Monday, May 20, 2013
Students will pay a fraction of the cost of traditional on-campus master’s programs; total tuition for the program is initially expected to be below $7,000.
The Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing announced recently that it will offer the first professional Online Master of Science degree in computer science (OMS CS) that can be earned completely through the “massive online” format. The degree will be provided in collaboration with online education leader Udacity Inc. and AT&T. All OMS CS course content will be delivered via the massive open online course (MOOC) format, with enhanced support services for students enrolled in the degree program. Those students also will pay a fraction of the cost of traditional on-campus master’s programs; total tuition for the program is initially expected to be below $7,000. A pilot program, partly supported by a generous gift from AT&T, will…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Georgia Tech Foundation's primary function is to manage Georgia Tech’s financial investments, a sizeable endowment used to support everything from student scholarships to strategic growth.
Wednesday, May 15
The Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. (GTF), an external organization responsible for management of the private gifts that provide critical financial support for Institute priorities, has named Al Trujillo as its next president and chief operating officer. A current trustee of GTF and a former chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Trujillo will assume the leadership position on July 1. “As an alumnus, an astute businessman, and tireless advocate for Georgia Tech, Al is the perfect person to serve as our next president and COO,” Charlie Moseley, who chaired the search committee and currently chairs the GTF’s Board of Trustees, said in a news release. “We feel very fortunate to have someone with Al’s ability and passion in this role…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Georgia Tech research was recently presented at a conference in Paris.
Sending texts about asthma symptoms and information can be helpful to a young asthmatic's health, according to a Georgia Tech study. According to a post on the university's website: In a study by the Georgia Institute of Technology, pediatric patients who were asked questions about their symptoms and provided information about asthma via SMS text messages showed improved pulmonary function and a better understanding of their condition within four months, compared to other groups. T.J. Yun, former Georgia Tech Ph.D. student, and study leader Rosa Arriaga, senior research scientist in the College of Computing’s School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech Arriaga are behind the research, "A Text Message a Day Keeps the Pulmonologist Away…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Project seeks to create "live-work-play" lab centered around media technologies.
The Midtown Alliance recently announced a new partnership with Georgia Tech to expand and strengthen Midtown’s flourishing innovation district. The Midtown Alliance-Georgia Tech partnership will work with local thought leaders on strategies to further strengthen Midtown’s technology infrastructure, create commercial real estate opportunities for entrepreneurs and highlight the sizeable array of innovation assets, activities and success stories that are happening now. The first phase will include the creation of a Live-Work-Play “Laboratory” for exploring the potential of media technologies and creating a climate for continual innovation. A vital component of the living laboratory will be the development of an open platform for …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
'Investment in expanding this growing research sector will provide for significant economic impact for the state through increased innovation and competitiveness.'
Georgia Tech's Engineered Biosystems Building at 10th and State streets is part of the school's efforts to expand it biomedical research initiatives. The building — five-stories and 200,000-square-feet when complete — is designed to allow for more partnerships between Tech and researchers at other Atlanta institutions including Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. "Investment in expanding this growing research sector will provide for significant economic impact for the state through increased innovation and competitiveness, as has been demonstrated at Georgia Tech in recent history," the school said in a report. "In the 10 years between 2000 and 2010, science and technology research expenditures at Georgia Tech have grown…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Fourth location for Old Fourth Ward-based eatery.
The Highland Bakery opened its fourth outlet Tuesday at Georgia Tech. The Old Fourth Ward-based eatery, which also has restaurants in Midtown and Buckhead, opened its Tech location in the former space that had been Junior's Grill. Highland Bakery owner Stacey Eames did not return telephone calls seeking comment Tuesday, but the restaurant has had a long-term connection to Georgia Tech. Highland Bakery first connected with Georgia Tech in the late 1990s with kiosks in the College of Architecture and College of Computing. The 4,000-square-foot space also will feature a conference room designed to offer a space for faculty and staff to conduct lunch meetings.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Contestants’ innovations address variety of areas in fifth year of competition that will be broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Georgia Tech’s fifth annual InVenture Prize competition announced the six finalists for this year’s broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting March 13 at 7 p.m. The InVenture Prize is an invention competition designed to encourage and support Georgia Tech students’ interest in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. “We are excited to be celebrating our fifth year with such talented contestants,” said Ray Vito, co-founder of the InVenture Prize, in a news release. “Each year, I am impressed by the ingenuity and passion of the students who participate in the InVenture Prize. These six finalists, selected from a group of 500 expressing interest in competing, are simply exceptional.” This year’s innovations tackle a variety of solutions …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Despite funding cuts, Atlanta incubator bets on expansion to grow.
Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute's Advanced Technology Development Center is in expansion mode. The ATDC, founded more than three decades ago as an Atlanta business incubator, is not only expanding its staff, but office footprint and reach, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. That three-pronged strategy includes additional satellite offices all over midtown, in addition to a physical expansion of its core heaquarters at Technology Square, the Business Chronicle reported. As part of that, the entity also is focused on tackling and supporting specific sectors, such as clean technology and microelectronics fabrication. The Business Chronicle noted the renewed attention and focus comes as the ATDC has seen its funding …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Mallory Soldner has a passion for affecting change both locally and globally and focuses her research on practical applications with societal impact.
Mallory Soldner, a Ph.D. student in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, was selected as the Institute of Industrial Engineers representative for the 2013 New Faces of Engineering, a program that honors promising young engineers who are contributing greatly to society, thus promoting the image of engineering globally. Soldner, along with the other honorees, were profiled in a special section of USA Today during National Engineers Week, February 17-23. Soldner has a passion for affecting change both locally and globally and focuses her research on practical applications with societal impact. Since 2009, Soldner has served as a research assistant for the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) where …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Database of Atlanta streets being created.
The Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center and the and the U.S. Department of Transportation have awarded a two-year, $400,000 grant to a Georgia Tech professor who will use the funds to build an inventory of the physical state of Atlanta's 2,500 miles of sidewalks. Randall Guensler, a professor in Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team developed an Android platform-based tool on a tablet that will be attached to wheelchairs. Volunteers will push the wheelchairs on the sidewalks and the tablet will record videos of the sidewalks. The tablet program also will record the vibrations of the wheelchair as it's being pushed to create an index on the quality of the sidewalk …