Laura Mast, Science Writer

February 10, 2018

Beijing, the cultural and political capital of China, is home to a massive population of almost 25 million people has long been known for its air pollution. A team of scientists at Peking University in Beijing looked at the chemistry of the city’s haze and found someth...

December 13, 2017

The story of oil sands – one unconventional source of oil found in Canada – has a newly identified danger right in its backyard: the exhaust from the diesel trucks that carry the material across the site contains a toxin that may affect the health of people in communit...

October 23, 2017

The amount of natural organic matter, or NOM, in water has been increasing for the past 20 years and is expected to increase. Higher amounts of NOM mean more expensive clean water- a high priority especially when considering communities at risk for clean water shortage...

October 10, 2017

Team, I have #scicomm on the brain. Not that surprising, as I’m still channeling that inspiration from the national ComSciCon workshop at Harvard I attended last June and working my butt off with a few other graduate students to plan a local iteration. ComSciCon-Atlant...

May 31, 2017

What is a teaching philosophy?

A teaching philosophy statement is a typical requirement for faculty applications. It should reflect what *you* think about teaching, what kind of classes you'd like to teach, and how you would organize them. I recommend writing this based...

June 25, 2015

Teachers from metro Atlanta's Gwinnett County test a concrete wall for quality, measuring the time it takes a signal to travel through the wall at different points. It was one of several demonstrations organized by associate professor David Scott, left, to illustrate t...

May 6, 2015

Does providing some sort of improved latrine for children in developing countries actually improve their health?

That means something other than a public or shared latrine, a bucket, or simply an open pit, the kind of facilities millions of people around the globe use e...

February 25, 2015

Andrea Ardiles followed the path of many School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students after graduation: she walked out of the classroom and straight into a job in her field. In her case, the job was in her native Peru, designing and building hydropower plants...

February 2, 2015

Kathrine Udell preps her computer-based experiment last year at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Udell worked with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Atiyya Shaw on a research project assessing how young drivers (her peers in high school) perceiv...

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