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Spark: College of Sciences at Georgia Tech

Welcome to the College of Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology — 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 and President of AGU, and at: cos.gatech.edu

Recent News

The campus community is invited to participate in a week of events that increase awareness of and encourage actions that advance the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


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Paving the Way for Critical Mineral Production


Glenn Lightsey in space lab

The Georgia Institute of Technology has a long history in space research and exploration, from educating astronauts to developing and controlling spacecraft that can travel across the solar system.


CRIDC 2024 Poster Competition Session A

At this year’s Career, Research, Innovation, and Development Conference (CRIDC), $41,000 worth of research travel grants were awarded in recognition of the outstanding and impactful work by student competitors. 


Upcoming Events

Seminars are held on Thursdays from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (except where noted) virtually or in the Charles H. Jones Auditorium (L1205) in the Ford ES&T Building. For more information, please contact the Main Office at (404) 894-3893 or the speaker host (listed below).

Organizers: Dr. Pengfei Liu

Mar
08
2024

The faculty and students of the Ocean Science and Engineering program at Georgia Tech will give an overview about their research and adventures under and on the water.

Mar
09 to 23
2024

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

Mar
09
2024

Campus and the Atlanta community are invited to the official kickoff event for the 2024 Atlanta Science Festival!

Mar
12
2024

Join us for a memorable evening of growth and camaraderie as College of Sciences students connect with esteemed alumni.

Mar
14
2024

A monthly occurrence of the GT Observatory's Public Night open to all who are interested in viewing celestial objects through our many telescopes here on campus.

Experts in the News

Ocean waters are constantly on the move, traveling far distances in complex currents that regulate Earth's climate and weather patterns. How might climate change impact this critical system? Oceanographer, College of Sciences Dean, and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair Susan Lozier dives into the data in her TED Talk. Her work suggests that ocean overturning is slowing down as waters gradually warm — and her talk takes us on board the international effort to track these changes and set us on the right course while we still have time.

TED

February 22, 2024

In a warming climate, meltwater from Antarctica is expected to contribute significantly to rising seas. For the most part, though, research has been focused on West Antarctica, in places like the Thwaites Glacier, which has seen significant melt in recent decades. In a paper published Jan. 19 in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers at Stanford have shown that the Wilkes Subglacial Basin in East Antarctica, which holds enough ice to raise global sea levels by more than 10 feet, could be closer to runaway melting than anyone realized. One of the study's co-authors is Winnie Chu, assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Mirage News

February 5, 2024

Atlanta’s Snowmageddon, or Snowpocalypse, was 10 years ago this weekend. The winter storm brought the metro area to a complete halt. It also changed the way many in Georgia looked at winter weather. About two-and-a-half inches of snow fell on January 28, 2014, but it was enough to turn interstates across the metro into parking lots. Everyone tried to get home all at once as the snow fell. Slush froze on the roadways, trapping drivers. Children were forced to sleep at schools and some drivers chose to abandon their cars and walk instead. "The air was so cold. I think forecast models struggled to completely estimate correctly the type of wintery precipitation that was about to happen," Zachary Handlos, senior academic professional in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, explained. (This story was reprinted at AOL.com)

Fox 5 Atlanta

January 26, 2024

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