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Campus saddened by loss of biochemistry professor

January 31, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Biochemistry professor Dr. Tiffany Mealman always had a positive attitude even though she had reasons not to. Her joyful disposition, her faith and her dedication to her students is what those students and her fellow faculty members in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will remember most about her. Mealman passed away Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer.

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Hooked: Employees quickly catch on to cyber wars

January 31, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Not everyone knows what goes on at the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range-Metro Phoenix. But GCU employees got a chance to learn about the cybersecurity training center and do a little password cracking, network forensics and more during the Cyberfest open house on Tuesday.

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Student project bridges engineering concepts

January 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You might have built a few Lego cities in your time. But mechanical engineering students in Li Tan’s solid mechanics class last semester went way beyond Lego cities. They broke out their K’Nex sets and set about building suspension bridges to study concepts such as force and weight distribution. The challenge? The bridges had to support 200 pounds.

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STEM event stirs up science — and ice cream

January 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

From liquid nitrogen-made ice cream to 3D printing and a souped-up go-kart, Strategic Educational Alliance’s recent STEM Innovation Spotlight seemed to have the secret formula for fun — and for helping educators connect with each other and with STEM-friendly organizations.

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First Engineering Internship Fair

January 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau More than 100 students readied their resumes for the first Engineering Internship Fair on Wednesday in the pavilion by the engineering building. Representatives were on hand from 15 companies to talk to students about internship opportunities. The companies that attended were Cognizant, Sundt, MiClimate, Microchip, Dibble Engineering, ON Semiconductor, iDTtech, VIVINT, Phoenix Heat Treating, LSW Engineers, Maxwell Technologies, Civiltec Engineering, AGAS/Rapid, Quest Global and North Star Home. Alexa Carr of VIVINT said of the fair, “Our first time on campus at GCU was a big success! We were very impressed with the quality of your students and will certainly be back.”

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Doctoral learner, abandoned as a teen, lives to serve

December 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

“Those Lewis boys — they’ll never amount to anything.” David Lewis heard those words all his life, even after he made it through his teen years and being abandoned by his father, even after serving in the Army and Marine Corps reserves. It’s one of the things that has driven him to become a firefighter, reserve sheriff’s deputy and now, an online doctoral learner pursuing his doctor of education degree.

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Tears of joy and sorrow in an emotional year

December 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau They are the stories that make you feel good about humanity. They are stories of faith, courage and incredible determination, and they all have a connection to Grand Canyon University. Here, then, are GCU Today’s 10 most touching stories of 2017. But be forewarned: You might need some Kleenex – like maybe a whole box: “His cancer fight showed the superhero in all of us” (Jan. 19): No parents should have to go through what the Hyduchaks endured after learning that their 5-year-old son, Jace, had cancer. But they got through it, and Jace was the race starter for the 2017 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. “First responders receive a heartfelt thank you” (April 20): Perry Harris picked the perfect place to have a heart attack – in the middle of a large crowd of people at Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Among that crowd were a doctor and a certified athletic trainer as well as the station for the GCU Sports Medicine Club, and they all teamed up to save his life. Harris got to thank them in a special event on campus a month later. “A mom’s walk, like Karli, leaves lasting memory” (April 28): Less […]

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No ‘Bones’ about it, 500th dissertation one for books

December 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Doctoral Studies achieved a milestone by approving the school’s 500th dissertation, and as it turns out, it’s by one of GCU’s own. After some investigating, we found out the author of that dissertation is faculty member Melissa Beddow, who wrote about “The Portrayal of DNA Testing in the Forensics Crime Show ‘Bones.'”

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Rock star bacteria, R&D Program fuel research

December 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

You might not be familiar with cyanobacteria, but GCU’s Dr. Galyna Kufryk says these amazing photosynthetic organisms — the rock stars of the bacteria world in her eyes — may be what scientists have been banking on when it comes to solving the world’s dirty energy problems. Kufryk talks about her work, which has taken a step forward with the help of student researchers from the the University’s Research and Design Program.

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Commencement talk: common-sense excellence

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The commencement speaker Friday, Dr. Rick Rigsby, spoke about his third-grade dropout father and the impact his simple — but profound — words of wisdom have made on his life. Typical of what Rigsby passed on to his audience: “Look at me, graduates. Don’t ever show up on time. That’s mediocre. That’s basic minimum required. Show up early.”

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