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Staffer Member’s Son Headed to Pyeongchang

Sandra Kinney spent years watching her son Chris compete in track and field events. Now, being a supportive mom requires a slightly longer trip — to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in much colder temperatures.

It was just a few weeks ago that Chris found out he’d be representing the U.S. as part of the men’s national bobsled team at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games — yes, bobsled. The 29-year-old’s Olympic aspirations began when he attended the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and he has been a competitive athlete for years, but it wasn’t until his mid-20s that he got in a bobsled

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Finalists Selected for 2018 InVenture Prize

This year marks the 10th competition. Winners will be selected March 14.

Why Is Winter the Best Time to See Stars?

Three reasons why winter's starry nights are so clear and bright

Successful SpaceX Launch Clears Way for Historic Georgia Tech Spacecraft

The first spacecraft built at Georgia Tech is expected to fly this summer.

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,...

Finalists Selected for 2018 InVenture Prize

This year marks the 10th competition. Winners will be selected March 14.

Campus Community Members Encouraged to Share Their Stories Through the Transformative Narratives Initiative

Institute Diversity’s Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement is seeking stories from faculty, staff, and students as part of the Transformative...

Applications Open for Undergraduate SGA Elections

The undergraduate Student Government Association (SGA) has opened Spring 2018 Elections Applications for students interested in running for office.

Georgia Tech Trio Selected to National Academy of Engineering

Two current College of Engineering faculty members and an adjunct professor (and former dean) have been named to the National Academy of Engineering.

FASET Leader Applications Available Now

FASET staff applications are open now through Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Inaugural Graduate Student Career Fair This Friday

The Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) is expanding in 2018 to include the Graduate Student Career Fair, Georgia Tech’s...

2 Major Construction Projects Get Started This Semester

This month, work will begin on the Campus Safety Building, the new home for the Georgia Tech Police Department that will take shape at the corner of...

Staffer’s Son Headed to Pyeongchang

Sandra Kinney, senior director in Institutional Research and Planning, has a son on the U.S. Men's Bobsled Team.

Beyond Books

Many of the Library's resources can be accessed with a Georgia Tech login from the comfort of your desk or dorm, whether you are reading for...

Faculty Invited to Create New Study Abroad Programs

OIE is looking for faculty members to create faculty-led study abroad programs that will be academically relevant and of interest to Georgia Tech...

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GTPD Working with Atlanta Police to Halt Home Park Robberies

Atlanta Police investigating incidents in nearby Home Park as GTPD assists.

Nearly 200 Students and Postdocs Attend the Focus Program

For 27 years, Georgia Tech’s Focus Program has brought high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds to campus. This month, 192 students and...

GTPD's Adopt-a-Cop Continues Relationship Building with Campus Community

Nine organizations have adopted GTPD officers as part of this innovative outreach program.

Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Minors on Campus

The University System of Georgia (USG) and the Institute are requiring that all minor-focused programs be registered with Georgia Tech's Youth...

Chick-fil-A Opens Innovation Center in Tech Square

The center is among the more than 20 that have opened in and around Tech Square to tap into Georgia Tech's innovation ecosystem.

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Roaming Just Got a Lot Easier with Eduroam Wi-Fi Network

If you're using GT Wi-Fi and you've looked at your Wi-Fi options lately, you may have noticed that there's another Wi-Fi network...

EthicsPoint Reporting Now Includes Student Categories

Anyone with a concern such as unsafe working conditions, academic misconduct, or abuse are encouraged to access the EthicsPoint system.

Four Georgia Tech Faculty Named IEEE Fellows

Four Georgia Tech faculty members were named IEEE Fellows, effective January 1, 2018. They are BME Professor Jaydev Desai, ECE Professors Saibal...

Georgia Tech Students Soup Up a Barbie Jeep

They modified the Power Wheels vehicle With a six-horsepower log splitter engine

Spring Career Fair Coming Next Week

With the Spring All Majors Career Fair coming next week, now is the time for students to consider what they want to get out of attending the fair.

Georgia Tech Trio Selected to National Academy of Engineering

Two current College of Engineering faculty members and an adjunct professor (and former dean) have been named to the National Academy of Engineering.

Why Is Winter the Best Time to See Stars?

Three reasons why winter's starry nights are so clear and bright

Successful SpaceX Launch Clears Way for Historic Georgia Tech Spacecraft

The first spacecraft built at Georgia Tech is expected to fly this summer.

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.

Neurons Get the Beat and Keep It Going in Drumrolls

Some of what researchers believed to be chaotic electric potentials in neurons are turning out the be surprisingly orderly.

Researchers Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas

Researchers have boosted the efficiency and stability of the optical rectenna design they developed.

Sticking to the Schedule was Difficult for Apollo Astronauts

New report finds that Apollo astronauts often fell behind schedule while on the moon.

Nanostructured Gate Dielectric Boosts Stability of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

Researchers have addressed one of the most significant challenges to the use of organic thin-film transistors.

Georgia Tech Researchers Awarded $7.5 Million from Office of Naval Research for Secure Stack

Georgia Tech SCS researchers are creating a secure stack for the Office of Naval Research.

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...

WWII Code-Breaking Techniques Inspire Interpretation of Brain Data

Brain signals are as furtive as the wartime encryption system 'Enigma,' but they can be similarly decrypted as new research shows.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Searching for Science in the Solar Darkness

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

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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

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...

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 —...

Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands

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

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.

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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

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

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...

WWII Code-Breaking Techniques Inspire Interpretation of Brain Data

Brain signals are as furtive as the wartime encryption system 'Enigma,' but they can be similarly decrypted as new research shows.

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?

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The museum was originally called the Dard Hunter Paper Museum and located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 at Georgia Tech began with a successful program launch and ended with a Rhodes Scholar. In between, we hosted pro soccer, were...
Kyle Forbes
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.