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Campers get hands-on career education experiences through UGA’s Summer Academy

At the Mini Medical School summer academy, checking a patient’s pulse, stitching wounds, performing ultrasounds and dissections were the equivalent of swimming, horseback riding and crafts at ordinary summer camps. But these campers weren’t complaining. “I got to ultrasound an… Full story

Atlanta industry funds engineering summer camp at UGA for minority students

Kyla McNair quickly scanned the app on her iPhone, touched the screen and watched her robot car come to life. She then used the app to maneuver the car, built from a kit, around the floor as other campers worked… Full story

UGA will feed more local residents this fall with Campus Kitchen on wheels

The UGA Campus Kitchen trailer rolled into north Athens earlier this month, bringing food, information about available resources, and a bit of festivity to the Fowler Drive community just as Athens-Clarke County students returned to school. The first event, a… Full story

UGA faculty and grad students help Georgia’s rural downtowns experience a renaissance

Buena Vista is ready for a face-lift. Steeped in the turpentine and cotton industries, the small (pop. 1,800) Georgia city about 30 miles east of Columbus today features a city square with wide streets surrounding an antebellum-era courthouse. Trucks carrying… Full story

If students can’t get to the coast, UGA brings the coast to them

For more than 50 years, educators at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island have hosted pre-K-12 grade students for hands-on programs about the coastal environment. This year, those educators are taking the show on the road…. Full story

UGA student-designed park comes to life for Hart County Archway Partnership

When Hartwell residents turned out in May to install plants at the site of a new downtown park, UGA alumna Elizabeth Crimmins was right there alongside them in the dirt. Crimmins, a student from Chattanooga who earned her Master of… Full story

Boosting rural Georgia

Support from UGA Foundation benefits students and communities A generous $500,000 gift from the University of Georgia Foundation board of trustees to support rural economic development will enable UGA to reach even more communities and provide experiential learning opportunities to… Full story

As COVID cases dropped, Clarke County students began returning to UGA

For Clarke County School District students, getting back to normal means going back to UGA for annual field trips. In the fall, a group of pre-Kindergarten students were the first Clarke County School District (CCSD) students on campus for a… Full story

UGA names Thomson-McDuffie County the state’s first Connected Resilient Community

Thomson-McDuffie County, Ga., is the inaugural recipient of UGA’s Connected Resilient Community (CRC) designation, which recognizes Georgia communities that partner with university experts to increase economic development potential. McDuffie County has been a UGA Archway Partnership community since 2017 and, in… Full story

UGA partnership helps Georgia communities manage their infrastructure

Angela Nguyen has been sheltering at home since March, but the UGA College of Engineering graduate student is still hard at work researching how to help Georgia communities — specifically smaller communities — better care for their bridges. Nguyen is… Full story

Students spend fall break helping communities recover

IMPACT Service Break students used their fall break to serve their fellow Georgians who are recovering from back-to-back natural disasters. During the Nov. 1-3 weekend, students traveled to Cairo, Georgia, less than an hour north of Tallahassee with a population… Full story

Student-run juvenile court judges cases of first-time offenders

It feels like a real court proceeding. There’s a judge and a bailiff. Attorneys consult with their clients, first-time offenders who’ve committed minor crimes like shoplifting or fighting. Jurors determine how respondents will make restitution for their crimes. But there’s… Full story

UGA Graduate Students selected as Knauss finalists

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in… Full story

UGA students work through Grady County Archway Partnership on capstone project

It may be a coincidence that Grady College and Grady County share the same namesake in Henry W. Grady, but they also share something else: a group of dedicated students making an impact with their skills and talent. Students from… Full story

71st Georgia Science and Engineering Fair draws 800 students

  Students from Georgia middle and high schools competed for 200 awards presented during Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, hosted by the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in March. New this year was an award by the Georgia… Full story

UGA and Georgia Power partner on guide to enhance workforce development efforts

  A new guide from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will help schools and businesses throughout Georgia connect to provide on-the-job learning experiences for students. The free booklet, “Creating and Replicating High-Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities,” helps… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA expands service to seniors with a boost from UGA classes

When her daughter passed away nearly a decade ago, Rebecca Richardson became the primary caretaker for her three young grandchildren. The additional mouths to feed strained her already-tight budget. Thankfully for her, Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) was able to help. “They… Full story

UGA students design proposals for landscape revitalization at church in Athens

The 109-year-old campus of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens will be getting a facelift with assistance from UGA students. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design assessed the six-acre campus on Prince Avenue and drafted… Full story