UNG leadership, on our campuses and in our communities, could not be more critical than it is right now. Our second issue of Momentum arrives at a time when we deeply appreciate the leadership of faculty, staff, and students, all of whom have stepped up to the challenge to keep teaching and learning. This edition of Momentum will update you on our COVID-19 response and share stories of what makes us proud about our College of Science & Mathematics (CSM).

  • The University System of Georgia suspended on-campus instruction at all 26 state universities in mid-March. Our UNG faculty methodically converted their courses to online  formats. Online instruction began on March 30 for the remainder of the spring semester and will continue through the summer semester. This rapid paradigm shift, not surprisingly, has brought out the best in us. Kudos to faculty and staff who implemented new and creative solutions in response to our new way of educating and supporting students through this important transition.
  • UNG officials, in partnership with state agencies, are closely monitoring the public health situation. We are committed to keeping our community informed about the university’s actions and the best way to stay healthy as events develop. The university has curated resources for teaching, learning and working from home into one resource page at ung.edu/remote-life. We welcome you to stay informed about UNG’s response to COVID-19
  • You’ll be proud to know our UNG alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and students are contributing in many ways during this COVID-19 crisis. Please let us know how you are involved. Send your information to csm-dah@ung.edu for sharing on our CSM Facebook page.
  • Over the last several weeks, it has become more evident how our CSM programs graduate students who are important in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of health threats in our communities. Our College’s research, internships, field trips, and study abroad have been hit especially hard by COVID-19 developments. Many of these learning experiences have been cancelled or postponed. If your company or business is interested in hosting a science or mathematics student for a summer or fall internship, please email John.Leyba@ung.edu.

Through all of these changes, we remain committed to our mission of preparing students to be science leaders in their future careers. On behalf of our students, staff and faculty, thank you to our business partners, alumni and generous donors for your ongoing support.

Stay safe, stay well,

John Leyba, PhD
Interim Dean and Professor of Chemistry
College of Science & Mathematics