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Smart Communities Address Transportation, Housing, Flooding Challenges

Four Georgia communities are exploring innovative technologies and collaborating with local partners and Georgia Institute of Technology research teams to help drive the state’s smart development.

Georgia Tech leads the pilot Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, which supports one-year projects to develop and implement smart design solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the state.

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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...

Tone Appointed Interim Dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

John Tone, professor in the School of History and Sociology and associate dean of undergraduate studies in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts,...

Unauthorized Access on Georgia Tech Network Exposes Information for 1.3 Million Individuals

Unauthorized access to a Georgia Tech web application has exposed personal information for up to 1.3 million individuals.

Urine Test to Evaluate Immunotherapy Success Gets $1.8 Million NIH Research Grant

Immunotherapy can eradicate cancer or fall down trying, and this sensor monitors that success or failure.

Gift to Tech Awarded to CDAC/WST Menstrual Product Program

The CDAC/WST Menstrual Product Program, a pilot program offering free menstrual products to campus, is the 2019 Gift to Tech winner.

Earth Day Comes to Campus Friday

Georgia Tech’s annual Earth Day Festival will take place Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tech Walkway.

What Not to Wear: Commencement Edition…and Other Tips For Your Graduation Day

For those who are still scrambling for the picture-perfect Commencement attire, here are some tips to help out.

Mini-Mester Offerings Being Piloted for Fall Semester

Students can take courses that are worth 1 credit hour, but meet for three hours a week for five weeks.

Students Present Work at Spring Showcases

From cybersecurity to sustainability to theatre, Tech students have been hard at work everywhere.

How to Spend Your Last Weeks at Tech

For graduating students, there's still plenty of time to take advantage of all Tech has to offer.

Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing to Realign within the Center for 21st Century Universities

Effective immediately, the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) will become a unit within the Center for 21st...

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Susan Lozier Named Dean of College of Sciences

Susan Lozier, distinguished professor of Ocean Sciences at Duke University, has accepted the role of dean and Betsy Middleton and John Clark...

Triathlon Club to Compete at Nationals

This weekend, 10 athletes will race in Tempe, Arizona.

Georgia Tech Swim Club Repeats as National Champions

Yellow Jackets win 2019 College Club Swimming Championship

Grad Groups Seeking Leaders for Fall Semester

The groups meet during the fall semester and offer a way to network, learn about campus resources, and find community.

Meet Quentin Holden, Tree Surgeon

Quentin Holden, certified as an arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, takes care of Tech's trees.

Tech Ensembles Showcase Talent at Spring Concerts

As the semester winds down, groups all across campus are getting ready to perform.

Charles Isbell Named Dean of College of Computing

Charles Isbell, professor and executive associate dean of the College of Computing, has been named the next dean and John P. Imlay Jr. Chair in the...

Meet Lyubomir Lichev, Building Coordinator and Tech Student

As a building coordinator for the School of Biological Sciences, Lyubomir “Lyubo” Lichev takes care of the facility, but more importantly, he takes...

An Age of Empowerment: Meet Aileen Morales

The road that led Kansas native Aileen Morales to Georgia Tech may have been a winding one, but from an early age, it was clear to her: She wanted to...

TEDxGeorgiaTech Brings Diverse Speaker Set

The 2019 TEDxGeorgiaTech Conference will be held on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Variety Playhouse.

Applications Open for Campus Tour Guides

Tour guides are dedicated to the Institute, equipped with knowledge, and eager to share their personal experiences — and you can join them.

Lynn Durham Joins Executive Leadership Team

Lynn Durham, associate vice president (AVP) and chief of staff, has been appointed to serve on Georgia Tech’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

Engineering Georgia Names Four Tech Women Most Influential

Tech faculty claimed four spots in Engineering Georgia’s second annual listing of Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia.

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...

Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed

New research shows that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly – and sometimes violently – that can lead to the formation of very massive black...

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.

Brilliant Glow of Paint-On Semiconductors Comes from Ornate Quantum Physics

A new revolution in semiconductors could transform lighting and solar energy, and this is what their crazy physics look like.

Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation

Researchers have determined what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in cobalt.

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

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

Executive Director Selected at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines

Seth Hutchinson has been named executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines.

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.

No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

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

Georgia Tech Develops Safety App for Social Workers

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services partnered with the Georgia Tech Research Institute to create an emergency response system.

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.

Manufacturing Disaster Assistance Program to help Georgia companies prepare for natural disasters

Manufacturers in seven Georgia counties can participate in new program offered by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But...

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.

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.

Silence to Sound

A new tool can help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm.

Researchers Chosen to Examine Antarctic Glacier at Risk of Collapsing

Researchers will send Icefin under the ice of a remote glacier in West Antarctica.

Severe Storms Research Center Works to Improve Tornado Warning Time

The Severe Storms Research Center is helping improve the ability to forecast tornados and other severe storms.

Southface Gives Fulcrum Award to Kendeda Building Project

The Kendeda Building is already receiving accolades before construction is completed.

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

New methodology depends more on actual data rather than a researcher’s interpretation.

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.

Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal “Terribly Misguided,” says Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Scholar

Rachel Whitlock, an assistant professor who specializes in lobal nuclear politics and international security , says the decision to pull out gives...

Ivan Allen Science Fiction Scholar Lisa Yaszek Featured on AMC Series

• The six-part series features Yaszek’s expertise on aspects of science fiction from time travel to robots.

A Georgia Tech Expert in Afrofuturism Reflects on the 'Black Panther' Phenomenon

"Black Panther's" Princess Shuri can be found at Georgia Tech.

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Really?

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Such claims have touted the ease of use of a new gadget, although a closer look would reveal that it would take dozens of steps to...

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

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.

Neuroscientists Team with Engineers to Explore how the Brain Controls Movement

Emory and Georgia Tech researchers recently received a $200,000 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award from the McKnight Foundation

Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

A proof-of-concept sensor could help with monitoring treatment of brain aneurysms.

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...

As We Get Parched, Cognition Can Sputter, Dehydration Study Says

Summer heat fuzzing your concentration? Making you fumble? It may be dehydration.

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Technique May Improve Lung Delivery of Bacteria-Killing Phage

A new technique could provide an alternative to antibiotics for lung infections.

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David McDowell receives Georgia Tech’s highest award given to a faculty member: the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award.
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Elena Shinohara is one of the few collegiate rhythmic gymnasts in the country. When her father became a professor at Georgia Tech, Elena...
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In honor of National Robotics Week, we've rounded up the top robotics news from 2019.