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Moon and Sun over campus

First Day, Eclipse Day

Yesterday's first day of classes will forever be linked to the 2017 solar eclipse. Thousands of students, faculty and staff crowded into the center of campus for their historic glimpse of the rare event as Atlanta experienced 97 percent obscurity.

(Photo taken by Rob Felt/Georgia Tech near the Student Center)

Spotlight

New Robotics Lab Allows Anyone to Control the Machines

Researchers can upload their own code, then watch Georgia Tech robots carry out the experiment.

Georgia Tech Joins adidas' Roster of Collegiate Partnerships

Georgia Tech Athletics will wear adidas beginning in July of 2018.

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

Tech Welcomes Incoming Class of 2017

Around 2,800 new students have converged on campus from across the country and the world to start their careers as Yellow Jackets today.

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

Tech Welcomes Incoming Class of 2017

Around 2,800 new students have converged on campus from across the country and the world to start their careers as Yellow Jackets today.

Admissions Embarks on Peach State Tour

Georgia Tech is again teaming up with Georgia State University and the University of Georgia for the annual Peach State Tour.

Georgia Tech Guarantees Admission to Georgia’s Valedictorians, Salutatorians

The top two students from Georgia’s public and private high schools will be automatically accepted to Georgia Tech.

Gigi Pavur
Convocation Speaker Looking to Make a Difference

Gigi Pavur will look out into the faces of almost 4,000 Tech freshmen, transfer students, and parents, and officially welcome them into the Georgia...

Classroom and Academic Scheduling Changes in Place for Fall Semester

Starting with fall semester classes, all recommendations of the Classroom and Academic Scheduling Task Force are in effect. The changes include use...

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.

OMED’s Challenge Program Welcomes One of Its Largest Cohorts to Georgia Tech This Summer

OMED’s 37th annual Challenge program welcomed one of its largest cohorts representing 23 different majors to Georgia Tech. Challenge, a summer...

West Village to Debut with Fall Semester

The fall semester will see the opening of a new multipurpose facility featuring dining options, meeting space, School of Music classrooms, and...

Mark Your Calendar for Annual Events

As the next academic year approaches, calendars start to book up fast. Plan now for Commencement, honors celebrations, and other annual events.

Plan for Increased Traffic during Fall Move-In

Though some students will begin moving in earlier that week, Aug. 17 is the first official day for freshman move-in, which will continue throughout...

McLaughlin Named Dean of College of Engineering

Steven W. McLaughlin, the Steve Chaddick School Chair and professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has accepted the role...

Making the Most of the Last Weeks of Summer

How much summer fun can be packed into a short two weeks?

Tech EXCEL Student Advocates for Legislative Change

Kurt Vogel, a student from Decatur in Georgia Tech’s EXCEL program, served as an advocate for a piece of state legislation during the 2017 session

GTPD recognized for social media innovation in law enforcement

GTPD's social media efforts earn recognition from Georgia police chiefs

Georgia Tech Team Wins Collegiate Bridge Championship

The final match on July 23 was against the University of Chicago, which Georgia Tech won 80-37 to claim the title.

Yellow Jackets Spend Summer in Atlanta

Spending the summer in Atlanta can be a new and exciting experience for Tech students. Whether taking classes, working, or researching in a lab,...

More Than 120 Staff Leaders Join First Class of the Inclusive Leaders Academy

Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement launched the Inclusive Leaders Academy, a professional leadership and legacy development program for...

Steam Whistle Testing Underway This Week

Testing on the whistle is underway and will continue through Aug. 4.

Touring Season in Full Swing during Summer

With summer in full swing, the Georgia Tech Tour Guides are busier than ever. These students are passionate about Tech, excited to assist prospective...

New Robotics Lab Allows Anyone to Control the Machines

Researchers can upload their own code, then watch Georgia Tech robots carry out the experiment.

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

total eclipse
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.

Print No Evil: Three-Layer Technique Helps Secure Additive Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a three-layer technique for protecting the additive manufacturing (3-D printing) process.

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.

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.

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.

Steve Cross
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.

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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.

Meniscus-Assisted Technique Produces High Efficiency Perovskite PV Films

A new technique produces perovskite photovoltaic materials at low temperature.

Brain
B.S. in Neuroscience Takes Off at Georgia Tech

Vibrant research community at Tech offers array of undergrad research opportunities.

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...

Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Researchers have improved the sensitivity and detection capability of the widely-used ESI-MS analytical technique.

Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Successful in First Human Clinical Trial

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

Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light Switch Effect at Uranus

Uranus’ magnetosphere gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet.

Thwarting Metastasis by Breaking Cancer’s Legs with Gold Rods

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

Boeing, Georgia Tech Unveil New Research Center

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

Selfies: We Love How We Look and We’re Here to Show You

When it comes to selfies, appearance is (almost) everything.

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.

Steve Cross
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.

An Easier Way to Apply for Internships

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

An Improved Tool to Keep Patients, Doctors Safe

The CauteryGuard is one of the six finalists competing for the 2017 InVenture Prize

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

total eclipse
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.

Cover photo
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.

Ant tower
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.

“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.

Hair Spacing Keeps Honeybees Clean During Pollination

A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs.

China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by climate change.

Black hole
Radiation from Nearby Galaxies Helped Fuel First Monster Black Holes, Says Study

Study suggests how first massive black holes grew so quickly after the birth of the universe.

Brake Dust May Cause More Problems Than Blackened Wheel Covers

Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, one major source of highway air pollution...

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen from Methane and Captures CO2

Researchers have developed a modular reactor able to generate hydrogen at lower temperatures than existing processes.

Advanced Materials Power Next-Generation Molecular Separations

Researchers have identified opportunities for scalable membrane materials.

A Fertilizer Dearth Foiled Animal Evolution for Eons?

Evolution's genesis moment: Phosphorus, oxygen and the explosion of new, diverse life

Climate Change: Potentially Good News on Methane and Peat Carbon

Soil carbon stored in peat bogs may not convert to greenhouse gasses in the face of global warming.

Simple Processing Technique Could Cut Cost of Organic PV and Wearable Electronics

A simple solution-based processing technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells.

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.

SEISE Tool Uses Semantic Gaps to Detect Website Promotional Attacks

Researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

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.

Brain
B.S. in Neuroscience Takes Off at Georgia Tech

Vibrant research community at Tech offers array of undergrad research opportunities.

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 in First Human Clinical Trial

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

Drug Design Strategy Boosts the Odds Against Resistance Development

A new drug design strategy could boost the odds against developing antibiotic resistance.

Mind Over Muscles: How the Brain Hinders Individual Muscle Control

A new study explores the role of "common drive" when controlling muscles.

Researchers Uncover New Instruction Manual to Repair Broken DNA

Researchers have discovered how the Rad52 protein is a crucial player in RNA-dependent DNA repair.

New Transplant Technology Could Benefit Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing...

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.

Researchers Find New Source of Dangerous Electrical Instability in the Heart

Researchers have discovered a fundamentally new source of electrical instability in the heart that can lead to dangerous rhythms.

Water, Water Everywhere

In the world of water research, underserved communities provide the ultimate learning ground for undergrads.

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.

Tech Researchers Suggest Better Route to FDA-Approved Drugs

A new study proposes more microbial engineering for drugs based on plant alkaloids.

CauteryGuard Wins the InVenture Prize

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

China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by climate change.

Empathy from the Sick May be Critical to Halting Disease Outbreaks

A little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks.

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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On August 21, 2017 the Great American Eclipse produced a 97% blockage of the sun on the campus of Georgia Tech. Faculty and students...
Magnus Egerstedt
A new lab in the center of campus allows researchers around the world to write their own code, then remotely upload it to Georgia Tech...
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A graduate student and transfer student offer their tips for success at Tech
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Since the age of six, Michael Gamble knew he wanted to be an architect.