Ring of Fire: UWG to Commemorate 2017 Eclipse with Unique Research Trip, Community Observation
For the first time in a century, a total solar eclipse will cross the country on Aug. 21. Advances made in transportation, technology and communications since 1919 provide scholars at the University of West Georgia a unique opportunity to study Earth, the sun and their interaction. UWG scientists and students are set to make the most of this celestial event with a research trip near Lexington, S.C. The College of Science and Mathematics also plans to host a community observation on campus at the UWG Observatory.
Education Collaboration: UWG Professors Earn Teacher Quality Grant Second Year in a Row
As former recipients of the Improving Teacher Quality Grant, University of West Georgia professors Danilo Baylen and Joseph Hendricks have been awarded the grant once again and will be using it to host a workshop specifically targeting Title One schools with low science scores on the Georgia Milestone.
Panel Spotlights Sustainability Education
The place we call home makes up just a pinprick inside the Milky Way galaxy. This galaxy exists inside an even larger group of galaxies called a supercluster. Scientists estimate there are at least 10 million superclusters in existence. Despite the mind-boggling nature of our own minuteness, the future of the human race depends on how we sustain this world.
Enhancing Student Success: Education Plan Successful After First Year
With the completion of its first year, it looks like the University of West Georgia's STEM Education Enhancement Plan (SEEP) will be around for a while. The University System of Georgia STEM Initiative Grantee Meeting was held in May, where the results from the first year of SEEP were discussed and new strategies were introduced.