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  • What is Redistricting?

    Democracy in the United States centers around “one man, one vote.” There have been struggles and redefinitions of what “one man” means over the years. Notably, African Americans were granted the right to vote in 1868, women in 1920, and the subsequent struggles during the civil rights movement that enabled…

  • March is Georgia Reading Awareness Month

    In March of 2021, House Resolutions HR 336 and HR 322 were signed in the Georgia General Assembly. Sponsored by Matt Dubnik (29-R), Chris Erwin (28-R), Becky Evans (83-D), Doreen Carter (92-D), Gregg Kennard (102-D), Matthew Wilson (80-D), and Betsy Holland (54-D), these resolutions recognize March as Georgia Reading Awareness…

  • 2020-21 GA State of Science Survey

    The 2021 Georgia State of Science Survey was created to gain an accurate understanding of the needs and priorities of the science and technology communities. This survey was conducted between late 2020-early 2021 and advertised to members of the Georgia Science and Technology (S&T) community. There is no formal definition…

  • Food Insecurity Presentation before Georgia General Assembly Study Committee

    On Oct 6, 2021 Science for Georgia presented information to the Georgia Senate Study Committee on Improving Access to Health Foods and Eliminating Food Deserts. This committee was created by Senate Resolution 283 to better understand what Georgia is doing around Food Insecurity, especially with regard to how to get…

  • Opinion: Septemper was Stupendous

    On our way to a legendary 2021… It’s Fall! We made it. We are in the tenth month of 2021. September was stupendous. Every month is amazing here at Science for Georgia because we have awesome people who work very hard to make science matter here. We had a Food…

  • The science of Reading

    There is a science to learning to read. And while it is not rocket science, it requires a shift in thinking, training, and implementation. Several states and municipalities have made this shift and are great examples of positive change. The best example is Mississippi, who implemented scientifically proven reading instruction…

  • scitober fest 2021

    Oct 14: 7 to 930. In person at Monday Night Garage 933 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Online option available (with interactive things to do and ambassadors) Science For Georgia, in partnership with IEEE Women in Engineering – Atlanta, IEEE Young Professionals, and Association of Women in Science – Georgia…

  • Navigable waters protection rule? or dirty water rule?

    In early 2020 the Trump Administration enacted the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” which rolled back the number of waterways protected by Clean Water Act: including about half the country’s wetlands and millions of miles of streams. Environmentalists nicknamed this the Dirty Water Rule. The Clean Water Act stipulates, among other…

  • Grasslands: Deep Roots in conservation

    Often overlooked, grasslands are a key component of the conservation puzzle. Atlanta’s urban tree canopy is almost 48% making it among the highest in the nation. Most people understand the benefits of trees and forests: soil and water conservation, carbon sequestration, cleaner air, shade and wildlife habitat, reduction of urban…

  • opinion: Plastic recycling in Macon. Not a good idea.

    by Brooke Lappe In June, Brightmark, a global waste solutions company, announced it would be spending $680 million to build the nation’s largest chemical recycling facility for plastics in Macon, Georgia.  This plant would turn plastic into fuel through pyrolysis, otherwise known as plastic-to-fuel technology (PTF). The announcement has been…