Georgia Tech

Tech Lingo

A

  • AE — Aerospace Engineering, Daniel Guggenheim School of
  • A-T — Alexander-Tharpe Fund, fundraising arm of the Georgia Tech Athletics Association
  • ATAS — Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Laboratory (GTRI)
  • ATDC — Advanced Technology Development Center

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B

  • BME — Biomedical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Department of
  • Buzz — Campus mascot (a yellow jacket; not a bee)
  • Burger Bowl — Large green space adjacent to the Campus Recreation Center's Roe Stamps Fields (west campus).

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C

  • CATEA — Center For Assistive Technology & Environmental Access
  • CCDD — Center for Career Discovery and Development
  • CEISMC — Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing
  • CE (or CEE) — School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CETL — Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • CHBE (or CHEM E) — School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • CM — Computational Media
  • COA — College of Architecture
  • COC — College of Computing
  • COE — College of Engineering
  • COS — College of Sciences
  • Co-op — The Cooperative plan in which students work and attend classes on alternating semesters
  • CRC — Campus Recreation Center
  • CS — Computer Science, School of
  • CSE (or CMPE) — Computational Science and Engineering, School of

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D

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E

  • EAS — Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, School of
  • ECE — Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of
  • EI2 (“EI-squared”) — Enterprise Innovation Institute (commercialization services)
  • ELSYS — Electronic Systems Laboratory (GTRI)
  • EOSL — Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (GTRI)

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F

  • FASET — Familiarization and Adaptation to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech (freshman orientation program)
  • Flag Building — Officially the Charles A. Smithgall Jr. Student Services Building

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G

  • GRA — Georgia Research Alliance
  • GTAA — Georgia Tech Athletics Association or Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • GTAB — Georgia Tech Advisory Board
  • GTCN — Georgia Tech Cable Network
  • GTF — Georgia Tech Foundation
  • GTISC — Georgia Tech Information Security Center
  • GTMI — Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (located in the Fuller E. Callaway Jr. Research Building)
  • GTRC — Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • GTRI — Georgia Tech Research Institute

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H

  • HTS — History, Technology, and Society, School of
  • The "Hill" — The historic area of campus where the offices of senior Institute administrators are located

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I

  • IAC — Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • IBB (or "IB squared") — Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences
  • IC — Interactive Computing, School of
  • ILE — Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • INTA — International Affairs, Sam Nunn School of
  • IPaT — Institute for People and Technology
  • IRI — Interdisciplinary Research Institute (there are 12 on campus)
  • IRP — Institutional Research and Planning
  • ISYE — Industrial and Systems Engineering, H. Milton Stewart School of

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J

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L

  • LMC — Literature, Media, and Communication, School of
  • GT-Lorraine — Georgia Tech's campus in Metz, France

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M

  • ME — Mechanical Engineering, George W. Woodruff School of
  • MIRC — Microelectronics Research Center
  • MRDC — Manufacturing Related Disciplines Center
  • MSE — Materials Science and Engineering, School of

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N

  • NAA – North Avenue Apartments and Dining Hall
  • 'Nique – See "Technique," below

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O

  • OHR — Office of Human Resources
  • OIE — Office of International Education
  • OIT — Office of Information Technology
  • OMED — Office of Minority Educational Development
  • OSP — Office of Sponsored Programs

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P

  • PCS — Printing and Copying Services
  • PSP — President's Scholarship Program

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R

  • Ramblin' Wreck — 1930 Model A Ford car that serves as a school symbol; the student body is also called the Ramblin' Wrecks from Georgia Tech
  • RATS — Freshmen (Recently Acquired Tech Students/Recruit At Tech)
  • ResNet — Network, television and telephone support for the Department of Housing
  • RHA — Residence Hall Association

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S

  • Scheller — Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business
  • SEAL — Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (GTRI)
  • SEI — Strategic Energy Institute
  • SGA — Student Government Association
  • The "Shaft" — Richard C. Kessler Campanile outside the Fred B. Wenn Student Center
  • SPP — School of Public Policy

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T

  • Team Buzz — Tech’s annual campus-wide community volunteer initiative
  • Tech Green — Large green space adjacent to the Richard C. Kessler Campanile, near the Fred B. Wenn Student Center
  • Tech Trolley — Stinger bus that runs to Technology Square
  • Technique — Student newspaper
  • Technology Square or Tech Square — Area of campus east of the Downtown Connector that includes the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Georgia Tech Hotel, Global Learning and Conference Center, and several restaurants
  • The Good Word — To Hell With Georgia!
  • THWG — To Hell With Georgia!
  • TSRB — Technology Square Research Building

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W

  • West Campus — Residence halls on the west side of campus (newer dorms)
  • The Whistle — The steam whistle that marks five minutes before each hour; also the faculty/staff newspaper
  • WLC — Women's Leadership Conference
  • Word — Results of old exams used for studying
  • WRC — Women's Resource Center
  • WREK — Campus student-run radio station

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Y

  • Yellow Jackets — Name of all sports teams

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