Summer 2016

 

Summer 2016 was the inaugural year of the Bee-INSPIRED summer program at GT.  Participants conducted research at Georgia Tech and worked with urban agriculture initiatives around metro Atlanta for 10 weeks.  We had a great summer!

Participants

Terri Alexander
Biology, UGA
Mentor: David Hu
Research Poster Title: Effect of Pollenkitt in honeybee grooming

 

 

 

Aaron Johnson
Biology, Savannah State
Mentor: Inga Schmidt-Krey
Research Poster Title: Structural Studies of LTC4S Protein

 

 

 

Michael Ngahane
Electrical Engineering, Jackson State (Mississippi)
Mentor: Tom Collins
Research Poster Title: High-speed sensing of bees

 

 

 

Dilani Patel
Biology, University of Alabama Birmingham
Mentor: Joe Mendleson
Research Poster Title: Dominance Among Captive Non-Breeding Female African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)

 

 

 

Deborah Postma
​Psychology, UGA
Mentor: Annalise Paaby
Research Poster Title: Identification of local Caenorhabditis species

 

 

 

Hannah Smith
Biology, Middle Georgia State University/UGA
Mentor: Julia Kubanek
Research Poster Title: Antibiotic molecules in geographically distinct honeys

 

 

 

Valerie Washington
Industrial Engineering, Kennesaw
Mentor: Bistra Dilkina
Research Poster Title: Impact of Climate Change on Bee Habitats

 

 

 

Martine Williams
Biology, Spelman College
Mentor: Yuhong Fan
Research Poster Title: Investigation of Histone H3 Methylations of the Honeybee

 

 

 

Olivia Williams
Civil Engineering, Kennesaw State
Mentor: Bistra Dilkina
Research Poster Title: Impact of Climate Change on Bee Habitats

Story map of climate change project

 

Thank you to our program partners:

Atlanta Community Food Bank Community Gardens Project
Emory Urban Health Initiative
Global Growers
GT-CEISMC
Historic Westside Gardens
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

And our funding sponsor:

And our amazing service program coordinator Brooke Vacovsky!