News Archive

  • Charles Wang Receives Love Family Foundation Scholarship

    Chemistry and computer science major will continue in mathematics

    Wang graduates with two B.S. degrees and enough credits for a third.

    Charles M. Wang, of Marietta, Georgia, has received the 2017 Love Family Foundation Scholarship. This award is the highest that Georgia Tech gives to a graduating senior. Wang graduates on May 6, 2017, with B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science and more mathematics credits than most math majors.

  • Joel Kostka on Microbes and Climate Change

    “Microbes intimately impact Earth's climate,” says the College of Sciences professor

    What can microorganisms teach us about climate change?

    What can microorganisms teach us about climate change? Plenty, because microbes respond, adapt, and evolve faster than other organisms. Scientists can discover how microorganisms will change because of global warming more quickly than is possible for complex organisms. Understanding how microbes respond to climate change will help predict its effects on other forms of life, including humans.

  • Andrew Zangwill: Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award

    Strong and sustained commitment to teaching

    Andrew Zangwill is the recipient of the 2017 Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award.

    Andrew Zangwill is the recipient of the 2017 Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award. Zangwill is a professor in the School of Physics. His selection is based on his outstanding teaching record, exemplary service, and leadership.

  • College of Sciences Professor Appointed to Top Role in Search for Gravitational Waves

    Laura Cadonati will serve as LIGO’s Deputy Spokesperson

    Laura Cadonati is elected as the first-ever deputy spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

    Members of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have appointed Georgia Tech Professor Laura Cadonati as their first-ever deputy spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). Together with the spokesperson, Cadonati will speak on behalf of LIGO when new gravitational wave detections are announced and oversee the management of a number of divisions, including data analysis and astrophysics.

  • Lisa D. Redding: Outstanding Graduate Academic Advising – Staff Award

    Student advocate, faculty partner, problem solver, go-to person, administrator par excellence

    Lisa D. Redding is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Academic Advising – Staff Award.

    Lisa D. Redding is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Academic Advising – Staff Award. Redding is the academic program coordinator for two Ph.D. programs: the Bioinformatics Graduate Program and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences (QBios).

  • Mary E. Peek: CTL Undergraduate Educator Award

    Motto: “I have not taught until students have learned.”

    For her excellence in teaching, education innovations, and passion for undergraduate education, Mary E. Peek has been selected to receive the 2017 Georgia Tech CTL Undergraduate Educator Award.

    For her excellence in teaching, education innovations, and passion for undergraduate education, Mary E. Peek has been selected to receive the 2017 CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) Undergraduate Educator Award. Peek is a coordinator of the Biochemistry Laboratory Program in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  • Randall Engle Honored for 40 Years of Mentorship

    Association for Psychological Science bestows 2017 APS Mentor Award on psychology professor

    On behalf of the students and postdocs who have benefitted from Engle’s dedicated mentorship, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) has honored Engle with its 2017 Mentor Award.

    A mentor is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person. While many can be mentors, only a few are as deeply appreciated as Randall W. Engle, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Psychology whose research focuses on understanding attention and working memory.

  • Transition in the School of Psychology

    Frank Durso to take over as interim chair when Chair Howard Weiss steps down on June 30

    When Chair Howard Weiss steps down, Frank Durso will lead as interim chair.

    After more than five years of service, School of Psychology Professor and Chair Howard M. Weiss has decided to step down as school chair effective on June 30, 2017. Professor of Psychology Frank Durso will take over as interim chair on July 1, 2017.

  • Raquel L. Lieberman: Sigma Xi Faculty Best Paper Award

    Leading a diverse team to answer interdisciplinary questions

    Raquel L. Lieberman is the recipient of the 2017 Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award.

    Raquel L. Lieberman is the recipient of the 2017 Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award. Lieberman is an associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The paper recognized by this award is “Enzymatic hydrolysis by transition-metal-dependent nucleophilic aromatic substitution,” published in Nature Chemical Biology.

  • Shana Kerr: Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising – Faculty Award

    Advising with enthusiasm, dedication, and attention to detail

    Georgia Tech has named Shana Kerr to receive the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising – Faculty Award.

    Georgia Tech has named Shana Kerr to receive the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising – Faculty Award. Kerr is an academic professional in the School of Biological Sciences. Her selection is based on exemplary academic advising and impact on biology students.