Amazing Student: Sarah Ouderkirk

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Franklin College double major (biology and pyschology) and president of the premed honors society (Alpha Epsilon Delta) Sarah Ourderkirk came to UGA as a legacy and is leaving ready for the next step in her training to become a medical doctor:

My favorite professor is...

Well, I have two. Karl Espelie and Sylvia Hutchinson have both walked alongside me over the course of my college career. They have taken the time to get to know me as a person as well as a student. 

I will be forever thankful for Dr. Espelie’s constant support and guidance while serving as my academic...

The Science Learning Center

Posted 2 years 6 months ago

Students studying the physical and biological sciences will usher in a new era this fall with the opening of the Science Learning Center on South campus:

The Science Learning Center, a three-story, 122,500-square-foot building tailor-made for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction, opens for classes in August. The SLC will offer a new setting for effective teacher-to-student interaction and student-to-student collaboration—all with the goal of more effectively teaching STEM subjects at UGA and empowering students to pursue careers in the...

Amazing Student: Rahul Shah

Posted 2 years 8 months ago

Augusta native and double Franklin major (A.B. economics, B.S. biology) has been involved in research, as well as many other activities, since he started at UGA:

Since my first semester here at UGA, I have been involved with the Roosevelt Institute, a national student policy think tank with chapters at over 100 universities across the country. Working with Roosevelt, I have conducted policy research with faculty members in a variety of disciplines, including public health, economics and education. I’ve conducted research on the economic feasibility and public health implications of...

Amazing Student Miller Singleton

Posted 2 years 9 months ago

Franklin College double major Miller Singleton (biology & psychology) strives to make service and study abroad the hallmarks of her UGA experience:

Since my freshman year, I have volunteered as a mentor with Shop with a Bulldawg, an organization whose mission is to serve Athens by bringing joy and hope to children during the holidays. I currently volunteer with Affinis Hospice in which I have the opportunity to serve as a companion and listen to the incredible stories of my patients. My idea of service transcends borders, and UGA has afforded me numerous opportunities to travel...

iGEM Team wins Gold

Posted 2 years 10 months ago
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The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition held annually in Boston, in which attempt to build simple biological systems from standard, interchangeable parts and operate them in living cells. This year, the UGA iGEM Team took Gold:

The gold medal in 2015 is the culmination of focused efforts by UGA students and instructors. Prior to its success this fall, the UGA iGEM team won a silver medal at the 2013 North American Regional Jamboree and took bronze at the 2014 Giant Jamboree.

The 2015 UGA iGEM team...