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Testing Sites Welcome Campus Community for Spring Semester

As of today, Georgia Tech's asymptomatic testing surveillance program is back to its full operational hours for the semester. You'll no longer need your BuzzCard at testing sites, and cookies have returned.

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Georgia Tech Distributes Covid-19 Vaccines

Georgia Tech began distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to the campus community.

Spontaneous Robot Dances Highlight a New Kind of Order in Active Matter

Researchers have proposed a new principle by which active matter systems can spontaneously order, without need for higher level instructions.

The Tension Between Awareness and Fatigue Shapes Covid-19 Spread

Two human factors - awareness of the virus and fatigue - are battling to control the path of Covid-19.

Georgia Tech Admission Delivers Early Action 1 Decisions

Georgia Tech invited 2,330 Georgia students to join the next class.

Georgia Tech Distributes Covid-19 Vaccines

Georgia Tech began distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to the campus community.

Tech Takes Home Two USG Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

The Writing and Communication Program and School of Physics Professor Michael Schatz were honored this year.

Meet Seth Osekre, custodian and safety advocate

Seth Osekre, a custodian in Facilities Management since 2007, has friends all over campus.

GT 1000, GT 2000 Seek Team Leaders

Applications for summer or fall GT 1000 team leaders (TLs) are being accepted until Jan. 24.

SGA Publishes Executive Review for Summer, Fall 2020

The document highlights the organizations' accomplishments and future goals.

Holiday Reading Recommendations

What to read during winter break.

Enjoying a Safe Winter Break in Atlanta

The break looks a bit different this year as people across the country try to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings. That being said...

Timothy Weiler: Nontraditional Student Makes the Grade

Student continues his academic journey and earns a degree at age 43.

Surveillance Testing Hours Change Next Week

As the fall semester comes to a close and graduates celebrate this weekend, Georgia Tech’s surveillance testing program will reduce its hours to...

Student Reflection Speakers to Share Stories at Commencement

Each ceremony will feature a student speaker who's also graduating.

Meet Anna Stroup-Holladay, executive assistant and contact tracer

Anna Stroup-Holladay helps with contact tracing as part of Georgia Tech's surveillance testing program.

Speakers Welcome to Apply for TEDxGeorgiaTech Salon

Students, staff, and alumni can apply to speak on anything celebrating women at Tech.

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Elisabeth McDonnell to Engineer Clean Water Solutions Abroad

McDonnell will be graduating with a B.S. in environmental engineering before moving to Sierra Leone.

Georgia Tech Admission Delivers Early Action 1 Decisions

Georgia Tech invited 2,330 Georgia students to join the next class.

McCamish Foundation Commitment Funds Research of Parkinson’s Disease at Georgia Tech and Emory

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory have received a landmark commitment to study Parkinson’s disease.

Commencement Ceremonies Feature Corporate Leaders, Alumni

Georgia Tech welcomes three guest speakers who will address the graduating class of 2020 this weekend.

Durham Named CEO of Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education

Lynn Durham, vice president for Institute Relations, has been named president and CEO of Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education.

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.

Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Formed to Further Address Campus Disparity, Bias, and Inequity

More than 50 representatives from across the campus have been appointed by President Ángel Cabrera to the newly formed Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity...

InVenture Prize Mixes Virtual Rounds Into 2021 Competition

The road to the 2021 InVenture Prize will be different, but the pandemic won’t stop the 13th edition of Georgia Tech’s signature invention...

Spontaneous Robot Dances Highlight a New Kind of Order in Active Matter

Researchers have proposed a new principle by which active matter systems can spontaneously order, without need for higher level instructions.

Georgia Tech Will Help Manage DOE’s Savannah River Laboratory

Georgia Tech is part of a team that has been selected to manage the DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory

The Tension Between Awareness and Fatigue Shapes Covid-19 Spread

Two human factors - awareness of the virus and fatigue - are battling to control the path of Covid-19.

Hydrogel Could Open New Path for Glaucoma Treatment Without Drugs or Surgery

Researchers have developed a potential new treatment for the eye disease glaucoma that could replace daily eye drops and surgery.

Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected

A generator-level model suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035.

Machine Learning Advances Materials for Separations, Adsorption, and Catalysis

Machine learning is helping accelerate the development of highly tunable materials known as metal-organic frameworks.

Large-area Flexible Organic Photodiodes Can Compete With Silicon Devices

Flexible large-area organic photodiodes can now compete in performance with conventional silicon photodiode technology.

Dense Microgel Suspensions Reveal In-silico What Happens Under Compression

Simulations of microgel suspensions show the surprising behavior of these materials when they are compressed.

‘Programmable Medicine’ is the Goal for New Bio-circuitry Research

A team of researchers is now using what they’ve learned about bio-circuits to lay the groundwork for the future of programmable medicine. 

E-Beam Atomic-scale 3-D ‘Sculpting’ Could Enable New Quantum Nanodevices

By varyingResearchers have demonstrated the ability to both etch away and deposit high-resolution nanoscale patterns on two-dimensional layers of...

RNA Information Transfer Could Be Used in Repairing DNA

Researchers have provided new insights into how RNA can help repair major DNA damage.

New Process Boosts Lignin Bio-oil as a Next-Generation Fuel

A new process for upgrading lignin bio-oil could expand the use of lignin, which is now largely a waste product.

Microgel Immuno-acceptance Method Could Improve Pancreatic Islet Transplant Success

Researchers developed a new microgel drug delivery method that could extend the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantations.

Portable UV Disinfection Chambers Could Help Address PPE Shortage

Portable disinfection chambers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to inactivate virus particles could allow PPE to be quickly disinfected.

Baking and Boiling Botnets Could Drive Energy Market Swings and Damage

Evil armies of internet-connected appliances could be hijacked to slightly manipulate energy demand, potentially driving price swings.

COVID-19 Info Dashboards Come to the CDC With Georgia Tech Help

New dashboards at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sorting public health data to make it more productive, with the help of...

Membrane Technology Could Cut Emissions and Energy Use in Oil Refining

New membrane technology could reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with oil refining.

Spontaneous Formation of Nanoscale Hollow Structures Could Boost Battery Storage

The spontaneous formation of hollow structures in nanometer-scale antimony crystals could make them useful in lithium-ion batteries.

People Think Robots Are Pretty Incompetent and Not Funny, New Study Says

Good thing humanoid robots don't have feelings because people think they are pretty incompetent.

Planetary Exploration Rover Avoids Sand Traps with “Rear Rotator Pedaling”

Using the Mini Rover, researchers have studied locomotion techniques that could help future rovers work on granular lunar and planetary surfaces.

NSF Convergence Accelerator Awards Second Round of Funding to Eduworks, Georgia Tech, USG, Credential Engine for $5 Million Competency Catalyst Initiative

Over two years, Competency Catalyst will receive $5 million in funding from the NSF Convergence Accelerator.

Georgia Tech to Lead Technology Coalition to Advance Inclusive Innovation Across the State

Georgia Tech will take a lead role in the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, a public-private partnership created to foster technology access,...

Creating Tech Solutions to Fight Covid-19: The Real-World Impact of Scheller College’s CDL-Atlanta and TI:GER’s Global Technology Innovation Practicum

Scheller College’s TI:GER practicum provides students with hands-on experience to bring business solutions to real-world issues in science and...

Tracking the Effects of Covid-19 on Georgia’s Economy

Scheller College of Business students create a database showing the pandemic's real-time impact on 11 industries.

Redesigning Hand Sanitizer and Donating 7,000 Gallons to Fight Covid-19

It was so obvious the country was going to have a hand sanitizer crisis, but few wanted to acknowledge it.

Why Restarting the Global Economy Won't be Easy

Supply chain disruptions and other operational factors will affect the ability to restart the world's economy.

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...

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 Tech Will Help Manage DOE’s Savannah River Laboratory

Georgia Tech is part of a team that has been selected to manage the DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory

Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected

A generator-level model suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035.

Statewide Climate Solutions Powered by Georgia Tech Research Debut

Drawdown Georgia and its research team, led by the School of Public Policy's Marilyn Brown, rolls out its list of 20 climate solutions this week...

Fossil Pollen Record Suggests Vulnerability to Mass Extinction Ahead

Reduced resilience of plant biomes in North America could be setting the stage for the kind of mass extinctions not seen in 13,000 years.

Membrane Technology Could Cut Emissions and Energy Use in Oil Refining

New membrane technology could reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with oil refining.

‘SlothBot in the Garden’ Demonstrates Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot

Visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden can observe the testing of SlothBot, a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world’s most...

Volcanic Activity Does Not Contribute to El Ninos, Hard Evidence Says

Physical evidence has spoken, and it clearly says that volcanic activity does not push El Nino and La Nina events.

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.

Ivan Allen College Researcher Shows Many in U.S. Faced Economic Hardship Due to Covid-19

New research has found almost 25% of people surveyed experienced some form of deprivation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Home for the Holidays: Know the Travel Risks Before You Go

Researchers have developed a tool that shows the risk someone with Covid-19 will be present at gatherings from 10 to 5,000 people anywhere in the U.S.

People Think Robots Are Pretty Incompetent and Not Funny, New Study Says

Good thing humanoid robots don't have feelings because people think they are pretty incompetent.

Will Smartphones Help Us Keep COVID-19 Under Control?

Smartphones could provide a critical service of automating contact tracing to control future COVID-19 outbreaks.

Ilya Kaminsky Wins Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for ‘Deaf Republic’

The awards “recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity."

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.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

FDA Enlists Georgia Tech to Establish Best Practices for RNA-sequencing

Georgia Tech researchers have helped select the right RNA-seq data analysis tools.

The Tension Between Awareness and Fatigue Shapes Covid-19 Spread

Two human factors - awareness of the virus and fatigue - are battling to control the path of Covid-19.

Hydrogel Could Open New Path for Glaucoma Treatment Without Drugs or Surgery

Researchers have developed a potential new treatment for the eye disease glaucoma that could replace daily eye drops and surgery.

Coronavirus Vaccine Approval Will Launch Unprecedented Public Health Initiative

When one or more coronavirus vaccines receives FDA emergency use authorization, it will launch a major public health and logistics initiative.

Extraction of Largely Unexplored Bodily Fluid May Provide New Biomarkers

Microneedle patches could provide a means for extracting interstitial fluid to study possible new biomarkers.

Local Company Plays Part in Georgia Tech’s Covid-19 Surveillance Testing Program

Omni International's technology is used to separate virus from the saliva or mucous samples collected from members of the Tech community.

Covid-19 Interventions Can Cut Virus Infections, Severe Outcomes, and Healthcare Needs

Interventions such as shelter-in-place taken to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus can reduce infections and overall deaths.

Ultra-Low-Cost Hearing Aid Could Address Age-Related Hearing Loss Worldwide

Researchers have developed an ultra-low-cost hearing aid to help the hundred of millions of people with age-related hearing loss.

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New Tool Can Detect COVID-19 Outbreaks in U.S. Counties

Using machine learning, the online tool can predict outbreaks in different counties across the U.S.

Researchers Redesign the Face Mask to Improve Comfort and Protection

Researchers have redesigned the face mask to make it comfortable and able to protect both the wearer and those nearby.

Wearable Device Could Help EMTs, Surgeons Assess Hemorrhage Blood Loss

A new device under development could help first responders more accurately assess the effects of blood loss due to hemorrhage.

COVID Central App Checks Symptoms, Provides Links to Key Campus Resources

COVID Central is a web app designed to help the Tech community check for Covid-19 symptoms and access key resources.

Antibody Research Could Boost Coronavirus Testing, Therapies, and Vaccines

Georgia Tech researchers are working with colleagues at the CDC to produce coronavirus antibodies that could lead to improved testing techniques.

COVID-19 Info Dashboards Come to the CDC With Georgia Tech Help

New dashboards at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sorting public health data to make it more productive, with the help of...

Ozone Disinfection Could Safely Allow Reuse of Personal Protective Equipment

A new study shows that ozone gas could provide a safe means for disinfecting certain types of PPE.

Redesigning Hand Sanitizer and Donating 7,000 Gallons to Fight Covid-19

It was so obvious the country was going to have a hand sanitizer crisis, but few wanted to acknowledge it.

Chemotherapy and Cancer Gang up to Cause a Neurological Side Effect, Study Says

Chemotherapy has gotten the blame for this neurological side effect, but it's cancer's fault, too.

Turgay Ayer and Interdisciplinary Team Develop COVID-19 Policy Simulator

The simulator, an interactive tool designed to inform COVID-19 intervention policy decisions in the U.S., is also available to the general public.

Inspired by Parents, Georgia Tech Student Helps Build Lifesaving Equipment to Battle COVID-19

Mechanical engineering student Kentez Craig grew up in Atlanta with two paramedics as parents. Now he's making equipment to help first...

Emory and Georgia Tech Create Barrier Protection Devices for Use During COVID-19

Two Atlanta universities have created barrier protection devices designed to contain the droplet spray and aerosol produced during certain medical...

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Georgia Tech reflects on the past thirty years of the Institute's history and how the three colleges established in 1990 have changed our...
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Voting at McCamish, Materials Research, and Strategic Plan
Two students who had never voted for president are leading voting efforts at Georgia Tech that influenced thousands of people in Atlanta...
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