Zhigang Peng wants you to hear Earth’s rumblings. Kenji Bomar wants to capture the exquisite beauty of the air around objects. Jennifer Leavey would like to spice up science instruction with sprinklings of punk rock science lyrics.
Rena Ingram was in the middle of pursuing a chemistry Ph.D. at Tech, but she was having second thoughts. Teaching high school science was always in the back of her mind; should she pivot to chase that dream instead? Georgia Tech's Office of Graduate Studies, along with understanding mentors, helped her successfully refocus her academic goals.
Twelve Georgia Tech scientists have made the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list; seven of them are affiliated with the College of Sciences.
Yufei Zou worked as an environmental engineer in Shanghai before coming to Georgia Tech in 2012. In that role, he provided environmental-modeling and air-quality-forecasting services to the 24 million residents of Shanghai every day. Being an air-quality forecaster in China is challenging, Yufei says. “It requires dealing with lots of information and uncertainties in meteorology and atmospheric chemistry.” To advance his career, he went abroad for a Ph.D.
AbGradCon offers a unique setting for graduate students and early-career scientists interested in astrobiology research to share, collaborate, and network. Organized and attended by only graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and select undergraduates, the meeting is an ideal venue to form bonds, share ideas, and candidly discuss the issues that will help shape the future of the field.
After arriving in the U.S., Melat Hagos's family did not own a computer, but her mother took her to the local library every day so she could read and find information for homework. “This led me to love reading and kept me interested in school,” she says.
Congratulations to Yuanzhi Tang and Chris Reinhard on their recently published article in Nature Communications, conducted by Emily Saad, and in collaboration with Yale University.
Emily Saad, Xiangli Wang, Noah J. Planavsky, Christopher T. Reinhard, Yuanzhi Tang. Chromium isotope fractionation induced by ligand-promoted mobilization of Cr(III).
Ten Georgia Tech undergraduates were selected as the inaugural (2017-2018) class of Sustainable Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF). Among them are Faizah Asif, from the School of Biological Sciences, and Gigi Pavur, from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
AMP-IT-UP teachers Cheryl Wilder and Kathy Duke from Griffin-Spalding County schools participated in an ECOGIG research cruise to the Gulf of Mexico. The cruise provided the teachers with real-world experiences that they will apply in the classroom, where they have been teaching their seventh graders three AMP-IT-UP modules on ocean ecology.
In the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, the office of Martha Grover is three doors from that of Jennifer Glass. Both are Georgia Tech scientists doing research related to astrobiology – life in the cosmos – but until last year they hardly talked to each other as researchers with common interests. Now, Grover, Glass, and others at Tech are members of a growing community that’s coalescing astrobiology activities across campus.