Chemistry Professor Earns Teacher Quality Grant
Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt, chair and professor of chemistry at the University of West Georgia, has received a grant of $40,425. The University of Georgia awarded Basu-Dutt the Teacher Quality grant, and the money is intended to be used on a 50 hour, 5 PLU workshop for 24 teachers from Fulton, Coweta and Douglas counties.
Students Generate Poverty Solutions at Hackathon
On Saturday morning, the halls of the Education Center at the University of West Georgia were all abuzz with student activity; however, this crowd of students wasn't the building's usual occupiers. Instead of college students preparing to be the next generation of educators, local teens between the ages of 13 and 17 filled two classrooms preparing to participate in UWG's first Hackathon.
Exoplanets and Extraterrestrials: Lecture Explores Life Outside of our Solar System
For as long as people have known about planets other than our own, there has been curiosity about extraterrestrial life. With the recent discovery of exoplanets surrounding stars near our own sun, these discussions have become more serious and even feasible. Dr. Nick Sterling of the University of West Georgia recently explored this very idea with his public lecture "Proxima Centauri b: The Exoplanet Next Door."
Blazing His Own Trail: Nontraditional Student Thrives at UWG
The University of West Georgia offers an accommodating environment for all students to succeed and thrive, both traditional and nontraditional. Thirty-five-year-old Christian Bryant, an undergraduate majoring in biology, is one example of the latter type of student, and UWG has become a place for him to plant his roots and explore his interests.