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Commencement More Than a Virtual Reality for These Online Trailblazers

John Whiteman has never set foot on Tech's campus, and he doesn't have a BuzzCard.

Shipra De enrolled in graduate school skeptical of the online experience. This weekend, though, they'll both proudly graduate from Tech's Online Master of Science in Computer Science program.

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Back to School: 61-Year-Old Student Earns MS-HCI Degree After Seeing Real-World Need

John Crisp returned to school after seeing the struggles people face adopting technology in the real world.

More Than a Motto: Graduates Shine in Service to Others

Georgia Tech’s motto of Progress and Service is emulated by its student body, and several students graduating this December have shown a passion for...

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Coleman to Give Keynote at Fall Commencement Ceremonies

AAU President to speak at Fall 2017 undergraduate Commencement.

The Ashmons of Montezuma: A Family Affair

Shay and Shannon's graduation is a family reunion of sorts, since the two were undergraduates together at Tech some 20 years ago.

From Struggle to Success: White Graduates with Job, Graduate School Offers

Sharani White struggled in her first year at Georgia Tech, to the point that she almost had to transfer.

Graduate Profile: Kyle Forbes

Like many students, Kyle Forbes spent spring break in Florida this year. But he didn’t go for fun. He went in search of his dream job as a theme park...

Mary Sue Coleman,
Coleman to Give Keynote at Fall Commencement Ceremonies

AAU President to speak at Fall 2017 undergraduate Commencement.

Graduate Profile: Emma Siegfried

When Emma Siegfried graduates this weekend, she’ll be the latest in a line of family members who have been attending Georgia Tech for more than 100...

Hidden Georgia Tech: Architectural Details II

Part Two of this three-part essay on architectural details will explore buildings in the center of campus and a few along — or close to — Ferst Drive.

Implementation Committee Provides Quarterly Updates on the 11 Recommendations from the Black Student Experience Task Force

The implementation committee of students and leaders from Institute Diversity, Student Life, and Undergraduate Education provided updates on its...

Implementation Committee Provides Quarterly Updates on the 11 Gender Equity Initiatives

The implementation committee of faculty and staff from the Office of the President, Institute Diversity, VPGEFD, and Human Resources provided updates...

Georgia Tech Staff to Participate in Comprehensive Administrative Review

Beginning Dec. 11, staff at Georgia Tech will be asked to participate in USG initiative.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Finals

During exam preparation, take time to focus on personal well-being. It’s easier to get A’s when you’re feeling your best.

What Not to Wear: Commencement Edition…and Other Tips For Your Graduation Day

For those who are still scrambling for the picture-perfect Commencement attire, here are some tips to help out.

College of Computing Selects Ayanna Howard to Lead School of Interactive Computing

Following a national search, the Georgia Tech College of Computing has selected Ayanna Howard, professor and Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in the...

Inclusive Leaders Academy Nomination Period Opens

Self-nominations and departmental nominations are now open for the second cohort of the Inclusive Leaders Academy. Nominations will remain open until...

Renewal Gets Real at Library Next Site

The Library recently hosted a town hall to share updates with the campus community on progress and details of programming and design inside the space.

Biochemistry Student Named a Rhodes Scholar

Calvin Runnels, a biochemistry student from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the sixth student in Tech history to be named a Rhodes Scholar.

Announcing the Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students Endowed Chair

Through the generosity of some parents, the Georgia Institute of Technology will be the first public university to announce an endowed Dean of...

Fall Graduation Festivities Will Soon Commence

This semester’s Commencement weekend schedule will be different from years past.

Creating Culture Champions: First Class of 87 Staff Leaders Graduate from the Inclusive Leaders Academy

After engaging in up to 24 hours of study and practice through the Inclusive Leaders Academy, 87 staff leaders emerged and were celebrated as “...

Alavi, Bonnett Named 2017 Women of the Year by Women in Technology

Women in Technology honor Alavi, Bonnett with 2017 Women of the Year Awards

Apply Now for Spring Alternative Service Breaks

For the past two fall breaks, biomedical engineering major Emelia Funnell has traveled to Asheville, North Carolina — but not for a leisurely weekend...

Carpenter Digs Working as Archaeologist

Jacob “Jack” Davis has traveled to the southeast African nation of Malawi almost every summer since 2011. But, not for vacation. 

Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

A lighted footpath powered partially by piezoelectric tiles will soon be operational at the Kennedy Space Center.

Perking Up and Crimping the ‘Bristles’ of Polyelectrolyte Brushes

A brush that's like a shoe brush on a micron scale can have great potential uses for industry and medicine -- but only if it works right.

The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

An ultrasonic sensor in a prosthesis allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually.

Positive Signs, But Diversity Still Lagging in AP Computer Science Exam Participation

A 2017 analysis of AP CS exam results by Georgia Tech has revealed that much remains to be done to increase diversity in CS.

Wearable Computing Ring Allows Users to Write Words and Numbers with Thumb

Technology allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby computer screen.

When Physics Gives Evolution a Leg Up by Breaking One

With no biological program to drive it, physics forces multicellular clusters to reproduce and evolve.

Imaging Technique Unlocks the Secrets of 17th Century Artists

The secrets of 17th century artists can now be revealed, thanks to 21st century signal processing.

Biochemistry Student Named a Rhodes Scholar

Calvin Runnels, a biochemistry student from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the sixth student in Tech history to be named a Rhodes Scholar.

Georgia Dome Demolition Wakes Up Atlanta 

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

Advancing the Path to Organic Electronics Beyond Cell Phone Screens

N-doping achieved with the help of ultraviolet light, improving organic semiconductor conductivity.

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.

Transfer Technique Produces Wearable Gallium Nitride Gas Sensors

A new technique allows gallium nitride gas sensors to be grown on a standard substrate and then transferred to a different support.

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Creating the Next Code Composers

Teaching computer science to high school students requires creativity. A musical app called EarSketch proves to be the ideal learning instrument.

Robot Gives Out Candy on Halloween

A robot gave out candy at the home of an assistant professor.

Astrobiology Rising at Georgia Tech

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

“Combosquatting” Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

Attackers are tricking computer users with URLs that are similar to those of real companies.

“Instant Replay” for Computer Systems Shows Cyber Attack Details

A new cybersecurity system provides investigators with an instant replay of attacks.

Rousing Masses to Fight Cancer with Open Source Machine Learning

Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness.

Wriggling Microtubules Help Explain Coupling of “Active” Defects and Curvature

Scientists have examined an active nematic built with components borrowed from living cells.

‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

Unheard of: A Y-shaped part found in the middle of a mysterious protein studied in glaucoma.

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.

Thailand's ambassador to U.S. visits Georgia Tech

Visit focused on learning best practices for startup support at the Institute's Advanced Technology Development Center

Honeywell Joins Georgia Tech Internet-of-Things Research Center

Honeywell becomes the 19th company to join Georgia Tech's Internet-of-Things research center

CauteryGuard Wins the InVenture Prize

InternBlitz took home second place, while CauteryGuard also scored the People’s Choice Award.

How Do You Perform CPR? This Device Will Teach You

CPR+ is one six student inventions competing for Georgia Tech's InVenture Prize

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Better Bars Eliminate Barriers to Physical Therapy for Children

Gaitway is one of six inventions competing for Georgia Tech’s 2017 InVenture Prize

Bringing Augmented Reality to Warehouses

PickAR uses augmented reality so warehouses can process orders more efficiently.

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.

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design 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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Ants Build Sinking Eiffel Towers When Trying to Escape

Ants build Eiffel-Tower looking structures, despite having no leader or coordinated plan.

Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

Data from flights through wildfire plumes reveal three times the officially noted levels for fine particles

Horsley Applies SPP Background Towards Water Works Founding

A company founded by Georgia Tech students is pioneering a new model for helping rural communities in developing countries maintain — and sustain —...

Smoke from Wildfires Can Have Lasting Climate Impact

Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously...

Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands

A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau.

“First Arrival” Hypothesis in Darwin’s Finches Gets Some Caveats

Researchers have extended the hypothesis for how early arriving species gain an ecosystem advantage through adaptive radiation.

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.

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter To Receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

The former president and first lady are the first couple to receive the Georgia Tech award.

Musical Table Teaches Basics of Computer Programming

A musical, interactive tabletop teaches the basics of computer coding.

Social Media Could Take Only a Fraction of Users’ Time With New Georgia Tech Method

A new visualization technique from the Georgia Institute of Technology could help users end the time-consuming habit of continually checking social...

White House Highlights Georgia Tech-Created Computer Science Teaching Tool

The White House highlights EarSketch, a Georgia Tech project that teaches coding to diverse audiences through music.

Actually, Men and Women Don’t Communicate Differently, at Least In Writing

Study explores the communication differences, and perceived differences, between men and women.

Economist's Research Reveals Poverty Should Be Measured by More than Income

New research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde shows there are multiple components of poverty that more accurately describes a household...

New Fabric Uses Sun and Wind to Power Devices

New fabric can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion

Solar Power to the People

Twenty-three Georgia Tech students take "Progress and Service" to a health clinic in Haiti — and bring a lot of lessons home.

The Social Media Profile of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Study examines 29 million tweets surrounding four recent Black Lives Matter events.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

Nanotextured surface on stainless steel appears to kill bacteria.

Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at Tech

Across Georgia Tech, researchers, scientists, and students are creating the next breakthroughs in understanding this complex system, treatments of...

Rousing Masses to Fight Cancer with Open Source Machine Learning

Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness.

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Dance Moves Allow Student to Explain Her Thesis

Ph.D. student performs an Indian classical dance to demonstrate her work to help create a safe microneedle patch for polio vaccination.

Daydreaming is Good. It Means You’re Smart

People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering.

Synthetic Hydrogels Deliver Cells to Repair Intestinal Injuries

Researchers have taken an important step toward creating a new technique for repairing intestinal injuries.

‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

Unheard of: A Y-shaped part found in the middle of a mysterious protein studied in glaucoma.

International Patients Increasingly Seek In Vitro Fertilization Treatment in U.S.

The use of assisted reproductive technology in the U.S. by non-U.S. residents is growing.

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-Rays

How the brain computes can arguably be best studied on the "meso" scale, and new imaging makes brain tissue visible on that level.

Annabelle Singer Named Packard Fellow

Georgia Tech researcher one of 18 innovative young scientists in the nation to receive prestigious honor

Fight Against Top Killer, Clogged Arteries, Garners Acclaimed NIH Award

The fight to discover HDL cocktails that actually work against atherosclerosis, the #1 killer of our times, receives major funding.

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 Center Will Help Expand Use of Therapies Based on Living Cells

A $20 million engineering research center will help expand the uses of cell-based therapies.

You and Some 'Cavemen' Get a Genetic Health Check

Evolution has improved upon the genetic foundations of human health ... but could that have changed?

Skewing the Aim of Targeted Cancer Therapies

The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could be skewed from the start more often than not, a new study shows.

Going with the Flow

On their entrepreneurial quest to make drinking water safe for all, two new Tech alumnae stand as testimony to the gumption and perseverance...

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Energy-recycling stairs developed to store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the climber during ascent.

Unique 3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute are using standard medical imaging and new 3-D printing technologies...

Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Successful

Small skin patches with dissolvable microneedles could allow self-administration of the influenza vaccine.

Thwarting Metastasis by Breaking Cancer’s Legs with Gold Rods

Metastasis virtually halted in human in vitro cultures via gold nanorod photothermal therapy

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Kyle Forbes went to Orlando for Spring Break, but not for fun. He went in search of his dream job as a theme park designer.
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Several students graduating this December have shown a passion for service while studying at Tech.
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Commencement is more than a virtual reality for these online trailblazers
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The snow took Atlanta by surprise this weekend, but despite facing finals, Tech students still took the opportunity to enjoy the experience