It’s another good year for Georgia College, in terms of students winning REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Seven biology, physics and mathematics students were selected to do a wide-range of different research in the United States and abroad.
Madeline Olliff’s transition into college wasn’t the easiest. Months after she walked the stage at Sequoyah High School, her grandfather passed away, which came only months after her childhood dog, Zeke, passed away. Then during her first semester of college, her family lost their other dog, Patsie.
Kaolin – a soft white clay mined in Georgia and used in a variety of products – has a new application thanks to a microbiology professor and his students, who recently discovered its ability to remove 100 percent E. coli and 99 percent of other bacteria from water.
Entomology students have located a wasp – not previously detected in Milledgeville and not in the state of Georgia since the 1950s. The wasp’s favorite food is a beetle known for destroying millions of ash trees in the United States since 2002.
This fall, Jada Moore will set aside her dance shoes to dive into other passions. She will focus much of her energy on pursuing her degree, with the ultimate goal of a career in clinical genetics.
Six Georgia College students and one faculty member were selected for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) with stipends through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This summer, they’ll participate in research for biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics at universities across the United States.
Biology majors William Anda and Daniel Chung are glad they chose Georgia College, because of a unique premed experience they said can't be found anywhere else.