College of Arts and Sciences
Eighteen Georgia College biology and environmental science students are traveling to a former mining area in Zambia—dubbed by media as “the world’s most toxic town.” There, they’ll finish work begun two years ago on a cement-and-brick wall to reduce contaminated dust in a schoolyard where children play.
Dr. Juli Gittinger—known affectionately as Dr. G to her students—likes to joke that she doesn’t have a life. What she really means is her life is nonstop. Her world is a hodgepodge of interesting facts and ceaseless activity, much like the religions she teaches.
Marissa Mayfield is experimenting with the Moringa tree to see if its roots extract pollutants from Zambian soil. This important research has landed her a spot in the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, making her one of the nation's top science students.
It’s a challenge to recruit outstanding faculty. Doubly so, when trying to attract a more-diverse teaching population.
When it comes to keeping underrepresented faculty, it gets even harder.
As the largest division on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) makes diversity a priority. And the results are remarkable.
Joseph (Joey) Anthony Sousa
Hometown: Milton, Georgia
After a semester of research and number-crunching surveys—eight groups of communication students are racing to complete integrative marketing plans for an area restaurant.
Only one will win.
Sociology students are recording an original song about socio-economics that will help fund a free laundromat for the poor.
Students recently used berries, mud, water and wire-coiled plastic tubes with fishing bobbins to show first and second graders the power and eco-friendliness of renewable energy.