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The Comedy of Science

By Stella Mayerhoff   While science and humor appear to be mutually exclusive fields, Dr. Lew Lefton, Faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Associate Vice President for Research Computing at Georgia Tech, has bridged these two seemingly distant worlds by performing science comedy…
Landscape photo of the Providence Canyon in Lumpkin, GA

Georgia's Little Grand Canyon: Providence Canyon

By Misael Romero-Reyes You are standing in the middle of a deep deep canyon. It has everything it needs to flourish: water, soil, sunlight, and air. There are wild boars at the water table, huge trees, even alligators! Can you believe this magical wonder would not have been possible without humans…
Close-up shot of a young woman in a makerspace working on a project.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Makerverse!

By Malvern Madondo Ever wanted to make something, but weren’t sure how or where to start? Don’t have the tools? Afraid of making mistakes? Not sure what a makerspace is or how to be part of one? Don’t panic! There is a dedicated place in the metro Atlanta area where anyone can discover…
Learning about the science of social dancing with Ashwin Raju and Kristen Anne of Aatma Dance Studio.

The Science of Social Dancing

By Veronica Montgomery Two people meet on the dance floor and form an elegant silhouette. A sparkly dress flares during a double spin. Everyone catches their breath during a lift, only to grin in excitement and relief once both feet are on the ground. Whether watching it on screen or doing…
Tray of freshly made vegan apple cider doughnuts

The Science of Vegan Baking

By Dené Voisin By 9 PM on a Thursday night, most businesses in Atlanta’s Historic West End have already closed for the night. Business is still buzzing for Vegan Dream Doughnuts, located across the street from the Mall at West End. One bite into their gluten-free, mouth-watering donuts explains…
Action shot of bikes on the Dicklane Velodrome track.

The Science of Track Cycling

By Beena Meena It was a beautiful fall morning and I was biking with my friend Chanel on our way back from an arduous 40-mile ride when we passed the scenic Sumner Park in East Point. Chanel Zeisel started regular bike racing in 2015 and finished her first USA cycling track race in Los Angeles…

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