Dr. Tyson is Assistant Dean in the College of Sciences. He also has a partial instructional and administrative position in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
His responsibilities include:
• Undergraduate recruitment. Enhance engagement of high school students, science teachers, and career/college counselors, to grow the number of applicants to Georgia Tech who express an interest in majors in the college. • Development and coordination of programs that support undergraduate experiential learning. Assist GT College of Science schools in the development and administration of externally-funded research experience for undergraduate programs (e.g., NSF-REU), international programs (e.g., exchanges, faculty-led programs), a CoS living learning community, and programs to better engage underclassmen in the college’s majors. • Undergraduate and graduate scholarship programs and awards. Increase success in obtaining and administering externally-funded scholarships (e.g., NSF-S-STEM, ED-GAANN, NIH traineeships, NSF-IGERT). Administer the college’s endowed student awards and its allocation of graduate Presidential Fellowships. • Representation of the college. Represent the college on a number of standing and ad hoc committees that focus on the experiences (curricula, co-curricula, and extracurricula) of undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Tyson also serves as Director of the Biomolecular Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) study abroad program held each summer in Lyon, France. This faculty-led study abroad program provides 15-20 chemistry and biochemistry (as well as CHBE, BIOL, BMED, and pre-health) undergraduate majors the opportunity to complete course and lab credits in eight weeks at CPE-Lyon University. Participants can also explore the inventions of Louis Pasteur, Victor Grignard, Pierre and Marie Curie while studying in France.
Dr. Tyson has served as principle and co-principle investigator on a number of academic enhancement grants including: National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech; Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech; and National Science Foundation S-STEM Programs: Undergraduate Scholarships in Biomolecular Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) and Undergraduate Scholarships in Science, Math, Research and Training (SMaRT).
Dr. Tyson has served as instructor of record for the following courses: Survey of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 1315), Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2311), Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 2312), Synthesis Lab I (CHEM 2380), Scientific Resources for Chemists, Biochemists, Biologists (CHEM 2801), Information Resources for Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students including Responsible Conduct of Research (CHEM 8902), and Second Year Graduate Seminar (CHEM 8903).