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Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:05pm
A new course at the University of Georgia is helping math students explore the wide variety of careers open to graduates in their field. During the course, students work on real-world, industry projects such as helping the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia determine whether food needs are being met and if there are areas of scarcity in the communities they serve. Other recent projects include developing an app to help visualize and contextualize…
Mon, 04/25/2022 - 10:56am
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of mathematics has received the 2022 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Department or Program from the University System of Georgia. The award showcases an outstanding department or program—selected from among all 26 institutions within the university system—that promotes, supports and recognizes excellence in teaching and service to students. The University System of…
Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:45am
We'll begin with some great news from the Southeastern Conference and our own department of geography and atmospheric sciences program: Marshall Shepherd, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia, has been named the 2022 SEC Professor of the Year Department of English doctoral student Chanara Andrews-Bickers has been selected as a 2022 National Humanities Without…
Mon, 03/28/2022 - 1:05pm
Three UGA faculty members – two from the Franklin College – have been named recipients of the Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize outstanding instruction by faculty members early in their academic careers. “This year’s Russell Award recipients demonstrate how innovative, evidence-based instruction enhances student learning,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and…
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 2:55pm
Claire Bunn and Yoong “Terry” Phang are among 410 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars in 2021, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Bunn, from Marion, Arkansas, is a third-year Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar majoring in genetics and minoring in statistics. Phang, from Cumming, is a third-year majoring in physics and…
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:54am
When she earned her doctorate in mathematics from the University of Georgia in 1966, just five years after the university was desegregated, Shirley Mathis McBay was already on her way to becoming one of our most important Georgia Groundbreakers: It’s been over 30 years since Shirley Mathis McBay first went to Capitol Hill with an urgent message. She implored members of Congress to take action to increase the numbers of minorities and women in…
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 3:26pm
The fall 2020 issue of the Georgia Magazine is out and replete with stories about Franklin College faculty, alumni and students, including mathematics major and Georgia Commitment Scholarship recipient Ana Kilgore: One of only 75 people in her high school graduating class, Ana Kilgore always dreamed of expanding her horizons. When she saw the range of STEM programs offered at the University of Georgia, the Hawkinsville native set her sights on…
Mon, 09/14/2020 - 3:20pm
The UGA Graduate School magazine features one of our newest colleagues in the Franklin College Office of Student Academic Services and 2019 TEDxUGA Student Idea Showcase presenter Kestrina Shrestha, who took the TED stage with a black backpack that she had carried into the Annapurna Himalayas during an ambitious climb in December of 2017: Taking the stage at UGA’s Fine Arts Theater, Shrestha plunked down a large backpack. She lugged the pack for…
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 1:25pm
A significant redesign of two foundational UGA mathematics courses has led to remarkable gains in student success, including an increase from 65% to 85% of students who pass precalculus: While the DFW (grade of D, grade of F or Withdrawal) rate for students taking precalculus averages 27% nationally, according to the Mathematical Association of America, the DFW rate at UGA has dropped from 35% six years ago to approximately 15% last fall.…
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:53am
Funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Department and Leadership Teams for Action program, or DeLTA, will engage more than 100 University of Georgia faculty across multiple departments to transform STEM education at institutions of higher education nationwide. Principal investigator Paula Lemons, an associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, explained that she and her colleagues…
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 3:43pm
Our colleagues in the UGA College of Education share a story about the new ways students study science and also, appropriately enough, about football: As it turns out, laws of physics that apply to gases are a difficult topic—students in the university’s General Chemistry class often find themselves fumbling the topic. But in the past year, students in the College of Education and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have tackled these…
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 3:38pm
Alumnus, advisory board member, great friend of the Franklin College and NASA administrator Roger Hunter discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the future of space exploration: Hunter was project manager for NASA’s Kepler mission, which used a space telescope to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way galaxy. He currently serves as program manager for NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program…
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:18am
The highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Barry Goldwater Scholars program encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in these fields. This year, UGA has four Goldwater Scholars:  Monte Fischer, an Honors student and Foundation Fellow, plans to pursue a doctorate in mathematics to investigate questions of stochastic processes, probability and computation. MacKenzie…
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:31am
It's Spring Break for most students but women athletes on campus, with many Franklin majors among them, are leading their NCAA teams and distinguishing the university at the highest levels: Georgia senior shortstop [and mathematics major] Alyssa DiCarlo broke the Georgia women's softball all-time home runs record (58) in Sunday's 6-0 win over Western Illinois. The Georgia GymDogs secured a first-place finish at Elevate the Stage in Birmingham,…
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 3:59pm
Mallory Harris has been named UGA’s first Knight-Hennessy Scholar. The international graduate-level program provides full funding for students as they pursue studies at Stanford University: Established in 2016, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds graduate studies ranging from medicine to law to doctoral programs as well as joint- and dual-degrees. The 2019 cohort—the second cohort of scholars—includes 68 students. They were chosen from 4,…
Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:45am
A handful of ambitious University of Georgia students set out three years ago to launch UGA into space, and their work has launched a campus initiative to push the boundaries of space systems development: Self-described “geeks” Caleb Adams BS ’18 and Hollis Neel BS ’17 were two of the handful of friends drawn together by their knack for tackling tech and software conundrums. “I was looking for the most difficult thing I could find and throwing…
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:22am
For the second consecutive year, students from a variety of STEM disciplines will fill the lawn of the Miller Learning Center five hours leading up to kickoff for the Auburn game, from 2–7 p.m. on Nov. 10, to share their research in the STEMzone: This year’s booths will once again feature the breadth of research interests represented at UGA, with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources offering introductions to a host of reptiles,…
Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:03am
  An image from a model created in an active learning course co-taught by mathematics professor David Gay and associate professor of graphic design Moon Jung Jang appeared as the cover of the October 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   The model in the illustration was created by 3 math majors and one graphic design major, working collaboratively in the course "Math Outreach Design Lab.” The story of how the course…
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 1:25pm
Finding a proof for a mathematical conjecture – a strong guess illuminating a way forward – has helped shape the course of mathematical history. The mathematics world recently celebrated the achievements of a proof that proved a conjecture partially formulated by UGA faculty member Valery Alexeev. Professor Caucher Birkar of the University of Cambridge was awarded the 2018 Fields medal, widely considered to be an equivalent of a Nobel prize for…
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 1:52pm
  Three University of Georgia undergraduates - two with Franklin College majors - are among 211 students from across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering: Georgia institutions had a total of six Goldwater Scholars. UGA had the highest number with three and was joined by Berry College, Emory University and…
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:18am
The Georgia Museum of Art's partnership with Camp DIVE has focused on art and poetry, with about two dozen middle-school students enrolled in the camp visiting the museum weekly through the month of June to make connections between visual art and creating their own literature: Camp DIVE—which stands for discover, inquire, voice, and explore-provides local, underserved youth in Athens with a month-long free learning experience. This partnership…
Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:48am
Majoring in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry, the senior from Augusta has put the focus of his UGA experience on research, interning and community volunteering as he prepares for medical school: My time at UGA could be characterized as a humbling yet exhilarating work in progress. I’ve had some of the most incredible experiences in my life, and the people I’ve met here have been even more incredible. Many of these friends have…
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:40am
The Office of Service Learning is planning an Experience UGA field trip for Clarke County second grade students. The field trip will take place over 4 days in April (7th-10th) during National Public Health Week. Each of the four days UGA will host ~250 students as they rotate through 4 stations focused on health. The four stations are: Physical Activity, Nutrition, Hand Washing & Germs, & Bullying Prevention. UGA undergraduates and…
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:35pm
The 5,285 freshmen who entered UGA this week, assembled into a Super G on Sunday in Sanford Stadium as part of the Freshman Welcome to the Class of 2018 sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Student Alumni Council.  That's a lot of people - normally, you would have to be crossing 42nd Street and 7th Ave to see that many people in one place. Welcome to everyone and do not worry: you will get lost, and then lost again. The bus…

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