August 19, 2019
“I wanted to be sure to point out that you have in your Convocation tradition bags a collection of Periodic Table scavenger-hunt cards provided by the College of Sciences to help you get out and explore the campus and meet new people this week. As you’ll learn, this is a very ‘Georgia Tech’ kind of game!” With those words of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, addressed to the 3,100 new students at the Convocation on Aug. 18, 2019, the Georgia Tech Scavenger Hunt for the Chemical Elements commenced.
August 14, 2019
Work in the lab of Facundo Fernandez about detecting ovarian cancer in mice is highlighted on cover of the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Proteome Research.
August 13, 2019
The College of Sciences welcomed two development professionals early this month. Courtney Ferencik is the new director of development, and Erin Green is the College’s first development associate. Both started in their new roles on August 1.
August 8, 2019
This year Georgia Tech faculty members going through promotion and tenure will have a different experience from their predecessors. For the first time, the process will be tracked from beginning to end in PROMOTE, software that enables faculty to upload their promotion package and monitor its progress through each stage.
August 6, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For August we have Jasmine Howard, an MBA candidate in the Scheller College of Business.
August 5, 2019
A couple of Georgia Tech courses are in pursuit of happiness. One is offered by the School of Psychology.
August 2, 2019
Originally constructed in 1967, the Howey Physics Building is undergoing a major renovation for the first time in more than 50 years.
August 1, 2019
Studies using rats have shown that navigation in open environments creates a honeycomb-like grid of brain activity. When barriers are present, the neural map breaks into fragments, each mapping only the space between the barriers. Does the same thing happen in humans? If so, our brains needing to piece together different maps could explain why we struggle to point accurately between two locations separated by barriers
August 1, 2019
It nearly baffled researchers to see amino acids that make up life today spontaneously link up under lab conditions that mimicked those of pre-life Earth. The amino acids formed short predecessors of today's proteins even though researchers made it hard on the amino acids by adding non-biological competitor molecules. They thought the competitors would chemically out-game the biological amino acids, but instead, natural chemistry preferred the life building blocks by a very wide margin.
August 1, 2019
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Georgia Congressman Tom Graves this week toured the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to get updates on the latest space exploration-related research.