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N-95 Masks
A new study shows that ozone gas could provide a safe means for disinfecting certain types of PPE.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
GT-ORNL still has funding available for graduate, postdoc students in wide range of disciplines.
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.
The new county-level calculator builds on the team’s interactive state-level tool, which estimates the daily risk that one or more individuals infected with Covid-19 are present in U.S. events of various sizes.
Sophia Martin is president of the Georgia Tech Mental Health Student Coalition.
Martin spends her summer days working on research projects, encouraging mental health, baking, and working on various creative projects.
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.
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.
Buzz and Victoria celebrate Pridefest 2019!
Pham shares how friendships and mentorship have supported her through her time at Georgia Tech.

Experts In The News

  • Can air conditioning be contributing to the spread of COVID-19?

    "Most air conditioning systems will not filter out or kill the virus in any way," M.G. Finn, director of Georgia Tech's chemical biology center, said. "In a restaurant, the air conditioning makes it comfortable for you to be in the restaurant. If there are other people there with the virus, then there is an increased chance of exposure."

    WSB-TV Atlanta, Jul 7, 2020

  • Flying Snakes Need to Wriggle Through the Air to Glide

    Georgia Tech physicist Jennifer Rieser, who studies snake slithering, but was not involved in this new study, tells NPR that the research is a “cool” finding. The paper provides evidence that the way the snake moves in the air "actually seems to have a pretty important consequence for their movement,” she says. Related coverage: NPR.

    Smithsonian Magazine, Jul 2, 2020

  • Pandemic strands graduate students and postdocs away from their labs

    Al Kurdi struggled with depression before the pandemic, and some of those problems resurfaced when he was stranded at home. “What I found more difficult than actually just working from home is that I just felt so disconnected,” he says. “I’m two continents away. And I don’t know when I’ll be back.” He’s found comfort in talking to his adviser, Seth Marder. Marder says he tries to remind Al Kurdi and his other students that this won’t last forever. “Keep your eyes on the big picture,” Marder says. Since the pandemic began, Marder is checking in more often with all his group members to make sure they stay focused. “Psychologically they will be better if they’re making progress,” he says.

    Chemical & Engineering News, Jul 1, 2020

  • 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

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!
Jul
15
2020
Students: Submit abstracts by July 15, 2020 to present at the spring 2021 seminar, "Nanostructured Materials: Plasmonics in Nanocomposite Materials" at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
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.