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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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There’s an app — and a capstone student — for that

March 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

A National Center for Missing and Exploited Children app, a video game about a time-traveling cop just trying to retrieve his stolen Slushee, and a Days of Prayer app — they were just three of the projects presented at the Technology Capstone Showcase. About 40 students mingled with industry leaders to present the projects they’ve been working on over the past few months.

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Investigation confirms popularity of forensic science

March 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Solving a crime doesn’t happen in the span of a one-hour “Bones” TV show. Nor do one or two investigators break a case wide open. Usually, it takes a whole team of investigators, from police crime scene investigators to forensic technicians, as the 1,500 high school students who attended the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Forensic Science Day found out on Tuesday. They heard speakers talk about forensic dentistry, got to create some blood spatter and watched the Phoenix Police Department’s K-9 Unit in action.

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GCU’s competition robot gets a reboot

March 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

After GCU’s Robotics Club came back from its first-ever competition, team members decided to give their friendly little ‘bot a major upgrade. The 23×23-23-inch Thunderbot 2.0, complete with a vacuum-type arm, is ready to make itself known at its next competition, this weekend’s southwest Vex U Regional Qualifier.

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Code Red: GCU powers up cybersecurity focus

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU wants to become a major player in cybersecurity education and is doing just that, having formed a partnership with the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, adding an online master’s degree program in cybersecurity and recently becoming the site of the new Arizona Cyber Warfare Range-Metro Phoenix. That new cybersecurity focus falls in line with the University’s push to advance science, technology, engineering and math education.

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Colloquium kicks off with acclaim for McClean

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The first annual Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium began, quite properly, with a tribute to the retired Colangelo College of Business professor. He was grateful for the honor — and for the continuing interest in showing the research that GCU faculty members are doing.

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Faculty’s work to be featured at Research Colloquium

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus is invited to the Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Building 57, rooms 221-223. There will be eight presentations demonstrating research done by GCU faculty.

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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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