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  • Spray-on Electric Rainbows: Making Safer Electrochromic Inks

    A flick of a switch, and electrochromic films change their colors. Now they can be applied more safely thanks to an innovation with water.

    A flick of a switch, and electrochromic films change their colors. Now they can be applied more safely and more commonly thanks to an innovative chemical process that makes them water soluble. They can be sprayed and printed, instead of being confined behind safety implements to handle volatile and toxic fumes. 

  • Strengthening Connections with Peking University

    Second year of summer workshops in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is another step toward joint degree program

    Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences hosts undergraduates from Peking University for the 2nd consecutive summer.

    Nine Peking University students learned how Georgia Tech researchers study air quality and climate science during the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences' second summer workshop for PKU undergraduates. 

  • Skewing the Aim of Targeted Cancer Therapies

    The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could be skewed from the start more often than not, a new study shows.

    The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could be skewed from the start, more often than not. The widespread practice of using elevated RNA levels to pick cancer drug targets could be inaccurate two-thirds of the time. The widely assumed correlation between those RNA levels and the levels of cancerous protein molecules, the drugs' actual targets, proved incorrect 62% of the time in a new study in ovarian cancer cells.

  • Searching for Science in the Solar Darkness

    Can eclipses still uncover surprises for 21st-century scientists?

    Scientists have long used eclipses to learn more about the sun and the Earth.

    For hundreds of years, scientists and historians have used solar eclipses to learn more about the nature of the sun and how it effects Earth. That will continue on Aug. 21, 2017, with Georgia Tech researchers joining the search for answers as the path of a total solar eclipse stretches across the U.S. 

  • How to Watch the Solar Eclipse at Georgia Tech

    Put on your glasses, put down your phone, be in the moment

    Here are some tips on protecting your eyes and enjoying the solar eclipse experience at Georgia Tech.

    The skies over Georgia Tech will be at 97 percent darkness during the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Watfching the spectacle will require special eclipse-viewin glasses, but you'll also want to notice the changes in the environment around you as the skies get darker during this rare celestial event.

  • Where You Can Get Eclipse Glasses on Aug. 21

    Distribution will be in high-traffic areas

    Watch for signs at six locations across campus

    In exactly one week, the great American eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, will sweep across the U.S. The Georgia Tech campus has geared up for a safe and enjoyable eclipse experience, beginning with the distribution of solar-eclipse glasses.

  • Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Dean’s Chair in the College of Sciences

    Website celebrates inspirational scientists

    Turning a benefactor's wish into reality, College of Sciences launches website celebrating the scientific life of Betsy Middleton and John Sutherland.

    Campaign Georgia Tech concluded in historic fashion on Dec. 31, 2015. Better than any other unit at Tech, the College of Sciences remembers that final, dramatic day. Just hours before the close of the 10-year campaign, Georgia Tech secured the commitment of John Clark Sutherland to establish an endowed dean’s chair in the College of Sciences.

  • Meet Inaugural Students of Ph.D. in Ocean Science and Engineering

    Ten students make up inaugural cohort of new Ph.D. program

    Students will specialize in Ocean Technology, Ocean Sustainability, Marine Living Resources, Ocean and Climate, and Coastal Ocean Systems

    In November 2016, Georgia Tech launched the Ph.D. in Ocean Science and Engineering (OSE, www.ocean.gatech.edu), an interdisciplinary graduate program across the schools and faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Biological Sciences (BIOL) and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EAS). Ten students make up the inaugural cohort, who will begin their studies in the 2017 Fall semester.

     

  • Shana Kerr Wins National Advising Award

    Tech academic professional is hailed by global community of academic advisers

    Kerr is recognized for exemplary academic advising in the School of Biological Sciences.

    Shana Kerr must feel like she won the Triple Crown in 2017 – a baby in March and an advising award from Georgia Tech in April. Following soon after was an award from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, naming Kerr one of 10 winners of the association’s 2017 Outstanding Advising Award – Faculty Academic Advising.

  • Summer Research Programs in the College of Sciences Inspire the Scientists in Undergraduates

    Students from across the U.S. test themselves on graduate school-level projects

    Georgia Tech's summer undergraduate research programs give students a taste of higher level research.

    Students taking part in summer undergraduate research programs at Tech get an early taste of the work expected of them if they pursue graduate studies.