There are far too few black students in science, math and technology programs, according to a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cardinal Warde spoke Tuesday to a group of students at Fort Valley State University, a historically black college in middle Georgia. Warde, an MIT engineering professor, said black students lag behind others in science, technology, engineering and math programs also known as STEM education.
Researchers at the University of Georgia Marine Extension in Savannah worked for many years to grow a more commercially-viable Georgia oyster. When they succeeded, a trio of entrepreneurs waded into the oyster business.
In the popular Harry Potter series of novels, the boy wizard often uses an invisibility cloak he inherited from his farther. Atlanta high-school senior Julia Abelsky is working to make such vestments a reality. NASA hopes to return Americans to the moon and eventually build a permanent colony. Junior Sergio Parra from Auburn is working to make that cheaper by making concrete from materials on the moon’s surface. Both students are competing this week at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.
Georgia celebrates science, technology, engineering and math education with the first-ever governor-declared “STEM Day” Friday. A tech-industry leader says Georgia is showing lots of potential in those areas.
Georgia Southern University has established a new institute for interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and math education. The institute plans to create a wide variety of partnerships across academia, business, education and research centers in southeast Georgia.
A Georgia scientist makes the case for a disease-spreading parasite. "I don't subdivide nature into useful and non-useful animals. For me, everything has to be there," says Lorenza Beati of Georgia Southern University. Researchers hope to prevent disease by studying that bane of summer, the tick.