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Nelson, Heather

Heather Nelson

When doctoral student Heather Nelson is not researching ways to better filter, recycle and reuse chiller water used in chicken processing plants (one of Georgia’s biggest industries) to help save money and natural resources and to improve safety concerns like bacterial contamination, she is developing programs to get high school and middle school students more interested in science. She recently developed a new category for the state and national Science Olympiad program based on her work in food science.

Taylor, Krista

Kristina Taylor

Graduate student Kristina Taylor came to UGA from Texas in 1999 to play basketball for the Lady Bulldogs and go to business school, but she says fate dealt her the “toughest years of my life.” Injuries, including serious knee injuries last year and during her freshman year, have plagued her basketball career. On top of it all, her father died suddenly during her junior year. Still, she was one of only two players to play in every game during the…

Milling, Robert

Robert Millings

Robert Millings is an undergraduate student at UGA’s campus in Tifton, Georgia. He is a native of Moultrie, Georgia and completed an agricultural internship this summer with U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Robert plans to pursue a career in the chemical, seed or fertilizer industry after he graduates from UGA this December with his degree in Agriscience and Environmental Systems.

Golshir, Justin

Justin Golshir

Justin Golshir is president of the of the University of Georgia chapter of the student-run international exchange program called AIESEC, which is a French acronym for L’Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commercial, and it’s the largest nonprofit work exchange program run by students. AIESEC operates in more than 87 countries worldwide and at more than 800 universities. The UGA chapter was re-established two years ago by international business major Ryan Gembala (BBA ’03). Since then it has…

Brennan, Pete

Pete Brannan

Pete Brannan is a former Navy tactical jet reconnaissance navigator who flew 67 combat missions over North Vietnam in 1972-73. Today he is a technology education teacher who uses his skills to manage and teach—and he does it well. He takes on a wide variety of students and has a long list of awards recognizing his efforts. He is now pursuing a doctorate at UGA and giving presentations to his peers so he can share the secrets to his success.…

Corbet, Shavonne

Shavonne Corbet

Shavonne Corbet recently won a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Frontiers for Veterinary Medicine Fellowship. This competitive, nationwide fellowship program awards summer research grants to a select group of veterinary students based on project proposals that seek innovative methods to advance veterinary medicine and promote the humane treatment of animals. This summer, Shavonne went to Puerto Rico to collect carapace (shell) samples from wild green sea turtles and analyze the samples for mercury, a ubiquitous environmental contaminant and immunosuppressive agent. The…