The College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University brings you insights from researchers working on a range of social, cultural and scientific challenges.
What A Year Of Tweets Can Tell Us About The Pandemic
Computer science researcher Juan Banda and his collaborators have collected nearly 1 billion tweets that capture the global conversation about COVID-19. Banda discusses how he and other researchers across the globe have been analyzing this massive dataset.
How Women in the U.S. Vote, and Govern, Differently Than Men
Political science professor Amy Steigerwalt researches the role of women in politics, the federal judicial selection process and other issues related to American politics.
What Psychology and Neuroscience Can Teach us about Criminal Justice in America
Researcher Eyal Aharoni draws from philosophy, psychology and neuroscience to explore mass incarceration, how jurors make sentencing decisions and who is likely to re-offend.
What Supermassive Black Holes Can Teach Us About the Universe
Astrophysicist Misty Bentz discusses her research into supermassive black holes. Bentz is leading one of the first teams selected to conduct research using the Webb Space Telescope which is scheduled to launch in 2021.
The Connection Between Racism and Accelerated Aging
Psychology researcher Sierra Carter talks about her research into the relationship between early life stress from racial discrimination and serious health problems among African Americans.
Can upcycling solve our plastic waste problem?
Biology researcher Eric Gilbert talks about his patent pending technology for turning plastic waste into more valuable materials. The goal is to solve a global environmental problem by making it profitable to upcycle plastic.