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Experts bring cybersecurity insight out of the dark

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GoDaddy’s Jason Veiock didn’t get his start in cybersecurity. He was a cop. He spoke to educators and other attendees at a recent Code.org meetup at the GCU-based Arizona Cyber Warfare Range about how he got into cybersecurity, what it’s like to handle security for a company as big as GoDaddy, and what qualities educators should look for in their students when it comes to encouraging the next generation of cyber professionals.

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Hydrogel lab helps mold future biomedical engineers

April 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kyle Jones’ biomedical engineering students got a peek at what they might be doing as future biomedical engineers. They recently tested different “recipes” of hydrogels — used in everything from contact lenses to bandages — to gauge their strength. It was an important exercise because, one day, the students might need to design a sturdier replacement for knee cartilage or might need to engineer a stronger bandage.

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Anatomy group’s body of work: Creating human atlas

April 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s rare that an undergraduate student has the chance to be involved in putting together a reference book. But that’s what a team of about 70 students are doing as part of the Research and Design Program’s Anatomical Atlas Project. When completed, the atlas – a book that will map out the human body and will include cadaver dissections with photographs, histology, text, clinical pathology cases and more – will help future GCU students learn the anatomy of the human body.

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GCU Film Fest’s top honor again goes to de Neve

April 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students took the director’s chair and rose to the top with their submissions to the GCU Film Festival. Elliott de Neve’s music video, “The Distance,” was named Best of Festival. It is the second consecutive year he has won the top award.

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Pac-Man, tutus compute at robotics event

April 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Imagine you’re a video game character trapped in an arcade game, and the only way to get out is to defeat the boss. That was the scenario for hundreds of high school students who dressed as “Pac-Man,” “Legend of Zelda” and “Futurama” characters and brought their 120-pound robots to compete in the 2018 Arizona Regional FIRST Robotics Competition this weekend in Grand Canyon University Arena.

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CSET professor scales weight-loss conundrum

April 05, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

College of Science, Engineering and Technology professor Dr. Zachary Zeigler didn’t tell any “comforting lies” in his weight loss talk Wednesday. The author of “The Weight Loss Bible” shunned often repeated statements, such as the idea that eliminating gluten or carbohydrates will solve your problems. Instead, he talked about why we’re not successful in shedding all those pounds and concentrated on a holistic approach to weight loss.

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Math and physics add up for biology students

April 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Only about a third of high school students ever take a physics class, said Dr. Galyna Kufryk, and in many high schools, physics isn’t a required course. So she came up with a solution to help her microbiology students understand the physics concept of radiation and how it can be used to control microbial growth. She paired with Dr. Klaus Mortensen to help her create a physics learning module, and did the same when it came to math by working with Dr. Filippo Posta in the math department. She said she wants to make sure students have the tools they need to make them successful in the classroom.

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GCU: Voice of authority in online education

March 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When it comes to online learning, GCU’s faculty have established a reputation of being some of the most sought-after thought-leaders in presenting and publishing their scholarly work. Between 2012 and 2017, they led 163 presentations, and their work was featured in 138 publications. GCU are the innovators, said Rick Holbeck, Executive Director of Online Full-Time Faculty.

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Peer mentors bring experience to composition class

March 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Education majors Katelyn Watson and Timothy Sims, the first two members of GCU’s “Peer Mentors in Academics” pilot program, gain enrichment by enriching English composition students — who in turn are thrilled to receive instruction from fellow students.

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Escapism, tap dancing on board in ‘Anything Goes’

March 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll get tap dancing aplenty in “Anything Goes,” the bright, shiny musical extravaganza that features an almost 40-member cast, the music of Cole Porter, more than 100 costumes and collaborations among the College of Fine Arts and Production’s theatre, dance and music departments. It’s pure escapism, feel-good fun, says director Claude Pensis.

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