science

Interdisciplinary classroom: Go ask ALICE

Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago
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With new adaptive learning tools in the classroom, students across disciplines work together to complete research projects:

While researchers often have an opportunity to collaborate with other researchers from disciplines outside of their own, this is not always the case for students in the classroom. Arnold, alongside Juan Gutierrez and Art Edison, wanted to change the routine method of learning and set out to create an immersive learning environment using two unique technological learning tools. 

When students arrive to class, they are given an assessment to see what they...

Courage on Climate Change

Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago
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The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change":

Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.

Monday, October 30, 4:30 pm, Miller Learning Center, room 214...

Eminent Scholars at UGA

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars at the University of Georgia are engaged in groundbreaking scientific research that not only tackles grand challenges facing the world, but also has the potential to create jobs:

Since 1990, the nonprofit Georgia Research Alliance has partnered with the state's research universities to recruit world-class scientists who foster science- and technology-based economic development. At UGA, these scholars have enhanced the university's research capabilities and impact.

For Georgia to create "high-value, knowledge-based jobs," the...

CUREnet will expand undergraduate research experiences

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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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...

The eclipse and Sanford Stadium as a classroom

Posted 3 months 1 day ago

Earlier this week, the UGA community had an opportunity to view the eclipse from a perspective that will go down in the history books. More than 20,000 students, faculty, staff and community members showed up to Sanford Stadium to witness the eclipse, alongside the helpful educational guidance of event organizers from our very own department of geography and atmospheric sciences program. While Athens was not in the path of totality, the event served as a once in a lifetime opportunity for all that were there. Normally the memories associated with times in Sanford Stadium revolve around...

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