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New Georgia Tech Police Department Building Equipped to Protect Campus, Host Community

When Georgia Tech leaders cut the ribbon July 11, 2019, on the new Georgia Tech Police Department Building at the corner of Hemphill Avenue and 10th Street, they also effectively opened the doors and laid out a welcome mat for the community.

The new, state-of-the-art 30,000 square-foot facility unifies the department from five separate buildings across campus, allowing divisions to better collaborate to keep the campus safe and engage with the surrounding neighborhoods.

Spotlight

Analytics Graduate Student Will Finish Debt-Free with Grant from AAUW

Emi Behan will use analytics degree to assess education reform efforts.

Georgia Tech Faculty Among Presidential Science and Technology Award Recipients

Three Georgia Institute of Technology faculty members have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers...

Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine Announce Collaborative Effort for Health Technology Startup Development

Initiative aims to expand Morehouse School of Medicine’s research commercialization efforts, and support focus on the needs of underserved minority...

Instability in Antarctic Ice Projected to Make Sea Level Rise Rapidly

Instability hidden within Antarctic ice is likely to accelerate its flow into the ocean and push sea level up at a more rapid pace than previously...

Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows Set Goals for 2019-20 Academic Year

At the final meeting of the term, each of the cohorts of the Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows discussed challenges, as well as goals and action...

Jocelyn Thomas: Administrative Assistant, Beacon for Student-Athletes

Jocelyn Thomas, administrative assistant in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has been with Georgia Tech for 28 years.

Georgia Tech Student Couldn’t Walk in April. He Ran the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th.

Chemical engineering major was diagnosed with rare neurological disorder

Ph.D. Student Seeks to Help Children through Robotics

Ph.D. student researches the potential for improved emotion recognition in robots

Georgia Tech Names Director for Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

The Georgia Institute of Technology has named James J. Hudgens to be the new director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Georgia Tech’s...

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McGarrah Selected Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

A U.S. Navy veteran and former chief of staff for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), McGarrah will assume the interim role July 15.

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$17 Million Need-Based Scholarship Endowment Honors the Petersons

The largest single scholarship endowment fund in Georgia Tech’s history has been established to honor retiring President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and...

Students Begin Tour with Spirit of Atlanta

Atlanta's local drum corps includes several members of the Tech community each year.

One Tech Employee's Connection to This Year's World Cup

Vickie Brian is once again watching her daughter compete on the world stage in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Leadership Provides Update on CAR

As the process continues for the University System of Georgia (USG)’s Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR), campus leadership shared the status...

Staff Council Implements Five-Year Anniversary Recognition Program

The program follows on the success of a one-year recognition program launched in July 2017.

Campus Recreation Center Hosts Atlanta Swimming Association Division Championship

Review the adjusted parking schedule for the upcoming Atlanta Swimming Association Division Championship at the Campus Recreation Center from June 26...

Campus Center Construction Continues through Summer

Work on the Campus Center project continues to progress this summer, and the next four to six weeks will entail some of the most impactful...

Dining Transition Brings Temporary Changes, Openings

With the upcoming transition in dining services providers, expect openings and temporary closings for the Georgia Tech community. North Avenue Dining...

Applications Open for Fall Convocation Speakers

From now until July 8, students may apply for speaking slots at this fall’s New Student Convocation and Graduate Student Convocation.

Tech Students Explore the World of Law

Students are spending the summer interning in anything from patent law to the non-profit sector to paralegal work.

Dene Sheheane Named President of Georgia Tech Alumni Association

The current vice president of Government and Community Relations for Georgia Tech will assume the new role July 1.

Tech Employee Plays Part in Jeopardy! History

A historic Jeopardy! win streak came to an end on Monday, June 3, and one Georgia Tech employee witnessed it from behind the buzzer.

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Five Georgia Tech Faculty Members Receive Regents Recognition

The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) has appointed four Georgia Tech faculty members as Regents Professor, and one as...

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What Delayed Earth’s Oxygenation?

Photosynthesizers using water, which releases oxygen, could not compete with those using iron.

Tiny Supersonic Jet Injector Accelerates Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing

By energizing precursor molecules, researchers have dramatically accelerated the fabrication of nanometer scale structures.

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Selects Four New Community Projects

Columbus-Muscogee, Macon-Bibb, Woodstock, and Milton will work with Georgia Tech to launch ideas in their communities.

Dashing the Dream of Ideal ‘Invisibility’ Cloaks for Stress Waves

Many have dreamt of building the perfect cloak to make buildings impervious to seismic waves caused by bombs or earthquakes. Sorry, it appears...

Slothbot Takes a Leisurely Approach to Environmental Monitoring

Slow and energy-efficient SlothBot will handle environmental monitoring and other tasks.

Ancient Toy Inspires Tool for State-of-the-Art Science

A childrens' toy has inspired an inexpensive, hand-powered scientific tool that could help field biologists and others.

Antibiotics, Taken Strategically, Could Actually Help Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

Those same antibiotics driving the rise in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains could help defeat them if used as part of an informed strategy.

Georgia Tech Internet of Things Research Center to Host International Conference on Sustainability

Georgia Tech to host conference on the Internet of Things and sustainability July 18.

Atomic Beams Shoot Straighter via Cascading Silicon Peashooters

A true feat in miniaturization, this new device could inspire a new generation of handheld navigation systems and quantum entanglement machines

Discovery Advances the Field of Color-Changing Materials

A serendipitous discovery by a graduate student has led to materials that quickly change color from completely clear to a range of vibrant hues — and...

Researchers Awarded $6.25 Million to Study Collective Emergent Behavior

Researchers have been awarded $6.25 million to use collective emergent behavior.

Seeing through a Robot’s Eyes Helps Those with Profound Motor Impairments

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed...

Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences.

Researchers Use Machine Learning To More Quickly Analyze Key Capacitor Materials

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are using machine learning to ultimately find ways to build more capable capacitors.

Signals from Distant Lightning Could Help Secure Electric Substations

A new technique could one day help prevent hackers from sabotaging electric power substations and other critical infrastructure.

When Sand-Slithering Snakes Behave Like Light Waves

A new study by SMI Professors Dan Goldman and Zeb Rocklin shows how the motion of snakes moving across a sandy surface can be affected by obstacles.

Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

New nanoparticle makes urine glow as soon as T cells initiate an attack on transplanted organs

Snaring Bacteria in DNA-based Nets the Way White Blood Cells Do

Like Spiderman, white bloods cells shoot NETs at bacteria, made mostly of DNA, and this synthetic microweb emulates it.

$25 Million Award Will Support Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D, Education

A new consortium has been awarded $25 million to develop new technologies and educational program to support nuclear nonproliferation.

When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals

Off of Fiji, a Georgia Tech study elucidates a potential silent coral reef killer: Disappearing biodiversity appears to threaten the lives surviving...

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Karen Fite to Lead Enterprise Innovation Institute as Interim Vice President

Fite, who is EI²’s associate vice president, will lead the 12-program organization while Georgia Tech conducts a national search for a permanent vice...

Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine Announce Collaborative Effort for Health Technology Startup Development

Initiative aims to expand Morehouse School of Medicine’s research commercialization efforts, and support focus on the needs of underserved minority...

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Selects Four New Community Projects

Columbus-Muscogee, Macon-Bibb, Woodstock, and Milton will work with Georgia Tech to launch ideas in their communities.

Finding the ‘Goldilocks’ Level of Enthusiasm for Business Pitches

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found that how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch plays a major...

GTRI Celebrates Grand Opening of Cobb County Research Facility South Campus

GTRI opens Cobb County Research Facility South Campus with ribbon cutting.

VentureLab works to commercialize liquid cooling system technology developed at Georgia Tech

Liquid cooling system lets microchips perform more operations per second, but at cooler temperatures than current commercial options.

National Search Launched for VP and Director of Enterprise Innovation Institute

Georgia Tech is beginning a search for a new vice president for the Enterprise Innovation Institute

Durability Vs. Recyclability: Dueling Goals in Making Electronics More Sustainable

Research released by a team at Georgia Institute of Technology looked into the impact of government policies put in place to reduce the amount of...

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center Enters 33rd Year of Continuous Service to Georgia Businesses

Program helped Georgia-based firms win more than $14.1 billion in government contracts since 1986.

Applications now open for the 2019 Georgia Innovative Economic Development Internship Program

Graduate students have opportunity to further research in 10-week, paid summer internship at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech Hosts State Legislative Leaders at ATDC HealthTech Summit

Georgia's lieutenant governor, state senators see how ATDC leads startup innovation in health technology

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership recruiting companies to participate in new energy management improvement program

Federal award supports targeted focus on energy management system implementation and improvements for manufacturers in six southern states.

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Elavon Invests in FinTech Innovation with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center

Investment will create valuable partnerships to spur greater innovation in payments.

Georgia Tech taps John Avery to lead Advanced Technology Development Center

Technology veteran brings record of success in startups and corporate innovation.

The Business of Medicine: Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine Prescribe a Joint MD/MBA Degree

Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine are partnering to offer a joint, five-year MD/MBA degree.

GPA, Georgia Tech, Center for Innovation sign MOU

New agreement strengthens Georgia Tech's relationship with Ports Authority.

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Goldman Sachs Joins Engage

Georgia Tech and leading global companies started Engage, the largest-ever strategic grouping of major corporations in an independent venture firm.

More Startups Join Engage

Eight startups join Engage Ventures, an early-stage venture fund created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global corporations.

FireHUD Receives NSF Small Business Grant

The 2016 InVenture Prize winners will use an NSF award to conduct additional research and development on a system to protect first responders.

Instability in Antarctic Ice Projected to Make Sea Level Rise Rapidly

Instability hidden within Antarctic ice is likely to accelerate its flow into the ocean and push sea level up at a more rapid pace than previously...

Rising Tundra Temperatures Create Worrying Changes in Microbial Communities

Rising temperatures could affect the microbial communities in northern latitude tundra.

Scientists Discover the Biggest Seaweed Bloom in the World

Record-breaking belt of brown algae stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico

Smart Sea Sensors Expo Highlights Accomplishments and Shares Future Plans

Smart Sea Level Sensors project marks first year successes.

Turner Foundation Awards Grant Supporting the Region’s First Sustainability Network

The Turner Foundation recently awarded the Georgia Tech Foundation a $40,000 grant.

Ocean Optimism

A four-day summit that will begin laying the foundation for establishing a united community of researchers focused on preserving a global resource

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Adhesive Formed From Bee Spit and Flower Oil Could Form Basis of New Glues

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are looking at that mixture of ingredients as a model for a bioinspired glue because of its unique...

Georgia Tech to Launch State’s First Master’s Program Focused Exclusively on Sustainability

The degree program will help educate the next generation of sustainability leaders for corporations, government, and non-governmental organizations.

When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals

Off of Fiji, a Georgia Tech study elucidates a potential silent coral reef killer: Disappearing biodiversity appears to threaten the lives surviving...

The Helix, of DNA Fame, May Have Arisen with Startling Ease

An evolutionary enigma may have just been cracked: Explaining how the helix of RNA and DNA evolved.

Swapping Bacteria May Help ‘Nemo’ Fish Cohabitate with Fish-Killing Anemones

Why the fish-killing anemone spares the clownfish is a scientific mystery that Georgia Tech marine microbiologists are now tackling in fish mucus.

When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girl Fish, Boy Genes Get a Rise

Instinctive behavior may be directly driven be gene regulation, at least researchers were able to match the two up.

Stripping the Linchpins From the Life-Making Machine Reaffirms Its Seminal Evolution

An experiment way too bold delivers whopping evidence of the translational system's seminal appearance in evolution.

NASA Pushes Exploration of Oceans in Our Solar System in Georgia Tech-Led Alliance

Envision a yellow submarine on a rocket to Europa as a future highpoint of a research project led by Georgia Tech to search for life in our solar...

Pilot Project Will Use Campus Wastewater to Grow Vegetables

$5 million grant funds project to test sustainable hydroponic farming in urban areas.

Laughing Gas May Have Helped Warm Early Earth and Given Breath to Life

An eon ago, the sun was stingy with heat, but Earth stayed warm; maybe laughing gas in the atmosphere helped out. Here's how.

Previously Overlooked “Coral Ticks” Weaken Degraded Reefs

A previously overlooked predator could be increasing the pressure on endangered coral reefs.

Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging

STAMI Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging...

Lifting Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge helps small and large cities improve quality of life.

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Life on Earth as we know it never would have existed without oxygen photosynthesis, and researchers have cracked a new part of its code.

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New Georgia Tech Study Examines Diversity, Social Mistrust

Economist Willie Belton’s study finds suggestive evidence that social capital falls when diversity rises because we view such changes as a conflict...

NSF Invests $4 Million in Big Data for Southern United States

A $4 million NSF award will help apply data science and engineering to challenges of the southern U.S.

Innovative Career Course Features Cross-Cultural Studies, Importance of Humanities

'Career Design for Global Citizenship' uses a study-abroad metaphor for career exploration

humanTech Symposium Identifies Opportunities, Challenges for Humanities at Technological Universities

Paula M. Krebs, executive director of the Modern Language Association, spoke along with other humanities scholars.

Smart Communities Address Transportation, Housing, Flooding Challenges

Four Georgia communities are exploring innovative technologies and collaborating with Georgia Tech and local partners.

Mobile Phone Accessibility Improves, But Gaps Remain, Study Finds

Mobile phones are increasingly more accessible by people with disabilities, but significant gaps remain.

Will Moving to the Commercial Cloud Leave Some Data Users Behind?

A space policy researcher urges caution on the design of commercial cloud contracts for hosting federal agency data.

Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier

A tweak to our flu vaccine resupply logistics could save thousands of lives

Study Finds Dramatic Growth in Numbers of “Supporting Scientists” on Research Teams

A new study examines the roles of supporting scientists in the research enterprise.

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

A new study shows how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.

Georgia Tech Places 34th in World University Ranking

A new study ranks Georgia Tech 34th among world universities.

Drones, Driverless Cars and Difficult Decisions

Georgia Tech hosts a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. about the emerging debate on ethics and robotics.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State University Establish $2.25M Atlanta Global Studies Center

The new foreign language center is supported funded by a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Kosal: Space Force Unlikely to Improve U.S. Position in Space

The proposed Space Force is not the best way to assure U.S. dominance of space, professor argues.

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Do Not Get Distracted by Georgia’s New Cell Phone Law, Georgia Tech Professor Urges

Robert Rosenberger, a professor in the School of Public Policy, said the law could induce some drivers to believe hands-free technology is safer than...

Georgia Tech Uses Nanotechnology to Create World’s Smallest Ad

Nanotechnology makes smallest advertisement on a sesame seed

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Experts React to Singapore Summit

The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a good start, but short on substance and fraught with peril,...

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Why We Love Han Solo

Science fiction expert Lisa Yaszek explains the allure and backstory of Han Solo.

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Why Researchers Disclose Results Ahead of Publication

A study from a research team from the Georgia Tech found that the vast majority of scientists disclose key details about their work informally to...

Dr. Isbell Goes to Washington – Again – to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

The White House is hosting a meeting of technology leaders to discuss advancing AI in the U.S.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

$21.9 Million Gene Modulation Research Effort Targets Influenza Pandemics

A new $21.9 million research initiative will modulate gene expression to help protect against pandemic flu.

Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults

Variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information.

Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

Researchers have a developed a hydrogel that both attacks bacteria and encourages bone regrowth.

Antibiotics, Taken Strategically, Could Actually Help Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

Those same antibiotics driving the rise in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains could help defeat them if used as part of an informed strategy.

New Machine Learning Research ID’s Opioid Addiction Self-Treatments and Risks

Findings provide new insights into how people use clinically untested opioid recovery methods.

Saving Hand Crafts through Algorithms

Industrial Design's Lisa Marks wins Grand Prix for custom-crafted post-mastectomy bra.

Contraceptive Jewelry Could Offer a New Family Planning Approach

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring.

New Grant Award Supports Research on Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Research on the early detection of ovarian cancer will get a boost from a new award from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients

MyPath, an AI-based application that runs on tablet computers, is helping breast cancer patients.

Snaring Bacteria in DNA-based Nets the Way White Blood Cells Do

Like Spiderman, white bloods cells shoot NETs at bacteria, made mostly of DNA, and this synthetic microweb emulates it.

FDA Taps Georgia Tech to Help Reduce Cost of Making Antibiotics

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has kicked off a three-year federally-funded project to harness new manufacturing...

Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option.

Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier

A tweak to our flu vaccine resupply logistics could save thousands of lives

No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

This smartphone app can check hemoglobin levels with 97% accuracy.

'Demolition Handshakes' Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

A mechanism tries to stop our T cells from causing autoimmune disorders, and it's like a tight handshake that kills overly aggressive T cells.

Delivering Antibodies via mRNA Could Prevent RSV Infection

Getting antibodies directly to the lungs protected mice from the virus.

Synthetic Organelle Shows How Tiny Puddle-Organs in our Cells Work

Just tiny puddles. That's what some of our cells' organelles are, and this synthetic organelle, engineered in the lab, shows how they can...

Summer Lab Experience Helps Launch Industry and Research Careers

Undergraduate students from around the United States spent their summer learning about cell manufacturing.

Dehydration Alters Human Brain Shape and Activity, Slackens Task Performance

Visible proof that dehydration messes with the brain and cognitive performance.

New Health Economics Lab and $3.3 Million in Funding Coming to Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

The center will research cost and payment models in medical imaging.

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Georgia Tech hosts a women in engineering camp for middle school aged girls.
Georgia Tech’s TEC Camp is introducing the next generation to the magic of engineering and science for girls ages 10-13.
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Commencement, NCAA Baseball Regional, and Coda's grand opening.
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On May 23, the Georgia Institute of Technology marked the grand opening of Coda, the flagship building for the Institute’s Technology...