December 14, 2002 – Today Georgia Tech graduates its first student with a Master of Science in Information Security. Michael E. Torrey, of Winter Springs, Fla., started graduate school working towards an M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in information security, but once the new Information Security program was approved he decided to pursue the new degree. The importance of information security has become increasingly urgent with recent Home Land Security efforts.
December 12, 2002 – F. Duane Ackerman, chairman and chief executive of BellSouth Corporation, will address the Georgia Institute of Technology's 214th commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14, at 9 a.m., in Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
December 12, 2002 – Georgia Tech's VentureLab, a center for commercialization of university research, recently gave about 200 investors and industry representatives a first look at early-stage technologies during its first Technology Day.
Company Founded by Georgia Tech Professor Partners With Defense Agencies to Aid Against Network Intrusions
December 11, 2002 – National defense agencies will team with Lancope, Inc., a company founded by Georgia Tech Eminent Scholar John Copeland, to beef up security on national sensitive and classified data networks using Lancope's intrusion detection technology, called StealthWatch®.
December 11, 2002 – An acoustic phenomenon previously studied for its effects on submarines could be the basis for an improved disinfection technique able to rapidly kill microorganisms on medical instruments without high temperatures or harsh chemicals.
December 10, 2002 – Georgia Tech, which opened its European campus in Metz, France in 1990, has launched an alumni association for its graduates living in Europe. On Dec. 3, more than 80 Georgia Tech graduates residing in Europe gathered at the Maison de la Lorraine in Paris, to celebrate the inauguration of the alumni group. The members of the new European branch of the Alumni Association are part of a vast network of over 100,000 Georgia Tech graduates worldwide.
December 9, 2002 – The Atlanta Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the third largest chapter in the nation, has announced Georgia Tech as the recipient of two of its annual awards. The chapter named the DuPree College of Management as the University of the Year and also named DuPree MBA student, Eduardo Neeter, the MBA Student of the Year.
December 9, 2002 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that it has named Teresa Crocker as the new Director of Security and Police. Crocker currently serves as Director and Chief of Police at East Carolina University, the third largest university in North Carolina. Effective January 6, Crocker fills the position formerly held by Chief Jack Vickery, who retired last summer.
December 6, 2002 – After earning accolades in mathematics and astronomy at Georgia Tech, three high-school students named Southern regional winners of the prestigious Siemens Westinghouse Competition advance to a national contest this weekend in Washington, D.C.
December 5, 2002 – Georgia Tech Graduate Jan Davis is a veteran of three trips into space and leads a special team of engineers and scientists pioneering science operations on board the International Space Station. Now she has joined another special group: Davis has been named by President Bush as one of only 32 NASA executives nationwide to receive one of the country’s highest honors for government service work.
December 3, 2002 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Robert L. Snyder, professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Ohio State University, as the new chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Snyder begins Jan. 2, succeeding Regents’ Professor Ashok Saxena, who has chaired MSE since 1993, but now plans to devote more time to research and teaching in MSE.
November 27, 2002 – Just as television programs provide closed captioning for deaf people, a new concept under development at Georgia Tech could help people who are hard of hearing participate in business, school and community activities.
November 14, 2002 – Regents Professor M. Raymond Flannery received the 2002 Jesse W. Beams Award for Outstanding Research from the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) during a Nov. 1 ceremony in Auburn, Ala. He now has garnered key prizes from the main scientific organizations of the worldwide physics community.
November 12, 2002 – When Glenn McGonnigle co-founded Internet Security Systems (ISS) in 1995, many in the business community believed the Internet was just another passing technological fad.
November 11, 2002 – Large, massive structures could be built in space simply by using radio waves that create force fields to move materials and assemble them into various structures. Once bonded in place, the structures could lay the groundwork for human settlement in space and a space-based economy, according to Narayanan Komerath, an aerospace engineer at Georgia Tech.
November 7, 2002 – Ten high school students enrolled in Georgia Tech’s magnet school program in Rockdale County will travel to Europe this month to collaborate with students at a magnet school in Metz, France as part of a science research exchange program.
November 6, 2002 – Joseph DiGregorio, Georgia Tech's director of professional education, international partnerships, was one of 10 academicians invited to participate in a recent education mission to Iran -- part of an effort to help elevate the state of K-12 and post-secondary education there.
November 6, 2002 – Georgia Tech VentureLab, formed to commercialize technology developed in the Institute's research program, has helped launch two companies recently accepted into the Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia Tech's business incubator.
November 4, 2002 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announces today that Kenneth J. Knoespel has been named the new Chair of the School of Literature, Communication and Culture (LCC) effective January 1, 2003. Knoespel currently holds several positions at Georgia Tech including Associate Dean of Ivan Allen College, McEver Professor for the Program in the Liberal Arts and Engineering, and professor in the School of History, Technology and Society (HTS) and LCC.
November 4, 2002 – Optima Chemical Group, a Douglas-based company, has relied on Georgia Tech for a wide range of assistance, from chemical research and site location to environmental assessments and personnel recruiting.
October 31, 2002 – Ray Vito, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), has been named as the recipient of the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Selected from more than 50 research abstracts worldwide, Vito’s work is being recognized for its excellent science, innovation, and potential broad patient impact.
October 30, 2002 – Members of the American Institute of Architecture Students at Georgia Tech challenged faculty to a contest in which each instructor had to carve a "self interpretation" -- using a pumpkin as their medium.
October 29, 2002 – Georgia Tech's Student-Athlete Advisory Board will sponsor a toy drive at the Yellow Jackets' Nov. 9 football game against Florida State University in memory of their late teammate Michael Isenhour.
October 29, 2002 – A new, $50,000 grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation will pair students in the City Schools of Decatur with mentors from Georgia Tech and the Atlanta University Center schools.
October 29, 2002 – Biomedical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) are testing a device that, when implanted, mechanically lengthens an existing artery in patients preparing for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). The lengthened artery, when harvested and used as a graft, has the potential to greatly improve the long-term outcomes of bypass patients.
October 27, 2002 – An Atlanta-based company is using high-energy electron beams and X-rays to help protect America from terrorism.
October 23, 2002 – Biomedical scientist Shuming Nie is testing the use of nanoparticles called quantum dots to dramatically improve clinical diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancer. The tiny particles glow and act as markers on cells and genes, giving scientists the ability to rapidly analyze biopsy tissue from cancer patients so that doctors can provide the most effective therapy available.
October 22, 2002 – Experts from federal, state and local governments plus the private sector gathered at a forum sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology Oct. 16-17 to examine communication and technology problems facing the nation's homeland security officials.
Georgia Tech Physicist Receives Materials Research Society Award for Study of Nanoscale Friction, Lubrication
October 22, 2002 – A Georgia Tech physicist who used powerful computer simulations to predict how friction and lubrication would affect nanometer-scale mechanical systems is one of two scientists who will receive medals December 4 from the Materials Research Society.
October 21, 2002 – Ivan Allen College, the School of Literature, Communication and Culture, and Thomas Lux, the Bourne Chair in Poetry, present the first Annual Bourne Poetry Reading, an evening of stellar poetic talent, to the Georgia Tech and Atlanta community on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts.
October 18, 2002 – Nearly a third of the 19 companies selected to present at the Georgia Technology Forum this year are member companies of Georgia Tech's business incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).
October 18, 2002 – Some historians have theorized that the demise of the Roman Empire could be partly attributed to the gradual poisoning of its citizens caused by lead leaching from many sources, from tableware to water pipes.
October 10, 2002 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that it has named Richard A. DeMillo as the John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of the nationally ranked College of Computing, one of the largest computer science programs in the country. DeMillo, one of the most visible figures in the computing industry in recent years, was the first Chief Technology Officer for computer giant Hewlett-Packard Company before joining Georgia Tech. He has been a leader making national policy in information technology including in the development of software solutions for the U.S. Defense Department.
October 5, 2002 – A gene therapy developed by a Georgia Tech-affiliated company could offer heart patients new hope.
October 4, 2002 – Georgia Tech's DuPree College of Management has engaged a local certified public accounting firm, Frazier & Deeter, LLC, to certify records used in reporting statistics for various rankings publications.
October 2, 2002 – Members of the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings will visit the Georgia Institute of Technology from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the group's educational tour of the Atlanta area.
October 1, 2002 – Even modest increases in noise above the background level disturb the sleep of seniors in nursing homes, an ongoing Georgia Tech study shows.
September 27, 2002 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of six major universities that will team with NASA’s Langley Research Center to create a new institute devoted to aerospace and atmospheric research. The landmark contract was announced by NASA.
September 27, 2002 – A new study on the role that atmospheric soot particles may play in global warming suggests a new near-term control strategy and shifts more responsibility for curbing pollution to developing nations such as India and China.
September 26, 2002 – Stephen Sprigle, former director of the Center for Rehabilitation Technology in New York, is the new director of the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
September 26, 2002 – Frank L. Clark, the former chair of the Department of Music at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, has been appointed professor and director of the Music Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
September 26, 2002 – Georgia Tech's School of Applied Physiology this fall debuted the nation's only two-year master's degree program in prosthetics and orthotics.
September 26, 2002 – Alumni, faculty, staff and students - and their friends - are invited to attend the Third Annual Buzz Bash at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a night of food and fun held on campus during Homecoming Weekend Oct. 25.
September 24, 2002 – Carl Djerassi, often dubbed the father of "the pill," will present the 2002 Karlovitz Lecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology 3 p.m. Oct 30 in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom, 351 Ferst Drive NW. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
September 24, 2002 – A coastal Georgia firm with a new way of protecting computers against lightning has become the first member company of the ATDC's new Savannah operation.
September 18, 2002 – A new study confirms what some job-seekers may suspect: The more effort people put into a job search, the more likely they are to find employment, even in difficult times.
September 12, 2002 – Biomedical scientists will explain the latest medical advances made possible through the union of medical research and engineering technology.
September 10, 2002 – Georgia Tech's Music Department, a unit within the College of Architecture, announced its fall performance calendar this week. It includes upcoming shows by the Yellow Jacket Band, the Georgia Tech Orchestra and the Georgia Tech Chorale, plus performances by several solo artists.
September 9, 2002 – Snehal Vashi has spent the past 13 years building new software products and new technology companies, most recently as founder and chief technology officer of Simtrex Corporation. Now he'll be helping other entrepreneurs build their new companies as the
September 9, 2002 – Scientists studying a class of atmospheric pollutants known as aerosols now have a new tool at their disposal -- an instrument that automates the collection of air samples for analysis with sensitive ion chromatography equipment. Fine-particulate aerosol
September 6, 2002 – Georgia Tech alum and prominent Atlantan Parker H. "Pete" Petit, CEO of Matria Healthcare, has made a $3.3 million gift toward the development of a complex of buildings on the Georgia Tech campus devoted to biomedical, environmental and molecular engineering research.
August 30, 2002 – Georgia Tech will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11 with a series of events to honor both the heroes and the fallen.
Technology and Health: Biomedical Engineers Team with Pediatric Cardiologists and Surgeons to Improve Treatments for Pediatric Heart Patients
August 22, 2002 – Georgia Tech has teamed with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons to develop new technologies to improve surgical planning for one of the most complex congenital heart defects in infants.
August 20, 2002 – A new computer link connecting the Georgia Institute of Technology to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) -- a link 200,000 times faster than the fastest dial-up connections typical of home computers -- is expected to spur significant advances in science and economic development in the Southeast and beyond.
August 12, 2002 – At any given time, about 3 percent of those driving passenger vehicles on American roadways -- about 500,000 drivers -- are talking on hand-held cell phones. Statistics like this caught the attention of two Georgia Tech students who designed a prototype of a small cell phone that flips open at the press of a button, making it easier and safer to use while driving.
National Academy of Engineering Selects Two Georgia Tech Professors to Attend Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
August 9, 2002 – Two Georgia Tech professors are among 84 of the nation's top young engineers selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to take part in its annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium, which brings together engineers age 30 to 45 who are performing leading engineering research and technical work.
Cleared for Takeoff: Georgia Tech Graduate Is Crewmember On Shuttle Mission To International Space Station
August 6, 2002 – Georgia Tech alum Sandy Magnus (Ph.D., MSE ’96) is part of the six-member crew scheduled to launch Wednesday, Oct. 2, aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on a mission to upgrade the International Space Station.
July 31, 2002 – Dr. Jay David Bolter, co-director of the Wesley New Media Center and the Wesley Chair of New Media in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College, will deliver the commencement address at Georgia Tech
July 30, 2002 – The prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art this fall will exhibit two, large-scale architectural sculptures originally constructed and displayed by students from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
July 25, 2002 – Georgia Tech's School of Applied Physiology will debut the nation's only two-year master's degree program in prosthetics and orthotics beginning fall 2002.
July 9, 2002 – President George W. Bush is to honor and recognize two professors from the Georgia Institute of Technology July 12 as being among the nation's most promising young researchers within their fields. Assistant Professor Reggie DesRoches and Associate Professor John Zhang are among the 60 recipients of the 2001 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) set to be honored by Bush at White House ceremony Friday.
May 7, 2002 – On Wednesday, May 15, one of the astronauts who installed the new Hubble camera - former Georgia Tech professor Mike Massimino - will come to campus to talk with a select group of area elementary school children, Tech students, faculty and staff.