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Do-It-Yourself Medical Devices & Protective Gear Fuel Battle Against COVID-19

Do-It-Yourself Medical Devices & Protective Gear Fuel Battle Against COVID-19

The race is on to improvise ventilators, face shields, respirators, surgical gowns, disinfectant wipes and other health care gear to help the hundreds of thousands of people expected to swamp hospitals with waves of critical COVID-19 illness over the next several weeks.

Using 3D printed parts, plastic-lined tablecloths intended for birthday parties, laser-cut gears and similar substitutions, a research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology and other universities across two continents is racing to develop “do-it-yourself” health care gear that can be assembled where it’s needed from components available locally. Team members figure they have about two weeks to get the designs right and share them with anyone who can help with the needs.

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Georgia Tech Professor Uses Virtual Reality to Move Major Conference Online

For the first time in its 26-year history, IEEE VR will meet in an all-virtual environment.

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Top Tips for a Successful Transition to Remote Work

New to remote work? Veteran remote workers from Georgia Tech Professional Education share their tips and advice to ensure your transition is...

Five Tips for Moving Courses Online Quickly, from an OMSCS Instructor

Professors across the country are facing the need to quickly produce online courses.

Georgia Tech Admits 3,000 Regular Decision Applicants

Between Early Action and Regular Decision, Tech admitted 20% of the nearly 41,000 applicants this year.

Georgia Tech Graduate Programs Remain Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Engineering programs all remain in the top 10 and the full-time MBA moves up two spots in new U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Five Tips for Moving Courses Online Quickly, from an OMSCS Instructor

Professors across the country are facing the need to quickly produce online courses.

Georgia Tech Admits 3,000 Regular Decision Applicants

Between Early Action and Regular Decision, Tech admitted 20% of the nearly 41,000 applicants this year.

When Coeds Came to Georgia Tech

Historian Amy Bix explores the hurdles women have overcome — and still face — in engineering and STEM education.

How Long’s the Line? Queues App Wins 2020 InVenture Prize

Queues tracks up-to-the-minute wait times at campus dining locations, an idea that won the student inventors $20,000 and a spot in CREATE-X's...

Meet Greg Oliver, Building Manager

As building manager for Crosland Tower, Greg Oliver makes sure everything is "on point."

Botchwey Named Associate Dean in Professional Education

The associate professor in the College of Design has been selected as the associate dean for Academic Programs.

Maymester Pilot Program Takes Off This Summer

A new, three-week summer program will start in May.

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Kaye Husbands Fealing Named Dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Kaye Husbands Fealing has been named the next dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech.

Finalists Chosen in Georgia Tech Library Dean Search

Four finalists have been chosen in the Georgia Tech Library dean search.

US Space Force Chief Tours Tech

A daylong tour of Georgia Tech introduced General John Raymond to some “next-gen thinking” that he might find helpful in his latest assignment.

Georgia Tech Faculty Awarded Research Fellowships by Sloan Foundation

Two Georgia Tech faculty members selected among 126 to receive 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships

Dave McDowell to Step Down as Director of the Institute for Materials (IMat)

David McDowell is stepping down after seven years as founding director of IMat.

$2 Million “Small Bets” Seed Grant Initiative Fosters Research Collaboration

A new "Small Bets" seed grant program has been launched to encourage research collaboration.

InVenture Prize Finalists Announced for 2020 Live Show

Six teams will compete live on GPB for $35,000 in prizes and help patenting their ideas.

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

George Tower approved to house the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in Tech Square Phase III.

Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications

The program is designed to educate and inform the Tech community about issues related to law enforcement efforts on campus and how the Georgia Tech...

Public Input Sought on GTPD for Reaccreditation

GTPD invites the public to share feedback at an information session Feb. 25.

2020 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize Honors Hamilton Holmes, Charlayne Hunter-Gault

This year's recipients integrated the University of Georgia and set the stage for desegregation in all of the state's public universities.

Former Student-Athlete and ME Professor Cola Named Faculty Athletics Representative

Baratunde Cola named faculty athletics representative.

Cyber Hygiene Keeps Your Email Safe from Virtual Viruses

Teleworking can create a new set of risks surrounding email use that require precautions.

New Process For Preserving Lumber Could Offer Advantages Over Pressure Treating

Researchers have developed a new method that could one day replace pressure treating for preserving wood.

Harrison Family Supports Poultry Technology at Georgia Tech Research Institute

ATRP receives boost to expand its programming and support more students.

The Human Brain’s Meticulous Interface with the Bloodstream now on a Precision Chip

This blood-brain barrier on a chip represents important features more accurately than animal models and previous chips

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry That May Fight Alzheimer’s

The hope of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms.

Georgia Tech Joins MIT-led Digital Credentials Consortium, Co-Authors New Report on Digital Credentials of the Future

Georgia Tech has joined MIT and 10 other international universities as founding members of the Digital Credentials Consortium, a collaborative,...

Abdallah Testifies on U.S. Competitiveness, Research, STEM Pipeline at Congressional Hearing

Chaouki Abdallah testified before a U.S. House of Representatives committee about the cooperative U.S. research and development enterprise.

While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other

Finding a drug to inhibit cathepsins could treat a litany of diseases. This study is a new beginning to understanding them.

$25 Million Project Will Advance DNA-Based Archival Data Storage

A new research initiative is using DNA as an efficient and robust archival storage medium.

Leviathan Polymer Brush Made With E. coli Holds Bacteria at Bay

A fortuitous slip in the lab leads to the creation of a monstrously large polymer brush

Scientists Transform Barbecue Lighter Into a High-Tech Lab Device

Researchers have devised an inexpensive technique for building a laboratory device known as an electroporator.

Georgia Tech Collaborates with IBM to Develop Software Stacks for Quantum Computers

Georgia Tech has agreed to join the IBM Q Hub at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Laser Pulse Creates Frequency Doubling in Amorphous Dielectric Material

Researchers have demonstrated a new all-optical technique for creating robust second-order nonlinear effects in materials that don’t normally support...

Tweaks Behind the Rebirth of Nearly Discarded Organic Solar Technologies

A minuscule chemical tweak is advancing an organic solar technology that was believed unviable.

Moths and Perhaps Other Animals Rely on Precise Timing of Neural Spikes

Researchers have captured and analyzed nearly all of the brain signals sent to the wings of hawk moths.

Tiny Magnetic Particles Enable New Material to Bend, Twist, and Grab

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University has developed a soft polymer material, called magnetic...

Armored With Plastic ‘Hair’ and Silica Shell, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show Enhanced Durability

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the material’s durability problem: encasing...

El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Hard Evidence Says

Hard evidence now says: El Nino and the climate phenomenon that drives it have become more extreme in the industrial age.

Georgia Tech Internet of Things Research Center Releases White Paper on Digital Transformation

New white paper offers pathways for business leaders exploring digital transformation and the Internet of Things.

Exoplanet Axis Study Boosts Hopes of Complex Life, Just Not Next Door

An exoplanet study on axis tilts raises hopes that advanced life may exist elsewhere in the universe.

Georgia Tech Professor Uses Virtual Reality to Move Major Conference Online

For the first time in its 26-year history, IEEE VR will meet in an all-virtual environment.

Remote worker using laptop at kitchen table. Coping with COVID-19 overlaid in text.
Top Tips for a Successful Transition to Remote Work

New to remote work? Veteran remote workers from Georgia Tech Professional Education share their tips and advice to ensure your transition is...

Modify Hurricane Relief Strategies, National Academies Report Recommends

Hurricane devastation calls for heavy government relief, but a counterintuitive shift toward restoring private sector supply lines would help more...

Creative Destruction Lab Joins Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Georgia Tech agreement brings CDL’s successful program for rapid scaling of science-based companies to Atlanta

NSF Invests Another $750K in Student Startup FireHUD

FireHUD's reimagined platform monitors physiological data in real-time to guard against overexertion.

Atlanta Regional Commission Calls Kendeda Building ‘Groundbreaking Example of Sustainability Leadership’

The building is the first of its kind on the Southeast and designed to meet the Living Building Challenge 3.1 performance standards.

The Transformation-Ready Institution

A new report reveals how university leaders are preparing for changing market forces and disruption in higher education.

Georgia Tech-Lorraine Recognized for Boosting Economic Development

GT Lorraine receives the Crystal Peach Award for economic development work.

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.

Regional Sustainability Network Receives Two United Nations University Awards

RCE Greater Atlanta was among the recipients of the eighth RCE Awards.

Robotic Submarine Snaps First-Ever Images at Foundation of Notorious Antarctic Glacier

These are the first-ever images taken at the foundations of the glacier that inspires more fear of sea-level rise than any other - Thwaites Glacier.

Georgia Tech Energy Policy Researcher Writes About ‘Green New Deal’ in ‘Scientific American’

The article focuses on the jobs impact of the proposed environmental legislation.

El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Hard Evidence Says

Hard evidence now says: El Nino and the climate phenomenon that drives it have become more extreme in the industrial age.

Exoplanet Axis Study Boosts Hopes of Complex Life, Just Not Next Door

An exoplanet study on axis tilts raises hopes that advanced life may exist elsewhere in the universe.

Reframing Antarctica’s Meltwater Pond Dangers to Ice Shelves and Sea Level

There's a speed limit on the damage surface ponds can do to ice shelves, but that doesn't mean the ponds aren't dangerous.

Energy Regulation Rollbacks Threaten Progress Against Harmful Ozone

This is what could happen if all endangered regulations that help in the fight against harmful ozone go away.

Georgia Tech Dedicates the Most Sustainable Building of Its Kind in the Southeast

The Kendeda Building goes beyond sustainability to be a regenerative building that gives back more than it takes from the environment.

Georgia Tech Included in Major Water Desalination Research Initiative

Georgia Tech is part of a new effort to address water security issues in the United States.

Warming Impedes a Coral Defense, but Hungry Fish Enhance It

Corals exude defenses against bacteria associated with bleaching, but warming disadvantages the defense. Conservation offers limited hope.

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

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working on membranes that could separate chemicals without using energy-intensive distillation...

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...

Georgia Tech Historian Co-Authors Book on Sports, War, and Pandemic

Georgia Tech historian Johnny Smith writes about the influence of pandemic flu and war on sports in 1918.

When Coeds Came to Georgia Tech

Historian Amy Bix explores the hurdles women have overcome — and still face — in engineering and STEM education.

Music Technologists Find Inspiration, Community at Guthman

In its 12th year, musical instrument competition showcases the newest and most innovative ideas in music.

Modify Hurricane Relief Strategies, National Academies Report Recommends

Hurricane devastation calls for heavy government relief, but a counterintuitive shift toward restoring private sector supply lines would help more...

STEM Diversity Scholarships Subject of Husbands Fealing Grant

Kaye Husbands Fealing will study the effectiveness of a program to increase the number of minority graduate students in STEM fields.

Georgia Tech Professor Produces 'The Nerdiest Study of 2019'

Prof. Joseph H. Saleh uses his engineering perspective to decode political history

Atlanta Honors College Namesake, Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., through Newly Dedicated Bridge in Downtown Atlanta

The Path Bridge connecting downtown to the Westside highlights the legacy of Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.

Natural Disasters Contribute to Holiday Travel Delays

Natural disasters and severe weather are unusual factors in planning for travel around the Thanksgiving holiday.

llya Kaminsky is One of the World's Top Poets, and He Teaches at Georgia Tech

Ilya Kaminsky, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, is a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry.

Poetry@Tech Works to Increase Diversity in Literary Criticism, Publishing

Poetry@Tech is partnering with poets and scholars in the UK on a program meant to increase diversity among poetry critics in the United States.

Study Probes Gender Pay Gaps in U.S. Federal Science Agencies

The researchers, including Kaye Husbands Fealing, set out to understand the reasons behind gender pay gaps at U.S. federal science agencies.

New Partnership with Georgia State Looks for Computing Solutions to Social Challenges

Georgia Tech computer science researchers are collaborating with social scientists from GSU thanks to a new $180K grant.

Georgia Tech Poet Ilya Kaminsky Named Finalist for National Book Award

Ilya Kaminsky's book 'Deaf Republic' was one of 245 volumes of poetry submitted for the highly coveted literary award.

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 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.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

The Human Brain’s Meticulous Interface with the Bloodstream now on a Precision Chip

This blood-brain barrier on a chip represents important features more accurately than animal models and previous chips

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry That May Fight Alzheimer’s

The hope of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms.

While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other

Finding a drug to inhibit cathepsins could treat a litany of diseases. This study is a new beginning to understanding them.

Metagenomics Unlocks Unknowns of Diarrheal Disease Cases in Children

Researchers have found that conventional culture-based lab tests may misdiagnose as many as half of the microbial causes of diarrheal diseases in...

3D-Printed Device Finds ‘Needle in a Haystack’ Cancer Cells by Removing the Hay

A new approach enabled by 3D printing could help isolate tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream.

Particles Emitted by Consumer 3D Printers Could Hurt Indoor Air Quality

The particles emitted from 3D printers can negatively impact indoor air quality and have the potential to harm respiratory health, according to a...

GTRI Interns Create Portable, Modular Medical Imaging Devices for Remote Places

Students used a 3D printer and magnets to build an expandable prototype device.

New $1.2 Million NSF Grant Aims to Improve Treatment for PTSD Patients

The grant — which includes Georgia Tech, Emory, and the University of Rochester -- will fund the development of a computational assessment toolkit...

Bathroom Scale Could Monitor Millions with Heart Failure

This scale could help keep heart failure patients out of the hospital.

Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control a Wheelchair, Vehicle or Computer

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly...

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.

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This is the 12th year for Georgia Tech’s annual innovation contest, in which student inventors compete head-to-head in a fast-paced pitch...
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Each February, as part of Black History Month, leaders and innovators in the black community are remembered and celebrated.
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With the 2020 Oscars only a couple days away, Georgia Tech Professional Education shares some backstage perspective on just how much...