Science and art came together through the Atlanta-based organization Science. Art. Wonder. S.A.W. focuses on using art to engage with science, pairing scientific researchers with artists to tell the stories behind the science. Group members Stephen Beckett, David Demory, Marian Dominguez-Mirazo, and Conan Zhao all collaborated with artists through S.A.W. to represent their research in a new way. The works of art created by Mary Wang, Claudia Traboni, Kexin Zhang, and Victoria Lozano, respectively, were displayed at the S.A.W. spring showcase at Georgia Tech.
Prof. Weitz gives his opinion on the state of student fees for graduate students at Georgia Tech.
As a professor and graduate studies director, I am deeply worried this practice of ever-increasing fees has been allowed to continue for far too long within the University System of Georgia without recognition of the pernicious effect fees have on recruitment, retention, and overall satisfaction — these issues won’t be fixed with a week of appreciation.
Prof. Weitz and assistant professor at Spelman College Maira Goytia share their opinions about President Trump’s border policy in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
There should be no doubt that the practice of separating children from families at borders and then confining separated children in cages should be described with the same term: child abuse.
Prof. Weitz urges universities in Georgia to speak on the civic engagement of high school students following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
What should institutions of higher learning do in response? Following on Parkland, more than 250 colleges and universities, both public and private from across the United States – from Texas to Florida to California – have communicated a simple message: the admission status of students who engage in peaceful protest will not be jeopardized.
Critically, the entire University System of Georgia, including Georgia Tech – my home institution – has thus far remained silent.
Prof. Weitz wrote a letter to the editor of Technique, the Georgia Tech student newspaper, inviting the institution to repeal the new campus carry law.
In assessing various other campus carry bills and gun-related incidents, a 2016 Johns Hopkins public health policy report concluded that more guns on campus are “unlikely to lead to fewer mass shootings”. Instead, concealed carry laws can “have a deleterious impact on the safety of students, faculty, and staff”. In essence, concealed handgun laws are bad policy.