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  • Mathematics Fuels Space Exploration

    Aerospace engineers and mathematicians meet to learn the tools to make it work

    Mathematical advances can help aerospace engineers design space mission routes with lower fuel consumption.

    Space mission designers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and mathematicians from Georgia Tech and Yeshiva University are gathering for a four-day workshop. The participants will work together in using mathematical tools to lower the fuel consumption of spacecraft through trajectory design.

  • ‘Hide or Get Eaten,’ Urine Chemicals Tell Mud Crabs

    Pinpointing two crab urine chemicals out of hundreds opens new doors of understanding of how marine chemical messaging works.

    Mud crabs hide for their lives if blue crabs, which prey upon them, pee anywhere near them. Pinpointing urine compounds for the first time that warn the mud crabs of predatory peril initiates a new level of understanding of how chemicals invisibly regulate undersea wildlife and ecosystems.

  • MLK Sunday Supper Tradition at Georgia Tech Marks Sixth Year

    CEISMC’s Sirocus Barnes brought unique event to campus

    For the sixth year in a row, the Georgia Tech community will partake of a community meal to discuss the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    For the sixth year in a row, the Georgia Tech community will partake of a community meal to discuss the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The meal is called Sunday Supper, even though it takes place during the workweek. The gathering evokes Sunday dinners of yore, when two or more generations of family and friends shared a comforting meal. It was a time to exchange stories, learn family histories, and discuss current events or concerns. 

  • Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink Strep Throat Remedies

    It's time to develop alternate drugs against small infections as a strategy to slow the antibiotic resistance crisis, Georgia Tech evolutionary bacteriologists say.

    Antibiotics could become nearly useless by mid-century against intense infections due to bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance. And alternative treatments haven't been able to replace antibiotics in those big infections. It's time for a rethink: Try reducing antibiotic use for small infections and find alternate remedies for them instead to slow the evolution of resistance. That should preserve antibiotic effectiveness for the big infections.

  • Georgia Tech Faculty in 2017 Highly Cited Researchers List

    Seven of 12 come from the College of Sciences

    Seven of 12 highly cited researchers from Georgia Tech are affiliated with the College of Sciences.

    Twelve Georgia Tech scientists have made the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list; seven of them are affiliated with the College of Sciences.

  • Sirocus Barnes Recognized by University System of Georgia

    Program director at CEISMC receives bronze award for service excellence

    Program director at CEISMC earned Bronze Outstanding Individual Award for Service Excellence

    The University System of Georgia recognized Sirocus Barnes for service excellence, awarding Barnes the Bronze Outstanding Individual Award. 

  • Where Science and Art Intersect

    College of Sciences faculty, student get funding for imaginative ways to connect science and art

    Projects are among 16 that recently won funding from the Creative Curricular Initiatives (CCI) of the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts and the Georgia Tech Council of the Arts.

    Zhigang Peng wants you to hear Earth’s rumblings. Kenji Bomar wants to capture the exquisite beauty of the air around objects. Jennifer Leavey would like to spice up science instruction with sprinklings of punk rock science lyrics.

  • When a Change of Heart Reveals a New Career Path

    Counselors, mentors guide students experiencing second thoughts about graduate school

    Graduate students who change their minds about academic plans can access a wide range of Tech services for help.

    Rena Ingram was in the middle of pursuing a chemistry Ph.D. at Tech, but she was having second thoughts. Teaching high school science was always in the back of her mind; should she pivot to chase that dream instead? Georgia Tech's Office of Graduate Studies, along with understanding mentors, helped her successfully refocus her academic goals.

  • More Than a Motto: Joshua Jarrell Shines in Service to Others

    Ph.D. applied physiology graduate exemplifies service to country

    Georgia Tech’s motto of Progress and Service is emulated by its student body, and Joshua Jarrell is among students graduating this December who have shown passion for service while studying at Tech.

    Georgia Tech’s motto of Progress and Service is emulated by its student body. Among several students graduating this December who have shown a passion for service while studying at Tech is Joshyu Jarrell, who is receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Physiology

  • Yufei Zou, Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

    Advice to new students: Be prepared for setbacks and failures

    Yufei Zou learned about Georgia Tech while he was an undergraduate student at Peking University, in Beijing.

    Yufei Zou worked as an environmental engineer in Shanghai before coming to Georgia Tech in 2012. In that role, he provided environmental-modeling and air-quality-forecasting services to the 24 million residents of Shanghai every day. Being an air-quality forecaster in China is challenging, Yufei says. “It requires dealing with lots of information and uncertainties in meteorology and atmospheric chemistry.” To advance his career, he went abroad for a Ph.D.