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Please join the College of Sciences in congratulating seven faculty members sharing honors for their work in the 2019-2020 school year at Georgia Tech.

Jennifer Glass in her lab at Georgia Tech. She is holding a stromatolitic ironstone full of iron that rusted out of early oceans. An eon ago, oceans appear to have been full of ferrous iron, which would have facilitated production of N2O (laughing gas).

American Society for Microbiology awards Jennifer Glass its 2021 ASM Alice C. Evans Award for Advancement of Women, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in the microbial sciences.

Air Purifiers in the Classroom

Teams in Facilities Management have been evaluating and performing preventive maintenance of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Change in resilience

Reduced resilience of plant biomes in North America could be setting the stage for the kind of mass extinctions not seen in 13,000 years.

A graphic showing ocean circulation developed from MPAS (Model for Prediction Across Scales) components for oceans, sea ice, and land ice. (Graphic courtesy

Annalisa Bracco and Taka Ito land Department of Energy grant to improve computer models for analyzing Earth’s carbon cycles across oceans, land, and the atmosphere

Georgia Tech campus community

An new app made available to Georgia Tech faculty, staff and students uses smartphones to help control the coronavirus.

Abigail Johnson, a doctoral student in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

When it comes to gas clathrates — collections of water molecules that can trap gas inside a lattice-like crystal structure — science sees them as potential friends and foes.

A representative photo of ice-cored pingos, emerging from the permafrost and dotting the arctic landscape near Tuktoyaktuk, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Credit: Matt Jacques, Monte Cristo Magazine

Researchers have found evidence of 'pingos' on Ceres, which could lead to new insights about the role of water in shaping the geology of icy bodies elsewhere in the solar system, as well as a better understanding of impacts of pingos on Earth's climate.

One group of students suggested reducing the lighting time of the iconic Bank of America Plaza in midtown Atlanta.

Students brainstorm strategies to deliver cost savings that significantly reduce the carbon footprint of large organizations — by millions of pounds of carbon dioxide.

Clathrate crystals in various stages of growth, along with control treatments (top left, top middle samples).

An interdisciplinary mix of Georgia Tech researchers show proteins from deep, subsurface bacteria can change clathrate crystal structure