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Symposium/Showcase clicks in quick shift online

April 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology Research Symposium and Honors Showcase made a quick transition to online when the COVID-19 precautions were put in place. “For a tight three-week timeline, I think our administration, faculty and students did an incredible job bringing their work to life in a virtual manner,” said Breanna Naegeli, Honors College Associate Dean.

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From town to town, Lopes donned cap and gown

April 27, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

From remote graduation parties to a graduation ceremony on Zoom to a social-distance-minded graduation dinner al fresco from a parking lot across from a Texas Roadhouse, GCU’s Lopes found a way to celebrate even though they couldn’t be together on campus for Commencement.

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GCU faces up to challenges to make masks, shields

April 20, 2020 / by / 9 Comments

To some, making face masks out of unused T-shirts might seem like a simple task. It’s not. The Canyon Promotions team had to use considerable ingenuity to adapt its machines and by last week had the project fully up and running. Similarly, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology quickly figured out a way to make face shields in its 3-D printers.

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Electrical engineering tech students still wired in

April 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Tool kits, volt meters and broken equipment aren’t exactly the kind of gifts students expect to receive for graduation. But they were the presents Electrical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor Ed Koeneman gave the students in his Electrical Troubleshooting and Maintenance class. COVID-19 and stay-at-home protocols didn’t stop the class from their final assignments, including troubleshooting and repairing broken equipment from home — repairs they shared with classmates via video conferencing app Zoom.

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Anatomy duo muscles into distance learning

April 02, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

When Michael Bodeen, GCU’s lead instructor of dissection and the faculty member who helms the anatomy lab, first started hearing about COVID-19 in China, he knew the writing was on the wall. It was going to arrive here, too. That’s when he and pre-med/pre-physician assistant student Mario Barrera started preparing for the inevitability of distance learning. They spent much of spring break putting together extensive anatomy PowerPoints as a study guide to help students in their new online learning environment.

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She won’t walk stage, but her journey continues

March 31, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

When she came to the United States as a high school exchange student from Italy, Bianca Giorgi said she was searching for a place she would be accepted. The mechanical engineering major found that at GCU, where she has served as a multilingual academic mentor for student-athletes, volunteered as a learning advocate in the Learning Lounge, worked in the Office of Welcome Programs and much more. She also was chosen as the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s student Commencement speaker for the spring. Although she won’t get to do that this April because of the coronavirus outbreak, she continues on her journey online with her fellow Lopes, as she thinks of her family back in Italy at the epicenter of the outbreak there.

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Honors College, Brewers knock STEM out of the park

March 05, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

What do you get when you combine the Milwaukee Brewers and GCU’s Honors College? The Brewers STEM Crew after school club. The program for middle school students, who were led by students from the Honors College, highlighted the STEM involved in baseball through an active, engaging approach.

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It’s a crime to not love GCU’s Forensic Science Day

March 04, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

It was a dark and stormy night … no, not really. Actually, it was a sunny Tuesday morning at Grand Canyon University for Forensic Science Day, where 1,400 high school and community college students created blood spatter, analyzed a crime scene, searched for clues in a scavenger hunt, visited with Phoenix Police Department’s Special Assignments Unit, toured cadaver and DNA labs and visited with a forensic artist, to name a few of the activities. The goal? To introduce students not just to GCU but to the Forensic Science program and the multitude of jobs available to them in that field.

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Panel sheds light on teen dating violence

February 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Teen dating violence affects 1.5 million young people in America, which is why the University’s HOSA Future Health Professionals chapter thought it was important to partner with the New Life Center and bring a panel to campus for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Representatives from Bloom365, one-n-ten, the New Life Center and GCU on Thursday spoke about the red flags to teen dating violence, how to help those experiencing it, the difference between unhealthy and healthy relationships and more.

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Student’s deep dive highlights research colloquium

February 27, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Most of the presentations at the Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium on Wednesday afternoon centered on improving the student experience at GCU, and one of them improved a student’s experience in a big way: Junior Weston DeCambra was the only student presenter at the event and shared his research on the antimicrobial qualities of marine plants.

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