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Category: Student Showcase

By Christine Hanson
Engineering Academic Project Manager, CSET

If you study, teach or work in the engineering department, chances are that you know Cory Cathrea. The junior electrical engineering major and president of the GCU IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Student Branch is a master networker and quickly made a name for himself on campus. In fact, that’s what drew the San Francisco Bay area native to GCU – in a young, smaller program, he could get involved right away.

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By Neal Adam, PhD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce one of my students. Rachel Kawakami was a student in my BIO-182 (Intro Biology) and BIO-365 (Biostatistics) classes. She is from Ka’a’awa, Oahu, and is a senior here at GCU, majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine. She had the opportunity to participate in a summer research internship.  This is what Rachel has to say about her 2017 summer research internship:

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Morgan Melton is junior at Grand Canyon University and studying information technology with an emphasis in cyber security. Morgan’s favorite memory since being a GCU student takes us back to his freshman year: He had just transferred into his first computer class and knew nothing about the subject. He went to his professor’s office and told him, “I know nothing special about computers, but teach me everything you possibly can.”

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At Grand Canyon University, the entrepreneurial spirit flows through every program. As students pursue their degree, they are encouraged to explore their passions and take initiative in their academic journey and career.

Recently, a group of students enrolled in GCU’s computer science and information technology programs have demonstrated what it means to embody this entrepreneurial spirit.

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