News Archive

  • Shana Kerr, Extraordinary Educator

    Shana Kerr is one of six educators who are making a huge difference at Tech

    Shana Kerr is one of six educators who are making a huge difference at Tech.

    In its Summer 2018 issue, Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine featured six educators, one from each college. The cover story was called "Transcendent Teachers". What set these teachers apart wasn’t necessarily their supreme subject knowledge or keen reputation with their peers and school administrators. No, it was the so-called soft skills—their caring and kindness, their commitment to creativity, their need to fully engage their students in the learning process—that put them top of mind and the first to be recommended for the feature story. 

  • Hom, Ito, and Moffat are 2018 Cullen-Peck Fellows

    The College of Sciences selected the associate professors for innovative research

    The College of Sciences selected the associate professors for innovative research.

    Jennifer Hom, Takamitsu Ito, and Scott Moffat are the 2018 recipients of Cullen-Peck fellowships. The awards recognize innovative research by faculty at the associate professor or advanced assistant professor level.

  • As We Get Parched, Cognition Can Sputter, Dehydration Study Says

    Summer heat fuzzing your concentration? Making you fumble? It may be dehydration.

    Getting parched can fuzz attentiveness and make it harder to solve problems. Dehydration can easily put a dent in those and other cognitive functions, a new metadata analysis of multiple studies shows. Researchers at Georgia Tech are particularly interested in possible ramifications for people who toil in the heat around heavy equipment or military hardware.

  • Fahrni, Spencer, and Zhou are College of Sciences’ 2018 Outstanding Faculty Mentors

    Awards recognize efforts and achievements in mentoring other faculty

    Awards recognize efforts and achievements in mentoring other faculty.

    Christoph Fahrni, Chrissy Spencer, and Haomin Zhou stand out for their extraordinary commitment to the professional development of colleagues

     

  • NSF Appoints CEISMC’s Lizanne DeStefano to STEM Education Advisory Panel

    New panel will advise the interagency Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

    Lizanne DeStefano, executive director of the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing, is one of 18 members of the inaugural STEM Education Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation.

    Lizanne DeStefano, executive director of the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing, is one of 18 inaugural members of the STEM Education Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation. The new panel will advise the interagency federal Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

  • IceCube Neutrinos Point to Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator

    An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos.

    An international team of scientists, including two researchers from Georgia Tech, has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

     

  • Tamara Bogdanovic is 2018 Leddy Family Faculty Fellow

    Award recognizes proven accomplishments in research and teaching

    Award recognizes proven accomplishments in research and teaching.

    College of Sciences selects Tamara Bogdanovic for her outstanding research leadership and educational innovation in high-energy astrophysics.

  • Galina Livshyts Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Mathematician will use grant to study convex bodies in high dimensions, support early-career researchers

    Mathematician will use grant to study convex bodies in high dimensions, support early-career researchers.

    Mathematician Galina Livshyts has received an NSF CAREER award. She will use the grant to study convex bodies in high dimensions and support early-career researchers.

  • Chris Stanzione Receives 2018 Eric R. Immel Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Award recognizes psychology lecturer’s contributions to undergraduate education and outreach

    Award recognizes psychology lecturer’s contributions to undergraduate education and outreach.

    Named for the late Georgia Tech Professor of Mathematics Eric R. Immel, the award recognizes exemplary teaching in a foundational undergraduate course.

  • Georgia Tech Geometry and Topology Group Wins $2.1 Million NSF Grant

    Five-year award will help educate the next generation of mathematicians

    Five-year award will help educate the next generation of mathematicians.

    School of Mathematics faculty will use the grant to provide comprehensive training through fellowships, expanded courses, seminars, conferences, and professional development activities.