December 21, 2012 – The Institute is officially closed from Dec. 24-28 and Jan. 1, 2013, reopening Jan. 2.
December 20, 2012 – 2012 has been a year of milestones and accomplishments for Georgia Tech. Enjoy taking a look back at some of the highlights.
December 20, 2012 – A new study co-authored by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that clay minerals, rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time, cover a larger portion of Mars than previously thought.
December 17, 2012 – Students will have a chance to exercise their interviewing skills without an actual job opportunity at risk.
December 14, 2012 – A Message from President Peterson: On behalf of the Georgia Tech community, we want to express our deepest sympathies to the people of Connecticut.
December 14, 2012 – University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry “Hank” Huckaby will address Georgia Tech’s 244th undergraduate commencement ceremony, while the president of the National Academy of Sciences, Ralph Cicerone, will address the master’s and Ph.D. ceremony.
December 14, 2012 – A power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy – which can then be stored and converted to electrical energy – has been selected as one of 2012’s top breakthroughs in the physical sciences by Physics World magazine.
December 13, 2012 – Early action applicants will be notified of their admission status at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.
December 13, 2012 – The winners of Fall’s Capstone Design Expo have been announced, with all projects demonstrating innovation and ingenuity.
December 13, 2012 – Entertainment ideas for spending the holidays in town and reminders of changes in on-campus activity.
December 12, 2012 – A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
December 12, 2012 – A new study highlights the role of “helpful” colleagues – those who, for instance, provide feedback on the papers of other scientists and are willing to serve as a sounding board for new ideas.
December 11, 2012 – Georgia Tech Professional Education was given the Gold Award for its print ad campaign during the marketing awards at the 21st Annual University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Marketing Seminar on Nov. 8, 2012, which was held in in New Orleans. UPCEA recognizes excellence in marketing and promotional practices in the field of professional, continuing, and online education in 27 categories and eight divisions.
December 11, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspect involved in last week’s Love Building robbery and released photos to help identify suspects connected with the armed robbery that occurred near Harrison Residence Hall.
December 10, 2012 – Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices. Ayanna Howard, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Hae Won Park have created Access4Kids, a wireless input device that uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine-motor gestures to control a tablet.
December 10, 2012 – Researchers are creating graphene p-n junctions by transferring films of the electronic material to substrates that have been patterned by compounds that are either strong electron donors or electron acceptors.
December 10, 2012 – The job market for graduating students has improved the past two years, with signs it will improve in 2013 as well.
December 6, 2012 – Dr. Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs, is one of nine senior academic officials named to the company’s first advisory board. Each member represents a university partnered with Coursera to offer free massive open online courses (MOOCs).
December 6, 2012 – Amid the stress of Dead Week, one student is bringing cheer to campus with Georgia Tech Compliments.
December 5, 2012 – ATLANTA – Dec. 5, 2012 – How unsafe are mobile browsers? Unsafe enough that even cyber-security experts are unable to detect when their smartphone browsers have landed on potentially dangerous websites, according to a recent Georgia Tech study. Source: Office of Communications
December 4, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s role in helping to strengthen the economic base of rural Georgia and in creating new companies and industries in the state was highlighted at the University System of Georgia’s inaugural forum on economic development, held December 3, 2012 in Atlanta.
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December 4, 2012 – Therapy dogs are visiting students at the Library this week.
December 3, 2012 – Georgia Tech's Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program has been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as a cutting-edge way to add real-world experience into engineering training.
December 3, 2012 – Using deceptive behavioral patterns of squirrels and birds, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed robots that are able to deceive each other. The research is funded by the Office of Naval Research and is led by Professor Ronald Arkin, who suggests the applications could be implemented by the military in the future. The research is highlighted in the November/December 2012 edition of IEEE Intelligent Systems.
December 2, 2012 – Seven Georgia Tech faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.
November 30, 2012 – If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.
November 30, 2012 – SGA convenes staff and students to walk campus and identify areas for safety improvement.
November 28, 2012 – Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have been awarded three grants totaling more than $9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop energy technology solutions.
November 28, 2012 – A new online tool takes the guesswork out of developing individualized catch-up immunization schedules by allowing parents and health care providers to easily create a schedule that ensures missed vaccines and future vaccines are administered according to approved guidelines.
November 28, 2012 – Prestigious fellowship will fund Jacob Tzegaegbe's doctoral studies of civil engineering at University College of London.
November 27, 2012 – Measles vaccine given with painless and easy-to-administer microneedle patches can immunize against measles at least as well as vaccine given with conventional hypodermic needles, according to research done by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
November 26, 2012 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how complex microbial systems use their genetic diversity to respond to human-induced change. The work is important because these microbial communities play critical roles in the environment, breaking down pollutants, recycling nutrients – and serving as major sources of nitrogen and carbon.
November 26, 2012 – Fellowship and awards earned by Tech students during the past few months.
November 21, 2012 – Researchers from Georgia Tech are partnering with GE and Ford Motor Co. to study ways to add greater efficiencies to electric driving and charging performance.
November 21, 2012 – As the holiday season begins, so does holiday eating. Here are tips for eating healthy, based on studies by Associate Professor Koert van Ittersum.
November 21, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has hired CarrSports Consulting, LLC to assist in the Institute’s search for a new athletic director.
November 20, 2012 – To support a new industry-friendly research strategy, the Georgia Institute of Technology announces the launch of an interdisciplinary research institute to promote a technologically advanced and globally competitive manufacturing base in the United States.
November 20, 2012 – One area of growth that has outpaced enrollment is the number of students registered with the Office of Disability Services.
November 19, 2012 – Joy Buolamwini, a 2012 computer science alumnua, will study Global Governance and Diplomacy and African Studies at the University of Oxford as a 2013 Rhodes Scholar.
November 19, 2012 – The research team will use the comprehensive research approach of systems biology to study and catalog in molecular detail how malaria parasites interact with their human and animal hosts.
November 19, 2012 – New research from Georgia Aquarium and Georgia Institute of Technology provides evidence that a suite of techniques called “metabolomics” can be used to determine the health status of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), the world’s largest fish species. The study, led by Dr. Alistair Dove, director of Research & Conservation at Georgia Aquarium and an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, found that the major difference between healthy and unhealthy sharks was the concentration of homarine in their in serum—indicating that homarine is a useful biomarker of health status for the species.
November 19, 2012 – Georgia Tech students who are the first in their family to attend college will have the opportunity to gain global perspectives and experience abroad through a new grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.
November 18, 2012 – By fabricating graphene structures atop nanometer-scale “steps” etched into silicon carbide, researchers have for the first time created a substantial electronic bandgap in the material suitable for room-temperature electronics. Use of nanoscale topography to control the properties of graphene could facilitate fabrication of transistors and other devices, potentially opening the door for developing all-carbon integrated circuits.
November 17, 2012 – Georgia Tech alumna Joy Buolamwini has been named a Rhodes scholar. She will attend the University of Oxford, where she plans to pursue degrees in African studies and global governance and diplomacy.
November 16, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs has informed the Beta Iota chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity that they would be placed on interim suspension, effective immediately, pending the completion of an investigation into alleged violations of the Institute’s student code of conduct.
November 15, 2012 – When Georgia Tech released its 25-year strategic plan in 2010, the emphasis on growing Tech’s international presence and reputation was clear. In support of those aspirations, leadership within Office of the Provost has released its Global Positioning Strategy, a roadmap for how the Institute intends to pursue future international opportunities.
November 15, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a multi-university team for the new Center of Excellence for General Aviation.
November 15, 2012 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Operation BRAVO Foundation, are developing ways to provide a more accessible voting system for service members to use within treatment facilities.
November 15, 2012 – The partnership with King Fahd University will form the Center for Energy and Geo Processing.
November 13, 2012 – Coursera and the American Council on Education (ACE) have announced that they will work together to determine whether a select number of massive open online courses (MOOCs) will be accredited.
November 13, 2012 – With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology will develop three massive open online courses (MOOCs) targeted at those who have yet to pursue or complete a college degree.
November 12, 2012 – Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Project Management: Managing Risk and Procurements (COMP 6310) course at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus Dec.11-13, 2012. The course will allow students to see the importance of effective risk management. Course content is applicable in a number of industries and also prepares participants for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.
November 12, 2012 – Students Organizing for Sustainability maintains a garden that is open to involvement from students, faculty and staff.
November 8, 2012 – Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened – they call for help. A study reported this week in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish “bodyguards” that quickly respond to trim back the noxious alga.
November 8, 2012 – The Innovation and Leadership in Engineering Technologies and Therapies for diabetes postdoctoral training grant is a cross-disciplinary training program in cell- and tissue-based therapies and novel insulin delivery technologies.
November 6, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology posted the second best year-to-year philanthropy results in the Institute’s history for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.
November 6, 2012 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson has named a seven-member search committee that will recommend candidates to fill the vacant position of athletic director.
November 6, 2012 – Week will highlight international education and exchange from both inbound and outbound perspectives.
November 5, 2012 – A combustion lab was dedicated on Nov. 2 to Ben Zinn, an aerospace engineering professor who helped transform the Georgia Institute of Technology.
November 1, 2012 – All college offer courses that are open to the entire campus and help round out a Tech education for any major.
November 1, 2012 – Researchers are developing a technique for predicting from a simple blood sample the amount of cathepsins—protein-degrading enzymes known to accelerate certain diseases—a specific person would produce. This patient-specific information may be helpful in developing personalized approaches to treat these tissue-destructive diseases.
November 1, 2012 – When it comes to shoring up the nation’s economy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding and Rutherford B. Hayes top the list, while Chester Arthur, Herbert Hoover and Martin Van Buren rank at the bottom, according to a new study by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The first-of-its-kind study analyzed up to 220 years of data to estimate an economic “grade point average” for presidents who served from 1789 until 2009.
November 1, 2012 – Gates will talk with students via video from Seattle and hold a live question-and-answer session.
October 31, 2012 – This year, Tech celebrates the 60th anniversary of a co-ed campus and its role as the number one producer of women engineers in the country.
October 30, 2012 – Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without the high interface resistance produced by traditional fabrication techniques.
October 29, 2012 – Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson confirmed today that the director of athletics, Dan Radakovich, has resigned to accept a position at Clemson University.
October 28, 2012 – Primates’ brains see the world through triangular grids, according to a new study published online October 28 in the journal Nature.
October 26, 2012 – A new study shows that jumping can be much more complicated than it might seem. In research that could extend the range of future rescue and exploration robots, scientists have found that hopping robots could dramatically reduce their power demands by adopting a unique two-part “stutter jump.”
October 26, 2012 – GT Journey will develop a platform for creating and sharing apps, augmented reality experiences and other technological solutions.
October 25, 2012 – Robots have the potential to help older adults with daily activities that can become more challenging with age. But are people willing to use and accept the new technology? A study by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates the answer is yes, unless the tasks involve personal care or social activities.
October 25, 2012 – GTPD made arrests in cases in a July robbery in North Avenue Apartments and in incidents at the Campus Recreation Center.
October 24, 2012 – Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies were well represented at the 2012 Venture Atlanta Conference held October 17-18, 2012, in Atlanta. Sixteen of the 40 presenting companies have been helped by ATDC, a startup accelerator that is part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Enterprise Innovation Institute.
October 22, 2012 – Nearly 4,000 biomedical engineers from around the world will gather in Atlanta Oct. 24-27 for the annual conference, hosted by the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
October 22, 2012 – Bike-related activities will take place throughout the week for both cyclists and non-cyclists on campus.
October 22, 2012 – Program provides funding for students to get certified with a two-year commitment to teach in underserved Georgia counties.
October 18, 2012 – If you are interested in joining the Earth Day Planning Committee, please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 23 (11 a.m. to noon) in the Crescent Room at the Student Center Commons.
October 17, 2012 – Events begin this week and culminate with football vs. BYU on Saturday, Oct. 27.
October 16, 2012 – The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presented its annual University Rising Star Award to Tech for its commitment to providing successful outreach and support programs.
October 16, 2012 – The 2012 Georgia Manufacturing Survey provides some welcome good news for Georgia companies. For the first time since researchers began tracking the statistic, more Georgia manufacturers have been benefitting from in-sourcing – production work coming to them from outside the state – than have been losing work to other states and countries.
October 16, 2012 – Why Gen Weekly makes it easy for students to learn about politics, and student organizations host events to get their classmates ready to vote on Nov. 6.
October 15, 2012 – This fall, members of the Tech community will have an opportunity to learn more about French culture — without having to spring for a trip across the Atlantic.
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October 12, 2012 – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined President G.P. “Bud” Peterson in announcing several citywide cycling initiatives, including Cycle Atlanta, a smartphone app that tracks routes and is designed to help the city with future cycling decisions.
October 11, 2012 – Understanding the phenomenon of blackbody radiation – electromagnetic emissions that play a role in a broad range of physical systems – is an important part of physics instruction at both the high school and college levels. Thanks to researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), explaining this to students just became a little easier.
October 11, 2012 – Georgia Tech Professional Education will conduct a Lean and Safe: Safety-Integrated Process Improvement course (MFG 2003) Nov. 6-8, 2012 at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. Participants will learn about the importance of developing an integrated approach for production processes and safety outcomes. When utilized together, companies can see increased benefits in productivity and costs.
October 11, 2012 – Those staying in town for fall break have many options of things to do around Atlanta.
October 9, 2012 – An interdisciplinary team from the Georgia Tech, MIT and the Allen Institute for Brain Science was awarded a $4.3 million National Institutes of Health grant.
October 9, 2012 – A Georgia Tech research team has received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to work on a project that intends to teach robots how to use objects in their environment to accomplish high-level tasks.
October 9, 2012 – Two fifth-year students devote their last semesters at Tech to the presidential election.
October 8, 2012 – Merry Hunter Hipp attended the Republican National Convention and has helped establish the Wreck the Vote campaign on campus.
October 5, 2012 – New Georgia Tech research shows that cell stiffness could be a valuable clue for doctors as they search for and treat cancerous cells before they’re able to spread. The findings, which are published in the journal PLoS One, found that highly metastatic ovarian cancer cells are several times softer than less metastatic ovarian cancer cells.
October 4, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology ranked 25th among the top 100 universities recognized in Times Higher Education’s 2012-2013 World University Rankings. The Institute was the top-ranked public university from the southern United States and ranked No. 5 in the world among its U.S. public institution counterparts.
October 3, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture welcomed internationally recognized architect David Adjaye to campus on Wednesday for an afternoon question-and-answer session.
October 2, 2012 – Three graduate students created a transportation planning game while working for the Atlanta Regional Commission.
October 2, 2012 – Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found. By altering activity of the macrophage cells that respond to injuries, researchers dramatically increased the rate at which nerve processes regrew.
October 2, 2012 – Georgia Tech has been recognized as offering “the best academic deal in America” by SmartMoney. The magazine ranked Georgia Tech as number one on the publication’s list of the best 50 colleges based on return of tuition investment.
October 2, 2012 – With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer’s disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The home-based computer software is patterned after the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test, one of health care’s most commonly used screening exams for cognitive impairment.
October 1, 2012 – Abstracts for this year's Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference are now being accepted.
October 1, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has won a $6 million federal grant to design improvements that strengthen the performance and safety of nuclear systems beyond today’s capabilities.
October 1, 2012 – A new study from Georgia Tech and the University of Toronto suggests that memory impairments for people diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease may be due, in part, to problems in determining the differences between similar objects. The findings also support growing research indicating that a part of the brain once believed to support memory exclusively – the medial temporal lobe - also plays a role in object perception.
September 28, 2012 – Two new grants awarded to the College of Architecture's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access total $3.1 million.
September 27, 2012 – WREK will interview five campus leaders next week as part of a series on leadership.
September 26, 2012 – Guide covers basic questions, explains how to get artwork approval and where to order products.
September 26, 2012 – Readabout.me lets students build profiles similar to online resumes.
September 25, 2012 – Using a novel method of integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a technique to simplify remote control of robotic devices.
September 25, 2012 – Researchers in Georgia Tech’s Center for Behavior Imaging have developed two new technological tools that automatically measure relevant behaviors of children, and promise to have significant impact on the understanding of behavioral disorders such as autism.
September 24, 2012 – For the third year, the Woodruff Arts Center is making it easier for students to enjoy its offerings with free nights for Tech students.
September 24, 2012 – Student groups hold voter registration drive, other events to register peers and get them to vote.
September 21, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has become the newest node in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network.
September 21, 2012 – Station will broadcast live and benefit from the Free Yr Radio fundraising program.
September 20, 2012 – School of Economics Professor Thomas “Danny” Boston testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee in Washington.
September 18, 2012 – Soon, parents may be able to skip the doctor’s visit and receive a diagnosis without leaving home by using Remotoscope, a clip-on attachment and software app that turns an iPhone into an otoscope.
September 17, 2012 – If any single initiative embodies the Georgia Tech ethos of applying academic knowledge to real-world situations, it’s the Institute’s Cooperative Education Program.
Georgia Tech Professional Education Course Prepares Participants for Project Management Professional Exam in Savannah
September 17, 2012 – Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals to Successful Projects course at Georgia Tech-Savannah on Oct.16-17, 2012. The course helps participants prepare for their certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as become a better project manager in their respective fields.
September 14, 2012 – Popular Science has named Andrea Thomaz (Interactive Comp) one of 2012’s “Brilliant 10,” an award given by the publication to ten scientists under 40 whose innovations will change the world. Source: Office of Communications
September 12, 2012 – On Sept. 22, participants in the 14th annual Dream Mile will run or walk to benefit local child services nonprofits.
September 12, 2012 – For the fourteenth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Georgia Tech as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation.
Georgia Tech Professional Education Hosts Transportation and Distribution Course in Savannah to Address Changes in the Container Shipping Industry
September 12, 2012 – Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Transportation and Distribution Planning and Management course October 2-4, 2012 at Georgia Tech-Savannah that will focus on the many issues and developments affecting the trade and container shipping industry. While assessing the importance of freight consolidation, network alignment, and synchronization, students will develop the principles, practices, and tools required to address all major issues and tradeoffs in domestic and international transportation. This course will also teach the complexities of transportation and distribution planning, and why this has become a critical corporate function.
September 12, 2012 – Students can learn to cope with stress; faculty and staff can learn how to help.
September 10, 2012 – When Gov. Nathan Deal announced the Complete College Georgia initiative in August 2011, he challenged each of the state’s public higher education institutions to develop plans for increasing the number of postsecondary graduates. One year later, the Institute is aligning with the governor’s vision, producing a document that starts with data analysis as a foundation for improving undergraduate student success at Georgia Tech.
September 9, 2012 – A study of more than 6,000 genes in a common species of yeast has identified the pathways that govern the instability of GAA/TTC repeats. In humans, the expansions of these repeats is known to inactivate a gene – FXN – which leads to Friedreich’s ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease that is currently incurable. In yeast, long repeats also destabilize the genome, manifested by the breakage of chromosomes.
September 7, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s engineering college has been named No. 1 for Hispanic graduate students by Hispanic Business magazine, marking the fifth year in a row that the college has grabbed the top slot.
September 7, 2012 – Georgia Tech has developed a new algorithm that quickly determines betweenness centrality for streaming graphs. The algorithm can identify influencers as information changes within a network. The first-of-its-kind streaming tool was presented this week by Computational Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate Oded Green at the Social Computing Conference in Amsterdam.
September 7, 2012 – A new study from Georgia Tech and Cornell University shows that softer lighting and relaxing ambient music in a fast food restaurant affects the eating patterns of customers. The report shows that customers in fancier dining areas will eat up to 18 percent fewer calories than those in typical restaurant conditions.
September 6, 2012 – Georgia Tech has created an additional Twitter account designed primarily for students. @GTStudents is billed as the “voice of the students” and encourages them to share their day-to-day Tech experiences with one another.
Undergraduate Building Construction Program to Transition to School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
September 6, 2012 – In response to a committee report on ways to strengthen undergraduate construction education at Georgia Tech, Provost Rafael L. Bras has authorized a curriculum transition out of the School of Building Construction and into the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The decision follows a recent external accreditation review of the School of Building Construction and in consultation with alumni in the construction industry.
September 6, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) has charged Steven Terry (also known as “Turk”) on armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
September 6, 2012 – Georgia Tech is affiliated with four of this year’s nine Innovation Fund partnership grants, which were announced by Governor Nathan Deal earlier this week. The $19.4 million competitive grant program was created through Georgia’s Race to the Top (RT3) plan.
September 6, 2012 – Georgia Tech and the Woodruff Arts Center are providing free rides for students to the Arts Center on Thursday nights throughout the year. Stinger buses will pick up at the Student Center transit hub and Graduate Living Center at 5:30 p.m. each week. The transportation cycle will continue throughout the evening until 11 p.m.
September 5, 2012 – On Thursday morning at 11 a.m. sharp, a phone call, text message, email or all three will alert you to a test of the Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System.
September 4, 2012 – The Language Institute now offers classes for spouses of international students whose first language is not English.
September 4, 2012 – The Language Institute offers free writing and communications assistance to all Tech students.
September 4, 2012 – The Campus Tree Advisory Committee is looking for student members.
September 4, 2012 – Program connects undergraduate women with mentors across the country focused on STEM disciplines.
August 31, 2012 – The project will introduce about 5,100 Griffin-Spalding County students in grades six through nine to advanced manufacturing learning experiences, such as working with robots and creating items using computer design and 3-D printers.
Georgia Tech Professional Education Provides Important Safety and Hazard Information for Agribusiness at OSHA Grain Handling Course in Savannah
August 30, 2012 – Georgia Tech Professional Education will be conducting a course at Georgia Tech-Savannah on September 20, 2012 that will provide the tools to prevent violations, and create a safer facility for any employee or employer that receives, handles, stores, processes, or ships bulk raw agricultural commodities.
August 30, 2012 – In an effort to encourage peers to be vigilant in their own personal safety, a group of students has established the first student-led Campus Safety Campaign.
August 28, 2012 – Housing’s biggest concern going into the new year is the kind of tailgating that allows those who aren’t members of the Tech community to follow residents into dorms.
August 27, 2012 – Barbara D. Boyan, currently the associate dean for research in Georgia Tech's College of Engineering and the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering at Georgia Tech, as well as a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has been named as the new dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering.
August 24, 2012 – In today’s globally competitive marketplaces, businesses are looking for any and every advantage over their competitors. According to Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Professor Seletha Butler’s article, All on Board! Strategies for Constructing Diverse Boards of Directors, published recently in the Virginia Law & Business Review, the board of directors of companies should be more inclusive, reflecting “the demographics and composition of the global marketplace that the companies serve.”
August 23, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted three cyber information sessions on campus on August 22.
August 23, 2012 – In research published in September’s American Journal of Human Genetics, Soojin Yi looked at brain samples of each species. She found that differences in certain DNA modifications, called methylation, may contribute to phenotypic changes. The results also hint that DNA methylation plays an important role for some disease-related phenotypes in humans, including cancer and autism.
C. Ross Ethier Joins Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University
August 22, 2012 – C. Ross Ethier, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in the area of biomechanics and mechanobiology recently joined the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University as the new Georgia Research Alliance Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering. He is considered one of the world’s leading researchers in the study of glaucoma, arterial disease and osteoarthritis.
August 21, 2012 – Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. The development avoids converting mechanical energy to electrical energy for charging a battery.
August 21, 2012 – Institute initiatives, course offerings and past sustainability honors contributed to the high ranking.
August 20, 2012 – Ben Wang, Georgia Tech’s manufacturing chief and executive director of the Manufacturing Research Center (MaRC), recently presented some of his ideas and viewpoints at the U.S. Department of Energy’s roundtable on "Strengthening Advanced U.S. Manufacturing in Clean Energy."
August 20, 2012 – Faculty and staff who are Tech alumni, as well as current students, are invited to participate.
August 19, 2012 – Scientists have demonstrated an automated system that uses artificial intelligence and cutting-edge image processing to rapidly examine large numbers of individual nematodes, a tiny animal widely used in biological research.
August 16, 2012 – If you’ve ever bathed a dog, you know firsthand how quickly a drenched pup can shake water off. Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that furry mammals can shake themselves 70 percent dry in just a fraction of a second.
August 15, 2012 – Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson welcomed city and business leaders to campus on August 14 as Atlanta kicked off an initiative designed to create new businesses and jobs. Invest Atlanta’s Start Up Atlanta program is geared toward entrepreneurship.
August 15, 2012 – Paul Houston, dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences since 2007, will step down from his post on June 30, 2013. After leaving the dean’s position, Houston plans to stay at Tech for a short period to continue his research in physical chemistry and oversee his graduate students. He plans to retire in 2014.
August 14, 2012 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of three companies that will receive hundreds of millions of dollars from NASA to further develop its commercial human spacecraft system. The company has turned to Georgia Tech for expertise on how to ensure the smoothest possible re-entry for its spacecraft, the Dream Chaser, which is reminiscent of NASA’s space shuttle.
August 13, 2012 – Move-in activities will continue throughout the weekend for new and returning students, likely causing some congestion on campus.
August 13, 2012 – Researchers for the first time have shown that members of a family of enzymes known as cathepsins – which are implicated in many disease processes – may attack one another instead of the proteins they normally degrade. Dubbed “cathepsin cannibalism,” the phenomenon may help explain problems with drugs that have been developed to inhibit the effects of these powerful proteases.
August 13, 2012 – New students and their families attending FASET have been part of a service project all summer.
August 9, 2012 – Georgia Tech has named Gregory Abowd of the College of Computing and Marie Thursby of the Scheller College of Business Regents' Professors.
August 9, 2012 – Alan Balfour, dean of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture since 2008, has announced his intention not to seek reappointment to that position.
August 7, 2012 – Professor John McDonald is studying micro RNAs (miRNAs), a class of small RNAs that interact with messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that have been linked to a number of diseases, including cancer. McDonald’s lab placed two different miRNAs (MiR-7 and MiR-128) into ovarian cancer cells and watched how they affected the gene system.
August 6, 2012 – Out of 103 institutions named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2012 “Great Colleges to Work For” list, Georgia Tech was the only one from Georgia to be included.
August 5, 2012 – Researchers have used complex computational models to design micro-swimmers that could overcome the challenges of swimming at the micron scale. These autonomous micro-robots could carry cargo and navigate in response to stimuli such as light.
August 2, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is celebrating its 243rd commencement with approximately 850 undergraduate and graduate students at the Fox Theatre at 7 p.m.
August 2, 2012 – Computer-generated characters have become so lifelike in appearance and movement that the line separating reality is almost imperceptible at times. But while bipeds and quadrupeds have reigned supreme in CG animation, attempts to create and control their skeleton-free cousins using similar techniques has proved time-consuming and laborious.Georgia Tech researchers have found a possible solution to this challenge by developing a way to simulate and control movement of computer-generated characters without a skeletal structure, anything from starfish and earthworms to an elephant’s trunk or the human tongue.
August 2, 2012 – Muscle size, genetics and training are among the countless factors that separate Olympic sprinters from the average person. On a fundamental level, however, the mechanics of running are the same for all humans. In fact, they’re basically identical for animals too.
August 1, 2012 – Georgia Tech-affiliated athletes are competing in basketball, swimming and track and field, representing the United States and three other countries. A Yellow Jacket will also compete in the Paralympic Games -- which begin in London on August 29 -- in track and field.
July 30, 2012 – Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson welcomed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Tactical Team to campus today.
July 29, 2012 – Plastic electronics hold the promise of cheap, mass-produced devices. But plastic semiconductors have an important flaw: the electronic current is influenced by “charge traps” in the material. New research reveals a common mechanism underlying these traps and provides a theoretical framework to design trap-free plastic electronics.
July 26, 2012 – An enhanced training program designed to teach Braille transcription, computer skills and business techniques to soon-to-be-released offenders could expand the quantity of printed materials available for blind and visually impaired persons – while providing ex-offenders marketable skills designed to reduce recidivism rates.
July 25, 2012 – A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a software tool that enables users to perform in-depth analysis of modeling and simulation data, then visualize the results on screen. The new data analysis and visualization tool offers improved ease of use compared to similar tools, the researchers say, and could be readily adapted for use with existing data sets in a variety of disciplines.
July 24, 2012 – With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air using newly-developed adsorbent materials.
July 23, 2012 – The White House named Baratunde Cola and Meghan Duffy two of 96 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
July 23, 2012 – $50,000 seed grants awarded to support early-stage innovative biotechnology research.
July 23, 2012 – Scientists widely believe that volcanic particle size is determined by the initial fragmentation process, when bubbly magma deep in the volcano changes into gas-particle flows. But new Georgia Tech research indicates a more dynamic process where the amount and size of volcanic ash actually depend on what happens afterward, as the particles race toward the surface.
July 23, 2012 – Thanks to tiny microneedles, eye doctors may soon have a better way to treat diseases such as macular degeneration that affect tissues in the back of the eye. That could be important as the population ages and develops more eye-related illnesses – and as pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs that otherwise could only be administered by injecting into the eye with a hypodermic needle.
July 21, 2012 – Clayton County leaders have begun development of a new strategic plan intended to guide the county’s economic development efforts during the years ahead. This eight-step planning process, which kicked off with a community forum July 19 at Clayton State University, is being facilitated by economic development specialists from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
July 20, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has scheduled its first series of professional education courses at Georgia Tech-Savannah in order to serve a broader population of adult learners and working professionals. Starting fall 2012, a total of 11 Georgia Tech Professional Education courses will be offered at the Savannah campus in the areas of Lean Healthcare, Lean & Process Improvement, Occupational Safety & Health, Project Management, and Supply Chain & Logistics Management.
July 19, 2012 – Assistant Professor of Industrial Design Claudia Rebola co-organized the Playable 10 competition, which unveiled the new "ATL" play structure in Woodruff Park this week.
July 18, 2012 – A new report released yesterday by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) urges building on progress to date for improving domestic manufacturing competitiveness and encouraging companies to invest in the United States.
July 18, 2012 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology will be a founding network node for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which aims to develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies, products and processes.
July 17, 2012 – Submit to or attend the Pediatric Device Workshop and Innovation Competition, being hosted on campus on Friday, Aug. 10.
July 17, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has signed an agreement with Coursera to put their web-based courses online and create new opportunities for hands-on learning in the classroom.
July 16, 2012 – The onging investigation has revealed two suspects in connection with the robbery.
July 11, 2012 – Georgia Tech is welcoming 18 metro Atlanta high school students to campus this week, hosting a musical summer camp that is intended to have broad implications for the future of computer science education. The teenagers are creating and remixing hip-hop beats using a software program called Earsketch. Although only 5 of the students had ever written computer code before they arrived at the camp, each high schooler will create a three-minute, computerized tune by Friday.
July 11, 2012 – According to a new report, Georgia Tech’s economic impact is approximately $2.3 billion and 18,640 jobs.
July 11, 2012 – A tree on Tech Green and one on the westside of campus will be removed after fighting losing battles against the Asian ambrosia beetle.
July 11, 2012 – Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli(E. coli) bacteria. This bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, giving the scientists a front row seat to observe evolution in action.
July 10, 2012 – The North Avenue Dining Hall was honored for enhancing the intersection of North Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive/Techwood Drive.
July 10, 2012 – Researchers have discovered yet another way to harvest small amounts of electricity from motion in the world around us – this time by capturing the electrical charge produced when two different kinds of plastic materials rub against one another. Based on flexible polymer materials, this “triboelectric” generator could provide alternating current (AC) from activities such as walking.
July 9, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Police Department are pleased to announce a unique corporate and community partnership resulting in a police vehicle that is conducting joint patrols of campus, as well as surrounding neighborhoods and commercial districts
July 6, 2012 – Nick Lance, a member of Georgia Tech Ultimate, received the Callahan Award, which is given to one collegiate man and woman in the country each year.
July 6, 2012 – Georgia Tech will host nearly 800 of the world’s top experts in the field of conducting and semiconducting organic materials July 8-13 in Atlanta. The International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM) 2012 will be held at the downtown Hyatt Regency. Regents’ Professors of Chemistry and Biochemistry Jean-Luc Bredas and Seth Marder are serving as the event’s lead organizers.
July 5, 2012
July 5, 2012 – Using piezoelectric materials, researchers have replicated the muscle motion of the human eye to control camera systems in a way designed to improve the operation of robots. This new muscle-like action could help make robotic tools safer and more effective for MRI-guided surgery and robotic rehabilitation.
July 3, 2012 – A team of surgeons and university researchers recently reported promising results from a novel surgical connection intended to streamline blood flow between the heart and lungs of infants born with just one functional ventricle, or pumping chamber, instead of the normal two.
June 28, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is pleased to announce its collaboration on a new publication aimed at helping industrial and institutional researchers work together more effectively.
June 26, 2012 – In a paradigm-breaking approach, Intel has announced a new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing (ISTC-Social) involving the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts as a research partner, supported by $1.625 million in funding. Intel’s commitment affirms liberal arts-based research as a leading edge for third-wave computing.
June 26, 2012 – Shimi, a musical companion developed by Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology, recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback. The smartphone-enabled, one-foot-tall robot is billed as an interactive "musical buddy."
June 25, 2012 – Two major non-commercial health information technology organizations are working together in a new vendor-neutral health IT innovation network designed to stimulate development of new ideas and shorten the time required to bring new solutions into practice.
June 25, 2012 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson kicked off his annual summer tour of the state today in Columbus, Georgia.
June 25, 2012 – The Invention Studio, located on the second floor of the MRDC, fosters design inspiration and learning. The equipment and space is open to all students, regardless of major.
June 22, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announces a unique Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development (BioID) Degree. This new program, offered by the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, focuses education and clinical experience to transform unmet biomedical and clinical needs into practical, usable technologies and products for improving patient care.
June 21, 2012 – The Beckman Coulter Foundation announced a $500,000 donation to the Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program. This donation will be used to establish the Beckman Coulter Undergraduate Research Scholars Endowment Fund that will support three “Beckman Coulter Foundation Petit Scholars” for the life of the program.
June 21, 2012 – Two men’s varsity teams, one a four-man and one a pair, earned silver medals in competition.
Dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education Named to Savannah Economic Development Authority Advisory Council
June 21, 2012 – Dr. Nelson Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education, is one of 23 distinguished business and education leaders in the Savannah community to be appointed to the advisory council.
June 20, 2012 – The Academic Progress Report (APR), released Wednesday by the NCAA, indicates that Georgia Tech's APR scores have improved once again. All teams exceeded the NCAA requirement for postseason eligibility of a 930 APR.
June 20, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, a professional meeting and learning facility connected to the Georgia Tech campus, is one of three facilities vying for the Georgia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International Phoenix Award - Venue of the Year.
June 20, 2012 – Professor Bobby Braun, the David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, received the 2012 Al Seiff Award at the 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW) this week in Toulouse, France.
June 20, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $100,000 grant from the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its innovative work in faculty retirement.
June 20, 2012 – Students share stories of their summers from whatever corner of the world they’ve chosen as home for the next couple months.
June 18, 2012 – Professor Tim Lieuwen will become executive director of Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute, where he expects to be a "systems integrator" bringing together the many elements of Georgia Tech science, engineering, computing and policy research to address the planet's most pressing energy challenges.
June 18, 2012 – GTRI researchers have developed a prototype automated pavement crack detection and sealing system. In road tests, the system was able to detect cracks smaller than one-eighth-inch wide and efficiently fill cracks from a vehicle moving at a speed of three miles per hour.
June 16, 2012 – Doctoral students from four Atlanta universities worked together recently to learn how to develop new pharmaceutical products during a two-week interdisciplinary short course at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
June 15, 2012 – Biomedical engineer and pediatric hematologist/oncologist Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, has earned a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. The four-year, $450,000 award will support Lam’s research on the biomechanical properties of platelets, the cells responsible for blood clot formation.
Georgia Tech Startup Secures Department of Defense Funding for Development of Cell Delivery Technology
June 13, 2012 – Georgia Tech startup SpherIngenics is using microbead technology to produce protective capsules for the delivery of cell-based therapies. The technology provides an efficient, safe and repeatable delivery method that protects cells from death and migration from the treatment site.
June 12, 2012 – Seven different schools and departments join together to form the new Integrated Cancer Research Center.
Georgia Tech Launches HomeLab to Help Companies Evaluate In-Home Use of Emerging Health Technologies
June 12, 2012 – To help companies evaluate baby boomers’ perceptions, use and acceptance of home health and wellness technologies, Georgia Tech has launched HomeLab. HomeLab is a statewide network of adults 50 years of age and older recruited to evaluate the in-home usability and effectiveness of consumer products designed for the aging adult population.
June 12, 2012 – Over the years, researchers in Georgia Tech’s Sonification Lab (SonLab) have converted numerical data into sounds to analyze stock market prices, election results and weather data. When the reggae/rock band Echo Movement called wanting to turn the movements of celestial bodies into music, SonLab looked to the heavens.
June 11, 2012 – On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech community, we extend our most sincere condolences to the Auburn University students, faculty, staff, their families and friends regarding this weekend's tragic incidents.
June 11, 2012 – David Ballantyne, one of the Institute’s black hole experts, is on the science team of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which is scheduled for launch Wednesday morning. He’s one of a handful of people who decided where the high-energy X-ray telescope will point while in orbit. NuSTAR’s technology will allow it to image areas of the universe in never-before-seen ways.
June 11, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a transformational gift from an alumnus that has resulted in the renaming of the Institute’s former College of Management. Ernest “Ernie” Scheller Jr., a 1952 Industrial Management graduate of Georgia Tech, has made a commitment totaling $50 million, a majority of which has been fulfilled. The gift has already begun to dramatically strengthen the College’s faculty, student body, and academic programs. When completed in 2013, it will amount to the single largest cash gift in Institute history.
June 6, 2012 – A new study is expected to provide the first detailed information on how infectious diseases may be transmitted aboard commercial airliners. Sponsored by aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the research will document patterns of passenger movement inside aircraft cabins and inventory the microbes present in cabin air and on surfaces such as tray tables and lavatory fixtures.
June 6, 2012 – A new study proposes novel therapeutic targets for treating Huntington’s disease. The study found the toxic effects of the huntingtin protein on cells may not be driven exclusively by the length of the protein’s expansion, but also by which other proteins are present in the cell.
June 6, 2012 – ATLANTA – June 6, 2012 – According to some estimates, the average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day. About one out of every seven of those messages, says a new study from Assistant Professor Eric Gilbert (Interactive Computing), can be called gossip. Source: Office of Communications
June 4, 2012 – Georgia Tech researchers used high-speed videography to determine the mosquito’s strong exoskeleton and low mass render it impervious to falling raindrops.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech Form a $20 Million Alliance to Advance Technological Solutions in Pediatric Health
June 1, 2012 – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced a $20 million joint investment, strengthening their research commitment to developing technological solutions for improving children’s health. The expanded collaboration combines the proficiencies of both organizations with a common vision – to become the global leader in pediatric technologies.
June 1, 2012 – Rohatgi is director of the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education as well as founder and chief technical officer of Suniva.
May 31, 2012 – A new study out of the School of Computer Science looks at “hyperadvocacy” on Twitter. The study identifies four characteristic behaviors of hyperadvocates, whose actions clearly separate them from the tweeting behavior of typical users.
May 31, 2012 – Georgia Tech researchers used experiments and numerical calculations to show that iron, in the absence of oxygen, can substitute for magnesium in RNA binding, folding and catalysis. The findings suggest that 3 billion years ago, on the early earth, iron did the chemical work now done by magnesium.
May 29, 2012 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a prototype system that uses advanced imaging technology and a robotic cutting arm to automatically debone chicken and other poultry products.
May 25, 2012 – Georgia Tech recently opened a new laboratory with state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment dedicated solely to research and education, making it one of the only universities in the nation with this unique capability.
May 25, 2012 – Campus bicycle enthusiasts continue their work to make Georgia Tech and its surrounding areas more bicycle-friendly.
May 24, 2012 – Congratulations to Keir Gonyea, Amit Mandalia and Grant Rossman from Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and Peter Song from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering who were named 2012 NASA Space Technology Research Fellows.
May 23, 2012 – As malware threats expand and increasingly focus on industrial espionage, Georgia Tech researchers are launching a new weapon to help battle the threats: a malware intelligence system that will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they are fighting.
May 23, 2012 – Daniel Hooper created an application that could revolutionize the way users select and arrange their words on tablets.
May 23, 2012 – The Goizueta Foundation has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology a $5 million grant to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields to Hispanic/Latino K-12 students.
May 23, 2012 – Georgia Tech was one of 100 academic institutions to receive awards from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, which is designed to augment university capabilities to conduct research and educate scientists in areas important to national defense.
May 22, 2012 – Buoyed by encouraging words from Georgia Tech officials, an economic development expert and Georgia’s State Senate majority leader, eight local startup companies graduated from the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) on May 14. The graduation ceremonies were part of ATDC’s 2012 Startup Showcase, held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
May 22, 2012 – Professional Education Dean Nelson Baker will lead the new direction of the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.
May 22, 2012 – A new study shows that the availability of hydrogen plays a significant role in determining the chemical and structural makeup of graphene oxide, a material that has potential uses in nano-electronics, nano-electromechanical systems, sensing, composites, optics, catalysis and energy storage.
May 22, 2012 – Three college students, including Georgia Tech’s own Paris Rouzati, created Sweet Lemon Magazine.
May 21, 2012 – Naresh Thadhani has been appointed chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in the College of Engineering, effective Aug. 1.
May 18, 2012 – Researchers have developed a novel technology that could change how industry designs and casts complex, costly metal parts. This new casting method makes possible faster prototype development times, as well as more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing procedures.
May 18, 2012 – Students saved 200,000 pounds in just over eight weeks — the equivalent of taking 17 cars off the road for one year.
May 17, 2012 – This week, members of the Gamma Eta chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity were informed, both by the fraternity's national office and the Georgia Tech Office of Student Integrity, that the student organization is suspended and will be disbanded for a period of two years.
May 16, 2012 – Listening to squawks and other chicken "vocalizations" using digital signal processing techniques may help farmers better manage growing conditions, contributing to both healthier birds and more productive poultry operations.
May 11, 2012 – Richard Utz has been named chair of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. The appointment follows a national search. Utz will assume the position August 1.
May 11, 2012 – The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has selected Russian scholar Dina Khapaeva to chair its School of Modern Languages. The appointment is the result of an international search. Dr. Khapaeva will assume the position August 1.
May 11, 2012 – Following a national search, the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has selected David Laband to chair its School of Economics. The appointment is effective August 1.
May 11, 2012 – CoE School Chairs received 2012 ADVANCE Leadership Awards for their commitment to diversity and advancement of faculty.
May 10, 2012 – New research findings show that embryonic stem cells unable to fully compact the DNA inside them cannot complete their primary task: differentiation into specific cell types that give rise to the various types of tissues and structures in the body.
May 9, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Georgia Tech funding for two undergraduate scholarships, three graduate fellowships, three research projects and an infrastructure improvement.
May 9, 2012 – Provost Rafael L. Bras has issued a call for applications and nominations to lead the Institute’s global partnerships.
Georgia Tech Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant to Design Energy-Efficient Vaccine Warehousing System
May 9, 2012 – Georgia Tech has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Jonathan Colton will design a net-zero energy warehousing and distribution system for vaccines and drugs in developing countries.
May 8, 2012 – Five mechanical engineering undergraduates designed a cell sorter that aids in malaria detection, winning first place at the Spring 2012 Capstone Design Expo.
May 8, 2012 – The HAWK beacon is a pedestrian-activated signal that responds to the push of a button by those needing to cross the street.
May 7, 2012 – Climate and energy policy professor Marilyn Brown has been named an inaugural ambassador in U.S. Department of Energy / MIT Women in Clean Energy Program for the United States.
May 7, 2012 – A new study by a Georgia Tech researcher shows that capped broadband pricing triggers uneasy user experiences that could be mitigated by better tools to monitor data usage through their home networks.
May 6, 2012 – Researchers have automated the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain. A robotic arm guided by a cell-detecting computer algorithm can identify and record from neurons in the living mouse brain with better accuracy and speed than a human experimenter.
May 4, 2012 – Tech was recognized by the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) during its “Celebrating Sustainability” series.
May 4, 2012 – Approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students will celebrate the Georgia Institute of Technology’s 242nd commencement at the Georgia Dome. Dr. Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering, and President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will address the doctoral and master’s ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, while Governor Nathan Deal will address the undergraduate ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.
May 3, 2012
May 3, 2012 – Assistant Professor Josef Dufek's new findings provide more evidence that early Mars was saturated with water and that its atmosphere was considerably thicker, at least 20 times more dense, than it is today.
May 2, 2012 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a prototype radiation-detection system that uses rare-earth elements and other materials at the nanoscale. The system could be used to enhance radiation-detection devices used at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere.
April 30, 2012 – Georgia Tech had 21 teams in the national film-making competition, 16 of which moved on to become “Campus Finalists.” Three of the 16 earned Best Picture, Best Comedy and Best Drama.
April 30, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs has informed the Gamma Eta chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity that they would be placed on interim suspension, effective immediately, pending the completion of an investigation into alleged violations of the Institute’s student code of conduct.
April 27, 2012 – William H. Foege, who was honored by Georgia Tech in March with the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, has been named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
April 27, 2012 – After 20 years of serving undergraduate students in roles with the College of Computing, Colin Potts will continue to do so for students across campus as the Institute’s new vice provost for undergraduate education.
April 27, 2012 – Susan Cozzens will assume her new role in the Office of the Provost on June 1.
April 26, 2012 – Choose from a variety of options, depending on your time on campus and your level of consumption.
April 26, 2012 – By analyzing 600,000 tweets sent on the night U.S. Special Forces captured Osama bin Laden, researchers studied how Twitter broke the story and spread the news. Their data also shows that the Twitterverse was overwhelmingly convinced the news of bin Laden’s death was true, even before it was confirmed on television.
April 26, 2012 – Valerie Thomas, Anderson Interface Associate Professor of Natural Systems in ISyE, attended the 2012 Congressional Visits Day, organized by the American Physical Society, held in Washington D. C. on April 24-25, 2012.
April 25, 2012 – For the past three months, seven days a week, teams of five officers have operated in plain clothes on campus.
April 24, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is participating April 28-29 in the nation’s largest celebration of science, the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, D.C.
April 24, 2012 – Two Georgia Tech College of Computing professors – Mark Guzdial and Ling Liu – received honors from the IEEE Computer Society for their contributions to the field of computer science. Source: Office of Communications
New Molecular Probes Can Identify Strain-induced Changes in Fibronectin Protein That May Lead to Disease
April 24, 2012 – Researchers have identified molecular probes capable of selectively attaching to fibronectin fibers under different strain states, enabling the detection and examination of fibronectin strain events that have been linked to pathological conditions including cancer and fibrosis.
April 24, 2012 – The research shows that having a more positive, motivational outlook had a beneficial effect on job pursuit, especially at the outset of the search. However, the more important influence on maintaining one's job search activities and increasing the likelihood of landing employment was the person's ability to stay energized and keep negative emotions under control over time. The study appears in the current issue of The Academy of Management Journal.
April 24, 2012 – On April 16, the following students were recognized for their achievements throughout the past academic year.
April 23, 2012 – As students and faculty depart for the summer for study abroad, work abroad, research or to return home to foreign soil, they will be among some of the first travelers to depart from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new International Terminal.
April 22, 2012 – Researchers have advanced scientists’ ability to view a clear picture of a single cellular structure in motion. By identifying molecules using compressed sensing, this new method provides needed spatial resolution plus a faster temporal resolution than previously possible.
April 20, 2012 – Bloomberg/Businessweek ranked Georgia Tech number two in the nation, and first in the state of Georgia, in annualized return on investment (ROI) based on the financial return graduates earn from their degree.
April 20, 2012 – Dr. Steven McLaughlin has been appointed as the new Steve W. Chaddick School Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective Sept. 1. McLaughlin is currently the vice provost for International Initiatives and Steven A. Denning Chair in Global Engagement and Ken Byers Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
April 19, 2012 – Tuesday, May 1, is the priority application deadline for fall financial aid packages; for those who apply by this date, they’ll receive notice of their award by mid-June.
April 19, 2012 – Using lasers to excite just one atom from a cloud of ultra-cold rubidium gas, physicists have developed a new way to rapidly and efficiently create single photons for potential use in optical quantum information processing – and in the study of dynamics and disorder in certain physical systems.
April 19, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by Boeing on April 18 for its exceptional performance and contributions to the company’s overall success during 2011.
April 19, 2012 – In new findings published in the journal Science, Georgia Tech researchers have introduced what appears to be a universal technique to reduce the work function of a conductor. Their use in printable electronics can pave the way for lower cost and more flexible devices.
April 18, 2012 – In a paper published in the journal Nature, scientists using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory describe a search for neutrinos emitted from 300 gamma ray bursts. The study's findings contradict 15 years of predictions and challenge one of the leading theories for the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays.
April 18, 2012 – As any city dweller knows, buses are rarely on time. It’s typical to wait a while, only to have several buses show up one after another, a phenomenon known as bus bunching. Fortunately, researchers and students at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a possible solution for bus bunching that provides better service to riders, simplifies the job of drivers and reduces work for management.
April 17, 2012 – Instead of ignoring the inevitability of change, how can institutions incorporate disruptive technologies within the traditional university? That is the question that the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) sought to answer with its first annual TechBurst Competition.
April 16, 2012 – The Student Government Association held elections in April. Students voted for president, executive vice president and representatives from their respective majors and classes.
April 16, 2012 – Students invited to apply as representatives to committee that works to improve bicycle climate of campus.
April 16, 2012 – Shean Phelps, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has been named Medical Director for the Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science (TRIBES). In this role, he is responsible for providing key subject matter expertise to the development, execution and communication of TRIBES’ scientific/medical evidence plan.
April 15, 2012 – Student, faculty and staff volunteers needed for annual Earth Day Celebration.
April 13, 2012 – Here are a few honors bestowed upon Tech students during the past few months.
April 13, 2012 – Georgia Tech Aerospace Engineering Professor Robert Braun took a group of 20 undergraduate honors students to Washington, D.C. in March to meet with some of the nation’s leading policymakers.
April 12, 2012 – Binbin Chen, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering and Ramya Ramakrishnan, a sophomore majoring in computer science, have been named 2012 Goldwater Scholars.
April 11, 2012 – Taking advantage of the force generated by magnetic repulsion, researchers have developed a new technique for measuring the adhesion strength between thin films of materials used in microelectronic devices, photovoltaic cells and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
April 11, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology opened its doors to more than 400 middle school and high school students on Wednesday for the third annual Robotics Open House.
April 11, 2012 – ATLANTA – April 13, 2012 – James E. (“Jim”) Allchin – a recognized visionary in the computing industry and notable Georgia Tech alumnus – and his wife, Catherine M. Allchin, have committed $500,000 to the Georgia Tech College of Computing for the continued intellectual and professional development of rising faculty superstars. Source: Office of Communications
April 11, 2012 – The yearbook was honored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its Gold Circle Awards, competing against peer publications from around the country.
April 9, 2012 – GT For the Kids will be hosting its 9th annual Dance Marathon event on Friday, April 13. Last year, the event raised over $36,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
April 6, 2012 – Reginald DesRoches has been appointed as the new Karen and John Huff Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, at the Georgia Institute of Technology effective May 15, 2012.
April 4, 2012 – From April 9–13, the Honor Advisory Council (HAC) will host Honor Week, educating students on what the group does, how it can assist them and some of the intricacies of the Academic Honor Code.
April 4, 2012 – Tech earned the national honor of being named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.
April 3, 2012 – “The Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improvement Act" provides grants to fund non-profit pediatric device consortia, such as the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium. Boyan and others in the field are pushing lawmakers to reauthorize the legislation before the end of September.
April 3, 2012 – This week, SGA looks for new leadership in all of its roles, including president and executive vice president at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
April 2, 2012 – Green plants produce oxygen from water using a catalytic technique powered by sunlight. Scientists have now shown the importance of a hydrogen-bonding water network to that process -- which is the major source of the Earth's oxygen.
April 2, 2012 – Atlanta’s oldest continually running theater company, DramaTech, will be performing the musical Rent throughout the month of April.
April 2, 2012 – Event will showcase Georgia Tech's "ideas worth spreading" in biology, robotics and neuroengineering.
March 30, 2012 – As part of President Barack Obama’s new initiative for big data, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected to participate in a Department of Energy project that will develop new tools for scientists working with supercomputers. The Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute will bring together the expertise of six national laboratories and six other universities. The goal is to create new instruments to help researchers manage and visualize data on the Department’s supercomputers, which will further streamline the processes that lead to discoveries made by scientists using the Department’s research facilities.
March 30, 2012 – Interested in innovative business concepts that could help improve society or preserve the environment? Then you're welcome to attend the poster showcase and reception of the fourth annual Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition at 6 p.m. Monday April 2.
March 30, 2012 – According to the strategic plan, Georgia Tech will influence technological, social and policy decisions that address critical global challenges. This expertise will now be showcased in the Amplifier, a multi-contributor news blog pairing current issues with commentary from Georgia Tech experts and providing a forum to spotlight, "What does Georgia Tech think?"
March 29, 2012 – Ideas are wanted from undergraduate students in any college or area of study to help foster collaboration among neuro researchers on campus.
March 29, 2012 – The LEAD program has new opportunities in Tech’s residential, academic and extracurricular environments.
March 29, 2012 – When battling an epidemic of a deadly parasite, less resistance can sometimes be better than more. A new study suggests that a lake’s ecological characteristics influence how freshwater zooplankton Daphnia dentifera evolve to survive epidemics of a virulent yeast parasite Metschnikowia bicuspidate. The study found that Daphnia populations evolved either enhanced resistance or susceptibility to infection depending on the nutrient concentration and predation levels in the lake.
March 29, 2012 – The weeklong Culture Fest event will celebrate with food, music, dancing and films.
March 29, 2012 – In response to both a critical need for technological innovation and for ways to address the disturbing shortage of minority engineering faculty across the country, the Minority Faculty Development Workshop: Engineering Enterprise and Innovation was held at Georgia Tech from March 15 to 18.
March 28, 2012 – By stopping the spread of cancer cells into normal brain tissue in animal models, researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have developed a new strategy for treating brain cancer that could improve clinical outcomes. The researchers treated animals possessing an invasive tumor with a novel molecule called imipramine blue, followed by conventional doxorubicin chemotherapy. The tumors ceased their invasion of healthy tissue and the animals survived longer than animals treated with chemotherapy alone.
March 28, 2012 – Advanced manufacturing is a major area of research at Georgia Tech, involving faculty members from academic colleges, as well as the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). Activities focus on a broad range of areas, including new manufacturing technologies, factory-floor issues, manufacturing systems, product improvements and sustainability.
March 28, 2012 – Carl DiSalvo, an assistant professor in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, has developed a creative way to help people understand and recognize cheese combinations. His work, Cheese Combinatorics, is currently on display in Dublin, Ireland, during a unique exhibit: Edible – The Taste of Things to Come.
March 27, 2012 – Greek Week will be held March 29 to April 5, and the week consists of competitive events amongs fraternities and sororities.
March 27, 2012 – Georgia Tech researchers are helping assess the economic impact of nanotechnology on green and sustainable growth. Their work will help evaluate the multi-billion-dollar public and private investment being made each year in research and development on nanotechnology.
March 27, 2012 – Springtime is here, and students are encouraged to spend their time outdoors and take advantage of Georgia Tech's beautiful landscape.
March 23, 2012 – The Asian American Student Association has organized two weeks of events from March 26 through April 9.
March 23, 2012 – A brief overview of the places students can live in the Atlanta area.
March 22, 2012 – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport strives to provide optimal user experiences for their customers. To get a fresh perspective on some design challenges within their facility, airport officials asked Georgia Tech industrial design students for their ideas and solutions.
March 20, 2012 – Following a year-long national search, Georgia Tech’s College of Computing has hired renowned computing leaders Lance Fortnow and Annie Antón to chair its schools of Computer Science and Interactive Computing, respectively, effective July 1.
March 20, 2012 – The “MAID” Team (Magnetically Assisted Intubation Device) of biomedical engineering undergraduates swept the Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition finals.
March 19, 2012 – A clock accurate to within a tenth of a second over 14 billion years – the age of the universe – is the goal of research being reported this week in the journal Physical Review Letters. The research provides the blueprint for a nuclear clock based on a single thorium ion.
March 19, 2012 – GT 1000 is a one-hour freshman seminar elective that upperclassmen are given the opportunity to assist in planning and teaching. Team Leader applications for students are due March 29.
March 16, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has high expectations for the 2012-13 freshman class, because their qualifications for entry have raised the bar.
March 16, 2012 – The Community Service Council (CSC), active from 2007-09, has re-launched with a new group of students and a greater focus on serving the entire Tech community.
March 15, 2012 – During a ceremony held this afternoon at The Biltmore, the Georgia Institute of Technology honored William H. Foege with the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage. Foege, a transformational leader in global health policies helped eradicate smallpox and other diseases worldwide, was presented the award at the conclusion of the two-day Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Founder’s Day annual celebration.
March 14, 2012 – Re-Hand, a software-assisted home-use hand assessment and rehabilitation device, won the 2012 InVenture Prize in front of a live television audience at the Ferst Center for the Arts last night.
March 14, 2012 – There are many chances for students to enjoy their time in Atlanta if they aren’t traveling.
March 13, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s Logistic Regression Markov Chain (LRMC) method is a computer ranking system that has historically been more accurate than the NCAA’s own Ratings Percentage Index. LRMC predicts this year’s NCAA Final Four matchups will most likely be Kentucky vs. Michigan St. and Ohio St. vs. Kansas, with Kentucky beating Ohio St. for the championship.
March 13, 2012 – Santorini, a tourist magnet famous for its breathtaking cliffs and sunsets, sits atop an active volcano. That caldera is awake after more than 60 years of activity and deforming at levels never seen before. Georgia Tech's Andrew Newman has more than 20 GPS stations on the island and is keeping a close eye on a potential eruption.
March 13, 2012 – Georgia Institute of Technology graduate programs continue to earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings.
March 13, 2012 – Spring Break for all Georgia Tech students will be observed Monday, March 19, to Friday, March 23.
March 12, 2012 – For the fourth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective community forestry management.
March 12, 2012 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected to host the launch of the STAY WITH IT™ campaign as part of the national Day of Engineering on March 14 in collaboration with the White House, Intel, Facebook and other university partners.
March 12, 2012 – As students look ahead to the end of this week and their impending spring break, the opportunity to cruise to a safe "sting" break is available all week on Tech Walk.
March 9, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Interfraternity Council (IFC) earned seven awards for its notable work in scholarship and service during the past year.
March 9, 2012 – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Appeals Committee today denied Georgia Tech’s appeal of a decision made by the Division I Committee on Infractions in July 2011.
March 8, 2012 – Through Friends Beyond Borders, students, faculty and staff from around the globe socialize and brush up on second language skills.
March 6, 2012 – Zhigang Peng, associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has converted the seismic waves from last year's historic Japanese earthquake into audio files. The results allow experts and general audiences to “hear” what the quake sounded like as it moved through the earth and around the globe.
March 5, 2012 – Six Georgia Tech engineers from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering were honored at the 2012 Engineers Week Awards Gala on Feb. 25.
March 5, 2012 – Using eyewitness video and terrestrial laser scanners from atop the highest buildings that survvived the tsunami, Associate Professor Hermann Fritz has mapped the tsunami’s height and flood zone to learn more about the flow of the devastating currents.
March 5, 2012 – For the first time since 1978, the National Regulatory Commission has approved two new plants. The $14 billion facilities will be built just outside Augusta and operated by Atlanta-based Southern Company.
March 2, 2012 – Green Buzz showcases the various green activities spearheaded by those who support the white and gold.
March 2, 2012 – Tech’s largest student organization is giving students the opportunity to learn about their professors and esteemed alumni outside of an academic setting.
March 2, 2012 – The InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech competition announced six finalists that will showcase their inventions during a live show on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media) on March 13 at 7 p.m.
March 1, 2012 – Blueprint earned 12 awards for its 2011 book, "In Progress."
March 1, 2012 – MOVE's Annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week events attempt to promote awareness and breakdown stereotypes on social issues.
February 29, 2012 – Georgia Tech College of Computing Professor Elizabeth Mynatt recently participated in the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) symposium. Held in Washington, D.C., on February 16, the invitation-only event included a keynote presentation by former Vice President Al Gore.
February 27, 2012 – A new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. The study’s findings could be used to improve seasonal forecasting of snow and temperature anomalies across northern continents.
February 27, 2012 – Top U.S. industry, academic, labor and government leaders will convene in Atlanta for a two-day manufacturing forum starting on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Council on Competitiveness, the forum will address how supply chain, advanced logistics and infrastructure improvements can enhance the nation's manufacturing base.
February 26, 2012 – Uncertainty affects the accuracy with which measurements can be made in quantum physics. To reduce this uncertainty, physicists have learned to "squeeze" certain measurements. Researchers are now reporting a new type of measurement that can be squeezed to improve precision.
February 24, 2012 – Three faculty members from the Georgia Institute of Technology were awarded 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Grigoriy Blekherman, Prasad Raghavendra and Frank Stewart were among the 126 outstanding researchers selected from across the country and were the only recipients from the University System of Georgia.
February 23, 2012 – The Georgia Collegiate Press Association awarded the student-run newspaper first place in general excellence in its 2011 Better Newspaper Contest.
Engineers Use Computer Models to Help Resource-Poor Nations Improve Allocation of Limited Health Care Resources
February 23, 2012 – Georgia Tech systems engineers are using computer models to help resource-poor nations improve distribution of breast milk and non-pharmaceutical interventions for malaria. They are also forecasting what health care services would be available in the event of natural disasters in Caribbean nations.
February 23, 2012 – Younan Xia, an internationally recognized leader in the field of nanotechnology, recently joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as the first Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar in Nanomedicine.
February 22, 2012 – This $2,500 award goes to a junior or senior with at least a 2.5 GPA who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and/or entrepreneurial skills while at Tech.
February 22, 2012 – Students will have the opportunity to examine their perceptions of body image and participate in discussions about body image issues on campus.
February 21, 2012 – Researchers have developed a “soft template infiltration” technique for fabricating free-standing piezoelectrically active ferroelectric nanotubes and other nanostructures from PZT – a material that is attractive because of its large piezoelectric response. Developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the technique allows fabrication of ferroelectric nanostructures with user-defined shapes, location and pattern variation across the same substrate.
February 20, 2012 – Tech earned an overall score of 80 percent, achieving highest marks in the Education and Research category where it earned 98.75 percent.
February 20, 2012 – Tech and the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee were honored for various bike-related improvements in 2011.
February 20, 2012 – The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. The newest system prototype allows people with high-level spinal cord injuries to wear an inconspicuous dental retainer embedded with sensors to operate a computer and electric wheelchair simply by moving their tongues.
February 17, 2012 – As one of the most highly respected engineering universities in the world, Georgia Tech will be hosting a variety of activities and events in observance of National Engineers Week, taking place Feb. 19-25. The 61st annual observance is designed to celebrate the achievements, opportunities and ambitions of the engineering community.
February 15, 2012 – Georgia Tech announced that the finale of the 2012 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition will be webcast live at www.gtcmt.gatech.edu/guthman2012 on Friday, February 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. No log-on is required, and the site will feature live chat and segments from preliminary performances.
February 15, 2012 – The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has awarded $8.5 million to a consortium of seven U.S. universities that will work together to determine the best approach for generating quantum memories based on interaction between light and matter.
February 14, 2012 – A Georgia Tech faculty member and alumnus have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
February 14, 2012 – ATLANTA – Feb. 14, 2012 – A new study by Georgia Tech’s Eric Gilbert shows that certain words and phrases are reliable indicators of whether workplace emails are sent to someone higher or lower in the corporate hierarchy. Source: Office of Communications
February 14, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s HBCU/MI Outreach Initiative Program seeks researchers to join the Georgia Tech Research Partnership Network, a database that allows Georgia Tech researchers to search for potential partners on funding proposals.
February 13, 2012 – ESW-GT earned $2,340 for its proposal for a solar café or kiosk used to raise funds for the chapter.
February 13, 2012 – Georgia Tech has created a new data analysis algorithm that quickly transforms complex RNA sequence data into usable content for biologists and clinicians. Scientists will be able to more readily use this data to compare the RNA profiles or “transcriptomes” of normal cells with those of individual cancers and thereby be in a better position to develop optimized personal therapies.
February 13, 2012 – Georgia Tech researchers are developing new ways to diagnose and treat heart problems -- from advanced imaging techniques and guidance for drug therapies to sophisticated surgical procedures.
February 10, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Police Department has planned activities across campus to remind students, faculty and staff to keep their personal safety top of mind as well as to take an active role in keeping the campus safe.
February 9, 2012 – Georgia Tech was one of 50 engineering colleges recognized at the event for its excellence and commitment to engineering education. Dean May, who chairs the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the High Technology Education Working Group, part of the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, was a featured speaker at the event.
February 9, 2012 – Recent earthquake damage has exposed the vulnerability of existing structures to strong ground movement. At Georgia Tech, researchers are analyzing shape-memory alloys for their potential use in constructing seismic-resistant structures.
February 8, 2012 – GTPD campaign of "See Something? Say Something!" pays off with student assist in arresting campus criminal.
February 8, 2012 – 2011 brought two of the deadliest bacterial outbreaks the world has seen during the last 25 years. The two epidemics accounted for more than 4,200 cases of infectious disease and 80 deaths. Software developed at Georgia Tech was used to help characterize the bacteria that caused each outbreak.
February 7, 2012 – With Georgia Tech as his backdrop, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal unveiled the state’s new need-based college scholarship program, the REACH Scholarship (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen), on Monday. REACH targets middle school students, encouraging them to stay in school, maintain a certain grade point average and remain crime, drug and behavior-issue free.
February 7, 2012 – Under the guidance of Georgia Tech researchers, a group of high school students has designed, built and tested a low-cost version of a device that monitors the buildup of electrical charge in clouds. A network of such devices, known as field mills, could be used to learn more about the lightning that is part of severe weather -- while providing real-world science and engineering experience for the students.
February 6, 2012 – GT Crew hosts its annual indoor Atlanta Erg Sprints rowing competition.
February 6, 2012 – Professor Rigoberto Hernandez, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, studied the movements of a spherical probe amongst static nanorods. He found that the particles sometimes diffused faster in a nematic environment than in a disordered environment. That is, the channels left open between the ordered nanorods don’t just steer nanoparticles along a direction, they also enable them to speed right through.
February 6, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s Vice Provost for International Initiatives Steve McLaughlin has been invited to address the French National Assembly in Paris on February 7
February 4, 2012 – Following a series of discussions and decisions over the past several months related to both the future of Georgia Tech Savannah, strategies related to professional education, and the evolution of “distance learning” in higher education, President G. P. "Bud" Peterson has approved an organizational name change, shortening the former Distance Learning and Professional Education to Georgia Tech Professional Education.
February 3, 2012 – Classes are open to all students, faculty and staff, with no registration required.
January 31, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Leadership Challenge Course is a full or half-day experience open to internal and external groups. The on-campus educational lab welcomes nearly 4,000 people a year.
January 30, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) is in the process of adding five additional officers bringing the total number to 81. The department hopes to hire sworn officers with a varying degrees of experience.
January 26, 2012 – In the current issue of the journal Science, researchers demonstrate how a new virus evolves, which sheds light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.
January 24, 2012 – A startup company based on technology developed at Georgia Tech offers a solution to the growing challenge of telephone security, and is quickly gaining traction from investors, financial services companies and the security industry
January 23, 2012 – Georgia Tech’s Executive Vice President for Research Steve Cross testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on Business Challenges within the Defense Industry earlier today.
January 23, 2012 – Wreck Camp will be a three-day experience for new students on traditions, campus and community information and leadership.
January 20, 2012 – The designation of Georgia Tech as the lead for one of 10 national Tier One University Transportation Centers by the U.S. Department of Transportation represents a positive step toward developing solutions to transportation challenges facing the state and region.
January 19, 2012 – Designing an all-terrain robot for search-and-rescue missions is an arduous task for scientists. The machine must be flexible enough to move over uneven surfaces, yet not so big that it’s restricted from tight spaces. It might also be required to climb slopes of varying inclines. Existing robots can do many of these things, but the majority require large amounts of energy and are prone to overheating. Georgia Tech researchers have designed a new machine by studying the locomotion of snakes.
January 18, 2012 – Graduate students may now take seminar classes that apply to a Graduate Communication Certificate.
January 18, 2012 – A new study finds that the anatomy of the heart’s tricuspid valve can be used to predict the severity of leakage in the valve, which is a condition called tricuspid regurgitation.
Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Receives $1.5 Million to Create Online Collaborative Vehicle Design Capability
January 17, 2012 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has received a $1.5 million contract to produce an online environment that would let multiple design teams work together to develop new military vehicles.
January 17, 2012 – Glaucoma is typically triggered when fluid is unable to circulate freely through the eye’s trabecular meshwork (TM) tissue. Intraocular pressure rises and damages the retina and optic nerve, which causes vision loss. In certain cases of glaucoma, this blockage results from a build-up of the protein myocilin. Georgia Tech Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Raquel Lieberman focused on examining the structural properties of these myocilin deposits. She was surprised to discover that both genetically defected as well as normal, or wild-type (WT), myocilin are readily triggered to produce very stable fibrous residue containing a pathogenic material called amyloid.
January 13, 2012 – The Fellowships Office will select one student to apply to participate in the yearlong, non-residential program of 75 students.
January 13, 2012 – The team of students and alumni making up Tubing Operations for Humanitarian Logistics (TOHL) will relocate to the South American country for six months as part of a program initiated by the Chilean government to encourage entrepreneurial activity in its country.
January 12, 2012 – Georgia Tech and CDC researchers have developed a new laboratory test that can rapidly identify the bacterium responsible for staph infections. The test uses mass spectrometry to quantify the number of Staphylococcus aureus organisms in a large number of samples in just a few hours, compared to a day or two for culturing techniques typically used to detect this bacterium.
January 11, 2012 – The system is the first of its kind in the southeast and makes bikes available for communal use.
January 5, 2012 – Technology developed by Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers for delivering drugs and other therapeutics to specific locations in the eye provides the foundation for a startup company that has received a $4 million venture capital investment.
January 3, 2012 – OrthoCare Labs was preparing to move into a new manufacturing facility when it contacted Derek Woodham, a Georgia Tech regional manager who serves west Georgia companies. The collaboration that resulted helped the company expand its sales by more than $1 million per year.