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The College of Sciences-led team that developed the Covid-19 testing program for Georgia Tech — along with a pair of Chemistry faculty leading a new diversity initiative, excellence in teaching — are honored with Institute Research Awards for 2020-2021.
Tech Tower at Georgia Tech
College of Sciences staff and faculty who are leading the Institute's Covid-19 response, a key School of Biological Sciences academic support specialist, and a team of cybersecurity pros are the winners of three Georgia Tech Human Resources awards.
Students by Tech Tower
Seven faculty members from five schools in the College of Sciences are among those honored with annual Spring awards from Georgia Tech's Center for Teaching and Learning that celebrate innovation in teaching.
The team's interactive map shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location (assuming 10:1 ascertainment bias). The risk level is the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least one Covid-19 positive individual will be present.
Professors in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Physics capture top annual honors from the Georgia Tech chapter of Sigma Xi scientific research society.
Teaching Outdoors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A total of 40 awards and honors for College of Sciences instructors, thanks to high rankings from annual student evaluations of faculty
Julia Kubanek
Julia Kubanek, professor of biological sciences and chemistry and biochemistry, and associate dean for Research in Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences, has been named vice president for Interdisciplinary Research, effective July 1.
Buzz and Tech Tower
Eight School of Psychology graduate students and early career scientists are recognized for stellar classroom, teaching, and research achievements in 2020-2021.

Experts In The News

  • Can Extreme Melt Destabilize Ice Sheets?

    Nearly a decade ago, global news outlets reported vast ice melt in the Arctic as sapphire lakes glimmered across the previously frozen Greenland Ice Sheet, one of the most important contributors to sea-level rise. A new study reveals the long-term impact of that extreme melt. Using a new approach to ice-penetrating radar data, a team of scientists, including Winnie Chu, assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has shown that this melting left behind a contiguous layer of refrozen ice inside the snowpack. Most importantly, the formation of the melt layer changed the ice sheet’s behavior by reducing its ability to store future meltwater.

    ScienceBlog , Apr 20, 2021

  • Engineering Alumni Create Mobile App to Reduce Alcohol Abuse

    As studies show that the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic significantly contributes to rising alcohol consumption, two alumni of the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering now offer an increasingly popular solution to curb or eliminate alcohol abuse: a sobriety app called Reframe. Kimberly French, assistant professor in the School of Psychology, explains how feelings of isolation, with limited remote options for seeking help, caused a spike in alcohol abuse during the pandemic. 

    Georgia Tech College of Engineering , Apr 19, 2021

  • New Method Measures Super-Fast, Free Electron Laser Pulses

    Free electron lasers (FELs), which are driven by kilometer-long linear accelerators, emit bursts of short-wavelength light lasting one quadrillionth of a second. As a result, they can act as strobe lights for viewing the fastest events in nature — atomic or molecular motion — and therefore promise to revolutionize our understanding of almost any kind of matter. New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from FELs. One of the co-authors of this study is Rick Trebino, professor in the School of Physics

    Science Magazine, Apr 14, 2021

  • Ethics in Tech, Spring 2021

    This edition of Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine focuses on the ethical considerations of recent science and technological developments, and how the Institute's vision and values play into researching these issues. Included in articles about top ethical issues such as artificial intelligence, social media, and data privacy, is this explanation from Michael Goodisman, an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, about genetic testing. 

    Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, Apr 13, 2021

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