Posted May 6, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Kay Kinard, Director of Communications
College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
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.
By providing opportunities for Georgia’s engineering deans to gather and discuss the crucial issues facing their schools, as well as the engineering profession, the GCES will seek to expand the depth and breadth of engineering educational and professional opportunities in the state.
Founding members of the organization are the University of Georgia, Southern Polytechnic State University, Mercer University, Georgia Southern University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The Georgia Consortium of Engineering Schools will have its inaugural meeting at Southern Polytechnic State University on May 23, 2011.
“With the growth of engineering programs within the University System of Georgia, it is important that the engineering deans of the participating institutions met regularly and coordinate our efforts on behalf of the state,” said Don P. Giddens, dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering. “Creating a formal group through which communications and synergistic efforts can be effective is an important step in maximizing the impact of limited State resources and also will provide a mechanism to serve our students better. Georgia Tech is enthusiastic over this approach.”