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Benjamin Breer has a flair for science (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
October 7, 2019
Benjamin Breer is a second-year student doing a double major in physics and aerospace engineering. Last summer, while still a first-year student, he submitted his first first-author paper – “Energetic Ion Dynamics in the Perturbed Electromagnetic Fields near Europa” – to the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, which published the work on Sept. 6. The findings have significance for missions to search for life on Europa, a moon of Jupiter that is high on NASA’s list of places outside Earth to explore for life. The paper is likely to be the first of many scientific reports from Breer, who says, “I always feel like there is something else to be discovered.”
Stefan France
October 4, 2019
Stefan France is the 2019 recipient of the Mentor on the Map award of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). He will receive the award at the 46th NOBCChE Annual Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, in November.
Joe Lachance
October 3, 2019
NIH supporting Petit Institute/School of Biological Sciences researcher’s research strategy
Margaret Kosal
October 2, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For October, we have Margaret Kosal, from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.  
Lively Pacific reef
October 2, 2019
Corals exude chemical defenses against bacteria, but when heated in the lab, those defenses lost much potency against a pathogen involved in coral bleaching. There's hope: A key coral's defense was heartier when that coral was taken from an area where fishing was banned. Plenty of fish were left to eat away seaweed that was overgrowing corals elsewhere and may have weakened the key coral's defenses even more.
Vinodhini Comandur
October 2, 2019
Aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Vinodhini wins quiz 2 of ScienceMatters Season 3. 
Amanda Stockton in office
October 1, 2019
The search for life elsewhere in the solar system can start at the most inhospitable regions of Earth, like Iceland’s volcanic landscape, or frigid Antarctic waters. Amanda Stockton, assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, talks about her astrobiology field work for NASA. 
Samantha "Sammie" Buzzard (Courtesy of Jana Stone)
September 30, 2019
College of Sciences postdocs shine in 6th Annual Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium, held on Sept. 19, 2019.
Asheley Chapman and Jeffery Noble
September 27, 2019
Asheley Chapman, Jeffery Noble renew scholarships to fund their Ph.D. research in drug delivery and vaccine development.

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