Welcome, President Barack Obama

Welcome President Barack Obama

Welcome, President Barack Obama

Georgia Tech welcomed President Barack Obama on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Nearly 10,000 students, faculty, staff, and guests packed McCamish Pavilion to hear the president speak about college affordability and announce the Student Aid Bill of Rights.

The President's Speech in Brief


View the full speech: President Obama Announces Student Aid Bill of Rights

GEORGIA TECH AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

Here are ways that Georgia Tech is helping to make college more affordable.
Georgia Tech and Atlanta Public Schools launch new partnership

APS Scholars @ Georgia Tech program

Georgia Tech offers automatic acceptance and four-year in-state tuition scholarships to all Atlanta Public Schools valedictorians and salutatorians.

Online Master of Science in Computer Science

Online Master of Science in Computer Science

The first accredited Master of Science in Computer Science earned exclusively through the massive open online course (MOOC) delivery format, and for a fraction of the cost.

The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship Program

The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship program

A total of nearly $63 million in permanent endowment support to help qualified bright young men and women who lack the financial resources to attend Georgia Tech.

Klemis Kitchen

Klemis Kitchen Food Pantry program

This semester, Georgia Tech opened its first food pantry, Klemis Kitchen. The program is intended to serve as an alternate meal plan for students who have certain dietary needs and financial concerns.

Past Presidential Vists to Georgia Tech
 

President Theodore Roosevelt
October 20, 1905

The American flag on the stage where Roosevelt spoke. Source: Georgia Tech Library.1905 - The American flag on the stage where President Theodore Roosevelt spoke. Source: Georgia Tech Library.

In his brief remarks to students and faculty, President Theodore Roosevelt stressed the importance of technological education. He said, “America can be the first nation only by just the kind of training and effort, which is developed and is symbolized in institutions of this kind.”

Transcript - remarks to the students of the Georgia School of Technology - October 20, 1905


President-Elect William H. Taft
January 16, 1909

1909 - President William Howard Taft. Source: Library of Congress.1909 - President William H. Taft. Source: Library of Congress.

President-elect William H. Taft addressed a crowd of approximately 600 on the Georgia Tech campus and spoke on the importance of character and integrity in the field of engineering.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt
November 29, 1935

FDR speaking at the dedication of Techwood Homes in Atlanta, 1935 Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources 1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Techwood Homes at Grant Field in Atlanta. Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a dedication speech of Techwood Homes, the nation’s first public housing project, at Grant Field before an estimated audience of 50,000. During his speech, he remembered the day in 1924 when he first came to Warm Springs, Georgia, and he spoke about those days of so-called prosperity in America, when speculators profited before “the crash.”

Transcript - remarks during the dedication of Techwood Homes - November 29, 1935

Video - remarks during the dedication of Techwood Homes - November 29, 1935


President Jimmy Carter
February 20 and August 30, 1979

1979 - First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter with Georgia Tech President Joseph M. Pettit. Source: Georgia Tech Library.1979 - First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter with Georgia Tech President Joseph M. Pettit. Source: Georgia Tech Library.

Georgia Tech alumnus Jimmy Carter and his official White House party visited the Georgia Tech campus twice in 1979. In February, President Carter delivered a major foreign policy address in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum and was presented with an honorary doctor of engineering degree along with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. In August, the president returned to campus to conduct a White House seminar on energy.

Transcript - remarks at Special Convocation of Georgia Tech - February 20, 1979

Transcript - remarks at the Presidential Energy Technology Seminar - August 30, 1979


President William J. Clinton
July 19, 1996

1996 - President Bill Clinton and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young tour the Olympic Village at Georgia Tech with other Olympic officials. Source: Georgia Tech Library.1996 - President Bill Clinton and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young tour the Olympic Village at Georgia Tech with other Olympic officials. Source: Georgia Tech Library.

President Bill Clinton addressed the United States Olympic team in the Olympic Village at Georgia Tech. In his remarks, he thanked Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough, the people of Atlanta, and Georgia for hosting the Centennial Olympic Games.

Transcript - remarks to the United States Olympic Team - July 19, 1996


President George W. Bush
March 27, 2002

2002 - President George W. Bush watched a hazardous materials emergency response exercise at Georgia Tech on March 27. Georgia Tech Photo: Stanley Leary.2002 - President George W. Bush watches a hazardous materials emergency response exercise at Georgia Tech on March 27. Georgia Tech Photo: Stanley Leary.

New technologies and training developed by Georgia Tech to help emergency workers improve their response to disasters prompted a visit from President George W. Bush to campus on March 27, 2002. Atlanta area emergency workers and Center for Emergency Response Technology, Instruction, and Policy employees responded to a mock chlorine gas release in an exercise watched by President Bush, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, Congressman Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie, Georgia, and Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough.

Transcript - remarks to first-responders in Atlanta, Georgia - March 27, 2002

Video - remarks to first-responders in Atlanta, Georgia - March 27, 2002

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