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Christina Ragan (right) and her husband Zachary Grieb have studied the neuroscience of mental health and parenthood for years, and are now set to become parents themselves.
Christina Ragan has spent her career as a neuroscience researcher studying the neuroscience behind the mental health of motherhood. Now she’s set to begin a new research project — and become a parent herself.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Yale University are proposing a novel pathway through which coastal ecosystem restoration can permanently capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Seagrass and mangroves — known as blue carbon ecosystems — naturally capture carbon through photosynthesis, which converts carbon dioxide into living tissue.
Iramofu "Mofu" Dominic
Dominic receives a 2023 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color, which provides him mentors and a chance to present work at an award symposium.  
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Georgia Tech researchers have been selected by NASA to lead a $7.5 million center that will study the lunar environment, and explore the generation and properties of volatiles and dust. 
Lily Cheung and Simon Sponberg
Cheung’s research has the potential to improve medical treatments — including many cancer treatments — and also to help create plants that are more resilient to climate change, which could help feed communities of the future. Sponberg’s research into agile movement also has medical applications — potentially changing the way we approach physical therapy for degenerative diseases — as well as a number of other applications, including building better robots.
Tech Tower
The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) voted Tuesday to maintain tuition and mandatory student fees at current levels for most USG institutions, including Georgia Tech, in the 2023-24 academic year. 
Georgia emissions fell 5% from 2017 to 2021, according to the Drawdown Georgia research team led by Regents' Professor Marilyn Brown.
Transportation is now the state's leading emitter of greenhouse gases, eclipsing energy production.
New Relic executive and College of Sciences alumna Tia Williams. (Photo Jess Hunt-Ralston)
New Relic executive Tia Williams was one of the first Earth and Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates at Georgia Tech. Now, she’s unveiling ways for current students to map their College of Sciences skills — and recently delivered the keynote at the College’s Spring Student and Alumni Leadership Dinner.  
Photo credit: Adam Thompson, Zoo ATL
A team of Georgia Tech researchers has built an automatic feeding machine for gorillas at Zoo Atlanta that allows the primates to more naturally forage for food. Their ForageFeeder replaces the zoo’s previous feeding protocols, which had staff deliver food to the habitat at set times and locations.
James X Zhong Manis
Georgia Tech Ph.D. Candidate James X. Zhong Manis is one of 87 awardees from 58 different universities who will conduct thesis research at one of 16 DOE national laboratories. For Manis, that lab will be the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) at Stanford University.  
Vinayak Agarwal
The honor for Agarwal, an assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, comes on the heels of a recent NSF CAREER Award. Both recognize Agarwal’s marine natural products studies and his commitment to bring more undergraduates along on his research journey.