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Congratulations, Anh-Tu Mai

Quiz 7 Winner


A native of Atlanta, Anh-Tu Mai is a third-year mechanical engineering major.  

Anh-Tu has skeedaddled home right after exams. But she will be back on campus in mid-May to do research in the Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratory with a team working on solar energy.

She gets ScienceMatters through SoundCloud. "Typically I'm at home eating dinner when I listen," she says. "I love listening to different science topics. My favorites are the ones about space exploration." Episode 7, for which Anh-Tu won the quiz, is indeed about space exploration. 

When Anh-Tu claims her prizes, she will find the popular periodic table T-shirt and exclusive ScienceMatters business card holder, pen, and note pads.

Thanks for listening, Anh-Tu!

Thanks to all who participated in ScienceMatters Season 2 quizzes. 

ScienceMatters returns in the Fall 2019 semester with Season 3 episodes and quizzes. 
Meanwhile, please join the celebrations for the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
Visit periodic.table.gatech.edu for information.

Season 2 Episodes

ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode Preview: A New Season of Science Discovery

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

What is earthquake “music?” Can coral reefs devastated by climate change be saved? Does science support the supposed benefits of meditation? More tales of curiosity and discovery are coming in Season 2 of ScienceMatters, the podcast of the Georgia Tech College of Sciences.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode 1: Real Rock ‘n’ Roll: The “Music” of Earthquake

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

When the Earth’s tectonic plates collide and slide, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Zhigang Peng takes data from seismic sensors and creates “earthquake music.” The results can help scientists learn more about what goes on beneath the planet’s crust.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode 2: The Science Behind OOOMMMMM

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

There’s more to meditation than just chanting mantras in your favorite yoga studio. Practitioners claim the benefits include better mental and physical health. Does the data back that up? School of Psychology Professor Paul Verhaeghen researches the science behind meditation.  

 

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 3: Helping Glaucoma Patients

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

Glaucoma usually affects older people, but a form of the eye disease can strike younger patients, including children. That keeps School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Raquel Lieberman hard at work studying wayward proteins that may hold the key to new treatments for the second-leading cause of blindness.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode 4: Coral Reefs in Mortal Peril

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

One of the top algae scientists in the world, award-winning School of Biological Sciences Professor and Chairman Mark Hay, gives a grim prognosis for the world’s coral reefs. First of a two-part episode.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 5: Hope for Coral Reefs

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

In Part Two of our podcast with School of Biological Sciences Professor and Chair Mark Hay, the scientists says some coral reefs damaged by climate change could heal themselves – if given the chance. 

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 6: Pee Pee Pipes and Other Animal Curiosities

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

His incessant curiosity inspires David Hu to search for the physics among water-walking geckos, bridge-building ants..and urinating zoo animals. Hu, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, has a joint appointment with the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. This conversation is an edited excerpt from the Uncommon Engineer podcast. (Our thanks to Steven McLaughlin, Dean of the College of Engineering.)

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 7: Searching for Life on Mars and Beyond

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

Kennda Lynch studies ancient lakes on Earth that serve as stand-ins for Mars’ formerly-flooded craters. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences postdoctoral researcher helps NASA look for potential landing sites on the planet, while also helping to build Georgia Tech’s astrobiology community. 

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