College of Sciences Strategic Plan: 2021-2030 now available

College of Sciences

Welcome to the College of Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology

Who We Are

The College of Sciences at Georgia Tech cultivates curiosity, encourages exploration, and fosters innovation to develop scientific solutions for a better world. Working across six internationally ranked schools with the brightest young minds in our fields, we mentor future leaders to identify and push the frontiers of human knowledge, imagination, and innovation. Explore more.

Latest News

Fierce Collaboration: The Competitions that Drive Innovation
In the Georgia Tech community, creative friction between collaborators leads to better solutions. Greg Gibson and Joshua Weitz join Tamara Bogdanović and Laura Cadonati to share their stories of teamwork and partnership with Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.
Julia Kubanek provides advice on how to approach reading scientific journal artlces for #StraightToTheSource
The College's #StraightToTheSource social media series answers Covid-19-related community and frequently asked questions by directly examining scientific findings and research with College of Sciences experts.
Screen shot of a coffee break at the 3rd Annual SCMB Symposium, held virtually in December. Credit: Michael Lavigne
The first two years of existence for the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology, based at Georgia Tech, have been busy. A unique arrangement of senior scientists paired with postdoctoral/graduate researchers is currently studying six projects that sit squarely at the intersection of both disciplines. 
Sara Brockmeier, Psychology Major from Woodstock, Georgia
Eight students share their experience at Georgia Tech and why they choose to study their major.
The above schematic illustrates a conjugated polymer film in an electrochemical cell.
Chemists and materials scientists team up to investigate the nature of electrochemically induced charges in redox-active conjugated polymers.
King Jordan
In a paper recently published in the journal BME Biology, Jordan and his collaborators work to bridge the pharmacogenomic research gap.

Experts In The News

  • University of Georgia to change COVID-19 surveillance testing method

    The University of Georgia is following Georgia Tech's lead by announcing this month it would rely more on saliva-based testing for its voluntary Covid-19 surveillance program for students and employees. Georgia Tech developed its own saliva-based test last semester. 

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Jan 5, 2021

  • Rethinking travel in a post-pandemic world

    Climate scientist Kim Cobb, who has committed to a flight-free career, gets two chances to publicly lobby for less air travel after the pandemic subsides. Her first is this Nature story, where Cobb, director of Georgia Tech's Global Change Program, argues for large conferences replaced by smaller, regional gatherings. She echoes that in The Guardian: "It will be nice to know that going forward, we have a viable, remote alternative for those trips where the climate costs, and associated injustices, outweigh the value for us as an individual."

    Nature , Jan 5, 2021

  • What is causing vaccination delays in Georgia?

    Health officials are wondering how they can speed up the administration of Covid-19 vaccines in Georgia. M.G. Finn, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor and Chair, and James A. Carlos Family Chair for Pediatric Technology, discusses how delays impact vaccine potency. 

    11 Alive News , Jan 5, 2021

  • Rethinking stimulus: How Covid economic recovery can help battle climate change

    The pandemic's silver lining? Worldwide lockdowns have caused a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Yet as vaccines get distributed and countries look to quickly stimulate virus-stalled economies, they should focus their economic recovery packages on efforts that are climate "friendly and equitable," says Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb

    CNBC.com, Dec 22, 2020

Events

Jan
28 to 29
2021
A conference, presented virtually in 2021, for faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and grad students
Feb
17 to 18
2021
The ExplOrigins early career group invites you to join the 2021 Exploration and Origins Colloquium!
Mar
14 to 18
2021
This symposium will be held at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
May
15 to 20
2022
The conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future.