science

The science of rain delays

Posted 3 days 19 hours ago
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Professor Marshall Shepherd and UNC colleagues published a study on urban rainfall patterns around Atlanta that found that the new home of the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park, sits “in the maximum region” for cloudbursts:

 The pattern of rainfall anomalies is most evident in the early evening hours of the day and is hypothesized to be related to the evolution of the skin or surface urban heat island (UHI), rather than the canopy layer UHI. The study formally proposes the term “flow regime dependent” downwind anomaly regions Spatio-temporal rainfall patterns around Atlanta, Georgia and...

Communicating research to the public

Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago
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The varied effects of climate change. The Zika virus. Vaccinations and immunizations. Are bumble bees disappearing? How do we keep our data private? As the media catches up with the latest scientific findings and relates them to the public, how should the public interpret them? It's a big question, especially given the volume of research publications and the click-bait business model of many online news sources. It can be easy for the public to be misled or simply to ignore significant new findings. A recent symposium on helping the public interpret new research presented some important...

Mapping the change in deep ocean habitats

Posted 1 month 6 days ago
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Google maps for the undersea world? A new University of Georgia project is designed to make that become a reality.

The project, Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, aims to create an underwater 3-D map that illustrates spatial information about habitat characteristics like temperature, oxygen, light, using computational and graphical tools so that scientists, stakeholders, and the public can “see” how the ocean habitats will change.

The project was among 21 interdisciplinary seed grants totaling $1.55 million announced June 12 by the National Academies Keck...

Two Franklin students named 2017 Goldwater Scholars

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Congratulations to UGA juniors and Honors Program students Morgan Gibbs and Mallory Harris, who are among 240 students across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering:

Gibbs and Harris are each studying in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Gibbs, from Peachtree City, is majoring in chemistry and minoring in pharmaceutical sciences. Harris, from Dunwoody, is pursuing mathematical sciences with a concentration in computational biology. Both plan...

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

Posted 4 months 20 hours 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 $...

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