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We're so glad you're here. Learn more about us in this video, narrated by Susan Lozier, Dean and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair in the College of Sciences and professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Student Highlight: Brooke Sciandra – September, 2023

Brooke is a fourth-year undergraduate student double majoring in Biology and EAS with a focus in environmental science. She received the 2022-2023 Rutt Bridges Award and used funding to carry out an independent research project in Dr. Isaiah Bolden’s lab this summer.

EAS Early Career Scientists highlight

Psychology student Lauren Hester at the Ferst Center for the Arts - where she performed in the Black History Month Talent ShowcaseKarin Lehnigk

Karin Lehnigk is a geomorphologist. She came to Georgia Tech  as a postdoc and joined Dr Lang's group after completing her PhD at UMass Amherst.

As a geomorphologist, she is interested in the geologic processes that happen near the surface of the Earth. Right now, she is studying how extreme floods affect the landscape, by modeling how they move sediment around and comparing simulated floods with sediment deposits from huge floods in the past in the Himalaya, the western US, and even on Mars!

When she is not working, you can usually find her writing trivia games, crocheting, running, or volunteering with her local county park system on invasive plant management projects. Check her webpage to find out more about all the cool projects she is involved in!

Recent News

2023 Haley Fellows (clockwise from top left) Jessica Deutsch, Quynh Nguyen, Eliza Gazda, Sydney Popsuj, Jose Luis Ramirez-Colon, Sidney Scott-Sharoni.jpg

The College of Sciences graduate students were chosen as 2023-24 Herbert P. Haley Fellowships for their research and academic achievements

Kaolinite from Twiggs Co., GA (Photo Wikimedia Commons).jpeg

Rare earth elements are critical to technology, electronics, and rapidly evolving clean energy efforts. Equipped with a new NSF grant, Yuanzhi Tang is helping find and unlock these key minerals in Georgia kaolin deposits.


The BBISS Graduate Fellows Program provides graduate students with enhanced training in sustainability, team science, and leadership in addition to their usual programs of study.

March 2, 2015: Image taken by the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. (NASA Earth Observatory)

Up to twice the amount of subglacial water that was originally predicted might be draining into the ocean – potentially increasing glacial melt, sea level rise, and biological disturbances.

Upcoming Events

09 to 23

Returning March 9–23, 2024, the Atlanta Science Festival is an annual public celebration of local science and technology.

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