This year will forever be remembered by students as the one in which they were overshadowed. Literally.
During the first day of classes, August 21, the sun and moon lined up for a total solar eclipse to cast a shadow across campus and much of the nation. Thousands of students joined together to witness the historic event, donning and sharing eclipse glasses to gaze at the heavens.
It wasn’t the only time the cosmos captured our attention in 2017. The year included one of the greatest discoveries in astrophysical history and new surprises at our solar system’s gas giant. On a much smaller level, Georgia Tech researchers tested microneedle flu vaccinations and hurled minuscule gold rods at cancer cells. In the meantime, a student was named a Rhodes Scholar while a robot mashed together the Beatles and Lady Gaga to write its own music.
What will the new year bring to Georgia Tech? What will our faculty and students discover? What will they invent? Before we ring in 2018, we look back at 17 Georgia Tech stories that shaped 2017.
A new online master of science degree in analytics will be offered at a quarter of the cost of the on-campus program.
Georgia Tech, Mayor Reed and 10 corporations launch an accelerator program and venture fund to invest in and promote high-tech startups across Georgia and the Southeast.
The former president and first lady are the first couple to receive the prize honoring those working to improve the human condition.
Delta’s global innovation center in Georgia Tech’s Technology Square works to improve operations and the customer experience.
Professor Paul Steffes and NASA’s Science Team have released their first findings from the Juno mission to Jupiter. So far, the planet revea...
A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in the School of Music.
Metastasis virtually halted in human in vitro cultures via gold nanorod photothermal therapy
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 robot...
On August 21, 2017, the Great American Eclipse produced a 97-percent blockage of the sun on the campus of Georgia Tech. Faculty and students...
Small skin patches with dissolvable microneedles could allow self-administration of the influenza vaccine.
Campus protests on Sept. 18 spurred some students to wonder how they could bring the community together in response.
A $20 million engineering research center will help expand the uses of cell-based therapies.
Historic detection allows astrophysicists to observe the universe in new ways.
Atlanta's newest professional sports team, Atlanta United, took the pitch to begin its inaugural season at Grant Field.
Thursday marked the beginning of the construction phase of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
Calvin Runnels, a biochemistry student from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the sixth student in Tech history to be named a Rhodes Scholar.