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Latest News

Off-the-shelf robot with four legs
Researchers have leveraged cockroaches' scurrying skills for a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.
Haomin Zhou
School of Mathematics Professor Haomin Zhou is a recipient of the 2019 Feng Kang Prize.
Buzz with a scavenger hunt playing card (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
Periodic table celebration kicks off 2019-20 school year.
Journal of Proteome Research August 2019 Cover (Credit ACS Publications)
Work by Facundo Fernandez lands on the cover of the Journal of Proteome Research.
Courtney Ferencik (left) and Erin Green
Courtney Ferencik and Erin Green will lead fundraising efforts.
Erin Nagle (standing) discuss PROMOTE software with the School of Psychology's Leslie Dionne-White (left) and Kristie Clark.
This year the promotion and tenure process will be tracked from beginning to end in PROMOTE, a new software that allows candidates to upload their promotion package and monitor its progress through each stage.

Events

Aug
22
2019
A Biological Sciences Seminar by Scott Carver, Ph.D.
Aug
24
2019
An Atlanta Science Tavern lecture by Sam Brown, School of Biological Sciences
Sep
05
2019
Incoming President Ángel Cabrera he addresses the campus for the first time.
Sep
12
2019
Frontiers in Science Lecture celebrating the periodic table, with Monica Halka, Georgia Tech Honors Program
Sep
19
2019
Present a poster for a chance to win travel funds.
Sep
27
2019
An event showcasing climate change engagement by student activists, scientists and engineers, business & policy experts, and artists.

College of Sciences in the News

  • OTHER PLANETS COULD HAVE EVEN MORE LIFE THAN EARTH DOES, SCIENTISTS SAY

    Other worlds could be filled with even more flourishing life than we have on Earth, scientists have said. The new study could have significant implications for the way we search for alien life. ... "We expect oceans to be important in regulating some of the most compelling remotely detectable signs of life on habitable worlds, but our understanding of oceans beyond our solar system is currently very rudimentary," said Chris Reinhard, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, who wasn't involved in the study. "Dr. Olson's work represents a significant and exciting step forward in our understanding of exoplanet oceanography."

    The Independent, Aug 23, 2019

  • Common Origin Between Teeth and Taste Buds Could Lead to Tooth Regeneration

    Researchers from the United Kingdom and United States have identified a common origin shared by teeth and taste buds in a fish with regenerative abilities. Regulated by the BMP signaling pathway, the results suggest that the oral organs have surprising regenerative capabilities and can be manipulated to express characteristics of different tissue types.  As nearly a third of all adults over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth, the collaboration between King’s College London and the Georgia Institute of Technology set out to understand tooth renewal in animals that have replacement and regeneration capabilities. The Georgia Tech team was led by J. Todd Streelman. Here is the original paper

    Dentistry Today, Aug 21, 2019

  • Georgia Tech Professor Lewis Wheaton Aims For Innovation With Smyrna City Council Run

    Competition for Smyrna city council seats is heating up as fall approaches and election day lingers about two months away. Along with the collection of candidates aiming to become Smyrna’s first new mayor in 35 years are at least two hopefuls to replace Ron Fennel, who isn’t seeking re-election, representing Ward 7. Lewis Wheaton, who at age 42 is seeking political office for the first time, hopes to represent the city’s southernmost portion for the next four years with the same innovative approach he takes to his work as a scientist. ... At Georgia Tech, Wheaton researches topics including cognitive motor control, motor physiology and clinical neurophysiology.

    Cobb County Courier, Aug 21, 2019

  • Abortion Bans Based on So-Called “Science” Are Fraudulent

    This thoughtful and thought-provoking blog post by Nicole Baran, Gretchen Goldman, and Jane Zelikova is a must-read for scientists. Baran is a postdoctoral researcher in the Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences; Goldman is a research director in the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Zelikova is an ecologist who co-founded 500 Women Scientists. "As scientists, we are uniquely positioned to use our privilege and position in society to speak against the new abortion bans and other public policies that threaten the reproductive freedom of our nation’s people. We have the knowledge to communicate the science of reproductive health care, demonstrate the harm restrictive laws will cause and hold decision makers to account," the authors write. 

    Scientific American, Aug 21, 2019

  • Will I be able to tell when we’ve reached a climate tipping point?

    What is the full list of climate tipping points for melting ice, permafrost, etc.? And what’s the best guess of when each becomes irreversible? ... “Is it too late for the coral reefs that died in 2016 due to ocean warming? Yes, it’s too late, they’re not coming back. It’s too late for a lot of Arctic melt, for the Greenland ice sheet that’s fallen into the ocean, it’s too late for quite a few important things,” said Kim Cobb, paleoclimatologist and director of the Global Change program at Georgia Tech. “But it’s not too late to avert the worst kind of ugly surprises that come from pushing the accelerator down on a geological system that we know has not responded steadily.”

     

    Grist, Aug 15, 2019