Capturing Science contest winners

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Congratulations to the student winners of the Inaugural Capturing Science contest sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the Office of Research to communicate science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, concepts using any media or genre:

In the graduate category, the first-place winner [microbiology PhD candidate] Megan Prescott received $500 for her submission “Designing Science-Fashion Content.” Katlin Shae [3rd year MFA student, sculpture] won second place and $250 for her art exhibition entry The Woven Quantum, and [first year PhD student, Poultry...

CUREnet will expand undergraduate research experiences

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

Despite a nationwide emphasis on increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering and math fields, many leave the disciplines within their first two years. Now a group of institutions led by the University of Georgia will spearhead a new phase of development of a national network to support integration of research experiences into undergraduate life science lab courses.

The network, called "Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Network," or CUREnet, was established to broaden the availability of research opportunities for students across the U.S...

Small Satellite lab hosts Women in Technology workshop

Posted 12 months 4 days ago
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The Small Satellite Research Laboratory hosted a Women in Technology Workshop for young women from Madison County Middle School on Monday May 22. The workshop was directed by SSRL members David L Cotten (Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) in Geography), Paige Copenhaver (Undergraduate, Physics and Astronomy), Natalie Davis (Undergraduate, Computer Systems Engineering), Sydney Whilden (Undergraduate, Physics and Astronomy),  Susanne Ullrich (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), and Marguerite Madden (Professor of Geography and Director of CGR). The...

First African-American Ph.D. in statistics at UGA

Posted 1 year 3 weeks ago
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Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story:

The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician.

Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the formula for academic success.

She returns to the UGA campus Friday for Commencement ceremonies to receive the doctorate she...

Record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for UGA students, alumni

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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As the largest, most diverse college on campus, the Franklin College is home to more than half of the record number of UGA students and alumni who were awarded 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships:

Twenty UGA students and alumni were among the 2,000 fellows selected from over 13,000 applicants nationwide for the 2017 competition. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding graduate students in STEM-science, technology, engineering and mathematics-disciplines. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $...