Stemming from Stereotypes: Professor's Research Addresses Shortage of African-American Men in STEM
In an area seemingly dominated by men, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields still come up lacking. While it is true that the STEM world is a "man's world," it's not true for one demographic--African-American men. University of West Georgia's Dr. Christopher Jett aims to break down those barriers with his recent research on how racial issues impact and influence the teaching and learning of math.
One Giant Leap: NASA Grant Allows Professor to Purchase New Equipment, Educate Community
University of West Georgia's Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Nicholas Sterling recently received a $8,900 grant from NASA through the Georgia Space Grant Consortium. The grant will be used to purchase new equipment for UWG's Observatory, such as a high-resolution spectrometer for solar observations and a webcam that will be used to display the Sun's spectrum and images.
Going Wild for Life: Mruthinti Named Guest of Honor at University of Kashmir Seminar
Blue skies, vibrant nature, fresh lakes--these were all things once common in Kashmir, India, a popular place for international tourists. Recently there has been an increase in environmental issues, which are leading to a slow deterioration of the environment and affecting the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants.
Improving the STEM: Dr. Scott Gordon Receives USG Board of Regents' Grant
Once or twice, we all were given this fun assignment in science class: the egg drop challenge. We had to keep the egg from breaking when it was thrown from ceiling-height by creating the right amount of security around it. We had to calculate the speed from the ceiling to the floor, engineer the perfect vessel with the right amount of padding, and think of different technologies and devices to slow it down.