December 17, 2004 – Georgia Tech's Dental Technology Center (DenTeC) has just announced a partnership with DENTSPLY International on several innovative research projects to develop new products and technology for dentistry and craniofacial medicine.
December 17, 2004 – Rural two-lane highways are the largest single class of roads in the United States -- and they are the deadliest, especially in the Southeast.
December 15, 2004 – Sikorsky Aircraft has announced a $750,000 endowment to establish the Sikorsky Professorship at the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
December 15, 2004 – Businesses, academia, labor and government must do more to harness innovation-based strategies or risk ceding America's historic leadership as the world's economic power, warned the Council on Competitiveness in a new report issued today.
December 13, 2004 – At the National Innovation Summit on December 15, co-chairs of the National Innovation Initiative, Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM Corporation, and Tech President G. Wayne Clough will present "Innovate America: Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change."
December 13, 2004 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new approach to creating lightweight organic solar cells. By using pentacene, researchers have been able to convert sunlight to electricity with high efficiency.
December 8, 2004 – College of Computing announces a new, cutting-edge Ph.D. program in Human-Centered Computing to meet industrial and societal needs for education and research in humanizing computer technology, while attracting the best and brightest from around the world.
December 8, 2004 – President Bush has appointed Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough to serve on the National Science Board, the highly influential policy body created by Congress to guide the nation's research efforts.
December 7, 2004 – NBA veteran John Salley and Walter Massey, Ph.D., president of Morehouse College, will deliver the addresses at Tech's 220th commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 11, 2004, at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The ceremonies will feature 1,250 graduates.
December 7, 2004 – NASA Astronaut John Young, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering with the highest honors at Georgia Tech in 1952, will retire Dec. 31 after an unmatched career of space exploration at NASA.
December 2, 2004 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have unveiled a fundamental change in the properties of matter.
December 2, 2004 – Ambika Bumb is committed to developing life-saving medical technologies. She'll continue to chase her dream next fall at Oxford where she'll pursue a Ph.D. in medical engineering as a recipient of a 2005 Marshall Scholarship.
November 30, 2004 – President Wayne Clough is the new university co-vice chairman of the Council on Competitiveness.
November 23, 2004 – A new microgenerator developed at Georgia Tech can now produce enough power to run a small electronic device, like a cell phone, and may soon be able to power a laptop. When coupled with a similarly sized gas-fueled microturbine (or jet) engine, the system, called a microengine, has the potential to deliver more energy and last 10 times longer than a conventional battery.
November 21, 2004 – Jeremy Farris has become the second Georgia Tech student in three years to win the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
November 19, 2004 – The Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery won 1st place at the 2004-2005 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. After winning the Southeastern regional competition, the Tech team qualifies for the World Finals in Shanghai.
November 17, 2004 – Georgia Tech's College of Management is joining forces with business schools in France and Argentina to offer a Global Executive MBA degree, through a collaborative effort, called the GlobalTeam EMBA.
November 17, 2004 – In one of the world's fastest growing industrial regions, a study finding that a class of pollutants exist at levels four times that of U.S. air quality standards has prompted a Hong Kong public policy group to call for government standards on fine particulate matter.
November 9, 2004 – The College of Engineering has named this year's inductees to the Engineering Hall of Fame, the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni and the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni.
November 9, 2004 – Technology Square honored for reconnecting campus to Midtown, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and environmentally sound construction.
November 9, 2004 – One year after the grand opening, Technology Square has become popular with the campus and Midtown business community. Now, Tech is aiming marketing efforts towards bringing area residents into the fold.
November 2, 2004 – Informal presidential poll is the most popular Buzzpoll since August debut.
October 28, 2004 – Five faculty members have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. This year the title has been awarded to 308 members nationwide.
October 27, 2004 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a survey to measure the public's experiences and satisfaction with voting, particularly among those who use electronic voting machines.
October 27, 2004 – A team of physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has taken a significant step toward the development of quantum communications systems by successfully transferring quantum information from two different groups of atoms onto a single photon.
October 27, 2004 – A team of physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has taken a significant step toward the development of quantum communications systems by successfully transferring quantum information from two different groups of atoms onto a single photon.
October 26, 2004 – Thanks to a $5 million gift from Tech alumnus Michael Tennenbaum, Tech has formed a new multi-disciplinary center to bring together academic, government and corporate experts to create advances in enterprise transformation, which involves designing practices and cultures to best leverage the nature of innovations.
October 21, 2004 – Researchers have discovered that implanting electrical stimulators on just one side of a patient's brain can alleviate symptoms on both sides of the body, boosting patient care and potentially reducing the risk of surgery.
October 15, 2004 – The number of users of the Georgia Tech Local Area Wireless and Walkup Network (LAWN) has consistently doubled every year -- illustrating the growing popularity of wireless devices on campus as well as growing satisfaction with LAWN's performance.
October 12, 2004 – Kim King, a legendary figure in Georgia Tech athletics, first as a player and then as the Yellow Jackets' long-time radio announcer, died Tuesday morning after a battle with leukemia. He was 59.
October 11, 2004 – A non-profit organization this week honors Georgia Tech Provost Jean-Lou Chameau for his efforts to advance the engineering careers of women.
October 6, 2004 – The National Institutes of Health has awarded scientists from Emory University and Georgia Tech two new collaborative research grants, totaling nearly $10 million, to establish a multidisciplinary research program in cancer nanotechnology and to develop a new class of nanoparticles for molecular and cellular imaging.
October 6, 2004 – Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Police Department announce a new hotline allowing citizens to anonymously report busineses they suspect of serving alcohol to minors and intoxicated persons.
October 1, 2004 – Tech2Nite offers unique personal enrichment classes in the new midtown instructional facility, The Global Learning & Conference Center. Classes include business, dance, digital photography, interior design, real estate and more.
September 27, 2004 – Reaching out to the Spanish-speaking community is an important priority for the Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center.
September 24, 2004 – Bill Rouse, the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named executive director of the new Tennenbaum Institute, which will focus on enterprise transformation.The campus-wide Tennenbaum Institute, established with a $5 million gift from distinguished Georgia Tech alumnus Michael Tennenbaum, will help both private and public enterprises to keep up with - and lead - constant changes in technology and in the marketplace.
September 21, 2004 – G. Wayne Clough, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, invites all faculty, staff and students to attend his 2004 State of the Institute Address during Homecoming Week in October.
September 20, 2004 – Dr. Eva Lee has developed a program, called RealOpt, to help state, city and county health care departments organize the most efficient plan for treating infectious illness, whether it's a natural or man-made outbreak.
September 17, 2004 – Former student body president Tyler H. Brown was killed while serving with his Army unit in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
September 14, 2004 – Monica Ponce de Leon is the first Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design and a principal partner in one of the nation's top design firms. She hopes to use the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory in her research and teaching.
September 13, 2004 – Chemist develops implantable films that may one day deliver dosages to patients.
September 9, 2004 – In two new books, Associate Professor Elizabeth Dowling in Georgia Tech's College of Architecture addresses the revival in traditional and classical forms of architecture among young and emerging professionals, both in the United States and abroad.
September 9, 2004 – Scientists use nanoparticles clothed in folic acid to selectively target cancer cells in an effort to bypass the harmful side effects of traditional chemotherapy.
September 8, 2004 – The College of Computing and the School of Literature, Communication and Culture in the Ivan Allen College have created a new degree designed to attract undergraduates with an interest in both the computational and creative side of digital media.
September 8, 2004 – A new digital archive seeks to corral important files and reduce the loss of valuable data at Georgia Tech. It also seeks to aid faculty, staff and students in their collaborative research efforts.
September 2, 2004 – Gov. Sonny Perdue will be among the panelists addressing emergency preparedness in Atlanta, and the public will be able to ask questions concerning homeland security initiatives in Georgia.
August 27, 2004 – Georgia Tech's SpiFi team has won the first round of a British biotech competition and is off to the U.K. to match their biotech invention idea against other finalists.
August 27, 2004 – For the second consecutive year, efforts led by the Georgia Institute of Technology have earned a coveted Golden Shoe Award from Atlanta's Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS).
August 24, 2004 – Tech joins network of researchers working to develop an early diagnostic test and more effective new therapies for ovarian cancer.
August 20, 2004 – The 2005 release of America's Best Colleges from U.S.News & World Report again ranks Georgia Tech among the top 10 public universities in the nation, and four schools in the College of Engineering are listed among the country's top five.
August 12, 2004 – As the 2004 Summer Olympics begin their first full week of competition in Athens on Monday August 16, Georgia Tech will open a two-year, $45 million renovation of the site of the 1996 Olympic swimming and diving events.
August 10, 2004 – For the first time, the Georgia Tech College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech, will offer executive education programs at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus.
August 10, 2004 – Capt. Jeff R. Smith, a mechanical engineer, was three weeks into his third semester of the MBA program at Georgia Tech when he got the call from his National Guard Unit that he'd been activated. He had five days to close out the details of his life in Atlanta and join his unit. Since the semester had just started, Smith withdrew from his classes and planned to return in a year to complete his dual graduate degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration (MBA).
August 10, 2004 – College of Management Offers Courses in Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Six Sigma and More
August 9, 2004 – Dr. Bettina Cothran sees learning a foreign language as more than just memorizing vocabulary and grammar rules. She views studying a language as an exciting way to expose students to other cultures and the truly global nature of today's world.
August 4, 2004 – It's no secret that life in the 21st century moves at a rapid pace. But can humans speed up the rate of one of nature's most basic and slowest processes, evolution? A new study suggests that may already have happened to one species of fish.
July 29, 2004 – Georgia Tech was the No. 1 producer of African-American engineers at the master's degree level during the 2002-2003 academic year, according to Black Issues in Higher Education magazine's annual college rankings report.
July 29, 2004 – The new report sets out to show how the very nature of innovation itself is changing and, with it, America's basis for competitive success and prosperity.
CD4: New Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery Focuses Interdisciplinary Efforts on New Pharmaceuticals
July 26, 2004 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have launched a new research and education initiative known as the Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery (CD4).
July 22, 2004 – Georgia Tech and several partner institutions have received a $5 million, five-year grant to study the effects that very high electromagnetic stress can have on electromagnetic launchers. The research could help bring electromagnetic propulsion from research to practical use.
July 20, 2004 – When Georgia Tech Research Institute engineers developed FalconView in the early 1990s, their goal was to make flight planning easier for pilots by moving mapping software off big Unix systems and onto desktop and laptop computers.
July 19, 2004 – C.P. Wong, Regents' Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering, will address the Georgia Institute of Technology's 219th commencement ceremony on Friday, July 30, at 9 a.m., in Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Tech expects approximately 1,000 students to participate in the ceremony.
July 19, 2004 – Four start-up companies formed in Georgia Tech's VentureLab and based on Georgia Tech innovations have announced venture capital funding since April.
July 16, 2004 – Georgia Tech's Challenge Program is one of four college retention programs to receive the 2004 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award.
July 16, 2004 – High school students are turning to university and corporate research labs to boost their resumes and help them decide on their major before they even get to college.
July 16, 2004 – Professor and patients ride 490 miles to test cycling's effect on symptoms.
Homeland Security: High-tech Tool Improves Incident Planning and Response for Emergency Management Officials
July 16, 2004 – An enhanced high-tech, collaborative mapping tool is helping law enforcement and emergency management officials better coordinate event and incident planning and real-time response.
July 12, 2004 – Tech researchers find an amazing exception to the conventional scientific notion that nano-sized objects behave differently than their macro-sized counterparts.
July 9, 2004 – The chair of Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Joseph Hughes, and three students spent 2 weeks in Angola earlier this summer working with the country's Minister of the Environment and other officials and businesses to advise them on several environmental projects, many dealing with waste created by oil production in the country and other water-related environmental problems.
Start-up Company Based on Georgia Tech Optical Instrumentation Innovation Wins $600,000 Round of Financing
July 1, 2004 – An Atlanta company that is commercializing technology developed at Georgia Tech for improving pharmaceutical development and manufacturing has received a $600,000 round of financing.
Green Chemistry: Researchers Win Environmental Protection Agency/American Chemical Society Award for Creative Chemistry
June 29, 2004 – Two Georgia Tech faculty members who have collaborated for more than 15 years on sustainable chemical processes are among the winners of 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.
Abrupt Climate Change: New Research Supports Hypothesis that Ocean Currents Redistributed Heat During Rapid Warming & Cooling
June 24, 2004 – A new report supports the hypothesis that heat transfer by ocean currents - rather than global heating or cooling - may have been responsible for the temperature patterns associated with abrupt climate changes in the North Atlantic during the past 80,000
June 22, 2004 – Rapid urbanization in southeastern China in the past 25 years is responsible for an estimated warming rate much larger than previous estimates for other periods and locations, according to a new study funded by NASA.
Homeland Security: Georgia Tech Helps Provide Foundation for New Justice Information Sharing Initiative
June 16, 2004 – Georgia Tech researchers have played a key role in developing the software foundations for a new U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to facilitate sharing of criminal justice information among local, state, national and international agencies.
June 15, 2004 – Almost 800 women and 108 Hispanic students will join the freshman class in August, a jump of 30 percent and 52 percent, respectively.
Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center Wins Award for Technology-led Economic Development Efforts
June 10, 2004 – Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center has received recognition from the U.S. Commerce Department as the winner of the department's 2004 Technology-led Excellence in Economic Development Award.
"Perfect Storm" Combination of State and Federal Budget Cuts Reduces Technical Assistance to Georgia Manufacturers
June 9, 2004 – A "perfect storm" combination of state and federal budget cuts over the past four years has eliminated nearly a third of the staff in Georgia's primary program of technical assistance for manufacturers.
June 1, 2004 – Taking advantage of Georgia Tech's world-class computer expertise and instructional capabilities and the educational leadership of the Georgia Department of Education (DOE), the State is partnering with the Georgia Tech College of Computing in an aggressive approach to strengthen the technology skills of current and future Advanced Placement (AP) computer science teachers, across the state.
Tipping the Scales for Smart Growth: SMARTRAQ Demonstrates How Community Design Affects Travel Behavior, Air Quality and Health
May 28, 2004 – Need to shed a few pounds? Besides counting calories and exercising, consider your home turf. A comprehensive study done by the Georgia Institute of Technology shows the built environment clearly relates to a person's prospects for being overweight.
May 26, 2004 – Georgia Tech is offering a free online training program for managers and servers of alcohol in Atlanta to help them reduce underage drinking and sales to intoxicated patrons before they get behind the wheel.
May 21, 2004 – An Atlanta company formed by former Georgia Tech researchers is preparing to launch an innovative new sensor system that monitors industrial equipment in harsh environments.
May 14, 2004 – After five years of launching two new joint degrees, creating 61 new courses, building a strong advising program for its undergraduates, developing new team-taught courses and an International Internship Program, the School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College, the liberal arts college of Georgia Tech, will receive the 2004 Regents' Awards for Excellence in Teaching in a Department from the University System of Georgia at the Board of Regents' meeting on May 18.
May 12, 2004 – New research shows that what was once considered a universal constant in oceanography could actually vary in the future - depending on the ecological scenarios that affect competition for resources among microscopic marine plants.
May 11, 2004 – G. Wayne Clough, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will receive the 2004 Outstanding Projects And Leaders award this week from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
May 11, 2004 – A substance found in soybeans may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a new study by Al Merrill.
May 7, 2004 – Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough has been selected to join NASA's astronaut class of 2004. The astronauts will be NASA's first since President George Bush announced its new vision for space exploration in January.
Aging in Place with Technology: Study Shows Older Adults Will Sacrifice Some Privacy to Remain in Their Homes Longer
May 7, 2004 – A new study shows that older adults are willing to give up some privacy if that allows them -- with the help of technology -- to remain independent longer.
May 7, 2004 – Researchers are testing the feasibility of using radar technology to detect mold behind gypsum wallboard. A common problem, hidden mold can cause serious structural damage and health problems before homeowners discover it.
May 6, 2004 – The Georgia Tech College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech, celebrated the vision, achievement and leadership of its alumni leaders at its Inaugural Awards Ceremony on April 30th. The impressive group of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and retired business leaders reflected a wide range of industries from finance and real estate to manufacturing and retail.
May 4, 2004 – Julia Kubanek was honored by the White House today as one of the nation's top young scientists.
May 3, 2004 – The next G-8 Summit will be held at Sea Island, Georgia on June 8-10, 2004. The G-8 Summit brings together the leaders of the world's major industrial democracies-Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To assist media covering issues related to the upcoming G-8 Summit, we've compiled a list of Georgia Tech faculty who can provide expertise on a variety of topics.
April 30, 2004 – Imagine using a cell phone for hundreds of hours without recharging it. In the hope of making this dream a reality, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made a surprising discovery that may dramatically reduce power consumption of semiconductors while simultaneously increasing speed. The discovery of probabilistic bits or PBITS shows great promise for making a major impact on the semiconductor industry, which constantly seeks new generation designs and materials to increase processing speeds, reduce power consumption and sustain Moore's Law-the doubling of transistors every couple of years.
Spinal Disc Repair Start-up Orthonics Receives Funding from Viscogliosi Brothers LLC and GRA VentureLab
April 29, 2004 – An Atlanta-based start-up company based on Georgia Tech tissue engineering research has received funding from a New York firm and the Georgia Research Alliance's VentureLab program.
April 27, 2004 – Georgia Tech's 218th commencement ceremonies will feature 2,162 graduates, the largest graduating class in Tech history.
April 23, 2004 – Students in Georgia Tech's College of Computing have figured out a way for their programming knowledge to help feed the hungry. They collaborated on a project that helped an Atlanta-area non-profit, Cut Out Hunger, dramatically improve its website with new, more effective and convenient features so cost-conscious grocery shoppers can save money and donate food to charity.
April 23, 2004 – Two Georgia Tech roommates, Thomas Callaghan and Mark Oliver, are winners of this year's prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
April 21, 2004 – Robert G. Haley, who has guided Georgia Tech's diversity programs since 1992, will be sworn in as president of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc., a group of influential Atlantans that mentors Atlanta children and puts particular emphasis on education.
Factory Floor Communication: Researchers Help Standardize Information Systems for 'Plug and Play' Power
April 15, 2004 – Electronics manufacturers use equipment and software from a variety of vendors, and this mix-and-match scenario causes a problem: Information systems must be modified whenever there's a change in assembly lines.
Supercapacitors: Researchers Develop Manufacturing Technology to Produce Electrical Devices from Carbon Nanotubes
April 13, 2004 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are producing and testing a new type of electrical device based on carbon nanotubes.
Biasing Spin Statistics: Research Explains How to Boost the Efficiency of Polymer Organic Light-emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
April 4, 2004 – Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on pi-conjugated polymers offer significant advantages over other display materials.
A New Class of Fibers: Composites Made with Carbon Nanotubes Offer Improved Mechanical & Electrical Properties
April 4, 2004 – Strong and versatile carbon nanotubes are finding new applications in improving conventional polymer-based fibers and films.
Enzyme Inhibitor: Researchers Test Potential Compounds to Stop Replication of Virus that Causes Adult T-cell Leukemia
April 4, 2004 – Researchers are analyzing several compounds that may inhibit the enzyme that is essential for the reproduction of the Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 (HTLV-I), which has infected 15 to 20 million people worldwide.
Polymer Libraries Obtained with Combinatorial Techniques Expedite Design and Testing of New Materials
April 4, 2004 – Today's advanced materials have become extremely complex in chemistry, structure and function, which means scientists need faster, more efficient ways to model and test new designs.
April 2, 2004 – Georgia Tech's graduate programs are again ranked among the finest in the nation.
Georgia Tech's ATDC Launches "Entrepreneurs Resource Center" to Share Expertise and Resources with Georgia's Start-up Companies
April 2, 2004 – To share resources and expertise with an audience beyond its own member companies, Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) has launched an Entrepreneurs Resource Center (ERC).
April 2, 2004 – SAVANNAH -- Katherine DeYoung, formerly director of clinical research at Savannah's Memorial Health University Medical Center, has been named director of the Coastal Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).
March 30, 2004 – When biologist Barbara Boyan discovered science's first proof of biochemical differences between male and female cartilage cells, she began to question the approaches she and other researchers were taking to study cells.
March 26, 2004 – Ever notice your Internet connection seems slow? Ever wonder what's causing the slow down? You are not alone. Millions of users bemoan sluggish downloads and slow email but rarely know the cause of the delays. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a technology to find out the how the Internet is performing from the "regular" end-users' perspectives. With this information, they can design and develop network solutions to relieve these bottlenecks. To do this, they need volunteers for the NETI@home project, which stands for "network intelligence."
The Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building Virtual Ground Breaking Uses 3-D Digital Technology
March 24, 2004 – Old buildings will "virtually" disappear and new buildings will materialize before your eyes when Georgia Tech's College of Computing conducts a Virtual Ground Breaking ceremony featuring the new Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building. The event will follow the Thomas E. Noonan Distinguished Lecture on Information Security, which Klaus will deliver April 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the LeCraw Auditorium in the College of Management Building in Technology Square.
March 24, 2004 – Whenever a new virus begins flooding the world's computer networks, individual users rush to download the latest anti-virus updates while network administrators hastily apply the latest patches to vulnerable equipment.
March 18, 2004 – For some, math is a four-letter word. Georgia Tech is working to change that perception through educational outreach programs and a new math competition.
March 11, 2004 – The Ivan Allen College honors Sam Nunn, co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and former U.S. Senator, with the 2004 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service on Monday, March 22 at 1 p.m. After the award presentation, Senator Nunn will give a keynote address about "America's Security Challenges." The program takes place at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center ballroom on the Georgia Tech campus. Doors will open at 12:50 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
March 9, 2004 – An exhibit and related events hosted by Georgia Tech's Library and Information Center this spring examine the transformation of Mary Shelley's classic Monster from a literary marvel into a cultural phenomenon - and how that feat relates to the on-going debate over ethics and the pursuit of science.
March 4, 2004 – William Schafer will join Tech as the new vice president of Student Affairs in June.
March 3, 2004 – Georgia Tech begins educational partnership with GT Motorsports and the College of Management.
Nanorings: Seamless Circular Structures Could be Sensors, Resonators and Transducers for Nanoelectronics & Biotechnology
February 26, 2004 – An new article in the journal Science introduces "nanorings" as the newest member of a family of nanometer-scale structures based on single crystals of zinc oxide, a semiconducting and piezoelectric material with important applications.
February 25, 2004 – Monique Gupta has done it again. Winner of the prestigious Goldwater scholarship last spring, Gupta has captured the Churchill scholarship for one year of study at the University of Cambridge.
February 25, 2004 – A landmine-detection system under development at the Georgia Institute of Technology offers potential advantages over existing technologies and could ultimately help prevent the thousands of injuries and deaths land mines cause annually.
February 19, 2004 – Two Georgia Tech faculty-Biing-Hwang (Fred) Juang and C.F. Jeff Wu-can now add membership to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to their growing lists of honors. The NAE recently elected 76 new members and 11 foreign associates, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,174 and the number of foreign associates to 172. The election of Juang and Wu brings Georgia Tech's number of active NAE members to 25.
To Be or Not To Be Vaccinated: Risk Acceptance Depends on What You Do and Don't Know, Researcher Says
February 18, 2004 – In general, people in the United States view vaccines as safe. But that perception may change when questions are raised about what public health officials don't know about vaccines, research suggests.
Women of Color: Numbers Are Low and Not Increasing, but Hope Rests in New Strategies for Improvement
February 18, 2004 – The numbers of women of color on academic faculties in the United States are very small and not increasing. There are even fewer such professors in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
No Regrets: New Study Shows How African-American Ph.D. Chemists Overcame Discrimination to Build Careers
February 18, 2004 – A national study of career experiences among African-American Ph.D. chemists shows how these scientists dealt with discriminatory practices and attitudes to build careers in academia, industry and government.
February 18, 2004 – "Open the pod bay doors please, HAL."
3D Chemistry: Fabrication Technique Uses Light-Activated Molecules to Create Complex Microstructures
February 18, 2004 – A 3D microfabrication technique that uses a unique class of light-activated molecules to selectively initiate chemical reactions within polymers and other materials could provide an efficient way to produce complex structures with sub-micron features.
February 18, 2004 – Whether they're at large research institutions or small colleges, balancing work and family remains the top challenge for women scientists and engineers in academia, reports Sue V. Rosser, dean of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College.
February 18, 2004 – From scrutinizing evaluation policies to opening doors on insider knowledge, the Georgia Institute of Technology is making strides to address subtle inequities that can adversely affect women's advancement in academia.
February 11, 2004 – Tech student volunteers fuel public school for refugees and new immigrants.
February 6, 2004 – The Huang Executive Education Center in the DuPree College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech announces open registration for its new Georgia Tech Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Programs. The Green Belt Certification program is offered in the spring and fall of 2004, and the Black Belt Certification is offered in July of 2004 of this year and again in January 2005.
February 1, 2004 – Like the summer 2003 East Coast blackout, supply-chain malfunctions may not happen often, but when they do, the repercussions are costly and widespread.
January 28, 2004 – A panel of distinguished faculty will discuss some of Georgia Tech's leading research - in areas such as nanotechnology, tissue engineering and marine biology, among others - during a Feb. 11 presentation to alumni, faculty, staff and students at Technology Square.
January 28, 2004 – With bioscience activity heating up in Georgia, Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) has launched a new incubator devoted exclusively to the commercialization of life-science innovations.
January 23, 2004 – With the increasing threat of enemy attack on military aircraft by heat-seeking missiles, engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are testing new defensive countermeasures called decoy flares, which confuse the weapons' tracking systems.
January 21, 2004 – A member of Georgia Tech's Engineering Hall of Fame is the new head of the Commission on the Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy, a panel that will advise President George W. Bush and NASA administrators on long-term plans for space exploration.
January 21, 2004 – Somewhere between scaling sheer cliffs, traveling the world and swing dancing the night away, Georgia Tech computer science Ph.D. candidate, Gabriel J. Brostow, learned enough about computer vision not only to get a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech's College of Computing, but he also won one of only two Marshall Sherfield Fellowships awarded to American science and engineering students to study at a British university. He is the first computer science or engineering student selected since the award was created in 1998.
January 20, 2004 – Georgia Tech has a proud history in space exploration. Here is a list of Georgia Tech faculty who can provide expertise on the Mars Exploration Rover Missions.
January 8, 2004 – Study suggests the high experienced by athletes is similar to the buzz marijuana users experience.
January 8, 2004 – An assistance program that helps local manufacturers improve their operations faces a substantial budget cut that would reduce services at a time when struggling companies need help more than ever before.
January 6, 2004 – Following an eight-month international competition that drew more than 5,000 entries, a memorial designed by a Georgia Tech alumnus has been chosen as the future World Trade Center Memorial in New York City.