Taking a Look Back on 2014
J A N U A R Y
Atlanta Institute of Music and Media student Jason Barnes, a drummer who was electrocuted two years ago and lost his right arm below the elbow, demonstrates Georgia Tech Professor Gil Weinberg's robotic drumming prosthesis. (Photo Rob Felt)
Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg
Professor Gil Weinberg has already built a band of robotic musicians in his Georgia Tech lab. Now he’s created a robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans.
Georgia Tech’s online master’s in computer science starts up, offering students a low-cost, fully-online degree.
F E B R U A R Y
Snowmageddon. Snowpocalypse. SnowJam. However you remember that week in early 2014, there was "snow way out" for metropolitan Atlanta. The normally peaceful sight of softly falling snowflakes was backlit by an endless sea of brake lights across the city and beyond.
Single chip device will provide real-time 3-D images from inside the heart and blood vessels.
A special Valentine’s Day message is spelled out inside Bobby Dodd Stadium.
M A R C H
S. Balakrishna Pai, a researcher in the laboratory of Ravi Bellamkonda in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, studies glioblastoma cancer cells to find a way to stop their spread. (Photo Rob Felt)
Researchers Hijack Cancer Migration Mechanism to “Move” Brain Tumors
One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations. Now, researchers have learned to hijack this migratory mechanism, turning it against the cancer by using a film of nanofibers thinner than human hair to lure tumor cells away.
Food trucks have found their way to Georgia Tech. A broad field of options rolled onto campus, with students choosing the trucks they wanted to come back weekly starting in March.
Maryam Alavi named new dean of Georgia Tech’s Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business.
A P R I L
Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is four stories high but countless stories full, as chronicled in these scenes from 24 Hours at Clough. (Photos: Rob Felt, Rhys Black, Melanie Goux)
24 Hours at Clough Commons
An hour-by-hour glimpse at the center that never sleeps. At Georgia Tech’s Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, where Yellow Jackets converge for everything from labs, to lectures, to tutoring and advising – or simply for a caffeine boost with friends – the influx of students is round-the-clock.
Georgia Tech installs new signs welcoming visitors to campus.
M A Y
From bachelor's to master's to Ph.D.s, 3,028 new Georgia Tech graduates say #IGotOut in May.
Georgia Tech wins 2014 ACC Baseball Championship.
J U N E
Senior business administration major Maggie Bridges wins 2014 Miss Georgia crown and goes on to compete at Miss America.
Biomedical engineers at Georgia Tech are working on a better way to build bone inside the body.