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A Century of ROTC at Georgia Tech

More than a century ago, Georgia Tech students watched with what must have been foreboding as World War I swept across Europe. They decided to form a student-run Signal Corps, to begin wearing uniforms, and to do what they could to help defend the United States should war come calling.

From that beginning, a rich tradition of military service was born. This year, the Institute is holding a yearlong celebration in recognition of 100 years of ROTC.

Spotlight

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.

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...

Action Team Recommendations Under Review

Summary reports expected Nov. 29

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Graduation Success Rate for Student-Athletes Sets All-Time Mark

Athletics has posted its highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate ever.

Action Team Recommendations Under Review

Summary reports expected Nov. 29

100 Years of ROTC at Georgia Tech

From their roots in a student-run Signal Corps, Georgia Tech's ROTC program has trained thousands of leaders.

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Graduation Success Rate for Student-Athletes Sets All-Time Mark

Athletics has posted its highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate ever.

K9 Unit Plays Crucial Role for Law Enforcement Statewide

GTPD trains K9 units from across the state in addition to keeping the campus safe.

Yellow Jackets Wanted as Holiday Hosts

Tech families living in the state of Georgia are given the opportunity to volunteer to host an international student at their home for a Thanksgiving...

Faculty, Staff Get Generous in Statewide Charitable Campaign

So far, more than 400 employees have pledged more than $160,000.

A Different Kind of Peer Review

Georgia Tech updates its list of peer institutions

Employees Benefit from Colleagues’ Shared Sick Leave

All faculty and staff members who are eligible to accrue and use paid sick leave, and who have been continuously employed as a benefits-eligible...

Meet Your Undergraduate SGA Leaders

One was inspired to join SGA by a University of Georgia student. The other was a robotics and wrestling champion in high school. Meet Sujay and...

Norovirus Identified as Cause of GI Illness on Campus

Norovirus is the cause of the unknown gastrointestinal illness (infection affecting the stomach and/or intestines) spreading on the Georgia Tech...

Georgia Tech Names Engineering Biosystems Building for Krone Family

Krone family make engineered biosystems building a reality with lead gift.

Reaching New Heights at the Mental Health Summit

The third annual Mental Health Summit will be held Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bill Moore Student Success Center.

Emergency Scholarship Fund Created for Students Impacted by Storms

The Office of Development has created an emergency scholarship fund for Georgia Tech students from the Caribbean

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships Support Record Number of Students This Academic Year

Since its inception, more than 270 Hispanic and Latino students have been supported by The Goizueta Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships. For this...

Keep Safety in Mind as Semester Picks Up

As the fall weather sets in, days get shorter, and campus activities pick up, students may find themselves out and about on campus more than usual. 

Action Teams Check in with Campus Community

Co-chairs of three action teams met with the Georgia Tech community yesterday, in an open forum designed to provide a progress update as well as...

Annabelle Singer Named Packard Fellow

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

Campus Action Teams to Host Update Session Oct. 17

The campus community is invited to attend this session, moderated by the undergraduate and graduate Student Government Association Presidents Sanjay...

How to Spend Fall Break in Atlanta

Students who are staying on campus for the weekend have plenty of ways to enjoy fall break in the city.

How Tech does Fall Break

Students and alumni of Tech are making the most of the upcoming Fall Break by taking trips to Savannah, Georgia, the Smoky Mountains, and more.

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.

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.

Scientists Make First Detection of Neutron Star Collision

Historic detection allows astrophysicists to observe the universe in new ways.

Army Grant Supports Development of Intelligent, Adaptive and Resilient Robot Teams

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded a $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating robot teams.

Ceramic Pump Moves Molten Metal at a Record 1,400 Degrees Celsius

Ceramic-based mechanical pump operates at record temperature to move liquid tin.

Novel Circuit Design Boosts Wearable Thermoelectric Generators

Researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators that can harvest energy from body heat.

Paper-Based Supercapacitor Uses Metal Nanoparticles to Boost Energy Density

Researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices.

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.

Gravitational Wave Confirmations Earn 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The discovery of gravitaitonal waves earns three scientists the Nobel Prize in physics.

Georgia Tech Researchers Support DARPA’s New “CHIPS” Initiative

Georgia Tech is contributing to the DARPA CHIPS initiative to reuse microelectronic designs.

Gravitational Waves From Binary Black Hole Merger Observed for 4th Time

For the first time, a gravational wave has been detected in three different locations

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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...

Engineering Research 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 in First Human Clinical Trial

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

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B.S. in Neuroscience Takes Off at Georgia Tech

New undergraduate program builds on strength of research across campus, from neurons to behavior .

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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Georgia Tech's K9 Unit plays a crucial role for law enforcement statewide.
Georgia Tech's K9 Unit plays a crucial role for law enforcement statewide.
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From their roots in a student-run Signal Corps, Georgia Tech’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs have trained thousands of leaders.