• ST&T – Adopt-A-Stream: Citizen Science and Healthy Waters

    Georgia Adopt-A-Stream encourages and supports community members interested in collecting water quality data, ranging from dissolved oxygen to crayfish abundance. These data are then used by the community, local organizations, universities, and others to explore and protect watersheds. Learn how to harness the power of your curiosity through citizen science!…

  • Cleaning Up an Urban Creek at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve

    by Sarah Poletti, Conservation Research Bridge Program, Amphibian Foundation The Blue Heron Nature Preserve is a pocket of nature hidden in the Buckhead area of metro-Atlanta. The preserve serves the community as a way to escape inside the city and stroll trails surrounded by tall trees and the soothing crackle of Mill…

  • How to Conduct an Informational Interview

    Informational interviews are an excellent way to collect information on a subject from someone with experience in the field. They can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from gathering information for an article or a blog to expanding your own personal industry knowledge. To use and educate about…

  • How to Start a Successful Grassroots Campaign

    Two days in a person’s life are arguably the most important– the day you are born and the day you figure out why. Many individuals strive to make their lives meaningful by learning about issues that matter and bringing awareness to them. Whether that is dismantling the practice of unjust…

  • Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Our diets have major impacts on our health. As a whole, Americans eat significantly less than the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily and more than the recommended amount of meat. However, making healthy choices doesn’t have to involve major lifestyle changes. Incorporating more plants in our diets can be easy,…

  • How to write an effective survey

    Surveys are a low budget, easy to administer option for collecting feedback. A good survey is simple to fill out; therefore, writing them effectively takes thought. See below and download our guide to discover methods and considerations to make surveys honest, fair, and efficient. Pros/cons of surveys Before you commit…

  • How to Read Scientific Papers

    Guest Author: Christine Doronio Academic journals can feel overwhelming with jargon filled titles and experimental methods the public has never heard of. However, with more of the world looking at science and data for answers, it is important to know how to effectively read and understand these types of articles….

  • Breaking the Cycle of Health Disparities

    The environment that we live in affects our health and well-being. For those that live in poverty, an unhealthy environment can contribute to being trapped in a cycle of poverty. For example: bad air quality is correlated with increased sickness; being out sick leads to poor performance in work or…

  • ST&T Hummingbird Song

    Fernanda Gisselle Duque Mendoza studies how hummingbirds have adapted to communicate in challenging environments and discovered that some species of hummingbirds produce unusually high-pitched songs. She continues to study these sounds to learn why only some hummingbirds make these sounds, whether they can hear them, and the function of these…

  • Tavern: Bendable Concrete

    Qingxu “Bill” Jin, Ph.D., LEED GA, E.I.T.Georgia Institute of Technology With increasing worldwide urbanization, the urban population has increased from 700 million in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018. The urban population comprises 55% of the current world’s population and is anticipated to comprise 68% of it by 2050. To…