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Gary May Recommended to be Next Chancellor at UC Davis

University of California President Janet Napolitano has selected Georgia Tech Engineering Dean Gary May to be the next chancellor of the University of California, Davis, pending approval by the California system’s Board of Regents on Feb. 23. If confirmed, May would begin at UC Davis on August 1, 2017. An interim dean for the College of Engineering will be appointed, and the search for the new dean will begin immediately. 

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Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

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

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.

Alumnus Gets Extended Stay in Outer Space

NASA announces graduate Shane Kimbrough will remain on the International Space Station until April.

Tech Named 2016 Tree Campus USA

Tech earned recognition as a Tree Campus USA for 2016 from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tech Named 2016 Tree Campus USA

Tech earned recognition as a Tree Campus USA for 2016 from the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Week Ahead: Feb. 13 – 19

During this week at Tech, love is in the air. Celebrate Valentine’s Day all week by checking out some of these lovely on-campus events.

Lavender Awards Nomination Period Open

Presented by the LGBTQIA Resource Center, Lavender Award nominations will be accepted until February 17, 2017.

Finalists Selected for the 2017 InVenture Prize

Six teams are competing for $35,000 in prizes. The InVenture Prize finale will take place March 15 at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

Peterson Strat Plan
Funding for Concepts Tied to Tech's Strategic Plan

Long known for its entrepreneurial attitude, Georgia Tech continues to seek ideas that help fulfill the goals and objectives as outlined in its...

Throwback Thursday: Student Government Association's Fall Semester Highlights

The Student Government Association (SGA) had a productive fall semester that led to the accomplishments of many major goals of the organization. Here...

Larkins with the Reck
Sibling Unrivalry: Two Yellow Jackets Talk about Tackling College Together

With Sibs Day coming up this weekend, two Tech students and siblings talk about what it's like to go to college together.

Tech Gets Fresh: The Georgia Tech Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tech Walkway transforms into an authentic farmer’s market – lined with vendors and filled with students in...

First All Majors Spring Career Fair Takes Place This Week

Calling all job-seekers at Georgia Tech – the first-ever spring All Majors Career Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in...

The Week Ahead: Hello, February!

Welcome to the fourth week of the semester, Jackets.

100 Students, Faculty, and Staff Tour Civil Rights Sites in the Nation’s Capital During MLK Weekend

During the weekend commemorating the life and inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 76 students and 24 faculty and staff from Georgia Tech...

Springing into the Semester: Events You Don't Want to Miss

Welcome back, Jackets! Get ready for another great semester at the Institute featuring classic traditions along with new activities.

Tech, Piazza Sign Formal Agreement to Safeguard Data

Students, teaching assistants, and faculty can continue to use Piazza as they have in the past, without concern that their data might be sold,...

Departments Team Up to Support Fellow Employees

Jim Kirk, assistant vice president for Institute Budget Planning and Administration, and his team have made it a point to prioritize supporting...

Jimmy Carter anf the First Lady
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.

4,380 Students Welcomed to Tech in Early Action

As of Jan. 14, 4,380 high school students have a chance to be Yellow Jackets in Fall 2017.

Transfer Students Wanted for Recruitment Team

If your college journey didn’t start at Georgia Tech, the Office of Undergraduate Admission wants you for its Transfer Recruitment Team (TRT).

Dropbox
Dropbox Now Available to Faculty and Staff

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently added Dropbox as a new service for faculty and staff at Tech.

Library, Formula, Maintenance Funding Top Legislative Priorities

As the state of Georgia’s 2017 legislative session begins this week, Georgia Tech’s Office of Government and Community Relations is set to promote...

Campus Construction Continues through Winter Months

This semester, projects include infrastructure upgrades, new buildings, and a facility that is on the national radar for its net-positive energy use.

President’s Cybersecurity Commission Releases Report

Annie Antón, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing, served on the Commission on Enhancing National Security.

Colliding Privacy, Democracy and Technology?

The Institute for Information Security and Privacy at Georgia Tech examines emerging cyber threats for 2017.

Amazon Web Services Joins Georgia Tech’s Internet of Things Research Center

The Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies has expanded to include Amazon Web Services.

Turning Ideas into Successful Startups

The 20 teams participating in this year’s Startup Summer programs will demonstrate their products Tuesday at the Fox Theatre

Georgia Institute of Technology selects Jennifer Bonnett to head the Advanced Technology Development Center

Bonnett, a seasoned technology sector veteran, will shape the vision for the future of Georgia’s statewide technology startup incubator.

Micro C announces successful early-seed round capital raise

Savannah-based medical device startup has a developed an all-in-one, hand-held X-ray and digital camera for surgeons.

Chris Downing to head Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)

Chris Downing, a 28-year Georgia Tech veteran, selected to lead the future of Institute’s economic development and innovation mission.

Lockheed Martin Sells Real Estate to Georgia Tech

Four buildings on 52 acres going from Lockheed to Georgia Tech in Cobb County real estate deal.

U.S. Energy Secretary Visit Highlights Georgia Tech’s Energy Collaborations

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited the Georgia Institute of Technology Tuesday, May 24.

Keysight Technologies coming to Technology Square

Keysight Technologies joins Georgia Tech's innovation ecosystem

With a desire to invest in the future of Georgia’s workforce, the Face of Manufacturing orchestrates the approval of the first German apprenticeship model in the U.S.

Each month the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership profiles Georgians who play a critical role in the industry.

USG releases results of system-wide economic impact study

A study commissioned by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia shows Georgia Tech has a $2.87 billion impact on the state’s economy.

Georgia Tech, Portman Announce Coda in Tech Square

The mixed-use building, which will include the high performance computing center, will enhance the innovation neighborhood.

Duke, University of Virginia and Georgia Tech Win Big at ACC InVenture Prize

FireHUD, which was invented by two Tech students, received the People’s Choice Award and $5,000

FireHUD Advances to ACC InVenture Prize Finals

Student inventors from Georgia Tech, Boston College, Duke University, University of North Carolina and University of Virginia will compete in the ACC...

Childhood friends scoop out success in craft gelato business

Each month the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership profiles Georgians who play a critical role in the industry.

Startup Pipeline Continues at Capstone

Current, former Georgia Tech students work on solutions and products for startups

Delta Air Lines Touches Down in Tech Square with $5 Million Investment

Delta Air Lines plans to open an innovation center on Georgia Tech's campus, using Yellow Jacket ideas and innovation to help solve the company...

No longer on the battlefield, still in service to their country

Two people on two different paths share a common thread of serving in the military and manufacturing products for the defense industry.

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.

Game Theory Shows How Tragedies of the Commons Might be Averted

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a theory to unite the study of behavior and its effect on the environment.

Was the Secret Spice in Primal Gene Soup a Thickener?

Searching for the origins of life, researchers add thickener to the broth

Unique Bacterial Chemist in the War on Potatoes

A bacterial warrior the only one of its kind? This enzyme is "wacko" in the ways it breaks down a poison related to TNT.

Addressing Environmental Challenges with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

NSF funding to link technologies from Georgia Tech, Smithsonian and IBM to study environment.

Optimization Technique Identifies Cost-Effective Biodiversity Corridors

A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare,...

Climate Change May Extend Ozone Season in the Southeastern U.S.

Extreme weather conditions associated with climate change may extend the ozone season in the Southeastern United States.

Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes Cut Energy Use in Hydrocarbon Separations

A carbon-based molecular sieve membrane could dramatically reduce the energy required to separate a class of hydrocarbon molecules.

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.

Global Warming, a Dead Zone and Mysterious Bacteria

While global warming shrinks ice caps, it's expanding “oxygen minimum zones,” where newly discovered bacteria are depleting waters of nitrogen,...

Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway

Thermophotovoltaic technology could directly convert heat from solar thermal to electricity.

Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale

Animal evolution may have sputtered in sparse, uneven ocean oxygen. New model offers insights for probability of complex life on exoplanets.

Undergrads Help Save Money and Reduce Georgia Tech’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Roof-retrofitting plan to reduce a building’s energy demand was a course project

Understanding Rogue Ocean Waves May be Simple After All

A team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere.

Gravitational Waves Detected Again

Second Gravitational Wave detected by LIGO, which includes Georgia Tech researchers.

High-Resolution Model Explains Role of Soil Erosion in Carbon Budgets

A high-resolution model explains how soil erosion can affect carbon cycles

Simulated Ransomware Attack Shows Vulnerability of Industrial Controls

Cybersecurity researchers have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant.

Alexis Noel
How A Frog Made a Dream Come True

Alexis Noel, who figured out why a frog's tongue is sticky, reflects on a busy week with media.

Cholera Bacteria Stab and Poison Enemies so Predictably

The actions of bacteria locked in battle are nearly as calculable as a chemical reaction.

Looking for Entangled Atoms in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Using a Bose-Einstein condensate composed of sodium atoms, Georgia Tech researchers have observed a sharp magnetically-induced quantum phase...

Reversible Saliva Allows Frogs to Hang on to Next Meal

A frog's saliva changes three times in milliseconds as it snares food with its tongue.

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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New Low-Cost Technique Converts Bulk Alloys to Oxide Nanowires

A technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the nanostructures.

Jill Watson, Round Three

A class on artificial intelligence will again include non-human teaching assistants.

How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

When Charon is positioned between the sun and Pluto, Georgia Tech research indicates that the moon can significantly reduce atmospheric loss.

Zajic Receives NSF CAREER Award

ECE Assistant Professor Alenka Zajic has received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

A Fertilizer Dearth Foiled Animal Evolution for Eons?

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

Home Away From Home for the Holidays

Shane Kimbrough is at the midway point of his four-month mission on the space station.

Musical Table Teaches Basics of Computer Programming

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

Construction Begins on Transformational Coda Project

Georgia Tech will be the anchor tenant of the new building in the Institute’s Tech Square.

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.

Georgia Tech to Play Key Role in New Federally-Funded Chemical Processing Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the lead institutions in a new $140 million Chemical...

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.

‘Spooky’ Sightings in Crystal Point to Extremely Rare Quantum Spin Liquid

Strong experimental indications of a rare quantum phenomenon could open doors into understanding the mystery of matter.

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.

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.

Jimmy Carter anf the First Lady
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.

Lower Income Families Less Likely to Use Online Learning Tools

Low-income parents are less likely to access free online educational resources or, when they do, they do so less effectively because of differences...

Georgia Tech Research Finds Fan Communities Are Reshaping the Social Web for the Better

In a new study, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have found that one successful online community could serve as a model to help make the...

Henry Sauermann
Significant Portion of Postdoc Researchers Eye Non-Academic Careers, Study Shows

Aspiring research faculty aren't the only students pursuing a postdoc.

Project Seeks to Improve Interim, Online Communication between Cubans and Rest of World

A new effort called “Cuba Intercambio” is underway to help Cubans more freely access the Internet.

Professor touts keys to international community development success

On a campus known for new technologies and scientific breakthroughs, one professor applies the principles of innovation to the process of community...

Banning Words on Instagram Doesn’t Help – It Makes It Worse

The pro-eating disorder community outsmarted Instagram censors in order to continue sharing content.

What Going Viral Looked Like 120 Years Ago

Researchers have developed a database of more than 10 million newspaper pages that is helping researchers see history with spatial information that...

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Questions Students Should Ask During Campus Visits

Many students will be visiting colleges this spring. Rick Clark, director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, shares how students can ask better questions – and better follow-up questions – to gain deeper information about each college.

Students often ask: “What is...

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Rick Clark

Rick Clark

Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech

Vaccines: Safe, Effective and A Critical Public Good

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an environmental lawyer and a vaccine critic. In a recent Q&A with Science magazine, he said there is “an explosion in neurodevelopmental...

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Joshua Weitz

Joshua Weitz

Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Sam Brown

Sam Brown

Associate Professor

Tech+knowledge+Y: The Secret Language of Science Fiction

The next Star Wars movie, Rogue One, comes to theaters this weekend, rocketing science fiction back to the top of the box office. “Science fiction” is the most popular way of describing the genre, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all term. Those inside the field use their own...

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Lisa Yaszek

Lisa Yaszek

Professor, Associate Chair
School of Literature, Media and Communication, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 

Sticky frog tongue
In honor of National Engineers Week, we've rounded up the top engineering news from 2017.
vintage photo of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Jason Carter shares lessons from the powerful partnership of his grandparents.
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One of the biggest barriers in suicide prevention is the fear of talking about suicide, but talking saves lives.
Reversible saliva allows frogs to hang on to their next meal.