December 26, 2010 – Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that orients hundreds of fruit fly embryos to prepare them for research. The device could facilitate the study of such issues as how organisms develop their complex structures from single cells.
December 26, 2010 – Georgia Tech Regents professor Mark Borodovsky led efforts in identifying protein-coding genes in the newly sequenced woodland strawberry genome. The development is expected to yield tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.
December 23, 2010
December 23, 2010 – Georgia Tech and Emory undergraduates will soon have access to one of the best-equipped neurophysiology labs dedicated for biomedical engineering student use.
December 21, 2010
December 17, 2010 – Students will have a chance to exercise their interviewing skills, no matter what shape they’re currently in, with representatives from local and national companies during Georgia Tech Career Services’ sixth annual Mock Interview Week.
December 16, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology celebrates its 238th commencement with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students participating in two ceremonies.
December 16, 2010 – The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur renewable energy production and use, according to a report released today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University.
December 15, 2010 – A new study published this week suggests that there may be roughly a thousand structurally-distinct protein-protein interfaces -- and that their structures depend largely on the simple physics of the proteins.
December 14, 2010 – At an informal Pecha Kucha (pee-CHAY coo-CHA) event with the office of undergraduate research on November 18, The Tower celebrated the release of its second volume amidst casual conversation about Institute research.
December 14, 2010 – After a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, Doug Wheelock, NASA astronaut and Georgia Tech alumnus, and his crewmembers have returned to earth safely. The trio spent 163 days in space and landed in Kazakhstan on Nov. 25.
December 14, 2010 – A team of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering seniors who developed a surgical instrument that performs the most difficult step of cataract surgery won first prize at this fall’s Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Expo on Dec. 9 at Georgia Tech.
December 14, 2010 – Students from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning are offering their expertise this semester by working with Atlanta area communities to develop a long-term plan for their neighborhoods.
December 13, 2010 – Since the law’s passage in December 1980, Georgia Tech has secured 786 patents and 592 active licenses for innovative devices and products, widely disseminating the benefits of the Institute’s discoveries.
December 13, 2010 – For the third consecutive year, four Georgia Tech students will punctuate the fall semester’s academic efforts with at least two straight days of Zelda, sacrificing sleep for charity as they play.
December 10, 2010 – Georgia Tech Dining Services has been awarded the Hobart Center for Foodservice (HCFS) Sustainability grant. Presented at the recent 2010 Greenbuild Expo in Chicago the grant includes a $5,000 cash award for Dining Services to invest in additional sustainability measures.
December 10, 2010 – Despite their initial focus on national competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of papers co-authored across borders.
December 10, 2010 – One of the nation’s most respected and visionary leaders on defense and national security – former United States Senator Sam Nunn – has been named the inaugural recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced today. Nunn will be honored at the Ivan Allen College’s Founder’s Day luncheon on March 15, an event coinciding with Allen’s birthday.
December 9, 2010
December 9, 2010 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are sharing results of advanced file-format recognition research with The National Archives of the United Kingdom. The effort could enhance worldwide capability to manage the vast array of file formats.
December 9, 2010 – States, not the federal government, now fund the majority of human embryonic stem cell research conducted in the United States, according to a study by Aaron Levine in the journal Nature Biotechnology. In addition, much of the research performed in the states could likely have been funded by the National Institutes of Health under federal guidelines established by President Bush in 2001.
December 2, 2010 – Walt de Heer awarded Materials Research Society Medal for “pioneering contributions to the science and technology of epitaxial graphene.”
December 1, 2010 – DARPA has awarded Georgia Tech $4.3 million to develop a new class of sensors able to detect multiple biological and chemical threats simultaneously with unprecedented performance.
November 30, 2010 – A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium technology.
November 29, 2010 – Georgia Institute of Technology is expanding its campus in the northeast region of the country with a new resource center for industry and academic research laboratories. The Lafayette Institute will be built at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in Metz, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the forefront of global engineering education and research.
November 23, 2010 – Recent Georgia Tech alumnus Nick Wellkamp has been named a Marshall Scholar and will attend the University of Oxford to pursue a master’s degree in economics. Wellkamp was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, plans on pursuing a doctorate as well.
November 23, 2010 – Eight months after winning the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize, Patrick Whaley, a recent mechanical engineering graduate, is making the most of his opportunities and capitalizing on his winning invention that he hopes will soon hit the sports apparel industry by storm.
November 22, 2010 – To avoid some of the design challenges involved in creating micro-scale air vehicles that mimic the flapping of winged insects or birds, Georgia Tech researchers propose using flexible wings that are driven by a simple sinusoidal flapping motion.
November 22, 2010 – Researchers have determined the biological basis of your brain's ability to quickly switch from detecting an object moving in your direction to determining what the object is -- a phenomenon called adaptation.
November 18, 2010 – Professor Curry testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology.
November 17, 2010 – Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) is launching a one-year professional graduate degree program to meet the demand for engineers who can design and synchronize complex global supply chains.
November 17, 2010 – Georgia Tech researchers have created a machine-learning model that enables the sites, like WebMD, to “learn” dialect and other medical vernacular, thereby improving their performance for users who use such language themselves. Source: Office of Communications
November 17, 2010 – OpenStudy hooks up students from all across the globe, making the entire world a study group.
November 16, 2010 – The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) have approved Georgia Tech’s application for Institutional Membership. NADOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education.
November 15, 2010 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.
November 12, 2010 – During this two-day marathon hacking session, the best and brightest hackers form a volunteer global network create software solutions to critical challenges relating to natural disaster risk and response.
November 12, 2010 – Women in Technology named Georgia Tech Research Institute Information and Communications Lab Chief Scientist Margaret Loper its 2010 Woman of the Year in Technology.
November 12, 2010 – On Nov. 30, ELSYS Director Terry Tibbitts retires after 31 years of working at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
November 11, 2010 – Bloomberg BusineesWeek recognized Georgia Tech’s College of Management in its latest rankings for full-time MBA programs, and the college was also recognized for its job placement rate for graduates.
November 10, 2010 – Georgia Tech displays high performance computing issues such as sustainability, reliability and massive data computation November 13-19, 2010 at SC10 in New Orleans, LA.
November 9, 2010 – Researchers have reached a significant milestone in their development of nanometer-scale generators that harvest mechanical energy from the environment -- the ability to power conventional electronic devices such as liquid-crystal displays.
November 8, 2010 – Georgia Tech researchers are engaged in a $100 million DARPA program to fit a high performance petaflop computer into a single rack just 24 inches wide and power it with a fraction of the electricity consumed by comparable current machines.
November 8, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has gained a stellar reputation for providing students with learning opportunities that encourage them to pursue advanced studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and for supporting teacher professional development in the STEM disciplines. As a result, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Tech will receive $7.5 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program to expand STEM programs through its outreach center.
November 5, 2010 – Three students as inaugural "hungriest hackers" in cyber security contest.
November 3, 2010 – Georgia Tech will host the Sickle Cell Disease Symposium bringing together researchers, policy experts and community advocates to discuss the latest research and strategies for future success in combating this complex and debilitating blood disorder.
November 2, 2010 – For the first time, Georgia Tech will have a team competing in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) scheduled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 6-8.
November 2, 2010 – Results of a study conducted by researchers at Georgia Tech and the CDC suggest that strengthening routine influenza vaccination and health programs may help states improve their vaccination coverage against future pandemics or other health emergencies.
November 2, 2010 – Irish America magazine has named Stephen E. Cross, the Georgia Tech Executive Vice President for Research, one of its “Stars of the South” for both for his contributions to Ireland and as an American of Irish Heritage.
November 1, 2010 – Each year, Georgia Tech’s Women’s Leadership Conference focuses on the celebration of outstanding women and their accomplishments. With the theme “Rise Above the Ordinary,” this year’s conference was no exception as the first black women who matriculated at the Georgia Institute of Technology were honored.
November 1, 2010 – While pleasing to green activists, some corporate efforts to be environmentally friendly play better on Wall Street than others, according to a new study by Georgia Tech College of Management researchers.
October 29, 2010 – The Institute garnered an overall grade of "A-" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, also known as the Green Report Card. The Sustainable Endowments Institute issues the annual report to measure sustainability initiatives at colleges and universities.
October 28, 2010 – Mr. Georgia Tech, John Hanson, and Ms. Georgia Tech, Makeda Cyrus, were presented at halftime of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Homecoming football game versus the University of Virginia Cavaliers on October 9, 2010.
October 28, 2010 – Noble metals such as platinum and palladium are becoming increasingly important because of growth in environmentally friendly applications such as fuel cells. A new solvent system could improve the recycling of these metals.
October 28, 2010 – The Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines has received $16.1 million as part of its renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The center will pursue development of a clinically viable gene correction technology for single-gene disorders.
NIH Renews $16M Center Focused on Developing a Clinically Viable Technology to Treat Single-Gene Disorders
October 28, 2010 – The Georgia Tech-led Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines has received an award of $16.1 million for five years as part of its renewal by the National Institutes of Health. The eight-institution research team plans to pursue development of a clinically viable gene correction technology for single-gene disorders and demonstrate the technology’s efficacy with sickle cell disease.
October 26, 2010 – Research underway at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) could enable fixed-wing jet aircraft to take off and land at steep angles on short runways, while also reducing engine noise heard on the ground.
October 19, 2010 – Ian Bogost's Atari game, A Slow Year, takes home the Virtuoso and the Vanguard Awards from Indiecade 2010.
October 18, 2010 – Following the announcement in August that College of Engineering Dean Don Giddens would retire at the end of this academic year, Provost Rafael Bras has named a search committee to begin the process of identifying the College’s next leader.
October 18, 2010 – While it’s still hotly debated among scientists whether climate change causes a shift from the traditional form of El Nino to one known as El Nino Modoki, online in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists now say that El Nino Modoki affects long-term changes in currents in the North Pacific Ocean.
October 17, 2010 – The recession has expanded the business advantages of Georgia manufacturers that compete on the basis of innovation in new or technologically improved products, processes, organizational structures or marketing practices.
October 14, 2010 – The presidents of the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Georgia joined together October 11 to officially launch ATDC's new presence in Gwinnett County.
October 13, 2010 – Georgia Tech turns 125 years old on Oct. 13 and the Institute is marking the occasion with a yearlong celebration of its heritage.
October 12, 2010 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are showing the U.S. Army an advanced approach to enabling autonomous collaboration among dissimilar robotic vehicles.
October 12, 2010 – Using large-scale computer simulations, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified the most important factors affecting how molecules move through the crowded environment inside living cells.
October 12, 2010 – Georgia Tech’s Wreck Racing team took the top spot in the Grassroots Motorsports $2010 Challenge, including first-place finishes in the autocross and concours events. Wreck Racing’s No. 81 Lexus-V8-powered Mazda Miata claimed the overall title, beating 53 teams that included cars from professional tuning shops and veteran race car builders.
October 11, 2010 – Biomedical engineers are developing a hand-held device called a SpectroPen that could help surgeons see the edges of tumors in human patients in real time during surgery.
October 11, 2010 – Chosen from a field of 17 finalists, Maysam Ghovanloo and his research team in the GT-Bionics Lab won the inaugural “Leo” People’s Choice Award at the 2010 da Vinci Awards, held last month at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
October 10, 2010 – Researchers have developed a novel approach for delivering genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.
October 8, 2010 – Three Georgia Tech students have been awarded 2010 Intel Ph.D. Fellowships. The program, which recognizes students working in fields related to Intel's business and research interests, recognized 27 outstanding Ph.D. students from 13 universities this year.
October 7, 2010 – Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have pioneered the fabrication techniques expected to be used for manufacturing high-performance electronic devices from the material that has been recognized in this year's Nobel Prize in physics.
October 7, 2010 – This week, Georgia Tech celebrates the 50th anniversary of the matriculation of black students at the Institute. Ralph Long Jr., Lawrence Williams and Ford Green, the first three black students enrolled in 1961, will return to campus on October 8 and 9 to celebrate the anniversary.
October 7, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), a national leader in information security research and education, today announced the release of the GTISC Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2011, outlining the top three areas of security risk and concern for consumer and business Internet and computer users. The report was released today at the annual GTISC Security Summit on the Evolving Nature of Cyber Security Threats.
October 6, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced the release of the FutureMediaSM Outlook, a multimedia publication of Georgia Tech’s view of the trends that will fundamentally transform how content is created, distributed and consumed over the coming years.
October 6, 2010 – Researchers have developed a new tool that eliminates drive-by download threats. BLADE is browser-independent and when tested, it blocked all drive-by malware installation attempts from more than 1,900 malicious websites and produced no false positives.
October 6, 2010 – Georgia Tech Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Raquel Lieberman will participate in a Washington, D.C., briefing hosted by Research!America, the American Chemical Society and a number of Congressional leaders. The purpose of the briefing is to highlight the societal benefits of federal research and the challenges and opportunities early-career investigators face in establishing a foothold in the scientific profession.
October 6, 2010 – Discover, Explore and Experience the Future of Media October 4-7, 2010 at Georgia Tech.
October 5, 2010 – New research published Oct. 4 in IOP Publishing's Physical Biology by scientists from Georgia Tech and the University of Maryland describes a pioneering method that can identify lytic enzymes for optimum bacteria-killing characteristics.
October 5, 2010 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new "templated growth" technique for fabricating nanometer-scale graphene devices. The method addresses what had been a significant obstacle to the use of this promising material in future generations of high-performance electronic devices.
October 5, 2010 – Phishing scams are making the leap from email to the world’s voice systems, and a team of researchers in the Georgia Tech College of Computing has found a way to tag fraudulent calls with a digital “fingerprint” that will help separate legitimate calls from phone scams. Source: Office of Communications
October 5, 2010 – Dr. Archie Ervin, who has served as the associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2005, will be charged with oversight of all diversity-related matters at Georgia Tech, providing leadership to formulate goals and strategies in support of the Institute’s strategic plan.
October 4, 2010 – Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.
October 4, 2010 – GTRI has created a new Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL) to apply GTRI's broad expertise and systems engineering experience in cyber-related research to a wide range of information security issues.
October 3, 2010 – Named for the university's founder, the award was created to recognize collaborative, multidisciplinary research focused on real-world solutions that change society.
September 30, 2010 – Manu Platt from the biomedical engineering department at Georgia Tech and Emory University has received a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support a project aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke in children with sickle cell disease.
September 30, 2010 – Georgia Tech Associate Chair and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Reginald DesRoches testified before the Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration on Sept. 30. He was one of seven witnesses who spoke before the subcommittee and the only presenter representing a university.
September 28, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR) at the organization’s 16th Annual Patron Appreciation Dinner held on Sept. 24. Georgia Tech alumnus Ray Anderson also received UCR’s River Guardian Award.
September 27, 2010 – Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. recently visited campus, meeting with Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive Vice President for Research Steve Cross. Aerospace Engineering Chair Vigor Yang also provided an overview of the school, which receives approximately 30 percent of its research funding from NASA.
September 26, 2010 – Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.
September 23, 2010 – On September 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn A. Brown to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. Brown, a professor of energy policy in the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts School of Public Policy, was nominated December 10, 2009, by President Obama for a term expiring May 18, 2012
September 23, 2010 – September 28 open house for GTRI Machine Services to showcase new location.
September 22, 2010 – A new partnership between the Woodruff Arts Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology will give Tech students unlimited access to the arts in Atlanta at a deeply discounted rate. By purchasing a season pass for just $20, Tech students will have access to all exhibitions at the High Museum of Art and all performances of the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony through May 31, 2011.
September 21, 2010 – For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been ranked as the number one graduate engineering school in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine. The publication recognized Georgia Tech on the basis of the university’s Hispanic enrollment and retention rate, as well as, student services, faculty and reputation.
September 20, 2010 – The microplate, a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories, could become a thing of the past thanks to new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of microelectronics engineers and biomedical scientists.
September 20, 2010
September 16, 2010 – Twelve Georgia Tech students were awarded $14,000 in recognition of their innovative ideas for GE Energy Service’s Smart Grid Challenge Program. The competition provided the opportunity for students to address problems related to smart grid technologies.
September 16, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology ranked 27th among the top 200 universities recognized in the Times Higher Education Magazine’s 2010-2011 World University Rankings. Georgia Tech was the top-ranked public university from the southern United States.
September 16, 2010 – Public health officials have long believed that notifying the public about outbreaks of infectious disease could help reduce transmission rates and the overall impact of a pandemic. Researchers have now shown that to be true by modifying a widely used infectious disease model.
September 14, 2010 – Georgia Tech students are invited to talk with undergrad students, grad students and researchers to learn more about the employment opportunities offered at GTRI.
September 13, 2010 – The Tongue Drive System, which was developed at Georgia Tech, is one of 17 innovations selected as 2010 da Vinci Awards® finalists. By giving its YouTube video a "thumbs up" vote, you can help it win the "Leo" People's Choice Award!
September 10, 2010 – Scientists from around the world will gather next week to discuss the latest research findings at the second International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Epitaxial Graphene. The conference is sponsored by the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It will take place September 14-17, 2010, at the Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island Historic Harbor Front Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida.
September 9, 2010 – Georgia Tech researchers have published the first detailed examination of robot deception. They developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive, and help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to avoid getting caught.
September 7, 2010 – Using a one-of-a-kind instrument designed and built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers have "unveiled" a quartet of graphene's electron states and discovered that electrons in graphene can split up into an unexpected and tantalizing set of energy levels when exposed to extremely low temperatures and extremely high magnetic fields.
September 7, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have announced dual degree programs in electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The new programs will be offered at two campus locations: Georgia Tech’s main campus in Atlanta and at KAIST in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
September 3, 2010 – Creativity, innovation and the interaction between Georgia Tech fourth-year College of Architecture student Caity Jiminez and Shimon, an improvisational robotic marimba player created by researchers in the Center for Music Technology, take center stage in Institute’s latest public service announcement (PSA).
September 3, 2010 – GTISC, GT ACM, and GTRI host day-long hacking competition October 23 in search of Georgia Tech’s brightest hackers.
September 2, 2010 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.
September 2, 2010 – Students, faculty and alumni with an iPhone can now find the precise arrival time for a Tech Trolley, reserve a library book and even plan a meal down to a nutritional nugget with a quick swipe of their thumb.
August 30, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks as one of the aerospace and defense industries’ top sources for workforce recruiting, according to the 2010 Aviation Week Workforce Study. Moving up to No. 2 from last year’s No. 4 position, Georgia Tech was selected based on academic reputation coupled with the success of previous hires by organizations ranging from the Boeing Co. to Raytheon.
August 27, 2010 – Don Giddens, dean of the College of Engineering, has announced his intention to retire from Georgia Tech, stepping down from his leadership position effective July 1, 2011.
August 26, 2010 – The very first Space Shuttle pilot, Robert Crippen, will present Georgia Tech Junior Joy Buolamwini with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public presentation and ceremony, Friday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Georgia Tech Campus.
Nick Feamster Recognized by MIT Technology Review’s Prestigious TR35 Listing of the World’s Top Young Innovators for 2010
August 25, 2010 – The Georgia Tech College of Computing today announced that Assistant Professor Nick Feamster of the School of Computer Science has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 for his research in computer networks. Source: Office of Communications
August 24, 2010 – Georgia Tech is part of a new statewide effort aimed at facilitating the adoption of secure and confidential electronic health record systems by primary-care providers – especially those that reach underserved portions of the state’s population.
August 24, 2010 – Sarah Miracle and Chris Shearer have been selected to receive fellowships as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship program. Source: GT Communications and Marketing
August 19, 2010 – Program Director Janet Murray oversaw the program’s long-anticipated move into a new research facility in Technology Square Research Building and then after 10 years stepped down to focus on her teaching and research. She will be succeeded by Digital Media Associate Professor Ian Bogost.
August 19, 2010 – A Georgia Tech-led team received $10 million to develop novel computing techniques for assessing children's behavior. The technologies could enable new approaches for identifying children at risk for developmental disorders and potentially improve treatment.
August 18, 2010 – Researchers have developed a coating technique that could strengthen the connection between titanium joint-replacement implants and a patient's own bone. The coated implants were fixed in place more than twice as securely as standard uncoated materials.
August 18, 2010 – From October 4-7, 2010, the Georgia Institute of Technology will host the first FutureMedia Fest, an interactive “mash-up” to explore and enable new paradigms in how content is created, distributed and consumed in a converging media world.
August 17, 2010 – Georgia Tech researchers are investigating whether the power of graphics processing units might change the security landscape worldwide -- compromising a critical part of the world’s cyber-security infrastructure: password protection.
August 17, 2010 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy -- also known as ARPA-E -- to pursue two different, but related, approaches for removing carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning power plants.
August 17, 2010 – Georgia Tech was named to Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list that recognizes America’s greenest campuses.
August 17, 2010 – Researchers at GTRI have developed a system that will accelerate high-energy laser development and reduce the time required to make them operational for national security purposes.
August 17, 2010 – Georgia Institute of Technology ranks 7th among public universities in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia Tech has ranked in the top 10 of public universities for more than a decade.
August 16, 2010 – While Arctic sea ice has been diminishing in recent decades, the Antarctic sea ice extent has been increasing slightly. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology provide an explanation for the seeming paradox of increasing Antarctic sea ice in a warming climate.
August 16, 2010 – The NSF has awarded $3 million to Georgia Tech to fund a unique research program on stem cell bio-manufacturing. The effort is focused on developing engineering methods for stem cell production to meet the anticipated demand for stem cells.
August 11, 2010 – Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have attained very promising results on their initial investigations of a new test for ovarian cancer. Using a new technique involving mass spectrometry of a single drop of blood serum, the test correctly identified women with ovarian cancer in 100 percent of the patients tested.
August 11, 2010 – A new collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University (GSU) streamlines the process for becoming a certified math or science teacher. Approved by the Board of Regents on Aug. 11, the Georgia Tech-GSU Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts in Teaching (BS/MAT) Option is unique because it allows students to apply credits to degrees earned at both institutions while also completing a state-approved teacher certification program.
August 10, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a EUREKA grant from the National Cancer Institute to design a new way to treat invasive brain tumors by capturing the migrating cells that spread the disease.
August 9, 2010 – Researchers have taken one more step toward understanding the unique and often unexpected properties of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that has attracted interest because of its potential applications in future generations of electronic devices.
August 6, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of 18 colleges and universities named to Princeton Review’s 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll for maintaining the most sustainable practices, policies and course offerings among all campuses rated for their environmental friendliness.
August 6, 2010 – Dr. Charles Liotta, Regents' professor and interim chair of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will address approximately 900 undergraduate and graduate students at Georgia Tech’s 237th commencement at Alexander Memorial Coliseum tonight at 7 p.m.
August 6, 2010 – The search committee charged with identifying Georgia Tech’s first Vice President for Institute Diversity has narrowed its list of candidates to three finalists. Each is scheduled for a two-day campus visit in early September, when they will meet with campus leaders and deliver a public presentation in an open forum.
August 5, 2010 – Susan Cozzens, Ivan Allen College associate dean of research and faculty development, and professor in the School of Public Policy, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
August 5, 2010 – Georgia Tech’s incoming freshman class is the most diverse in the Institute’s history. More than 35 percent of the incoming class members are women, the largest female population for a freshman class in Georgia Tech history.
August 4, 2010 – Fredda Blanchard-Fields, school chair and professor of psychology at Georgia Tech, died August 3. She was 61.
August 3, 2010 – Researchers engaged in studying the origins of life celebrated a new $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration yesterday at a gala presided over by Provost Gary Schuster
August 2, 2010 – A team of institutions led by Georgia Tech has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to pursue research that could lead to a better understanding of how life started on Earth.
July 30, 2010 – Student James K. Holder II used his talent as a photographer to raise $10,000 for Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The building construction master’s student is now planning a service trip to Port-au-Prince.
July 29, 2010 – The Office of Human Resources has implemented a Mid-Career Survey for faculty and staff reaching their 6th, 9th, and 15th years of employment. The survey will be distributed quarterly.
July 29, 2010 – Despite a 3.8 percent increase in Georgia’s net revenue collections for June 2010 (the final month of FY10), revenues dropped 9.1 percent over FY09. As a result, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) advised all state agencies that beginning in August, OPB will withhold 4 percent of the monthly agency allocation.
July 28, 2010 – Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.
July 27, 2010 – A team consisting primarily of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has completed a new book on radar technology aimed at both students and professionals.
July 27, 2010 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are helping the U.S. military analyze and develop the advantages of open-source software -- programs that make their source code open to others so it can be changed and improved.
July 27, 2010 – he South could generate 20-30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources within the next 20 years – up from less than 4 percent today -- if strong federal policies are enacted, according to a report released today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University.
July 26, 2010 – College of Management Dean Steve Salbu has been awarded a research semester, effective Aug. 15-Dec. 31, 2010. The research semester will allow Salbu to focus on developments in cyberlaw and business ethics.
July 26, 2010 – Ravi Bellamkonda, a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named an associate vice president within the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). The three-year appointment, which begins on August 1, enables Bellamkonda to divide his time evenly between his own research and the administrative responsibilities of this new position.
July 26, 2010 – For the second year in a row, Georgia Tech has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges To Work For” Honor Roll.
July 22, 2010 – Veteran biosciences entrepreneur Nina Sawczuk has been named general manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2).
July 22, 2010 – More than 360 students have benefited from the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship Program. This fall 71 incoming freshmen representing 36 counties are participating in the program, comprising the largest incoming class in the program’s history.
July 21, 2010 – Paul Kohn will join Georgia Tech as vice provost of Enrollment Services on August 16. Kohn replaces former Associate Vice Provost Deborah Smith, who retired in May.
July 21, 2010 – Researchers from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University have devised a way to exploit the properties of extracellular DNA to create an imaging agent for injured tissue.
July 20, 2010 – By swapping out a hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.
July 20, 2010 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G. P. "Bud" Peterson recently completed his annual summer tour of the state. Peterson and first lady, Val, traveled the state from north to south during the week of July 12 -- 16 covering 1,000 miles and making approximately 25 stops.
July 18, 2010 – A new vaccine-delivery patch based on hundreds of microscopic needles that dissolve into the skin could allow persons without medical training to painlessly administer vaccines – while providing improved immunization against diseases such as influenza.
July 16, 2010 – Moore has a wealth of executive leadership experience in health care and in addressing health issues facing college students. He joins Georgia Tech from the University of Kentucky, where he was director of University Health Service.
July 16, 2010 – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced the formation of a group that will develop policies that foster entrepreneurship and identifying new ways to take great ideas from the lab to the marketplace to drive economic growth and create jobs.
July 15, 2010 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke praised Tech for its leadership in driving economic progress in his address to participants at yesterday’s innovation forum held at the Global Learning Center.
July 15, 2010 – The Southeast’s first comprehensive medical device innovation center has been awarded a total of $2.6 million to build and equip a prototyping design and development facility that will accelerate the commercialization of next-generation medical devices and technology.
July 14, 2010 – Researchers have demonstrated a relatively simple regeneration technique that could utilize waste steam to remove carbon dioxide from solid amine materials used to capture the greenhouse gas from the flue gases of coal-burning facilities.
July 14, 2010 – Georgia Tech will host United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and several other senior administration officials during a July 15 forum, sponsored by the Commerce Department, on the role of universities in innovation, economic development, job creation and the commercialization of federally funded research.
July 13, 2010 – Four Georgia Tech projects are among the 43 green technology initiatives awarded funding by the Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
July 12, 2010 – The Schools of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering (PTFE) have merged into one school in an effort to better meet research and academic changes in these areas. Effective July 1, 2010, the newly merged school will continue under the name Materials Science and Engineering.
July 12, 2010 – Ryan Maladen's paper won the top award at the 2010 Robotics Science and Systems conference last month.
July 12, 2010 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G. P. “Bud” Peterson kicked off his annual summer tour of the state today in Clayton, Georgia. Peterson and his wife, Val, are traveling the state from north to south July 12 – 16.
July 9, 2010 – The family of Trezevant Holmes recently donated the alumnus’ 1894 class ring to Georgia Tech. Holmes’ great-grandson Russell Holmes presented the ring to President G.P. “Bud” Peterson during a ceremony at the Alumni House on July 7.
July 9, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology will receive $250,000, along with funding for two fellowships and three scholarships, from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant is part of $18.2 million in funding targeted to educating the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers and to strengthen nuclear research and education capabilities at U.S. universities and colleges.
July 9, 2010 – Arthur G. Hansen, who came to Georgia Tech as dean of the College of Engineering and would later serve as president from 1969-1971, died July 5, 2010, following complications from surgery. He was 85.
July 8, 2010 – A newly released report states that Georgia’s public university system made a $12.7 billion economic impact on the state’s economy during Fiscal Year 2009, continuing its record of growing contributions to the state’s economic prosperity. The 35 institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG)— including Georgia Tech—accounted for nearly 3 percent of the state’s total jobs during that time.
July 7, 2010 – Dr. Rafael L. Bras, a distinguished professor and dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering of the University of California-Irvine, has accepted an offer from President G. P. “Bud” Peterson to serve as Georgia Tech’s next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. He will start his new position on September 1, 2010.
July 6, 2010 – What began as a situational awareness report for leadership back in 2006 has now become a source for current Georgia Tech news coverage for the entire campus community. Distributed by 8:30 a.m. each workday, the Daily News Buzz provides a snapshot of news coverage regarding the Institute as well as issues of interest including news highlights from Georgia Tech’s peer institutions.
July 2, 2010 – Four Georgia Tech graduates have joined the ranks of the 2010 American Society of Mechnical Engineers (ASME) Federal Government Fellows. The program provides a valuable public service to the nation while simultaneously gives engineers a unique opportunity to participate directly in the policy making process.
July 1, 2010 – A Georgia Tech graduate is preparing to set a world record for an effort that has proved a source of debate and frustration for many: can a vehicle powered by the wind travel downwind at a speed faster than the wind?
July 1, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Police Department and Atlanta Fire and Rescue are conducting a full-scale fire exercise at Georgia Tech’s North Avenue Apartments on Thursday, July 1. Although there are a limited number of students living in the housing complex during the summer, the exercise affords both departments the opportunity to improve incident command operations as well as to increase familiarity with the largest residence hall on the Tech campus
July 1, 2010 – 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 11 am.
June 30, 2010 – The Office of Success Programs’ Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) program was recently recognized at the International Conference on Supplemental Instruction held June 2-4 in New Orleans Louisiana. Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer, Associate Director of Tech’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning (CETL), was selected as the winner of the 2010 Outstanding SI Support by a Campus Administrator award, and Sam Coogan, a graduating senior in ECE, received the 2010 Outstanding SI student leader award.
June 29, 2010 – Georgia Tech’s 2009 public service announcement (PSA), featuring the annual homecoming tricycle race known as the Mini 500, has won a regional Emmy in the category "Best Television Commercial Produced in the Southeast."
June 29, 2010 – With summer activities in full swing, Georgia Tech’s Office of Emergency Preparedness encourages the campus community to review lightning safety guidelines.
June 29, 2010 – When the Georgia Institute of Technology became a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU) last April, the Institute also became eligible to participate in the organization’s research news initiative known as Futurity. Futurity was created to aggregate the very best research news produced by the 63 AAU member universities. Futurity.org , hosted by the University of Rochester, covers research findings on a range of topics including the environment, health, science and society
June 28, 2010 – A new study is believed to be the first to show experimentally that competition could be a factor in regulating ecological communities regardless of the intensity or frequency of disturbance.
June 28, 2010 – Professor Nolan Hertel has been selected to chair the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) Report Committee on Operational Radiation Protection Quantities for External Radiation.
June 25, 2010
June 24, 2010 – In recognition of Allen’s legacy of social courage and humanitarian concern, Georgia Tech and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts have established the Ivan Allen Jr. Initiative, which will encompass two defining elements: the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage and the Ivan Allen Jr. Institute for Advanced Studies.
June 24, 2010 – In granting him the title of Regents’ Professor, the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents have added School of Mathematics Professor Robin Thomas to its list of the state’s premier educators.
June 23, 2010 – The number of very hot days is increasing worldwide, but the rate of increase is more than double in the most sprawling metropolitan regions compared with more compact cities, according to a team of Atlanta-based scientists. This was true regardless of the urban regions’ climate zone, population size or rate of growth.
June 18, 2010 – In rapid succession, five assistant professors in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering have earned the NSF CAREER Award in the last four years.
June 18, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and the University of Limerick today announced a unique partnership to develop a joint translational research institute.
June 15, 2010 – Georgia Tech Lorraine (GTL), Tech’s first international campus, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, an event to be commemorated by a visit from Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson from June 14 through 16.
June 15, 2010 – Karsten Schwan has been named a Regents' Professor by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Source: Office of Communications
June 14, 2010 – A new study shows that humans and tiny aquatic animals known as rotifers have something important in common when it comes to sex. Both use the hormone progesterone for chemical signalling.
June 14, 2010 – For scientists attempting to understand how the building blocks of RNA originated on Earth, guanine has proven to be a particular challenge. By adding UV light to a model prebiotic reaction, researchers have discovered a way to form guanine.
June 11, 2010 – As Georgia Tech’s strategic planning process draws to a close, one of the Institute’s most distinguished entities, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), is ready to begin designing its future under the leadership of the newly appointed Director and Assistant Dean of Students, Colleen Riggle.
June 11, 2010 – Fifty-one years ago, Regents' Professor Ben Zinn was a member of the United States national team, playing an exhibition match against England at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, California. The date: May 28, 1959.
June 10, 2010 – Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors. They have devised a simple and quick one-step process for creating nanowires, tuning the electronic properties of reduced graphene oxide and thereby allowing it to switch from being an insulating material to a conducting material.
June 9, 2010 – Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Ken Stewart will join the Georgia Institute of Technology July 19 as a senior advisor for industry strategy, Governor Sonny Perdue announced earlier today. Stewart, 60, who currently serves as a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, comes to Georgia Tech after six years in state government where he also served as director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.
June 9, 2010 – USA Today has named Georgia Tech senior Will Boyd as a 2010 Academic All-Star. Recognized for his environmentally conscious leadership, Boyd is an example of the symbiotic relationship between progress and service.
June 8, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and Infosys Technologies, a global IT services and consulting company, have announced the intent to partner on potential research and educational opportunities. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Gary Schuster, Georgia Tech’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, and S. (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys Technologies, formalizing the collaboration.
June 7, 2010 – Waffle House officially opens June 9 at 9 a.m. in Technology Square.
June 7, 2010 – During the past semester, three of Georgia Tech’s students — Hunter Causey, Thomas Wall, and Alice Wang — were recognized by The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for their ability to combine engineering and a passion for teaching and learning with ambassadorship.
June 7, 2010 – Third annual auction raises funds for Alumni Association's general programming budget.
June 4, 2010 – School of Economics Professor, Christine Ries, has been tapped for a committee charged with rewriting Georgia’s tax code.
June 4, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC) has launched as an international research hub focused on designing, analyzing and improving the food chain for cold and perishable products.
June 1, 2010 – Institute staff members complete nine-month Masters Series development program.
June 1, 2010 – The Tech team not only won the Web Design Award (for best online team presence) but who also finished third in the “Closer to Altitude” competition. The GT team rocket delivered a 97 percent accuracy of the one-mile target for the competition.
June 1, 2010 – A Georgia Tech research team has developed a new technique that reliably detects and quantifies an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis and other disease processes.
May 27, 2010 – Georgia Tech's startup accelerator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), celebrated 30 years of helping launch and build technology companies with a "Startup Showcase" attended by more than 500 persons on May 24th.
May 27, 2010 – The membership of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) has elected Don P. Giddens, dean of the College of Engineering, to serve as president-elect for 2010-2011. Giddens will formally accept the position at the 2010 Annual Conference to be held in Kentucky in June. In 2011, Giddens will assume the role of president.
May 26, 2010 – Researchers at GTRI are designing, fabricating and testing planar ion traps that can be more readily combined into large, interconnected trap arrays. In the future, these arrays may be used to create a useful quantum computer.
May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010 – The Office of Student Diversity Programs — a unit of Georgia Tech Student Affairs — is modifying its web address to accommodate the newly created Office of Institute Diversity. The change comes about as part of an institutional reorganization designed to align many of Georgia Tech’s diversity initiatives under a single office.
May 24, 2010 – Motion simulator by ATDC company SimCraft used in Paramount's Iron Man 2.
May 24, 2010 – Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation offers online permit registration until June 30.
May 24, 2010 – Institute officials offer tips and advice on accounting processes for researchers.
May 20, 2010 – Georgia Tech has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for one of 42 university-led research and development projects aimed at developing the next generation of nuclear technologies.
May 20, 2010 – The slate of newly elected graduate and undergraduate student government presidents and vice presidents is set on innovating the Institute’s approach to communication and collaboration.
May 20, 2010 – The work discussed at the conference will impact issues related to biological imaging and sensing, as well as photovoltaics and lighting.
May 20, 2010 – Economics professor, Danny Boston, testifies before two U.S. House subcommittees on minorities and women in business.
May 19, 2010 – A new study reveals factors that improve the activity of synthetic fibrin “knobs”, which bind to “holes” on fibrinogen molecules to prevent blood clot formation. It also identifies a knob mimic with a 10-fold higher affinity for holes than current mimics.
May 19, 2010 – Todd Sulcheck, a Georgia Tech mechanical engineering assistant professor, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design multi-functional microparticles that can fight infectious diseases.
May 18, 2010 – The Office of Sponsored Programs presents its annual NSF CAREER Panel Discussion on Wednesday, May 26.
May 17, 2010 – Go T.E.C.H. presents the second annual Employee Health Fair in the Student Center Ballroom.
May 17, 2010 – An internal audit examination has led to the suspension of Georgia Institute of Technology employees Joy Laskar and Stephane Pinel. While reviewing cost overruns within the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), Georgia Tech’s Department of Internal Auditing found evidence of possible malfeasance including the misappropriation of Institute resources for the benefit of a company, Sayana Wireless, LLC, of which Laskar and Pinel are co-owners. Both Laskar and Pinel, along with staff members Chris Evans and Amanda Scacchitti, have been suspended without pay until the investigation is completed.
May 14, 2010 – Some of the Institute’s retiring colleagues take a moment to reminisce about their time at Tech.
May 13, 2010 – During the summer, departments interested in individualized emergency preparedness classes can schedule an instructor conduct the class in your building. It's a great way to have staff refresh their knowledge on some personal skills as well as the emergency resources available on campus.
May 12, 2010 – The Office of Information Technology is seeking campus feedback on the Zimbra email, calendar and contacts system. This survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.
May 12, 2010 – On May 11, Georgia Tech will be one of five teams that will compete to win the $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize – a national annual competition for the best clean energy business venture.
May 11, 2010 – GT Motorsports competes in the annual FSAE competition held on the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The team will compete in events through May 15.
May 11, 2010 – More than 1,000 technology leaders, university leaders, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs are expected to witness emerging technology company members and graduate members exhibit their innovative technologies and successes at this year’s Advanced Technology Development Center Startup Showcase.
May 11, 2010 – Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering has received an award through the Micromeritics Instrument Grant program. The ASAP 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System will be used to conduct ground-breaking nanomaterials research.
May 10, 2010 – Georgia Tech's Center for International Business Education and Research (GT CIBER) was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, renewing its status as one of 34 national resource centers in international business funded by the federal government.
May 10, 2010 – McDermott has served as deputy director and director of research at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
May 10, 2010 – Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.
May 10, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Police Department will participate in a special operations exercise in and around the the Ferst Center for the Arts today from noon - 3 p.m. Participants will be outfitted in response gear and simunition gunfire will be used as part of the exercise. Signs noting, "This is a Drill," will be posted around theFerst Center.
May 7, 2010
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May 7, 2010 – Researchers from Tech, Carnegie Mellon University and the California Institute of Technology are collaborating to study the effects of soot on global warming.
May 7, 2010 – Taking part in the Carbon Reduction Challenge, a class of students raced to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide emitted by Georgia Tech.
May 6, 2010 – In a competition to make health data for doctors who are on call more effective, a team of Georgia Tech College of Computing graduate students finished first, second and third at the CONNECT Code-a-Thon Challenge, held April 28-29 in Miami. Source: Office of Communications
May 5, 2010 – Of all the things that might control the onset of disease epidemics in Michigan lakes, the shape of the lakes' bottoms might seem unlikely. But that is precisely the case, and a new report explains why.
May 5, 2010 – Georgia Tech celebrates its 236th commencement with approximately 2,800 undergraduates and graduate students during ceremonies on Friday, May 7, and two ceremonies on Saturday, May 8, at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
May 5, 2010
May 5, 2010 – Tech joins satellite taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for host's No Phone Zone campaign.
May 5, 2010 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated that atomic scale moiré patterns, an interference pattern that appears when two or more grids are overlaid slightly askew, can be used to measure how sheets of graphene are stacked and reveal areas of strain.
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May 4, 2010 – Fumin Zhang, assistant electrical and computer engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah campus, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award. Presented by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the award recognizes academic scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for creative study. Zhang was one of 17 selected nationwide from 211 proposal submissions.
May 3, 2010 – Beginning Monday, May 10, the Tech Trolley, along with the Red and Blue Stinger buses, will follow a reduced transit schedule for the summer semester.
May 3, 2010 – Though Griffin passed away in 1990, his spirit still imbues many on campus with a sense of passion and pride. His contributions are honored each year at the Dean Griffin Day Luncheon by recognizing faculty that, through their actions, most resemble him.
May 3, 2010 – Sponsored by Georgia Tech’s Office of Organizational Development, Mentor Tech matches faculty and staff who volunteer to assist junior employees with a desire to learn. The program taps into the wealth of experience and talent possessed by other successful Georgia Tech employees.
May 3, 2010 – Biologists have been able to change the brain of a developing fish embryo to resemble that of another species.
April 29, 2010 – Georgia Tech program aims to facilitate cooperation with Institute researchers and those at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority institutions.
April 29, 2010 – The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires colleges and universities to report certain crime statistics as well s to make timely notifications about crimes that pose a threat to the campus community.
April 28, 2010
April 22, 2010 – Yesterday, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) learned that an update to campus machines running Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3 with McAfee Antivirus installed was causing machines to reboot and enter an unusable state.
April 21, 2010 – Representatives from each of the universities visited Atlanta recently for the annual Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference, bringing together the top student researchers from the University of Miami, Virginia Tech, Florida State University, University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, Boston College, Wake Forest, Clemson, Duke, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, and Georgia Tech.
April 21, 2010 – Georgia Tech has been invited to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), the association announced.
April 20, 2010 – Forbes Magazine has named Georgia Tech’s science and technology startup accelerator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), to its new list of the “10 technology incubators that are changing the world.”
April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010 – A video submitted by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS) has been named the winner of a National Wildlife Federation competition. The annual award program, “Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming,” honors U.S. campuses that are advancing creative solutions to address the environmental challenge.
April 19, 2010
April 19, 2010 – Physics Professor Uzi Landman and Provost Gary Schuster play host to a FIRST robotics team from a small village in Israel.
April 19, 2010
April 15, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering was ranked No. 4 nationwide for the sixth consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the best American graduate school programs.
April 14, 2010 – Georgia Tech students plan, organize and execute annual Tech Beautifcation Day.
April 14, 2010 – It's lights out for Georgia Tech as students, faculty, and staff celebrate Earth Hour on April 24 from 7 – 9 p.m.
April 14, 2010
April 13, 2010 – ZOOZ Mobile has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant of $150,000 will support the development of an innovative music intelligence engine for a new line of ZOOZ music creativity products.
April 12, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Observatory hosts the public for the final time this academic year.
April 12, 2010 – Public Policy Professor Marilyn Brown and colleagues show how aggressive energy efficiency policies could make the South a leader in smart energy use.
April 12, 2010 – Georgia Tech's free outdoor summer film series returns to Technology Square.
April 12, 2010 – Campus leadership is charged with ensuring all departments complete online ethics training modules prior to semester's end.
April 12, 2010 – Student creates system that makes keeping up with Congress as easy as clicking a mouse. Source: Office of Communications
April 12, 2010 – Creating networking tools that anyone can use to monitor Internet speed. Source: Office of Communications
April 12, 2010 – A new study on how people in India use mobile computing devices suggests that users can devise new and innovative uses for them, if they have sufficient motivation. Researchers found that users often construct elaborate systems to get around technology barriers. Source: Office of Communications
April 9, 2010 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 38 Georgia Tech students with Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF), more than any other college or university in the state. The fellowships, valued at more than $100,000 each, include $30,000 per year for three years for graduate study and $10,500 annually for three years for tuition.
April 9, 2010 – Following a national search, Georgia Tech Provost Gary B. Schuster has announced that Dr. Zvi Galil will become the next dean of the College of Computing effective July 1, 2010.
April 8, 2010 – Ravi Bellamkonda, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of six researchers selected by the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) as recipients of the 2010 Cancer Research Awards.
April 7, 2010
April 6, 2010 – The American Society of Civil Engineers have elected School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Professor Bruce R. Ellingwood a Distinguished Member.
April 6, 2010 – Students, faculty and staff can register online for 2010-2011 parking permits.
April 6, 2010 – Andrea Barrett, a biomedical engineering student from the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been awarded a Hertz Fellowship. She is one of four women and 11 men selected from an elite pool of nearly 600 applicants and is the only student from the Southeastern United States to receive the fellowship this year.
April 6, 2010 – Georgia Tech alumnus and former President G. Wayne Clough returned to the campus as part of the groundbreaking for the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.
April 2, 2010 – The formal groundbreaking for the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons will be held Monday, April 5 at 2 p.m.
April 1, 2010 – Georgia Tech Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Ray Vito has announced the appointment of Debbie Gulick as interim executive director of the Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice (DoPP), replacing Thomas M. Akins, who retired from Georgia Tech after 34 years of service.
April 1, 2010 – On March 24, Danny Breznitz, associate professor at Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, testified before the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation at a hearing on the federal government's role in supporting innovation.
April 1, 2010 – According to the Georgia Division of Public Health, there has been a recent increase in the number of persons in the state being hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 influenza. Stamps Health Services reminds everyone that the single best way to protect against the H1N1 virus is to be vaccinated.
March 31, 2010 – For the first time, Georgia Tech’s award-winning Earth Day celebration will feature an element of the artificial. A garden of tree-like sculptures crafted from recycled materials will serve as a backdrop for the annual green-themed festivities, inspiring passers-by to practice sustainable behaviors.
March 31, 2010 – T cell receptors are among the most important molecules in the immune system because of their role in recognizing the antigens that signal such threats as viruses. A paper published March 31 in the journal Nature questions much of what had been believed about the kinetics of T cell receptors.
March 30, 2010 – Donna Ennis, project director of the Georgia Minority Business Enterprise Center (GMBEC), has been named one of Atlanta's Top 100 Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League.
March 30, 2010 – On March 23-24, Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson was in Washington, DC, where he met with Members of Congress, leaders at federal agencies, and participated in the Board of Directors meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
March 29, 2010 – The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents has announced an upcoming Dependent Eligibility Audit for all faculty and staff who cover dependents on a Georgia Tech health plan.
March 29, 2010 – By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of mechanical energy.
March 26, 2010 – Inaugural Diversity Roundtable to focus on staff mentoring
March 26, 2010 – Few people recognize that the pursuit of an open job can be framed as a "move" in a multifaceted game called a career, according to a new book by Georgia Tech College of Management Professor Nathan Bennett and leadership consultant Stephen A. Miles.
March 26, 2010 – When former competitive gymnast Shannon Harlow would work out, she didn't like everything she saw in the mirrors at the gym. Specifically, the way that sports bras flattened her chest and showed unsightly seams.
March 26, 2010 – Liaquat Ahamed, author of the best-selling book Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, will discuss parallels between the Great Depression and the current economic crisis on Wednesday April 7 in the second annual Thomas R. Williams Distinguished Lecture.
March 25, 2010 – Tri-Cities High School, a magnet school for visual and performing arts, may seem like an unlikely location to establish a junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), but chemistry teacher and graduation coach Margaret Tarver hasn’t allowed such minor details to stand in her way.
March 24, 2010 – The 2009-2010 performance review period for Georgia Tech employees concludes March 31.
March 24, 2010 – Many egg donation agencies and private couples routinely exceed compensation recommendation limits for potential donors, a new study finds.
March 24, 2010 – The College of Computing students and faculty behind LifeNet, an ad hoc network intended for disaster-relief situations, have received a NCIIA Sustainable Vision Grant to develop the technology. Source: Office of Communications
March 22, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology teamed up with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to present the live debut of InVenture Prize competition. Over $30,000 in prize money was awarded to the winners.
March 22, 2010 – Closed for spring break, Junior's Grill will reopen on Thursday.
March 22, 2010 – Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts celebrates Founder's Day, grants awards to students, faculty and alumni.
March 22, 2010 – <p><p>&lt;p&gt;The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are co-organizing the NSF Minority Faculty Development Workshop March 21-24.&lt;/p&gt;</p></p>
March 19, 2010 – GTRI Machine Shop moving out of historic location to Marietta Street
March 19, 2010 – President G. P. "Bud" Peterson has selected Stephen E. Cross as Georgia Tech's executive vice president for research (EVPR), providing leadership, strategic focus, and support for the Institute's multifaceted research and economic development enterprise.
March 18, 2010 – Interested Georgia Tech students are invited to construct a garden of tree-like sculptures out of disposed, recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, wooden palettes, aluminum cans, rubber tires, paper, cardboard, and electronics.
March 18, 2010 – In the midst of unprecedented momentum among the international strategic communities for nuclear weapons disarmament, Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum will present on March 29 “The Path Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: The Euro-Atlantic Challenge.”
March 18, 2010 – Strengthening Apparel, Novel Drum selected as winning inventions in Georgia Tech InVenture Prize.
March 17, 2010 – One Red, one Blue Stinger will run; Stingerette will be available from 6 PM to 7 AM
March 17, 2010 – The Office of Success Programs is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to teach sections of GT 1000 Freshman Seminar in Fall 2010.
March 16, 2010 – LRMC (Logistic Regression Markov Chain), the computer ranking system designed by three professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has forecast this year’s NCAA Final Four match-ups will be Kansas vs. Syracuse and Duke vs. West Virginia.
March 15, 2010
March 15, 2010 – A new study suggests a gene called HuR plays a critical role in inducing and mediating inflammatory responses in cells experiencing stresses. The finding may lead to new treatments for inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis.
March 15, 2010 – All Georgia Tech students are invited to sit for free yearbook portraits this week (March 15 - 19, 9 - 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 9 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in the Kaiser Room on the 5th floor of the library). Students that are graduating in the of Spring 2010 or Summer 2010 should make an appointment online at ouryear.com (code: 87169) and wear business formal clothing. Appointments are not required for all other students. Business casual preferred for all other students.
March 15, 2010 – A new high-performance anode structure based on silicon-carbon nanocomposite materials could significantly improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in a wide range of applications from hybrid vehicles to portable electronics.
March 12, 2010
March 12, 2010 – - Parag Chordia will be showing off LaDiDa, a reverse karaoke iPhone application at South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW). You sing or rap into the phone, and LaDiDa will analyze your voice and compose music to match. LaDiDa was developed at Georgia Tech’s Music Intelligence Lab, which is part of the Center for Music Technology.
March 12, 2010 – Desegregation in Chattanooga, the World Food Programme, and the relationship between hand gestures and traffic patterns are just a few of the more than 120 different research projects that Georgia Tech students will present at the Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium on March 16 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
March 11, 2010 – Georgia Tech students are raising funds to aid the victims of Chile’s recent earthquake by selling vouchers for bowls of chili. Vouchers are available on Skiles Walkway March 16 – 19 from 11 – 1 p.m. (and from 3 - 8 p.m. on March 18 in the Student Center). Each voucher is $3. Students can redeem the vouchers from 11 - 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Student Center Food Court. Profits will support Cruz Rojo Chilena (Red Cross Chile).
March 10, 2010 – Former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin will deliver a keynote address for “IMAGINING—A BETTER FUTURE,” a two-day event hosted by the Georgia Tech College of Architecture featuring widely acclaimed architects including Thom Mayne, Liz Diller, and Georgia Tech alumnus Mack Scogin, to name a few.
March 10, 2010 – Georgia Tech to emphasize goal-setting in employee performance evaulations.
March 9, 2010 – The Georgia Institute of Technology today receives a prestigious $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge Grant. The grant, provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund, will be used to establish an innovative bike share program with bikes from Emory University’s successful bike share program.
March 9, 2010 – Finalists in the Ideas 2 SERVE competition will present their ideas March 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Management.
March 8, 2010 – One of the biggest questions facing scientists today is how life began. Scientists at Georgia Tech have discovered that small molecules could have acted as “molecular midwives” in helping the building blocks of life’s genetic material form long chains and may have assisted in selecting the base pairs of the DNA double helix.
March 8, 2010 – The Georgia Tech College of Computing has formed the School of Computational Science & Engineering in partnership with the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences. The new school joins the School of Computer Science and the School of Interactive Computing as operating units resulting from College of Computing efforts to define and delineate the field of computing into focused bodies of study.
March 5, 2010 – Georgia Tech College of Management is ranked one of the nation’s Top 50 undergraduate programs in business, according to the latest rankings of Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
March 5, 2010 – Graduate and undergraduate students that wish to apply for Goldwater, Udall, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Fulbright, Mitchell, Churchill, or National Science Foundation scholarships should contact an advisor in the office of Fellowship Communication this spring.
March 3, 2010 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded $2.4 million to the Georgia Institute of Technology to develop a new type of radar system that will be used to study the Earth's ice and snow formations from the air.
March 3, 2010 – The Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics is prepping for its second international conference in as many years.
March 3, 2010 – Bring your gently used clothing and office supplies for some Earth Day shopping.
March 3, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Police Department monitored road conditions overnight. This morning they report that the campus is clear.
March 2, 2010 – Georgia Tech Police Department Captain Regina Rogers took the Polar Plunge, raising money for Georgia Special Olympics.
March 2, 2010 – 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 the White House, in partnership with DOT and HUD, Clean Energy Forum on March 3, 2010.
March 2, 2010 – A study published in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat discarded by chemical plants, automobiles and solar cell farms.
March 1, 2010 – Georgia Tech has announced the formation of the GT Institute for Data and High Performance Computing (IDH) in recognition of the need to advance and coordinate institute research and education activities in this area. High performance computing (HPC) continues to grow as a strategically important area for Georgia Tech, both in its application to key areas of science and engineering as well as in the advancement of the technology itself.
February 26, 2010 – Georgia Tech is continuing to work with the Board of Regents in regards to budget considerations.
February 25, 2010 – Interested students should submit their cover designs for the 2010 - 2011 GT 1000 textbook by March 15 to the Office of Success Programs. The winning design will appear on the cover of the textbook, a publication distributed to more than 1,000 students (on average). The winning designer will also receive an iPod touch furnished by the book's publisher, Cengage Learning.
February 25, 2010 – The Division of Professional Practice (DoPP) offers weekly internship orientations every Thursday from 11 - noon in the Bill Moore Student Success Center.
February 25, 2010 – Georgia Tech Printing and Copying Services (PCS) has announced that they are increasing the percentage of recyclable material in its paper and envelopes without sacrificing either quality or appearance.
February 25, 2010 – A multi-disciplinary team of US earthquake researchers and practitioners, organized by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), is traveling to Haiti to document scientific, engineering and societal effects resulting from the devastating January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The research team is under the leadership of Reginald DesRoches, Professor and Associate Chair of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, a native of Haiti and a current EERI Board member.
February 25, 2010 – Using large-scale supercomputer calculations, researchers have analyzed how the placement of metallic contacts on graphene changes the electron transport properties of the material as a factor of junction length, width and orientation.
February 24, 2010 – Monday marked the start of the third annual Georgia Tech Campaign For EveryBody week. Empowering students, faculty, and staff to gain a peaceful acceptance of and respect for their bodies, the week provides a variety of opportunities to increase body image awareness.
February 24, 2010 – This Friday and Saturday, musician inventors from around the world will convene at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology for what Wired.com likens to a low-stakes X-Prize for music.
February 24, 2010 – Georgia Tech Professor Reginald DesRoches will present his first-hand account of the damage that resulted from January's earthquake in Haiti along with recommendations on rebuilding to members of Congress along with the World Bank on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
February 23, 2010 – A class of molecules whose size, structure and chemical composition have been optimized for photonic use could provide the demanding combination of properties needed to serve as the foundation for low-power, high-speed all-optical signal processing.
February 22, 2010 – Georgia Tech Lorraine celebrates 20 years as a Georgia Tech campus in France
February 22, 2010 – Eight finalists have been named to compete for the InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech. Students will present their inventions during a live Georgia Public Broadcasting show hosted by Miles O’Brien and Bahereh Azizi and televised from Georgia Tech’s Robert Ferst Center for the Arts on March 17 at 7 p.m.
February 22, 2010
February 22, 2010 – Honors Program's examination of Thoreau leads to new discovery about the author.
February 18, 2010 – Office of Federal Relations a resource for lobbying regulations
February 18, 2010 – Goodman testifies before the House of Representatives.
February 18, 2010 – Following a national search, Georgia Tech Provost Gary B. Schuster has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster, a professor of English with interests related to rhetorical studies, women’s studies and literacy, will be the College’s next dean. In addition to holding the dean’s chair, Royster will be a professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. She is expected to start by the fall semester.
February 18, 2010 – T-shirt designs, environmental impact nominations due by March 12.
February 17, 2010 – Most people know the rules of healthy eating, but most of us might eat a little healthier if we were reminded. Now a researcher at Georgia Tech is testing using a mobile phone to help community members steer themselves away from that chocolate cake and toward the fruits and veggies.
February 16, 2010 – With ten proposed ThinkBig communities for the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters, Georgia Tech’s students can sign up for a dorm room as well as try a new approach to living on campus.
February 16, 2010 – Library and Information Center seeks input on service quality via LibQUAL+ survey.
February 15, 2010 – Computational modeling tools developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology could accelerate development of a new type of membrane technology that will boost the efficiency of energy-related gas separations.
February 15, 2010 – Researchers at Georgia Tech are using hydrogels - less than 100 nanometers in size - to sneak a particular type of small interfering RNA into cancer cells. Once in the cell the siRNA turns on the programmed cell death the body uses to kill mutated cells and help traditional chemotherapy do its job.
February 15, 2010 – Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that by directing gold nanoparticles into the nuclei of cancer cells, they can not only prevent them from multiplying, but can kill them where they lurk.
February 15, 2010 – Tech alumnus and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition Bill Todd receives the 2010 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.
February 11, 2010 – A simple one-step process that produces both n-type and p-type doping of large-area graphene surfaces could facilitate use of the promising material for future electronic devices.
February 11, 2010 – Many Georgia Tech PhD students have found that the TI:GER® (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) Program helped broaden their career horizons by developing a deeper understanding of what it takes to commercialize research and technology. The TI:GER program, which brings together PhD, MBA, and law students in the classroom and research lab to advance early-stage research into real business opportunities, will hold an Information Session for PhD students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 in Room 312 of the College of Management (pizza lunch included).
February 10, 2010 – Following 14 years of service to higher education in Georgia, the University System Board of Regents has voted unanimously to name Dr. Wayne Clough as President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
February 10, 2010 – A Georgia Tech startup company being formed to commercialize a new device that could help prevent pressure ulcers in hospital and nursing home patients has won the first Georgia Tech Edison Prize. The $15,000 prize will help launch the new company, to be known as Multispectral Imagers.
February 9, 2010 – As part of the leadership restructuring announced last November, President Bud Peterson has confirmed the formation of a search committee to identify who will direct Georgia Tech's diversity initiatives.
February 9, 2010 – Campus Safety Day seeks to raise campus awareness concerning personal safety and protection.
February 8, 2010 – Students planning to graduate in the spring can take care of the typical graduation “to dos” at the spring commencement fair. They can also enjoy newer graduation traditions - free snacks, raffle prizes, a picture with Buzz, and filming a commencement clip. On February 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, a cornucopia of commencement-related services will be at the ready to guide students throughout the graduation process.
February 8, 2010 – Because parking and congestion has been such a big issue, Home Park representatives intend to ask the city's new parking enforcement office to include the neighborhood on its regular runs, resulting in tickets for those parked illegally.
February 8, 2010 – Following last month's call for nominations, the Provost Advisory Search Committee is actively reviewing each candidate's information in advance of the suggested application date of March 15. The committee, chaired by Steve Salbu, Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. Chair in the College of Management, plans to invite selected finalists to campus later this spring.
February 5, 2010 – Environmental psychologist and Professor of Architecture Craig Zimring and two Georgia Tech alumni--Debajyoti Pati (PhD Arch 2005) and Anjali Joseph (PhD 2006)--were included in Healthcare Design Magazine’s list of the 25 most influential people in healthcare design.
February 5, 2010
February 5, 2010 – Beginning February 8, Students, Faculty, and Staff may "pick Peterson" as "Georgia's Favorite Reader."
February 5, 2010 – EVPR search committee names three finalists after conducting an internal search.
February 5, 2010 – An update on the incident that occurred on February 4
February 4, 2010 – Georgia Tech Facilities holds townhall-style meeting to update the campus community on Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons construction.
February 4, 2010 – The Office of Sponsored Programs offers its annual three-day crash course for its Research Administration certificate
February 3, 2010 – Next week, more than 300 graduate students will present groundbreaking research at Georgia Tech’s inaugural Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) on February 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Entrants from each of the six colleges will address a diverse range of topics, from infant feeding to the use of gold nanoparticles in cancer treatments. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.
February 3, 2010 – Researchers have designed arthritis simulation gloves that reproduce the reduction in functional capacity experienced by those with arthritis. The gloves help consumer product designers realize how arthritis affects one’s ability to open and use products.
February 3, 2010 – Georgia Tech will conduct the semester test of its various emergency notification systems.
February 1, 2010 – Georgia Institute of Technology’s Distance Learning and Professional Education has redesigned its professional education Web site, www.pe.gatech.edu, making it easier for visitors to search for and find information on job-focused short courses, certificate programs and customized training taught by Georgia Tech faculty and industry experts. A significant feature of the redesigned site includes robust search capabilities allowing courses to be located by title, keywords, subject, instructor, location, date and format (onsite or online).
February 1, 2010 – The Telecommunications group within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is launching a new visual voicemail service that will allow Georgia Tech faculty and staff to receive e-mail copies of any telephone messages, as well as the ability to listen to and manage their voicemail messages on the Web.
February 1, 2010 – Scientists at Georgia Tech and the Ovarian Cancer Institute have further developed a potential new treatment against cancer that uses magnetic nanoparticles to attach to cancer cells, removing them from the body. The treatment, tested in mice in 2008, has now been tested using samples from human cancer patients.
January 29, 2010 – Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness gets ready for severe weather
January 29, 2010 – As part of the University System of Georgia’s Customer Focus program, randomly selected members of the Georgia Tech community are being asked to complete a survey to assess each university’s workplace quality and employee satisfaction.
January 28, 2010
January 28, 2010 – Todd C. McDevitt, PhD, has been awarded the 2010 Young Investigator Award from the Society of Biomaterials (SFB). The Young Investigator Award recognizes an individual each year who has demonstrated outstanding achievements and leadership in the field of biomaterials research. McDevitt will receive the award at the 2010 Annual Meeting to be held in Seattle, WA, next April where he will also be provided the opportunity to address the whole society.
January 27, 2010 – Volunteers are needed to assist with the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference on February 8. Individuals or departments interested in volunteering should contact Linda Harley at email@example.com.
January 27, 2010 – State Business Transaction Disclosure Reports for 2009 are due March 15
January 26, 2010 – The Institute of International Education (IIE) is recognizing Georgia Tech with a 2010 Andrew Heiskell Award for “Internationalizing the Campus.”
January 26, 2010
January 26, 2010 – A study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides new information about the rates at which three of the most powerful greenhouse gases are destroyed by a chemical reaction that takes place in the upper atmosphere.
January 25, 2010 – Guest speaker and Woodruff Arts Center CEO Joseph Bankoff takes a look at the Georgia Tech of the future.
January 25, 2010 – A PhD student from the Georgia Institute of Technology is part of a team that has been selected to compete in the 2010 U.S. finals for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. Shayok Mukhopadhyay, an electrical engineering student at Georgia Tech Savannah, and fellow members of team Coders Inc. will take part in the finals in Washington D.C., April 23 - 26. The team is one of five software design teams selected from a large pool of contestants last fall.
January 22, 2010 – On Wednesday, January 27, the Congressional Oversight Panel will hold a field hearing in Atlanta on the state of commercial real estate lending, the potential effect of commercial real estate problems on the banking system, and the role and impact of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in addressing that effect.
January 21, 2010 – Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) at Georgia Tech has received $40 million in EDA software, support and training from California-based Agilent Technologies Inc. The gift was an unprecedented in-kind gift for the facility and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
January 21, 2010 – When news of the devastation caused by the recent Earthquake in Haiti reached Georgia Tech's students, they immediately sprang into action, organizing various resources to assist in relief efforts.
January 21, 2010 – General Petraeus addresses a full house in the Ferst Center
January 19, 2010 – The renovation of the Old Civil Engineering Building has become the first renovation/historic preservation project to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech, and the University System of Georgia.
January 15, 2010 – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Dr. William J. Long of the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the finalists for the position of Dean for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
January 15, 2010 – A new Georgia Tech laboratory building designed to research energy efficiency will itself become a study in sustainability.
January 15, 2010 – Administration and Finance Announces Realignment
January 14, 2010 – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster of The Ohio State University is one of the finalists for the position of Dean for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
January 13, 2010 – Beginning this week, Georgia Tech students may elect to have a copy of USA Today delivered to their inbox. Already available in the traditional paper format at various locations across campus, the online format will give students greater flexibility in how they receive their news. There is no cost for the new service. Students that wish to receive the e-Edition should visit http://studentaffairs.gatech.edu/php/usatoday.php to enroll.
January 13, 2010 – Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates named Georgia Tech Vice President Stephen Cross one of 39 new appointees to the Defense Science Board.
January 13, 2010 – Two Georgia Tech faculty members have been honored with the Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
January 12, 2010 – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Dr. Beverly Davenport Sypher of Purdue University is one of the finalists for the position of Dean for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Other finalists will be announced separately
January 12, 2010 – The Ferst Center for the Arts will hold its annual One Day Sale for Georgia Tech staff and faculty on Wednesday, January 20 at the Box Office in the Student Center. Starting at 9 a.m. staff and faculty will be able to purchase tickets to most of the remaining performances in the Ferst Center’s season at half off the regular price.
January 11, 2010 – A new study published this week shows that delivering stem cells on a polymer scaffold to treat large areas of missing bone leads to improved bone formation and better mechanical properties compared to treatment with scaffold alone.
January 11, 2010 – Environmental awareness has recently taken off among mainstream Americans, but for Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering (COE), the concept of going green has been a critical research effort for the past several years. As part of the college’s strategic research goals, COE has been focusing on building research talent in the areas of sustainable energy within the schools of the college with a focus toward interdisciplinary efforts.
January 6, 2010 – In the case of inclement winter weather, Georgia Tech has established several procedures and resources to notify the campus community.
January 6, 2010 – President Barack Obama has appointed Howard Schmidt, adjunct faculty member in the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) in the College of Computing, as the new White House cybersecurity coordinator.
January 6, 2010 – Georgia Tech's Faculty Honors Committee seeks nominations for the annual Faculty Honors Awards. The deadline for nominations is January 29.
January 4, 2010 – For spring semester, the Green Stinger Route has implemented some changes.
January 4, 2010 – The Georgia Tech Faculty Women's Club offers scholarships to Tech undergraduates with a parent or guardian who works at the Institute.