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From left: Brittany Scott, Deneen Kilcrease, and Stephanie Menendez (Photo by Hui Zhu)
August 29, 2019
Television shows like “CSI” and “Law and Order” have popularized crime investigations. For dramatic reasons, popular-culture portrayals of forensic analysis may not always be accurate. We spoke with three Georgia Tech alumni now working at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to get a real-world sense of working in a crime lab.
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August 29, 2019
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 M grant over five years to advance the clinical potential of bacteria-killing viruses to treat antibiotic-resistant infections. Joshua Weitz of the School of Biological Sciences and Justin Debarbieux of Institut Pasteur will lead teams in the U.S. and France to research the interaction between bacteriophage, bacteria, and the innate immune response to enable use of phage therapy even with patients with impaired immune systems. 
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August 27, 2019
School of Mathematics Professor Mohammad Ghomi and Joel Spruck of Johns Hopkins University recently posted ArXiv their proposed solution tothe Cartan-Hadamard Conjecture, a long-standing problem in Analysis and Geometry.
From top left clockwise: Asia Taylor, Diana Kim, Sean Alexander, Christopher Saetia, and Melanie Su (Photos by Yasmine Bassil)
August 26, 2019
We all know about the periodic table in some capacity. For scientists, it is a widely-accepted arrangement of chemical elements organized by trends and properties. For others, it’s mostly a colorful reminder of high school classrooms and chemistry textbooks. But have you ever considered trying to use the periodic table as an organizing principle? First-year students in Courtney Hoffman’s English 1102 course last summer did exactly that – create their own periodic tables. 
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August 22, 2019
To walk or run with finesse, roaches and robots coordinate leg movements via signals sent through centralized systems -- but utterly divergent ones. Despite their seemingly unbridgeable differences, researchers have devised handy principles and equations from studying roaches to assess how both beasts and bots locomote and to improve robotic gait.
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August 20, 2019
School of Mathematics Professor Haomin Zhou is a recipient of the 2019 Feng Kang Prize.
Buzz with a scavenger hunt playing card (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
August 19, 2019
“I wanted to be sure to point out that you have in your Convocation tradition bags a collection of Periodic Table scavenger-hunt cards provided by the College of Sciences to help you get out and explore the campus and meet new people this week. As you’ll learn, this is a very ‘Georgia Tech’ kind of game!” With those words of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, addressed to the 3,100 new students at the Convocation on Aug. 18, 2019, the Georgia Tech Scavenger Hunt for the Chemical Elements commenced.
Journal of Proteome Research August 2019 Cover (Credit ACS Publications)
August 14, 2019
Work in the lab of Facundo Fernandez about detecting ovarian cancer in mice is highlighted on cover of the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Proteome Research.
Courtney Ferencik (left) and Erin Green
August 13, 2019
The College of Sciences welcomed two development professionals early this month. Courtney Ferencik is the new director of development, and Erin Green is the College’s first development associate. Both started in their new roles on August 1.
Erin Nagle (standing) discuss PROMOTE software with the School of Psychology's Leslie Dionne-White (left) and Kristie Clark.
August 8, 2019
This year Georgia Tech faculty members going through promotion and tenure will have a different experience from their predecessors. For the first time, the process will be tracked from beginning to end in PROMOTE, software that enables faculty to upload their promotion package and monitor its progress through each stage.

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