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

With powerful microscopy, researchers were able to visualize the structure of a tooth decay-causing biofilm growing on toddlers’ teeth. The organism primarily responsible for cavities, Streptococcus mutans, labeled in green, shields itself under layers of
Examining bacteria growing on toddlers’ teeth, Marvin Whiteley and a team from the University of Pennsylvania found microbes’ spatial organization is crucial to how they cause tooth decay.

May 21, 2020
During a time like this it is important to be kind to ourselves and to one another. Photo: Rob Felt
Various events and workshops encourage Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff to take care of their health and well-being.

May 20, 2020
Georgia Tech Historical Marker
Two months after a rapid evolution to remote learning and teaching, College of Sciences students, faculty, and graduate teaching assistants share perspectives, challenges, surprises, and what they’ve learned together — apart.

May 18, 2020
Regents Professors 2020
The appointment of Regents Professor is the highest academic recognition bestowed by the USG.

May 18, 2020
Marquetta and Marteisha Griffin
Twin sisters majoring in biology and mechanical engineering share gratitude for their journey from rural Georgia to Georgia Tech.

May 17, 2020
Graduate student Hannah Viola using the Gaylord collection box in Krone EBB
Juan Archila, Todd Clarkson and team diverted half a ton of expanded polystyrene foam from landfills, winning a 2020 Process Improvement Excellence Award

May 17, 2020

Experts In The News

  • Online COVID-19 Dashboard Calculates How Risky Reopenings and Gatherings Can Be

    This risk assessment planner provides an estimate that answers the following question: what is the chance that one (or more) individuals is infected with COVID-19 in a group of a given size?

    Scientific American, May 21, 2020

  • Bacteria seek safety before attacking teeth

    The bacteria that cause tooth decay protect themselves by hiding in a multilayered community of other bacteria and polymers, researchers in the US have found.

    Cosmos Magazine, May 21, 2020

  • This Was a Big Week in Coronavirus Immunity

    Now, some researchers are looking into “immunity shields” — a system in which people likely to be immune perform higher-risk jobs. This would shield non-immune workers from infection while allowing important services to resume.

    Bloomberg Opinion, May 21, 2020

  • Georgia Tech president: Fostering global collaboration, local action in 21st century

    Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera portrays a new e-learning program on sustainability as a result of the type of university-based global coalition needed to solve big problems in the 21st century. “Global collaboration is essential, as is local action,” Cabrera said. “This situation we’re in is teaching us that, to make a difference, we have to collaborate globally while acting locally to find new approaches that none of us, alone, could come up with.”

    Saporta Report, May 15, 2020

  • Georgia’s Reopening Depended on Missing Data

    Stephen Beckett and Joshua S. Weitz: "There’s a lag between when COVID-19 is found and when we know about it." Related coverage on Business Insider.

    Slate, May 15, 2020

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