STEM

Unparalleled Opportunity

Dozens of enterprising undergraduate students participate each year in an annual conference that highlights and recognizes their research. The Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference gives students the opportunity to present their hard work and innovative ideas to fellow students, faculty and staff.

Carissa Lavin, Krishna Mehta and Aaron Richards, students in Georgia State’s Honors College, are three participants who grasp every opportunity Georgia State provides.

Carissa Lavin

Carissa Lavin has her sights set on making a difference. She’s chosen… more »

Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Understand How Body Responds To Harmful, Cold Stimuli Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Understand How Body Responds To Harmful, Cold Stimuli

ATLANTA–The tiny fruit fly can help humans investigate the genetic and neural bases of detecting painful or harmful cold stimuli and offer intriguing, potential implications for human health, according to a new study. 

A team of researchers led by Dr. Daniel N. Cox, associate professor of neuroscience at Georgia State University, has discovered that… more »

Spring STEM Conference

Posted On October 21, 2016

The Office STEM Initiatives invites undergraduates to present posters showcasing research or research ideas at the 2017 Spring STEM Conference on March 31, 2017 from 1-4 PM on the 5th floor of the Natural Science Center.

This event will be attended by faculty and students who come to learn about your work, provide feedback, and… more »

New Grant Prepares Undergraduate Students for Biomedical Careers

Walking through the hallways of the Petit Science Center this summer you might pass a classroom or laboratory filled with a rare group of students, students excited to be spending their summer break immersed in scientific research. 

Thanks to a new five-year grant awarded to Kyle Frantz and Geert de Vries of Neuroscience along… more »

Scientists Get $3.2 Million to Study Brain Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Social Stress

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females. 

Elliott Albers from the CBN and Mark Wilson from Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center hope to… more »

Georgia State Alumnus Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

ATLANTA- Rapheal G. Williams has been named a Fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Research Program. This program recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines.

The fellowship is a five-year program that funds the awardee’s research for three of the five years as well as… more »

New Class of Protein Could Treat Cancer and Other Diseases, Georgia State Researchers Find

A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University can effectively target a cell surface receptor linked to a number of diseases, showing potential as a therapeutic treatment for an array of illnesses, including cancer, according to the research team.

ProAgio, which is created from a human protein, targets the cell surface receptor integrin v3… more »

Andrea Ramirez

Andrea Ramirez

Posted On May 17, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Andrea Ramirez was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United States when she was 12 years old.  She says that having to learn a new language was challenging in the beginning, but the language barrier did not affect her drive to be successful in high school and through college.

Currently, Andrea is a… more »

Arielle

Arielle Hackel

Posted On May 16, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Arielle Hackel began GSU as a chemistry major working in the biochemistry laboratory of Dr. Dabney Dixon.  Under Dr. Dixon’s mentorship, Arielle became a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholar in her first spring semester, performed research as a Molecular Basis of Disease fellow in the following summer, and soon afterwards became a… more »

Norma Hernandez

Posted On May 16, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Norma Hernandez was born just blocks away from Georgia State University at Grady Memorial Hospital.  She grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and she returned to Atlanta when she received the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship in 2011 to study neuroscience at Georgia State University.  Currently, Norma is a first-year PhD. student in the Department of Psychology at… more »