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Sloan Foundation Awards Fellowships to Four Georgia Tech, Emory Faculty

Four faculty members, including two from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering operated jointly by Georgia Tech and Emory University, have been awarded research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields.

 

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Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

New nanoparticle makes urine glow as soon as T cells initiate an attack on transplanted organs

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Dean Jacqueline Royster to Step Down Aug. 31

Jacqueline Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology, will step down...

Gift to Tech Voting Is Open to Students

The first round of Gift to Tech voting is open to all students and ends March 4.

Campus Urged to Be On Alert For Feral Animals

Georgia Tech is asking for our community to avoid the area behind the MOSE building, the pathway, and the track facility out of an abundance of...

Tree Certification Reflects Tech's Canopy Commitment

In January, as 13 new trees were being planted in Tech's triangle green space in the center of campus, the Institute also celebrated 11...

Tech Grad Featured in NBA All-Star Segment

“First in Flight” video also included an astronaut and a world-renowned entrepreneur

Why I Am a Professor

I never planned to be a university professor. I believe that life is a result of “chance and necessity.” Being at the “right place at the right time...

Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Minors on Campus

A special duty of care and supervision is required to protect Tech’s youngest learners.

Remembering Big Al

The students from LMC 3308: Environmentalism and Ecocriticism are memorializing a fallen tree in an exhibit at Clough Commons.

Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications

Citizens Police Academy, a five-week program designed to educate and inform the Tech community about issues related to law enforcement efforts on...

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Dean Jacqueline Royster to Step Down Aug. 31

Jacqueline Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology, will step down...

The Sweetest Scavenger Hunt

Their love story started at Georgia Tech, and this creative marriage proposal included all the steps along the way.

Campus Partners Play Key Role in Student Recruitment

Campus Partners meets twice a year to allow Admission to give updates on the recruitment and review process, and to elicit support from the campus at...

Students Encouraged to Run for Office

This month, students are encouraged to consider running for a position in the Student Government Association, which has opened applications for both...

Ahuja, Koon Named to National Academy of Engineering

Krish Ahuja of aerospace engineering and John Koon of civil engineering selected as members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Tech Student Wins Peer Tutor Award

Keely Mruk took home the award for her work in the Naugle CommLab.

Bringing the World to North Avenue: Meet Allison Noffsinger

Allison Noffsinger is the assistant director of On-Campus Internationalization in the Office of International Education, a role she seemed destined...

Help Make Tech Beautification Day a Success

Project coordinators and senior project coordinators are needed to help get things organized and execute the event.

Better Together

“We can improve our campus communities more effectively together than we can alone.”

Finalists Chosen in College of Sciences Dean Search

Three finalists have been chosen in the College of Sciences dean search. As part of the final selection process, each candidate will visit campus and...

Georgia Tech School of Music Students Participate in Super Bowl Halftime Show

Tech Students Positioned Drones for Maroon 5 Performance

Finalists Chosen in College of Computing Dean Search

Four finalists have been chosen in the College of Computing dean search. As part of the final selection process, each candidate will visit campus and...

Campus Welcomes Gender-Inclusive, Single-Occupant Restrooms

More than 150 single-occupant, gender-inclusive restrooms have been designated in 63 buildings on Georgia Tech’s campus.

Environmental Engineering Student Named Marshall Sherfield Fellow

The Marshall Sherfield Fellowship offers one engineer or scientist from the United States the chance to do postdoctoral research in the United...

Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

New nanoparticle makes urine glow as soon as T cells initiate an attack on transplanted organs

Snaring Bacteria in DNA-based Nets the Way White Blood Cells Do

Like Spiderman, white bloods cells shoot NETs at bacteria, made mostly of DNA, and this synthetic microweb emulates it.

$25 Million Award Will Support Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D, Education

A new consortium has been awarded $25 million to develop new technologies and educational program to support nuclear nonproliferation.

When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals

Off of Fiji, a Georgia Tech study elucidates a potential silent coral reef killer: Disappearing biodiversity appears to threaten the lives surviving...

The Helix, of DNA Fame, May Have Arisen with Startling Ease

An evolutionary enigma may have just been cracked: Explaining how the helix of RNA and DNA evolved.

Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed

New research shows that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly – and sometimes violently – that can lead to the formation of very massive black...

Brilliant Glow of Paint-On Semiconductors Comes from Ornate Quantum Physics

A new revolution in semiconductors could transform lighting and solar energy, and this is what their crazy physics look like.

Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation

Researchers have determined what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in cobalt.

Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier

A tweak to our flu vaccine resupply logistics could save thousands of lives

Executive Director Selected at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines

Seth Hutchinson has been named executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines.

Swapping Bacteria May Help ‘Nemo’ Fish Cohabitate with Fish-Killing Anemones

Why the fish-killing anemone spares the clownfish is a scientific mystery that Georgia Tech marine microbiologists are now tackling in fish mucus.

No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

This smartphone app can check hemoglobin levels with 97% accuracy.

Georgia Tech Develops Safety App for Social Workers

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services partnered with the Georgia Tech Research Institute to create an emergency response system.

Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy

A new catalog of cataclysmic events supports the development of gravitational wave astronomy.

Solving a 75-Year-Old Mystery Might Provide a New Source of Farm Fertilizer

Solving a 75-year-old mystery could provide a new way to produce farm fertilizer.

When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girl Fish, Boy Genes Get a Rise

Instinctive behavior may be directly driven be gene regulation, at least researchers were able to match the two up.

Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices.

Stripping the Linchpins From the Life-Making Machine Reaffirms Its Seminal Evolution

An experiment way too bold delivers whopping evidence of the translational system's seminal appearance in evolution.

'Demolition Handshakes' Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

A mechanism tries to stop our T cells from causing autoimmune disorders, and it's like a tight handshake that kills overly aggressive T cells.

Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Airbus and Georgia Tech have opened a new overall aircraft design research center.

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center Enters 33rd Year of Continuous Service to Georgia Businesses

Program helped Georgia-based firms win more than $14.1 billion in government contracts since 1986.

Applications now open for the 2019 Georgia Innovative Economic Development Internship Program

Graduate students have opportunity to further research in 10-week, paid summer internship at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech Hosts State Legislative Leaders at ATDC HealthTech Summit

Georgia's lieutenant governor, state senators see how ATDC leads startup innovation in health technology

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership recruiting companies to participate in new energy management improvement program

Federal award supports targeted focus on energy management system implementation and improvements for manufacturers in six southern states.

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Elavon Invests in FinTech Innovation with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center

Investment will create valuable partnerships to spur greater innovation in payments.

Georgia Tech taps John Avery to lead Advanced Technology Development Center

Technology veteran brings record of success in startups and corporate innovation.

The Business of Medicine: Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine Prescribe a Joint MD/MBA Degree

Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine are partnering to offer a joint, five-year MD/MBA degree.

GPA, Georgia Tech, Center for Innovation sign MOU

New agreement strengthens Georgia Tech's relationship with Ports Authority.

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Goldman Sachs Joins Engage

Georgia Tech and leading global companies started Engage, the largest-ever strategic grouping of major corporations in an independent venture firm.

More Startups Join Engage

Eight startups join Engage Ventures, an early-stage venture fund created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global corporations.

FireHUD Receives NSF Small Business Grant

The 2016 InVenture Prize winners will use an NSF award to conduct additional research and development on a system to protect first responders.

Manufacturing Disaster Assistance Program to help Georgia companies prepare for natural disasters

Manufacturers in seven Georgia counties can participate in new program offered by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But...

Apprenticeship Program Helps Students Gain Skills

The Georgia Consortium of Advanced Technical Training (GA CATT) program Georgia high school students an opportunity to get an associate's degree...

Master’s Class Act: AT&T and Accenture

AT&T and Accenture, have each announced a $1 million contribution to support Georgia Tech’s new online master’s degree in analytics

Companies selected for new Tech Square-based venture firm

Engage Ventures is an early-stage venture firm created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global companies.

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It's Gonna Be a Bright, Sunshiny Day

Atlanta startup Quest Renewables helps power Atlanta’s new football stadium with technology developed at Georgia Tech.

Delta Officially Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Facility at Georgia Tech

New advanced manufacturing facility to allow collaboration between Delta and Georgia Tech.

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Cross Discusses State of American Science

Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research meets with national media to discuss federal funding and scientific research.

When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals

Off of Fiji, a Georgia Tech study elucidates a potential silent coral reef killer: Disappearing biodiversity appears to threaten the lives surviving...

The Helix, of DNA Fame, May Have Arisen with Startling Ease

An evolutionary enigma may have just been cracked: Explaining how the helix of RNA and DNA evolved.

Swapping Bacteria May Help ‘Nemo’ Fish Cohabitate with Fish-Killing Anemones

Why the fish-killing anemone spares the clownfish is a scientific mystery that Georgia Tech marine microbiologists are now tackling in fish mucus.

When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girl Fish, Boy Genes Get a Rise

Instinctive behavior may be directly driven be gene regulation, at least researchers were able to match the two up.

Stripping the Linchpins From the Life-Making Machine Reaffirms Its Seminal Evolution

An experiment way too bold delivers whopping evidence of the translational system's seminal appearance in evolution.

NASA Pushes Exploration of Oceans in Our Solar System in Georgia Tech-Led Alliance

Envision a yellow submarine on a rocket to Europa as a future highpoint of a research project led by Georgia Tech to search for life in our solar...

Pilot Project Will Use Campus Wastewater to Grow Vegetables

$5 million grant funds project to test sustainable hydroponic farming in urban areas.

Laughing Gas May Have Helped Warm Early Earth and Given Breath to Life

An eon ago, the sun was stingy with heat, but Earth stayed warm; maybe laughing gas in the atmosphere helped out. Here's how.

Previously Overlooked “Coral Ticks” Weaken Degraded Reefs

A previously overlooked predator could be increasing the pressure on endangered coral reefs.

Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging

STAMI Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging...

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Life on Earth as we know it never would have existed without oxygen photosynthesis, and researchers have cracked a new part of its code.

Silence to Sound

A new tool can help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm.

Researchers Chosen to Examine Antarctic Glacier at Risk of Collapsing

Researchers will send Icefin under the ice of a remote glacier in West Antarctica.

Severe Storms Research Center Works to Improve Tornado Warning Time

The Severe Storms Research Center is helping improve the ability to forecast tornados and other severe storms.

Southface Gives Fulcrum Award to Kendeda Building Project

The Kendeda Building is already receiving accolades before construction is completed.

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

New methodology depends more on actual data rather than a researcher’s interpretation.

One in Five Materials Chemistry Papers May be Wrong, Study Suggests

A new study assesses scientific papers in materials chemistry.

Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets

Early Earth probably would have frozen solid, if not for greenhouse gasses, and a new model shows how they could have feasibly arisen.

Georgia Dome Demolition Wakes Up Atlanta 

The Georgia Dome is imploded, 25 years after a Tech grad made it a reality.

Mobile Phone Accessibility Improves, But Gaps Remain, Study Finds

Mobile phones are increasingly more accessible by people with disabilities, but significant gaps remain.

Will Moving to the Commercial Cloud Leave Some Data Users Behind?

A space policy researcher urges caution on the design of commercial cloud contracts for hosting federal agency data.

Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier

A tweak to our flu vaccine resupply logistics could save thousands of lives

Study Finds Dramatic Growth in Numbers of “Supporting Scientists” on Research Teams

A new study examines the roles of supporting scientists in the research enterprise.

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

A new study shows how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.

Georgia Tech Places 34th in World University Ranking

A new study ranks Georgia Tech 34th among world universities.

Drones, Driverless Cars and Difficult Decisions

Georgia Tech hosts a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. about the emerging debate on ethics and robotics.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State University Establish $2.25M Atlanta Global Studies Center

The new foreign language center is supported funded by a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Kosal: Space Force Unlikely to Improve U.S. Position in Space

The proposed Space Force is not the best way to assure U.S. dominance of space, professor argues.

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Do Not Get Distracted by Georgia’s New Cell Phone Law, Georgia Tech Professor Urges

Robert Rosenberger, a professor in the School of Public Policy, said the law could induce some drivers to believe hands-free technology is safer than...

Georgia Tech Uses Nanotechnology to Create World’s Smallest Ad

Nanotechnology makes smallest advertisement on a sesame seed

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Experts React to Singapore Summit

The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a good start, but short on substance and fraught with peril,...

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Why We Love Han Solo

Science fiction expert Lisa Yaszek explains the allure and backstory of Han Solo.

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Why Researchers Disclose Results Ahead of Publication

A study from a research team from the Georgia Tech found that the vast majority of scientists disclose key details about their work informally to...

Dr. Isbell Goes to Washington – Again – to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

The White House is hosting a meeting of technology leaders to discuss advancing AI in the U.S.

Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal “Terribly Misguided,” says Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Scholar

Rachel Whitlock, an assistant professor who specializes in lobal nuclear politics and international security , says the decision to pull out gives...

Ivan Allen Science Fiction Scholar Lisa Yaszek Featured on AMC Series

• The six-part series features Yaszek’s expertise on aspects of science fiction from time travel to robots.

A Georgia Tech Expert in Afrofuturism Reflects on the 'Black Panther' Phenomenon

"Black Panther's" Princess Shuri can be found at Georgia Tech.

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Really?

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Such claims have touted the ease of use of a new gadget, although a closer look would reveal that it would take dozens of steps to...

MLK Lecture Keynote Speaker Joy-Ann Reid Shares Insights on the Past, Present, and Future of Nonviolent Political Protest

During the MLK Lecture, “Actualizing the Dream: The Future of Nonviolent Political Protest,” Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC,...

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients

MyPath, an AI-based application that runs on tablet computers, is helping breast cancer patients.

Snaring Bacteria in DNA-based Nets the Way White Blood Cells Do

Like Spiderman, white bloods cells shoot NETs at bacteria, made mostly of DNA, and this synthetic microweb emulates it.

FDA Taps Georgia Tech to Help Reduce Cost of Making Antibiotics

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has kicked off a three-year federally-funded project to harness new manufacturing...

Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option.

Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier

A tweak to our flu vaccine resupply logistics could save thousands of lives

No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

This smartphone app can check hemoglobin levels with 97% accuracy.

'Demolition Handshakes' Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

A mechanism tries to stop our T cells from causing autoimmune disorders, and it's like a tight handshake that kills overly aggressive T cells.

Delivering Antibodies via mRNA Could Prevent RSV Infection

Getting antibodies directly to the lungs protected mice from the virus.

Synthetic Organelle Shows How Tiny Puddle-Organs in our Cells Work

Just tiny puddles. That's what some of our cells' organelles are, and this synthetic organelle, engineered in the lab, shows how they can...

Summer Lab Experience Helps Launch Industry and Research Careers

Undergraduate students from around the United States spent their summer learning about cell manufacturing.

Dehydration Alters Human Brain Shape and Activity, Slackens Task Performance

Visible proof that dehydration messes with the brain and cognitive performance.

New Health Economics Lab and $3.3 Million in Funding Coming to Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

The center will research cost and payment models in medical imaging.

Neuroscientists Team with Engineers to Explore how the Brain Controls Movement

Emory and Georgia Tech researchers recently received a $200,000 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award from the McKnight Foundation

Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

A proof-of-concept sensor could help with monitoring treatment of brain aneurysms.

Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging

STAMI Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging...

As We Get Parched, Cognition Can Sputter, Dehydration Study Says

Summer heat fuzzing your concentration? Making you fumble? It may be dehydration.

Technique May Improve Lung Delivery of Bacteria-Killing Phage
Technique May Improve Lung Delivery of Bacteria-Killing Phage

A new technique could provide an alternative to antibiotics for lung infections.

MIT Technology Review Applauds Georgia Tech’s Dahlman in ‘35 Innovators Under 35’

DNA barcoding has landed James Dahlman in a list that has previously honored Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Helen Greiner

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

Researchers have conducted what may be the first study of the aircraft microbiome.

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