Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:41am
A research team with partners from the UGA New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation will develop a fully biodegradable plastic straw thanks to a $719,000 award from Singapore’s Temasek Foundation Ecosperity. The team worked to synthesize a food contact polymer that they will now attempt to develop into a commercially viable straw Currently, there are few non-plastic straw alternatives available to consumers. Many…
Tags: Pollution, Chemistry, Grant
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 2:53pm
August 9 is National Book Lovers day and so an especially good time to share news about the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar program, an annual series of grants designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience. This year’s roster of 22 grant winners, announced August 8, includes associate professor of history Stephen Mihm. Mihm will use the NEH grant to support his research and writing…
Tags: History, Grant, Book
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09am
Some great new research published out of the department of sociology, concerning the signals teachers get from students and how teacher perceptions shape student performance: Elementary school students bring varied skills and experience to the classroom, commonly referred to as cultural capital. And when teachers notice and value these skills, students do better in school. A new University of Georgia study, published in the April issue of the…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Demosthenian Hall, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Grant, Human Nature