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Thu, 08/12/2021 - 4:30pm
Associate professor Belen Cassera is one step closer to introducing her research to the marketplace. Having spent the summer as UGA’s newest Innovation Fellow, Cassera has learned a lot about how to bring parasitic disease therapeutics arising from her research to market. “In fall 2019, I was among the 18 chosen women from UGA who participated in the inaugural Innovation Bootcamp, where we learned about the Innovation Fellow program, among…
Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:57am
Greg Lavender (BS – Computer Science, '83) was officially announced as the new Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation. The company announced the addition of two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team, as well as several changes to "strengthen execution, innovation in critical business areas" on June 22:  Lavender has joined Intel as chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice president and general manager of the new …
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 1:04pm
When we think about the links to the future – the global transition to solar and wind energy, tactile virtual reality or synthetic neurons – there’s no shortage of big ideas. It’s the materials to execute the big ideas – the ability to manufacture the lithium-ion batteries, opto-electronics and hydrogen fuel cells – that stand between concept and reality. Enter two-dimensional materials, the latest step in innovation. Consisting of a single…
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:02pm
UGA Faculty members Melanie Reber and Eric Harvill have been named Innovation Fellows for spring 2021, a semester-long fellowship designed to help faculty align their research activities with industry needs and bring their discoveries to the marketplace: Reber, an assistant professor of chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is developing a cavity-enhanced, two-dimensional spectroscopy that uniquely combines precision management…
Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:16am
The National Academy of Inventors has named two Franklin College faculty members to the 2020 class of NAI Senior Members. Richard Meagher, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics, and Ronald Orlando, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry, are the first UGA researchers to receive the senior membership distinction. They join a new class of 38 prolific inventors representing 24 research universities along with…
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:09am
The pandemic continues to inspire creative responses in and out of the classroom. Faisal Hossain, a computer science major at the University of Georgia, and William Darko, a computer science and mathematics major at Hunter College, have developed a web application to provide the public with a better quantitative understanding of the current state of COVID-19.  The application features an interactive globe with the infected countries plotted with…
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:38am
The argument of depth vs. breadth extends to all disciplines, including the most important one. A number of provocative ideas underscored in this article supporting the concept of 'Generalists' invite implicit support of the liberal arts learning environment, the time necessary on major college campus to discover and learn. The author utilizes easily graspable examples from the world of sports - the differing paths of Tiger Woods and Roger…
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:21pm
Shaza Mehdi tried diagnosing blighted flowers by Googling images of plant diseases and comparing those images with the sick roses, sparking an idea that led her to come up with PlantMD — a smartphone app that can diagnose a plant disease with the snap of a photo: After three months of researching, coding and getting some help from her high school teachers, Mehdi launched the app. “PlantMD works when you take a picture of a plant,” she said. “It…
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 1:13pm
More than 300 students from around the state descended on the Lamar Dodd School of Art this weekend for UGAHacks4, a computer programming event where teams worked on an array of projects: The student-organized 36-hour hackathon was an opportunity for students ranging from novice coder to experienced programmer to work together on “challenges” and earn prizes. They hacked together projects that tackled everything from tech to promote physical…
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:27pm
Research teams at UGA and the University of Pennsylvania, along with four private firms, are taking part in an 18-month federally sponsored project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology that will develop a much-needed curriculum to train workers for the fledgling cell manufacturing industry: The curriculum development project is part of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, or NIIMBL, which the U.S.…
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:48am
How do students find their way into the laboratory? Integrating research experiences into lab courses, where students are tackling a problem related to a faculty member’s ongoing research, can introduce undergraduates to a world of career paths and opportunities as they come to understand research. Students learning research skills in the context of solving real research problems is the focus of work by Georgia Athletic Association Professor of…

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