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
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 3:20pm
Plastic waste has been a growing focus of attention from UGA researchers for some time, and their work along several lines of inquiry is drawing important coverage to a serious problem. Marine sciences faculty have also been studying the problem near the Georgia coast and one of them was invited share some of that expertise at a congressional briefing this summer:  University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher [and…
Tags: Plastic, Oceans, Pollution, Marine Sciences, Faculty, Experts, Public Scholarship, Congress
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:08pm
Local High School Student, UGA Professor Team Up to iPhone/iPad application By Jessica Luton  jluton@uga.edu For North Oconee High School student Chuanbo Pan, computer programming just comes naturally. After creating an iPhone app to help fellow high school students learn Latin, Pan was sought out by his neighbor, chemistry professor Jason Locklin, to help create an app for what is often known as one of UGA’s most difficult classes—Organic…
Tags: Pollution, musician, performer, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Colloquium, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:37am
EITS and, importantly, some of our best students, have been building a campus app set to roll out next week: The app, available to anyone using iPhone, iPad or iPod devices, will allow users to track campus buses, plan their meals at dining halls and catch the latest athletic scores, among other features. The Student Government Association, working with the university's central information technology department and coordinating with a number of…
Tags: Oceans, Pollution, Experts, Institute for African American Studies, Office of Development and Alumni Relations