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  • James Wray: 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Early Career Research Award

    Advancing our understanding of Mars

    James Wray has been selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Early Career Research Award.

    James Wray is a planetary scientist who studies the surfaces of planets. He is motivated by the search for life in the universe or conditions that support life. His research focuses on Mars and icy moons in the outer solar system.

  • Stewart, Parris & Jones: 2018 Education Partnership Award

    Helping teachers bring marine science to middle and high schools

    Georgia Tech’s Frank Stewant and Darren Parris, with Jennifer Jones at Rockdale County High School, are the recipients of the 2018 Education Partnership Award.

    Frank Stewart and Darren Parris are being recognized for their collaborative Summer Workshop in Marine Science (SWiMS) program. The award recognizes genuine and substantial partnerships between Georgia Tech faculty and students and the K-12 community. Also receiving the award is their K-12 partner Jennifer Jones, a chemistry teacher at Rockdale County High School.

  • Sixth Annual Latino College and STEM Fair at Georgia Tech

    Latino families from across Georgia learned about college and STEM opportunities

    On March 17, 2018, Georgia Tech’s GoSTEM program held its 6th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair.

    On March 17, 2018, Georgia Tech’s GoSTEM program held its Sixth Annual Latino College and STEM Fair. Latino families from Atlanta and beyond came to Tech’s campus to learn about college and STEM opportunities through workshops and panel discussions.

  • Jeffrey Skolnick: 2018 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award

    Applying computational systems biology to improve human health

    Georgia Tech has named Jeffrey Skolnick the recipient of the 2018 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award.

    The award recognizes Jeffrey Skolnick’s exceptional sustained imagination and productivity in the fields of systems biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, cancer metabolomics, protein structure prediction and evolution, drug design, and simulations of cellular processes.

  • Rabinoff and Torres: 2018 CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

    Enjoying engagement with undergrads

    Joseph Rabinoff and Matthew Torres have each won the 2018 CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

    Joseph Rabinoff and Matthew Torres are two of Georgia Tech’s 2018 CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award winners. Jointly supported by the Center for Teaching and Learning and BP America, the award recognizes the excellent teaching and educational innovation that junior faculty bring to campus. 

  • Robin Thomas Named SIAM Fellow

    School of Mathematics professor is renowned for work on Four Color Theorem

    School of Mathematics Professor Robin Thomas is one of 28 members of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Class of 2018 Fellows.

    Robin Thomas has long been an exemplar of research excellence and dedication to mentoring Ph.D. students and postdocs. For his remarkable record of teaching, service, and research, Thomas received Georgia Tech’s highest award to a faculty member – the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award – in 2016.

  • William Ratcliff: 2018 Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award

    Tackling one of biology’s most fundamental problems

    William Ratcliff is the recipient of the 2018 Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award.

    An evolutionary biologist, William Ratcliff studies how organisms change over time. In particular, he wants to understand how multicellular organisms can evolve from single cells. This question remains one of the fundamental problems in biology.

  • Fenton & Lieberman: 2018 Faculty Award for Academic Outreach

    Fostering K-12 students’ interest in science, mathematics

    Flavio Fenton and Raquel Lieberman are joint recipients of the 2018 Faculty Award for Academic Outreach.

    Georgia Tech has selected Flavio Fenton and Raquel Lieberman as the joint recipients of the 2018 Faculty Award for Academic Outreach. The award recognizes faculty members for productive academic outreach going beyond their normal duties to enrich the larger educational community with their subject matter knowledge.

  • Matthew Baker Named Associate Dean for Faculty Development

    School of Mathematics professor is first holder of new leadership role

    The College of Sciences has selected Matthew Baker as the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development, a position that complement the positions of Associate Dean for Academic Research and Associate Dean for Research.

    The Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Sciences is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing programs that enhance the instructional, research, and career opportunities for faculty. Key areas of responsibility include faculty hiring; mentoring of faculty; faculty retention, promotion, and tenure; and diversity, equity, and inclusion at the faculty level.

  • In zebrafish, the cholera bacterium sets off a surprising flush

    Researchers unveil the possible mechanics of a cholera invasion of a host

    Cholera bacteria in gut of zebrafish induces strong intestinal contractions that eventually expel the gut contents.

    Researchers experimenting with live zebrafish witnessed a 200% increase in the strength of intestinal contractions soon after the organisms were exposed to the cholera-causing bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The strong contractions led to expulsion of native gut bacteria.Researchers experimenting with live zebrafish witnessed a 200% increase in the strength of intestinal contractions soon after the organisms were exposed to the cholera-causing bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The strong contractions led to expulsion of native gut bacteria.