December 26, 2005 – By using electromagnetic waves instead of electrical current for switching, researchers have operated an optical modulator at terahertz frequencies - an accomplishment that could one day facilitate data transmission rates in the trillions of bits per second.
December 23, 2005 – People - even professional bartenders - inadvertently pour 20 to 30 percent more alcohol into short, wide glasses than tall, slender ones of the same volume, according to a new research study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal).
December 22, 2005 – The 2006 BlaseSports Georgia Open U.S. Paralympic Swim Meet and Clinic will be held at Tech's Campus Recreation Center.
December 21, 2005 – Creating music at Georgia Tech has just become a little easier for those who are tech savvy. Jason Freeman, an assistant professor in the Music Department, recently created a program that utilizes iTunes to create a unique sonic signature of a person's musical taste.
December 21, 2005 – President Wayne Clough received an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) during a recent visit to China. Clough is only the third individual in SJTU's 109-year history to receive such an honor
December 21, 2005 – Researchers from the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) and the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute of South Korea (ETRI) recently participated in an international standards meeting on the emerging cognitive radio standard.
December 19, 2005 – When the designers of photocopiers, ATMs, cell phones, televisions, printers, scanners and other equipment need help determining how well these devices can be used by people with disabilities, they can turn to the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
December 15, 2005 – Biologists at Georgia Tech have provided scientific support for a controversial hypothesis that has divided biologists for two years.
December 15, 2005 – As many Americans take pains to complete their last-minute holiday shopping, a group of Georgia Tech students will be helping people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina to rebuild their lives.
December 14, 2005 – Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin will address the graduates at Tech's 223rd commencement ceremony.
December 14, 2005 – One of the world's leading researchers is joining the faculty at Georgia Tech. Jeffrey Skolnick, renowned systems biologist and previous director of the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics at SUNY-Buffalo, will join the faculty of Tech this spring as the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology.
December 10, 2005 – Georgia Tech scientists and engineers are pursuing the dictum that "smaller is better" to develop a new breed of highly-integrated silicon-based microchips capable of operating in ultra-sophisticated radar systems - and in new generations of NASA spacecraft.
December 8, 2005 – While technological advances are enabling managers to track the flow of goods in the supply chain minute by minute, such close monitoring might not provide the benefits that many businesses expect, according to a new study.
December 7, 2005 – A group of physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology has reported a significant step toward quantum communication and computation networks that would store and process information using both photons and atoms.
December 6, 2005 – IEEE has elected four Georgia Tech professors to be IEEE Fellows - Ye (Geoffrey) Li, Gary May, Steven McLaughlin and Madhavan Swaminathan.
December 6, 2005 – A Georgia Tech researcher has developed a process that increases the hardness and improves the ballistic performance of the material used by the U.S. military for body armor. The researcher's start-up company is commercializing the technology.
December 5, 2005 – Carol Colatrella, professor, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, was selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar-one of 31 academics collaborating for 2005-2006 on Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response.
December 5, 2005 – Ryan Haynes is the seventh Tech student to win the Marshall Scholarship.
December 2, 2005 – The Mathematics Teaching Assistant Development Seminar at the Georgia Institute of Technology is the recipient of the 2005 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award in the Department/Program Division.
November 29, 2005 – Three Georgia Tech professors have been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to lecture and research at overseas universities during the 2005-2006 academic year.
November 28, 2005 – Pitted against peers from the University of Georgia, four undergraduate students at Georgia Tech College of Management emerged victorious on the November 28 episode of the reality-show series "Quad Squads."
November 28, 2005 – Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. Asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure plague an increasing number of Americans. These health problems have been tied, in part, to the very fabric of the places where we live and work. The relationship between health and the built environment is clear, yet little has been done to take a prospective look at the health-related impacts of proposed projects and policies, at least in the United States.
November 14, 2005 – A new study of nearly 650 Georgia manufacturing companies underscores the importance of innovation as a competitive strategy - at a time when international outsourcing continues to impact Georgia's manufacturing community.
November 11, 2005 – Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) has joined a unique national network of business and technology incubators that is focusing the power of entrepreneurship on the nation's most pressing security challenges.
November 9, 2005 – New research shows that the unique properties of atomic Bose-Einstein condensates extend to the internal spin states of the atoms from which the condensates are formed.
November 9, 2005 – Georgia Tech is responding to the Gulf Coast hurricane disasters with research, training and service projects that could lead to better infrastructure design, improved port configurations and protection of cleanup and construction workers.
November 8, 2005 – In a study illustrating the apparent linkages between the evolutionary and embryonic development of species, researchers have shown that increasing expression of a particular gene in an embryo can lead to physical changes in the adult fish.
November 3, 2005 – Georgia Tech pollution prevention experts have produced a new Web-based software tool designed to help U.S. companies develop federally-mandated plans to prevent the pollution of storm water.
November 1, 2005 – Georgia Tech Alumni Association Chairman William J. "Bill" Goodhew and Alumni President Joseph P. Irwin welcomed the 68 club officers representing 48 alumni clubs from around the country who attended the annual conference held Oct. 6 and 7.
October 31, 2005 – Georgia Tech Information Security Center hosts Wireless Security Summit with speakers from AirDefense, BellSouth, CNN.com, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cingular Wireless, InterContinental Hotels Group, Internet Security Systems and RF Micro Devices.
October 28, 2005 – According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, only two percent of the approximately 1,400 MBA programs in America offer a dual-degree program of any kind.
October 28, 2005 – Four undergraduate marketing students in the College of Management are appearing on MTV's mtvU network's program "Quad Squads," competing against peers from University of Georgia.
October 28, 2005 – Copying the ideas of others is usually frowned upon, but when it comes to the work of Mother Nature, scientists are finding they can use nature as a template.
October 27, 2005 – Six faculty members at Georgia Tech have been awarded the distinction of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
October 27, 2005 – Gisele Bennett has been named director of the new Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta. The new lab was created to highlight GTRI's broad expertise and experience in electro-optical systems.
October 27, 2005 – Researchers have taken an important step toward high-volume production of new nanometer-scale structures with the first systematic study of growth conditions that affect production of nanostructures from the optoelectronic material cadmium selenide.
October 26, 2005 – Georgia Tech will help train workers involved in cleanup and rebuilding activities in Gulf Coast areas damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
October 24, 2005 – The Southern Technology Council, the Council on Competitiveness, the Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Institute of Technology will host an Innovation Summit on October 31, 2005.
October 13, 2005 – Georgia Tech's Women in Chemistry Committee in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is sponsoring the inaugural Women in Chemistry Symposium on Tuesday October 18, in the Student Success Center.
October 12, 2005 – Researchers have discovered 10 new molecular structures with pharmaceutical potential in a species of red seaweed that lives in the shallow coral reef along the coastline of Fiji in the south Pacific Ocean.
October 11, 2005 – A Georgia Tech student has confessed to his involvement in an Oct. 10 incident involving a bottle explosive. The incident is still under investigation.
October 10, 2005 – Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology have found a new way to kill cancer cells. Building on their previous work that used gold nanoparticles to detect cancer, they now are heating the particles and using them as agents to destroy malignant cells.
October 10, 2005 – The Georgia Tech Police and the Atlanta Police Department disposed of three explosive devices found on the Georgia Tech campus this morning.
October 7, 2005 – Virtual AeroSurface Technologies (VAST), a company assisted by Georgia Tech's VentureLab program, has received a Small Business Technology Transfer contract from the U.S. Air Force for $750,000.
October 4, 2005 – While international experience is nothing new for Georgia Tech students, playing at the Shanghai International Arts Festival goes far beyond the usual study abroad trip.
October 4, 2005 – New technology known as WiMax is helping level the playing field for students in rural areas, allowing the potential for high-speed wireless Internet connections that would make possible "anytime, anywhere learning."
October 3, 2005 – Georgia Tech and Emory University have received $19 million from the National Cancer Institute to establish the new Emory-Georgia Tech Nanotechnology Center for Personalized and Predictive Oncology. The center will step up efforts to integrate nanotechnology into personalized cancer treatments and early detection.
September 30, 2005 – Culture clashes are expected when companies from different countries merge. However, cross-border mergers tend to be most successful long-term when the cultural divide between nations is wide, according to a new study by College of Management researchers.
September 28, 2005 – Researchers have uncovered a mechanism with which disease-causing bacteria may thwart the body's natural defense responses. The findings could ultimately lead to the development of more effective antibiotics.
September 28, 2005 – In recent years, researchers have developed astonishing new insights into a hidden unity between the motion of objects in space and that of the smallest particles. It turns out there is an almost perfect parallel between the mathematics describing celestial mechanics and the mathematics governing some aspects of atomic physics.
September 26, 2005 – "Keep cool to reduce friction" might be the advice given to designers of nanoscale machinery by researchers who have just completed a study of factors influencing "water bridges" - capillary connections that can glue surfaces together, giving rise to friction.
September 23, 2005 – Officials of Italian-based Pirelli and the Georgia Institute of Technology have signed a strategic R&D partnership to develop new optical components and systems and new broadband access technologies for future telecommunications networks.
September 19, 2005 – Two years of hard work came to fruition in September as Georgia Tech kicked off the International Plan and Undergraduate Research Option this semester. The two programs are part of the Quality Enhancement Plan, and the Georgia Tech administration has high expectations for their success.
September 15, 2005 – The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years as global sea surface temperatures have risen.
September 14, 2005 – A group of Georgia Tech students from Engineering Students Without Borders have started a multi-phase project to bring better water to a community in Honduras.
September 14, 2005 – Through its technology incubator and government procurement assistance center, Georgia Tech is making an impact on the economy of middle Georgia. Since 1991, the ATDC alone has assisted more than 40 companies, 27 of them startups.
September 13, 2005 – The aftermath of hurricane Katrina has caused hardships for thousands of residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Americans are banding together to help their fellow citizens in many different ways. Whether they are donating money or time, collecting supplies or providing shelter, everyone is trying to do their part.
September 13, 2005 – A concept vehicle designed to illustrate potential technology options for improving survivability and mobility in future military combat vehicles was shown publicly for the first time Sept. 13 at a military technology meeting in Virginia.
September 12, 2005 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have uncovered important evidence that explains how water, usually an inhibitor of catalytic reactions, can sometimes promote them. The findings could lead to fewer constraints on reaction conditions potentially leading to the development of lower cost techniques for certain industrially important catalytic reactions. The results appear in the September 6, 2005 issue of Physical Review Letters.
September 12, 2005 – New research suggests that plant eaters may prefer to eat exotic species over domestic plants. The findings could lead to better strategies for controlling the billions of dollars in damage that invasive plants cause every year.
September 9, 2005 – Inspiration can be found in many places, but sometimes it is the last place that anyone would expect. Georgia Tech Fulbright Fellow and Civil Engineering Ph.D. student John Crocker found his inspiration in the transportation system problems of Atlanta. Crocker was trying to identify the problems that led to Atlanta's current traffic issues when he discovered they could be the result of crossing borders.
September 9, 2005 – A previously-unknown zinc oxide nanostructure that resembles the helical configuration of DNA could provide engineers with a new building block for creating nanometer-scale sensors, transducers, resonators and other devices that rely on electromechanical coupling.
September 8, 2005 – Georgia Tech has received a $4.16 million grant to develop new tools for making photonic and phononic crystals. The new tools would allow a larger number of researchers to make and experiment with the crystals.
September 7, 2005 – The American Red Cross has relocated evacuees from Hurricane Katrina from their emergency shelter at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum to a hotel. The move is being done at the behest of the Red Cross to provide evacuees with living conditions more comparable to a home than a temporary shelter.
September 7, 2005 – President G. Wayne Clough updates campus on current and future hurricane relief efforts.
September 5, 2005 – The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) helped Bremen-Bowdon Manufacturing Co. win a U.S. government award to produce uniforms and outerwear. The federal contract has helped keep the company in business.
September 5, 2005 – A new class of solvents whose key properties can be rapidly "switched" by the introduction of a common gas could provide a more environmentally-friendly way of producing specialty chemicals for the pharmaceutical and other industries.
September 5, 2005 – A new combination of analytical chemistry and mathematical data analysis techniques allows the rapid identification of the species, strain and infectious phase of the potential biological terrorism agent Coxiella burnetii.
September 5, 2005 – A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Drexel University has discovered a surprising new mechanism by which polymer materials used in nanocomposites control the growth of particles.
September 5, 2005 – When it comes to innovation in science and technology, the United States has been the recognized global leader since the end of World War II. But today that position is in jeopardy as foreign governments strengthen their programs.
September 3, 2005 – Tech is opening its undergraduate and graduate admissions process to students from universities that have been closed due to the hurricane and associated flood waters.
September 1, 2005 – The impact of Hurricane Katrina was felt on Georgia Tech's campus in a very personal way, as 275 students from Tulane University arrived at the Student Center in the early morning hours of August 31.
September 1, 2005 – In the midst of rising gas prices, Atlanta residents now have a free alternative for getting around Midtown, the new Georgia Tech Midtown Trolley Loop. Starting Tuesday,September 6 Tech presents their promotion "Trolley Nights in Midtown." The promotion runs Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, and 20 from 6 - 9 p.m. Customers riding the new complimentary Georgia Tech Midtown Trolley Loop will receive specials from the merchants at Technology Square and other Midtown merchants along the route.
August 24, 2005 – A Georgia Tech researcher has discovered that combining a particular chemical compound with a fuel cell membrane can solve many of the problems that have kept polymer fuel cells (widely considered to be the most promising fuel cell type and the preferred cell type for use in automobiles and portable electronics) largely out of the marketplace.
August 19, 2005 – For the seventh consecutive year and the eighth time in the past decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Tech was ranked ninth among the nation's top public universities for undergraduates and 37th among all of the American universities, up four slots from last year.
August 18, 2005 – To remain technologically and scientifically competitive, the U.S. needs all the brainpower it has. However, a significant brain drain is taking place as bias has created a significant barrier to women from pursuing technological careers.
August 18, 2005 – The Georgia Tech Industrial Design program has a new director. Abir Mullick joins the program this fall from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he taught in the department of architecture. Mullick holds master's degrees in industrial design and city and regional planning, from Ohio State. He received his bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
August 17, 2005 – Officials from the Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company (SEM), the state of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology held a ribbon-cutting August 17 for the company's new North American radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design center to be located in Technology Square.
August 9, 2005 – An intensive recruitment effort over the past two and a half years pays off big for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, resulting in a 50 percent increase in its freshman class this fall.
August 4, 2005 – Tech researchers are using quantum cascade lasers to develop handheld gas and liquid phase sensors capable of providing instantaneous and continuous detection of trace elements. Potential applications include chemical weapon detection and diagnosing illnesses through breath.
August 3, 2005 – Georgia Tech students Jarret Lafleur and Isaac Penny are among the recipients of the Astronaut Scholarships awarded by a foundation made up of more than 50 astronauts.
August 2, 2005 – Thomas K. Gaylord, Regents' Professor and Julius Brown Chair in Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), will address the Georgia Institute of Technology's 222nd commencement ceremony on Friday, August 5, at 9 a.m., in Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Tech expects approximately 1,000 students to participate in the ceremony.
July 26, 2005 – Physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have just reached an important milestone in the development of quantum communications networks by entangling a photon and a single atom located in an atomic cloud. Researchers believe this is the first time an entanglement between a photon and a collective excitation of atoms has passed the rigorous test of quantum behavior known as a Bell inequality violation.
July 22, 2005 – Georgia Tech alumnus and space pioneer John Young has been named a NASA Ambassador of Exploration. The award recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts.
July 18, 2005 – Georgia Tech graduates more African-American engineers than any other U.S. institution, according to the latest rankings from Black Issues in Higher Education.
July 14, 2005 – Atlanta Woman Magazine named Barbara Boyan in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University as a Top Innovator in science, and Elizabeth Mynatt, in the College of Computing as a Top Innovator in technology.
July 12, 2005 – This fall Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of liberal arts launches a new joint degree program aimed at giving students more of the sought after policy analysis and strategic planning skills in economics and international affairs that employers prefer.
July 12, 2005 – Mei-Yin Chou is the new chair of Georgia Tech's School of Physics. The professor of theoretical condensed matter physics begins her new post this month.
July 12, 2005 – John Chapman, a Georgia Tech industrial engineering grad and chief engineer for Space Shuttle Propulsion at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is leading a group that helps solve issues associated with getting the nation's flagship space vehicle back into space.
July 8, 2005 – The Georgia Tech College of Management recently lent a hand in helping solve the power shortage in Iraq by providing leadership training to 38 members of the Iraq Ministry of Electricity who traveled to Atlanta.
June 29, 2005 – Most major world religions warn that attachment to fleeting material objects is an obstacle to spiritual transcendence. However, according to a new study, fundamentalists actually tend to form strong personal connections with particular product brands.
June 23, 2005 – This fall Georgia Tech's renowned health systems faculty will launch a series of short courses designed for working professionals in the healthcare industry - from hospital administrators to consultants to mid-level managers and clinicians.
June 16, 2005 – Chelsea (Chip) White has been named the new chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He will assume his duties as chair July 1 from William Rouse, now director of the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation at Georgia Tech.
June 15, 2005 – Georgia Tech announces the launch of NanoTECH, a new Web portal highlighting cross-campus efforts in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
June 13, 2005 – Three Georgia Tech professors are recipients of 2004 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for promising young researchers within their areas of research.
June 13, 2005 – Terry C. Blum, dean and Tedd Munchak chairholder of the Georgia Tech College of Management, announced that she will step down as dean of the College, effective June 30, 2006. Blum has led the College of Management since the summer of 1999.
June 8, 2005 – Georgia Tech's campus is filled with award winners, but most of the campus community may not know that the buildings they frequent are among those with honors.
June 7, 2005 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech have developed a device that has the potential to significantly reduce the time needed to analyze proteins, shortening development time for new drugs and bringing down the overall cost of protein analysis technology.
May 26, 2005 – Like a heart-attack victim felled by poor circulation, companies who suffer a sudden blockage in their flow of products to consumers face a long road to recovery, says Vinod Singhal, professor of operations management at Georgia Tech College of Management.
May 25, 2005 – Georgia Tech has launched an aggressive new commercialization initiative designed to streamline the handling of intellectual property, accelerate the licensing of technology and make the Institute's resources more accessible to business and industry.
May 24, 2005 – The Southern Co. and Georgia Tech are partnering on the Southeast's first offshore wind project off the coast of Savannah. The project's goal is to determine if offshore wind power is a feasible and efficient renewable energy option for power generation.
May 23, 2005 – The combined ad revenues of Google and Yahoo! will rival the combined prime-time ad revenues of the three big TV networks. Researchers at Georgia Tech and Berkeley have discovered a computer algorithm that could further increase search engines' profits.
May 19, 2005 – The man who literally wrote the book on Georgia Tech is leaving the white and gold to become the dean of the Honors College at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
May 18, 2005 – Former National Football League great Jeff Van Note and former Georgia Tech standout Rick Strom will join the Yellow Jackets' football broadcast team this fall, accompanying play-by-play voice Wes Durham on the Georgia Tech-ISP Radio Network.
May 17, 2005 – Researchers find nanotubes exhibit radial elasticity, an important finding for the development of nanoelectronics.
May 16, 2005 – The Select Committee on Homeland Security of the 107th Congress was one of the most partisan in the U.S. House of Representatives. No, that's not the latest finding of a Washington think-tank, it's the results of a new analysis from mathematicians at Georgia Tech. That's right - math.
May 16, 2005 – U.S. astronaut William S. McArthur Jr., who earned a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech, will serve as commander on Expedition 12.
May 9, 2005 – Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier.
May 5, 2005 – Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman will deliver the address at the Georgia Institute of Technology's 221st commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at the Georgia Dome.
April 29, 2005 – Biomedical nanotechnology might help shed light on the molecular mechanisms responsible for one of the U.S.'s deadliest diseases - cardiovascular disease. The NIH has awarded researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory $11.5 million to establish a new research program focused on creating advanced nanotechnologies to analyze plaque formation on the molecular level and detect plaque at its early stages.
April 28, 2005 – Study shows regional approach to reducing smog is more cost-effective than urban-only efforts.
April 27, 2005 – The College of Management recognized the achievement and leadership of its alumni at the Second Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner, inducting eleven leaders into the Hall of Fame, Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Council of Outstanding Young Alumni.
April 26, 2005 – The Georgia Tech Information Security Center recently hosted the Voice over Internet Protocol Security Summit, to examine security challenges with the technology that enables users to employ an Internet connection to carry their phone service.
April 26, 2005 – Georgia Tech and Emory have developed a portable device that can detect mild concussions on the sidelines of a football game or in the ER. Called DETECT, the device is a fast, easy to administer system for detecting mild concussions in virtually any setting.
April 25, 2005 – Quantum cryptography and robotic subs help John Parish capture the prestigous Goldwater Scholarship.
April 20, 2005 – Samsung has announced that it will establish a Georgia-based design center to develop next-generation radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) technology. The new design center will initially be housed at the GEDC, located in Georgia Tech's Technology Square campus in midtown Atlanta.
April 19, 2005 – On Tuesday April 26, Thad Starner will present a lecture on "Interfaces for Augmenting Face-to-Face Conversation Using Wearable Computers," at 2p.m. in the Wilby Room. The lecture will be the last of this semester's Tueday Talks sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library.
April 18, 2005 – The Georgia Tech Information Security Center hosts the Voice over Internet Protocol Security Summit on Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. to examine the security challenges of one of the most innovative and controversial communications technologies today.
April 18, 2005 – New Georgia Tech research indicates how cells
April 15, 2005 – Georgia Tech will celebrate the groundbreaking of its Molecular Science and Engineering building on Friday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Lawrenceville-based Scientific-Atlanta will also be marking the occasion with a check presentation of $1 million in support of the innovative new research environment for studying engineers. The facility is the fourth and final building in the Biotechnology Complex, which will house research at the boundaries of engineering, computing and science. The building is designed to help foster interactions between scientists and engineers whose research interests intersect in a common area - in this case, materials and the molecular basis of their structures and properties.
April 7, 2005 – One of the largest producers of Hispanic/Latino engineers in the country is once again increasing efforts to boost recruitment and retention of Hispanic/Latino students courtesy of a new $2.285 million gift from The Goizueta Foundation.
April 7, 2005 – An economic development study conducted by the State of Connecticut ranks Georgia Tech among the nation's elite institutions for generating economic development through university transfer of technology.
April 4, 2005 – Georgia Technology has selected Gary May, professor and executive assistant to Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough, to be the new Steve W. Chaddick Chair for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He will start as chair on May 1, assuming the duties of Roger Webb, who retired in December.
April 4, 2005 – Anthony Hylick doesn't want much out of life, only to help develop what could be the biggest revolution in computing since the Internet. Now, he'll have his chance. As Georgia Tech's latest recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, he'll begin pursuing his doctorate at the University of Cambridge this fall in the Sentient Computing research group.
April 1, 2005 – Physics Professor Uzi Landman is the recipient of the American Physical Society's (APS) 2005 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.
April 1, 2005 – Georgia Tech is hosting, "The Download: Free For All?" a panel discussion on the ethical and legal issues of file sharing joining students with representatives from the recording industry, file-sharing advocates and experts in copyright law. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Georgia Tech's Robert Ferst Center for the Arts.
April 1, 2005 – Georgia Tech's graduate programs are again ranked among the best in the nation in the most widely read college rankings. The biggest change was the College of Management moving up 10 slots to number 32 in the business school rankings.
March 28, 2005 – Assistant Professor Jay Alberts along with colleagues from Emory University test robotic stroke rehabilitation device.
March 25, 2005 – Georgia Tech campus crime decreased by more than 29 percent last year, according to Georgia Tech police statistics. The campus saw a 66.7 percent decrease in robbery, and motor vehicle theft dropped by 51.1 percent. Larceny-theft decreased by 29.9 percent
March 21, 2005 – Faculty members Alex Kuzmich, J. Todd Streelman and Marcus Weck are honored as 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows
March 18, 2005 – Ten members of the Georgia Tech community, including four alumni presented the Alumni Association's highest recognition, received awards at the annual Gold & White Honors program.
March 11, 2005 – Georgia Tech undergraduates will be able to study at one of three universities in Singapore as part of a new semester abroad program starting in the 2005-06 academic year.
March 8, 2005 – The School of Literature, Communication and Culture celebrates the tenth anniversary of digital media degree programs at Georgia Tech with the Living Games World Symposium on March 16. The event features gaming experts from industry and academia.
March 8, 2005 – The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts will present the 2005 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service to Will Wright, designer of several of the most popular video games, including The Sims, SimCity, SimEarth and SimAnt.
February 28, 2005 – Tech's athletics teams performed well in the initial data released today by the NCAA regarding the new Academic Progress Rate. The APR is a key component of the NCAA's academic reform structure, designed to improve graduation rates for student-athletes.
February 23, 2005 – Georgia Tech volleyball all-America Jayme Gergen, football standout Nate Curry and Atlantic Coast Conference track champion Zeb Sion are among the 29 ACC student-athletes who have been named recipients of postgraduate scholarships by the conference.
February 23, 2005 – New combination medical devices that use biological components and biomaterials or drugs can cause a different - and potentially detrimental - reaction in the body, according to new research from Georgia Tech and Emory University.
February 22, 2005 – A new imaging technique developed at Georgia Tech reveals an unprecedented depth of data on how bones heal.
February 19, 2005 – Dr. Mark McCabe, assistant professor in the School of Economics, studies the economic viability of a new approach to academic publishing called Open Access, where authors pay a fee to submit or publish a paper that is available at no cost online.
February 19, 2005 – Research partnerships in science and technology are a crucial part of American efforts to build alliances with Arab nations, and should receive increased financial support from the United States and oil-rich Arab governments.
February 18, 2005 – To quell the privacy-invasion fears that are stunting the growth of e-commerce, Web marketers need to give consumers more control of the personal information collected about them, according to research in the Georgia Tech College of Management.
February 18, 2005 – A Georgia Tech researcher studies the composition of research ethics committees and how these boards' makeup of scientists, non-scientists and community members affect decision making.
February 17, 2005 – The practice of pairing computer simulations with real-world experiments is becoming more vital as scientists delve deeper into realms where the actors are measured on the nanoscale
February 14, 2005 – On February 26, The College of Architecture will hold two symposia on "Architecture and Memory". The morning session will include a discussion of the complex issue of representing tragedy in built form. The afternoon session will include a presentation by Georgia Tech alumnus Michael Arad of his winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial.
February 14, 2005 – Always wanted to learn Spanish? Want to learn more about real estate or starting a business? If yes, then Tech2Nite evening classes are for you. Tech2Nite offers personal enrichment classes at Georgia Tech's Global Learning & Conference Center.
February 11, 2005 – The Georgia Tech Library is sponsoring a new lecture series focusing on promoting research areas flourishing on the Georgia Tech Campus. The aim of the series is to make research understandable to the average member of the Georgia Tech community.
February 10, 2005 – There are several methods for making nanotubes, yet little is known about how these techniques physically produce them - that is until now. A multinational team of scientists has discovered that multi-walled carbon nanotubes made with pure carbon arcs are, in fact, carbon crystals that form inside drops of glass-coated liquid carbon.
February 10, 2005 – Georgia Tech's 2005 football schedule opens at national runner-up Auburn on Sept. 3, while the home slate is highlighted by a Thursday night match-up with NC State and the season-ending rivalry game with Georgia.
February 8, 2005 – Researchers from several partner institutions and organizations, including Georgia Tech, have helped to successfully build, test and fly the first rotary wing UAV, a helicopter called GTMax, with capabilities of flight control fault identification and reconfiguration, adaptive control and agile maneuvering - all operating on a single vehicle and under a single software architecture.
February 4, 2005 – Dr. Krishna Palem announces that he has confirmed his probabilistic bits discovery from last spring by producing a device based on this cutting-edge new approach to making computer chips significantly more energy efficient.
February 3, 2005 – Anyone who says college students are apathetic about politics hasn't met Georgia Tech student Alexandra Pajak. A published author at the age of 23, the first-year graduate student has two works that appear in the new book, "What We Think: Young Voters Speak Out."
February 2, 2005 – Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith highlights significant accomplishments that have both strengthened the state's 34 public colleges and universities and driven the board to exhibit national leadership on key higher education issues.
January 31, 2005 – Investors burned by recent corporate accounting scandals have increasingly turned to cash flow rather than questionable earnings reports to gauge a company's financial performance. But cash-flow reports may not be any more trustworthy a measure.
January 27, 2005 – College of Management achieves its $45 million fundraising goal to cover the cost of its new home without requiring state support. The new Management building in Technology Square is one of the first Georgia Tech facilities to be fully funded privately.
January 25, 2005 – Chelsea (Chip) C. White III has been named Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The chair was funded by Schneider National.
January 24, 2005 – The Georgia Biomedical Partnership (GBP) has presented the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine with a Biomedical Community Award.
January 21, 2005 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Technical University Munich have discovered evidence of a phenomenon that may lead to drastically lowering the cost of manufacturing of materials from plastics to fertilizers.
January 20, 2005 – When people mislabel objects, they often blame themselves for rushing their words or not paying attention. But research at Georgia Tech suggests the mistakes may have less to do with concentration than previously thought.
January 18, 2005 – A newly released study on the University System of Georgia's $9.7 billion annual economic impact on the state of Georgia indicates that the economic clout of the USG's 34 public colleges and universities continues to increase.
January 12, 2005 – Experts from the Federal Trade Commission and leading security and Internet organizations including CipherTrust, EarthLink, Internet Security Systems, RSA Security and the Georgia Tech College of Computing will gather to discuss current security issues.