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A recap of Monday, day 1, of the Georgia Tour.

President's Georgia Tour Heads to Augusta in Day Two

Peaches, pecans and trucks greeted President G.P. "Bud" Peterson on Monday, the first day of the 2018 Georgia Tour. He and the other road warriors drove to Hawkinsville, Fort Valley, and Macon before settling in for the evening in Milledgeville. Click the video above for a day one recap.

Day two is already underway in Sandersville, with Augusta on deck, as the president continues to meet alumni, stakeholders, and friends of Georgia Tech.

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Students Volunteer Globally for Summer Break

Tech students recently worked on international service projects including: treating children in a mobile clinic in Vietnam, building a clinic in...

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Silence to Sound

A new tool can help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm.

Athletics Kicks Off Initiative to Improve Facilities

Georgia Tech athletics publicly unveiled its Athletics Initiative 2020 on Thursday, which aims to raise $125 million for athletics facilities,...

8 Clubs to Join This Summer

Summer can be a perfect time to try something new or learn about a new student group when campus is less populated and you may have more free time.

Students Volunteer Globally for Summer Break

Tech students recently worked on international service projects including: treating children in a mobile clinic in Vietnam, building a clinic in...

Four Communities Selected for Inaugural Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Albany, Chamblee, Chatham County and Gwinnett County will implement smart development through a Georgia Tech-led program.

Dean Zvi Galil to Step Down After 18-19 Academic Year

Zvi Galil, John P. Imlay Jr. Chair and dean of the Georgia Tech College of Computing, has announced his intentions to serve one final academic year....

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Trash or Treasure? Sharing Resources through Campus Swaps

Some campus departments are saving items from landfills by holding swaps.

10 Years of Touring

Ten years ago, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and first lady Val Peterson set off on their first tour around the state to meet with alumni,...

Athletics Kicks Off Initiative to Improve Facilities

Georgia Tech athletics publicly unveiled its Athletics Initiative 2020 on Thursday, which aims to raise $125 million for athletics facilities,...

Faces of Inclusive Excellence Nomination Period Starts

For the past five years, Institute Diversity has published Faces of Inclusive Excellence to recognize individuals who are committed to advancing a...

Bridging Equity and Sustainability: Living Building Equity Champions

Working with Institute Diversity’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, the Living Building Equity Champions (LBECs) are students charged with...

Collard Appointed Interim Dean of College of Sciences

David M. Collard, professor and associate dean, will serve as interim dean of the College of Sciences. Collard will officially assume the role Aug. 1...

Improved Wi-Fi Services Coming to Georgia Tech

To improve Georgia Tech’s Wi-Fi services, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is making changes to eduroam, GTwifi, and GTvisitor.

Campus Construction Continues Through Summer

In spite of this spring’s erratic — and at times volatile — weather, construction projects have continued apace cross campus.

Major Internet Network Outage Scheduled for Sunday

Beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 27, there will be a planned service disruption to Georgia Tech’s internet network due to a software upgrade to a core...

Four Finalists Named to Lead Tech's Research Enterprise

As part of the final selection process, each candidate will visit campus and present an open seminar

Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in APR

Georgia Tech athletics continues to excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rate.

Tech Tower Gets New Letters

The letters atop Tech Tower are being replaced with newer techology for the interior lighting components.

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Peterson Receives Honorary Degree from Kansas State

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson received an honorary doctorate of philosophy from his alma mater, Kansas State University, during the...

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Where Did You Get Your Reading List?

Avid campus readers reveal their sources for good books.

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Georgia Tech Innovations Receive National Innovation Awards

A total of 20 technologies developed by researchers at Georgia Tech will be featured at the TechConnect World Conference in Anaheim, California, on...

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

Researchers have conducted what may be the first study of the aircraft microbiome.

Silence to Sound

A new tool can help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm.

FBI: Reset your Router or Face Russian Malware

Reset your router to avoid effects of Russian malware.

Early-Career Astrobiologists Gather for AbGradCon 2018

AbGradCon 2018 showcases Georgia Tech’s leadership in astrobiology research and education.

Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

It's well-known that quantum particles are just plain weird, but some now appear much weirder than previously thought.

In Child-Crippling Mucolipidosis IV, Drug Shows Hope in Lab Cultures

Tests show initial hopes in the fight against Mucolipidosis IV, a rare but extremely crippling disease that strikes in infancy.

Multimillion-Dollar Center for Math, Biology

Project consists of three centers, including the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology at Georgia Tech.

Study Shows How Bacteria Behave Differently in Humans Compared to the Lab

Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.

A Promising Fingerprint of Extraterrestrial Life

Scientists are developing the use of dynamic biosignatures – based on seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere – in the search for life in distant...

Faster Detection, Cleanup of Network Infections are Goals of $12.8 Million Project

Georgia Tech has received a $12.8 contract award to accelerate detection of network infections.

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Why Researchers Disclose Results Ahead of Publication

A study from a research team from the Georgia Tech found that the vast majority of scientists disclose key details about their work informally to...

Robot Teaches Itself How to Dress People

A robot at the Georgia Institute of Technology is successfully sliding hospital gowns on people's arms

Wearable Ring, Wristband Allow Users to Control Smart Tech With Hand Gestures

Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband, like a smartwatch, the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger...

Dr. Isbell Goes to Washington – Again – to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

The White House is hosting a meeting of technology leaders to discuss advancing AI in the U.S.

Helping the Air Force Search for Actionable Intelligence Worldwide

GTRI researchers are supporting the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System.

Uncovering a Hidden Protein “Tail” that Puts the Brakes on Cell Signaling

Researchers have found a "braking" mechanism in G protein signaling.

Flexible, Wearable Oral Sodium Sensor Could Help Improve Hypertension Control

Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable sensor for measuring how much salt a person consumes.

Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

Tiny cancer signals of the glycoprotein sort evade detection, but they'll have a hard time dodging the new "chemical octopus."

Ultrafast Compression Offers New Way to Get Macromolecules into Cells

Researchers have found a new way to get drugs and genes through cell membranes.

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Goldman Sachs Joins Engage

Georgia Tech and leading global companies started Engage, the largest-ever strategic grouping of major corporations in an independent venture firm.

More Startups Join Engage

Eight startups join Engage Ventures, an early-stage venture fund created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global corporations.

FireHUD Receives NSF Small Business Grant

The 2016 InVenture Prize winners will use an NSF award to conduct additional research and development on a system to protect first responders.

Manufacturing Disaster Assistance Program to help Georgia companies prepare for natural disasters

Manufacturers in seven Georgia counties can participate in new program offered by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But...

Apprenticeship Program Helps Students Gain Skills

The Georgia Consortium of Advanced Technical Training (GA CATT) program Georgia high school students an opportunity to get an associate's degree...

Master’s Class Act: AT&T and Accenture

AT&T and Accenture, have each announced a $1 million contribution to support Georgia Tech’s new online master’s degree in analytics

Companies selected for new Tech Square-based venture firm

Engage Ventures is an early-stage venture firm created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global companies.

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It's Gonna Be a Bright, Sunshiny Day

Atlanta startup Quest Renewables helps power Atlanta’s new football stadium with technology developed at Georgia Tech.

Delta Officially Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Facility at Georgia Tech

New advanced manufacturing facility to allow collaboration between Delta and Georgia Tech.

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Cross Discusses State of American Science

Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research meets with national media to discuss federal funding and scientific research.

Boeing, Georgia Tech Unveil New Research Center

The Boeing Manufacturing Development Center works to implement automation in industrial applications.

Startups Have a New Way to ‘Engage’ With Companies, Georgia Tech

Engage Ventures is accepting applications for the three-month program, which is supported by the country’s largest companies.

Georgia Tech launches $1 million retail technology initiative at ATDC

Gift will fully fund the retail technology startup initiative through 2022.

Innovation Soars at The Hangar in Tech Square

Delta’s global innovation center in Georgia Tech’s Technology Square works to improve operations and the customer experience.

A Bipartisan Approach to Cyber

Rep. Tom Graves, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema hold panel discussion at Georgia Tech to talk about cybersecurity policy and technical challenges.

Siemens Opens Innovation Center in Tech Square

The German conglomerate is the 16th company to open an innovation center at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, UVA Win at ACC InVenture Prize

Students from Georgia Tech won the People’s Choice Award. The University of Virginia team took home the top prize.

Georgia Tech Hosts ACC InVenture Prize

Annual competition between colleges in the Atlantic Coast Conference focuses on student entrepreneurship.

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Silence to Sound

A new tool can help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm.

Researchers Chosen to Examine Antarctic Glacier at Risk of Collapsing

Researchers will send Icefin under the ice of a remote glacier in West Antarctica.

Severe Storms Research Center Works to Improve Tornado Warning Time

The Severe Storms Research Center is helping improve the ability to forecast tornados and other severe storms.

Southface Gives Fulcrum Award to Kendeda Building Project

The Kendeda Building is already receiving accolades before construction is completed.

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

New methodology depends more on actual data rather than a researcher’s interpretation.

One in Five Materials Chemistry Papers May be Wrong, Study Suggests

A new study assesses scientific papers in materials chemistry.

Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets

Early Earth probably would have frozen solid, if not for greenhouse gasses, and a new model shows how they could have feasibly arisen.

Georgia Dome Demolition Wakes Up Atlanta 

The Georgia Dome is imploded, 25 years after a Tech grad made it a reality.

A Popular Tool to Trace Earth’s Oxygen History Can Give False Positives

A system to determine the presence of ancient oxygen by testing rock layers may need to be taken with a grain of salt.

Living Building Launches on Campus

Thursday marked the beginning of the construction phase of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.

Astrobiology Rising at Georgia Tech

The growing visibility of researchers interested in astrobiology is helping Georgia Tech emerge as a powerhouse in the field.

As 'Flesh-Eating' Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

A potentially deadly parasite that can ulcerate skin, nose, mouth and organs could someday meet its match in an experimental vaccine that has now...

New Research May Improve Communications During Natural Disasters

New research from Georgia Tech Research demonstrates the ability to gather and share data during natural disasters during internet outages.

Was the Primordial Soup a Hearty Pre-Protein Stew?

Proteins are tough to make outside a living cell, so how did their components evolve on pre-life Earth? Perhaps easier than thought.

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

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Researchers Use Eclipse Data to Create Musical Composition

Composition uses sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during Monday's eclipse.

Searching for Science in the Solar Darkness

Scientists have long used eclipses to learn more about the sun and the Earth.

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse at Georgia Tech

Here are some tips on protecting your eyes and enjoying the solar eclipse experience at Georgia Tech.

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It's Gonna Be a Bright, Sunshiny Day

Atlanta startup Quest Renewables helps power Atlanta’s new football stadium with technology developed at Georgia Tech.

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Why We Love Han Solo

Science fiction expert Lisa Yaszek explains the allure and backstory of Han Solo.

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Why Researchers Disclose Results Ahead of Publication

A study from a research team from the Georgia Tech found that the vast majority of scientists disclose key details about their work informally to...

Dr. Isbell Goes to Washington – Again – to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

The White House is hosting a meeting of technology leaders to discuss advancing AI in the U.S.

Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal “Terribly Misguided,” says Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Scholar

Rachel Whitlock, an assistant professor who specializes in lobal nuclear politics and international security , says the decision to pull out gives...

Ivan Allen Science Fiction Scholar Lisa Yaszek Featured on AMC Series

• The six-part series features Yaszek’s expertise on aspects of science fiction from time travel to robots.

A Georgia Tech Expert in Afrofuturism Reflects on the 'Black Panther' Phenomenon

"Black Panther's" Princess Shuri can be found at Georgia Tech.

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Really?

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Such claims have touted the ease of use of a new gadget, although a closer look would reveal that it would take dozens of steps to...

MLK Lecture Keynote Speaker Joy-Ann Reid Shares Insights on the Past, Present, and Future of Nonviolent Political Protest

During the MLK Lecture, “Actualizing the Dream: The Future of Nonviolent Political Protest,” Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC,...

Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But...

Georgia Tech's Racing Roots, Part 2: The Need for Speed

As cars became an American obsession and racing grew popular, Tech students, alumni, and faculty made their mark on the sport.

Robot Uses Deep Learning and Big Data to Write and Play Its Own Music

A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in the School of Music.

Social Media Study Identifies Mental Health Culture at Top-Ranked Campuses

Using social media, researchers create a mental health index for country's top-ranked colleges.

New Georgia Tech Research May Help Combat Abusive Online Comments

Researchers at Georgia Tech have found a more cost-effective way for internet communities to moderate abusive content.

A Bipartisan Approach to Cyber

Rep. Tom Graves, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema hold panel discussion at Georgia Tech to talk about cybersecurity policy and technical challenges.

Nationwide Wave of Change Coming to Role of College and University Presidents

The role and expectations of the college president are undergoing substantial change, according to a new report.

When It Comes to Size, Sound Matters in Ads

Ads with lower pitches in voices or music lead consumers to infer larger product size, according to new research by Georgia Institute of Technology...

An Easier Way to Apply for Internships

InternBlitz streamlines the internship application process. The invention is up for the InVenture Prize.

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Georgia Tech researchers have determined that attitudes expressed on social media can predict dieting success.

Finding Credibility Clues on Twitter

Words of millions of people on social media have considerable information about an event’s credibility

New Techniques Allow Greater Control of Smartwatches

College of Computing researchers control smartwatches with breaths and taps.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

Researchers have conducted what may be the first study of the aircraft microbiome.

I Saw That. Brain Mechanisms Create Confidence About Things Seen

How your brain makes you aware that you actually are seeing what you see just got less mysterious.

Bacterial Conversations in Cystic Fibrosis

Georgia tech researchers obtain benchmark data for the impact of spatial arrangement in bacterial signaling in a cystic fibrosis model.

In Child-Crippling Mucolipidosis IV, Drug Shows Hope in Lab Cultures

Tests show initial hopes in the fight against Mucolipidosis IV, a rare but extremely crippling disease that strikes in infancy.

Study Shows How Bacteria Behave Differently in Humans Compared to the Lab

Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.

Robot Teaches Itself How to Dress People

A robot at the Georgia Institute of Technology is successfully sliding hospital gowns on people's arms

Uncovering a Hidden Protein “Tail” that Puts the Brakes on Cell Signaling

Researchers have found a "braking" mechanism in G protein signaling.

BME Team Takes Home Top Capstone Honors

Kit Cath and other winners find success by reducing waste, cost, and improving efficiency for sponsors

Remote-Control Shoots Laser at Nano-Gold to Turn on Cancer-Killing Immune Cells

A near-infrared light, similar to that of a TV remote, combines with gold nano-particles to flip a gene switch in T-cells to hyper-activate them...

Helping Teachers Strengthen STEM Lessons

The new STEM Teacher Leadership Program promotes computer science, computation, coding and software engineering skills

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Researchers Determine Routes of Respiratory Infectious Disease Transmission on Aircraft

Researchers have studied how passengers move about on aircraft to evaluate potential transmission of respiratory infections.

Deep Learning Can Now Help Prevent Heart Failure

CSE Associate Professor Jimeng Sun and PhD Student Edward Choi create an algorithm for health care models to detect patients at-risk of heart failure...

Maelstroms in the Heart Confirmed

Imaging technique enables observation of the vortex-like, rotating contractions that underlie life-threatening ventricular fibrillation.

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer's from Usual Suspect to Inside Villain

It may be high time to refocus Alzheimer's research, as a new study strongly points to a biochemical culprit traditionally less pursued.

FireHUD Receives NSF Small Business Grant

The 2016 InVenture Prize winners will use an NSF award to conduct additional research and development on a system to protect first responders.

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron Beams

A pioneering glimpse inside elusive cell membranes exposes a major player in cell health but also in hepatitis C and in Alzheimer's.

Yeast Assay Helps Reveal Genesis of Amyloids and Prions

A Georgia Tech team and collaborators in Germany and Russia used yeast as a model to study human amyloids.

Self-assembled “Hairy” Nanoparticles Could Give a Double Punch to Cancer

A new class of light-sensitive self-assembling nanoparticles could give cancer a double punch.

Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink Strep Throat Remedies

It's time to develop alternate drugs against small infections as a strategy to slow the antibiotic resistance crisis, Georgia Tech evolutionary...

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Tech Tower has been outfitted with new letters that will be easier to maintain, while keeping the traditional look and feel of the oldest...
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The lockshop holds the keys — literally — to every door on campus.
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Two graduates talk about their time at Tech and the family they found on campus