Supporting the COVID Community
PI Marder has been very active in the last six months on broader impact activities pertaining to:
•Returning safely to campus: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/05/us/georgia-tech-reopening-no-masks/index.html
•Supporting the healthcare community with (i) hand sanitizer and (ii) disinfection of PPE: https://news.gatech.edu/2020/06/15/redesigning-hand-sanitizer-and-donating-7000-gallons-fight-covid-19
•Issues facing women in science (Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 1933-1934, DOI:10.1039/D0MH90049D)
•Issues facing the BLM movement, as well as mental health issues pertaining the students under duress during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://cen.acs.org/education/Pandemic-strands-graduate-students-postdocs/98/i25.
For example, Marder has continued to advocate for diversity and was the only Caucasian male panelist on the 1st “Race at Georgia Tech: A Call to Action” discussion, which is to be the first in a series of such panel conversations on race in America featuring members of the GT community.