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  • Sunya Fareed, B.S. in Psychology

    Advice to new students: Hard work pays off

    Having learned at Tech what it means to work hard, she is poised to build a career helping people with developmental disabilities.

    Attending Georgia Tech was an easy decision for Sunya Ali Fareed. Her brother, Shaaz Fareed, was already a Yellow Jacket, majoring in biochemistry (he graduated in 2015). Compared with other options – University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, or Georgia State University – Georgia Tech, Sunya believed, would offer the best opportunities for success.

  • Thom Gable, Ph.D. in Psychology

    Advice to new students: Do something for yourself each day

    Academic life was agreeable to Thomas M. Gable. The transition from college to graduate school was eased by friendships and the joy of working in a Georgia Tech research lab that suited him well.

    Academic life was agreeable to Thomas M. Gable. The transition from college to graduate school was eased by friendships and the joy of working in a Georgia Tech research lab that suited him well. He graduates with a Ph.D. in Psychology, with a major in Engineering Psychology and a minor in Human Computer Interaction: Qualitative Research and Information Visualization.

  • The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

    Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand made possible by ultrasound technology

    An ultrasonic sensor in a prosthesis allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually.

    Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually. It provides fine motor hand gestures that aren’t possible with current commercially available devices.

  • Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets

    Visionary model builds on the legacy of Carl Sagan’s ‘faint young Sun paradox’ hypothesis

    Early Earth probably would have frozen solid, if not for greenhouse gasses, and a new model shows how they could have feasibly arisen.

    Three billion years ago, the sun shone weaker, but Earth stayed surprisingly warm. Carl Sagan thought a greenhouse effect must have been to thank for what was called the "faint young Sun paradox." A model built on 359 chemical processes has finally arrived at scenarios with a reasonable chance of producing enough methane to do the trick of warming a planet threatened by deep-freeze.

  • Isabella Dolor, B.S. in Psychology

    Advice to new students: Learn that not every path is linear and not everything has to work out exactly as planned.

    At Georgia Tech, Isabella Dolor grew up and learned about social justice and leadership.

    When Isabella A. Dolor came to Georgia Tech, her dream was to be a medical doctor. The pre-health Living Learning Community fit neatly in her academic plans. As a serious high school student in St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah, Georgia, she welcomed Georgia Tech’s reputation for academic rigor. 

  • Iban Ariza, B.S. in Discrete Mathematics

    Advice to new students: Always get seven to eight hours of sleep

    An avid soccer and golf player, Iban is graduating with a B.S. in Discrete Mathematics.

    Georgia Tech’s reputation and a family connection were the main factors that brought Iban J. Ariza all the way from Barcelona, Spain, to Atlanta, Georgia. Aspiring to be an industrial engineer, Iban knew that Tech has the top Industrial Systems Engineering program in the U.S. But at Tech he realized that industrial engineering was not his passion. 

  • Volunteers for the Regional Science Olympiad Needed

    CEISMC and Georgia Tech College of Sciences​ need Volunteers for the Regional Science Olympiad

    CEISMC and Georgia Tech College of Sciences​ are in need of volunteers for the Science Olympiad Division C Regional tournament to be held at Georgia Tech​ on 2/10/18.

    CEISMC and Georgia Tech College of Sciences​ are in need of volunteers for the Science Olympiad Division C Regional tournament held at Georgia Tech​ on 2/10/18. If you are interested in being part of this exciting event, please sign up at tinyurl.com/gatechscioly.

  • One Step Closer to the Clinic

    McDonald’s cancer research gets a boost from Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory

    McDonald’s cancer research gets a boost from Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory

    McDonald’s cancer research gets a boost from Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory

  • Georgia Tech Undergrad Takes Home Math Prize

    Libby Taylor wins 2018 Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize

    The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has named Georgia Tech student Libby Taylor the recipient of the 2018 Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize.

    As an undergrad at Georgia Tech, Libby Taylor has been taking graduate-level courses and conducting original mathematics research. Hard working and highly motivated, she regularly attends research seminars, reads math books and papers voraciously, and eagerly gives talks at workshops and conferences in the U.S. and overseas. She learns as much as she can from discussions with graduate students, postdocs, and professors.

  • Georgia Tech Staff to Participate in Comprehensive Administrative Review

    Beginning Dec. 11, staff at Georgia Tech will be asked to participate in USG initiative.

    As recently announced by Chancellor Steve Wrigley, all colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia (USG), as well as the system office, will be participating in a Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR). Beginning Dec. 11, Georgia Tech will begin implementing the CAR among its staff.