Monday, February 11, 2013
Takeaways from the recently held "Computation + Journalism Symposium" from the school's College of Computing.
As technology continues to transform the business of news dissemination, what role does computation play in the practice of journalism—both today and in the future? Recently, the Georgia Tech College of Computing tried to answer that question through the second “Computation + Journalism Symposium,” held Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The event brought together leading academics and practitioners from both the computation and journalism worlds to discuss how computation has affected the world of news, and where it is going in the future. “Computational journalism describes the impact of modern computational methods and tools on the field of journalism,” said symposium organizer Irfan Essa, professor in the School of Interactive Computing, who coined the …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Georgia Tech occupies 400 acres in Atlanta, often referred to as the “city in a forest,” boasting 36 percent tree coverage — the highest among all major U.S. cities.
Tuesday, February 5
Some things might get old when they happen five years in a row, but for Hyacinth Ide, Georgia Tech’s associate director of landscape services, having the Institute named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation isn't one of them. “A beautiful campus provides a recruiting and retention tool for students, faculty and staff,” said Ide in a recent school news release. “A great number of students selected Georgia Tech because of the beauty of the campus.” Georgia Tech occupies 400 acres in Atlanta, often referred to as the “city in a forest,” boasting 36 percent tree coverage — the highest among all major U.S. cities. To have received the 2012 Tree Campus USA designation, a campus must have put in place five core standards for sustainable …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 was Georgia Tech Student Day at the Capitol, where nearly 100 students, faculty, staff and guests traveled to learn how the state government works and interact with state leaders.
Sunday, February 3
Student leaders were honored in the state House and Senate Chambers on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 during Georgia Tech Student Day at the Capitol. Student Government Association President Eran Mordel, fellow student leaders Merry Hunter Hipp and Graham Goldberg, and President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Tech First Lady Val Peterson were recognized on the floor of the House Chamber with a resolution sponsored by all of the members of the Georgia Tech delegation: Reps. Mike Dudgeon, Buzz Brockway, Geoff Duncan, Dan Gasaway, Ronnie Mabra and Eddie Lumsden. The resolution spoke to the students’ dedication to serving the Institute and their commitment to achieving progress. Students Mary Shoemaker, Michael Mosgrove and Nicholas Picon represented …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Georgia Tech’s Internet clout ranks 21st among American universities according to a recent survey.
With a mascot named Buzz, it's no wonder that news about Georgia Tech has been buzzing around the world. According to the Global Language Monitor's TrendTopper MediaBuzz recent ranking of American colleges and universities, the Georgia Institute of Technology is among the most buzzed-about schools on the Internet. Georgia Tech’s Internet clout ranks 21st, making it second among southern schools and one of 13 public universities in the top 25. For the second straight survey, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the list followed by Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, which was the top-ranked public university. Austin, Texas-based Global Language Monitor is a …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The award recognizes individuals who, by standing up for clear moral principles in the social arena, have positively affected public discourse at the risk of their own careers, livelihoods and even their lives.
U.S. congressman and American civil rights icon John Lewis has been named a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced this week. Rep. Lewis, who represents the 5th Congressional District that covers a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown, will be honored during events at the Institute’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts on April 4, 2013. “John Lewis put his life on the line for many years during the 1960s to bring about equality under the law for all Americans. His unflinching civil rights leadership and ongoing advocacy for social change throughout his career have elevated the causes of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Founded by a Georgia Tech graduate, the program works in smaller communities to create engineering-inspired and hands-on lesson plans for teachers, while founders speak with students about how math, science and engineering can be fun and interesting.
Tuesday, January 22
By Vett Vandiver In 2007, Caitlin Henegar left her small hometown of Trenton, Ga., to come to the big city and earn a Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering degree. Although she’s still in Atlanta working on her Ph.D. in Bioengineering, she hasn’t forgotten northwest Georgia. In fact, she’s hoping to inspire young students in Trenton and other rural communities to follow in her footsteps. That’s why Henegar founded Small Town Engineering (STE), an outreach program that targets middle and high school students in smaller communities in Georgia and Alabama. She and STE partner Kevin Bandy, a former Georgia Tech student, work together to create engineering-inspired and hands-on lesson plans for teachers, visit schools and speak with students …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Dr. Farrokh Ayazi is being recognized for contributions to micro-electro-mechanical resonators and resonant gyroscopes.
Sunday, January 20
Farrokh Ayazi, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is among the 298 individuals worldwide named a 2013 IEEE Fellow. Dr. Ayazi is being recognized for contributions to micro-electro-mechanical resonators and resonant gyroscopes. A vast majority of microsystems used in computers and mobile phones rely on accurate timing signals that are generated by microresonators. Gyroscopes, a class of inertial sensors, are resonant microdevices used in gaming devices, navigation, health care, and robotics for motion and position processing. They also provide image stabilization in cameras and electronic stability control in cars. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The $4 million project will integrate several technologies to create a more holistic above-knee socket system that could be worn longer and more comfortably.
Friday, January 18
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are major players in a team that will develop an advanced prosthetic socket system that could offer better comfort, functionality and mobility for military-veteran amputees. Georgia Tech is part of a $4.4 million contract awarded to Florida State University by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Ben Wang and Chuck Zhang, professors in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will lead the work that Georgia Tech will be conducting on the project. The VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2) project is aimed at addressing the shortcomings of current prosthetic socket systems — the part where a patient's limb connects to a prosthetic device — through the development, testing and…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Martin Luther King III will focus on the theme of the celebration, “The Dream and the Journey Continue.”
Friday, January 11
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, members of the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities are invited to hear Martin Luther King III deliver the Institute’s second annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Lecture. King, the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, is a leading advocate for strategic nonviolent action to rid the world of social, political and economic injustice. “Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest assets and priorities, and we’re delighted to have Dr. King’s son speak at this event that has become the centerpiece of our MLK celebration,” Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity, said in a release. “It is our hope that events like this one will spark discussion and renew enthusiasm …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Ronald L. Johnson has enjoyed a distinguished career and is an inductee into the 2005 Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni at Georgia Tech.
Tuesday, January 8
Ronald L. Johnson, retired 2-Star Army General and graduate of Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), has accepted a joint appointment at the school. Effective January 2, 2013, he will serve as a Professor of Practice in ISyE, and the Managing Director of the Tennenbaum Institute (TI). The Tennenbaum Institute, the first multi-disciplinary center of its kind, uniting academic, government and corporate experts to create industry-shaping business models to deal with real, large-scale enterprise transformation, is an integral part of Georgia Tech's Institute for People and Technology (IPaT). In Johnson’s role as TI Managing Director and member of IPaT's leadership team, he will provide overall administrative…