🎓 NSF Grant Awarded to Advance Recruitment of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Ph.D. Pipeline
Georgia Tech College of Engineering and College of Sciences are teaming up with eight other research universities to increase rates of URM doctoral candidates transitioning into postdoctoral scholar positions, and URM postdoctoral scholars transitioning into early-career faculty employment. Learn more about the new grant with project lead PI Felicia Benton-Johnson and co-PI Matt Baker.
🤖 Getting Along with AI: Creating Teams When Your Classmates and Colleagues Are Intelligent Machines
Jamie Gorman’s research involves the psychology of teamwork and how to get people in all kinds of industries working together in a better, more efficient manner. His two latest projects seek to understand how to do that when one of those teammates or trainers is made of software, and the other team members are people: public school students and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
🏛 Flavio Fenton Joins ECE's Anna Holcomb as 2020-2021 Governor’s Teaching Fellow
Flavio Fenton is one of two Georgia Tech faculty chosen to take part in the 25th annual Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program. Through the fellowship, Fenton is creating a large database of physics demonstrations to be used in Georgia Tech’s Physics I course, which is taken by nearly 2,000 students each year.
🧬 RNA Information Transfer Could Be Used in Repairing DNA
Researchers have found that RNA can not only serve as a template for the repair of double-strand breaks, but that it can also modify genomic information in the absence of that specific damage. “This is really about RNA’s capacity to transfer information to DNA that could be used in repairing damage,” explains Francesca Storici.
📝 Machine Learning Paper Takes Top Honors at AI Conference
Molei Tao's recent interest in machine learning has paid off for the School of Math associate professor. His first paper on the subject recently won top honors at the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics.
😷 Campus Surveillance Testing Update: Tracking Cases and Taking Action
On September 10, Patton Distinguished Professors Greg Gibson and Joshua Weitz met virtually with JulieAnne Williamson to discuss campus cases and tracking, actions taken to date, and next steps, followed by open Q&A. Catch the recap of their talk.