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Chemistry Research Student

Research Opportunities

Spelman’s success in producing world-class leaders is most profoundly represented in the sciences. EHSP scholars have the opportunity to engage in a diversity of field research. They have examined the challenges of Metro Atlanta’s rapid growth, the importance of biodiversity in New Zealand, and the impact of pesticide residue in Madrid’s rivers.

Faculty Research Focus

Faculty-led projects provide students the opportunity for in-depth analysis resulting in research which has been shared at Spelman’s Annual Research Day, as well as, national and international academic conferences. 

  • T. Cássia de Brito Galvão, Ph.D., ProfessorExpand
  • Nirajan Dhakal, Ph.D., Assistant ProfessorExpand
  • Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Careers ProgramExpand
  • Na’Taki Osborne–Jelks, Assistant ProfessorExpand
  • Guanyu Huang, Ph.D., Assistant ProfessorExpand

Research Topics

  • Project 1 – The impact of Urban Sprawl on Biomass Changes in Metro Atlanta over the past two decades
  • Project 2 – The unequal exposure to flood hazards – A HAZUS/GIS approach
  • Project 3 – The unequal exposure to hurricanes/tropical storms hazards – A HAZUS /GIS approach
  • Project 4 – The unequal exposure to earthquakes hazards – A HAZUS/GIS approach
  • Project 5 - Climate Change and Water Resources Sustainability
  • Project 6 - Students Solving Storm Water Management in West End, Atlanta Using Green Infrastructure
  • Project 7 - Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Variation in Water Quantity and Water Quality along the Proctor Creek in Atlanta
  • Project 8 - Economics of Extreme Weather Events: The effects of increased rainfall in Georgia
  • Project 9 - The Urban Sprawl of Atlanta: An ArcGIS Evaluation of Land Use Change
  • Project 10 - Quantifying soil moisture for Spelman College using Lysimeter
  • Project 11 - The Role of Climate Extremes on Food, Energy and Water Nexus
  • Project 12 - Multiple-scale air quality research
  • Project 13- Air quality and climate change
  • Project 14 - Application of data science in air quality and climate

Research Abroad

Contact the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education - Spelman College to apply for a wide range of STEM research abroad opportunities.

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