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…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, graduate students, move-in, labor, Department of Psychology, Office of Government Relations
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:43am
The ingenuity and hardwork of the Small satellite Research Labaoratory continues to lead the project up, up and away: A University of Georgia research laboratory led by a group of undergraduate students is one of only two university research programs chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space. The UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory, which is supported by faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and…
Tags: Football Saturday, Panel Discussion, Four Towers Building, Department of Psychology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:47am
Great collaboration from computer science and engineering faculty: The researchers in UGA’s College of Engineering and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ department of computer science say their study is the first to identify specific areas they call “three hinges.” They believe these junctions of three ridges along the brain’s surface play an important role in how the brain forms as well as how it works. “The traditional way of…
Tags: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Psychology, Germanic and Slavic Studies, census, Human Nature
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:37am
Darya Asheghali, a graduate student in the department of chemistry working in the lab of FACS faculty member Sergiy Minko, received a first place award in the graduate student paper competition at the Fiber Society’s annual fall conference held in Athens in November. Asheghali is a researcher in the Nanostructured Materials Lab that hosts students from the FACS department of textiles, merchandizing and interiors and the department of chemistry…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Institute for African American Studies
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
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:16am
Research sheds new light on process of iron storage in microorganisms University of Georgia researchers have discovered a new way that iron is stored in microorganisms, a finding that provides new insights into the fundamental nature of how biological systems work. The research was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. Iron, a metal that is required by all living organisms, is usually stored with oxygen inside a cell in a…
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Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:34am
Kun Wang, a doctoral student in the department of physics and astronomy, received a Materials Research Society (MRS) graduate student award for research he presented at the recent 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston: Wang, who has been conducting nanoelectronics research in the College of Engineering, is the first UGA student to receive the prestigious MRS research award. In all, 19 students received the silver award, which recognizes students whose…
Tags: Department of Psychology, Human Nature
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:50am
Prizes for the Daylighting the Watershed design competition were awarded at a roundtable discussion in early November, "How Artists, Scientists and Environmental Activists Can Work Together," that encapsulates how developing interdisciplinary expertise works: Water is integral to life, but the problems of local watersheds are often hidden beneath us, said Laurie Fowler, executive director for public service and external affairs at the Odum…
Tags: Department of Psychology, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:03am
Though its presence at UGA goes back to the 19th century, civil engineering at the university entered another new era with its initial ABET accreditation announced this week: As part of the evaluation, the commission used detailed criteria to analyze student performance and outcomes, curriculum requirements and program educational objectives, faculty competency and facilities. In its final report, ABET listed an emphasis on written and oral…
Tags: Department of Psychology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, University Housing, Church Hall
Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:33am
Can extreme weather events - hurricanes, droughts - be linked to climate change? A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine establishes for the first time that science can now estimate the influence of climate change on these extreme events: The findings, presented to White House and congressional leaders on March 10 by committee members who conducted the study and wrote the report, describes how the…
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Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:11pm
Later this month, a symposium will highlight the research of 10 undergraduate students from across the country who have been participating in a 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. Boasting from programs as prestigious as MIT and University of California, Berkeley, the students will present their research in nanotechnology and biomedicine Friday, July 31 beginning at 8 a.m. at the…
Tags: Human Nature, Department of Psychology, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), International
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:32am
Analogies can be highly effective expressions of a point that seems to go missing and/or is very difficult to understand - take the point, for example, that the Earth's resources are indeed exhaustible and need to be conserved, protected, enhanced and replenished: "You can think of the Earth like a battery that has been charged very slowly over billions of years," said the study's lead author, John Schramski, an associate professor in UGA's…
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Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:18am
When UGA began working in earnest to set the stage to expand its engineering programs in the early 2000s, the goals and ambitions of the expansion were focused on new opportunities for students. Comprehensive engineering in a liberal arts environment is more than a catchphrase - it is a potential gateway to changing the nature of the engineering disciplines themselves: making engineering design solutions more responsive to and reflective of the…
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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:27am
Congratulations to the UGA College of Engineering, which is experiencing tremendous growth in enrollment. This growth was forecast long ago, forecasts themselves that were part of the rationale for offering a wider range of engineering degrees at the university in the first place, for which the Franklin College has long been an advocate and supporter: The college now has UGA’s fifth-largest undergraduate enrollment after passing the College of…
Tags: Department of Psychology
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 1:59pm
Congratulations to our engineering colleagues around campus, which means faculty in many Franklin College departments including chemistry, physics and astronomy, mathematics, computer science, biology and microbiology, marine sciences, genetics, geography, art and anthropology, as well as numerous interdisciplinary research centers created thereof. This list alone explains why it was important for UGA to put together a formal engineering…
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