February 27, 2017 | Research News
UGA satellite among NASA’s eighth class of candidates for space mission launch
The University of Georgia CubeSat project is among 34 small satellites selected by NASA to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard missions planned to launch in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
November 2, 2016 | Research News
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.
May 5, 2016 | Research News
UGA team selected by NASA, Air Force to build and launch two cube satellites
A University of Georgia project led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering was recently selected for funding by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.
April 14, 2016 | Research News
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.
April 4, 2016 | Research News
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.
April 4, 2016 | Research News
USDA grant funds UGA scientist’s work on nanocellulose, digestion
University of Georgia food engineer Fanbin Kong has been awarded a $496,317 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the safety of nanocellulose—a light, solid substance obtained from plant matter, generally wood pulp—and how it affects the way humans digest food and absorb nutrients.
April 1, 2016 | Research News
University of Georgia joins fabric revolution
The University of Georgia is a partner in a new national public-private consortium to revolutionize the fiber and textiles industry through commercialization of highly functional, advanced fibers and textiles for the defense and commercial markets. The partnership, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, or AFFOA, was announced today by the Department of Defense.
February 26, 2016 | Honors & Awards
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.
February 5, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA to host FIRST LEGO League state championship Saturday
Thirty-two elementary and middle school robotics teams from Georgia will compete in the annual FIRST LEGO League State Tournament this Saturday at the University of Georgia. Hosted by the UGA College of Engineering, this year's event will challenge teams to solve a real-world trash problem.
February 3, 2016 | Research News
University of Georgia to collaborate with GeoVax on Zika vaccine
The University of Georgia announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.
December 16, 2015 | General News
Georgia Power, UGA advancing solar energy through solar tracking demonstration project
Georgia Power leaders joined University of Georgia officials, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and community and business leaders to dedicate a new one megawatt solar tracking demonstration project. The new project is located on a 10-acre site owned by UGA and is the result of a utility/university collaboration to further demonstrate and advance solar energy in Georgia.
December 16, 2015 | Research News
Despite growth, native advertising is still difficult for consumers to recognize
The appearance of online editorial content and native, or paid, advertising is blurred in the minds of consumers, according to a research study from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
November 2, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers join NSF’s South Big Data Hub
University of Georgia researchers will participate in a new initiative developed by the National Science Foundation called the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, which aims to solve some of the nation's most pressing research and development challenges related to extracting knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data.
October 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
World Food Prize laureate to give 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA
Sanjaya Rajaram, who spent his career breeding more sustainable and productive wheat varieties, will visit the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' annual D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
October 9, 2015 | Research News
UGA engineers develop sonar navigation, mapping system for unmanned aircraft
Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to bring a new level of precision to the navigation systems used to guide drones. The work is supported through a contract with Southern Company, one of the nation's largest energy companies, which plans to use unmanned aircraft to enhance safety for crews in the field and improve reliability for customers.