December 19, 2006 – Vest N PDP (Police Dog Protection) donates bullet-proof/stab-proof vests to Georgia Tech's three K-9 police officers.
December 18, 2006 – Georgia Tech Professor Mark Borodovsky and Research Scientist Svetlana Ekisheva have penned Problems and Solutions in Biological Sequence Analysis , a companion to Biological Sequence Analysis, one of the top books in the field of bioinformatics.
December 18, 2006 – Laboratory experiments with a type of nanomaterial that has great promise for industrial use show significant potential for dispersal in aquatic environments -- especially when natural organic materials are present.
December 14, 2006 – IBM and seven leading U.S. universities announce new open software research projects designed in conformance with the Open Collaboration Research Principles, an open approach to overcome university-industry intellectual property challenges.
December 13, 2006 – Dr. Don Giddens, dean of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering, will be awarded the Biomedical Industry Growth Award by the Georgia Biomedical Partnership.
December 12, 2006 – Georgia Tech will host RoboCup 2007, the world's most renowned research competition for custom-built robots. RoboCup 2007 Atlanta, to be held July 1-10, 2007, marks the first time that the event will be hosted entirely on a college campus.
December 10, 2006 – By replicating the complex micron- and nanometer-scale photonic structures that help give butterfly wings their color, researchers have demonstrated a new technique that uses biotemplates for fabricating nanoscale optical structures.
December 8, 2006 – Alfred P. West Jr., CEO of SEI Investments, addresses undergraduates at commencement ceremonies on Dec. 16. Dr. Catherine BrÃ©chignac, president of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, speaks at the graduate commencement ceremony on Dec. 15.
December 8, 2006 – Analyses of a classic, slow-rupturing tsunami earthquake whose massive waves devastated the coast of Java, Indonesia, this past summer are providing insight to seismologists and engineers.
December 7, 2006 – Although corporate R & D operations are increasingly moving to emerging countries like India and China, companies continue to keep the majority of their cutting-edge R & D in developed nations, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
December 7, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a technique to study how unicellular micro-algae, known as diatoms, create their complex cell walls. They hope to learn how diatoms assemble intricate micro-architectures to find better ways to create nanomaterials.
December 5, 2006 – Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough has been asked to participate in the National Governors Association's Innovation America Task Force.
December 5, 2006 – Tom McDermott has been named director of the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
December 5, 2006 – An innovative combination of existing technologies shows promise for noninvasive, high-resolution imaging of cartilage in research on the progression and treatment of the common degenerative disease osteoarthritis.
December 1, 2006 – Dr. Robert Braun, the David and Andrew Lewis Associate Professor in Space Technology in Georgia Tech's Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, has been named a Fellow by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his significant contributions to astronautics.
December 1, 2006 – Athletics Director Dan Radakovich outlines his proposal to WREK, student radio.
November 28, 2006 – Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers have developed an innovative new technology that will help pediatric cardiac surgeons design and test a customized surgical procedure before they ever pick up a scalpel. With a better understanding of each child's unique heart defect, surgeons could greatly improve the likelihood that children with complex defects requiring multiple surgeries over a period of several years could have smoother recoveries and an improved quality of life after their operations.
November 27, 2006 – Four Georgia Tech faculty members have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow - Evans M. Harrell II, Boris Mizaikoff, Nancy Nersessian and Zhong Lin Wang.
November 27, 2006 – Using algorithms developed at Georgia Tech, a California medical software company has launched the first 'inverse planning' system for helping cancer treatment specialists optimize the placement of radioactive seeds used in the brachytherapy process.
November 13, 2006 – America's innovation leaders gathered in the nation's capital to celebrate America's cutting-edge innovations and to mark the 20th anniversary of the Council on Competitiveness. The event coincided with the November 13th release of Competitiveness Index: Where America Stands - the first assessment of America's position in the global economy since September 11, 2001.
November 10, 2006 – Raymond A. Jones Jr., an alumnus of Georgia Tech, has given $1.5 million to fund Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's second endowed chair. Dr. Bruce R. Ellingwood, a distinguished professor in the school, has been appointed to the chair.
November 7, 2006 – Next week Tech students will host Finding Common Ground, a series of talks designed to promote intellectual discussion and civility on campus. The Whistle recently spoke with Alison Graab, undergraduate SGA president, and Dean of Students John Stein about the state of public discussion on campus.
November 7, 2006 – Atmospheric scientists have reported a new and potentially important mechanism by which chemical emissions from ocean phytoplankton may influence the formation of clouds that reflect sunlight away from our planet.
November 2, 2006 – Georgia Tech/Emory researchers have integrated dopamine, a type of neurotransmitter, into a polymer to stimulate nerve tissues to send out new connections. The discovery, published in PNAS, is the first step toward the eventual goal of implanting the polymer into patients suffering from neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or epilepsy, to help repair damaged nerves.
November 2, 2006 – Microbes may compete with large animal scavengers by producing repugnant chemicals that deter higher species from consuming valuable food resources -- such as decaying meat, seeds and fruit, a new study suggests.
November 1, 2006 – Georgia Tech professor and composer Jason Freeman is bringing his musical passion to the Internet and letting his audiences shape the music they'll hear in performance. The Graph Theory Project is an online interface that enables users to choose their own path through a solo violin piece composed by Freeman.
November 1, 2006 – New Dean of Students John Stein aims to improve students' quality of life and promote intellectual discussion outside of the classroom.
October 25, 2006 – Georgia Tech and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have partnered to create a new $5 million pediatric research center. The Center for Pediatric Outcomes and Quality, housed with Tech's Health Systems Institute, will develop technologies and processes to solve problems associated with delivering quality care to children.
October 23, 2006 – Defense technology program assesses its short courses to strengthen certificates in Antenna Engineering, Electronic Warfare Technology, Infrared & Electro-Optical Technology, Radar Systems, Radar Signal Processing & Techniques, and Modeling & Simulation.
October 20, 2006 – When U.S. Battery Manufacturing Co. wanted to enhance its competitiveness by obtaining ISO (International Standards Organization) certification, company officials turned to Georgia Tech for help.
October 19, 2006 – Georgia Tech was recently named to the first President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for distinguished community service in recognition of extraordinary volunteer efforts by the university and its students.
October 17, 2006 – "Family of Woman," a photographic journey around the world, will be at Tech's College of Management Oct. 25 - Nov. 17 and is sponsored by the Georgia Tech Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and Americans for United Nations Population Fund.
October 16, 2006 – Mitchell Walker, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech's Daniel Guggeheim School of Aerospace Engineering, has received a grant for $380,000 through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program to study thrusters.
October 13, 2006 – The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech has changed its named to the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) to reflect its expertise in supply chains.
October 13, 2006 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Georgia Tech, Emory and Medical College of Georgia a grant to partner on a Nanomedicine Development Center that will focus on DNA damage repair. The $10 million center is Tech/Emory's third in less than two years.
October 13, 2006 – They may be black and white, but new research at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Zoo Atlanta shows that giant pandas can see in color.
October 13, 2006 – Researchers are mimicking one of Nature's best non-stick surfaces to help create more reliable electric transmission systems, photovoltaic arrays that retain their efficiency, MEMS structures unaffected by water and improved biocompatible surfaces.
October 12, 2006 – Tech's Center for Advanced Communications Policy and Shepherd Center, a catastrophic care hospital, have been awarded a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center grant on wireless technologies aimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.
October 10, 2006 – If you have the next great venture-capital concept, then workshops of the Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition are the place to go. The workshops can help refine your venture ideas, establish a team, and develop a business plan.
October 9, 2006 – The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center has been named the official meeting facility of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. The center is located in Midtown Atlanta in Technology Square next to the Georgia Tech Hotel.
October 6, 2006 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that Dr. Catherine BrÃ©chignac and Mr. Cecil J. "Pete" Silas will receive honorary doctoral degrees at the university's fall Commencement ceremony in December.
October 6, 2006 – Readers of The Scientist magazine ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of the top 15 places to work in academia in the United States.
October 5, 2006 – Hispanic Business magazine ranked the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of the nation's top ten engineering graduate schools for Hispanic students.
September 27, 2006 – Colleges and universities in the Atlanta region contribute $10.8 billion and 130,000 jobs to the state's economy annually, according to a study released by the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE).
September 27, 2006 – Georgia Tech Information Security Center announced it is creating a partnership with BellSouth (NYSE:BLS) and Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISSX) to explore security surrounding the emerging Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.
September 22, 2006 – A new technique for creating vertical alignment among liquid crystal molecules could allow development of less costly flexible displays and lead to a better understanding of the factors governing operation of the popular display systems.
September 20, 2006 – Georgia Tech is one of the top universities in the world for technology transfer and a top producer of start-up companies, according to a new biotechnology study from the Milken Institute.
September 19, 2006 – Tech alumna Linda Griffith was named today as one of 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2006 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
September 19, 2006 – A group of Georgia Tech alumni announced the creation of a new program designed to encourage students of Cuban descent to use the knowledge they acquired at Tech to work in Cuba whenever conditions allow.
September 15, 2006 – Though it's not a prescription to cure obesity or a magic wand to make traffic congestion disappear, the new Georgia Guidebook for Pedestrian Planning does provide detailed directions for administering a healthy dose of help.
September 14, 2006 – A study of more than 10 million spam e-mail messages suggests that Internet service providers could better fight unwanted junk e-mail at the network level -- rather than using currently available message content filters.
September 14, 2006 – Retailers' policy that the "consumer is king" has increasingly led some customers to abuse their power, claiming returned products are flawed when they actually have no defects, says Georgia Tech College of Management assistant professor Mark Ferguson.
September 10, 2006 – Researchers are developing a new screening system that would allow the simultaneous evaluation of hundreds or thousands of possible material combinations as candidates for future PEM fuel cells.
September 10, 2006 – Biorefineries developed to produce ethanol from cellulose sources such as trees could get a significant economic boost from the sale of high-value chemicals - such as vanillin flavoring - that could be generated from the same feedstock.
September 8, 2006 – Dr. William King, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech's George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a member of Technology Review's 2006 TR35, a list of top technology innovators under the age of 35.
September 8, 2006 – Georgia Tech students remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a memorial of nearly 3,000 American flags over the weekend and a remembrance ceremony on Monday.
September 8, 2006 – Using nanometer scale analysis techniques and quantities too small to explode, researchers have mapped the temperature and length-sale factors that make energetic materials - otherwise known as explosives - behave the way they do.
September 5, 2006 – Georgia Tech's College of Engineering is the only U.S. engineering college with all its ranked programs in the top 10 of their specialty areas.
September 5, 2006 – Researchers have shown how ultrasound energy can briefly 'open a door' in the protective outer membranes of living cells to allow entry of drugs and other therapeutic molecules - and how the cells themselves can then quickly close the door.
September 1, 2006 – Georgia Tech All-American wide receiver Calvin Johnson is working to improve sanitation in developing countries by helping to create a prototype for an improved solar latrine system.
August 30, 2006 – Concentrations of atmospheric ozone -- which protects Earth from the sun's ultraviolet radiation -- are showing signs of recovery in the most important regions of the stratosphere above the mid-latitudes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, a new study shows.
August 28, 2006 – Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has officially declared Sept. 1 College Colors Day, a date when every college fan is encouraged to wear his or her favorite college apparel.
August 28, 2006 – Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have conducted successful test flights of a hydrogen-powered unmanned aircraft believed to be the largest to fly on a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell using compressed hydrogen.
August 24, 2006 – Georgia Tech Emeritus Professor Stephen L. Dickerson and his wife, Jane, have provided $1.5 million to create the first endowed chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
August 23, 2006 – Participants of the Pan American Convention of Engineers/Union Pan Americana de Asociaciones de Ingenieria (UPADI) 2006 can earn continuing education units by attending the conference's technical sessions.
August 23, 2006 – Scientists at Georgia Tech have made an important step toward solving a critical puzzle relating to a chemical reaction that leads to DNA mutation. The research uncovers knowledge that could be critical to the development of strategies for cancer prevention and treatment.
August 23, 2006 – Dr. G. Wayne Clough, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, today appointed Dr. Gary B. Schuster provost succeeding Dr. Jean Lou Chameau who has been named president of the California Institute of Technology. The provost is the Institute's chief academic officer.
August 22, 2006 – The Georgia Tech Information Security Center invites the community to its lecture series focusing on information security challenges. GTISC has invited information technology and information security leaders to campus to discuss issues facing industry.
August 22, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received funding from the NASA/Earth Science Technology Office to evaluate a material called liquid crystal polymer (LCP) for electronics applications in space.
August 18, 2006 – U.S. News and World Report has ranked Georgia Tech as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Tech moved up to the eighth spot from ninth last year among the nation's top public universities for undergraduates.
August 16, 2006 – Eric Vigoda won the 2006 Fulkerson Prize for his paper titled "A polynomial-time approximation algorithm for the permanent of a matrix with nonnegative entries," co-authored with Mark Jerrum, U. of Edinburgh and Alistair Sinclair, UC Berkeley.
August 15, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers are developing a wearable computing system called the System for Wearable Audio Navigation designed to help the visually impaired, firefighters and soldiers navigate their way in unknown territory.
August 8, 2006 – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss met with some of Georgia Tech's top experts in alternative fuels and Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough to discuss new technologies designed to produce practical biofuels.
August 8, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made a discovery that could allow scientists to exercise more control over the catalytic activity of gold nanoclusters, an important development in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology.
August 7, 2006 – Georgia Tech broke ground on the new Marcus Nanotechnology Building, which has many people on campus and throughout the state filled with high hopes.
August 3, 2006 – Dr. Bryan Norton, a professor of philosophy in Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy, will address Georgia Tech's 225th commencement ceremony on Friday, August 4.
August 2, 2006 – What makes smaller bowls 'just right' for most people is how they help control the urge to over-serve food, says Koert van Ittersum, assistant professor of marketing at Georgia Tech College of Management.
August 2, 2006 – The Georgia Tech Provost Search Committee has made its recommendations for three finalists for the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs position. The three finalists - all current Georgia Tech administrators - are: Sue Rosser, dean of Ivan Allen College, Gary Schuster, dean of the College of Sciences, and William Wepfer, vice provost for Distance Learning and Professional Education.
August 2, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers have found a way to shrink all the sensing power of sophisticated biosensors - such as sensors that can detect trace amounts of a chemical in a water supply or a substance in your blood - onto a single microchip.
July 31, 2006 – Georgia Tech is the top producer of African-American engineers at the master's degree level, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine's annual college rankings report.
July 25, 2006 – Georgia Tech will join a statewide effort to improve customer service at Georgia's universities and state government.
July 25, 2006 – New technologies for security, commerce and entertainment may have a down side: potential interference with implantable medical devices. A Georgia Tech research center is working to head off those potential conflicts.
July 25, 2006 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has named William Melvin as director of its Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL).
July 25, 2006 – A company co-founded by a Georgia Institute of Technology researcher has received a substantial federal grant to develop and commercialize a nano-scale sensor called a
July 24, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers have created a nanoscale probe that can capture both the biochemical makeup and topography of complex biological objects in their normal environment - leading to better disease diagnosis and drug design on the cellular level.
July 20, 2006 – Georgia Tech alum Stephen Frick will command a NASA mission to the International Space Station.
July 10, 2006 – Georgia Tech's newly formed Nanotechnology Research Center has named Dr. James Meindl as its founding director.
July 10, 2006 – Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough has been invited by the White House to participate in the G8 Business and University Leaders Symposium on Innovation in Moscow this week.
July 5, 2006 – Robert Loewy, the William R. T. Oakes professor and chair of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, has received one of the most prestigious awards in aeronautics - the Daniel Guggenheim Medal.
June 30, 2006 – When officials at one of the world's premier golf club manufacturers were looking for ways to improve their production process, they didn't realize that a new and better approach was already sitting in many PGA professionals' golf bags.
June 29, 2006 – Gene amplification plays an important role in causing cancers. Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered that the location of a hairpin-capped break relative to the end of the chromosome will determine the fate of the amplification event.
June 28, 2006 – Georgia Tech has named Professor Ronald H. Bayor chair of the School of History, Technology and Society in Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1. Bayor joined the Tech faculty in 1973 and attained the rank of Professor of History in 1983.
June 27, 2006 – Georgia Tech is bringing the Disney Institute's professional development program, 'The Disney Keys to Excellence' to campus. This one-day event showcases the powerful strategies and business models that are the cornerstones of Disney's long-term success.
June 23, 2006 – Georgia Tech alum Douglas Wheelock has been selected to serve as a mission specialist for a shuttle mission to launch a module for the International Space Station.
June 21, 2006 – Alberto AlemÃ¡n Zubieta, chief executive officer of the Panama Canal Authority is scheduled to address a plenary session focusing on economic development during the Pan-American Convention of Engineers (UPADI) hosted by Georgia Tech September 19-22, 2006.
June 21, 2006 – Georgia Tech has opened a new research institute in Athlone, Ireland. The new institute's research will focus on RFID, IPTV, medical devices and energy.
June 21, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive device that can burn fuel in everything from home water heaters to jets with virtually no emissions.
June 20, 2006 – Chemistry graduate student Ashley Ringer, was selected by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) as one of nine outstanding research participants to attend the 56th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students.
June 20, 2006 – A research team from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the first silicon-germanium transistor able to operate at frequencies above 500 GHz.
June 17, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have completed a prototype device that can block digital-camera function in a given area. Commercial versions of the technology could be used to stymie unwanted use of video or still cameras.
June 16, 2006 – Researchers have developed the first ever computer program able to train itself to predict genes in genomic DNA sequences of eukaryotic organisms. The program may help researchers save a year or more off genome sequencing and interpretation projects.
June 16, 2006 – Innovative and profitable strategies for the recovery, recycling and reuse of used products will be the focus of the first annual Georgia Tech Sustainable Enterprise Product Re-X Conference on June 21 at the Georgia Tech College of Management.
June 15, 2006 – Georgia Tech has unveiled a solar decathlon house that is sure to capture the imagination of those who appreciate technology as well as those who are environmentally conscious. The Tech team is finishing the initial concept phase of its solar-powered house that will compete in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2007. The competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, and Tech will compete against 19 other teams for the top honor.
June 15, 2006 – Chevron will form a $12 million partnership with Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute to develop renewable transportation fuels.
June 13, 2006 – Tech's College of Computing and College of Engineering announce the founding of the Robotics and Intelligent Machines center (RIM@Georgia Tech), a new interdisciplinary research center drawing on the strengths of robotics experts from both colleges.
June 13, 2006 – A worsening epidemic of anti-malarial drug counterfeiting is increasing the likelihood of drug-resistant parasites, yielding false-positive results on screening tests and risking the lives of hundreds of thousands of malaria patients, mostly children.
June 13, 2006 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and Maryland-based GSE Systems Inc. (GSE)(Amex - GVP) have signed an agreement to collaborate on research, development, education and training in advanced simulation systems.
June 12, 2006 – James Meindl will be awarded the 2006 IEEE Medal of Honor.
June 12, 2006 – Using magnetic fields as powerful as those in medical imaging equipment, scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a fail-safe technique for permanently erasing data from magnetic computer drives.
June 5, 2006 – Researchers have developed a new technique that could provide detailed information about the growth of carbon nanotubes and other nanometer-scale structures as they are being produced.
June 4, 2006 – A report released June 4 at the annual meeting of the Southern Growth Policies Board summarizes how Georgia participants in a group of statewide "innovation forums" envision harnessing the economic potential of technology and innovation.
June 2, 2006 – The Marcus Foundation announced a $15 million commitment for Georgia Tech's Nanotechnology Research Center Building, a facility specifically designed to support interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
May 26, 2006 – Georgia Institute of Technology president, Dr. G. Wayne Clough, announced today that Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, Georgia Tech provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been named president of the California Institute of Technology and will be departing the Institute at the end of August.
May 26, 2006 – Discovering ways to reduce fuel consumption, developing devices for people with mobility impairments and designing state-of-the-art rescue robots are just three of the goals of a new $21 million NSF engineering research center that will include Georgia Tech.
May 23, 2006 – A new project led by Georgia Tech aims to develop strategies to help safeguard critical U.S. ports from earthquake damage.
May 18, 2006 – Georgia Tech's Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering honored Dr. Ben T. Zinn, a longtime, well-respected professor, on May 18 by naming its combustion laboratory the Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratory.
May 17, 2006 – Ciro De Falco, Executive Vice President of Inter-American Development Bank will be the opening plenary speaker for the Pan American Convention of Engineers/Union Pan Americana de Asociaciones de Ingenieria (UPADI) hosted by Georgia Tech, September 19-22.
May 16, 2006 – Volatile weather, summer smog alerts, soaring fuel prices and rising greenhouse-gas levels have focused increased attention on cleaner, more-sustainable technologies. That concern can be clearly seen among the startup companies formed in Georgia Tech's VentureLab program.
May 15, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers are hoping to unlock the design secrets of nature to create everything from better sensors to better robots.
May 14, 2006 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has launched a sweeping restructuring of its business and community assistance programs as part of a new initiative known as the Enterprise Innovation Institute.
May 11, 2006 – For two days, May 11-12, researchers from 20 institutions will gather at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the first International Symposium for Biologically-inspired Design and Engineering.
May 9, 2006 – In research that could improve climate prediction models, scientists at Georgia Tech and NASA have found that thunderstorms over Tibet provide a main pathway for water vapor and chemicals to travel into the stratosphere, home of the protective ozone layer.
May 9, 2006 – Engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a new approach to phased-array antenna design that could allow a single ultra-wideband device to do the job of five conventional antennas.
May 5, 2006 – Chief operating officers are something of a mystery. Second in command, they are typically responsible for day-to-day delivery of business results, but their role can vary widely by company, causing confusion over COOs' value, according to a new book.
May 5, 2006 – Sophomores Jonathan Diaz, Andrew Marin and A.J. Friend are Tech's latest recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
May 4, 2006 – Bernard Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot Inc. and chairman of the board, Marcus Foundation, will deliver the address at the Georgia Institute of Technology's 224th commencement ceremony. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Georgia Dome. Approximately 2,200 students are expected to graduate.
May 2, 2006 – Georgia Tech and France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) have partnered to create a joint international research unit to be based at Georgia Tech Lorraine. The unit's research will focus on telecommunications and innovative materials.
May 1, 2006 – Management recognized the vision, achievement and leadership of its alumni at the business school's Third Annual Celebration, inducting twelve business leaders into the Hall of Fame, Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Council of Outstanding Young Alumni.
April 30, 2006 – Researchers who study analog chips are in high demand today. Interest in these efficient and adaptable integrated circuits (ICs) is surging because of their advantages over conventional digital chips.
April 26, 2006 – The Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) and Belgian chemical giant Solvay announced a $3 million deal for OLED research.
April 21, 2006 – Georgia Tech has new chief communications officer. Jim Fetig, a retired military officer who has held leadership positions in government and corporate affairs, has been named an associate vice president and head of Institute Communications and Public Affairs. He assumed his new duties on Apr. 10.
April 21, 2006 – Officials from Georgia Tech and Carbon Motors Corp. - a new U.S. automaker with plans to locate in Georgia - have taken the first step toward a collaboration that would develop the world's first vehicle built expressly for law enforcement agencies.
April 21, 2006 – Using experimental data and simulations, researchers have identified key parameters governing the outcome of nanoimprint lithography, a technique that offers an alternative to traditional lithography in patterning integrated circuits and other structures.
April 21, 2006 – Scientists have used a powerful molecular imaging technique to see inside living cells infected with the most pervasive and potentially fatal childhood respiratory virus known to medicine -- respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
April 20, 2006 – Based on a clinical model created by the CDC, Dr. Eva Lee, a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has developed a program, called RealOpt, to help U.S. state, city and county health care departments organize and test the most efficient plan for treating infectious illness, whether it's a natural or man-made outbreak.
April 20, 2006 – The College of Architecture will host its annual Dean's Symposium on the "Changing Nature of Practice" on Saturday, April 29. This year's symposium is a public discussion of the Atlanta BeltLine and the issues that surround it.
April 18, 2006 – According to Thomas L. Friedman, renowned best-selling author and New York Times columnist, Tech's President G. Wayne Clough "had to rethink education in a flattening world out of sheer necessity."
April 18, 2006 – Thomas L. Friedman, renowned best-selling author and New York Times columnist, showcases Georgia Tech in the re-release of his most recent book, The World Is Flat, originally published in 2005.
April 15, 2006 – Dr. Helen Grenga, the first full-tenured female engineering professor at Georgia Tech, passed away on April 14.
April 13, 2006 – The public is invited to see innovative and unusual search and rescue robots, the four-legged dog robots playing soccer, and the fast-moving small-size robots at the 2006 KUKA RoboCup U.S. Open at Georgia Tech.
April 13, 2006 – Researchers have developed a new technique for powering nanometer-scale devices without the need for bulky energy sources such as batteries.
April 13, 2006 – A study of how electrons behave in circuitry made from ultrathin layers of graphite - known as graphene - suggests the material could provide the foundation for a new generation of nanometer scale devices that manipulate electrons as waves.
April 10, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed the "Chemical Companion," a PDA software tool that will help first responders identify 130 of the most common chemicals associated with hazmat incidents.
April 6, 2006 – An economic impact study sponsored by ten of Georgia's top companies finds that greater flexibility within Georgia higher education would increase the economic impact and competitiveness of Georgia Tech and the state's other public research universities.
April 5, 2006 – Georgia Tech's urban architecture and urban design team has won first place in the Dubai Forum on Sustainable Urban Development (DSUD). The international competition sought the best proposal for rehabilitating Dubai's Central Business District. Georgia Tech took the top prize, while Pavia University (Italy) placed second.
April 5, 2006 – Scientists at Georgia Tech and the University of Arizona have developed eyeglass lenses that can change focus. The lenses could replace bifocals and lead to programmable eyeglasses.
April 5, 2006 – Homecoming 2006 will be held Oct. 26-28, and Family Weekend is Oct. 5-7, 2006.
March 31, 2006 – Georgia Tech's graduate programs are again ranked among the finest in the nation in the most widely read college rankings for graduate programs, released today. Tech's College of Engineering retained its position in the elite top five.
March 30, 2006 – In research that could help control contamination from the radioactive element uranium, scientists have discovered that bacteria found in the soil and subsurface can help convert uranium contamination into an insoluble and immobile form.
March 30, 2006 – Researchers have identified a new test case that could be used for evaluating extraterrestrial samples for evidence of life. The new test could ultimately allow the use of simpler analytical instrumentation on future space missions.
March 30, 2006 – Researchers are using an innovative, multi-functional sensing tool to investigate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) release and its role in cystic fibrosis.
March 28, 2006 – A newly developed family of biodegradable polymers has shown potential for use in intracellular delivery and sustained release of therapeutic drugs to the acidic environments of tumors, inflammatory tissues and intracellular vesicles.
March 23, 2006 – Georgia Tech is hosting the 30th bi-annual Pan American Convention of Engineers/Union Pan Americana de Asociaciones de Ingenieria (UPADI), September 19-22, 2006. This is the first time the conference has been hosted in Georgia and by Georgia Tech.
March 17, 2006 – During spring break group of students will help people whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina rebuild their lives. It's the latest in a series of efforts by the students, faculty and staff of Georgia Tech to help those who were displaced by last year's storms.
March 16, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have released a study supporting the findings of several studies last year linking an increase in the strength of hurricanes around the world to a global increase in sea surface temperature.
March 16, 2006 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute will open a research facility in Athlone, Ireland this summer with research and collaborations valued at about $24 million over a five-year period with support from IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for industrial development and overseas investment in Ireland.
March 16, 2006 – Telecommunications researchers have demonstrated a novel communications network design that would provide both ultra-high-speed wireless and wired access services from the same signals carried on a single optical fiber.
March 15, 2006 – The effect of mood on how people process information changes greatly as they age, suggests new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
March 15, 2006 – Jarret Lafleur, a fourth-year aerospace engineering major and a President's Scholar, was named to USA Today's 2006 College Academic All-Stars first team.
March 14, 2006 – Georgia Tech's Music Department within the College of Architecture will soon offer a master's degree in Music Technology, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
March 14, 2006 – Atlanta businessman and civil rights leader Jesse Hill Jr. has been named the recipient of the 2006 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.
March 14, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that by using gold nanorods, rather than nanospheres, they can detect malignant tumors hidden deeper under the skin and destroy them with lasers only half as powerful as before - without harming the healthy cells.
March 14, 2006 – Using the unique properties of new nanometer-scale magnetic particles, researchers have for the first time separated for reuse two different catalysts from a multi-step chemical reaction done in a single vessel.
March 14, 2006 – Graphite, which gives pencils their marking ability, could be the basis for a new class of nanometer-scale electronic devices that have the attractive properties of carbon nanotubes - but could be produced using established manufacturing techniques.
March 10, 2006 – A new Georgia Tech study suggests that exotic plants in the presence of their natural enemies actually do better in their introduced ranges. The findings could help mitigate the $120 billion in damage caused by exotic species in the U.S. each year.
March 10, 2006 – A new environmental test facility at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is helping manufacturers of furnishings, paints and building materials meet increasingly strict regulations on chemical emissions that can impact indoor air quality.
March 9, 2006 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology announce energy savings by a factor of more than 500 in simulations with their ultra energy efficient embedded architecture based on Probabilistic CMOS (PCMOS).
March 9, 2006 – As the operator of the Atlanta node of National LambdaRail, Southern Light Rail offers connectivity to over 150 universities and research institutions through a national advanced fiber optic network.
March 9, 2006
March 6, 2006 – Housed within the Georgia Tech Research Institute, SENSIAC is one of the newest information analysis centers serving the U.S. Department of Defense with information and education programs.
March 3, 2006 – Georgia Tech's School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), ranked No. 1 in the country for the past 15 years by U.S. News & World Report, has received a commitment of $20 million from Georgia Tech alumnus H. Milton 'Milt' Stewart and his wife, Carolyn Stewart.
March 2, 2006 – A new institute at Georgia Tech and Emory will develop systems and technologies designed to help improve communication among all the players in health care, from the patients to the doctors, administrators and insurers. Tech will receive funding totaling $5 million to establish the institute, called The Health Systems Institute (HSI).
February 28, 2006 – Companies' high-speed computer networks could soon be much safer from attack, thanks to technology developed by Intrinsic Security, winner of the Georgia Tech College of Management's 2006 Business Plan Competition.
February 28, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers are assisting in the development of a new statewide interoperable communications sytem that will help the state's public safety agencies communicate better during crisis situations.
February 27, 2006 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced that Steven Salbu has been selected as the Stephen P. Zelnak Dean of its College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech. His appointment becomes effective July 1.
February 27, 2006 – Four Georgia Tech graduate students from the College of Architecture will travel to Dubai to compete in a worldwide urban planning and sustainability competition in March. The Georgia Tech team, headed by Professor Richard Dagenhart, will represent North and South America in the international competition.
February 24, 2006 – A new educational initiative headquartered at Georgia Tech aims to develop a work force for the future nanotechnology industry -- and to educate the public about vital nanotech issues.
February 22, 2006 – Dan Radakovich, formerly senior associate athletics director at Louisiana State University, is Georgia Tech's new Director of Athletics.
February 21, 2006 – A software system developed at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is helping the U.S. Navy maintain key aircraft, including the RQ-2 Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and the P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft.
February 17, 2006 – In an important step toward accelerating drug discovery, researchers have created computer models of more than 900 cell receptors from a class of proteins known to be important drug targets. The models, which are now freely available to noncommercial users, promise to help scientists narrow their research inquiries, potentially speeding up the discovery of new drug compounds.
February 17, 2006 – A new book published by a Georgia Tech business expert describes how companies can maintain a strong focus on customers -- and shows how many firms lose that key advantage.
February 16, 2006 – Large amounts of a chemical that boosts ozone production are being transported to North America from across the Pacific Ocean in May. These higher levels of NOx could be contributing to significant increases in ozone levels over North America.
February 16, 2006 – Contrary to popular belief, lower cost isn't the chief factor driving companies to locate their research-and-development (R&D) operations in foreign countries like China and India, according to a new study sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
February 13, 2006 – Georgia Tech presents the second annual Living Game Worlds Symposium featuring digital media experts from industry and academia including a key note address by Will Wright, designer of the two best-selling computer games SimCity and The Sims.
February 13, 2006 – Scientists at Georgia Tech have created technology capable of detecting trace amounts of biological or chemical agents in a matter of seconds, much faster than traditional methods, which can take hours or up to a day. The system may lead to enhancements in the ability of authorities to respond to a biological or chemical weapons attack as well as increase the speed of medical testing.
February 9, 2006 – A Georgia Tech professor won the second annual Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition at the recent independent Slamdance Film Festival, honoring independent gamemakers and filmmakers, held alongside the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
February 9, 2006 – Georgia Tech has developed a new probe for AFM (the primary tool for nano-scale imaging) capable of high-speed imaging 100 times faster than current AFM. This technology could prove invaluable for many types of nano-research, even translating into movies of molecular interactions in real time.
February 8, 2006 – Catherine Brechignac, adjunct professor of Physics and a distinguished visiting scholar chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been appointed president of France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the largest scientific organization in Europe.
February 8, 2006 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a technology to help spectrometers analyze substances using fewer parts in a wider variety of environments, regardless of lighting. The technology can improve the portability while reducing the size, complexity, and cost of many sensing and diagnostics systems that use spectrometers.
February 8, 2006 – IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology today announced that one of the world's most powerful supercomputing clusters will anchor Georgia Tech's new Center for the Study of Systems Biology.
February 6, 2006 – The U.S. Department of Energy selected Georgia Tech as one of twenty schools that will compete in the Solar Decathlon 2007 in Washington, DC. Each team will be awarded $100,000 over two years to support the Solar Decathlon's research goal of reducing the cost of solar-powered homes and advancing solar technology.
February 3, 2006 – Winning a thumbs-up from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CardioMEMS Inc. has launched its EndoSureâ¢ sensor, which makes testing safer and more convenient for aneurysm patients. The device is based on intellectual property from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
February 1, 2006 – The roster of Georgia Tech alumni and supporters who will be saluted during the Gold & White Honors celebration March 16 includes researchers, philanthropists and business leaders.
January 27, 2006 – A group of experts in science, engineering and public policy from Georgia Tech, Imperial College London and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have a plan to make biofuels and biomaterials a viable supplement to petroleum.
January 25, 2006 – Innovolt Inc., a company assisted by Georgia Tech's VentureLab program, has received a technology license from Georgia Tech and is poised to begin testing and marketing a new approach to protecting electronic devices from electricity surges.
January 24, 2006 – The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, which recognizes research excellence in the broad field of management science, has awarded its 2005 Pierskalla Award in health care and management science to Eva Lee.
January 24, 2006 – Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found genetic evidence that supports a controversial hypothesis that humans and chimpanzees may be more closely related to each other than chimps are to the other two species of great apes - gorillas and orangutans. They report that the rate of human and chimp molecular evolution is much slower than that of gorillas and orangutans, with the evolution of humans being the slowest of all.
January 20, 2006 – The Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club spent 10 minutes chatting via radio with International Space Station commander and Georgia Tech alum William McArthur on Jan. 19. Hear the transmission here.
January 19, 2006 – Yves Berthelot, a professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been named director of Georgia Tech Lorraine. Georgia Tech Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Jean-Lou Chameau will serve as president.
January 19, 2006 – The MacArthur Foundation announced four grants totaling nearly $8 million to Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and Princeton universities to increase the number of researchers working on projects at the intersection of science and security policy.
January 19, 2006 – Georgia Tech's business incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), has received another honor: listing as one of 'four incubators that are setting the pace.'
January 18, 2006 – President Wayne Clough has been named chair of the National Academies/National Research Council committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects. The committee is being charged with overseeing studies into why the levee failures occurred when Hurricane Katrina struck the city last year and reviewing the designs and plans for rebuilding the flood protection systems around New Orleans.
January 16, 2006 – A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers is developing an inexpensive, handheld device that could help medical personnel provide faster and more accurate injections. The devices uses Doppler ultrasound to locate veins.
January 12, 2006 – FOCUS, Georgia Tech's annual recruitment/awareness event for minority undergraduate students, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The program is designed to give minority undergraduate students and any student who feels that the program will be beneficial a chance to visit Georgia Tech, encourage them to pursue graduate studies and participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
January 11, 2006 – Frank T. Rothaermel, assistant professor of strategic management at Georgia Tech College of Management, was only one of four young scholars in the United States or Canada to win a 2006 Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
January 11, 2006 – The Association for Computing Machinery, the oldest and largest society for computing and technology professionals worldwide, has recognized two Georgia Tech professors for their contributions to computing and information technology.
January 11, 2006 – How do high schools provide advanced classes to students who have completed all the math their high schools offer? Fulton County Schools found a solution by partnering with Georgia Tech to provide college-level calculus classes via distance learning.
January 11, 2006 – Dave Braine, Georgia Tech's Director of Athletics, will retire due to health reasons.
January 6, 2006 – Georgia Tech presents a short course on 'Healthcare Financial Management' designed for healthcare managers who want to lead their areas of responsibility to lower costs, collect more revenue and improve processes.
January 4, 2006 – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will co-host the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education January 5-6, 2006, in Washington, DC. The Secretaries will engage leaders of U.S. higher education in a renewed partnership to strengthen international education, emphasizing its importance to the national interest. Secretaries Rice and Spellings have called this Summit, organized by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to initiate a dialogue on the need for government to work collaboratively with the non-governmental sector on the future of U.S. higher education in a global arena.