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  • Ethics in Social Sciences

    Recently, Science for Georgia has taken a look at Social Sciences: what they are (political science and psychology specifically) and why they matter. In the process, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of research methods. An invaluable aspect of research methodology is ensuring that the methods are ethical. Ethical…

  • Social Sciences: What is Political Science?

    “There are two things you should never talk about: politics and religion.” It’s a quote we’ve grown up hearing our whole lives. It’s also one we fail at miserably, especially during the holidays. With so much discourse around politics, it is easy to assume that just keeping updated with the…

  • Social Sciences: What is Psychology?

    Over the last few years, Psychology has become more and more popular as a topic of everyday discussion. It’s not unusual to open Instagram to find “5 Easy Psychology Tips” or to hear a friend unofficially diagnosing someone as “manic” or “mentally ill.”  This focus on psychology, especially mental health,…

  • Science Note: Implementation of Science Solutions

    In science advocacy, it is important to focus not only on what should be done, but how to get it done. Once a science solution emerges, it is important to provide steps to implementation. Oftentimes, admirable goals fall flat because they fail to delineate a clear path to success. So,…

  • Why “Soft Sciences” Matter

    by Bethany Williams At Science for Georgia, we place a lot of emphasis on the value of science. Our goal is to make science matter in Georgia. But what is science? Ask someone on the street a science subject and they’ll likely answer with a subject typically deemed a “hard…

  • Beach Stewardship

    There’s not a more perfect vacation than heading to a sunny, sandy beach. Georgia’s coast offers a variety of fun and adventure for the whole family, as well as some of the most beautiful and vibrant ecosystems in the country. While most of us visit the coast for a few…

  • Water Resources Directory

    Water is a basic building block and necessity for all life. It is essential for agricultural, industrial, and household use for basic human health and economic development. Caring for water and water systems is vital to make sure we have enough to use to drink, grow crops, support fishing, support…

  • Sheets, Handouts & Guides – An Index

    Fact Sheets, Action Sheets, Handouts, and Guides are often attached to our articles as an extra resource to help further your understanding of a topic. Generally, fact sheets offer a few quick facts to introduce you to the basics of a topic. Action sheets, as their name suggests, focus on…

  • Food Waste & Composting in Georgia

    What’s the situation? In Georgia, food residuals make up 12% of landfill waste annually. That’s nearly 151 pounds of food per Georgian every year, a total of 1.6 billion pounds of trash annually in GA. This amount of food waste also wastes $1.92 billion each year. This food and money waste is unnecessary and could be converted to profit…

  • Opinion – Science for Georgia: Connecting All People with Science to Build Trust

    Earning the Trust of Georgia. There is a fundamental disconnect between the scientific community and the public it serves. At Science for Georgia, our goal is to fix this disconnect using three different approaches: (1) to improve communication between scientists and the public, (2) increase public engagement with science, and…