May 21, 2013 – In its latest data compilation, the tuition comparison resource AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO) has named Georgia Tech as its number one choice for “Affordable Colleges With High Return on Investment.”
May 20, 2013 – A fried breakfast food popular in Spain provided the inspiration for the development of doughnut-shaped droplets that may provide scientists with a new approach for studying fundamental issues in physics, mathematics and materials.
May 20, 2013 – Georgia Tech has won a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. J. Brandon Dixon, assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Lymphatic on a chip as a model for lymphatic filariasis (LF) parasites.”
May 20, 2013 – A new study of both computer-created and natural proteins suggests that the number of unique pockets – sites where small molecule pharmaceutical compounds can bind to proteins – is surprisingly small, meaning drug side effects may be impossible to avoid. The study also found that the fundamental biochemical processes needed for life could have been enabled by the simple physics of protein folding.
May 20, 2013 – Future teams of subterranean search and rescue robots may owe their success to the lowly fire ant, a much despised insect whose painful bites and extensive networks of underground tunnels are all-too-familiar to people living in the southern United States.
May 19, 2013 – A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth. The study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing electron transfer under conditions similar to those of the early Earth.
May 17, 2013 – Student, faculty and staff representatives will assess mental health services on campus.
May 14, 2013 – Georgia Tech's College of Computing will offer the first professional Online Master of Science degree in computer science (OMS CS) that can be earned completely through the “massive online” format. The degree will be provided in collaboration with online education leader Udacity Inc. and AT&T.
May 13, 2013 – To ensure that none of the more than 26,000 students, faculty, and staff that make up the Georgia Tech community is deprived of the chance to fully participate in the Institute’s offerings, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson has established a new committee.
May 13, 2013 – The Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. (GTF), an external organization responsible for management of the private gifts that provide critical financial support for Institute priorities, has named Al Trujillo as its next president and chief operating officer. A current trustee of GTF and a former chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Trujillo will assume the leadership position on July 1.
May 13, 2013 – David S. Sholl has been appointed as the new chair in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2013.
May 8, 2013 – Researchers have made a significant first step with newly engineered biomaterials for cell transplantation that could help lead to a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes, which affects about 3 million Americans.
May 7, 2013 – Jonathan Colton, professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Industrial Design, was recently named one of thirteen Jefferson Science Fellows for the upcoming academic year of 2013-2014.
May 6, 2013 – The Office of Information Technology provides an overview of how electronic services change once you become a former student.
May 3, 2013 – Forbes magazine has named the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech as one of the “Business Incubators Changing the World.” The magazine worked with CB insights, a New York firm that tracks funding trends, to identify a dozen “especially crackling innovations hubs” from among more than 300 candidates.
May 3, 2013 – How powerful was February’s meteor that crashed into Russia? Strong enough that its explosive entry into our atmosphere was detected almost 6,000 miles away in Lilburn, Ga., by infrasound sensors – a full 10 hours after the meteor’s explosion.
May 2, 2013 – Approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students will participate in the 245th commencement of the Georgia Institute of Technology taking place in three ceremonies, in McCamish Pavilion.
April 30, 2013 – Simply sending children with asthma a text message each day asking about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes.
April 29, 2013 – The President’s Update, now available online, provides a high-level overview of Georgia Tech’s impact, as well as research, innovation, student, faculty, and staff accomplishments.
April 29, 2013 – Robots are now able to intelligently maneuver within clutter, gently making contact with objects while accomplishing a task, thanks to technology developed by Dr. Charlie Kemp and the Healthcare Robotics Lab.
April 29, 2013 – You’ve probably heard that Georgia Tech has a number of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs) – but do you know much about them? This article is the second in a series of Q&As to introduce the Tech community to the eight IRIs and their faculty leaders. In this installment, Executive Director Tim Lieuwen answers questions about the Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute.
April 29, 2013 – Based on a Georgia Institute of Technology study, it appears that the healthcare providers will welcome robots into the workplace. y may be welcomed with open arms depending on the tasks at hand.
April 29, 2013 – Students are asked to take extra care with their safety when on campus late at night during finals week.
April 26, 2013 – Nuttin' But Trouble, a redesign of the industrial pecan cracking machine, earned the top prize at the Spring 2013 Capstone Design Expo. It was the largest expo to date with 137 teams showcasing their inventions and innovations in Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion.
April 26, 2013 – A new study in fish shows how the strength and timing of competing molecular signals during brain development has generated natural and presumably adaptive differences in a brain region known as the telencephalon -- much earlier than scientists had previously believed.
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April 25, 2013 – Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals. The arrays could help give robots a more adaptive sense of touch, provide better security in handwritten signatures and offer new ways for humans to interact with electronic devices.
April 25, 2013 – A recent study published in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, provides new information for public health officials on mitigating the spread of infection from emerging flu viruses
April 23, 2013 – Based on a study of both hatchling sea turtles and "FlipperBot" -- a robot with flippers -- researchers have learned principles for how both robots and turtles move on granular surfaces such as sand.
April 23, 2013 – Following a national search, Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture has a new leader. Steven P. French, associate dean for Research and professor of City and Regional Planning, will assume a new role on July 1.
April 23, 2013 – Funds will go toward replacing one of the two trucks that transport equipment for the bands and School of Music.
April 22, 2013 – To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, researchers have developed a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.
April 19, 2013 – A Georgia Tech team is a U.S. finalist in an international student competition run by BP. The Ultimate Field Trip, aimed at science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students, challenges participants to solve a real-world energy issue.
April 19, 2013 – SGA, Athletics and the Ramblin' Reck Club hosted the Institute's first International Football Clinic.
April 19, 2013 – This unique partnership combines Midtown’s desirable setting with Georgia Tech’s considerable intellectual capital, research labs and incubators to develop leading-edge technology approaches to enhance the urban environment.
April 19, 2013 – In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the overnight death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer, security is top of mind for campus security officials across the country.
GTScholar Makes it Easier for Faculty/Researchers to Maintain Information on Research and Scholarly Activities
April 17, 2013 – This new system is designed to save time and reduce the administrative burden by creating an internal online profile for each Georgia Tech faculty and researcher. Once a profile is set up, GTScholar streamlines the updating process, making it easier to prepare grant applications, find collaborators, and promote work from one portal.
April 16, 2013 – Researchers are developing a novel technology that would facilitate close monitoring of bridges, parking decks and other structures for early signs of strain, stress and formation of cracks. Their approach uses wireless sensors that are low cost, require no power, and can be implemented on tough yet flexible polymer substrates.
April 16, 2013 – Students create new platforms and technologies in the Institute for People and Technology's Convergence Innovation Competition.
April 16, 2013 – On April 16, the following students were recognized for their achievements throughout the past academic year.
April 15, 2013 – Steve Potter never wanted to be a conventional professor.
April 11, 2013 – Anemo Check's technology to improve the accuracy and affordability of testing for anemia around the world won first place in the 2013 Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.
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April 11, 2013 – Physicists have examined how Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) might be used to provide communication among the nodes of a distributed quantum computer. The researchers determined the amount of time needed for quantum information to propagate across their BEC.
April 10, 2013 – Students created video games in the course of a semester through VGDev, an extracurricular game development group.
April 10, 2013 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing integrated hardware devices that simulate sensors potentially present on enemy UAVs. The technology is expected to be used to gauge the effectiveness of U.S. countermeasures against enemy drones.
April 9, 2013 – Controlling the shapes of nanometer-sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought.
April 9, 2013 – The Tower now features guest articles and interviews with faculty and students.
April 7, 2013 – A new separation process that depends on an easily-distinguished physical difference in adhesive forces among cells could help expand production of stem cells generated through cell reprogramming. By facilitating new research, the separation process could also lead to improvements in the reprogramming technique itself and help scientists model certain disease processes.
April 5, 2013 – On Tuesday, April 23, the Georgia Tech community is invited to participate in a unique and candid conversation among those who have been central to shaping the United States military strategy over the past 40 years.
April 4, 2013 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is honoring civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis with its Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage. The award, which was presented Thursday in Atlanta, is given annually to individuals who, by asserting moral principle, positively affected public discourse at the risk of their careers, livelihoods and, sometimes, even their lives.
April 4, 2013 – Undergraduate and graduate students run for president, vice president, and House positions.
April 2, 2013 – President Barack Obama today announced a major new commitment to fund research to map the activity of the human brain. The goal of this grand challenge project is to develop new technologies that reveal in real time how brain cells and neural circuits interact to process information. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative will be launched with $100 million in the President's FY 2014 Budget.
April 2, 2013 – Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip cooling technology able to handle heat loads as much as ten times greater than systems commonly used today.
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April 1, 2013 – Instead of programming a robot to copy an existing dance such as those in the online videos, Amy LaViers, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering, is defining the various styles of human movement and creating algorithms to reproduce them on a humanoid robot.
March 29, 2013 – A research team has developed an ultra-compact passive true time delay device that could help reduce the size, complexity, power requirements and cost of phased array designs. The patent-pending device takes advantage of the difference in speed between light and sound to create nanosecond signal delays needed for beam steering.
March 29, 2013 – Hosted by the Office of International Education and Global Jackets, the week lets members of the Tech community celebrate their own cultures and learn more about others.
March 28, 2013 – Georgia Tech received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the awards annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
March 27, 2013 – This article is the second in a series of Q&As to introduce the Tech community to the eight IRIs and their directors. In this installment, Executive Director Bob Guldberg answers five questions about the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience.
Georgia Tech Adds Robotics Research Component to Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Program
March 27, 2013 – Ayanna Howard has been awarded a NSF REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) continuing grant for her proposal to add a robotics component to Georgia Tech’s SURE program.
March 27, 2013 – This fall, students will be able to choose from two courses to complete their wellness requirement — one of which includes physical activity.
March 27, 2013 – General Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, will speak at Georgia Tech on Thursday about the need for a stronger digital defense to combat the growing number of cyber attacks.
March 27, 2013 – Georgia Techn and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta announce new technique that increases precision in brain tumor removal.
March 25, 2013 – Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees. Just as importantly, by fabricating them on cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) substrates, the solar cells can be quickly recycled in water at the end of their lifecycle.
March 21, 2013 – Using a combination of theory and experiment, researchers have developed a new approach for understanding and predicting how small legged robots – and potentially also animals – move on and interact with complex granular materials such as sand.
March 20, 2013 – Classes got underway March 4 at Gwinnett Tech in Lawrenceville for the newly-launched Health Information Technology (HIT) certificate program, a part of the HIT education partnership between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Gwinnett Technical College.
March 20, 2013 – Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that mechanical forces can control the depolymerization of actin, a critical protein that provides the major force-bearing structure in the cytoskeletons of cells. The research suggests that forces applied both externally and internally may play a much larger role than previously believed in regulating a range of processes inside cells.
March 20, 2013 – Student organization will host events throughout the week to educate campus about the local and global issue of sex trafficking.
March 20, 2013 – When Georgia Tech opens the doors to the Georgia Dome next month as the host institution for the 2013 Final Four, expect third-seeded Florida to walk out as the national champion. That’s the prediction from Georgia Tech’s Logistic Regression/Markov Chain (LRMC) college basketball ranking system, a computerized model that has chosen the men’s basketball national champ in three of the last five years.
March 20, 2013 – Robots are being used more widely than expected in a variety of sectors, and the trend is likely to continue with robotics becoming as ubiquitous as computer technology over the next 15 years, according to the new report.
March 18, 2013 – ECE Assistant Professor Azad Naeemi has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research project entitled "Physical Models and Experimental Validation for High-Frequency Multilayer Graphene Interconnects."
March 18, 2013 – A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new type of interface between cochlear implant devices and the brain that could dramatically improve the sound quality of the next generation of implants. Cochlear implants help deaf individuals perceive sound.
March 18, 2013 – Clearside Biomedical, Inc. an Atlanta-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical company launched from research at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, has received $7.9 million in funding to continue drug and technology development for treatment of ocular diseases.
March 15, 2013 – Spring Break for all Georgia Tech students will be observed Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 22.
March 14, 2013 – Chewbots, a line of fully automated robotic dog toys that make owning a dog easier and more exciting and interactive won the fifth annual InVenture Prize competition in front of a live television audience on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
March 12, 2013 – The Army ROTC program is now accepting applicants to its program who can earn a two-year academic scholarship.
March 12, 2013 – Technology that could help spinal-cord injury sufferers control their bladder by remote control won first place ($10,000) in the 2013 Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition.
March 12, 2013 – The Muslim Student Association hosted an event to dispel misconceptions about their cultural custom of hijab.
March 12, 2013 – U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings have tabbed Georgia Tech's College of Engineering as the 5th best program in the nation.
March 12, 2013 – The Student Government Association is hosting a competition and awarding up to $10,000 for innovative ideas to improve campus.
March 12, 2013 – Atlanta and nearby areas offer plenty to do for those staying in town during spring break.
March 12, 2013 – Students will travel to various parts of the world to participate in service projects.
March 11, 2013 – In a perspective article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, biomedical engineering professor Garrett Stanley detailed research progress toward “reading and writing the neural code.” The neural code details how the brain’s roughly 100 billion neurons turn raw sensory inputs into information we can use to see, hear and feel things in our environment.
March 10, 2013 – The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has named Ravi Bellamkonda as the organization’s president-elect. He will begin his term as president in 2014.
March 10, 2013 – The Georgia Institute of Technology garnered the No. 8 spot on the 2012 list of the top 100 world universities in engineering/technology and computer sciences, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
March 7, 2013 – Georgia Tech’s fifth annual InVenture Prize competition announced the six finalists for this year’s broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting March 13 at 7 p.m.
March 6, 2013 – Evidence suggests that the Milky Way was very active several million years ago. Astronomers from Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt propose that a single event -- a black hole collision -- can explain clues about the galaxy's current state.
March 5, 2013 – Honors and awards earned by Tech students during recent months.
March 1, 2013 – The Office of Industry Engagement — part of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) — has developed four contract mechanisms that enable industry to engage with Georgia Tech researchers at all stages of R&D.
March 1, 2013 – To help meet the growing demand for support to Georgia technology entrepreneurs and startup companies, Georgia Tech is strengthening and realigning resources in its Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a technology accelerator that has assisted entrepreneurs for more than 30 years.
March 1, 2013 – Scientists are now better able to examine rare methane gas samples recovered from deep beneath the seafloor using innovative tools developed by Georgia Tech.
March 1, 2013 – Undergraduates and faculty are encouraged to participate in programs that enhance STEM education in K-12 classrooms.
March 1, 2013 – MOVE and Oxfam will host events throughout the week to educate peers on hunger and homelessness issues.
February 28, 2013 – A three-year, $750,000 grant awarded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will fund the Center.
February 27, 2013 – Researchers have demonstrated the use of a technique known as small angle neutron scattering (SANS) to study the effects of ions moving into nanoscale pores. The study is believed to be the first application of the SANS technique for studying ion surface adsorption in-situ.
February 21, 2013 – The SimTigrate Design Lab designed a mocked-up exam room to have the exact configuration as the Sibley clinics so the doctors and nurses could experience the usability of each device in a realistic environment.
February 21, 2013 – A new study provides details of the structure and tissue properties of the unique adhesion system used by remora fish to attach themselves to sharks and other marine animals. The information could lead to a new engineered reversible adhesive that could be used to create pain- and residue-free bandages, attach sensors to objects in aquatic or military reconnaissance environments, replace surgical clamps and help robots climb.
February 20, 2013 – Wagner, who works in GTRI’s Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS), is one of 40 recipients of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program (AFOSR YIP) award for his proposal “Trust and Trustworthiness in Human-Robot Interaction: A Formal Conceptualization.”
February 20, 2013 – Researchers have spontaneously assemble "proto-RNA bases" in water, suggesting that the genes of life could have gotten started from these or similar molecules.
February 20, 2013 – Mallory Soldner, a Ph.D. student in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, was selected as the Institute of Industrial Engineers representative for the 2013 New Faces of Engineering, a program that honors promising young engineers who are contributing greatly to society, thus promoting the image of engineering globally.
February 20, 2013 – Students are encouraged to participate in events throughout the week to promote discussion of body image issues on campus.
February 19, 2013 – Georgia Tech student Rebecca Rolfe analyzed 60 years of Academy Awards acceptance speeches as part of a research project that focused on gratitude. She has outlined the trends and patterns on an interactive website.
February 18, 2013 – Creativity, imagination and technology are applied to solving social and environmental issues.
February 18, 2013 – When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds, a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn’t matter that much. And that’s good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions.
February 15, 2013 – When it comes to healing the terrible wounds of war, success may hinge on the first blood clot – the one that begins forming on the battlefield right after an injury.
February 14, 2013 – A new study provides insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures, an essential function in the formation of tissue structures and organs. It’s thought that abnormalities in their ability to do so play an important role in a broad range of disorders.
February 14, 2013 – The Tower publishes peer-reviewed research from all majors of study.
February 12, 2013 – Using underwater video cameras to record fish feeding on South Pacific coral reefs, scientists have found that herbivorous fish can be picky eaters – a trait that could spell trouble for endangered reef systems.
February 12, 2013 – GTPD has planned activities on Tech Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 14.
February 12, 2013 – The Student Alumni Association’s Gift to Tech lets students vote for which project they deem worthy of more than $25,000.
February 11, 2013 – Several bicycle projects approved by the City of Atlanta for 2013-14 will improve connectivity to campus.
February 8, 2013 – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced this week that aerospace engineering alumnus James O. Ellis, ('70), and civil engineering alumnus John R. Huff, ('68), have been elected to the prestigious organization.
February 8, 2013 – Each will deliver a public presentation at 11 a.m. on the first day of their visit, followed by an informal public reception. All are welcome to attend.
February 4, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the largest in-kind software donation ever in its longstanding relationship with the Georgia Institute of Technology.
February 1, 2013 – Tim Lieuwen, executive director of the Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute, has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC) by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Lieuwen, who is also a professor of aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech, will serve on the council of about 20 people that advises the secretary on matters relating to oil and natural gas.
February 1, 2013 – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has confirmed the campus visits of three finalists for the position of Dean for the College of Sciences. Each finalist will be announced a few days before his or her visit.
February 1, 2013 – For the fifth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective community forestry management.
January 31, 2013 – Student leaders were honored in the state House and Senate Chambers on Wednesday during Georgia Tech Student Day at the Capitol.
January 31, 2013 – Since 2008, ThinkBig has been Tech’s program for living-learning communities in on-campus housing.
January 30, 2013 – Last week, members of the Beta Iota chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity were notified that its national office had completed a membership review. The review was conducted earlier this month, following the discovery of risk management issues within the chapter that surfaced as the result of a national fraternity investigation. The review was performed independently and without involvement from Georgia Tech.
January 30, 2013 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to help improve the efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems on the battlefield.
January 29, 2013 – Georgia Tech has recently announced the appointment of a new executive leadership team for Georgia Tech Professional Education. Four scholars and education professionals, under the leadership of Dr. Nelson Baker, will lead the Institute’s global Professional Education programs and initiatives. The appointments complement Georgia Tech’s mission to be leaders in improving the human condition in Georgia, the United States, and around the globe.
January 28, 2013 – In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms – principally bacteria – in the middle and upper troposphere, that section of the atmosphere approximately four to six miles above the Earth’s surface.
January 28, 2013 – The three-day camp experience for new students covers traditions, campus and community information and leadership.
January 23, 2013 – Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson is one of a select number of university presidents attending the World Economic Forum Jan. 23-27 in Davos Klosters, Switzerland.
January 22, 2013 – Congressman John Lewis – an icon of American civil rights – has been named a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced today. Lewis will be honored during events at the Institute’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts on April 4, 2013.
January 22, 2013 – Small Town Engineering is an outreach program that targets middle and high school students in smaller communities in Georgia and Alabama.
January 18, 2013 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson has named Xavier University’s Mike Bobinski as the Institute’s new director of athletics. Bobinski was introduced on press conference in the Edge Building on campus.
January 17, 2013 – Georgia Tech will observe a normal operating schedule today (Jan. 18). The Office of Emergency Preparedness monitored weather conditions throughout the night and early morning hours and reports that campus roads are clear.
January 17, 2013 – The Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness will be monitoring weather conditions throughout the evening.
January 16, 2013 – Researchers at Georgia Tech are major players in a team that will develop an advanced prosthetic socket system that could offer better comfort, functionality and mobility for military-veteran amputees.
January 16, 2013 – Deadlines are approaching for applying for summer programs and accompanying scholarships.
January 16, 2013 – A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed, called the GTRI Airborne Unmanned Sensor System (GAUSS), is based on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by Griffon Aerospace and modified by GTRI.
January 16, 2013 – Farrokh Ayazi, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is among the 298 individuals worldwide named as a 2013 IEEE Fellow.
January 16, 2013 – Application deadlines begin as early as mid- to late-January.
January 16, 2013 – Two sustainability research projects earned funding from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, named for a Tech alumnus.
January 14, 2013 – Reboot program helps students set and achieve academic goals.
January 11, 2013 – SGA and Government and Community Relations organize a day for students to talk with legislators under the gold dome.
January 9, 2013 – Researchers recently created a biophysical model of the response of a Gram-positive bacterium to the formation of a hole in its cell wall, then used experimental measurements to validate the theory, which predicted that a hole in the bacteria cell wall larger than 15 to 24 nanometers in diameter would cause the cell to lyse, or burst.
January 9, 2013 – On Jan. 16, members of the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities are invited to hear Martin Luther King III deliver the Institute’s second annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Lecture.
January 8, 2013 – Georgia Tech researchers have created a hydrological model that forecasts flooding in Pakistan as many as ten days in advance.
January 8, 2013 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are working to counter threats from spear phishing. The attacks use knowledge of computer users to gain their trust to break into corportate networks.
Ron Johnson tapped for Managing Director of the Tennenbaum Institute and Professor of Practice in ISyE
January 3, 2013 – Ronald L. Johnson, retired 2-Star Army General and graduate of ISyE, has accepted a joint appointment at Georgia Tech. Effective January 2, 2013, he will serve as a Professor of Practice in ISyE, and the Managing Director of the Tennenbaum Institute.
January 3, 2013 – By examining a set of fossil corals that are as much as 7,000 years old, scientists have dramatically expanded the amount of information available on the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, a Pacific Ocean climate cycle that affects climate worldwide. The new information will help assess the accuracy of climate model projections for 21st century climate change in the tropical Pacific.