Education (Blog)

The future of food – insects!

University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Oconee campus is a-buzz with interest in researching sustainable food sources. Alex Olvido, associate professor of biology at UNG, is studying yellow mealworm beetles as potential food for the future, and is providing his undergraduate…

New Blue Ridge campus

The University of North Georgia (UNG), which currently has five campuses across the state, recently broke ground on a new Blue Ridge campus. About 150 people attended the ceremony for the facility that’s scheduled to open in 2020. Georgia House…

Attracting girls to engineering

The Society of Women Engineers recently held its seventh annual Girls Engineer It Day at Savannah’s Woodville-Tompkins Technical and Career High School. Approximately 400 middle and high school students turned out for an afternoon of hands-on activities designed to expose…

Increasing global connections

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $2.25-million grant to Georgia State University (GSU) and Georgia Tech for establishment of the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC). The interdisciplinary center will be located at both universities and focus on research,…

Celebrating Georgia Pre-K Week

It’s the eighth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, in which hundreds of state and local leaders will visit classrooms and read to our youngest learners. Georgia Pre-K, the lottery-funded education program for four-year-olds, began in 1992 with then-Gov. Zell Miller’s pilot…

Gordon State growth

Construction is underway on a new student services center at Gordon State College in Barnesville. The 11,271-square-foot facility will centralize admissions and financial aid and feature computer stations, a parents’ waiting room and a 60-person event space. The $3.3-million project…

Georgia’s winning rocketeers

Four Canton high school students represented the U.S. at the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) in Paris last month and came home with first place. The Creekview High School rocketeers competed against teams from France, Japan and the UK to become…