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Reaching out with 3D-printed bandage, prosthetic

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When a team of undergraduate biotechnology researchers in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology heard about the high number of amputees in Rwanda, they wondered if they could improve on the design of those prosthetics so are working on creating a low-cost, 3D-printed arm. They also are using 3D printing technology to create a bandage to treat wound infections that might prevent those amputations.

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Photography a focus for forensic science students

February 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It was like a scene out of “CSI” on Thursday on the fourth floor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, when multiple crime scenes came to life as six theater students from the College of Fine Arts and Production turned in unusual performances – as fatal crime victims – so forensic science students could photographically document the bodies for a class project.

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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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Hundreds on campus watch live, ‘Lectric’ proposal

January 26, 2018 / by / 4 Comments

“LIVE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL,” the sign read, and everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus was invited to watch it at the appointed time Thursday afternoon. Sure enough, it drew a big crowd. Here’s how Levi Conlow pulled it off and what his stunned fiancee, Rachel O’Brien, was saying afterward.

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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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GCU flexing a new health initiative

January 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is flexing its latest recognition as an Exercise is Medicine campus. What that means is that, in addition to the typical questions at the health clinic, students will be asked about their exercise habits and may get a prescription for exercise. The idea is to improve the health of students on college campuses.

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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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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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