Research for all of us!

The Georgia Tech Library sponsorings a lecture series featuring research by Georgia Tech faculty presented for the rest of us.

Lecturers will discuss their research in laymen's terms. The aim of the series is to make research understandable to all of us in the Georgia Tech community.

Recent Submissions

  • The GT Accessible Aquarium Project 

    Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-07)
    Zoos and aquaria are in the business of educating and entertaining the visiting public. However, as the number of people with disabilities living in the community has grown, and as public environments have become more ...
  • Music, Science, and Technology 

    Hunt, William D.; Valk, Henry (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-03)
    Music and its performance have been part of our inheritance since primitive times. But what is music? How do we produce and hear it? How are popular instruments that we use to perform it, such as the guitar and piano, ...
  • Dwelling Studies 

    Crawford, T. Hugh; Broglio, Ron (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-07)
    Dwelling studies examines how we engage with the earth so as to fashion a world and worldview. As a methodology, dwelling studies uses phenomenology to examine a variety of ecologies and economies of human comportment in ...
  • Older Adult Expertise in Emotion Regulation: Gains and Costs 

    Blanchard-Fields, Fredda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09-16)
    Despite research that shows cognitive decline as we grow older, changes in emotion show a positive developmental trajectory. This talk will address two questions. What are the skills older adults possess and use when ...
  • Are Cities Warming Faster than the Planet as a Whole? 

    Stone, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-01)
    How rapidly are large U.S. cities like Atlanta warming and what steps can be taken to manage climate change in urban areas? This talk will explore the methods employed to measure urban and global temperature trends and ...
  • Composer, Performer, Listener 

    Freeman, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-04)
    Even as social networking, multi-player gaming, and collaborative content creation become increasingly important in our lives, concert musical performance continues to follow a model in which the audience remains passive, ...
  • Making Computer Science 101: Fun with Robots 

    Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-06)
    We're trying an experiment here at Georgia Tech: We're teaching freshman Computer Science 101 (CS 1301 to be exact) with personal robots. Every student has her own robot to take home and work with. All the fundamentals of ...
  • Meet your neighbor! An introduction to social insects in Atlanta 

    Goodisman, Michael A. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-10-02)
    Social insects, including ants, bees, wasps, and termites, are "among the greatest achievements of evolution". They dominate terrestrial environments and make up a substantial part of the animal biomass. The tremendous ...
  • Self-organizing logistics systems 

    Bartholdi, John J., III (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-09-04)
    The social insects, such as bees or ants, operate complex logistics systems that are efficient even though no agent is in charge. Instead of a centralized control, each agent follows a simple local rule and an efficient ...
  • Georgia Tech Inventors & Innovators 

    Somers, Marilyn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-10-31)
    Marilyn Somers is the Director of Georgia Tech's Living History Program. Her talk on this occasion featured inventors and innovators who graduated from Georgia Tech. Featured: Joe Byrd, III (GE 38), inventor of the Mark ...
  • George Washington and Slaves in the Executive Mansion 

    Alexander, Eleanor (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-03-27)
    George Washington, a slave owner, did not give a second thought to staffing the President’s House with human chattel from his Virginia plantation. Working in the Executive Mansion was better than working in the field, ...
  • Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School 

    Dorn, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-27)
    The terrorist attack that killed more than 300 schoolchildren, teachers and parents in Russia shocked the conscience of the world in 2004. Clearly, there are lessons to be learned from this and other atrocities. However, ...
  • Intelligent Design in the Classroom? 

    Borenstein, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-11-28)
    Controversy continues to circulate about evolution, raising the issue of whether public schools are the appropriate forum for teaching about the subject matter. In recent years, critics have offered forward a view ...
  • Thinking Outside the Black Box: Getting People Excited about Science and Engineering 

    Ludovice, Peter J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-09-19)
    A number of societal factors are contributing to society's decreasing interest in science and technology, despite its ubiquitous presence in modern society. These factors include everything from the failure of scientists ...
  • Visionary or Autocrat: Pat Crecine and Georgia Tech Reorganization, 1988-1990 

    Giebelhaus, August (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02-28)
    The adminstration of Georgia Tech's ninth president, John Patrick "Pat" Crecine, was the most controversial in the school's history. The period from 1987 to 1994 would become marked by much change and significant ...
  • The Energy Challenge and Fuel Cells 

    Fuller, Tom (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-29)
    Our society's power and energy demand is met largely through the combustion of fossil fuels. We rely on a limited resource, and what's more global energy use is expected to double in the coming decades. At the same time ...
  • Sports Scheduling 

    Nemhauser, George L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-10-25)
    College and professional sports, including basketball, baseball, football and hockey, is a multi-billion dollar industry with a substantial part of the revenue derived from television. To maximize revenue, it is crucial ...
  • Not Lost in Space: Science and Technology as Women's Work in Postwar Science Fiction 

    Yaszek, Lisa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-09-27)
    The new technologies that proliferated after World War II — including everything from atomic bombs and communication satellites to deep freezers and automatic coffee makers — radically transformed American thinking about ...
  • Aware Home: Sensing, Interpretation, and Recognition of Everday Activities 

    Essa, Irfan A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-03-29)
    The Aware Home project is a unique living laboratory for exploration of ubiquitous computing in a domestic setting. Dr Essa's Talk will present ongoing research in the area of developing technologies within a residential ...
  • Hybrots: Using Cultured Neurons to Control Robots and Study Learning 

    Potter, Steve M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-02-22)
    What changes about your brain when you learn something? When you forget? How do brains compute? How can brain-style computation be used in artificial systems? The Potter Group, part of the Laboratory for Neuroengineering ...

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