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Capturing Science contest winners

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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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 year MFA student, sculpture] won second place and $250 for her art exhibition entry The Woven Quantum, and [first year PhD student, Poultry...

Focus on the faculty: Robin Shelton

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Professor of physics and astronomy Robin Shelton discovers and shares knowledge about the galaxy that we call home:

How do you describe the scope and impact of your research or scholarship to people outside of your field?

I explain my research to people outside of my field by saying that I study the gas between the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. By gas, I don't mean gasoline, I mean that the material is gaseous, like air. Those statements might start a yawn in the backs of their heads, so I follow them up by saying that the stars in our galaxy were made from gas...

Bio sciences lab team brings science to life for elementary school students

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Great work from cellular biology faculty and graduate students, awakening young minds with the wonder of science:

It's 8 o'clock on a Friday morning, but the room in Barrow Elementary School is full of energetic chatter.

Fifth-grader Nora Murthy, in particular, is really excited. She's about to examine protists and other microorganisms under a high-power microscope. She and her classmates also will see the damage caused to red blood cells by parasites that cause diseases like malaria and African sleeping sickness, and they'll swab their hands and the bottoms of their shoes,...

Interdisciplinary classroom: Go ask ALICE

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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With new adaptive learning tools in the classroom, students across disciplines work together to complete research projects:

While researchers often have an opportunity to collaborate with other researchers from disciplines outside of their own, this is not always the case for students in the classroom. Arnold, alongside Juan Gutierrez and Art Edison, wanted to change the routine method of learning and set out to create an immersive learning environment using two unique technological learning tools. 

When students arrive to class, they are given an assessment to see what they...

Courage on Climate Change

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change":

Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.

Monday, October 30, 4:30 pm, Miller Learning Center, room 214...

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