News Archive

  • Georgia Tech Ph.D. Students Shine in Polymer Conference

    Three are recognized for outstanding presentations

    The 2018 National Graduate Research Polymer Conference recognized three Georgia Tech Ph.D. students for outstanding presentations.

    The 2018 National Graduate Research Polymer Conference (NGRPC18) recognized three Georgia Tech Ph.D. students for outstanding presentations.

    • Aditi Khirbat – top oral presentation
    • Brian Schmatz – runner-up oral presentation
    • Young Jun Yoon – top poster presentation
  • Delving into the Perchlorate Diners of Pilot Valley, Utah

    With Ford Foundation support, Kennda Lynch seeks to learn more about microbes that consume rocket fuel as energy source

    With Ford Foundation support, Kennda Lynch seeks to learn more about microbes that consume rocket fuel as energy source.

    Kennda Lynch believes certain microorganisms in Pilot Valley must be using perchlorate as energy source. Because no one knows what these microbes are, Lynch will spend the next year finding out. Supporting her work is a recently announced Ford Foundation fellowship.

  • Math Undergraduate Research Roundup

    Seven professors work with 13 undergrads in 2018 summer programs

    Seven professors work with 13 undergrads in 2018 summer programs.

    This summer, the School of Mathematics continues its rich history of undergraduate research, which testifies to faculty’s intellectual creativity and dedication to undergraduate education.

  • OceanVisions: Healthy Oceans for the Next Generations

    Optimism for our oceans from researchers at major institutions

    Researchers at four major institutions join forces to ensure the health of oceans for generations to come.

    OceanVisions organizers see the dawning of a new phase of optimism for the health of our oceans. They know that solutions are available to help oceans adapt to or mitigate human and environmental assaults.

  • Update on Leddy Family Scholars

    Scholarship fund benefitted four more students in 2017-18 school year

    Leddy Family Scholarship Fund supported another four students in the 2017-18 school year.

    Recipients of Leddy Family Scholarships excel academically and partake of experiential education.

  • Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

    Life on Earth as we know it never would have existed without oxygen photosynthesis, and researchers have cracked a new part of its code.

    Oxygen photosynthesis has to be the greatest giver of life on Earth, and researchers have cracked yet another part of its complex but efficient chemistry. The more we know about it, the better we may be able to tweak photosynthesis, if it comes under environmental duress. It's also a great teacher of how to harvest sheer unlimited energy from the sun.

  • Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

    Researchers have conducted what may be the first study of the aircraft microbiome.

    What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the answer is the microbiome – the community of bacteria found in homes, offices and aircraft cabins.

  • Health, Genes & Society

    Projects reveal students who are curious, skeptical, socially aware, and more

    Projects reveal students who are curious, skeptical, socially aware, and more.

    BIOL 4803C, “Health, Genes and Society,” is a nontraditional course taught by Greg Gibson. It aims to engage students in problems related to personalized medicine. Students form small teams working throughout the semester on a project. The projects reveal students who are curious, skeptical, socially aware, goal-oriented, and intent on providing solutions to societal problems.

  • Early-Career Astrobiologists Gather for AbGradCon 2018

    Meeting brings to the fore Georgia Tech’s leadership in astrobiology research and education

    AbGradCon 2018 showcases Georgia Tech’s leadership in astrobiology research and education.

    Georgia Tech Ph.D. students and postdocs host AbGradCon 2018 on June 4-8, 2018. The annual Astrobiology Graduate Conference provides a unique setting for graduate students and early-career scientists to share their research, collaborate, and network.

  • College of Sciences Spring 2018 Student Awards

    Eleven awardees excel in research and service

    College of Sciences honors 11 outstanding students.

    The College of Sciences recognizes 11 students who excel in research and service.