Mike Wooten

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Feb. 9 2017

UGA scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield

A team of UGA researchers is developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and unmanned aerial drones that can quickly and accurately gather and analyze crop data.

Jan. 10 2017

UGA launches unique MBA-engineering dual degree program

The University of Georgia is launching a new dual degree program that will allow students to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering and an MBA within five years. The program, offered through the university's Terry College of Business and its College of Engineering, is the first and only combined Bachelor of Science and MBA degree offered at an institution in the University System of Georgia.

Nov. 17 2016

College of Engineering plans to restructure, create three new schools

The University of Georgia's College of Engineering will reorganize its administrative structure under a plan approved Nov. 16 by the University Council.

Nov. 2 2016

Technology brings new precision to study of circadian rhythm in individual cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new technology that may help scientists better understand how an individual cell synchronizes its biological clock with other cells.

Oct. 31 2016

WenZhan Song named Mickey A. Brown Professor in Engineering at UGA

WenZhan Song has been named the Georgia Power Mickey A. Brown Professor in Engineering at the University of Georgia College of Engineering.

Oct. 5 2016

New UGA institute seeks solutions to major infrastructure challenges

The University of Georgia has created a research institute that will work to help communities rethink, transform and adapt their infrastructure in a time of rapid environmental and social change.

Aug. 25 2016

University of Georgia engineering programs earn accreditation

The University of Georgia College of Engineering's undergraduate degree program in civil engineering has earned its initial accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

Jul. 26 2016

UGA researchers unfold advances in cardiac catheters

A graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Engineering is turning to the ancient Japanese art of origami for inspiration as he designs a novel cardiac catheter. Austin Taylor is developing a device that's small enough to fit on the tip of a catheter but expands once inside the heart to provide physicians with high-quality imaging and ablation tools.

May. 6 2016

UGA engineering student Scotty Smith receives Department of Energy fellowship

University of Georgia engineering student Scotty Smith has been named a 2016 Nuclear Energy University Program Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy. The scholarships of $155,000 over three years are awarded annually to graduate students in engineering and science programs.

Apr. 14 2016

Robot developed by UGA engineers offers safer, more efficient way to inspect power lines

A robot invented by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering could change the way power lines are inspected—providing a safer and more cost-effective alternative.

Apr. 4 2016

UGA researchers use single molecule of DNA to create world’s smallest diode

Researchers at the University of Georgia and at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated for the first time that nanoscale electronic components can be made from single DNA molecules. Their study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, represents a promising advance in the search for a replacement for the silicon chip.

Mar. 14 2016

Robotics teams to invade UGA for FIRST state championship competition

The best high school robotics teams from across the state will converge on the University of Georgia campus this spring for a high-stakes, high-tech battle.

Mar. 11 2016

Core-shell nanostructures show promise in production of fuel gases

Researchers at the University of Georgia have created a nanostructure that could provide a path toward using solar energy more efficiently in the production of fuel gases.

Feb. 26 2016

UGA math, engineering faculty honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

Two University of Georgia professors are among 105 professors announced as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers.

Feb. 24 2016

Harnessing the sun: Students design solar power system for historic site along Georgia’s coast

A historic estate along the Georgia coast that traces its roots back more than three centuries may soon provide a look at solar energy's potential to meet the world's growing demand for power.

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