Wednesday, October 31, 2012
“I am proud that our efforts to improve diversity span the full spectrum.” - Dr. Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Staff Report The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has presented its annual University Rising Star Award to the Georgia Institute of Technology for its commitment to providing successful outreach and support programs that address the needs of underrepresented minorities in engineering. Georgia Tech’s efforts in addressing such needs have traditionally received recognition from various sources. Diverse Issues in Higher Education, for instance, ranks the University No. 1 in multiple categories: engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to all minority students, engineering doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans, engineering doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics and engineering doctoral degrees awarded to all …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Female high school students interested in math or science are invited to attend a Georgia Tech engineering outreach program on Saturday.
The Society of Women Engineers at Georgia Tech is hosting an engineering outreach program for female high school students in grades 9-12 who are interested in math or science. The program will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Georgia Tech campus. Students can register for the program here. For more information, contact The Society of Women Engineers at Georgia Tech at 678-375-5934 or email email@example.com. GT-SWE annually hosts the one-day engineering outreach event. Through the program, high school girls will be introduced to various engineering majors and career options, encouraged to pursue an interest in math, science and engineering through campus tours and hands-on experiences, and provided with the opportunity to …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Researchers have discovered a method of recycling earthquake debris into quality concrete. Now they want to help Haitians do it on a mass scale.
In the academic world of scientific inquiry, it usually takes more than a decade for results to be implemented in a concrete way that affects everyday people. For a team of civil engineering researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, this process is happening faster. Led by Haiti-born professor Reginald DesRoches, they've discovered that Haiti's huge quantities of rubble can be recycled and mixed by hand into sturdy concrete that meets or exceeds construction standards. Thirteen months after an earthquake shook Haiti, many buildings still lie pancaked where seismic waves felled them Jan. 12, 2010. The amount of debris, some moved and dumped into the ocean or on river beds, is staggering. Just how much rubble is difficult to …