The Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Sciences is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing programs that enhance the instructional, research, and career opportunities for faculty. Key areas of responsibility include faculty hiring; mentoring of faculty; faculty retention, promotion, and tenure; and diversity, equity, and inclusion at the faculty level.
Kim Cobb and Beril Toktay are being recognized for their groundbreaking accomplishments with the Internship and Co-op Carbon Reduction Challenge.
James Wray is a planetary scientist who studies the surfaces of planets. He is motivated by the search for life in the universe or conditions that support life. His research focuses on Mars and icy moons in the outer solar system.
Scientists want to set a voluntary standard that manufacturers compete to meet
The first photosynthetic organisms, cyanobacteria, emerged billions of years ago, when Earth supported only anaerobic life and before life evolved mechanisms to cope with the toxic effects of reactive forms of oxygen. Abundant iron in ancient oceans exacerbated oxygen’s reactivity, making it an even stronger poison. So how did ancient cyanobacteria cope with the effects of the toxic by-product of their own metabolism?
Marc Weissburg, of the School of Biological Sciences, has been appointed Georgia Tech’s newest Brook Byers Professor. Yuanzhi Tang, of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is one five newly appointed Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Faculty Fellows.
Kim Cobb is selected to lead the program, which will coordinate and grow educational and research activities focused on providing solutions and creating economic opportunities at the intersection of global change, climate change, and energy.
EAS Professor Felix Herrmann has been named as a 2019 Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for the period covering January through June 2019. In addition to his primary faculty appointment in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Herrmann holds joint appointments in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Computational Science and Engineering.
Three graduate students from College of Sciences attended the inaugural Communicating Science Conference—Atlanta (ComSciCon-Atlanta), held on March 1-2, 2018, at Georgia Tech. Like the 46 other participants, they wanted to improve how to talk to nonscientists about their research.
The Alumni Magazine thought it would be a blast to talk to Dufek about his work at Tech and find out if we’re all inevitably doomed to die under mounds of volcanic ash and lava.