of new dorm construction. On Thursday, GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller announced plans to build four six-story residence halls at the northwest corner of campus.

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Baker brings biology background to new role

July 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University hired Dr. Perry Baker, the former dean of Arizona Christian University, to serve as assistant dean at the newly restructured College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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College of Arts and Sciences split into two colleges

June 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Arts and Sciences will split off into separate colleges by the fall as the University unveils its College of Humanities and Social Sciences and its College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Pre-science coordinators guide health care students

May 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Arts and Sciences staffers Cherissa Chacon and Helen Howard serve as pre-science coordinators, helping pre-med students and others develop the portfolios they need for graduate schools.

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Issue of prescription drugs in water requires research

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Randhir Deo tracks trends in water contamination but most notably has written peer-reviewed academic journal articles about the rising tide of pharmaceutical drugs in water systems.

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