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Jean Lynch-Stieglitz
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Jean Lynch-Stieglitz will continue efforts to support the community and advancement of women and minorities in academia through advocacy, advising, awareness, and data-driven recommendations for faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction.  
water robot
When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it’s the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite – when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Inorganic Mass Spectrometry at MCF
The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Georgia Tech has installed a new inorganic mass spectrometry facility. It includes two new inductively couple plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) systems: a Thermo iCAP RQ quadrupole ICP-MS for streamlined and high-throughput determinations of elemental concentrations and a Thermo Neoma multicollector ICP-MS with collision cell technology for the precise determinations of isotope ratios within a given sample.
Students conduct poster sessions during 2022's Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the Ford Environmental Science and Technology building. (Photo Renay San Miguel)
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REUs), Georgia community college initiative, and workshops centered on new scientific methods and communicating key concepts offer ample opportunities for students — current, prospective, and visiting — to hone their research skills in the College of Sciences.
Joshua Weitz, Professor and Tom and Marie Patton Chair in the School of Biological Sciences
Viruses play an important role in shaping human and environmental health. Joshua Weitz, School of Biological Sciences professor and Tom and Marie Patton Chair, has been named a Simons Investigator for his theoretical work on microbial and viral ecology and infectious disease dynamics.
Mega Millions: The Odds Aren’t Ever in Your Favor
With five white balls out of a drum containing 70 balls, and one red ball drawn from a drum with 25 red balls, Lew Lefton says there are an astronomical 302,575,350 possible winning combinations.
GRA
Georgia Tech is pleased to announce the appointment of the Institute’s first Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Distinguished Investigator, Jason Azoulay, as well as a new GRA Eminent Scholar, Lynn Kamerlin — bringing the Institute’s total of GRA Eminent Scholars to 27. 
The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V aircraft outside its hangar in Broomfield, Colorado. The research aircraft is being deployed to Korea as part of the ACCLIP campaign. (Photo: NASA/NCAR)
The Asian Summer Monsoon Chemical and CLimate Impact Project (ACCLIP) will allow a team of international scientists to study how the Asian summer monsoon — one of the largest and most important meteorological patterns in the world — affects atmospheric chemistry and global climate.
Ruth Kanfer
School of Psychology Professor Ruth Kanfer has a book, a highly cited paper, and a new project to study artificial intelligence’s potential for enhancing adult learning. Kanfer is also keeping an eye on the post-pandemic workforce, the status of aging employees, and the 21st century office.
Students are often involved in Ragan's outreach efforts. Here, Ragan is holding a student-designed electroconvulsive-therapy model for a Brain Awareness Day event.
Christina Ragan, a lecturer of Biology in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program who also serves as director of Outreach and co-director of Neuroscience Teaching Conference at Georgia Tech, is one of 51 academics from across the country awarded new Course Hero grants to experiment with digital pedagogies and drive social change in their local communities.
Glacier 1
Researchers have developed a methodology to determine why coastal glaciers are retreating, and in turn, how much can be attributed to human-caused climate change.
Elephant
A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that an elephant’s muscles aren’t the only way it stretches its trunk — its folded skin also plays an important role. The combination of muscle and skin gives the animal the versatility to grab fragile vegetation and rip apart tree trunks. The findings could help build more flexible robotics.