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Understanding how salt marsh grass stays healthy is of crucial ecological importance, and studying the ways bacteria interact with these plants is key. Thanks to recent advances in genomic technology, Georgia Tech biologists have begun to reveal never-before-seen ecological processes.
A view of Tech Tower from Crosland Tower. Photo: Georgia Tech
This fall, the College of Sciences will debut three new minors, a new Ph.D. program, and a new “4+1” B.S./M.S. degree program. 
Jean Lynch-Stieglitz
The College of Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Lynch-Stieglitz as chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, effective September 2024.
To determine if this passive control hypothesis was correct, a team of roboticists, physicists, and engineers led by Daniel Goldman, the Dunn Family Professor in the School of Physics, and Hang Lu, professor and Cecil J. “Pete” Silas Chair in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, developed a limbless robot. This robot helped them better understand the biology that makes worms and snakes so agile. The result is a robot that could be vital for missions in which humans and wheeled robots are limited, such as search and rescue, industrial maintenance, and planetary exploration.
Taking a sediment core from the Florida Straits.
In a first-of-its kind study, Georgia Tech researchers have investigated how the prehistoric weakening of a major ocean current led to a decline in ocean nutrients and negative impacts on North Atlantic ocean life. The results support predictions about how our oceans might react to a changing climate — and what that means for ocean life.
Mechanical engineering researchers Gregory Sawicki and Aaron Young recently received $2.6 million from NIH to pursue a project focused on using optimization and artificial intelligence to personalize exoskeleton assistance for individuals with symptoms resulting from stroke.
2024 Spring Sciences Celebration Honorees
Members of the College of Sciences community gathered at Harrison Square on May 8 to recognize outstanding faculty and staff as part of the 2023-2024 academic year Spring Sciences Celebration. 
Jie He
Georgia Tech researcher Jie He investigated how rainfall will change as Earth’s atmosphere heats up, leading to unexpected discoveries about hydrological sensitivity in tropical basins. 
Researchers are studying Lake Malawi cichlids to explore connections between observed behavior and brain function.
From her home more than 800 miles away, Georgia Tech online master's student Jasmine Tata is monitoring fish in aquariums at Georgia Tech. The student-led research program is part of the School of Biological Sciences' McGrath Lab. Its researchers use machine learning, computer vision, and other technologies to better understand the evolution of animal behaviors.
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The new Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology is expected to enroll its first graduate students in Fall 2025. The interdisciplinary degree is a joint effort with the Colleges of Sciences, Computing, and Engineering. Sciences will also offer a new Minor in Neuroscience, beginning Fall 2024.
The May 2024 cover of the journal Nature, featuring MoTrPAC findings.
Exercise is good for you. To understand why, MoTrPAC scientists are creating a whole-body map of molecular responses to endurance training — finding striking “all tissue effects” in a new set of studies, featured on this month’s cover of the journal Nature.
Georgia Tech recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Science Square's first phase. In collaboration with its partner, Trammell Crow Company (TCC), the Institute celebrated the opening of this cutting-edge space dedicated to scientific discovery.