News Archive

Cody Clements, the coral gardener
July 17, 2019
Work to  examineswhether greater diversity of coral species on reefs can help corals survive and thrive found evidence that the answer is yes. This finding could help inform broader strategies to make coral reefs more resilient in altered oceans.
Rachel Walker (center) explains her Summer REU 2019 math research (Photo by Yasmine Bassil)
July 15, 2019
The Georgia Tech School of Mathematics had its largest group of students yet for its annual Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which recently ended with a poster session in the Skiles Classroom Building.
Elena Shinohara receives the Sportsperson of the Year Award from Rebecca Sereda (Credit: USA Gymnastics)
July 11, 2019
Balancing academic work and competitive sports can often be difficult, especially for a college student at Georgia Tech, but Elena Shinohara has mastered it.
Kazumi Ozaki and Christopher Reinhard
July 11, 2019
Evidence exists for oxygen-releasing photosynthesis evolving as early as 3 billion years ago. However, the oxygen-rich atmosphere we take for granted today has existed for only about 10% of Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history. Why did oxygenation of the atmosphere occur so much later than the evolution of oxygen-releasing photosynthesis?
Jennifer Leavey
July 9, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For July, we have Jennifer Leavey, principal academic professional who wears many hats.
Tech Tower
July 9, 2019
At the final meeting of the term, each of the cohorts of the Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows discussed challenges, as well as goals and action plans, for the 2019-20 academic year.
Tundra test plot
July 8, 2019
Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth’s northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to increase their production of greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide, a new study of experimentally warmed Alaskan soil suggests. 
Thwaites Glacier's outer edge
July 8, 2019
Instability hidden within Antarctic ice is likely to accelerate its flow into the ocean and push sea level up at a more rapid pace than previously expected. Even if images of vanishing Arctic ice and mountain glaciers are jarring, their potential contributions to sea level rise are no match for those of Antarctica, Earth's ice leviathan.

June 25, 2019
A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events. The study also found unexpected racial differences in the type of sleep patterns tied to lower memory performance across both younger and older African American research participants.