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Georgia Tech 2012 In Review

2012 has been a year of milestones and accomplishments for the Georgia Institute of Technology. Enjoy taking a look back at some of the highlights.

Courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology, here is a sampling of some of the school's highlights for 2012:

Announcing the Scheller College of Business

The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a transformational gift from an alumnus that has resulted in the naming of the Institute’s former College of Management. Ernest “Ernie” Scheller Jr., a 1952 Industrial Management graduate of Georgia Tech, has made a commitment totaling $50 million, a majority of which has been fulfilled.

NSF Selects Georgia Tech to Expand its Innovation Corps

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology will be a founding network node for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which aims to develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies, products and processes.

Georgia Tech Students Selected for Prestigious Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

Next year, Joy Boulamwini will take her talents to the U.K. where she’ll study global governance and diplomacy and African studies at the University of Oxford as a 2013 Rhodes Scholar.

Snellville native and Georgia Tech civil engineering graduate student Jacob Tzegaegbe has been chosen to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

Georgia Tech Expands MOOC Offerings

The Georgia Institute of Technology has signed an agreement with Coursera to put its web-based courses online and create new opportunities for hands-on learning in the classroom.

With a $150,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology will develop three massive open online courses (MOOCs) targeted at those who have yet to pursue or complete a college degree. Unlike many existing MOOCs, which tend to feature advanced topics, the new courses will cover introductory topics in the subjects of English composition, physics and psychology. Each will be available free through Coursera and is scheduled to begin in January 2013.

Georgia Tech Launches Manufacturing Institute

To support a new industry-friendly research strategy, the Georgia Institute of Technology announces the launch of an interdisciplinary research institute to promote a technologically advanced and globally competitive manufacturing base in the United States.

Corals Attached by Toxic Seaweed Use Chemical 911 to Summon Help

Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened – they call for help.

Tech Celebrates Century of Co-op Education

For the past century, the thousands of students who have excelled during their co-op assignments and in their careers have served as a testament to the program’s impact.

Georgia Tech Selected as a Location for “The Internship”

Parts of the Georgia Tech campus were transformed into a movie set as part of  the 20th Century Fox production of “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. 

Listening to the 9.0-Magnitude Japanese Earthquake

Last year’s 9.0-magnitude Tohoku-Oki, Japan, earthquake was the fourth largest since 1900. However, because of thousands of seismometers in the region and Japan’s willingness to share their measurements with the rest of the world, the Tohoku-Oki quake is the best-recorded earthquake of all-time.

Tech Honored as Bicycle Friendly University

Just weeks after being recognized locally as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Partner of the Year, Tech earned the national honor of being named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.

Malware Intelligence System Enables Organizations to Share Threat Information

As malware threats expand into new domains and increasingly focus on industrial espionage, Georgia Tech researchers are launching a new weapon to help battle the threats: a malware intelligence system that will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they are fighting.

Georgia Tech Recognized Nationally for Return on Investment

Bloomberg/Businessweek ranked Georgia Tech number two in the nation, and first in the state of Georgia, in annualized return on investment (ROI) based on the financial return graduates earn from their degrees.

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