News Archive

Jasmine A. Howard
August 6, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For August we have Jasmine Howard, an MBA candidate in the Scheller College of Business.
Irene Daboin teaches Psychology and the Pursuit of Happiness
August 5, 2019
A couple of Georgia Tech courses are in pursuit of happiness. One is offered by the School of Psychology. 
Howey Physics renovation lobby rendering
August 2, 2019
Originally constructed in 1967, the Howey Physics Building is undergoing a major renovation for the first time in more than 50 years.
Barriers fragment the brain's map of an open environment (Courtesy of Thackery Brown)
August 1, 2019
Studies using rats have shown that navigation in open environments creates a honeycomb-like grid of brain activity. When barriers are present, the neural map breaks into fragments, each mapping only the space between the barriers. Does the same thing happen in humans? If so, our brains needing to piece together different maps could explain why we struggle to point accurately between two locations separated by barriers
NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution banner partial
August 1, 2019
It nearly baffled researchers to see amino acids that make up life today spontaneously link up under lab conditions that mimicked those of pre-life Earth. The amino acids formed short predecessors of today's proteins even though researchers made it hard on the amino acids by adding non-biological competitor molecules. They thought the competitors would chemically out-game the biological amino acids, but instead, natural chemistry preferred the life building blocks by a very wide margin.
(From left) Georgia Congressman Tom Graves, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Thom Orlando, and postdoctoral researcher Zach Seibers in the REVEALS lab. (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
August 1, 2019
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Georgia Congressman Tom Graves this week toured the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to get updates on the latest space exploration-related research.  
Manhattan gridlock
July 29, 2019
In a future where self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of connected cars. Physicists calculated how many stalled cars would cause how much mayhem.
Facundo Fernandez aims to illuminate the dark side of the metabolome
July 25, 2019
Physics has dark matter, a form of matter that makes up about 85% of the universe and is composed of as-yet undiscovered particles. Similarly, biology has dark molecules, the unidentified members of the metabolome, which is the totality of small molecules in living organisms.
College of Sciences brought 7% of Georgia Tech's FY2019 external funding.
July 23, 2019
College of Sciences faculty raised a historic amount of external research funding in fiscal year 2019. At $70.5 million, the FY2019 total continues the College’s steady gains in external grants for the past several years.