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Prof. Goodisman with Buzz
School of Biological Sciences associate professor Michael Goodisman is studying the highly social behavior of yellow jackets.

November 22, 2019
Michael Damron, associate professor, School of Mathematics
A prestigious honor for young scientists is presented to Georgia Tech's Michael Damron, associate professor in the School of Mathematics. The Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, part of the National Academy of Sciences, issued its invite to Damron, one of a long list of Georgia Tech researchers to receive the fellowship.

November 22, 2019
Aditya Tapshalkar
Aditya Tapshalkar, a third-year computer science major, wins quiz 9 of ScienceMatters Season 3.

November 22, 2019
Raquel Lieberman
Five of the 14 the Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars for 2020 are science or mathematics majors. The 2020 scholars are a diverse cohort whose expertise spans a wide range of majors, notes Raquel Lieberman, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

November 21, 2019
Alpha Centauri AB
There's new hope that advanced beings may exist on exoplanets. A new study on the dynamics of axis tilts of exoplanets in Goldilocks zones says about 87% of planets like Earth in two-star, or binary, systems should have axes conducive to the evolution of complex life. But in the star system nearest us, Alpha Centauri AB, the study pours some water on those hopes.

November 20, 2019
David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences
The first book from David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences, continues to collect honors following its November 2018 publication. "How to Walk On Water and Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement and Robots of the Future" has been selected as a finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Suburu SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Young Adult Science Book category.  

November 20, 2019
Susan Lozier in front of Tech Tower
Georgia Tech College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier, is continuing her physical oceanography research as she takes the reins of her administrative duties in Tech Tower. She talks about her studies of “the global ocean conveyor belt,” her plans to get back to the ocean in 2020, and her commitment to mentorship. 

November 19, 2019
All smiles for the Frances O. Hite Scholarship Endowment (Courtesy of Bruce Hite)
Georgia Tech alumnus Bruce L. Hite formed the endowment in loving memory of his wife, Frances “Fran” Orr Hite. Bruce graduated from Georgia Tech in 1972 with a B.S. in building construction.

November 18, 2019
Chart of E. coli infections
Using advanced metagenomics techniques, researchers have found that conventional culture-based lab tests may misdiagnose as many as half of the microbial causes of diarrheal diseases in children. The study, based on samples from Ecuadorian children, also found that a common strain of the E. coli bacterium may be more virulent than previously believed.

November 18, 2019
Nabojeet Das (right) and Zoey
Nabojeet Das, a first-year biology major, wins quiz 8 of ScienceMatters Season 3.

November 14, 2019
Pamela Peralta-Yahya with Ph.D. student Emily Yasi and research associate Widianti Sugianto (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
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.

November 13, 2019