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The College of Science, Engineering and Technology offers degree programs that prepare students for high-demand professions in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. With an emphasis on Grand Canyon University’s Christian worldview, our college believes in instilling social awareness, responsibility, ethical character and compassion. Our blog, BrainSTEM, focuses on topics related to science, engineering and technology, with engaging contributions from students, staff and faculty. On the blog, you can find helpful resources relating to STEM fields and learn more about current events occurring globally, locally and within GCU. We hope to provide our readers with information that helps them learn about the necessary knowledge, skills and mental disciplines to succeed in today’s job market.
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By James Gordon, MS
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Back in 2003 I took a course in data mining as a graduate student at the University of Washington. At the time, data mining seemed like a nice marketing term – just another hot technology buzz phrase to describe the same old database design and searching techniques. Fast forward to the year 2018 and data mining has evolved to the point where it could actually be offered as a degree program. During the fall 2017 semester I taught a course at Grand Canyon University in our growing computer science program called Search Engines and Data Mining. Over the last 20 years the internet has evolved into an economy of information where data mining is a core skill that our computer science students are expected to enter the workforce with.

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By James Gordon
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Most of us have heard about the popularity of bitcoin, but how bitcoin and digital currencies actually work is not as widely known. The technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin and ethereum is called the blockchain. The blockchain is the mechanism that keeps digital currency transactions secure. Quite literally, the blockchain is a public ledger of all transactions and anyone is able to see it and make their own transactions. How this public ledger works is the complete reversal of our traditional banking system and really ushers in a new era of distributed computing.

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One thing that Grand Canyon University takes pride in is our family atmosphere. Right when you step on campus, you are immediately connected. Between the energized games and the smiling faces, students never want to leave! Grand Canyon University is a great environment to be a part of, whether you are a student or a faculty member. Melissa Beddow, a faculty member in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at GCU, enjoys every part of her job. Beddow is an associate professor and teaches forensic science, biology and chemistry courses.

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By Michael Bodeen, MHPE
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Becoming a healthcare provider can be very challenging, with academic demands exceeding many other programs. To be competitive for consideration to a medical or dental graduate school requires internal drive, focus, academic success, good entrance exam test scores, experience, a bit of good luck – and one might think a touch of divine intervention.

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By Shaun Wang
Computer Science Major, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Mac or Windows? The decades-old question remains unsolved. A lot of times the decision is not based on computer alone, but rather on user preference and finances. This blog will explore the which computer is best for computer science students and how to choose specs based on long-term need while in the program.

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Ed Koeneman is an electrical engineering technology instructor here at Grand Canyon University. Ed has an impressive background with 25 years of experience as a product design engineer, with 15 of those years spent running a medical device company that Ed and his father founded. The company, Kinetic Muscles, creates rehabilitation devices to help people who have suffered from strokes regain proper function of damaged limbs.

When Ed sold the company, GCU’s engineering program was starting to pick up speed. This was during a time that Ed was mentoring several dozen biomedical engineering students at Arizona State University – it was here that he found his calling and discovered that being a teacher was the right career for him.

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By Adrienne J. Crawford
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

What does it take to pioneer a new program at GCU? Just ask Isabelle Ketchum and Samantha White, who will soon be GCU’s first graduates from the new environmental science program.  This program immerses students in environmental biology, chemistry and engineering to prepare them for the demanding fields they are about to enter. Each semester the program continues to grow with students looking to learn more about the challenges facing the environment and creating strategies to keep people safe while bringing greater awareness to the importance of maintaining ecosystems.

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Andrea Strock is a professor in Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology. When she was a child, Andrea played ‘pretend teacher’ or ‘pretend school’ and knew from a young age that she wanted to become a teacher. She went to college to earn her degree in education, and now spends her days teaching General Physics I and II along with their corresponding labs to students at GCU.

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