News Archive

Nabojeet Das (right) and Zoey
November 14, 2019
Nabojeet Das, a first-year biology major, wins quiz 8 of ScienceMatters Season 3.
Pamela Peralta-Yahya with Ph.D. student Emily Yasi and research associate Widianti Sugianto (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
November 13, 2019
Scientists at Georgia Tech have identified three antimicrobial agents—including hordenine, a compound in malted barley—that increase the motility of colon cells, which may result in your need to head to the restroom.Scientists at Georgia Tech have identified three antimicrobial agents—including hordenine, a compound in malted barley—that increase the motility of colon cells, which may result in your need to head to the restroom.
Lewis Wheaton
November 13, 2019
Lewis Wheaton, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, won a council seat in Smyrna Ward 7 after the Nov. 5 elections. He ran on supporting local schools, limiting density, and attracting retail businesses.
JC Gumbart, associate professor in the School of Physics.
November 12, 2019
Scientists use computers simulations to recreate the birth of stars and black holes. James “JC” Gumbart, an associate professor in the School of Physics, goes in the other direction: He uses powerful hardware and software to chart the possible paths of molecules like proteins in hopes of finding solutions to problems like antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 
Award-winning undergraduate researchers Kelsey Walker (left) and Peace Olaniran
November 8, 2019
As a mentor, Nasrin Hooshmand aims to help students succeed in a society where technology is constantly developing and posing new questions. Recently two undergraduate researchers she mentored won honors at scientific meetings.
All star cast at the ASTOUNDING ELEMENTS exhibit opening (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
November 7, 2019
"The essence and beauty of science is that it is a collective effort that spans generations," College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier said in remarks at the grand opening of the 'ASTOUNDING ELEMENTS' exhibit at the Georgia Tech Library. 
Johannes Leisen
November 6, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For November, we have Johannes Leisen, from the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  
Lewis Wheaton, Smyrna Ward 7 City Council candidate (photo by Haisten Willis)
November 6, 2019
Lewis Wheaton, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, wins a seat in Smyrna Ward 7.
Mercury Transit 2019 (Credit: NASA)
November 6, 2019
On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury will pass across the disk of the sun. This planetary transit is rare, occurring only around 13 times each century. “This will be the last such event visible from Georgia Tech until 2049,” says James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory.
Joel Kostka, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
November 5, 2019
Gardeners love peat moss; it’s great for growing plants. But Joel Kostka, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, wonders if it serves as a warning sign for the impact of climate change on plants and microbes. He travels to a unique experimentation site in Minnesota to find answers to his questions. 

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