December 21, 2009 – In a paper published Dec. 21 in the early edition of PNAS, Georgia Tech researchers show that they are able to induce significant functional vasculature growth in areas of damaged tissue through the use of synthetic polymers called hydrogels.
December 18, 2009 – Georgia Tech and SCAD will host the Art History of Games Conference Feb 4-6 at Woodruff Arts Center.
December 18, 2009 – Georgia Tech has received 14 awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a total of $3.2 million and 42 awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a total of more than $17.5 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
December 18, 2009 – Zhong Lin Wang has been selected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
December 16, 2009 – Georgia Tech doctoral candidate Mitchel Keller has been awarded a Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for the 2010 academic year. Keller is Georgia Techâ€™s third fellowship winner, making the Institute the nationâ€™s top-producer of Marshall Sherfield fellows. He is also the first mathematician to receive the honor. Up to two honorees are selected each year for their exceptional character, intellect, purpose, communication skills, research acumen, and ability to make a significant contribution to society.
December 16, 2009 – In the emergency preparedness arena, Georgia Tech is uniquely qualified due to the diligence of the Police Departmentâ€™s Office of Emergency Preparedness.
December 16, 2009 – Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least three different chemicals on a single chip at writing speeds of up to one millimeter per second. The chemical nanopatterns can be tailor-designed with any desired shape and have been shown to be sufficiently stable so that they can be stored for weeks and then used elsewhere.
December 15, 2009 – As Georgia Tech's football players and coaches prepare for their Fed Ex Orange Bowl appearance on January 5, 2010, the Yellow Jackets can draw on a rich and varied history of bowl game appearances.
December 15, 2009 – The Office of the President has suggested e-mail and voice mail guidelines for faculty and staff required to be out for furlough days December 21 to 24.
December 15, 2009 – There is currently very little evidence about whether robots can actually teach students science, or whether they just serve to excite students already interested in science and engineering. Georgia Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) and Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) are beginning a five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation study to discover how effective robotics and engineering design are at teaching eighth grade physical science content, and at increasing students' interest and engagement in science, math and engineering.
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December 14, 2009 – Made possible through a cross-campus partnership, a classroom in the Engineering Science and Mechanics Building has been set up to mimic two classrooms in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.
December 11, 2009 – A national competition aimed at quickly locating 10 red weather balloons tethered at locations across the United States has netted a second-place finish for a Georgia Tech team -- along with a set of new insights into the use of social networks for gathering information.
December 11, 2009 – During the furlough and Winter Break, the online job bulletin and application system will be down.
December 11, 2009 – Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly and Institute Professor Robert M. Nerem will address the 235th undergraduate commencement ceremonies Saturday, December 12, at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.
December 9, 2009 – Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation will reduce the Stingerette schedule for the holiday season. In anticipation of a new bus fleet on campus, the NextBus GPS system will be down through January.
December 9, 2009 – A three dimensional solar cell design that uses micron-scale “towers” to capture nearly three times as much light as flat solar cells made from the same materials has been awarded broad patent protection in both China and Australia.
December 7, 2009 – As part of the senior academic leadership restructuring announced last month, President Bud Peterson has formed the search committee to identify the individual who will oversee Georgia Techâ€™s substantial research enterprise.
December 2, 2009 – More than 90 entries from 32 campus units comprised submissions for the inaugural Gold Tower Awards, sponsored by Georgia Tech Communications & Marketing. The awards were created to recognize excellence in these disciplines from across the Institute.
December 2, 2009 – Director of Training Services Lanous Wright says he is pleased with the number of certificate program graduates at the annual Office of Organizational Development awards luncheon, held Nov. 16 in the Student Center Ballroom.
December 2, 2009 – Executive Director Tom Akins will not be completely walking away from the Division of Professional Practice (DOPP) when he retires in March. Akins, who has worked in the experiential education arm of Georgia Tech for 33 years, plans to continue his work in arranging a centennial celebration for the co-op program in 2012.
December 2, 2009 – In the DARPA Network Challenge, ten red balloons will be in fixed locations around the United States on Saturday, December 5. Several research scientists in the Georgia Tech Research Institute have accepted the challenge, and are asking the Tech community to help them in the cause.
December 1, 2009 – Georgia Tech was awarded a $10.5 million U.S. Air Force Center of Excellence to design nanostructures for energy harvesting and adaptive materials, and to develop tools to optimize critical cognitive processes of the modern warfighter.
November 30, 2009 – Just $100,000 shy of this year's goal, the Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign will remain open through Dec. 11.
November 30, 2009 – Georgia Tech staff ombudsman John Schultz uses his background in employee relations and mediation to help Institute employees plot a course through difficult situations.
November 24, 2009 – Student members of Georgia Techâ€™s Chapter of AIESEC are partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to collect gifts for high school-aged refugees living in Atlanta.
November 23, 2009 – Several panels from the AIDS Quilt will be displayed on campus in conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1. A panel of experts will also discuss AIDS at 11:00 a.m. in the Piedmont Room in the Student Center Commons. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend both events.
November 23, 2009 – Using a technique normally used for detecting weak tremors, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that the 2004 magnitude 6 earthquake along the Parkfield section of the San Andreas fault exhibited almost 11 times more aftershocks than previously thought.
November 19, 2009 – Georgia Techâ€™s Community Service Council and Student Government Association are challenging the University of Georgia to a food fight. The second annual GT vs. UGA food fight collects canned goods on behalf of the Atlanta Community and Northeast Georgia Food Banks.
November 18, 2009 – The Academic Senate took a significant step toward resolving concerns about inconsistent practices among faculty members related to finals week and the week preceding exams at its Nov. 17 meeting.
November 18, 2009 – Georgia Tech Dining (GT Dining) hosted a farmerâ€™s market in the student center on November 12. The market featured a variety of local products including fresh produce and organic yogurt.
November 18, 2009 – Green IT Initiative looks at power consumption from the microchip to the data center.
November 18, 2009 – With a 36 percent increase in patent activity during the past year, Georgia Tech jumped from 11th to 8th place, with a focus on semiconductors and electronics, according to a report from The Patent Board.
November 17, 2009 – Georgia Tech has announced the creation of the School of City and Regional Planning with responsibilities including a Master of City and Regional Planning degree program, a Ph.D. concentration in City and Regional Planning, and research aimed at advancing the practice of urban planning in Georgia, the U.S. and across the globe.
November 17, 2009 – Research recently funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 aims to develop computational tools that will utilize next-generation petascale computers to understand genomic evolution.
November 16, 2009 – Former Georgia Tech student Leah Ashe received assistance from the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta for her two sons. The Center is one of 1,200 organizations that the State Charitable Contributions Program is able to assist.
November 16, 2009
November 13, 2009 – Finding Common Ground, the Diversity Forum, and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the Student Diversity Symposium tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The Symposium allows students to discuss their thoughts and opinions on intellectual, cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity.
November 12, 2009 – Nearly 200 guests attend a reception at the Georgia Tech President's Residence to kick off the Institute's first Georgia Tech Legislative Day.
November 11, 2009 – Physicians and researchers from Emory University, Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to develop a kidney replacement device capable of treating children.
November 10, 2009 – Zoo Atlanta recently became the first zoological institution in the world to obtain voluntary blood pressure readings from a gorilla. This was made possible by the Gorilla Tough Cuff developed by Georgia Tech students.
November 10, 2009 – Georgia Tech computer science faculty members recently received a National Science Foundation grant to develop tools that improve the security of mobile devices and the telecommunications networks on which they operate.
November 10, 2009 – Because land use changes are responsible for 50 percent of warming in the U.S., policymakers need to address the influence of global deforestation and urbanization on climate change, in addition to greenhouse gas emissions, said Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Professor Brian Stone.
November 9, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is teaming up with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to broadcast the finals of the InVenture Prize competition throughout the state of Georgia in March of 2010.
November 9, 2009 – After receiving its initial shipment of the H1N1 vaccine at the end of last week, Georgia Tech will begin delivering injections this week to students, faculty and staff 18 years old and older.
November 6, 2009 – The College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology today announced an anonymous commitment of $25 million, $20 million of which is a 1-to-1 challenge grant designed to inspire charitable gifts and commitments from other donors to the Collegeâ€™s endowment. The remaining $5 million will provide funds expendable at the discretion of the College of Managementâ€™s dean, Steve Salbu.
November 5, 2009 – Two Georgia Tech graduate students compete in the 2009 National Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas. The students are part of 32 players representing Play Golf America University Schools.
November 5, 2009 – Professor Ed Coyle, director of the Arbutus Center for the Integration of Research and Education, is unveiling a new application that allows fans sitting in the stands of an athletic event to access video replays, up-to-the-second statistics, player bios, play-by-play analysis and a wealth of other information designed to enhance the thrill of the game.
November 5, 2009 – Community-based education and awareness programs minimized the death toll from the recent Samoan tsunami, though there are still ways to improve the warning and evacuation process, according to a team of researchers that traveled to Samoa last month.
November 2, 2009 – Researchers have improved an enzyme that degrades dense scar tissue that forms when the central nervous system is damaged -- and developed a new system to deliver it, ultimately enabling spinal cord regeneration.
November 2, 2009 – The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum and the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center team up to showcase an exhibition of works from today's foremost paper artists.
November 2, 2009 – Converting sunlight to electricity might no longer mean large panels of photovoltaic cells atop flat surfaces like roofs.
October 29, 2009 – Atlantaâ€™s evolution into a major hub for mixed-signal chip design continues as Intersil Corporation, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, has acquired Quellan Inc., a privately held technology leader in the design of high-performance analog signal processing technology.
October 28, 2009 – Young feminist scholar and activist Alexis Pauline Gumbs will moderate a discussion with feminist icons Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Gloria Steinem about their impact on the history and future of feminism. Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Women's Resource Center and Charis Books, the event will take place on November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Free tickets are available to Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff when they R.S.V.P. to the event on the Womenâ€™s Resource Web site.
October 28, 2009 – Several members of the Georgia Tech community have established a support group for both survivors of and those going through all types and stages of cancer.
October 28, 2009 – Tech Trolley will begin stopping at the Academy of Medicine Nov. 2
October 27, 2009 – Each year the Administrative Service Award is given to honor an individual for making an extraordinary contribution to Georgia Tech in an administrative capacity. A $2,500 award and a plaque will be presented at the Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon.
October 27, 2009 – Bahareh Azizi, Research Support manager and researcher in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is campaigning to represent Atlanta residents in District 6 of the Atlanta City Council.
October 26, 2009 – Georgia Tech's annual Women's Leadership Conference was held this past weekend drawing hundreds of women for workshops, speeches, and networking opportunities. The conference's theme, unleash your potential impact the world, was exemplified through the recognition of five women of distinction within the Georgia Tech community.
October 26, 2009 – The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded more than $850,000 to the Library and Information Center at Georgia Tech to create a repository service.
October 25, 2009 – Veteran biosciences entrepreneur Nina Sawczuk has joined Georgia Techâ€™s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) as assistant director for biosciences. In this role, she will support the commercialization of bioscience innovation throughout the state of Georgia.
October 23, 2009 – Georgia Techâ€™s Go T.E.C.H (Teams Encouraging Campus Health) is sponsoring Trick-or-Treat Health Week each day this week. A variety of activities will be available, such as fitness demonstrations, classes, movie screenings, and the Halloween Holla 5K walk/run. Students, faculty, and staff should visit the Go T.E.C.H Web site for additional information about Trick-or-Treat Health Week or to learn how to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle on the Georgia Tech campus.
October 23, 2009 – Finding Common Ground would like to invite all students to express the concept of diversity from your perspective. Interested students should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by October 28 with ideas for a 3 - 4 minute performance expressing diversity. Performances can consist of a skirt, a speech, a dance, a poetry reading, etc.
October 22, 2009 – October 23 marks the start of Dean Dull Day at Georgia Tech, in recognition of the many contributions by former dean of students James Edward Dull.
October 22, 2009 – David Jimison, Ph.D. candidate in the Digital Media program at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, is exhibiting "Too Smart City" at The Urban Center in Manhattan. The exhibit asks the question, "what happens when technology runs amok?"
October 21, 2009 – Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered that, contrary to previous assumptions, older adults are more amenable than younger ones to having a robot "perform critical monitoring tasks that would require little interaction between the robot and the human.
October 21, 2009 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a $6.5 million grant to develop improved components that will boost the efficiency of electric propulsion systems used to control the positions of satellites and planetary probes.
October 21, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced its receipt of a five-year, $12 million Track 2 award from the National Science Foundation to develop and deploy an innovative and experimental high-performance computing (HPC) system.
October 20, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technologyâ€™s graduate co-op program, the nationâ€™s largest, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
October 20, 2009 – The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is promoting a wide array of activities to help everyone celebrate the importance of chemistry during this year's National Chemistry Week, October 18-24.
October 19, 2009 – Scientists at Georgia Tech decided to test our ability to interpret a robot’s “emotion” by reading its expression to see if there were any differences between the ages. They found that older adults showed some unexpected differences in the way they read a robot’s face from the way younger adults performed.
October 19, 2009 – After the completion of a nationwide search, Dr. Robert Guldberg has been named the new director of The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
October 16, 2009 – On Monday, Oct. 19, the Institute kicks off its annual charitable contributions campaign.
October 16, 2009 – Starting October 19, the Tech Trolley will make pilot stops at the Publix supermarket on Spring Street. The Trolley will stop at the corner of Peachtree Place and Spring Street beginning at 6 p.m. on weekdays and during the normal schedule on Saturday and Sunday.
October 16, 2009 – Mechanical Engineering Professor Robert Guldberg has been named the new director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.
October 15, 2009 – The recent surge in Paragraph IV patent challenges is decreasing the incentives for pharmaceutical innovation and contributing to productivity and revenue declines in the pharmaceutical industry, according to a new study in Science.
October 15, 2009 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. â€œBudâ€ Peterson has joined the Noro-Moseley Partners (NMP) Advisory Board.
October 15, 2009 – A federally funded center dedicated to raising awareness and improving education of sustainable engineering practices now counts Georgia Tech among its members.
October 15, 2009 – Alumni Association Living History Director Marilyn Somers speaks about Georgia Tech Homecoming events, and how they came to be.
October 14, 2009 – The Georgia Tech Student Government Association, MOVE (Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experience) Georgia Tech, and the American Red Cross are collecting non-perishable food, clothes and money to assist victims of Georgiaâ€™s recent floods.
October 14, 2009 – On Friday and Saturday, the Office of Minority Educational Development celebrates its anniversary.
October 13, 2009 – A new crew survivability concept that would build military vehicles around a protected personnel compartment and use a sacrificial â€œblast wedgeâ€ to absorb energy from improvised explosive devices could improve safety for the occupants of future light armored patrol vehicles.
October 12, 2009 – Renowned futurist James Canton will speak to Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff and surrounding community regarding global trends that will shape the next 20 years.
October 8, 2009 – A Georgia Institute of Technology faculty member has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.
October 8, 2009 – To assure that Georgia Tech's Warning System is in continuous operational condition, the Office of Emergency Preparedness will begin testing the system today at 11AM.
October 8, 2009 – Governor Sonny Perdue spoke to a class of students about the importance of Georgia cultivating international business.
October 8, 2009 – For the second consecutive year, Georgia Tech scored well enough on the Green Report Card to be named a Campus Sustainability Leader.
October 7, 2009 – For its 12th year, TEAM Buzz volunteers will conduct nearly 40 community service projects throughout the Atlanta area.
October 6, 2009 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently began developing testing protocols for RFID technology in the health care setting. The researchers will test whether radio frequency-emitting devices cause any negative effects on the medical devices.
October 2, 2009 – Several departments across campus work together to win the Chancellor's Excellence of the Year Award for a team effort.
October 1, 2009 – A new ceramic material described in this weekâ€™s issue of the journal Science could help expand the applications for solid oxide fuel cells â€“ devices that generate electricity directly from a wide range of liquid or gaseous fuels without the need to separate hydrogen.
October 1, 2009 – In accordance with federal law, the Georgia Tech Police Departmentâ€™s Annual Security Report is now available. This report provides statistics for the past three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, within off-campus buildings owned by the Institute, and on public property adjacent to campus. The report also documents institutional policies regarding campus security and other safety protocols. To view a copy of this report, visit http://www.police.gatech.edu/documents/brochure.pdf
September 30, 2009 – The FutureMedia Initiative will kick off October 15 with a day-long conference aimed at encouraging dialogue about what Georgia needs to do to create an open innovation ecosystem for developing media of the future.
September 30, 2009 – Carl DiSalvo, assistant professor of Digital Media in Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College, and David Holstius are debuting their work We Are Survival Machines at Le Flash 2009 on October 2.
September 28, 2009 – Researchers are developing new ways to harden microelectronics for space applications using silicon-germanium, an alloy that is intrinsically resistant to space-particle bombardment.
September 25, 2009 – Atlanta is poised to become the nationâ€™s poster child for how to kill off a burgeoning industry. A new study by professors at Georgia Tech reveals that the cityâ€™s reputation as a high technology center masks a decade of erosion.
September 25, 2009 – Through SMARTech and other electronic publishing opportunities, the Library and Information Center offers multiple services to the faculty and research community.
September 24, 2009 – Techâ€™s vice provost of Academic Diversity opened dialogue to faculty, staff and students at the Instituteâ€™s inaugural Diversity Symposium last week.
September 21, 2009 – Renu Kulkarni, formerly vice president for technology partnerships at the Motorola Corp., has been named to head Georgia Tech's new FutureMedia Initiative.
September 17, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has received a $2 million commitment from the Harris Corporation.
September 17, 2009 – â€œSmart Trash,â€ an approach developed by Prof. Valerie Thomas has caught the attention of major corporations and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Smart Trash systems not only provide sustainable and productive ways for discarding items, but also can redefine the relationship people have with their garbage.
September 17, 2009 – Georgia Tech bioengineering Ph.D. student Yash Kolambkar is one of 13 postdoctoral researchers to be named among the first Kauffman Postdoctoral Fellows.
September 17, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technologyâ€™s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has received a $2 million commitment from the Harris Corporation.
September 15, 2009 – Publishing in the journal Nature Materials, researchers report measuring different friction forces when a carbon nanotube slides along its axis compared to when it slides perpendicular to its axis. The observation could provide a new tool for assembling and sorting nanotubes.
September 15, 2009 – Georgia Techâ€™s Campus Recreation Center is opening a new ropes course to teach leadership skills and team work. The new structure stands more than 40 feet tall and can handle groups from 8 to 64 people in size.
September 10, 2009 – To assure that Georgia Tech's Siren Warning System is in continuous operational condition, the Office of Emergency Preparedness will begin testing the system today at 11AM.
September 9, 2009 – Glitch introduces teenaged African American boys to the gaming industry as game testers for companies such as Electronic Arts, Game Tap and Cartoon Network. Researchers are finding that more than half of the game testers are now interested in furthering their education in computer science.
September 8, 2009 – Tornadoes that occur from hurricanes moving inland from the Gulf Coast are increasing in frequency, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This increase seems to reflect the increase in size and frequency among large hurricanes that make landfall from the Gulf of Mexico.
September 7, 2009 – Research reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology found that nanoscience and nanotechnology are highly multidisciplinary -- but not much more so than other modern disciplines that also draw on multiple areas of science and technology.
September 7, 2009 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) demonstrated two cargo container security systems at a recent event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
September 3, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology officially installs its eleventh president, G.P. â€œBudâ€ Peterson, at an investiture ceremony today. The Institute is using the historic occasion to kick off its efforts to create a strategic vision for the next 25 years.
August 31, 2009 – Georgia Tech has helped reduce energy consumption in historic buildings operated by the city of Savannah. The effort involved energy audits and a series of recommendations.
August 31, 2009 – Researchers analyzed the gene sequences, proteins expressed and physiology of 10 strains of bioremediation microbes called Shewanella. Results showed surprising diversity not seen using traditional microbiology approaches.
August 31, 2009 – Beginning its second year, Georgia Tech's Game Day Recycling initiative expands with a new emphasis on stadium participation.
August 28, 2009 – Shooting victim Patrick Whaley, along with Georgia Tech and Atlanta Police officers, speaks to a standing room-only crowd concerning crime on and near campus.
August 28, 2009 – Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management associate professor, Chris Forman, recently served as an expert panelist as part of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workshop in Washington D.C.
August 27, 2009 – The Board of Regents has announced a new Executive Leadership Institute program for faculty and staff in senior management positions.
August 26, 2009 – Georgia Tech ISyE Associate Professor Valerie Thomas research assists Minnesota artist Susan Armington with her Talking Suitcases art project.
August 25, 2009 – Andrea Thomaz, an assistant professor in interactive computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the worldâ€™s top innovators under the age of 35.
August 25, 2009 – A total of eight Georgia Tech students will study in Italy and Germany this fall as part of the ATLANTIS dual masterâ€™s programs in either Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science with three top European universities: the Politecnico di Torino, the University of Trento and the Technical University of Munich.
August 20, 2009 – Georgia Institute of Technology sustained its top-ten ranking among public universities, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for undergraduate rankings, maintaining its seventh place standing among national public universities and ranking 35th for all U.S. universities and colleges.
August 19, 2009 – Using thin films of silk as templates, researchers have incorporated inorganic nanoparticles that join with the silk to form strong and flexible composite structures that have unusual optical and mechanical properties.
August 18, 2009 – Two new software programs that improve the process of identifying cancer biomarkers from gene expression data earned silver-level compatibility certification from the the National Cancer Instituteâ€™s cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, also known as caBIG.
August 12, 2009 – GTRI has released an open-source version of its popular FalconView software. The program displays topographical maps, aeronautical charts, satellite images and other maps, along with overlay tools that can be displayed on any map background.
August 12, 2009 – Beginning this month, qualified U.S. veterans who currently attend or wish to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology can apply for the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, according to the Instituteâ€™s Veterans Services office.
August 10, 2009 – Researchers at Georgia Tech, collaborating with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons at The Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia, developed a tool for virtual surgery that allows heart surgeons to view the predicted effects of different surgical approaches.
August 7, 2009 – The Integrative Cancer Research Center (ICRC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is joining forces with the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to establish a Collaborative Cancer Genomics Center (CCGC). The partnership will integrate expertise at both universities that will focus on understanding the underlying causes of prostate, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers.
August 3, 2009 – Carl DiSalvo and Jonathan Lukens at Georgia Tech are working with Youth Art Connection and the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to teach middle school and high school students interested in the arts and humanities how they can use their skills to create innovative uses of technology, not just build the technology.
July 31, 2009 – Professor Robert M. Nerem will address the graduates at Georgia Techâ€™s 234th commencement on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized at a 9a.m. ceremony at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
July 29, 2009 – Recent research into the properties of graphene nanoribbons provides two new reasons for using the material as interconnects in future computer chips.
July 29, 2009 – Economics professor Thomas "Danny" Boston talks with the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity about low-income housing.
July 27, 2009 – ATDC, one of the nation's largest, longest running, and best-known university-based technology accelerators, is expanding its mission. ATDC has been merged with Georgia Tech's VentureLab and with the Georgia SBIR Assistance Program.
July 27, 2009 – Georgia Tech was named to Princeton Review's sustainability Honor Roll and the only Southeastern university named to this year's list. Out of nearly 700 institutions evaluated on sustainability efforts, Georgia Tech was in the top 15.
July 27, 2009 – The Prosthetic and Orthotic Component Clearinghouse, or POCC (pronounced â€œpahk-seeâ€), in Decatur takes in used or unwanted prosthetic pieces to break down the devices into their component parts, which are available at a reduced fee to physicians and prosthetics technicians traveling to international clinics.
July 23, 2009 – A small green beetle may have some interesting lessons to teach scientists about optics and liquid crystals -- complex mechanisms the insect uses to create a shell so strikingly beautiful that for centuries it was used in jewelry.
July 23, 2009 – A robotics team from Georgia Tech-Savannah received a design award during the recent Marine Advanced Technology Education Centerâ€™s (MATE) 2009 International Student Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition.
July 20, 2009 – Through its annual seed funding for innovation in energy research, Techâ€™s Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) has chosen four proposals in the Creating Energy Options (CEO) program. The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Innovation provides the funding.
July 17, 2009 – In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done to assess flooding and damage in the nation of Myanmar from the 2008 cyclone that killed an estimated 138,000 people.
July 16, 2009 – In the first thorough examination of subsurface sandfish locomotion, researchers found that the small lizards place their limbs against their sides and create a wave motion like snakes to propel themselves through granular media.
July 16, 2009 – Justin Romberg, assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers.
July 15, 2009 – A team of Georgia Tech faculty has formed a historic partnership with the Korean government, industry, and universities to develop a single platform where multiple multimedia functions can take place.
July 10, 2009 – Manu Platt, PhD, who joined the faculty of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory in January, 2009, has been selected as one of the 19 Scholars named by the Georgia Cancer Coalition for its Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program for 2009-10. He will receive $50,000 each year for 5 years to support his research efforts. The Coalition selects scientists engaged in the most promising areas of cancer research. Currently, Georgia Tech has 11 active Distinguished Cancer Scholars.
July 9, 2009 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a novel material for transferring heat away from ultra-high-power defense electronics. The exotic material is a composite of diamond and copper.
July 9, 2009 – Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson was named the eleventh president of the Georgia Institute of Technology on February 25, 2009. He assumed his new post on April 1, 2009. Peterson takes time out to reflect on his first 100 days at Georgia Tech.
July 8, 2009 – A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology received worldwide recognition during the 2009 Imagine Cup competition sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Georgia Techâ€™s Team Curious, placed first in the competitionâ€™s MashUp category, the only U.S. group to receive first place honors in one of the nine invitational categories.
July 7, 2009 – Stephen Fleming has been named vice provost of Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute, the nation's largest and most comprehensive university-based program of assistance to business and industry.
July 6, 2009 – An assistive technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial.
July 6, 2009 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. "Bud" Peterson is kicking off a tour across the state today in Columbus visiting with alumni and friends of Georgia Tech. He will follow with stops in Macon, Savannah and Brunswick.
July 6, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is among the 10 universities named to the honor roll in the Chronicle of Higher Educationâ€™s annual â€œGreat Colleges to Work Forâ€ survey.
July 6, 2009 – Atlanta (July 6, 2009) Catherine L. Ross, Harry West Professor and director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been invited to assist President Barack Obama's recently created White House Office of Urban Affairs as it charts a new course for the nation.
July 2, 2009 – A new study, in the journal Science, suggests that the form of El NiÃ±o may be changing potentially causing not only a greater number of hurricanes than in average years, but also a greater chance of hurricanes making landfall.
July 1, 2009 – When the U.S. Air Force found that one of its key combat aircraft needed more protection from an enemy missile threat, a multidisciplinary team from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) went into action.
June 30, 2009 – A new statistical analysis technique that identifies and removes systematic bias, noise and equipment-based artifacts from experimental data could lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industrial applications.
June 29, 2009 – Ivan Allen College assistant professor Carl DiSalvo and doctoral candidate Jonathan Lukens show their piece, "Smog is Democratic" in the CDC's art show "Consequential Matters" through September 11, 2009.
June 29, 2009 – No reported injuries at this time
June 24, 2009 – Georgia Tech researchers are developing programming tools to enable engineers in the defense industry to utilize the processing power of GPUs without having to learn the complicated programming language required to use them directly.
June 24, 2009 – The Institute's unique Landscape Master Plan keeps Tech on track in its efforts of green space reclamation and campus water conservation.
June 22, 2009 – Georgia Tech assistance helped an Athens manufacturer of electrical distribution transformers and solar water heaters reduce its energy and water consumption while streamlining production.
June 22, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has maintained its eighth place ranking as one of the world's top universities in engineering and information technology.
June 19, 2009 – George Thompson, former conservatory general manager with the prestigious American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, has been named director of the Ferst Center for the Arts.
June 19, 2009 – Graduate students from Georgia Tech and North Carolina State University took first place honors in the 2009 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage, or RASC-AL, contest sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA).
June 16, 2009 – The perilous state of the economy—and the resulting lack of opportunities for students—is proving to be a boon to Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL).
June 15, 2009 – Ian Bogost recreates the "Wandering Rocks" chapter from James Joyce's Ulysses on Bloomsday, June 16.
June 15, 2009 – GT Dining takes steps to conserve energy and reuse resources.
June 15, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technologyâ€™s College of Engineering has announced the formation of the Center for Innovative Cardiovascular Technologies. Dr. Ajit Yoganathan, Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, will serve as the centerâ€™s founding director.
June 15, 2009 – On Monday June 15, 2009, the Georgia Public Health Laboratory confirmed a student has a case of H1N1 influenza. Georgia Tech health officials are following established protocols and the student is recovering at home.
June 15, 2009 – Georgia Tech President G.P. â€œBudâ€ Peterson was among a group of national leaders participating in The National Summit on Competitiveness. According to organizers, the mission of The National Summit is to convene a cross-sector gathering of business, government, labor and academic leaders to promote actions to improve Americaâ€™s competitiveness in the global economy.
June 11, 2009 – Georgia Tech played a significant role in one of Georgiaâ€™s largest economic development successes -- the move of Fortune 500 corporation NCR to Georgia. The company will be looking to Georgia Tech as a source of engineering talent and as a partner in development of future innovations.
June 11, 2009 – On June 10, Seymour (Sy) Goodman briefed the U.S. House of Representatives' Science and Technology Committee and Research and Science Education Subcommittee during its hearing on "Cyber Security Research & Development."
June 10, 2009 – A study suggests that humans cognitively superior brains means more instances of cancer compared to chimpanzees.
June 10, 2009 – The Office of Development, in partnership with Techâ€™s Capital Planning and Space Management Department, to initiate a commemorative tree planting program as part of the Campus Beautification Program.
June 9, 2009 – The National Science Foundation is increasing its funding opportunities for young researchers. Georgia Tech has three NSF Graduate Research Fellowship information sessions scheduled to assist students as they plan for their November applications. Session will include information from an NSF reviewer as well as from Dr. Karen Adams from the Fellowship Program.
June 8, 2009 – Snakes use both friction generated by their scales and redistribution of their weight to slither along flat surfaces, researchers at New York University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have found.
June 5, 2009 – Georgia Tech students were awarded the highest number of national scholarships in school history according to the Georgia Institute of Technology Fellowship Communication Program office. Tech had 10 nationally competitive scholarship recipients, including 6 Fulbright winners, which is double the number in previous years.
June 5, 2009 – Georgia teachers will have the opportunity to hone their instructional skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a result of a $3 million NASA grant awarded to the Georgia Institute of Technology.
June 4, 2009 – Georgia Tech researchers have experimentally demonstrated the potential for another application of graphene: replacing copper for interconnects in future generations of integrated circuits.
June 2, 2009 – Approximately a third of the electricity consumed by large data centers doesnâ€™t power the computer servers that conduct online transactions or serve Web pages. Instead, that electricity must be used for cooling the servers, a demand that continues to grow.
June 1, 2009 – Georgia Tech becomes a founding member of Mission Zero, an online community of people, businesses and organizations working toward reducing their environmental impact.
May 26, 2009 – The new Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Soldier Survivability is working to quickly move tools that are clinically valuable, safe and effective from laboratories to use in military trauma centers.
May 26, 2009 – After several years of rebuilding, gt motorsports has returned to the top 10 in the Formula SAE competition, held May 13-16, 2009, at Michigan International Speedway. The team placed 8th overall, out of a field of 93 collegiate teams from around the world.
May 19, 2009 – Four of Georgiaâ€™s leading research and health care organizations have joined together to create a new innovation center that will accelerate the development and commercialization of next-generation medical devices and medical technology.
May 19, 2009 – Four of Georgiaâ€™s leading research and health care organizations have joined together to create a new innovation center that will accelerate the development and commercialization of next-generation medical devices and medical technology. The first of its kind in the Southeast, the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) will include a comprehensive medical device prototyping center.
May 18, 2009 – From May 15 to May 22, the Alumni Association is auctioning off 20 Buzz sculptures created for their 100th Anniversary celebration.
May 16, 2009 – Applying innovative measurement techniques, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have directly measured the unusual energy spectrum of graphene, a technologically promising, two-dimensional form of carbon.
May 14, 2009 – Gary McMurray, a long-time research engineer with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), has been appointed chief of GTRIâ€™s Food Processing Technology Division, succeeding Craig Wyvill, who retired in April.
May 14, 2009 – Researchers at Georgia Tech have built a test facility to evaluate and enhance sensors designed to detect buried land mines. The automated system measures the response of electromagnetic induction sensors against land mines buried at many possible angles.
May 12, 2009 – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that 71 university-led projects would share in the award under the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). Georgia Tech has three projects funded.
May 12, 2009 – Georgia Tech and its Library and Information Center will play host to representatives from across the globe beginning May 18. Attendees will convene for four days at the Global Learning and Conference Center and the Georgia Tech Hotel for the 4th International Conference on Open Repositories.
May 11, 2009 – A study examining more than 500 toy recalls between 1988 and 2007 suggests ways that firms can minimize the business impact of a recall.
May 11, 2009 – The Beckman Foundation Undergraduate Scholars program at Georgia Tech has announced its 2009 scholarship recipients.
May 7, 2009 – Former Georgia Tech Associate Professor Mike Massimino will be part of a seven-person crew set to perform maintenance and repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino - who who previously made a Hubble service run in 2002 - and his fellow crew are scheduled to take flight on the space shuttle Atlantis on May 11 for what is touted as the last shuttle mission to the Hubble. A member emeritus of the ISyE Advisory Board, Massimino has been using Twitter to post updates on his training and the Hubble mission. He can be followed at Astro_Mike on Twitter.
May 5, 2009 – Last month, the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. recognized Neva Rose of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC).
May 4, 2009 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and its applied-research emphasis are vital to Georgia Tech's mission, and the current support and collaboration between GTRI and the university's academic units will continue to grow, President G.P. "Bud" Peterson said recently.
April 30, 2009 – Approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students will be participating in Georgia Techâ€™s 233rd commencement ceremonies this weekend. John F. Brock III, CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, will address the undergraduate ceremony Saturday, May 2, in the Georgia Dome at 9 a.m.
April 29, 2009 – Georgia Tech's Virgil Secasanu, a recent biomedical engineering (BME) graduate, has been named to USA Todayâ€™s All Academic Team. Secasanu was one of 20 students named to the first-team; each winner will receive a $2,500 cash reward.
April 29, 2009 – Mostafa El-Sayed Wins Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences for his seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic and molecular dynamics and properties of systems with different length scales, ranging from molecules to nanoparticles to biomedical systems.
April 28, 2009 – Flu vaccine delivered through skin patches containing microneedles has proven just as effective at preventing influenza in mice as intramuscular, hypodermic flu immunization.
April 27, 2009 – Ian Bogost's students re-create visual artifacts of old TV video games for the flat-screen age.
April 24, 2009 – The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has selected Ayanna M. Howard, Ph.D. of the Georgia Institute of Technology to receive NSBEâ€™s 2009 Golden Torch award.
April 23, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technologyâ€™s College of Engineering was ranked No. 4 nationwide for the fifth consecutive year in the U.S. News and World Reportâ€™s annual list of the best American graduate school programs.
April 23, 2009 – Three years after breaking ground, Georgia Tech is set to dedicate the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, one of the most ambitious and expensive projects in the Instituteâ€™s history. The ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m. The 190,000-square-foot complex poises Georgia Tech to be a global hub for nanotechnology research and development while igniting an environment that could potentially transform both local and state economies.
April 22, 2009 – For several weeks last fall, different artistic interpretations of Buzz were present around campus. An auction in May will give people the opportunity to own them.
April 22, 2009 – Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi, a Regents' and Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) for a lifetimeâ€™s contribution to making solar technology a realistic, low-cost energy solution.
April 17, 2009 – Georgia Tech junior Thomas Christian, earth and atmospheric sciences and international affairs major, was named a Morris Udall Scholar for the second consecutive year.
April 17, 2009 – Georgia Tech graduating senior Sarang Shah has been named a 2010 George J. Mitchell Scholar, sponsored by the US - Ireland Alliance.
April 14, 2009 – Georgia Institute of Technology Professors Charles L. Liotta and Charles A. Eckert will begin working with Corningâ€™s Advanced-Flowâ„¢ glass reactor in their chemistry research programs.
April 13, 2009 – Sue Rosser, who has led the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts for the past 10 years, has been named provost at San Francisco State University (SFSU) starting this August.
April 10, 2009 – Physics Professor and Glen P. Robinson Chair Predrag Cvitanović is the recipient of a 2009 Alexander von Humboldt Award for his body of work in chaos and turbulence theory.
April 7, 2009 – A new analytical technique is helping scientists learn how organisms as simple as seaweed can mount complex chemical defenses to protect themselves from microbial threats such as fungus.
April 7, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology joined six of the world
April 6, 2009 – Biomedical engineers have developed a new type of probe that allows them to visualize single RNA molecules within live cells more easily than existing methods. The tool will help scientists learn more about how RNA operates within living cells.
April 6, 2009 – Georgia Tech's 12th annual Earth Day Celebration, capping off a week's worth of environmental events, stands as the largest Earth Day event in the Southeast.
April 6, 2009 – Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GEcDev) and Microsoft Research announced a two-year research alliance focused on RF-DNA, a novel technology for radio-frequency identification (RFID). The alliance was kicked off at GEDC
April 6, 2009 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a mobile application known as Sun Dial, which alerts Muslim users when it's time to perform the five daily prayers known as salat.
April 6, 2009 – Nick Wellkamp, a senior Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Policy major, was one of 60 students nationally named a 2009 Harry S. Truman Scholar.
April 1, 2009 – Using technology developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Suniva Inc. has become the first solar cell manufacturer in the Southeast. The company is making high-efficiency crystalline-silicon photovoltaic cells at a 73,000-square-foot facility in Norcross, north of Atlanta.
April 1, 2009 – Georgia Tech and Saint Joseph
April 1, 2009 – The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) will hold its semi-annual Industry Review in its Technology Square headquarters on April 8 from 8:50 a.m. to 3 p.m..
April 1, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology
March 31, 2009 – More than 800 students have volunteered to spread pine straw, wood chips and clean up. Students, faculty and staff members will work around campus from 9 a.m. to noon to help with landscaping projects and litter clean-up.
March 30, 2009 – The demand for Georgia Tech students remains strong despite a tough economy. Among the disciplines that employers are most interested in are chemical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science.
March 30, 2009 – Thursday at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, game studies researchers presented their list of the top 10 most unexpected findings for video game designers over the past year.
March 26, 2009 – James Edward Dull, the beloved administrator who served Georgia Tech as its dean of students for 34 years, died on March 22, 2009. He was 80.
March 25, 2009 – The eight remaining inventions of the inaugural InVenture Prize competition will be reduced to two winners next week.
March 25, 2009 – Sonic Generator will give a free concert combining masterful skill with mind-expanding modes of performance at the Woodruff Arts Center Monday evening at 8 p.m. Using innovative technologies, the group will connect music with film and visual theatrics to create compelling live experiences.
March 24, 2009 – The fish species Astyanax fasciatus cannot see, but their unique technique for sensing the movement of water around them with gel-covered hairs that extend from their bodies may inspire a new generation of sensors that perform better than active sonar.
March 24, 2009 – Using two different types of chemical etching to create features at both the micron and nanometer size scales, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Tecnology have developed a surface treatment that could boost the light absorption of silicon photovoltaic cells in two complementary ways.
March 24, 2009 – Georgia Tech announces the development of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. to help returning GIs capitalize on the skills and military experience they
March 24, 2009 – The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech is proud to present the Third Annual Alumni Weekend in Washington DC on April 17
March 23, 2009 – Researchers have identified the genetic machinery responsible for synthesizing thiostrepton, a powerful antibiotic produced by certain bacteria. The drug is effective against the dangerous MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
March 23, 2009 – On Saturday, March 28, the Institute has committed to join more than 1,700 cities and towns, 5,000 organizations and 18,000 business in 80 countries to save energy.
March 23, 2009 – While the unfortunate decision must occasionally be made to remove some of the trees around campus, Georgia Tech
March 20, 2009 – Scientists at Georgia Tech have used a new approach, known as RNA-Seq, to profile the gene expression of the bacterium that causes anthrax. Their study marks the first time any bacterial transcriptome has been comprehensively defined.
March 20, 2009 – The monthly test of the campus Siren Warning System (SWS) begins at 11 a.m.
March 17, 2009 – Ten companies have joined forces with the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish the Georgia Tech 100G Optical Networking Consortium, which is believed to be the first academic-industrial consortium of its kind in the world.
March 16, 2009 – Come April 6, Tar Heel fans should have reason to celebrate - providing the math is right. LRMC (Logistic Regression Markov Chain), the computer ranking system designed by three professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has predicted that the NCAA Final Four basketball match ups for 2009 will be the University of North Carolina vs. the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Memphis vs. the University of Louisville.
March 10, 2009 – For the first time ever, the Georgia Institute of Technology's research activity has exceeded the $500 million mark, reaching a record $524.9 million in fiscal year 2008.
March 10, 2009 – Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology announced Jaime Oliver's Silent Drum won first place in first Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. The competition, supported by the philanthropic family of Tech alum Richard Guthman, showcased new uses of technology to enhance participation in music performance and music creation.
March 9, 2009 – A group of Georgia Tech students has crafted a device that allows individuals to constantly compute the amount of calories they burn
March 6, 2009 – When The Oprah Winfrey Show put out the call to Atlanta colleges for the messiest dorm room, students at the Georgia Institute of Technology did not disappoint. In fact, two rooms were selected for a makeover by leading designers. See the transformation on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Tune in for the amazing transformations on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Thursday, March 18, 4 p.m., on WSB-TV/Channel 2.
March 4, 2009 – A research study found that regulating emotions
March 4, 2009 – Costa Rica is the location of Georgia Tech's newest Trade-chain Innovation and Productivity (TIP) Center. The complex joins the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute in Atlanta and The Logistics Institute Asia-Pacific in Singapore as part of a focused effort to utilize research, innovation and education for increasing trade across borders and making existing trade more productive.
March 4, 2009 – Georgia Tech Dean and Director of Libraries Catherine Murray-Rust will be spotlighted on the CBS Evening News, Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m..
March 3, 2009 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute
March 2, 2009 – While radar and other existing systems typically warn aircraft pilots of potential weather hazards during flight, they do not detect all possible atmospheric dangers. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are testing a new approach that could provide a better warning.
February 25, 2009 – Dr. G.P. â€œBudâ€ Peterson, chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, was named today as the eleventh president of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
February 23, 2009 – True mobile Internet capability for wireless devices
February 17, 2009 – Georgia Tech
February 16, 2009 – Rusty Roberts was recently named director of GTRI
February 13, 2009 – Could hamsters help solve the world
February 12, 2009 – The Georgia Institute of Technology celebrates National Engineers Week February 15-21 followed by Georgia Engineers Week February 22-28. With the largest engineering program in the nation, Georgia Tech has remained a leader in the discipline. U.S. News & World Report ranked both Georgia Tech
February 12, 2009 – stronaut Eric A. Boe, 44, will speak in the Georgia Tech Student Center Theater on Monday, February 23, at 11 a.m. Boe was among the seven astronauts
February 11, 2009 – A Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning study on climate change, published February 10, 2009 online by Environmental Science and Technology, shows that
February 11, 2009 – Music Professor Jason Freeman created Piano Etudes, a Web-based application that allows audiences to participate in the composition process.
February 10, 2009 – Ian Bogost talks about his latest book, Racing the Beam about the Atari Video Computer System.
February 10, 2009 – Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified a set of genes that they believe was responsible for forming the first teeth in vertebrates.
February 10, 2009 – Two highly respected biomedical engineering programs in the United States and China are breaking new ground in international academia as they begin to enroll the inaugural class of a new joint Ph.D. program.
February 9, 2009 – Randall Guensler, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, studies transportation efficiency in metropolitan areas. His goal: to find ways of improving traffic flow by maximizing the use of existing highways.
February 9, 2009 – A new study takes what may be the first detailed look at the problem of robot locomotion on granular surfaces. Among the study
February 5, 2009 – Researchers in Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering are developing models to help optimize driver and equipment scheduling, shipment planning, load consolidation and routing for trucking companies.
February 5, 2009 – Taking into consideration the media interest in Georgia Tech
February 5, 2009 – Georgia Tech releases statement about Pickrick Restaurant
February 4, 2009 – Firing bolts of lightning at expensive electrical equipment is all in a day
February 3, 2009 – In the latest report from the Georgia Tech Financial Analysis Lab, located in the College of Management, Professor Charles Mulford warns of increased tax payment risks to capital-intensive companies.
February 2, 2009 – Researchers have developed a technique for determining the â€œleakinessâ€ of tumor blood vessels using a simple digital mammography unit. The quantification of â€œleakinessâ€ is closely correlated to the ability of a chemotherapy agent to enter the tumor, allowing the researchers to predict the agentâ€™s therapeutic efficacy.
February 2, 2009 – Conga lines of atoms wend their way through a crystal, their numbers growing as more and more atoms join the migration. The worm-like lines of atoms randomly converge, forming tangles that evolve into droplets of liquid that signal the beginning of the complicated process known as melting.
February 2, 2009 – The Institute
January 30, 2009 – The Georgia Cancer Coalition has announced the recipients of the 2009 Cancer Research Awards, made possible by Georgians who contribute to the Georgia Cancer Research Fund on their state income tax returns. Michelle Dawson, Ph.D., assistant professor at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is one of the eight recipients. She will receive $50,000 for her research into the development of specialized cells designed as gene delivery vehicles to target and treat breast cancer.
January 30, 2009 – Douglas A. Blackmon, the Wall Street Journal Atlanta Bureau Chief, will give a presentation on his groundbreaking book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, which broadly examines how a form of neoslavery thrived in the U.S. long after legal abolition.
January 29, 2009 – On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Because MADD has been fiercely committed to eliminating drunk driving and preventing underage drinking, the Georgia chapter has agreed to assume responsibility for implementing the Responsible Alcohol Sales & Server Training (RASS) program beginning January 30.
January 22, 2009 – Ultra-high-speed wireless connectivity
January 22, 2009 – Engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are helping to protect unmanned aerial vehicles by learning how to control their acoustic emissions.
January 22, 2009 – In the coming year, Institute administration will push for enhanced business practices and establish an Institute Code of Ethics to help ensure the highest standards are observed at Tech.
January 22, 2009 – With the start of the spring semester, the Institute is working to complete the approval process for adopting a universally comprehensive Institute Code of Ethics.
January 21, 2009 – For nearly 40 years, Georgia Tech has assisted a Glennville, Ga., manufacturer with a broad range of issues, including process improvement and growth. Today, the company -- Rotary Corp. -- employs 450 persons and has customers around the world.
January 20, 2009 – Flight testing has taken place in Atlanta for a new
January 16, 2009 – Most students like to play video games, but Georgia Tech students Holden Link, Cory Johnson and Ian Guthridge have built and are selling their own. Their game, Audiball, was launched during the first week of Xbox Community Games in November.
January 8, 2009 – James McGarrah, the new director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Information Technology and Telecommunications Laboratory (ITTL), has more than 30 years of military and telecommunications industry experience.
January 8, 2009 – Georgia Tech was named one of top 50 best values for public colleges in 2009. The top ten public colleges were ranked, followed by an alphabetical listing of the remaining 40 schools who made the list.
January 5, 2009 – A properly sized spoon helps the medicine go down without unintended side effects, finds a new study by two marketing researchers, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.