This weekend, nearly 4,700 Georgia Tech students will receive their degrees. Congratulations to our graduates! We are so proud of you — and excited to see how you change the world.
🎓 Celebrating #GT21 Grads: Jessica Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick, who is graduating with a degree in psychology and minor in health and medical sciences, shares her path to a top-rated physician assistant program — and memories working with Georgia Tech Football as head student athletic trainer.
🎓 Celebrating #GT21 Grads: Yassin Watson
Watson, who is graduating with dual degrees in biology and industrial engineering, plus dual minors in social justice and physiology, shares six years of adventures at Tech and exploring the intersections between biology, engineering, health and wellness, and outer space.
🎓 Celebrating #GT21 Grads: Maria Zulfiqar
Zulfiqar, who is graduating with a degree in psychology with the research option, discusses life and studies at Georgia Tech — as a transfer student and the first woman in her family to graduate from college.
🎓 Celebrating #GT21 Grads: Brady Bove
Bove reflects on biomedical engineering, leadership studies, cognitive psychology, senior design, meeting friends and her fiancé, and a favorite Georgia Tech memory, involving classical physics and a box of Sublime Doughnuts on a Friday night.
🌊 Neha Garg Receives NSF CAREER Award to Fight Coral Reef Disease
Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease is ravaging Florida's coral reefs, with 20 out of 45 coral species in the state's waters already infected. School of Chemistry and Biochemistry assistant professor Neha Garg has received an NSF CAREER Award to help battle the rapidly spreading problem.
🤖 Simple Robots, Smart Algorithms: Meet the BOBbots
Inspired by a theoretical model of particles moving around on a chessboard, new robot swarm research from the Schools of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science shows that, as magnetic interactions increase, dispersed “dumb” robots can abruptly gather in large, compact clusters to accomplish complex tasks. “BOBbots” are also capable of collectively clearing debris that is too heavy for one alone to move, thanks to a robust algorithm.
🌏 Finding and Connecting Ocean Ecoregions — to Find and Conserve Marine Species
The world's oceans are made up of various "ecoregions," but experts have had trouble connecting them. A new look at existing satellite data by researchers from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences could provide a new way to link those regions, which may help scientists protect endangered marine species.
🥋 Pamela Pollet: Teaching Martial Arts and Mindfulness with a Mission
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry senior academic professional Pamela Pollet — a black belt in karate — wants Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff to join her in using martial arts to calm their minds while training their bodies.