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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

Tegra Myanna
Myanna, who joined Georgia Tech as director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center in May, shares insights and advice for students, faculty, and staff looking to connect to resources, forge new friendships, and get involved as advocates and allies.

June 30, 2020
Yendi Neil is a Proud Ally of the LGBTQIA Community.
Neil shares what it means to be an LGBTQIA ally, and the importance of education, support, and building community.

June 29, 2020
Fernandez and Ortlund
NIH-funded program to recruit thousands of participants to reveal impact of physical exercise at the molecular level

June 25, 2020
Andrea Welsh
Welsh reflects on her experiences in the College of Sciences and Georgia Tech Grad Pride, and shares how to support and be an ally to the LGBTQIA community.

June 25, 2020
Buzz and Victoria celebrate Pridefest 2019!
Victoria shares how friendships and mentorship have supported her through her time at Georgia Tech.

June 25, 2020
world
On behalf of Susan Lozier, Dean and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair: I am charging a task force to address the following two questions: 1. How do we build a College of Sciences community that is just, fair, and equitable for all members of our community – staff, students and faculty?  2. How do we attract and retain Black faculty, students and staff to our community?

June 23, 2020
Schematic illustration of molecular cooperation between proto-peptides and RNA that could have fostered their co-evolution.
An interdependence of biology leads to apparent paradoxes for the start of life: which came first, nucleic acids or proteins – the chicken or the egg? Moran Frenkel-Pinter shares exciting findings from a new study with the Nature Research Chemistry Community.

June 22, 2020

Experts In The News

  • Mounting Faculty Concerns About the Fall Semester

    Joshua Weitz, a professor of biological sciences at Georgia Tech who is currently working on Covid-19 modeling, said that “a broad set of policies -- from mask wearing, testing strategies, to rules undermining the ability of faculty to decide how to teach -- are likely to put students, staff and faculty at Georgia Tech at greater risk.” Many in the campus community have advocated for “more aggressive, public-health driven approaches to prepare for the fall term,” Weitz said. Now, he continued, “we have approximately six weeks left before the start of the fall term, and these next few weeks will be crucial to change course.”

    Inside Higher Ed, Jun 30, 2020

  • How Shelter-In-Place Orders Affected Atlanta’s Air Pollution

    NASA scientist Bryan Duncan, who’s a Georgia Tech alumnus, uses satellites to study air quality. One pollutant in particular that he looks at is nitrogen dioxide, another one that affects people’s health. Once it's emitted, it's only around for a matter of hours, so researchers can see hot spots where it's coming from. "So it's a great indicator of pollution in general," Duncan said. 

    WABE, Jun 29, 2020

  • Meet The Climate Scientist Trying to Fly Less for Work

    A few years ago, climate scientist Kim Cobb had a brutal realization about how much she was flying for conferences and meetings. Those flights were adding lots of climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In this podcast issue, Cobb discusses her push to get scientists to fly less, and what happened when the pandemic suddenly made that idea a reality. 

    NPR Short Wave, Jun 29, 2020

  • How Snakes Fly (Hint: It's Not On A Plane)

    New research showes that the paradise tree snake use special movements to make remarkable flights through the air. Jennifer Rieser, a physicist at Georgia Tech, says that the snakes' undulation in the air "actually seems to have a pretty important consequence for their movement."

    NPR, Jun 29, 2020

  • Outdoor Air Quality Code Orange in Atlanta Sunday

    Atlanta saw a code orange air quality alert for parts of Sunday because of a Saharan dust cloud that’s moved over Georgia in recent days. Zachary Handlos with Georgia Tech says the dust clouds move across the Atlantic every year but generally they are not as big as this one

    WABE, Jun 28, 2020

Events

Jul
14
2020
Tune in to hear from Georgia Tech scientists in June, or join the July interactive screening, which will feature live Q&A with the experts!
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
09 to 14
2021
The conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future.