Wed, 02/07/2018 - 2:59pm
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…
Tags: Earth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Waffle House, graduate students
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
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…
Tags: Human Nature, resistance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth, labor, Institute for African American Studies, Department of Psychology, development
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:01am
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…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Odyssey, Institute for African American Studies
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:53am
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…
Tags: History, Campus Transit Facility, Dawson Hall, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:53am
• Avery Elizabeth Wiens, chemical theory, models and computational methods. That's an amazing list, and note the interdisciplinary fields of study. The future of science is happening right now on our campus. Congratulations to these students and alumni - these broadly prestigious fellowships also have an extraordinary financial impact on the careers of young scientists. A vital program, indeed. Image: 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate…
Tags: education, Earth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Conner Hall, Psychology, Study Abroad
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:22am
Addressing the low numbers of women choosing to study STEM fields and particularly in areas related to software and information technology is the focus of a documentary screening tomorrow, March 22, at the Special Collections Library: This documentary (rated PG-13) exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Dance Building
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:23am
Scientific American weighs in on the tendency to prioritize STEM disciplines over the humanities and how Voltaire and Camus have an important role to play, especially in a high-tech future: Promoting science and technology education to the exclusion of the humanities may seem like a good idea, but it is deeply misguided. Scientific American has always been an ardent supporter of teaching STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Church Hall, Institute for African American Studies, Demosthenian Hall
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:02am
Students studying the physical and biological sciences will usher in a new era this fall with the opening of the Science Learning Center on South campus: The Science Learning Center, a three-story, 122,500-square-foot building tailor-made for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction, opens for classes in August. The SLC will offer a new setting for effective teacher-to-student interaction and student-to-student…
Tags: Conner Hall, printmaking, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Colloquium
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 9:54am
NASA’s CubeSat Launch initiative (CSLI) provides opportunities for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned for upcoming launches. These CubeSats are flown as auxiliary payloads on previously planned missions. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh about 3 pounds. A lecture on the program will be held…
Tags: Sociology, UGA Entrepreneur Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth, Demosthenian Hall, Panel Discussion, computing
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:49am
UGA welcomes Michael Summers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, to present a public lecture promoting STEM education among minority students on Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Summers' lecture - and separate presentation on his research - is sponsored by the Franklin Visiting Scholars Program: Summers' STEM lecture is titled…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, life
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:55am
  UGA touted for women in STEM programs By Jessica Luton jluton@uga.edu   The University of Georgia is helping more women go into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a recent College Database ranking. UGA comes in at number seven on The College Database’s “50 Colleges Advancing Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)” list.  A university that promotes STEM will mean more jobs for…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Earth, College of Public Health, Institute for African American Studies
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:42am
For all the attention that mathematics education receives nationally in the U.S., it can be difficult to determine where the front lines are in the battle to help more young people succeed. Beyond the classrooms themselves another is in higher education, where teaching strategies are refined and improved in the search to find more effective pedagogical methods. The department of mathematics is home to one of the leading thinkers on the subject,…
Tags: labor, Colloquium, College of Public Health, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:12pm
  Increased CURO participation validates need for Science Learning Center By Jessica Luton jluton@uga.edu Recent news of a twenty percent increase in participation among undergraduate students through the CURO program, alongside news that UGA will finally be getting a new Science Learning Center, are two great pieces of news for the UGA community. By investing money in a new building and further supporting research, the University is polishing…
Tags: Earth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, gifts, donors, Religion
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 9:57am
Geography professor and president of the American Meteorological Society J. Marshall Shepherd has an article out in the current issue of Ebony magazine extolling how African Americans can be more competitive in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers of the future: As a professional in the atmospheric sciences,  I see how extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina and changing climate affect society. As a…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, education
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:49pm
Franklin's Philip Grayeski becomes UGA's 44th Goldwater Scholar: Grayeski, a junior Honors student majoring in genetics and chemistry at the University of Georgia, has been named a 2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Grayeski is among a group of 271 recipients of the one- and two-year scholarships that recognize exceptional sophomores and juniors in engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences. He intends to pursue a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Issues, Rhetoric, Department of Physics and Astronomy