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Dating back more than 3,000 years, knitting is an ancient form of manufacturing, but Elisabetta Matsumoto of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta believes that understanding how stitch types govern shape and stretchiness will be invaluable for designing new "tunable" materials. For instance, tissuelike flexible material could be manufactured to replace biological tissues, such as torn ligaments, with stretchiness and sizing personalized to fit each individual. Matsumoto is an assistant professor in the School of Physics.
Phys.org, Mar 6, 2019
It’s not every day that a student takes the time to officially thank their professor for a great project. But that’s what Dr. Jennifer Glass’s student at Georgia Institute of Technology did after learning how to write Wikipedia articles as a class assignment. Glass is an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. This blog post discusses Glass's experience in assigning students to write for Wikipedia, instead of term papers.
Wiki Education, Mar 1, 2019
The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather. Kim Cobb of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences commented on the new experiments at El Yunque. “It is well worth the effort,” she said. “The raw beauty of these environments is really only matched by their immense scientific potential.” The work, with commentary from Cobb, was also reported by The New Zealand Herald.
AP News, Feb 21, 2019
Kim Cobb of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is among climate change scientists speaking out against William Happer, a point person for climate change within the Trump administration and a known critic of mainstream science climate findings. Cobb said Happer's “false, unscientific notions about climate change represent a danger to the American people.”
AP News, Feb 21, 2019
Struck by climbing suicide rates, third-year School of Biological Sciences major Collin Spencer organized the first Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference, which kicked off on Feb. 15, 2019. "Mental health is one of the most pressing issues for adolescents in the country right now," Spencer says.
Fox News, Feb 20, 2019