News Archive

April 1, 2019
School of Psychology Professor Randy Engle is the recipient of the 2019 Mentor Award of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA). He received the award at the 65th SEPA Annual Meeting, held on March 20-23, 2019.
March 29, 2019
Researchers gatheri in Georgia Tech on April 1-4, 2019, for OceanVisions 2019 – Climate to discuss solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing ocean health.
Rick Trebino
March 27, 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) has named Rick Trebino the recipient of the 2019 Esther Hoffman Beller Medal. Trebino is a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Physics. He is recognized for pioneering educational optics practices, including the only textbook on ultrashort-pulse measurement, innovative short courses, and the creation of high-quality graduate and undergraduate optics lectures that are shared freely with students and instructors worldwide.
Cardiac and fluid flow simulations
March 27, 2019
Modeling the complex electrical waves that cause heart arrhythmias could provide the key to understanding and treating a major cause of death in the world. Until now, however, real-time modeling of those deadly waveforms within millions of interacting heart cells required especially powerful computer clusters – even supercomputers.
Kathryn McCarthy, Shivan Mittal, and Gigi Pavur
March 25, 2019
Twenty-three Georgia Tech undergraduate students have been selected for the second class of Sustainable Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF). Among them are Kathryn McCarthy, School of Biological Sciences;  Shivan Mittal, School of Physics; and Gigi Pavur, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.  
Elayne Ashley in action
March 22, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For March, we have Georgia Tech's scientific glassblower Elayne Ashley. 
Jennifer Glass and Kim Cobb
March 21, 2019
School of Earth and Sciences (EAS) professors Jennifer Glass and Kim Cobb refute five common myths persist about nominating colleagues for recognition by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). They say the AGU can pursue several methods of ushering in change more quickly.
A rocky planet orbits the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri (Courtesy of NASA, ESA, G. Bacon STSci)
March 20, 2019
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, and Georgia Tech suggest that celestial carbon monoxide detectors may alert us to distant worlds teeming with simple life forms.
NASA postdoc fellows in the College of Sciences
March 19, 2019
The College of Sciences is the proud host of six NPP fellows advancing NASA’s mission in astrobiology and solar system exploration. The concentration of talent testifies to Georgia Tech’s vibrant astrobiology and space science research communities.   
Explorers of multicellularity: (from left) Kimberly Chen, Will Ratcliff, Frank Rosenzweig, and Matt Herron (Credit: Jennifer Pentz)
March 13, 2019
Bulking up to avoid being eaten may have been one reason single-celled organisms joined to form multicellular entities.