One lesson learned from the Covid-19 pandemic is that human behavior is a difficult variable to consider when predicting and preventing disease outbreaks. This challenge is magnified even more considering how different scientific fields conduct, interpret, and present research. To overcome these challenges, Georgia Tech researchers form the core…

A single drop of blood from a finger prick. A simple electronic chip. And a smartphone readout of test results that could diagnose a Covid-19 infections or others like HIV or Lyme disease. It sounds a bit like science fiction, like the beginnings of the medical tricorder used by doctors on Star Trek. Yet researchers…

The National Science Foundation has awarded a new $1.7 million grant to a Georgia Institute of Technology-led team to foster artificial intelligence (AI) literacy through interactive museum exhibits.  The grant will support the transition of previously-created AI prototypes into public-facing exhibits that spark creativity and collaboration in…

Every parent is likely familiar with the challenge of having a nasal swab taken from their child for a COVID-19 test. A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA®), however, suggests that with proper instruction, children as young as four-years-old can effectively perform self-sampling with nasal swabs for…

Despite earning more than half of all doctoral degrees conferred in the U.S., women are significantly underrepresented in faculty positions at colleges and universities. This is particularly true in tenure-track and tenured positions, with women making up just over a third of all full professors. Women are also less likely to receive tenure or be…

When LaQuetta Ferrell learned about MARTA Reach, an on-demand pilot ride-share service in Atlanta, she eagerly started using the service that same day. Ferrell’s commute to and from work had become a slog. She was getting up at 4:30 a.m. on weekdays to catch a bus and train to get to her job in downtown Atlanta by 7. She had to walk uphill and…

Retaining early career teachers in underserved schools has been the subject of a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in which researchers from the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) examined the self-efficacy and social networks of teachers participating in the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher…

Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable/flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to measure the changing size of tumors below. The non-invasive, battery-operated device is sensitive to one-hundredth of a millimeter (10 micrometers) and can beam…

Matthew Gombolay has always had a heart for the healthcare industry. When he was 20 years old, Gombolay was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and had to have heart surgery to avoid serious health complications that he could have faced anytime. SVT causes an unusually fast or rapid heartbeat that affects the heart’s upper chambers…

The Enterprise Innovation Institute is Georgia Tech’s economic development arm. With more than a dozen programs, it serves all of Georgia and beyond through a variety of services and offerings that build and scale startups, grow business enterprises, and energize ecosystem builders. This installment of the Faces of Research Series Q&A series…