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The College of Sciences comprises seven schools - Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Applied Physiology. The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), which works with K-12 schools and teachers in the state of Georgia to improve science and mathematics education, is also a unit of the College.
The College of Sciences is rapidly establishing itself as a nationally recognized, preeminent institution for science, teaching, and research. Most of our disciplines are ranked in the top 10%. Our internationally recognized senior faculty and an extraordinarily talented group of junior faculty are genuinely concerned about undergraduate & graduate education, and they bring the excitement of new discoveries in the research laboratory to the classroom. In addition, they offer exciting opportunities for students to engage in research. The quality of the faculty and the curriculum combined with new state-of-the-art facilities and a low student/faculty ratio of about 5:1 insure the excellent educational opportunities available to our students.
Since Georgia Tech first opened its doors in 1888, science has been used to drive Georgia Tech forward, endow students with the knowledge to lead in an increasingly technological world, and strengthen Georgia through interaction with industry.
Although our contributions have been extensive, the College of Sciences is relatively new. It did not exist until 1990, when the College was created by a separation from the College of Sciences and Liberal Studies. The new College was established in anticipation of the growing importance of interdisciplinary scientific technology-and its establishment has proven to be both wise and timely. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, scientific fields will be among those displaying the most rapid job growth over the coming decade.
In the scientific fields of this century, revolutionary interdisciplinary research and teaching activities will launch Georgia Tech and the College of Sciences into a visionary role. We will build upon the scientific tradition in new ways to enhance the educational experience for our students while forging important links with business and industry. An exciting new initiative in interdisciplinary science and technology can be found in the newly established BEM Complex. This complex consists of the Bioengineering and Biosciences Building (shown here), the Environmental Sciences and Technology Building, the Biomedical Engineering Building
and the new Molecular Sciences and Engineering Building. The twenty-first century will witness startling discoveries in those areas, discoveries with the power to change human existence and its relationship with the environment, and Georgia Tech intends to take a leadership role in those discoveries.
For the College of Sciences, it is truly the most exciting time in our history as we embark on new frontiers in scientific research. From water pollution, air quality, and global warming studies to research exploring the effects of aging on cognition to studies aimed at deciphering the genetic code, our researchers are transforming scientific understanding into ways of enriching human experience in the modern world. In the classroom, our teacher/scholars continue to prepare our students for leadership in scientific fields as well as provide a scientific foundation for all students. We hope to involve you in our exciting and important advances--to change the world for the better through science!