2012 has been a year of milestones and accomplishments for Georgia Tech. Enjoy taking a look back at some of the highlights.
June 11, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a transformational gift from an alumnus that has resulted in the renaming of the Institute’s former College of Management. Ernest “Ernie” Scheller Jr., a 1952 Industrial Management graduate of Georgia Tech, has made a commitment totaling $50 million, a majority of which has been fulfilled. The gift has already begun to dramatically strengthen the College’s faculty, student body, and academic programs. When completed in 2013, it will amount to the single largest cash gift in Institute history.
July 18, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology will be a founding network node for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which aims to develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies, products and processes.
November 19, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Joy Buolamwini, a 2012 computer science alumnua, will study Global Governance and Diplomacy and African Studies at the University of Oxford as a 2013 Rhodes Scholar.
November 28, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Prestigious fellowship will fund Jacob Tzegaegbe's doctoral studies of civil engineering at University College of London.
November 20, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — To support a new industry-friendly research strategy, the Georgia Institute of Technology announces the launch of an interdisciplinary research institute to promote a technologically advanced and globally competitive manufacturing base in the United States.
November 8, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened – they call for help. A study reported this week in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish “bodyguards” that quickly respond to trim back the noxious alga.
April 20, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Bloomberg/Businessweek ranked Georgia Tech number two in the nation, and first in the state of Georgia, in annualized return on investment (ROI) based on the financial return graduates earn from their degree.
September 17, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — If any single initiative embodies the Georgia Tech ethos of applying academic knowledge to real-world situations, it’s the Institute’s Cooperative Education Program.
July 24, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Parts of Georgia Tech will soon be transformed into a movie set as 20th Century Fox begins production on “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Set preparations for the movie will begin this week, with production scheduled to wrap up on Aug. 24.
March 6, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Zhigang Peng, associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has converted the seismic waves from last year's historic Japanese earthquake into audio files. The results allow experts and general audiences to “hear” what the quake sounded like as it moved through the earth and around the globe.
April 4, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — Tech earned the national honor of being named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.
May 23, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — As malware threats expand and increasingly focus on industrial espionage, Georgia Tech researchers are launching a new weapon to help battle the threats: a malware intelligence system that will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they are fighting.