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Misael Romero-Reyes standing in front of a poster about himself as a scientist.

Dr. Romero-Reyes Visits Centennial Academy 7th Graders with Science Lives Here!

Georgia Gwinnett College chemistry professor, Dr. Romero-Reyes, visited Centennial Academy and presented to a 7th grade class on his journey as a scientist as part of Science ATL’s Science Lives Here! Program. When Did You Know You Wanted to Be a Scientist? For Dr. Misael Romero-Reyes, it wasn’t…

Native Knowledge and Next Steps in Science: Despite barriers, Native American science is crucial to greater understanding

November has been recognized as Native American Heritage Month since 1990, but through rich and unique iterations of the scientific method, sacred knowledge-sharing, and much more, Native scientists have been advancing human understanding of how our world works for centuries prior. More Alike Than…
John Cornforth

Meet John Cornforth: A Master of Chemical Synthesis

By Sarah Strassler In order to develop new drugs and chemicals, we need to be able to design a molecule on paper and then bring it to life! This involves trying different recipes until the product is just right. However, unlike making a cake, the molecules can’t be seen or tasted. Scientists…
Crystal Mandica

Up Close and Personal with The Amphibian Foundation 

Amphibians are secretive little critters. They like to hide in the comfortable corners of woodlands, marshes, and swamps. When you go on a walk in the woods, you might find an amphibian burrowed under a log or tucked into the corner of a stream. We don’t see amphibians all…
Lonnie Johnson

Meet Lonnie Johnson, Inventor of the Super Soaker

Longtime Atlanta local Lonnie Johnson is an engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. His education and experience enable him to engineer new products, some that have provided hours of fun for kids and others with the potential to transform the way people around the world generate power. Born in 1949…
Etta Zuber Falconer

Untold Science Story: Etta Zuber Falconer

Etta Falconer committed herself to being a lifelong learner at an early age, and she dedicated her life to increasing the number of African-Americans in mathematics and in mathematics-related careers as an admired teacher and mentor. Born in 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi, Etta was one of two daughters…

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