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  • Benefits Add Up for Undergrads in School of Mathematics REU Program

    Students get valuable early chances at research, presentation skills

    A summer program gives School of Math undergrads a shot at high-level research.

    This summer's 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the School of Mathematics was the largest yet in terms of enrollment, as 20 students took their first steps toward the level of research work expected of them in graduate school. 

  • A Solar Sensation Over Campus

    Celebrate Eclipse 2017 @ Georgia Tech

    Join the Georgia Tech community in activities galore before, during, and after Aug. 21, 2017,

    When students arrive at Georgia Tech for the first day of fall classes on Aug. 21, 2017, a special treat awaits them: a mid-afternoon solar eclipse. Given good weather, special eclipse-related events planned for the Tech community will be held by Kessler Campanile. 

  • Eclipses as Special Effects in Storytelling

    Cool and cruel uses of celestial alignments in fiction

    How have total solar eclipses been used in popular culture over the years?

    Total solar eclipses are dramatic phenomena in real life, and they've inspired writers and other artists over the years to use them in their storytelling. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Professor Lisa Yaszek gives her take on famous uses of solar eclipses in popular culture.

  • Bacteria-Killing Virus Teams Up with Animal Immune Response to Cure Acute Infections

    Phage therapy to treat bacterial infections gets vital assist from the mammalian immune system

    Immune cells of the animal host act synergistically with phage to cure an otherwise fatal respiratory infection in mice.

    The rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs poses a serious public health threat.  In response, scientists and clinicians are exploring alternative ways to cure bacterial infections that are untreatable by antibiotics. One approach is to use bacteria-killing viruses – also known as bacteriophage, or phage.

  • Searching for Science in the Solar Darkness

    Can eclipses still uncover surprises for 21st-century scientists?

    Scientists have long used eclipses to learn more about the sun and the Earth.

    For hundreds of years, scientists and historians have used solar eclipses to learn more about the nature of the sun and how it effects Earth. That will continue on Aug. 21, 2017, with Georgia Tech researchers joining the search for answers as the path of a total solar eclipse stretches across the U.S. 

  • Ants Build Sinking Eiffel Towers When Trying to Escape

    Structure created because ants act like cars in crowded parking lot

    Ants build Eiffel-Tower looking structures, despite having no leader or coordinated plan.

    Fire ants use their bodies to construct Eiffel Tower-looking structures when they run into a tall obstruction while looking for food or escaping to new areas. A new study suggests that they build these structures without a leader or coordinated effort. Each ant wanders around aimlessly, adhering to a certain set of rules, until it unknowingly participates in the construction of a tower several inches tall.

  • How to Watch the Solar Eclipse at Georgia Tech

    Put on your glasses, put down your phone, be in the moment

    Here are some tips on protecting your eyes and enjoying the solar eclipse experience at Georgia Tech.

    The skies over Georgia Tech will be at 97 percent darkness during the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Watfching the spectacle will require special eclipse-viewin glasses, but you'll also want to notice the changes in the environment around you as the skies get darker during this rare celestial event.

  • High School Students To Work as Mathematicians

    Eight interns will compute sunrise/sunset times and more

    Kirsten Wickelgren developed the program to emphasize mathematics as a career option.

    The program is funded in part by Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT), a program of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC).

  • B.S. in Neuroscience Takes Off at Georgia Tech

    New undergraduate program builds on strength of research across campus, from neurons to behavior

    Vibrant research community at Tech offers array of undergrad research opportunities.

    When Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences created a prospectus for a new Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, it estimated 25 to 50 students would enroll the first year. Wrong. Since the new degree program was approved by the Board of Regents on Valentine’s Day 2017, more than 145 students have signed on.

  • Exposing More Girls to STEM

    Middle-school girls experience Tech in CEISMC summer program

    GE, Georgia Tech host the summer camp to boost middle school girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

    GE, Georgia Tech host the annual summer camp to boost middle school girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math. This year, 28 girls are spending the week on Georgia Tech's campus.