Closer Look: Ga. Tech Graduate Vincent Martin; Fulton County Property Tax Assessments; And More

Vincent Martin recently received his second master's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Fulton County released new property tax assessments earlier this week, and we speak with the county’s Chief Tax Appraiser Dwight Robinson to get the latest.
  • 23:08: A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been selected to study and explore the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. The massive glacier is melting and may collapse in coming decades, contributing to a significant rise in global sea levels. The Georgia Tech team has a developed an autonomous vehicle called “Icefin,” which will explore the geology beneath the glacier’s surface. We’re joined by Matt Meister, a research engineer at Georgia Tech and lead engineer for “Icefin”, and Justin Lawrence, a PhD student in Planetary Science at Georgia Tech.
  • 41:31: Our series on recent graduates from local colleges and universities continues with Vincent Martin, who recently received his second master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the first totally blind Georgia Tech student in the history of the school, and we hear his story.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.