Shoring up Science: Students Use New Technology in Coastal Preservation
Three-dimensional mapping is an integral part of surveying methods used in coastal maintenance, and a professor at the University of West Georgia tasks student researchers to use mobile devices to digitally map regional coastlines.
Like Mother, Like Daughter: Daughter Interns for Mother in Computer Science
Mandi Matchett did not plan to follow in her mother's footsteps. While she has always been close to her mom, JoBeth Matchett, their career goals seemed worlds apart.
Strike a Pose: Student researchers use photography to examine animal coexistence
Anyone with a social media account sees a dozen animal pictures each day. But that doesn't come close to the nearly 10,000 critter photos that University of West Georgia biology majors Joanne Wasdin and Thalia Young examined during spring semester.
The Chemistry of Serving: Alumna Heads to Medical School to Continue Passion
Calleigh Hitt didn't see herself entering the medical field. Arts and literature attracted her the most while she attended high school at Holy Ground Baptist Academy in Carrollton. That's before she found the right fit at UWG, enrolling in the College of Science and Mathematics. That's where she discovered her unlimited potential with an eye toward medicine.
The Ecology of Controlled Burns: Biology Course Meets Demand for Experts
Controlled burns - the safe and systematic setting of fires in habitats such as wetlands, grasslands or forests - serve a critical ecologic purpose. Carefully managed by experts in suitable weather conditions, controlled burns assist the regenerative process of maintaining a healthy ecosystem.