December 28, 2007 – Using tiny gold particles embedded with dyes, Georgia Tech and Emory researchers have shown that they can identify tumors under the skin of a living animal. These tools may allow doctors to detect and diagnose cancer earlier and less invasively.
December 21, 2007 – Asssistance from Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute helped a south Georgia boat manufacturer dramatically boost sales while cutting costs. The company is the third-largest employer in rural Grady County.
December 18, 2007 – Tiny copper structures with pores at both the nanometer and micron size scales could play a key role in the next generation of detonators used to improve the reliability, reduce the size and lower the cost of certain military munitions.
December 18, 2007 – Dr. William Wepfer has been named the Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. Chair of the School of Mechanical Engineering, effective Jan. 1.
December 12, 2007 – Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will deliver the address to the undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology's 229th commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 15 at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
December 11, 2007 – Research reported December 11 in the journal Advanced Materials describes a potentially promising strategy for encouraging the regeneration of damaged central nervous system cells known as neurons.
December 7, 2007 – Georgia Tech Athletic Director Dan Radakovich announced that U.S. Naval Academy football coach Paul Johnson had accepted the position of the Yellow Jackets' new head football coach.
December 7, 2007 – Georgia Tech's fall enrollment was more than 18,000 for the first time in its history. The increased number of students can be attributed to several factors, including higher retention and an increase in the number of new graduate students
November 28, 2007 – Understanding how and why fuel cells fail is the key to both reducing cost and improving durability, according to researchers in the Georgia Tech Research Institute's (GTRI) Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies.
November 25, 2007 – Using room-temperature processing, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have fabricated high-performance field effect transistors with thin films of Carbon 60, also known as fullerene.
November 21, 2007 – A new study reveals that as temperatures decreased centuries ago during a period called the Little Ice Age, the number of wars increased, famine occurred and the population declined.
November 20, 2007 – A 1957 classic sits in the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) clean room. It's not a Chevy, but a Veeco vacuum evaporator more than six feet tall and five feet wide.
November 19, 2007 – Four Georgia Tech research scientists - Yuhong Fan, Ph.D., Melissa Kemp, Ph.D., Francesca Storici, Ph.D, and Ming Yuan, Ph.D. - are among the 29 across the state to be selected as Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholars for 2008.
November 16, 2007 – According to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the swarm intelligence of honeybees can be adapted to improve the efficiency of Internet servers faced with similar challenges. A bee dance-inspired communications system developed by Georgia Tech helps Internet servers that would normally be devoted solely to one task move between tasks as needed, reducing the chances that a Web site could be overwhelmed with requests and lock out potential users and customers.
November 15, 2007 – Four Georgia Tech faculty members were named American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows for 2007. Honored for their outstanding social or scientific efforts were Judith Curry, Randall Engle, Cheryl Leggon and Rick Trebino.
November 13, 2007 – The College of Computing at Georgia Tech and Chapman & Hall/CRC Press announced the launch of 'Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications', the first published collection on petascale techniques for computational science and engineering, at the SC07 conference.
November 9, 2007 – Famed inventor Thomas Edison made the light bulb, phonograph and motion picture camera commercially successful. That focus on commercializing innovation is now providing the foundation for a new venture bearing Edison's name at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
November 7, 2007 – A new standard for assessing the environmental-friendliness of carpet will help consumers sort out the complex sustainable attributes and encourage manufacturers and their suppliers to utilize environmentally preferable materials and practices.
November 6, 2007 – The Sting Racing Team sponsored by Georgia Tech and SAIC reached the semifinals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Urban Challenge, but did not quality for the final challenge.
November 2, 2007 – Elliot Moore, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Savannah, Ga. campus, has been recognized as one of the nation's top young scientists with a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award.
October 31, 2007 – As the Institute continues on its ambitious plan for a "global Tech," the Office of the Provost has named School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Steve McLaughlin as its first vice provost for International Initiatives.
October 29, 2007 – Research reported October 29 in the online version of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides evidence that some molecular interactions on cell surfaces may have a 'memory' that affects their future interactions.
October 29, 2007 – Georgia Tech College of Management now offers an Executive MBA in Management of Technology (EMBA-MOT) for rising professionals in tech-heavy fields.
October 25, 2007 – Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough and Samuel Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, will be honored at the Council on Competitiveness annual dinner tonight for their leadership on the Council's National Innovation Initiative (NII).
October 19, 2007 – Cries of 'booyah' echoed through Technology Square October 18 as CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer filmed in the courtyard of the Georgia Tech College of Management building.
October 18, 2007 – Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough participated in a high-level working session on climate change policy in Washington, D.C., that was sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency
October 17, 2007 – Georgia Tech devotees have the opportunity to browse for Georgia Tech merchandise and show their spirit at a number of upcoming events.
October 15, 2007 – Saying it is the best way he can contribute to Georgia Tech, School of Mechanical Engineering Professor Ray Vito has accepted the offer to become Tech's first vice provost of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.
October 12, 2007 – The ability to tactually recognize fine spatial details, such as the raised dots used in braille, is especially important to those who are blind. With that in mind, a team of researchers has identified the neural circuitry that facilitates spatial discrimination through touch. Understanding this circuitry may lead to the creation of sensory-substitution devices, such as tactile maps for the visually impaired.
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October 8, 2007 – Georgia Tech researchers have discovered a method of predicting the behavior of light on the nanoscale during radiation heat transfer, opening the door to the design of a spectrum of new nanodevices and nanotechnologies, including solar thermal energy technologies.
October 6, 2007 – The video gaming industry is growing, with U.S. sales expected to hit $15 billion in 2010. Georgia Tech is playing an important role in supporting the new industry.
October 4, 2007 – Georgia Tech has announced an agreement with Agilent Technologies Inc. to supply its electronic design automation (EDA) software, support, and training to a new center at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta.
October 3, 2007 – Flu vaccine delivered through painless microneedles in patches applied to the skin could soon be an alternative to delivery through hypodermic needles, according to researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
October 2, 2007 – The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), a national leader in information security research and education, today announced the release of the GTISC Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2008.
September 29, 2007 – Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon Team is celebrating another milestone as their solar powered house heads to D.C. Students, faculty and staff from every college on campus have been working on the house for more than a year and the competition is finally around the corner.
September 29, 2007 – Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon Team is celebrating another milestone as their solar powered house heads to D.C. Students, faculty and staff from every college on campus have been working on the house for more than a year and the competition is finally around the corner.
September 28, 2007 – Bonnie Heck Ferri has been named the recipient of the IEEE Education Society's 2007 Hewlett-Packard/Harriet B. Rigas Award. Ferri is a professor and the associate chair for graduate affairs in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
September 28, 2007 – Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon Team is celebrating another milestone as their solar powered house heads to D.C.
September 27, 2007 – A new biosensor developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) can detect avian influenza in minutes. The biosensor is economical, field-deployable, sensitive to different viral strains and requires no labels or reagents.
September 26, 2007 – Apollo 13 Astronaut, Captain James Lovell, will present Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) senior, Nicole Larsen with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public presentation and ceremony, Wednesday, September 26 at 3pm in the Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech campus.
September 26, 2007 – Using stalagmites found in two different caves in Borneo, Georgia Tech researchers found that the tropical Pacific may play a much more active role in historic climate change events than was previously thought.
September 25, 2007 – Georgia Tech and Emory researchers have created a computer simulation that sheds new light on how the nervous system reinvents its communication with muscles after sensory loss. The findings could someday be used to better diagnose and rehabilitate patients with balance problems by retraining their muscles and improving overall balance.
September 25, 2007 – A process that has long been used to boost productivity in manufacturing operations is being applied to the health care industry - with dramatic results. With assistance from Georgia Tech, a rural Georgia hospital has dramatically improved efficiency by using lean techniques.
September 24, 2007 – Dr. Krishan Ahuja, Regents Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering, has been appointed director and general manager of Georgia Tech-Ireland (GTI).
September 21, 2007 – Two Georgia Tech emeritus professors - a physicist and mathematician - say it's time to define the kilogram in a new and more elegant way. They've made a proposal to redefine the kilogram as the mass of a very large - but precisely-specified - number of carbon-12 atoms.
September 18, 2007 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $31 million over five years -- one of the largest NIH grants in Georgia history -- to a partnership of Atlanta academic, research and healthcare institutions, including Georgia Tech, focused on accelerating the translation of laboratory discoveries into healthcare innovations for patients.
September 18, 2007 – Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough is participating in a panel discussion on 'Education and the Workforce: Skill Sets for the 21st Century' at a national summit on American competitiveness hosted by U. S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.
September 18, 2007 – Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish "The Origins Project," a center for integrated research, education and public outreach focused on the chemistry that may have led to the origin of life.
September 18, 2007 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a miniature sensor that uses polymer membranes deposited on a tiny silicon disk to measure pollutants present in aqueous or gaseous environments. An array of these sensors with different surface coatings could be used during field-testing to rapidly detect many different chemicals.
September 15, 2007 – Buildings in Georgia Tech's new Biotechnology Complex were designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together faculty members from different departments into "research neighborhoods" that focus research strengths on specific areas.
September 15, 2007 – Georgia Tech researchers are taking a comprehensive approach to producing bioethanol: selecting the best plant material, preparing the plants for conversion, breaking down the carbohydrates into simple sugars, fermenting the sugars into alcohol and separating the ethanol from water.
September 13, 2007 – Collaboration between Baltimore-based GSE Systems and the Georgia Institute of Technology offers a new tool for industrial training that combines traditional classroom teaching with hands-on experience using advanced computer simulations of complex industrial facilities.
September 12, 2007 – When thinking of the Georgia Institute of Technology, two key attributes consistently come to mind - innovation and tradition. A recent challenge for Georgia Tech's communications team was developing a television spot that would demonstrate, in just 30 seconds, the Institute's long tradition of being a technological leader, while also capturing more than 100 years of school spirit.
September 10, 2007 – Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a new technique for nanolithography that is extremely fast and can be used in liquids and outside of a vacuum. The technique could help make the manufacturing of nanocircuits commercially viable.
September 10, 2007 – Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have discovered that gently shaking embryonic stem cells, similar to how an embryo is shaken in the mother's womb, improves their development and could some day even be used to control what type of cell they eventually become.
September 5, 2007 – A dime-sized tropical crab that has invaded coastal waters in the Southeast United States is having both positive and negative effects on oyster reefs, leaving researchers unable to predict what the creature's long-term impact will be.
August 29, 2007 – Celebrating 100 years of musical tradition, Georgia Tech's band will march in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Band members will be raising money to support their trip throughout the next year.
August 28, 2007 – Jean-Luc Bredas is the third most cited author for scientific papers on organic thin-film transistors over the past decade, according to Essential Science Indicators (ESI) Web site, published by Thomson Scientific.
August 28, 2007 – A simpler technique for testing public drinking water samples for the presence of the radioactive element radium can dramatically reduce the amount of time required to conduct the sampling required by federal regulations.
August 27, 2007 – Georgia Tech students working in the Advanced Wood Products Lab are learning lifelong skills and creating award-winning furniture .
August 23, 2007 – Moving beyond carbon nanotubes, researchers are developing insights into a remarkable class of tubular metal-oxide nanomaterials that can be produced in water with a high degree of control over their diameter and length.
August 22, 2007 – Technology Review magazine has recognized two Georgia Tech researchers, Karen Liu and Xudong Wang, among the world's top innovators under the age of 35.
August 21, 2007 – Georgia Tech College of Management recently rose in rankings of Forbes (for top MBA programs) and U.S. News & World Report (for undergraduate business programs) while winning recognition in Fortune Small Business as one of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."
August 21, 2007 – Many have expressed concerns regarding a recent incident on the Georgia Tech campus. In the interest of keeping the Tech community fully informed, I would like to provide the details we have to date.
August 20, 2007 – Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers are the first to create a nanoparticle capable of detecting and imaging trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide (thought to be an early indicator of many diseases) in animals. The nanoparticles could some day be used as a simple, all-purpose diagnostic tool to detect the earliest stages of any disease that involves chronic inflammation - everything from cancer and Alzheimer's to heart disease and arthritis.
August 17, 2007 – Georgia Tech ranks seventh among the nation's public universities for undergraduates - the highest ranking in the Institute's history - and is among the top ten public universities for the ninth consecutive year.
August 17, 2007 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that it has requested assistance from the Attorney General of Georgia to collect evidence related to its continuing review of state procurement card (PCard) usage. This request comes after ongoing analysis identified additional deceptive activity.
August 17, 2007 – Georgia Tech's Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has named Mark Allen the new senior vice provost for Research and Innovation.
August 17, 2007 – Georgia Tech College of Management jumped 11 spots in Forbes magazine's latest rankings of the top MBA programs, rising to 34th (15th among public universities).
August 16, 2007 – Georgia Tech Research Center Deputy Director Dr. David E. Parekh will be leaving Georgia Tech to take a high-level position with United Technologies Corp. in East Hartford, Conn. Effective September 10, Parekh will become director of the United Technologies Research Center and the company's vice president for research.
August 14, 2007 – In a continuing effort to safeguard students, faculty and staff, the Georgia Institute of Technology has implemented a new emergency communications system. Known as the GT Emergency Notification System (GTENS), the system allows urgent messages to be distributed in the form of e-mail, voice mail, and text messages in a matter of minutes.
August 12, 2007 – Georgia Tech researchers have received a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) award to participate in a multi-university center that will develop a computer-aided design environment for micro-electromechanical systems and nano-electromechanical systems.
August 9, 2007 – The Sting Racing team will be one of 36 teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Urban Challenge this fall.
August 7, 2007 – Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) is giving the disability community and aging population a new tool that helps identify new products, research and services available to them.
August 2, 2007 – As catastrophic floods worsen in Bangladesh, a pilot forecasting program is being used to warn thousands of vulnerable residents in selected flood-prone regions. The forecasting system was designed by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
July 31, 2007 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has appointed Dene H. Sheheane, 38, as the Institute's director of Government Relations
July 30, 2007 – About twice as many Atlantic hurricanes form each year on average than a century ago, according to a new statistical analysis of hurricanes and tropical storms in the north Atlantic. The study concludes that warmer sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and altered wind patterns associated with global climate change are fueling much of the increase.
July 26, 2007 – Southern Company said today that a thorough two-year study, conducted with the Georgia Institute of Technology, has identified conditions potentially favorable for wind power generation off the coast of Georgia, but costs and regulatory concerns remain to be resolved.
July 24, 2007 – Physicists at Georgia Tech have discovered a phenomenon which allows measurement of the mechanical motion of nanostructures by using the AC Josephson effect. The findings may be used to identify and characterize structural and mechanical properties of nanoparticles, including materials of biological interest.
July 19, 2007 – To increase job-safety training and awareness among younger Americans, scientists from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have joined with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other groups to introduce health and safety training to Georgia high schools.
July 19, 2007 – New research at the Georgia Institute of Technology could soon make that tangle of wires under desks and in data centers a thing of the past.
July 16, 2007 – Georgia Tech is the top producer of African-American engineering graduates in the United States, according to recently released rankings from Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
July 12, 2007 – South Korea's Woosong University has named John E. Endicott, professor of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy for the past 18 years at Georgia Tech, as its next president and vice chancellor.
July 9, 2007 – While the pace may slow during the summer months on some college campuses, the competition is heating up for the members of Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon team as they build an energy efficient house for this fall's national competition.
June 29, 2007 – Georgia Tech is part of a new research team that has won a bid from the Department of Energy for a $125 million bioenergy research center that will seek new ways to produce biofuels.
June 20, 2007 – The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is improving workplace safety at small- and mid-sized Georgia companies by helping them identify and resolve hazards to their workers.
June 19, 2007 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a partnership with South George College to establish a new degree program supported by both institutions.
June 19, 2007 – Though categorized as magnitude 7.8, the earthquake could scarcely be felt by beachgoers that afternoon. A low tide and wind-driven waves disguised the signs of receding water, so when the tsunami struck, it caught even lifeguards by surprise -- contributing to the death toll.
June 18, 2007 – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced four finalists for the position of senior vice provost for Research and Innovation.
June 15, 2007 – The numbers tell the story: 25 Georgia counties, about 420,000 vehicles assessed for emissions each year at more than 60 monitoring sites, data gathered for at least 100 days a year in the field. Fifteen years of systematic data collection along the roadside.
June 15, 2007 – A tiny single-celled organism that plays a key role in the carbon cycle of cold-water oceans may be a lot smarter than scientists had suspected.
June 14, 2007 – Approximately 23,000 current and former Georgia Tech students have been notified that an electronic file containing their demographic data, such as birthdates, may have been exposed. While no Social Security or credit card numbers (the data most commonly used for identify theft) were included in this file, some of the potentially exposed information is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
June 13, 2007 – Nearly 300 teams from 33 countries are gearing up to compete at RoboCup 2007 Atlanta, the world's most renowned competition for research robotics, at the Georgia Institute of Technology July 3-10.
June 13, 2007 – "Can a game change the world?" The Georgia Tech Emergent Game Group intends to show that it can. This summer they will present ActionQuest: ATL, a large-scale public big game where the goal is making the world a better place and having fun in the process.
June 7, 2007 – This summer, incoming freshmen at Georgia Tech will have an opportunity to start their college careers in Alaska. Part of the "Tech Treks" freshman orientation program, this 14-day trip focuses on physical challenges as well as mental and social development.
June 6, 2007 – Companies associated with Georgia Tech's science and technology incubator have raised more than a billion dollars in venture capital since 1999 - and in 2006 accounted for 10 of the top 25 venture deals in Georgia, including the two largest.
May 24, 2007 – Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have developed new clinical protocols detailing how to prepare, process and quantify quantum dots. The new protocols will arm laboratory physicians with the information they need to track biomarkers in cells and tissues.
May 22, 2007 – Citing a desire to return to teaching and research, Howard Rollins has announced his decision to resign his position as associate vice provost of International Programs. At that time, Dr. Rollins will assume his position as a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Psychology.
May 18, 2007 – The Georgia Institute of Technology today announced that it has terminated an administrative employee who is under investigation for the fraudulent use of a state procurement card for personal purchases valued at a minimum of $25,000. The employee's name is being withheld at the request of the investigating agency while the investigation is ongoing.
May 16, 2007 – A gene thought to be essential in helping chemotherapy kill cancer cells, may actually help them thrive. In a new study of chemo patients, scientists at Georgia Tech and the Ovarian Cancer Institute found that 70 percent of subjects whose tumors had mutations in the gene p53 were still alive after five years. Patients with normal p53 displayed only a 30 percent survival rate.
May 15, 2007 – This week, Georgia Tech announced that Paul Houston, a Cornell University professor and administrator, will be its newest dean.
May 10, 2007 – NASA's Johnson Space Center recently selected Georgia Tech College of Management to provide leadership training for engineers, scientists, and technologists who will be instrumental in extending the agency's reach deeper into space.
May 9, 2007 – The countdown begins for RoboCup 2007 Atlanta. The world's most renowned competition for research robotics, RoboCup 2007 Atlanta will be held at Georgia Tech July 3-10.
May 7, 2007 – Ward Winer, longtime chair of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, will retire later this year after nearly 20 years as the head of Tech's mechanical engineering program, the largest in the United States.
May 4, 2007 – A research team composed of electrochemists and materials scientists has produced a new form of the industrially-important metal platinum: 24-facet nanocrystals whose catalytic activity per unit area can be as much as four times higher than existing commercial platinum catalysts.
May 3, 2007 – Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of General Electric, will deliver the address at the Georgia Institute of Technology's 227th commencement ceremony for master's and undergraduate students. The event will begin at 9 a. m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Georgia Dome. Approximately 2,200 students are expected to graduate in the May 5 ceremony and a May 3 Ph. D. ceremony.
May 1, 2007 – A group from the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech puts the major carriers (UPS, FedEx and DHL) to the test every year with its Great Package Race, a contest to see which carrier can get a package to a very challenging locale the fastest and in the best condition.
May 1, 2007 – A Georgia Tech project has won an international competition that singles out the best operations research project by an organization.
April 30, 2007 – Georgia Tech hosted Ireland President Mary McAleese this morning in an effort to strengthen the university ties to Ireland. President McAleese met with Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough, officials from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) - the applied research arm of the university and associates from a company developed through Georgia Tech research and technologies.
April 30, 2007 – "Fanya Kaplan," directed by students Michael Gluzman and Brad Herrmann, won Best Picture at the Campus MovieFest National Grand Finale last Friday.
April 27, 2007 – Solvay and the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech are proud to announce the First Solvay-COPE Symposium on Organic Electronics. The event will be held in Atlanta on May 08, 2007.
April 26, 2007 – Two Biomedical Engineering majors from Georgia Tech are the recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering.
April 26, 2007 – A new technique for creating films of barium titanate (BaTiO3) nanoparticles in a polymer matrix could allow fabrication of improved capacitors able to store twice as much energy as conventional devices.
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April 25, 2007 – A Georgia Tech research team has discovered that water exhibits very different properties when it is confined to channels less than two nanometers wide - behaving much like a viscous fluid with a viscosity approaching that of molasses. Determining the properties of water on the nanoscale may prove important for biological and pharmaceutical research as well as nanotechnology.
April 24, 2007 – Georgia Tech biologists have discovered an important step in the production of the hormone cortisol production. Given the hormone's importance to health, understanding how it is made is essential to producing medications that can alter its production.
April 20, 2007 – Wayne Wolf, a leading expert in embedded computing systems and smart cameras, will join the Georgia Institute of Technology in July as its newest Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar.
April 19, 2007 – Join the Georgia Tech community in honoring those killed at Virginia Tech by supporting "Orange & Maroon Effect" this Friday, April 20th.
April 18, 2007 – Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will unveil the new National Information and Communication Technologies Policy for Liberia to leaders from industry, non-profits and academia at the 'E-Liberia Vision 2010' conference April 23-27 in Monrovia.
April 17, 2007 – The Institute conducts vulnerability assessments on facilities throughout campus and continually reviews preparedness and response procedures to enhance campus safety.
April 17, 2007 – Georgia Tech has received inquiries from concerned parents regarding campus preparedness. The Institute conducts vulnerability assessments on facilities throughout campus and continually reviews preparedness and response procedures.
April 17, 2007 – After returning from his Fulbright Fellowship in Kuwait, Biology and International Affairs double-major Nabil Wilf will study genetics at Cambridge thanks to the coveted Gates Cambridge Scholarship program.
April 17, 2007 – We are profoundly grieved and saddened by this horrible tragedy, and our hearts and prayers go out to the campus community of Virginia Tech, especially to the families of those who were killed or wounded.
April 11, 2007 – Unique three-dimensional solar cells that capture nearly all of the light that strikes them could boost the efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems while reducing their size, weight and mechanical complexity.
April 10, 2007 – Bernard Kippelen, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow in the Optical Society of America (OSA). One of 58 OSA members comprising the Society's class of 2007 Fellows, Kippelen is being honored for his contributions to organic nonlinear optical materials and optoelectronic devices.
April 10, 2007 – The Georgia Tech Library has transformed into an organization that connects people from around campus in a friendly academic environment, and that effort is being recognized nationally. The Library and Information Center was selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to receive the 2007 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award 'for its impressive five-year transformation into the heart and the soul of the community.'
April 5, 2007 – Researchers have demonstrated a prototype nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow.
April 4, 2007 – Klaus von Klitzing, 1985 Nobel Laureate in Physics, will visit campus on April 12th and 13th as part of the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative. Georgia Tech is one of 11 universities worldwide selected to participate in this groundbreaking educational program.
April 4, 2007 – The theater at Epidaurus has been known for centuries as an acoustic marvel that allowed spectators to hear in the back row - without the aid of modern microphones or sound systems. Georgia Tech researchers have discovered that Epidaurus' limestone seats created a sophisticated acoustic filter that carried instruments and voices all the way to the back of the theater.
April 2, 2007 – A Georgia Institute of Technology research team has received a $3.5 million grant to use tiny, power-saving analog chips to develop portable communications technology capable of scanning a broad range of radio-frequency (RF) bands for open channels.
March 30, 2007 – In the most widely read college rankings for graduate programs, Georgia Tech's graduate programs are again ranked among the finest in the nation. Tech's College of Engineering at number four retained its position in the elite top five. The most notable change this year comes from the College of Management jumping to 25th place from 34 last year in the highly competitive business schools rankings.
March 29, 2007 – As video games take their place in popular culture, new genres are emerging that take games beyond entertainment. Georgia Tech presents Living Game Worlds III, a symposium of game developers, scholars and activists discussing nonfiction games.
March 28, 2007 – Researchers have identified a group of bacteria that can detoxify a common type of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which have contaminated more than 250 U.S. sites, including river and lake sediments.
March 26, 2007 – Producing three-dimensional polymer line structures as small as 65 nanometers wide just became easier with new two-photon absorbing molecules that are sensitive to laser light at short wavelengths, allowing researchers to create them without highly sophisticated fabrication methods.
March 23, 2007 – Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded the Senator Paul Simon Award in recognition of its efforts to internationalize the campus. Sponsored by the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), the award recognizes recipients that show overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced in practices, structures, philosophies, and policies.
March 13, 2007 – The Georgia Tech campus and community are mourning the loss of College of Architecture Dean Thomas Galloway, who passed away Sunday, March 11.
March 12, 2007 – Georgia Tech College of Management offers great return on investment for undergraduate management majors, according to the latest BusinessWeek rankings. Georgia Tech placed second in the nation for return on investment among public colleges.
March 12, 2007 – Worldwide, more than one billion people lack access to an improved water source, such as a rainwater collection or dug well, and two billion still need access to basic sanitation facilities, such as a latrine.
March 8, 2007 – The three-dimensional shells of tiny ocean creatures could provide the foundation for novel electronic devices, including gas sensors able to detect pollution faster and more efficiently than conventional devices.
March 8, 2007 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have patented a discovery that could significantly increase reliability and reduce cost in equipment that helps protect U.S. military aircraft from attack.
March 7, 2007 – University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. announced the transfer of Board of Regents-owned property from Georgia State University to Georgia Tech.
March 7, 2007 – Dr Russell Dupuis, the Steve W. Chaddick Endowed Chair in Electro-Optics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive the prestigious IEEE Edison Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
March 6, 2007 – A new study suggests that ovarian cancer cells form by hijacking a developmental genetic process normally used to form fallopian tubes. The discovery not only provides a new target for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, but also opens new avenues for basic research in ovarian cancer pathology.
March 6, 2007 – A Georgia Tech researcher has discovered that for tasks involving spatial processing, preparing for the task and performing it are not two separate brain processes, but one - at least when there are a small number of actions to choose from.
March 2, 2007 – The Georgia Tech College of Computing hosted the New Face of Computing Symposium, signaling the debut of the College's new educational and research focus on people-centric computing.
March 2, 2007 – Georgia Tech's College of Architecture Dean's Symposium on the Changing Nature of Practice will focus on the emerging developments in music technology that promise to revolutionize musical performance, composition, analysis, and education.
February 28, 2007 – Researchers have taken advantage of the unique coupled semiconducting and piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide nanowires to create a new class of electronic components and devices that could provide the foundation for a broad range of new applications.
February 27, 2007 – Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, a professor in The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, is one of 13 scientists named as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar for 2007. One of only two professor level awardees, he will receive $150,000 in funding annually for five years to support his research efforts.
February 23, 2007 – In 2000, Georgia Tech researchers showed that fluid dynamics theory could be modified to work on the nanoscale, albeit in a vacuum. Now, seven years later they've shown that it can be modified to work in the real world, too - that is, outside of a vacuum.
February 22, 2007 – Georgia Tech researchers have a created a new satellite technology that allows satellites to blast off with less fuel, opening the door for deep space missions, lower launch costs and more hardware on board.
February 21, 2007 – Approximately 3,000 current and former Georgia Tech employees have been sent a letter informing them that personal information may have been compromised by unauthorized access to a Georgia Tech computer account by unknown sources outside the Institute. The information included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other potentially sensitive information including approximately 400 state purchasing card numbers.
February 19, 2007 – Dr. Carol A. Couch, director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division will give the Allen Prize Address at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts' annual Founder's Day luncheon on March 15.
February 16, 2007 – Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon team marked the beginning of its building phase with a groundbreaking of sorts. The team gathered at the Decathlon construction site along with sponsors and supporters to kick off the construction phase of the competition.
February 16, 2007 – The College of Computing at Georgia Tech, a national leader in the creation of real-world computing breakthroughs that drive social and scientific progress, announces the formation of the School of Computer Science and the School of Interactive Computing.
February 15, 2007 – Gary S. May, professor and Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the 2006 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
February 14, 2007 – Richard Hartlein has been named director of Georgia Tech's National Electric Energy Testing and Research Applications Center (NEETRAC).
February 14, 2007 – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have elected Abhijit Chatterjee and Joseph L.A. Hughes of Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering as IEEE Fellows.
February 14, 2007 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed an easier and faster method to detect disease biomarkers in liquid samples using highly porous, micron-sized, silica beads that contain optical and magnetic nanoparticles.
February 12, 2007 – Representatives from top Georgia companies and organizations joined Gov. Sonny Perdue, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and Former Speaker Newt Gingrich at Georgia Tech to sign a national initiative aimed at improving health care quality, information and cost-effectiveness for employees and their families.
February 8, 2007 – As Microsoft recently demonstrated with its belated Office 2007 software package and Vista operating system, postponing new product launches can take a heavy toll on the bottom line, according to a new study.
February 6, 2007 – The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts announces the recipients of the 2007 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service - Charles and Lessie Smithgall. In 1988, the Smithgalls gave the anonymous gift to name a newly established college for Ivan Allen Jr.
February 5, 2007 – A Georgia Tech physics group has discovered how and why the electrical conductance of metal nanowires changes as their length varies. Determining the structural properties of nanowires is a big challenge facing the future of nanotechnology.
February 2, 2007 – Georgia Tech physicist Uzi Landman, along with a colleague from Technical University of Munich, has written the first book in the field of nanocatalysis.
February 1, 2007 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has launched a new program designed to help Georgia students whose families have an annual income of less than $30,000 earn their college degree debt-free. The program will be offered to all currently enrolled students and incoming freshmen for Fall Semester 2007 who meet eligibility requirements. Known as the Tech Promise, it is the first program of its kind offered by any public university in the state of Georgia.
January 29, 2007 – A new sensor that measures the motion created by sound waves under water could allow the U.S. Navy to develop compact arrays to detect the presence of enemy submarines.
January 26, 2007 – The Georgia Tech Graduate Technical Symposium, also known as [GT]2 (GT-squared) and hosted by the Georgia Tech Black Graduate Student Association, is now calling for abstracts and registrations for this March 15-16 conference.
January 25, 2007 – Dr. Willie Pearson Jr., professor, School of History Technology and Society, has been involved since the concept stage with this NOVA program about Percy Julian, one of the most famous chemists of the 20th century who broke the color barrier in science.
January 23, 2007 – The National Science Foundation has awarded the College of Computing a grant to expand the pipeline of quality students and faculty at all educational levels and increase the participation of historically under-represented groups in computer science.
January 16, 2007 – Using different experimental techniques, two separate and independent research groups have verified the predictions of a Georgia Tech physics group regarding structure of gold nanoclusters from 11 to 24 atoms in size.
January 16, 2007 – Beginning in fall 2007, Georgia Tech's nationally- and internationally-ranked MBA program will be available in an evening format for the first time, allowing working professionals to complete their studies without interrupting their careers.
January 16, 2007 – The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks third in the nation for the number of nanotechnology researchers that are 'highly cited' in peer-reviewed publications, and in the top ten for the number of first authors publishing in such journals.
January 16, 2007 – An early stage medical-materials company based at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing devices that may soon improve the treatment of human orthopedic conditions.
January 10, 2007 – On rainy nights in Georgia and across the nation, drivers greatly benefit from small, reflective markers that make roadway lanes more visible. A new automated system for installing the markers is expected to improve safety for workers and drivers.
January 8, 2007 – Georgia Tech scientist Bahareh Azizi will make her debut on PBS this week co-hosting, 'Science Investigators,' a program in which young, energetic scientists, not actors, lead viewers on an hour-long expedition to uncover a series of scientific mysteries.