December 23, 2011 – A device that determines how a patient’s blood is clotting – information that could help doctors prescribe more personalized doses of a popular anti-clotting drug – won first prize at the Fall 2011 Capstone Design Expo.
December 23, 2011 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named four Georgia Tech professors as 2011 Fellows.
December 22, 2011 – McCamish construction presses on during season.
December 21, 2011 – The U.S. Senate voted in late September to confirm Arnold F. Stancell, emeritus professor and Turner Servant Leadership Chair in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, as one of the newest members of the National Science Board.
December 16, 2011 – Julie Champion, assistant professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, and Andrew S. Neish, professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine, are the recipients of one of two Breakthrough Awards launched by The Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF).
December 16, 2011 – Entertainment ideas for spending the holidays in town and reminders of changes in on-campus activity.
December 16, 2011
December 16, 2011 – Approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students will graduate at Georgia Tech’s 241st commencement at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will address the doctoral and master’s ceremony at 9 a.m., while U.S. Representative John Lewis will address the undergraduates at 2 p.m.
December 16, 2011 – Charging stations are located on the first floor of the deck, best accessed by entering the deck from 4th Street.
December 15, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has named William H. Foege a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage. A transformational leader in global health policies who made possible the eradication of smallpox and other diseases worldwide, Foege will be honored during events at the Institute’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts on March 14-15, 2012.
December 15, 2011 – With ten shopping days left until the biggest holiday of the year, the Georgia Tech College of Computing has released its own unique spin on the traditional holiday gift guide, showcasing some of the year’s biggest research stories and providing top technologists with all sorts of “gift” ideas for this holiday season.
December 15, 2011 – Marathon will stream online for several days to raise money for Child's Play.
December 14, 2011 – The coming years will bring increased personalization, innovation and flexibility in the media landscape, according to the Georgia Institute of Technology. These findings were announced in today’s release of the FutureMediaSM Outlook 2012, a multimedia report that offers Georgia Tech’s annual viewpoint on the future of media and its impact on people, business and society over the next five to seven years.
December 13, 2011 – Georgia Tech helped the Peachtree City, Ga. facility of Hoshizaki America cut its costs by more than $7 million and increase productivity by 75 percent through implementation of a continuous improvement system.
December 13, 2011 – Submissions sought from across the southeast for new clean energy companies.
December 13, 2011 – Professor Ravi Bellamkonda has been named the first Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory.
December 12, 2011 – After an extensive multimillion-dollar restoration, the Historic Academy of Medicine will be unveiled during a grand reopening on Dec. 15. Now owned and operated by the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 70-year-old property will provide a historic venue for the Institute as well as a unique location for private events.
December 12, 2011 – North Avenue Apartments are the latest addition to the Institute's list of LEED Gold-certified buildings.
December 12, 2011 – A survey of U.S. stem cell researchers found that nearly four in ten researchers have faced excessive delay in acquiring a human embryonic stem cell line and that more than one-quarter were unable to acquire a line they wanted to study.
December 12, 2011 – The Lamar Allen Sustainable Education Building will be Georgia Tech’s participant.
December 12, 2011 – Tech women help APD by exercising and grooming their horses.
December 8, 2011 – Georgia Tech student Vivian Stepp and faculty member Julie Champion will spend Friday, December 9, at the White House as part of the Obama Administration’s “Champions of Change” roundtable event.
December 8, 2011 – An internationally-known health information technology (IT) leader and a top nonprofit health IT organization are collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology on a new public-private initiative designed to accelerate the use of health IT.
December 8, 2011 – Reminders of safety measures and stress-relievers during the week preceding final exams.
December 7, 2011 – Enterprise to Empower and the Georgia Tech Library host book drives for children in need.
December 4, 2011 – When RNA ribonucleotides become embedded in genomic DNA, they can cause problems for cells, but not much is known about the fate of these ribonucleotides. A new study identifies two mechanisms cells use to recognize and remove ribonucleotides from DNA.
December 2, 2011 – The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) has hit the right chord by blending research with technology that meets industry needs while creating tools for new and memorable performances.
December 1, 2011 – Clean energy can help meet growing electricity demand and minimize pollution in the southern United States, but progress to adopt renewable energy strategies has been hindered by a number of myths, according to a new study by Georgia Tech and Duke University researchers.
December 1, 2011 – Regents' professor Zhong Lin Wang has received a 2011 Materials Research Society Medal for his contributions in the discovery, controlled synthesis, and fundamental understanding of zinc oxide nanowires and nanobelts.
November 30, 2011 – With the holiday season upon us – and all the festive food it brings – people should know that the color contrast between dinnerware and what's placed on top can affect how much we serve ourselves and consume, according a Georgia Tech College of Management researcher.
November 21, 2011 – Georgia Tech will select six students to represent the Institute in Chapel Hill, N.C.
November 16, 2011 – In an effort to reduce long lines for quick printer and computer access, the Georgia Tech Library has installed eight new quick-use, walk-up computers in the Library East Commons (LEC) on 1st floor East.
November 16, 2011 – The InVenture Prize at Georgia Tech is an innovation competition for undergraduate students at the Institute.
November 16, 2011 – The Library and Clough Commons will have altered hours from Nov. 24–27.
November 15, 2011 – A research team headed by Georgia Tech Professor of Chemistry David Sherrill has developed a computer program that can study larger molecules faster than any other program in existence. The analysis program is designed to improve knowledge about why certain molecules are attracted to each other and how those relationships can be "tuned" to improve drug development.
November 14, 2011 – Systems engineers at Georgia Tech offered the Georgia Aquarium accurate predictions on how its new AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit would impact aquarium guest flow and how to optimize the operations logistics, efficiency and show schedules for the exhibit.
November 10, 2011 – The College of Computing's Robotics and Intelligent Machines Center will use a gift of nearly $1 million of robotics from Coca-Cola Bottle Co. Consolidated to create at Manufacturing Robotics Logistics Laboratory on the Georgia Tech campus.
November 10, 2011 – Read about the campus Gameday Recyling program, an upcoming Earth Day design contest and green holiday tips.
November 10, 2011 – Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing new approaches for identifying "insider threats" before an incident occurs. They are creating a suite of algorithms that can detect threats by analyzing massive amounts of computer data for unusual activity.
November 10, 2011
November 10, 2011 – Tech’s undergraduate research journal brings a new edition of its print publication to campus this week, highlighting the research culture prevalent even among students early in their studies at the Institute.
November 8, 2011 – Researchers from the Georgia Tech College of Computing, working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have developed a digital data tracking system (BLIS) to assist low-resource clinical laboratories in developing countries. During a six-month pilot implementation in three hospital labs in Cameroon, BLIS accounted for a 66 percent decrease in errors and a 50 percent reduction in employee workload.
November 8, 2011 – Gilda Barabino was elected president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, it was announced at the 2011 BMES Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.
November 7, 2011 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have received a grant to study the use of microneedle patches for the low-cost administration of polio vaccine.
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November 7, 2011 – Nanotechnology researchers have conducted the first direct comparison of two fundamental techniques that could be used for chemically doping sheets of two-dimensional graphene for the fabrication of devices and interconnects.
November 4, 2011 – Physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a theory that describes, in a unified manner, the coexistence of liquid and pinned solid phases of electrons in two dimensions under the influence of a magnetic field. The theory also describes the transition between these phases as the field is varied.
November 2, 2011 – Researchers are developing software to measure platelet count, neutrophil count and hemoglobin levels in real time at home. The information is vital for assessing the degree of toxicity from treatment with chemotherapy or radiation.
November 2, 2011 – Doctors and engineers from Georgia Tech and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta teamed up to develop a kidney replacement device designed especially for children.
November 1, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has been designated a Rotorcraft Center of Excellence (RCOE) for the seventh consecutive time. The $7.2 million contract will fund the center for the next five years.
October 31, 2011 – Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light.
October 30, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and IBM have announced a new research initiative that will apply advanced systems modeling and large-scale data analytics capabilities to integrate traditionally disparate data that affects health.
October 28, 2011 – Before a packed auditorium in the middle of Georgia Tech’s Homecoming week, Microsoft’s Research Chief Strategy Officer—and two-time Tech alumnus—Craig Mundie, EE 1971, MS CS 1972, laid out a technology-enhanced vision of the future. And that future, he said, is not so far away. Source: Office of Communications
October 26, 2011 – Johnson will talk Yellow Jacket football with students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans.
October 26, 2011 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives. The low-cost sensors include carbon nanotubes and can be printed on paper.
October 25, 2011 – Here are a few honors bestowed upon Tech students during the past few months.
October 25, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide manufacturing education programs to high school students.
October 25, 2011 – DNA sequences for human and chimpanzees are nearly indentical, despite vast phenotypical differences between the two species. Georgia Tech researchers have determined that the insertion and deletion of large pieces of DNA near genes are highly variable between humans and chimpanzees and may account for these major differences.
October 24, 2011 – A new study demonstrates that mechanical forces diminish or enhance the growth and remodeling of bone and blood vessels depending on when they are applied during tissue regeneration and wound healing.
October 24, 2011 – Three to five awards, ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, will be given depending on stage of device development.
October 20, 2011 – Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Consulate General of France, will again present “France-Atlanta 2011 - Together Toward Innovation.” The 2011 series, planned for October 26 through November 12, covers France and United States collaborations in the domains of science, economics, culture and humanitarian efforts.
October 19, 2011 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working on communication solutions for networks so futuristic they don’t even exist yet.The team is investigating how to get devices a million times smaller than the length of an ant to communicate with one another to form nanonetworks. And they are using a different take on “cellular” communication—namely how bacteria communicate with one another—to find a solution.
October 19, 2011 – Students have until Oct. 31 to decide what they believe and submit essays for consideration.
October 19, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and Shepherd Center have been awarded a $4.75 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for research and development of wireless technologies aimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. The grant supports the continuation of a decade of innovative research and engineering at the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC), a collaboration between Shepherd Center and Georgia Tech.
October 18, 2011 – Events begin this week and culminate with football vs. Clemson on Saturday, Oct. 29.
October 17, 2011 – A research team led by Patrick Traynor (Computer Science) has discovered how to program a smartphone to sense nearby keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent accuracy. Source: Office of Communications
October 17, 2011
October 17, 2011 – Scientists for the first time have identified and mapped the chemical structure of molecules used by certain species of marine seaweed to kill or inhibit the growth of reef-building coral.
October 13, 2011 – Those staying in town for fall break have many options of things to do around Atlanta.
October 13, 2011 – New information on the role of insoluble dust particles in forming cloud droplets could improve the accuracy of regional climate models, especially in areas of the world that have significant amounts of mineral aerosols in the atmosphere.
October 12, 2011 – Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) seeks to educate, enable and engage students in social entrepreneurship, no matter what corner of campus they find themselves immersed in study.
October 12, 2011 – A two-year, $1.8 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration will launch the new Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium and foster the development of medical devices for children.
October 12, 2011 – Students will kick off their yearlong efforts for Relay For Life this week with three events that encourage people to start a team, join a team and start planning for the culminating Relay on campus in the spring.
October 11, 2011 – ATLANTA – Oct. 11, 2011 – Today the citizens of Liberia will elect a president, eight years after the end of its civil war, with the specter of violence still hanging overhead. But what if social media, Professor Michael Best (Interactive Computing) is asking, could identify and even help prevent dangerous situations from occurring? Source: Office of Communications
October 11, 2011 – The year ahead will feature new and increasingly sophisticated means to capture and exploit user data, as well as escalating battles over the control of online information that threatens to compromise content and erode public trust and privacy. Those were the findings announced by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in today's release of the Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2012. The report was released at the annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit, a gathering of industry and academic leaders who have distinguished themselves in the field of cyber security.
October 11, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is joining 32 other leading institutions today to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The goal is to invest a cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed, green revolving funds that finance energy-efficiency upgrades on campus.
October 10, 2011 – Physicists have predicted that under the influence of sufficiently high electric fields, liquid droplets of certain materials will undergo solidification, forming crystallites at temperature and pressure conditions that correspond to liquid droplets at field-free conditions. This electric-field-induced phase transformation is termed electrocrystallization and was performed at the Georgia Institute of Technology,
October 6, 2011 – Georgia Tech's Communication Center serves all students looking to improve in any type of communication.
October 6, 2011 – The Georgia Tech Pride Alliance and the Writing and Communication Program announce the premiere of Georgia Tech’s “It Gets Better” video, a public event on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
October 6, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks 24th among the top 200 universities recognized in the Times Higher Education Magazine’s 2011-2012 World University Rankings.
October 6, 2011 – During the AMP regional meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to provide thoughts on technology development, education and workforce development, facility and infrastructure sharing and policies that could create a fertile environment for innovation.
October 6, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of 21 teams selected for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) inaugural class of NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) awards.
October 5, 2011 – Public Policy’s Marilyn Brown and Doug Noonan are Co-PIs on a Georgia Tech team that has been awarded a 5-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will establish at Georgia Tech one of the nation’s first truly, interdisciplinary PhD program in energy science, technology, and policy.
October 5, 2011 – Young will speak to students on Oct. 11 about his Civil Rights legacy as part of the Freshmen Reading Project.
October 4, 2011 – A new report by Georgia Tech's Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) shows that the networked economy and new digital media technology have transformed the employment landscape for adults with disabilities, especially for those under the age of 30.
October 4, 2011 – Georgia Tech has been awarded two highly selective National Science Foundation grants totaling $2 million. The awards, designated for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the College of Computing, will fund two projects intended to change how high school students and teachers learn computer science.
October 3, 2011 – Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Research Center (MaRC) is one of the nation’s foremost multidisciplinary educational facilities focusing on developing next-generation manufacturing technologies. Since 1992, MaRC has been nationally recognized for its Manufacturing Education Program that has touched thousands of Georgia Tech graduates and its involvement in several research initiatives that have yielded start-up companies.
September 30, 2011 – The Georgia Tech Police Department and Environmental Health and Safety Office have made the Annual Campus Safety Report and the Campus Fire Safety Right-To-Know-Act Report available.
September 30, 2011 – Stephen Fleming, a Georgia Tech vice president and executive director of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, recently told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum that this loss costs U.S. competitiveness and jobs, both present and future.
September 29, 2011 – The National Science Foundation has awarded $6 million through its Division of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation to fund three projects involving researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
September 29, 2011 – For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering has been ranked no. 1 in the U.S. for Hispanic graduate students by Hispanic Business magazine.
September 28, 2011 – President Obama named Maria G. Westdickenberg, associate professor in the School of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as one of 94 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
September 28, 2011 – For the second year, the Woodruff Arts Center is making it easier for students to enjoy its offerings with three nights throughout the year for Tech students to visit for free.
September 28, 2011 – Georgia Tech is now a part of the Gig.U initiative
September 26, 2011 – Stealing the T from Tech Tower has long been heralded as a Yellow Jacket tradition, but some students are upset to see that tradition take a twist on campus.
September 26, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and Gwinnett Technical College, part of the Atlanta Health Information Technology (HIT) cluster, have been awarded a $1.65 million grant to enhance the state’s capabilities in this sector. The initiative is part of the federal government’s Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a tri-agency competition initiated to support the advancement of 20 high-growth, regional industry clusters. The Atlanta HIT cluster’s proposal was one of 20 selected from 125 applicants.
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September 23, 2011 – Bike-related activities will take place throughout the week for both cyclists and non-cyclists on campus.
September 23, 2011 – On Oct. 1, participants in the 13th annual Dream Mile 5K will wind through campus to benefit local child services nonprofits.
September 22, 2011 – Georgia Tech scientists have for the first time provided details of their "confinement controlled sublimation" technique for growing high-quality layers of epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide wafers.
September 22, 2011 – Abstracts for this year's Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC), which will take place Feb. 6-7, 2012, are now being accepted.
September 22, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and Tecnológico de Monterrey are launching the Trade & Logistics Innovation Center in Mexico City with an inauguration ceremony from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 30. The center, which is a partnership between the two institutions, will focus on improving Mexico’s logistics performance and increasing trade competitiveness.
September 22, 2011 – In a competition hosted by the City of Atlanta and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, a team of Georgia Tech students earned first prize and a monetary reward for proposing a system for electric vehicle adoption in Atlanta.
September 20, 2011 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly $2 million to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University to develop a new class of therapeutics for treating traumatic injuries and degenerative diseases.
September 20, 2011
September 20, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology will dedicate the new undergraduate learning commons to former Institute president and alumnus G. Wayne Clough at 9 a.m. on Sept. 24. The G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is a 220,000-square-foot, sustainably designed academic facility intended to enrich undergraduates’ academic environment and present innovative learning opportunities.
September 20, 2011 – Researchers have shown they can reverse the aging process for human adult stem cells, which are responsible for helping old or damaged tissues regenerate. The findings could lead to medical treatments that may repair a host of ailments that occur because of tissue damage as people age.
September 19, 2011 – A new study found that genes involved in creating different sexes, life stages and castes of fire ants and honeybees evolved more rapidly than genes not involved in these developmental processes.
September 19, 2011 – A team of researchers from Georgia Tech and Florida State University are investigating the perceptions older adults have of the usefulness of computers as a communication tool.
September 16, 2011 – Georgia Tech, a leader in innovation, entrepreneurism, commercialization and economic development, continues to initiate and foster programs designed to strengthen these strategic efforts. Many ongoing initiatives originated as part of an innovation task force while other programs continue to emerge to support the Institute’s entrepreneurial spirit.
September 14, 2011 – A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology is using the Aquarius underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida to study how the diversity of seaweed-eating fish affects endangered coral reefs.
September 14, 2011 – While state revenue collections have been positive for the last 14 months, state officials remain cautious. Over the summer, state agencies — the University System of Georgia included — were requested to develop a plan to return 2 percent of their state appropriation for each of the next two budget cycles. For the University System, a 2 percent reduction equates to a cut of $34.8 million for FY 2012; of this, $4.2 million will come from Georgia Tech.
September 13, 2011 – Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen has been appointed the new associate dean for faculty development and scholarship in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is a professor and the associate chair for strategic initiatives in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.
September 13, 2011 – Environmental Health and Safety holds its annual mock dorm room fire to encourage fire safety awarness and prevention.
September 13, 2011 – Georgia Tech is among the top U.S. public and private institutions invited to be part of the World Economic Forum’s Knowledge Advisory Board, a group of senior representatives from the foremost 200 universities worldwide that will advise the forum on how to engage with academic partners and the field of higher education.
September 13, 2011 – Georgia Institute of Technology sustained its top-10 ranking among public universities, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for undergraduate rankings.
September 12, 2011 – Phil McKnight, professor and chair of the School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, died unexpectedly of unknown cause during the Labor Day holiday. He was 69.
September 12, 2011 – On Sept. 9, Georgia Tech submitted the Institute’s appeal for specific decisions made by the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Committee on Infractions including vacation of the 2009 ACC Championship game. Although a specific date for the NCAA hearing has not been determined, an outline of the appeal process and tentative timeline is provided below.
September 9, 2011 – The Campus Tree Advisory Committee is looking for student members.
September 8, 2011 – Students from all areas of study are wanted to compete in a Siemens-sponsored case competition through Engineers Without Borders at Georgia Tech
September 8, 2011 – SAA kicks off its second year on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at eight locations across campus.
September 8, 2011 – By looking to Mother Nature for solutions, researchers have identified a promising new binder material for lithium-ion battery electrodes that could not only boost energy storage, but also eliminate the use of toxic compounds now used in manufacturing the components.
September 7, 2011 – Georgia Tech undergraduate student Onaje LaMont was awarded the $10,000 Pearson Prize for Higher Education. The announcement was made at the Pearson Student Leadership Summit, held at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 15.
September 7, 2011 – This executive learning program is designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations, government, industry and military who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations and seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response and system design.
September 7, 2011 – Students will participate in campus-wide events throughout the weekend of the anniversary to remember those who were lost a decade ago.
September 7, 2011 – Through a project called MedVault, researchers are developing a broad set of information security and privacy tools that can be integrated with electronic health records systems and work flows.
Researchers are Developing Technologies to Improve the Treatment for Premature Fusion of Skull Bones in Children
September 6, 2011 – Researchers in the Atlanta-based Center for Pediatric Healthcare Technology Innovation are developing technologies to better diagnose and treat children with craniosynostosis.
September 5, 2011 – Georgia Tech and University of Alabama researchers have received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to conduct fundamental research into plasma interactions with the walls of the structures containing them.
September 2, 2011 – Professor Joseph B. Hughes is stepping down from his position as chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), effective October 15, College of Engineering Dean Gary May announced Thursday.
September 1, 2011 – Robert L. Snyder, professor and co-chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, passed away on Sept. 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.
September 1, 2011 – The first Atlanta Mini Maker Faire will take place on Georgia Tech’s campus.
August 31, 2011 – The September issue of the Recycling Buzz is now available.
August 29, 2011 – ANAK, one of the oldest honor societies at Georgia Tech, has issued an open call for applications for its most prestigious award: the George Wingfield Semmes Memorial Scholarship. Until Wednesday, Sept. 7, undergraduate students in the College of Engineering may submit for up to $14,000 in scholarship money.
August 29, 2011 – Grad SGA is hosting a picnic for grad students and looking for Senators.
August 29, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded funding for two research projects from the Georgia Institute of Technology that focus on developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants.
August 25, 2011 – The Language Institute offers free writing and communications assistance to all Tech students.
August 18, 2011 – This fall Georgia Tech will enroll its most diverse incoming freshman class in the Institute’s 125-year history. This year's class boasts more African American and Hispanic students than last year as well as a record number of women for a freshman class at Tech.
August 17, 2011 – For the second consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been named one of the top five universities in the world for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences by The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
August 16, 2011 – On September 9 and 10 at 8 pm, Georgia Tech’s contemporary music ensemble Sonic Generator will perform in the Atlanta premiere of Maá—an evening-length performance at Atlanta Symphony Hall.
August 16, 2011 – Georgia Tech College of Computing researchers have developed an innovative wireless system called LifeNet designed to help first responders communicate after disasters. The researchers will demonstrate the LifeNet system at the ACM SIGCOM conference from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 in Toronto, Canada.
August 15, 2011 – Last week, Provost Rafael L. Bras formally charged Nelson Baker, vice provost of Distance Learning and Professional Education, with leading the transition and implementation process outlined in the task force report, “Defining a Path Forward for Georgia Tech-Savannah,” adopted this summer by President Peterson following an eight-month review of the coastal campus.
August 13, 2011 – A new computer model that describes the evolution of the Internet's architecture suggests a process similar to natural evolution took place to determine which protocols survived and which ones became extinct.
August 12, 2011 – The value of a degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology has been reaffirmed in a big way. Georgia Tech is number one on SmartMoney Magazine's list of the best 50 colleges based on return of tuition investment.
August 10, 2011 – Strengthening education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) remains a priority in Georgia. With approximately $1.6 million in funding made possible through Race to the Top (RT3) program, the Georgia Institute of Technology is partnering with K-12 schools to address this challenge.
August 10, 2011 – The students will receive graduate student fellowships from NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist to pursue master's or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at their respective institutions.
August 9, 2011 – A Regents' Professorship and Regents’ Researcher title represents the highest academic status bestowed by the University System of Georgia. It is meant to recognize a substantial, significant and ongoing record of scholarly achievement that has earned high national esteem over a sustained period.
August 9, 2011 – Millions experience leakage from their heart's tricuspid valve, but what causes it is not well understood. A new study found that either dilating the valve opening or displacing the papillary muscles that control its operation can cause the valve to leak.
August 8, 2011 – The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named two Georgia Tech professors as fellows for 2011. Paul Houston, dean of the College of Sciences and professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and C. David Sherrill, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry were added to the ACS Fellows list in August for their work in chemistry as well as their contributions to the society.
August 4, 2011 – Georgia Tech researchers have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch. Applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance, according to their research results.
August 4, 2011 – Georgia Tech students placed seventh out of the 16 competing universities in the third and final year of the EcoCAR Challenge. Georgia Tech also placed fourth in lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reductions, fifth in lifecycle petroleum use reduction and won the Best Vehicle Appearance award.
August 4, 2011 – Mark Hay, the Teasley Professor of Environmental Biology, will address approximately 900 undergraduates and graduate students at Georgia Tech’s 240th commencement on Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m
August 3, 2011 – The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) is one step closer to reality after the official renovation launch held Aug. 2. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez joined Georgia Tech representatives, officials from partner organizations and local, state and national government leaders for the event.
August 3, 2011 – The CRC will be closed for one week and partially closed for the next for cleaning, painting, repairs, installations and updates to the facility.
August 3, 2011 – Zimride offers a carpool matching system for members of the campus community seeking a partner with whom to share the ride.
August 2, 2011 – In August of 2016, when NASA's Juno Mission begins sending back information about the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, research done by Georgia Tech engineers using a 2,400-pound pressure vessel will help scientists understand what the data means.
August 2, 2011 – The Princeton Review ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology’s athletic facilities tops in the nation, according to their annual Best Colleges survey.
August 2, 2011 – An Atlanta-based company is taking advantage of the basic laws of physics -- and a Georgia Tech innovation -- to provide protection for financial transactions that use the "digital wallet" technology now under development.
July 29, 2011 – Scientists discover how an unstable protein, known as Lsb2 can control and regulate the formation of infectious protein particles called prions.
July 28, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that it will exercise its option to appeal the decision of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions announced earlier this month.
July 27, 2011 – Since his stroke 10 years ago, Henry Evans has been unable to scratch an itch or shave his own face. But now, even though he has significant motor impairments, he can scratch himself and shave his cheek with the aid of a Personal Robot 2 (PR2) in a laboratory setting.
July 26, 2011 – Georgia Institute of Technology’s Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory earned first place in this year’s Graduate Missile Design Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
July 26, 2011 – Taking advantage of the unique properties of zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have demonstrated a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device in which the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical modulation.
July 25, 2011 – For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 “Great Colleges To Work For” Honor Roll. Tech was the only four-year public institution in Georgia to receive the recognition.
July 22, 2011 – Undergraduate and graduate teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology captured first and second place in the competitions.
July 20, 2011 – Georgia Tech’s Relay For Life organizers are looking for students to fill executive board positions.
July 19, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology has received $200,000 from the Coca-Cola Foundation for student scholarships to China in support of the national 100,000 Strong Initiative.
July 18, 2011 – Japan's March 11 Tohoku Earthquake, among the strongest ever recorded, is providing scientists with a treasure trove of data on rare magnitude 9 earthquakes -- including new information about how a shock this powerful affects the rock and soil beneath the surface.
July 18, 2011 – Novel contrast agents that sneak into bacteria disguised as glucose food can detect bacterial infections in animals with high sensitivity and specificity. These agents can also distinguish a bacterial infection from other inflammatory conditions.
July 18, 2011 – Using a technique known as thermochemical nanolithography (TCNL), researchers are fabricating nanometer-scale ferroelectric structures directly on flexible plastic substrates that would be unable to withstand the processing temperatures normally required to create such structures.
July 14, 2011 – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Committee on Infractions has found the Georgia Institute of Technology men’s basketball and football programs have committed violations of NCAA regulations. The Institute was cited for a lack of cooperation during the investigation, a failure to meet the conditions and obligations of membership and preferential treatment violations
July 13, 2011 – Incoming freshmen are traveling through Alaska with Tech Treks.
Ratliff Invited to Serve on World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain
July 13, 2011 – Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, has been invited to become a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain for the 2011-2012 term.
July 13, 2011 – With R&D assistance from Georgia Tech and seed funding from the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), an Atlanta-based company is developing what it hopes will be the next-generation instrument for optimizing eyesight for the hundreds of millions of people who wear glasses or contacts.
July 13, 2011 – Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been awarded the Einstein Chair Professorship, the highest honor for visitors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
July 13, 2011 – Bill Todd, president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition since 2003, will join the faculty of Georgia Tech’s College of Management.
July 11, 2011 – Vaccine delivered to the skin using a microneedle patch gives better protection against the H1N1 influenza virus than a vaccine delivered through subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, researchers have found.
July 11, 2011 – Biomedical engineering students from the Georgia Institute of Technology placed first in the International E-Waste Design Competition's E-Waste Reuse Category for their project, CardioReach.
July 7, 2011 – After three decades and more than 130 missions, the NASA space shuttle program will come to a close on Friday with the final launch of Atlantis. And as with the first shuttle launch, a Yellow Jacket will be a part of this historic flight.
July 6, 2011 – Chemists have designed a multiple-compartment gel capsule that can simultaneously deliver hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. The microcapsules could be used for the treatment of diseases like cancer, which is often treated using combination chemotherapy.
July 6, 2011 – Researchers have discovered a way to capture energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters and cell phone networks to provide a new way of powering networks of wireless sensors, microprocessors and communications chips.
July 6, 2011 – The Center for Academic Success (formerly the Office of Success Programs) and the Library and Information Center coordinate the Freshman Reading Project to engage all incoming freshman students in a common reading experience at the start of their college careers.
July 5, 2011 – The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) team of Georgia Tech’s RoboJackets won 3rd place at the IGVC, held at Oakland University in Michigan June 3-6. This marks the 5th year the Robojackets have finished within the top 10 at the competition
July 5, 2011 – Kurt Frankel, a faculty member from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, died on Saturday after being struck by a car.
July 5, 2011 – Students, faculty and staff younger than 40 are encouraged to apply to a new award centered around green growth in research.
July 1, 2011 – Commemorating a career of scholarship and service to Georgia Tech, President G. P. “Bud” Peterson has awarded Don Giddens, who has led the nation’s largest College of Engineering for the past decade, the title of “Dean Emeritus.”
June 30, 2011 – Jianjun Shi, the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and professor at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, received the Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) at the annual conference in May 2011.
June 30, 2011 – The prize is awarded to someone whose personal courage has positively affected public discourse at the risk of his or her own career, livelihood or life. Nominations are now being sought for review by a committee composed of faculty, students and public members.
June 29, 2011 – Two Georgia Tech RoboBoat Teams made it to the finals in the 4th International RoboBoat Competition, held June 9-12 in Virginia Beach. Georgia Tech Aerospace System Lab placed 3rd and the Georgia Tech Savannah Robots placed 7th out of 15 university teams competing.
June 28, 2011 – The Georgia Tech Aerial Robotics team soared to new heights at the spring 2011 International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, capturing 1st place in both the outdoor autonomy and outdoor flight dynamics contests.
June 28, 2011 – Georgia Tech College of Computing researchers have developed innovative software for active reading, an activity that involves highlighting, outlining and taking notes on a document.
June 27, 2011 – A meta-analysis of bacteria-virus infections reveals a nested structure, with hard-to-infect bacteria infected by generalist viruses and easy-to-infect bacteria attacked by generalist & specialist viruses.
June 27, 2011 – Martha Grover, associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named recipient of the 2011 Computing and Systems Technology Outstanding Young Researcher Award, presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
June 27, 2011 – Mark Styczynski, an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, has received a 2011 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award for his research on metabolites, the small molecule building blocks necessary for all cellular functions.
June 27, 2011 – Julie Swann, co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics within the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been named the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Professor, effective July 1.
June 27, 2011 – Scientists have discovered fundamental steps of charging of nano-sized water droplets and unveiled the long-sought-after mechanism of hydrogen emission from irradiated water.
June 27, 2011 – Campers participating in the ARoPability workshop, offered by Georgia Tech over the next two weeks, are learning how to build, program and test robots – despite their visual impairments.
June 24, 2011 – Georgia Tech’s North Avenue Dining Hall opened for a few days this week so that members of the community could experience what the new venue has to offer.
June 24, 2011 – President Barack Obama today named Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee.
June 24, 2011 – Sanivation was one of 110 companies awarded $40,000 from Startup Chile, a six-month Chilean government program encouraging entrepreneurial activity in the South American country.
June 24, 2011 – Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson is participating in a national meeting focused on advanced manufacturing today in Pittsburgh. The gathering is part of President Barack Obama’s initiative focused on making American manufacturing more competitive.
“Red Fields to Green Fields” Plans Revealed for Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Hilton Head Island
June 23, 2011 – Georgia Tech researchers involved in the Red Fields to Green Fields program helped Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Hilton Head assess their distressed commercial real estate supplies and determine the best way to turn some into green space.
June 23, 2011 – Andrew Newman of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences discusses his views on why we need better tsunami forecasting techniques. The comment appears this week in the journal Nature.
June 23, 2011 – Biologists worldwide subscribe to the healthy herds hypothesis, but could it be that predators can also make prey populations more susceptible to other predators or even parasites? Biologists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered at least one animal whose defenses against a predator make it a good target for one opportunistic parasite. The research appears online in the journal Functional Ecology.
June 23, 2011 – The Zelnak Center recently became the Institute’s fourth building to earn LEED gold certification.
June 22, 2011 – Researchers have developed a novel iPhone application that may enable persons with Parkinson’s disease and certain other neurological conditions to use the devices to collect data on hand and arm tremors and relay the results to medical personnel.
June 22, 2011 – After more than 16 years of service to Georgia Tech, Rosalind Meyers, vice president for campus services, will retire this fall.
June 21, 2011 – Using barium oxide nanoparticles, researchers have developed a self-cleaning technique that could allow solid oxide fuel cells to be powered directly by coal gas at operating temperatures as low as 750 degrees Celsius.
June 20, 2011 – Parking and Transportation has partnered with viaCycle to bring bike sharing to campus.
June 20, 2011 – Georgia Tech electrical engineers have designed a new microspectrometer architecture using compact doughnut-shaped resonators that achieves high resolution and wide bandwidth.
June 16, 2011 – New research shows that systematically controlling the local and global environments during stem cell development helps to effectively direct their differentiation.
June 16, 2011 – Pinar Keskinocak, co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics within the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named the Joseph C. Mello Professor, effective July 1.
June 16, 2011 – The Parker H. Petit Director’s Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience will be within the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), an interdisciplinary research facility that Petit helped create with an endowment 15 years ago.
June 15, 2011 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G. P. “Bud” Peterson announced today that he is accepting task force recommendations regarding Georgia Tech-Savannah. The report, “Defining a Path Forward for Georgia Tech-Savannah,” provided a comprehensive review of the coastal campus and the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program (GTREP).
June 14, 2011 – A new study provides support for Darwin's hypothesis that the struggle for existence is stronger between more closely related species.
June 9, 2011 – Starting June 13, Tech will require everyone to provide or confirm emergency contact information.
June 8, 2011 – For students at all levels — undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral — summer is when they should contact the Fellowships Office for advisement on applying to many prestigious award programs.
June 8, 2011 – Hang Lu, associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected to receive the CSB2 Prize in Systems Biology, which is sponsored by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and by the Council for Systems Biology in Boston
June 8, 2011 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson kicked off his annual summer tour of the state today in Dalton, Georgia.
June 7, 2011 – Bob Nerem, professor emeritus in mechanical engineering and director of Georgia Tech and Emory Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Todd McDevitt, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of Georgia Tech's Stem Cell Engineering Center, will be two of the six members on the World Technology Evaluation Center panel.
June 7, 2011 – A newly released report indicates that the Georgia Institute of Technology made a $2.15 billion economic impact during fiscal year 2010, the highest of any institution in the University System of Georgia (USG).
June 7, 2011 – Yves Berthelot and Steve McLaughlin were notified last month that they had been assigned the grade of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre nationale de Merite”—the grade of knight in the French National Order of Merit.
June 6, 2011 – By studying the X-rays emitted when superheated gases plunge into massive black holes, astrophysicists have provided an important test of a long-standing theory that describes the extreme physics occurring when matter spirals into these massive objects.
June 6, 2011 – Georgia Tech Assistant Professor of Computing Eric Gilbert has developed software called courteous.ly, a service that shows current user email loads in real-time.
June 6, 2011 – Following a national search, Jane Chumley Ammons has been named the chair of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective July 1. Ammons is the first woman to be named a school chair in Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering.
June 3, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and NASA will review the achievements of the agency's Space Shuttle Program and look ahead to the future of space exploration during a symposium June 6-8. Georgia Tech will host "The Space Shuttle: An Engineering Milestone," at the university's Global Learning Center at 84 5th Street N.W. The event is open to media.
June 2, 2011 – Honors bestowed upon members of the campus community during recent months.
June 2, 2011 – With an eight-month review process complete, the Georgia Tech-Savannah Task Force has presented its findings to President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. The report, “Defining a Path Forward for Georgia Tech-Savannah,” is a comprehensive review of the coastal campus and the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program (GTREP).
June 1, 2011 – In a new study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have described a family of seven potential defect structures that may appear in sheets of graphene.
May 27, 2011 – Georgia Tech Professor William J. Koros has been selected as the 2011 Institute Lecturer by the National Program Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
May 26, 2011 – Pindrop Security, a new company based on technology developed by School of Computer Science researchers to verify caller ID, has won the 2011 GRA/TAG Business Launch Competition.
May 25, 2011 – The Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee works to improve the quality of bicycle infrastructure for the Tech community, making it safer and easier to bike for pleasure, health and commute.
May 23, 2011 – Georgia Tech is partnering with Northrop Grumman Corporation to develop a new type of Microelectromechanical Systems gyroscope technology for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Microscale Rate Integrating Gyroscope program.
May 20, 2011 – Third-year students Elizabeth Blumer, Joy Buolamwini and Sarah Vaden’s team was chosen as one of five from the U.S. to compete in the PolyU Global Student Challenge for its proposed business plan for CrossPath Music.
May 19, 2011 – ITI is a unique network that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration. As an independent academic association, it actively promotes networking and exchange among its membership.
May 18, 2011 – This weekend, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis and gold will pursue victory in their respective sports.
May 17, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has named the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to lead implementation efforts for the five-year, $10 million Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program.
May 15, 2011 – In a project sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory, researchers are giving autonomous robots the ability to work together to explore and map the interiors of buildings. Beyond soldiers, the capability could also help civilian first responders.
May 13, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company Fund are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. On May 13, students at Mary Lin Elementary School painted the "Green Eco School Bus” green and organized a drive to collect used cooking oil for processing into biodiesel, a renewable energy source.
May 12, 2011 – Georgia Tech School of Architecture students are testing their abilities to imagine, design and construct in an international competition intended to increase awareness of consumption behavior and the power of recycling.
May 11, 2011 – Alumna Kaitlyn Whiteside is participating in PBS’s 2011 Student Freedom Ride.
May 10, 2011 – Developed by Beki Grinter, an associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing, and her team, Kermit is an easy-to-use application that allows users to monitor and control network usage within their home environment, including measuring the actual network speed made available by their Internet service providers (ISPs) and tracking bandwidth usage over time.
May 9, 2011 – Researchers examining the San Andreas Fault in central California have found evidence that distant earthquakes can trigger episodes of accelerated (but still very slow) slip motion, deep on the fault.
May 9, 2011 – Researchers built a robot that can penetrate and "swim" through granular material. In this study, they show that by varying the shape of the robot's head or by tilting it up or down, they can control the robot's vertical movement in complex environments.
May 9, 2011 – As part of an ongoing effort to foster innovation and entrepreneurship within its campus community, the Georgia Institute of Technology has announced the creation of three new programs that will complement several well-established initiatives.
May 6, 2011 – Engineering schools in Georgia have collaborated to form the Georgia Consortium of Engineering Schools (GCES) dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of engineering education in Georgia.
May 6, 2011 – Georgia Tech Dining locations have modifed hours for the summer term. Please see below when each location will be operating during the next few months.
May 6, 2011 – Following a national search, Gary S. May, alumnus, professor and current chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been appointed as the next dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, effective July 1.
May 5, 2011 – More than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students will celebrate Georgia Tech’s 239th commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts and Sunday, May 8, at noon in the Georgia Dome.
May 3, 2011 – Students, faculty, staff and student organizations were honored for their service to each other and to the Institute at the annual Up with the White and Gold awards ceremony on Thursday, April 28.
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May 2, 2011 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly $5.4 million to a collaborative team of scientists at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas Biomedical Research Institute to develop vaccines for prevention of deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
May 2, 2011 – The Office of International Education (OIE) is looking for Tech students who have studied abroad to serve as ambassadors to those arriving to study at the Institute from other countries.
May 2, 2011 – The Campus Community Partnership Foundation (CCPF) honored a group of Tech students with its CASE grant.
April 28, 2011 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 33 Georgia Tech students with Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF), more than any other college or university in the state. The fellowships, valued at more than $120,000 each, include $30,000 per year for three years for graduate study and $10,500 annually for three years of tuition.
April 26, 2011 – Using time-lapse photography and mathematical modeling, the Georgia Tech team found that fire ants act collaboratively rather than individually to form a water-repellant, buoyant raft.
April 25, 2011 – GTRI researchers are developing a radar technique they hope will allow them to quickly screen individuals to determine if they have suffered an impairment such as concussion.
April 22, 2011 – Rousseau is the 3rd Georgia Tech faculty member to receive the annual award that recognizes outstanding contributions to research progress in the chemical sciences and engineering while interacting among industrial, academic and government research sections.
April 21, 2011 – This isn’t the first time Junior’s has had to shut its doors, and Tommy Klemis is hopeful that it won’t be the last.
April 20, 2011 – Earth scientist honored for outstanding contributions to the field of seismology.
April 18, 2011 – Here are a few honors bestowed upon members of the campus community during the past month.
April 15, 2011 – Georgia Tech may be the last place you would expect to discover the intersection of fashion and sustainability, but the unusual collaboration will take place on campus as part of Think Green Week. For the first time ever, Georgia Tech is partnering with Bauder College of Fashion to present a sustainable fashion show featuring vintage, repurposed and couture designs.
April 15, 2011 – Georgia Tech-Savannah students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to meet with Georgia Tech Provost Rafael Bras and members of the Georgia Tech-Savannah Task Force on April 12 and 13. The purpose of the visit was to provide a forum for the GT-Savannah community to ask questions and share comments regarding the ongoing review by the Task Force and for the provost to clarify proposals under consideration.
April 14, 2011 – “Group Intelligence,” a flash-mob inspired MP3 experience is coming to Atlanta this month, sponsored by the Out of Hand Theater and the Center for Chemical Evolution. The center is a collaboration of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA.
April 14, 2011 – Scientists have discovered a method to control the gas-phase selective catalytic combustion of methane, so finely that if done at room temperature the reaction produces ethylene, while at lower temperatures it yields formaldehyde.
April 12, 2011 – On April 11, Christopher Burke joined the Office of Government and Community Relations as the new director of community relations.
April 12, 2011 – Trimensional uses the iPhone 4 or iPad 2 to create 3-D scans of objects.
April 11, 2011 – To leverage existing research expertise and resources in support of strategic Institute initiatives, Executive Vice President for Research Stephen Cross has announced the formation of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN). The new interdisciplinary research institute consolidates multiple electronics and nanotechnology research centers and related programs into an organization designed to enhance support for rapidly growing programs spanning biomedicine, materials, electronics and nanotechnology.
April 11, 2011 – The meaning of the standard fecal coliform test used to monitor water quality has been called into question by a new study that identified sources of Escherichia coli bacteria that might not indicate an environmental hazard.
April 11, 2011 – Georgia Tech and Emory presidents share resources through cross-registration.
April 8, 2011 – The possible shutdown of the federal government on Saturday is likely to have minimal impact on Georgia Tech, and the campus will be open for business on Monday. Like other individuals and institutions, Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff and departments may encounter delays in federal services.
April 8, 2011 – Christine Ries, professor of economics at Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, offers her views on why Representative Paul Ryan’s budget plan is moving the debate in the right direction.
April 8, 2011 – Nick Feamster, of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center in the College of Computing, offers his expertise on the Epsilon data breach and what users and custodians can do to protect their data.
April 7, 2011 – Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry receives honors from the American Chemical Society.
April 6, 2011 – Allison Del Giorno, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in biomedical engineering, and Chun Yong, a junior biomedical engineering student, were awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.
April 5, 2011 – The Institute has replaced its CAPP degree audit system with DegreeWorks, accessible to all undergraduate students at degreeworks.gatech.edu.
April 5, 2011 – Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson, the husband-and-wife pair who together are reinvigorating computing education for a generation of Georgia students, have received the ACM’s 2011 Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the organization announced today. Source: Office of Communications
April 5, 2011 – In the name of disseminating ideas and innovation, Georgia Tech students are organizing the Institute’s first TEDx event.
Adaptation in Proteins Provides Evidence that Organisms on Early Earth Lived in a Hot, Acidic Environment
April 4, 2011 – A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years, providing evidence that life on Early Earth evolved from a much hotter, more acidic environment.
April 4, 2011 – The School of Aerospace Engineering hosted the seventh U.S. National Combustion Meeting on campus on March 20-23.
April 1, 2011 – The Georgia Tech chapter wins several awards at the 37th annual National Convention in St. Louis, Mo.
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March 30, 2011 – Congratulations go to the Georgia Tech chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-GT), which was honored for its creation of a sustainable solar sanitation system at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s Open Minds competition last weekend in Washington, D.C. The team won first place in the event's video competition and was named runner-up for the People's Choice award.
March 30, 2011 – Registration is now open for NASA's Space Shuttle symposium June 6-8 at Georgia Tech.
March 30, 2011 – Ten Georgia Tech students spent their spring break as members of Crew 101 on a simulated mission to Mars.
March 28, 2011 – Don P. Giddens, dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech, has announced the appointment of Sundaresan Jayaraman as the Kolon Term Professor. This new professorship in Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering was established thanks to a gift from Kolon, a leader in the Korean chemical fiber manufacturing industry.
March 28, 2011 – Christine Valle, an academic professional in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, will direct the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program, which is dedicated to recruiting top female students into engineering majors and, once enrolled, to ensure the highest level of retention by fostering an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity and intellectual and personal growth.
March 28, 2011 – Physicians and engineers within a new center devoted to pediatric nanomedicine will develop targeted, molecular-sized nanoparticles as part of a unique approach to treating pediatric diseases. The Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine (CPN) is the first of its kind in the world.
March 24, 2011 – When Patrick Whaley was still a child, he first had the idea for the weighted, muscle-building clothing that would win the Most Fundable Award ($35,000 worth of legal, financial and other services) in Georgia Tech’s 2011 Business Plan Competition (BPC). The finals were held recently at the College of Management.
March 24, 2011 – Urban RePeel recently won first place in Georgia Tech’s 2011 Ideas to SERVE Competition for its environmentally friendly business concept that would help minimize the amount of metropolitan food waste going into landfills.
March 23, 2011 – Avian embryos could become model organisms used to study a specific type of cell migration called epiboly, a developmental process involving mass movement of cells as a sheet that is linked with medical conditions that include wound healing and cancer.
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March 21, 2011 – A new "templated growth" technique for fabricating nanoribbons of epitaxial graphene has produced structures just 15 to 40 nanometers wide that conduct current with almost no resistance. These structures could address the challenge of connecting graphene devices.
March 17, 2011 – Eight Georgia Tech students who planned to spend spring semester in Japan as part of the International Work Abroad and Office of International Education (OIE) programs have left the country as directed by a U.S. State Department travel advisory issued following the earthquake and tsunami. Contact has been made with a student and faculty advisor who remain there.
March 17, 2011 – Mostafa El-Sayed and Jean-Luc Bredas, both faculty in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Georgia Tech's College of Sciences, were each named as one of the top scientists of the past decade by Thomson-Reuters.
March 15, 2011 – Georgia Tech’s home city offers much to do for those staying in town during spring break.
March 15, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering ranked No.4 for the seventh consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the best American graduate school programs.
March 14, 2011 – LRMC predicts this year’s NCAA Final Four matchups will most likely be Ohio State vs. Duke and Kansas vs. Brigham Young University, with Ohio State beating Kansas for the championship.
March 11, 2011 – The Office of International Education (OIE) is contacting students to offer support and counseling services in this potential time of need. For those who may have family or friends in Japan, the Georgia Tech Counseling Center provides a variety of services to students and the greater campus community.
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March 11, 2011 – The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has honored the Georgia Tech chapter with its Paul R. Wright Award for chapter excellence. The Tech chapter won out over five other finalists, and is the first pre-medical chapter to ever receive the honor.
March 10, 2011 – The 2011 winner of the InVenture Prize at Georgia Tech is the Slide Capo, designed by Industrial Design student Daniel Chaney.
March 10, 2011 – As Georgia Tech celebrates the 50th anniversary of the matriculation of African-American students, the Institute is proud of the achievements of the FACES program in bringing diversity to science and engineering education.
March 9, 2011 – Robert E. Guldberg, director of Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, has been appointed chairperson of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review – part of the National Institutes of Health.
March 9, 2011 – In an initial study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found people generally had a positive response toward being touched by a robotic nurse, but that their perception of the robot’s intent made a significant difference.
March 8, 2011 – Food companies requiring tight control over baking conditions should benefit from a new imaging system that automatically inspects sandwich buns on the production line and adjusts oven temperatures to provide product of consistent quality.
March 8, 2011 – The Georgia Tech African American Student Union and the 50th Anniversary of Matriculation of Black Students at Georgia Tech are co-sponsoring a Town Hall Panel on Saturday, March 12, from 2:45 p.m.
March 8, 2011 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human’s attention and when it falls short.
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March 7, 2011 – Five-year, $8 million grant creates new joint center studying air pollution and health impacts.
March 7, 2011 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion, with one movement leading into the next, that people can not only better recognize what the robot is doing, but they can also better mimic it themselves. The research was presented at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.
March 4, 2011 – ECE faculty members Ali Adibi and Thomas K. Gaylord have been promoted to the rank of SPIE Fellow.
March 4, 2011 – Seismologists have developed a new system that could be used to warn future populations of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake.
March 2, 2011 – Researchers are accurately predicting T cell age and quality in order to improve the effectiveness of the cancer therapy known as adoptive T cell transfer, which is currently limited by the cells' finite lifespan.
March 1, 2011 – Joseph B. Hughes, Georgia Tech’s Karen and John Huff School chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was named the 2011 Engineer of the Year in Education.
March 1, 2011 – With the health and safety of students at top of mind, Georgia Tech has implemented a Good Samaritan Provision, effective March 1, as part of its Student Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs. The Institute developed the Provision to support students who make an emergency call for any student whose judgment or health is severely affected due to alcohol consumption.
February 28, 2011 – Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a solid composite material to help cool small, powerful microelectronics used in defense systems. The new material is composed of silver and diamond.
February 28, 2011 – The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) 2011 Gold Circle Awards honored the Institute’s Blueprint with 22 awards, the most ever received by a Blueprint in the book’s 103-year history. Blueprint’s previous highest-winning issue, the 2001 edition, received 12 awards.
February 27, 2011 – Seven finalists have been selected to compete for the InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech. Students will present their inventions during a live Georgia Public Broadcasting program televised from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Robert Ferst Center for the Arts on March 9 at 7 p.m.
February 25, 2011 – Representatives from the humanitarian sector, government, nonprofits and academia will address these questions and more at the 3rd annual Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, to be held March 3-4 at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center
February 25, 2011 – By studying seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February, earth scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California in the first few hours after the main shock. The observation provides an additional support that seismic waves from distant earthquakes could also trigger seismic events on the other side of the earth.
February 24, 2011 – The Georgia Tech Student Government Association (SGA) is sponsoring a student competition to create the next financial system for the student organization community. Current Tech students with experience in web development and design have the opportunity to design and build a system used across campus and compete for up to $5,000 in prize money.
February 24, 2011 – Beginning March 9, Stamps Health Services will undergo extensive renovations to both floors of the Joseph Brown Whitehead building. Organized into 9 phases, the work will continue though the spring, summer, and early fall semesters.
February 23, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology applauds 18 undergraduates who this month received research opportunities, funded by a $98,650 grant provided by the Intel Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance.
February 23, 2011 – The Graduate Student Government Association will hold the second annual Graduate Career Symposium on Thursday, March 10, in the Student Center. The event will showcase workshop sessions and panel discussions designed to help graduates in their search for and attainment of a career.
February 23, 2011 – For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation has announced.
February 23, 2011 – Georgia Tech is taking the lead on creating a new virtual world to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for all students, especially those with disabilities.
February 23, 2011 – Though students may be focused on ushering in the spring season, now is the time for them to begin planning to apply for fellowships in the fall. The Fulbright award is one such fellowship that funds recipients with the choice of a year of research, graduate study or serving as an English teaching assistant at a host institution in one of 140 countries.
February 22, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the 100 higher education institutions that The Princeton Review has selected for its “Best Values Colleges of 2011” list.
February 22, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology announces the release of Argon, the first mobile augmented reality (AR) browser based on open Web standards. Argon is available now for free download to the iPhone at Apple’s App Store.
February 21, 2011 – A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising anti-malarial properties for humans. The compounds are part of a unique chemical signaling system that seaweeds use to battle enemies.
February 18, 2011 – Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson will provide insights on how innovation will impact the next generation of young people during the “The University of the Future” panel discussion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The annual meeting is scheduled for Feb. 17-21 in Washington, D.C.
February 18, 2011 – Faculty from the Colleges of Sciences and Computing are honored as outstanding researchers.
February 17, 2011 – With the nation’s largest engineering program, Georgia Tech is joining in the celebration of National Engineers Week Feb. 20-26. The 60th annual observance is designed to celebrate the achievements, opportunities and ambitions of the engineering community.
February 16, 2011 – As Georgia Tech celebrates the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of campus, the Institute hosts the "Shade of Greatness" exhibition of art inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball.
February 14, 2011 – Researchers are a step closer to automating sedation in hospital intensive care units. They have developed control algorithms that use clinical data to accurately determine a patient's level of sedation and can notify medical staff if the level changes.
February 10, 2011 – Now in its third year, ThinkBig is Tech’s program for living-learning communities in on-campus housing.
February 10, 2011 – Apica Cardiovascular, a Georgia Tech and Emory University medical device startup, has received a $5.1 million investment. The company's product simplifies and standardizes the technique for opening and closing the beating heart during cardiac surgery.
February 10, 2011 – As part of an ongoing recent partnership between Georgia Tech and the Woodruff Arts Center, and the Institute’s effort to provide opportunities for students to enjoy the city’s cultural institutions, students can delight in a free, art-filled evening with the second GT Night at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 17.
February 10, 2011 – William J. “Bill” Cook, Chandler Family Chair and professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is one of 68 new members and nine foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
February 10, 2011 – The fact that Georgia Tech is located in a thriving urban area offers many exciting opportunities. Conversely, our urban location also presents challenges when it comes to personal safety and security of our valuables.
February 9, 2011 – John D. Cressler, Ken Byers Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is being honored with the 2011 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology.
February 8, 2011 – Researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are helping to automate human resource information systems for health care professionals in two African nations, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
February 8, 2011 – Sustainability in construction and design continues to gain traction as stakeholders become more aware of the benefits of sustainable materials. The healthcare design industry, in particular hospitals, is putting more of an emphasis on how flooring materials can deliver benefits over the lifecycle of their facilities.
February 4, 2011 – Georgia Tech is preparing the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering thanks to the new Graduate Leadership Program.
February 4, 2011 – Study finds that an undecided court case on stem cell science is having a negative effect on scientists.
February 4, 2011 – Together with the National Weather Service and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), the Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness encourages all Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff to become better prepared for severe weather.
February 3, 2011 – An Atlanta medical device company that is based on Georgia Tech research has become an industry rising star, with a new product moving toward approval -- and more than 65 employees.
February 3, 2011 – Semester Test of Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System
February 3, 2011 – Cancer researchers have discovered that a type of regulatory RNA may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer. This new discovery may allow physicians to turn back the clock of the tumor's life cycle to a phase where traditional chemotherapy can better do its job.
February 2, 2011 – To support the strategic plan’s focus on faculty-led, interdisciplinary and transformative research, Executive Vice President for Research Steve Cross has announced the launch of the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).
February 1, 2011 – Georgia Tech is ranked on the 2011 Peace Corps top 25 list of medium-sized American universities producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 22 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Georgia Tech is No. 24 in the 2011 rankings.
February 1, 2011 – Researchers have created new sampling device that could prevent thousands of people worldwide from dying of pneumonia each year.
February 1, 2011 – Connect with Tech is Georgia Tech's overnight visitation program for prospective students.
January 31, 2011 – Five days before intense monsoonal deluges unleashed vast floods across Pakistan last July, computer models at a European weather-forecasting center were giving clear indications that the downpours were imminent. Now, a new scientific study that retrospectively examines the raw data from these computer models, has confirmed that, if the information had been processed, forecasters could have predicted extremely accurate rainfall totals 8-10 days beforehand.
January 31, 2011 – Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University are investigating the biochemical mechanisms behind cocaine and anti-retroviral drug interactions in mouse models of AIDS to improve treatment strategies.
January 28, 2011 – New technology helps surgeons reconstruct ACL tears in young athletes without disturbing growth plate.
January 28, 2011 – The Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) will convene 400 graduate students presenting their research to the Tech community at an open event on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
January 28, 2011 – Georgia Tech Open Forum is a topical intellectual discussion series of staff, faculty and students sharing their guiding beliefs and perspectives about current events.
January 27, 2011 – Bernard Kippelen and his research team at the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics have developed a transistor with excellent stability and performance for use on plastic electronics.
January 26, 2011 – A paper published in the January issue of the journal Nanomedicine could provide the foundation for a new ovarian cancer treatment option -- using an outside-the-body filtration device to remove a large portion of free-floating cancer cells.
January 24, 2011 – The State of Georgia FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament will be held on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Georgia Tech's Student Center.
January 21, 2011 – The Game Day Recycling program broke its own record this football season, diverting 21 tons of glass, aluminum, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables away from landfills for a chance at a second life.
January 21, 2011 – Robert Braun, Georgia Tech AE professor, honored with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics.
January 20, 2011 – Researchers have for the first time mapped the complex choreography used by the immune system's T cells to recognize pathogens while avoiding attacks on the body's own cells.
January 20, 2011 – A year following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle rubble into a strong construction material, which could be a possible solution for safely and inexpensively rebuilding Haiti’s structures.
January 20, 2011 – Georgia Tech faculty members have been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
January 16, 2011 – Researchers are using LCD projectors to control the brains & muscles of tiny organisms, including freely moving worms. This technology advances the field of optogenetics, which has given researchers unparalleled control over brain circuits in lab animals.
January 14, 2011 – Five Georgia Tech alumni have been awarded 2010-11 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, an opportunity to bring their expertise in science and engineering to lawmaking in the executive branch and congressional offices.
January 13, 2011 – Professors Ali Adibi and Elizabeth Mynatt selected by the Georgia Cancer Coalition to be among the 12 award recipients.
January 13, 2011 – By studying a plant's vein network pattern, biologists can investigate the plant's response to changing environments. To quickly examine leaves, researchers developed software that extracts information about macroscopic vein structures directly from leaf images.
January 7, 2011 – With the renewed emphasis on global engagement articulated in Georgia Tech’s new strategic plan, Institute leadership has formed an advisory group that will provide additional focus in forging future international partnerships.
January 7, 2011 – Earlier this month, Provost Rafael L. Bras announced the creation of a committee that will review options and formulate strategies for the creation of an X-College, one of the ideas that sprouted from the yearlong strategic planning process.
January 6, 2011 – Georgia Tech has become a leader in developing epitaxial graphene, a material that can be grown on large wafers and patterned for use in electronics manufacturing. In a recent paper, Georgia Tech researchers reported fabricating an array of 10,000 top-gated transistors on a 0.24 square centimeter chip.
January 6, 2011 – The Georgia Institute of Technology and NASA are partnering to deliver educational resources designed to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction. The five-year, $3 million collaborative agreement is on schedule for developing four topic areas including robotics, project-based inquiry learning, interactive statistics and technology integration.
January 4, 2011 – Georgia Tech was selected as one of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Best Values among public colleges for in-state students. Tech was ranked 18th among the top 100 universities featured in the publication’s February 2011 issue.
January 4, 2011 – Six Georgia Tech faculty members elevated to Fellow status by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.