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Todorokite (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
February 20, 2020
Manganese oxide is found all over nature, and it plays an important role in ecological processes. Scientists want to understand that role better, but it's been difficult to recreate the form of manganese oxide known as todorokite in laboratory settings. A research group from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences says it's been able to discover some of the secrets of this mineral's mysterious processes.
Building Blocks of the Strategic Plan
February 20, 2020
Thousands of people focused on the future of Georgia Tech by helping us complete phase one — visioning and drafting — of Georgia Tech’s strategic planning process. Now, the process moves into the goal-setting phase that will include an opportunity for review and input from the Georgia Tech community.
Crystal Bell at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
February 19, 2020
When it comes to Black History Month, Crystal Bell is grateful for an opportunity to highlight the academic, cultural, and historical achievements of African American figures.
Lewis Wheaton is also director of the Cognitive Motor Control Lab.
February 19, 2020
Lewis Wheaton celebrates diversity and promotes cultural inclusion all months of the year. However, during Black History Month, Wheaton takes a psecial opportunity to recognize African-American culture and history. 
Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera and Daniel Gurevich at the USG Academic Recognition Day Awards Feb. 11. (Photo by Angel Cabrera)
February 18, 2020
Daniel Gurevich's 2020 is off to a great start. Gurevich is the recipient of a University System of Georgia's Academic Recognition Day Award for his work on completing bachelors degrees in three majors: mathematics, physics, and industrial and systems engineering. The May candidate for graduation is also an international chess master.
A dying cancer cell with filopodia stretched out to its right. The protrusions help cancer migrate. Stock NIH NCMIR image. The image does not display a cell treated in the Georgia Tech study. Credit: NIH-funded image of HeLa cell / National Center for Mic
February 18, 2020
A new study from the School of Biological Sciences raises questions about the chances for cancer to develop in human cells. The research, led by Professor John McDonald, is testing a widely-held hypothesis that involves how many mutations in tumor-suppressing genes are needed for the onset and development of the disease.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Source:
February 11, 2020
The science behind the epidemiological detective story regarding the current coronavirus epidemic was the subject of a Georgia Tech forum this week.
Assistant Professor Jenny McGuire, 2020 NSF CAREER Award Winner
February 11, 2020
A pair of College of Sciences professors -- Jenny McGuire in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences/School of Biological Sciences, and Lutz Warnke of the School of Mathematics --  are receiving coveted National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, which will fund future research for five years.
Thwaites Glacier's outer edge
January 29, 2020
These are the first-ever images taken at the foundations of the glacier that inspires more fear of sea-level rise than any other - Thwaites Glacier. Its grounding line is integral to Thwaites' fate and that of the world's coastlines, and an underwater vehicle from the Georgia Institute of Technology has made the first-ever visit to it as a part of the historic International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration.