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.
The cultural and humanities side of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields is rarely part of the learning process in such courses, but a new initiative at Georgia College challenges faculty members to find ways to bring diversity into their curricula.
Seniors Megan McGurl, Elyse Renshaw and Sarah David entered college not knowing what they wanted to do - but found beauty and joy in mathematics.
After the excitement of graduation day settles, many newly minted Georgia College alumni will inevitably begin the search for that perfect spot on the mantle to display their degree. For graduate Matthew Hilliard, that task might prove challenging.
On Saturday, May 10, Hilliard was the first in Georgia College history to graduate with three majors in physics, chemistry and math. Triple majors are rare at the university, but degrees in these three areas of study together have never been achieved before.