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Lewis Wheaton
Lewis Wheaton, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, won a council seat in Smyrna Ward 7 after the Nov. 5 elections. He ran on supporting local schools, limiting density, and attracting retail businesses.

November 13, 2019
JC Gumbart, associate professor in the School of Physics.
Scientists use computers simulations to recreate the birth of stars and black holes. James “JC” Gumbart, an associate professor in the School of Physics, goes in the other direction: He uses powerful hardware and software to chart the possible paths of molecules like proteins in hopes of finding solutions to problems like antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

November 12, 2019
Award-winning undergraduate researchers Kelsey Walker (left) and Peace Olaniran
As a mentor, Nasrin Hooshmand aims to help students succeed in a society where technology is constantly developing and posing new questions. Recently two undergraduate researchers she mentored won honors at scientific meetings.

November 8, 2019
All star cast at the ASTOUNDING ELEMENTS exhibit opening (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
"The essence and beauty of science is that it is a collective effort that spans generations," College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier said in remarks at the grand opening of the 'ASTOUNDING ELEMENTS' exhibit at the Georgia Tech Library. 

November 7, 2019
Johannes Leisen
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For November, we have Johannes Leisen, from the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  

November 6, 2019
Lewis Wheaton, Smyrna Ward 7 City Council candidate (photo by Haisten Willis)
Lewis Wheaton, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, wins a seat in Smyrna Ward 7.

November 6, 2019
Mercury Transit 2019 (Credit: NASA)
On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury will pass across the disk of the sun. This planetary transit is rare, occurring only around 13 times each century. “This will be the last such event visible from Georgia Tech until 2049,” says James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory.

November 6, 2019
Joel Kostka, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Gardeners love peat moss; it’s great for growing plants. But Joel Kostka, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, wonders if it serves as a warning sign for the impact of climate change on plants and microbes. He travels to a unique experimentation site in Minnesota to find answers to his questions. 

November 5, 2019
ASTOUNDING ELEMENTS at Crosland Tower
“ASTOUNDING ELEMENTS,” an exhibit in Crosland Tower opening on Nov. 7, celebrates elements – real and fictional – and looks back at some events and artifacts from activities led by the College of Sciences.

November 4, 2019
College of Sciences team (from left): Jennifer Leavey, David Collard, Cam Tyson, Emma Blandford (Courtesy of David Collard)
Georgia Tech is a new participant in the University System of Georgia (USG) STEM IV initiative, which was launched on October 29-30, in Athens, Georgia.

November 4, 2019
Peter Yunker, Georgia Tech: Heteroresistance AST
A team with promising technology to combat antibiotic resistance has received funding to accelerate commercialization. The team includes David Weiss, a clinical investigator and associate professor of infectious diseases at Emory University, and Peter Yunker, an assistant professor in the School of Physics and researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. A biophysicist, Yunker is the team’s technical investigator.

October 31, 2019
Chung Kim
Chung Kim, an academic program coordinator in the College of Sciences, wins quiz 6 of ScienceMatters Season 3.

October 31, 2019