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Georgia Tech Climbs to Top 5 Among Public Universities in U.S. News Rankings

Georgia Institute of Technology continues to rank among the top public universities in the nation, and 10 of its engineering programs are among the best in the country, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, which also listed the Institute as one of the most innovative.

In the newest report released September 9, Georgia Tech climbed three spots to No. 5, along with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the best public university category. Among national universities — public and private — Georgia Tech moved up six spots to No. 29. Tech shares that spot with New York University, Tufts University, UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Rochester.

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Shape-Shifting Robot Built from 'Smarticles' Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Researchers have built a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles."

Additional Degrees Get STEM Designation

Degree programs in Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and College of Design have been updated to reflect their emphasis on science,...

President Cabrera's First Week

His first day was filled with opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to meet members of the campus community and get to know Georgia Tech in a...

Georgia Tech Climbs to Top 5 Among Public Universities in U.S. News Rankings, Engineering Programs Remain Among Nation’s Best

Georgia Institute of Technology continues to rank among the top public universities in the nation.

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Tech Graduates Work on NASA’s Artemis, Host Astronaut Chat

NASA’s Artemis program plans to bring people back to the moon by 2024, and Georgia Tech graduates and students are among those who will help get them...

Helping Students Achieve Their Career Goals: Meet Stan Broome

A big part of Stan Broome's job is helping students figure out what they want to do after graduating.

Additional Degrees Get STEM Designation

Degree programs in Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and College of Design have been updated to reflect their emphasis on science,...

Ling-Ling Nie, Georgia Tech's general counsel and vice president for ethics and compliance
Business Chronicle Names Nie to 40 Under 40 List

This year's list of Atlanta's emerging leaders includes entrepreneurs, industry leaders, nonprofit execs, and public servants.

Marching Band Unveils New Uniforms

This is the first time that the band has changed up its look since 2010.

Former Georgia Tech President Peterson Granted Emeritus Status

The Board of Regents voted to name G.P. “Bud” Peterson Emeritus President as well as Regents Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Georgia Tech Climbs to Top 5 Among Public Universities in U.S. News Rankings, Engineering Programs Remain Among Nation’s Best

Georgia Institute of Technology continues to rank among the top public universities in the nation.

Diversity Symposium Celebrates Trailblazers

A standing-room only crowd gathered at the Global Learning Centr for the 11th Annual Diversity Symposium.

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Trailblazers: The Struggle and the Promise

On September 4, Georgia Tech dedicated a sculpture series commemorating the first three African American matriculants and the first African American...

Cabrera Comes Home

President Ángel Cabrera delivers his first Institute Address to approximately 550 Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff in the Ferst Center for...

Campus Center Construction Causes Pathway Changes in Southwest Sector

Phase I construction on the Campus Center project is well underway, and related fencing is expected to encompass a larger area beginning Friday.

Office of the Arts: Introducing New Director Aaron Shackelford

Georgia Tech’s Office of the Arts is excited to announce the arrival of its new director, Aaron Shackelford.

Dean Searches Begin for Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Library

Provost Rafael L. Bras has convened two separate search committees tasked with selecting new deans for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the...

Class Notes: Literature and Medicine

Literature and medicine might seem like separate worlds with litte in common. But a class in LMC is exploring their intersection.

GTPD Offers Training, Smartphone App to Help Campus Prepare for Active Shooter Scenario

Police encourage everyone to think about their response ahead of time and follow the run, hide, fight approach.

Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Phase III to Include Scheller Tower

A new building in Tech Square Phase III to be named Scheller Tower

Prepare for Fall Job Recruiting Season

Both undergraduate and graduate students across all majors will soon have two opportunities to interact with employers and receive critiques about...

Scooter Riders: Follow the Law, Wear a Helmet, Don’t Ride at Night

Fall semester begins with a new scooter curfew in Atlanta after four deadly accidents in the metro area.

New Mental Health Intake Center Now Open

Today, Georgia Tech opened the doors to the new Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE).

Celebrate Tech Traditions at T-Night

Whether you’ve grown up a Yellow Jacket your whole life or arrived on campus for the first time this week, Traditions Night will help you be prepared...

Shape-Shifting Robot Built from 'Smarticles' Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Researchers have built a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles."

Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity,...

Hyperbolic Paraboloid Origami Harnesses Bistability to Enable New Applications

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo are looking at hypar origami with to leverage its structural...

Stretchy Plastic Electrolytes Could Enable New Lithium-Ion Battery Design

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and...

Georgia Tech’s Autonomous Vehicle Research Gets a Real-World Boost through Partnership with Delta, Curiosity Lab

Airline will fund seed grants so researchers can test their ideas on Peachtree Corners' 1.5-mile test track.

Selenium Anchors Could Improve Durability of Platinum Fuel Cell Catalysts

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new platinum-based catalytic system that is far more durable than traditional...

Website Rates Security of Internet-Connected Devices

A new website can help consumers understand the security challenges of internet-connected devices.

Research, Sponsored Activity Awards Top $1 Billion at Georgia Tech

Research, economic development and other sponsored activities at Georgia Tech passed a significant milestone during the fiscal year that concluded on...

Scurrying Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

Researchers have leveraged cockroaches' scurrying skills for a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

When Human Expertise Improves the Work of Machines

Machine learning algorithms can sometimes do a better job with a little help from human expertise.

Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications.

'MacGyver'-like Robot Can Build Own Tools By Assessing Form, Function of Supplies

The breakthrough is a significant step toward enabling intelligent agents to devise more advanced tools that could prove useful in hazardous and...

Antineutrino Detection Could Help Remotely Monitor Nuclear Reactors

Measuring the flow of subatomic particles known as antineutrinos from nuclear reactors could allow continuous remote monitoring designed to detect...

Pre-Life Building Blocks Spontaneously Align in Evolutionary Experiment

Defying expectations, life building blocks spontaneously linked up in an experiment on how prebiotic chemistry took steps toward becoming the early...

Reinvented Toilets Could Provide Safe Sanitation for 2.5 Billion People

Georgia Tech researchers are leading a $13.5 million effort, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to reinvent the toilet.

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

Hackers could gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of self-driving and other connected vehicles.

GTRI Wins $245M Air Force Contract for Engineering, Advanced Technology Support

Five-year contract will provide engineering, development and support for electronic warfare and avionics systems.

Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Scientific Discovery

A group of Georgia Tech researchers, and an alumnus with a front-row seat to history, remember Apollo 11.

Georgia Tech CDAIT Hosts Forum to Explain Why IoT for Sustainability is Smart Business

Conference examined some key promises and challenges related to IoT technologies and building a sustainable world.

Peanut Plant’s “Chemical Breath” Could Give Clues to Drought and Other Stresses

Peanut growers could someday identify emerging threats such as drought, pests or disease by testing a plant’s “chemical breath.”

Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Phase III to Include Scheller Tower

A new building in Tech Square Phase III to be named Scheller Tower

Georgia Tech’s Economic Impact on Atlanta Clocks in at $3.3B in 2018

Annual analysis shows the Institute's impact grew 8.5% and contributes 27,000 jobs to the region.

Forum Addresses Tech’s Role in Economic Development

Entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and political leaders gathered at The Biltmore Wednesday afternoon for an economic development forum.

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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.

Metal Oxide-infused Membranes Could Offer Low-Energy Alternative For Chemical Separations

STAMI-CRĀSi and -GTPN researchers are working on membranes that could separate chemicals without using energy-intensive distillation processes.

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.

Kaye Husbands Fealing Elected NAPA Fellow; Keynotes AAAS Fellowship Program

The School of Public Policy Chair was chosen among 51 leaders in the field of public administration to have been selected for NAPA's 2019 Class...

Georgia Tech Poet Ilya Kaminsky Awarded Prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Dr. Ilya Kaminsky, the Bourne Chair in Poetry and director of Poetry @ Tech, was awarded the prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship.

Georgia Tech Aerospace Engineering Graduate James McConville Sworn in as Army’s Top Officer

A decorated helicopter pilot who earned a master's in 1990, McConville is the first aviator to serve as the Army’s chief.

$3M NSF Project Will Use Nature’s Designs to Spark High School Students’ Interest in Engineering

Four-year project will bring teachers into Georgia Tech labs and create new curriculum materials for them to use in class.

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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

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Suturing Device, Helicopter Hoist Stabilizer Make it to Finals of National Collegiate Inventors Competition

One invention keeps patients safe during emergency airlifts. The other simplifies prostate-removal surgery.

Periodontitis Bacteria Love Colon and Dirt Microbes

Mythbuster: Ideas that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes are generous and exclusive appear to be quite wrong.

Stretchable Wireless Sensor Could Monitor Healing of Cerebral Aneurysms

A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.

Cassie Mitchell Receives 2019 Award from the American Neurological Association

Awards recognize work in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, the microbiome and stroke, clinical trial design, and more

Millions of Children Exposed to Opioid Misuse at Home, New Georgia Tech Study Reveals

The study is from Lindsey Bullinger of the School of Public Policy and a co-author from Indiana University.

Nanoscale “Glass” Bottles Could Enable Targeted Drug Delivery

Tiny silica bottles filled with medicine and a special temperature-sensitive material could be used for drug delivery to kill malignant cells only in...

Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small...

Aaron Levine, a bioethicist in the School of Public Policy.
Georgia Tech Expert Raises Concerns About Medical Crowdfunding for Advanced Cancer Therapies

Aaron Levine's new paper in 'The Lancet Oncology' examines crowdfunding for CAR-T cell therapy

$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.

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Adam, Rommi, and Zane Kashlan all finished high school with the exact same grade point average – 4.72. That just also happened to place...
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