• Leapin out of February

    Happy Leap Day! It’s fun to get a bonus day in the year. March is upon us! And at Science for Georgia – that means too many activities AND the final month of the Legislative Session. So many things, so little time. Today is Feb 29th. Which is Leap Day….

  • 2023-24 Legislation Rubrics

    Each year the Georgia General Assembly has 1000s of bills to consider. As a non-profit, it is not Sci4Ga’s mission to decide if these bills are good or bad, but we do evaluate them based on a rubric that focuses on “what the science says.” See below for a summary…

  • Data Centers: Big Power / Small Jobs

    Data centers are large, climate controlled, facilitiesfor managing, processing, and storing data. Data centers host servers, databases, cloud services, websites, applications, etc. They are used for everything from online shopping to off-site data backups to high performance computing. Data centers have established industry standards for design and construction. Energy Intensity…

  • Crypto: A Beginners Guide

    by Caitlin Williams Cryptocurrencies, or “Crypto” are a form of digital currency that exists outside of any government’s authority. Crypto runs on blockchain and has to be mined. There is a lot of hype around Crypto and also a lot of concern about the environmental impact of Crypto mining.   The…

  • Ranked Choice Voting

    by Ella Rintala On January 26th 2024, Georgia Senate voted 31 to 19 in favor of SB355 prohibits ranked-choice voting (RCV) The bill is now up for debate in the Georgia House.   As a purple state, Georgia elections receive an inordinate amount of national attention. All eyes are on us….

  • Environmental Justice & Climate Protection Conference 2024

    June 13 & 14, 2024Savannah, Georgia and Zoom Our third annual Environmental Justice and Climate Protection Conference brings together community leaders, concerned citizens, elected officials, academics, and industry experts. Together we will break information silos through information sharing focused on identifying solutions to heal and improve the environmental health of…

  • Jumpin out of January

    And we are off! 2024 started with a bang at Science for Georgia. 8 Interns3 Community Ambassadors1 S. DeKalb Community Environmental Justice Forum1 Georgia Science Junction on Advocacy1 Climate Survival Training on Welding Expect great things out of our interns and ambassadors. Their focus this semester is bringing science to…

  • Quick Guide to the Government

    Okay, let’s take a step back. If we want to advocate for change, we are going to need a refresher on the systems within which change happens .  The government in the United States operates on multiple levels, from federal to local. It consists of three branches:  Each unit has distinct…

  • Jazz Hands: Zoo Edition 2024

    Science can be seriously funny! We have the evidence to prove it** **not really Every year we train a cohort of scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, physicians (anyone STEM-adjacent) in the art of stand-up comedy. The result? A live stand-up show where normal science & technology professionals tell jokes about their…