College of Sciences
Channel your inner Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern’s character in "Jurassic Park") at Tech’s Spatial Ecology and Paleontology Lab for Fossil Fridays. Sifting through dirt pulled from the Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming, community members can help researchers find fossils up to 30,000 years old.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has tapped several members of the Georgia Tech faculty for Regents’ Awards, including School of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Facundo Fernández (new appointment) and Nicholas Hud (second reappointment). Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience's Anton Bryksin was also appointed the title of Regents' Researcher.
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Jean Lynch-Stieglitz will continue efforts to support the community and advancement of women and minorities in academia through advocacy, advising, awareness, and data-driven recommendations for faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction.
When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it’s the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite – when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Georgia Tech has installed a new inorganic mass spectrometry facility. It includes two new inductively couple plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) systems: a Thermo iCAP RQ quadrupole ICP-MS for streamlined and high-throughput determinations of elemental concentrations and a Thermo Neoma multicollector ICP-MS with collision cell technology for the precise determinations of isotope ratios within a given sample.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REUs), Georgia community college initiative, and workshops centered on new scientific methods and communicating key concepts offer ample opportunities for students — current, prospective, and visiting — to hone their research skills in the College of Sciences.
Viruses play an important role in shaping human and environmental health. Joshua Weitz, School of Biological Sciences professor and Tom and Marie Patton Chair, has been named a Simons Investigator for his theoretical work on microbial and viral ecology and infectious disease dynamics.
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