Community Guilds’ STE(A)M truck

With all the focus on STEM education, one piece seems to be missing: training for kids who might not work in labs but want to do something hands-on.

Healing the Brain

Because of research by Emory University neuroscientist Donald Stein the hormone progesterone is now in national and international trials and, if all goes well, could become a go-to treatment for traumatic brain injuries—as well as possibly strokes and brain tumors.
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Emory’s Carlos Museum and Booth Western Art Museum

The Museum Moments tour at Emory’s Carlos Museum is designed for people with dementia or early Alzheimer’s (family and caregivers are also welcome).

Computers Everywhere

At the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group at Georgia Tech, professor Gregory Abowd and his team figure out cool ways computers can help in everyday life.
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EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation

Launched by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Southface, EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation gives historic buildings an upgrade in energy efficiency, enhancing both character and sustainability.

Universal Flu Vaccine

The flu shot is kind of a crapshoot. Scientists create vaccines based on the flu strains they know exist, but there’s always a chance something newer will mutate. Georgia State University researcher Sang-Moo Kang is testing a universal flu vaccine so new shots won’t have to be developed all the time. The goal: protect against unexpected strains.
Epsten Group

Epsten Group

New ecofriendly buildings are great, but as Ross Wallace, a designer at the Old Fourth Ward’s sustainable design firm Epsten Group, points out, “What’s more sustainable than using an existing building?”

MUST Ministries

As unemployment surged during the Great Recession, Marietta-based MUST Ministries responded with nuts-and-bolts job training. MUST is the only nonprofit of its type to have alliances with OSHA and the National Safety Council for certification for specialized jobs like forklift operation.

Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Kids in Need

Kids from lower-income families face a host of struggles at school. Not having supplies to complete assignments is one of the most basic challenges.
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East Lake Commons

Located on 20 acres just a few miles east of downtown, East Lake Commons is a community built around intergenerational cohousing and shared resources.

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