On March 14, 2018, Georgia Tech hosted 89 elementary through high school teams in the K-12 InVenture Prize tournament. The competition promotes student engagement with the engineering design process and empowers participants to pursue their innovative ideas. Competition winners will advance to the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) later this year.
March 29, 2018
The first photosynthetic organisms, cyanobacteria, emerged billions of years ago, when Earth supported only anaerobic life and before life evolved mechanisms to cope with the toxic effects of reactive forms of oxygen. Abundant iron in ancient oceans exacerbated oxygen’s reactivity, making it an even stronger poison. So how did ancient cyanobacteria cope with the effects of the toxic by-product of their own metabolism?
March 28, 2018
The new STEM Teacher Leadership Program promotes computer science, computation, coding and software engineering skills. The program is a joint effort of Georgia Tech and Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative.
March 26, 2018
Marc Weissburg, of the School of Biological Sciences, has been appointed Georgia Tech’s newest Brook Byers Professor. Yuanzhi Tang, of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is one five newly appointed Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Faculty Fellows.
March 23, 2018
Kim Cobb is selected to lead the program, which will coordinate and grow educational and research activities focused on providing solutions and creating economic opportunities at the intersection of global change, climate change, and energy.
March 22, 2018
A recent study conducted by researchers from Emory University and Georgia Tech found that an infectious passenger with influenza or other droplet-transmitted respiratory infection will most likely not transmit infection to passengers seated farther away than two seats laterally and one row in front or back on an aircraft. The study was designed to assess rates and routes of possible infectious disease transmission during flights.
March 19, 2018
It defies conventional wisdom about semiconductors. It's baffling that it even works. It eludes physics models that try to explain it. This newly tested class of light-emitting semiconductors is so easy to produce from solution that it could be painted onto surfaces to light up our future in myriad colors shining from affordable lasers, LEDs, and even window glass.
March 19, 2018
The Alumni Magazine thought it would be a blast to talk to Dufek about his work at Tech and find out if we’re all inevitably doomed to die under mounds of volcanic ash and lava.
March 16, 2018
Many of us grew up thinking of California as the epicenter of most earthquake activity in the United States. (It’s really Alaska.) But today, in the contiguous U.S., most of the major tremors—magnitude 3 or higher—actually occur in Oklahoma. And these tremors don’t appear to come from wholly natural causes.
March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking's death on March 14 – Albert Einstein's birthday – brought an end to the legendary career of the world-reknowned physicist and cosmologist. Hawking's groundbreaking work on black holes inspired several College of Sciences researchers in their own studies about the nature of the universe.
March 14, 2018