News Archive

Max Kolton (left) and Joel Kostka
June 12, 2019
It is a fact that climate is changing, but how much and how fast are the subject of debate. Georgia Tech researchers are attempting to answer these questions for peatlands, a freshwater wetland ecosystem. Their recent work indicates that warming of peatlands increases microbial production of greenhouse gases, releases more methane than carbon dioxide, reduces microbial diversity, and alters the composition of microbial communities in peat soils. 
Jiyoun Jeong (left) and Harold Kim at May 2019 graduation
June 11, 2019
Puzzling results of a recent study of short DNA sequences by Harold Kim and former graduate student Jiyoun Jeong could pave the way to properly identifying the sequence dependence of rigidity and flexibility in DNA.
Are we alone? (Credit Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, UCR)
June 10, 2019
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life in light of the discovery that a buildup of toxic gases in the atmospheres of most planets makes them unfit for complex life as we know it.
Matt Baker and Joe Rabinoff
June 6, 2019
The journal Research in the Mathematical Sciences has selected a paper coauthored by Georgia Tech mathematicians Matthew Baker and Joseph Rabinoff as one of the inaugural recipients of its Best Article Award.
Phil Ackerman, professor, Psychology
June 6, 2019
The 2019 Julius E. Uhlaner Award for outstanding contributions in research on military selection and recruitment from the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 19 has been awarded to Phillip Ackerman's Knowledge and Skill Lab.
Michael Evans
June 4, 2019
Michael Evans is the freshman chemistry laboratory coordinator in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In this essay, originally published in The Xylom, he examines the challenges in research in chemistry education. 
Elena Shinohara (By Georgia Tech)
May 29, 2019
Biochemistry major Elena Shinohara keeps a disciplined life to maintain her status as a world-class rhythmic gymnast.
School of Psychology Professor Christopher Hertzog
May 23, 2019
Christopher Hertzog, a professor in the School of Psychology who studies age-related declines in memory and cognition, has been chosen by the Gerontological Society of America for its 2019 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award.
President Bud Peterson
May 22, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For May, we have President G.P. "Bud" Peterson, the 11th president of Georgia Institute of Technology.
Group A Streptococci NIAID
May 20, 2019
Those same antibiotics driving antibiotic resistance could also help defeat it if used with the right strategy. Making it work would require companion health strategies like staying home from work when carrying resistant bacteria.