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Georgia Tech at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Nine Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be participating in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 

They include two current student-athletes, two incoming first-years, three former student-athletes representing their home countries as athletes, and two former Jackets tapped to coach.

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Georgia Tech Joins the U.S. National Science Foundation to Advance AI Research and Education

Today, Georgia Tech received two National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes awards, totaling $40 million.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago today.
Toward Accessibility and Inclusion: The ADA Turns 31

Denise Johnson Marshall and Anne Jannarone discuss the history of the ADA and its impact at Georgia Tech and beyond.

USG Report Shows Georgia Tech’s State Economic Impact Surpasses $4 Billion

Calculated by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, the annual report provides impact...

Dynamic Duo Leads Tech Wreck Summer Camp

Abby Harvey and Darrin Wolfe run the Tech Wreck Summer camp for children of Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students.

Fostering Happiness

Eric Schumacher, professor in the School of Psychology, teaches that, with intentional practice, people can improve their happiness level regardless...

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago today.
Toward Accessibility and Inclusion: The ADA Turns 31

Denise Johnson Marshall and Anne Jannarone discuss the history of the ADA and its impact at Georgia Tech and beyond.

Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: Promoting Accessibility for Everyone

In July 2020, with support from its Diversity and Inclusion Division, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) launched six employee resource...

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Devesh Ranjan Selected as 2021 Governor’s Teaching Fellow

Devesh Ranjan, associate chair for Research, Ring Family Chair, and professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, was...

Dynamic Duo Leads Tech Wreck Summer Camp

Abby Harvey and Darrin Wolfe run the Tech Wreck Summer camp for children of Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students.

Larry Heck Appointed as Georgia Tech’s Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Larry Heck will join the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) on August 15 as a Professor, Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer Chair and a Georgia...

Staff Input Needed for Development of Administrative Services Center

Georgia Tech staff members who perform administrative, IT, and grant administration duties are being invited to participate in the Administrative...

ADVANCE Program at Georgia Tech Welcomes Three New Professors

The ADVANCE Program at Georgia Tech welcomed three new professors on July 1: Ana “Annie” I. Antón, Nancey Green Leigh, and Mary G. McDonald.

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The ANAK Society's Annual Award Honors Leaders at Tech Making a Change

This year, the ANAK Award was presented at the Faculty and Staff Honors Celebration to honor a faculty member and a staff member who have...

Don't Have Plans for July 4th? Here are a Few Suggestions

This weekend, to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, numerous events will take place throughout metro Atlanta. 

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock Visits Georgia Tech Research Institute

Georgia Tech Research Institute share research highlights with Sen. Raphael Warnock

Rinehart Named Interim Dean of College of Design

Michelle Rinehart, associate dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach in Georgia Tech’s College of Design, has been appointed interim dean of the...

Georgia Tech Announces New Vice President for Student Engagement and Well-Being

Georgia Tech has selected Luoluo Hong as the new vice president for Student Engagement and Well-Being after a nationwide search.

2,000 Miles on Two Wheels

After finishing finals in December, Ali Amirfazli hopped on his bicycle and rode 2,228.4 miles from Marietta, Georgia, to Los Angeles, California,...

The Ramblin' Rocket Club Is Taking Tech to New Heights

Steven Zhao of the Ramblin’ Rocket Club discussed his time as president, the operations of the organization, and the bright future ahead.

George P. Burdell's Permanent Mark on South Sudan

George P. Burdell’s legacy lives on as a cherished Georgia Tech tradition. Now, the mythical student is making a mark all the way in South Sudan.

Undergraduate Admission Recruits Seasonal Staff

Each year the Office of Undergraduate Admission relies on the help of nearly 40 seasonal employees to review applications to Georgia Tech and is...

Pride Month at Georgia Tech

Resources for Students and Staff During Pride Month and Beyond

Searches Begin for Enterprise Innovation Institute, Corporate Engagement

Chaouki T. Abdallah, executive vice president for Research, has convened two separate search committees tasked with selecting the new vice president...

Commemorating Memorial Day in Atlanta

This weekend, to remember those who lost their lives in service, events in the Tech community and around Atlanta have been planned for the Memorial...

Georgia Tech Joins the U.S. National Science Foundation to Advance AI Research and Education

Today, Georgia Tech received two National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes awards, totaling $40 million.

Early Feasibility Study Shows Flickering Lights and Sound Could Be New Weapon Against Alzheimer’s

Safety, tolerance, adherence get high scores in first human trial

Simple Robots, Smart Algorithms: Meet the BOBbots

Inspired by a theoretical model of particles moving around on a chessboard, new robot swarm research shows that, as magnetic interactions increase,...

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers at Georgia Tech have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into “a wireless power grid”...

Control System Helps Several Drones Team Up to Deliver Heavy Packages

Researchers have developed a control system that will enable teams of drones to carry heavy packages.

Georgia Tech Receives $2.2M in Toyota Research Institute Robotics Funding

Georgia Tech researchers will collaborate with TRI on two research projects: the first to advance autonomous vehicle testing and the second, to...

Collective Worm and Robot “Blobs” Protect Individuals, Swarm Together

Research into "blobs" formed by worms and robots could help developers of swarm robots better utilize emergent behavior.

X-Ray Tomography Lets Researchers Watch Solid-State Batteries Charge, Discharge

Using X-ray tomography, a research team has observed the internal evolution of the materials inside solid-state lithium batteries as they were...

New Instrument Will Uncover Structure and Chemical Composition on Sub-Cell Scale

A new imaging instrument will be able to simultaneously study both the surface of a biological sample and its chemical composition.

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.

Sherry Farrugia Selected by GCMI Board of Directors as CEO

Sherry Farrugia has been selected by the Global Center for Medical Innovation board of directors as the organization's CEO, effective April 1,...

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers at Georgia Tech have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into “a wireless power grid”...

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.

Georgia Tech Leading in the Quest for Ocean Solutions

Learn how our researchers tackle some of the ocean’s biggest problems.

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers at Georgia Tech have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into “a wireless power grid”...

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...

Modeling Finds Relaxing Covid-19 Safety Protocols During Vaccination Period Risky

A new mathematical simulation has concluded that the continued practice of mask wearing and social distancing during ongoing vaccinations could help...

Georgia Tech Study Finds More SNAP Retailers in Rural Areas Lowers Rates of Child Maltreatment

Practical access to food benefits helps reduce stress and financial strain, the researchers say. on parents.

Why Covid Conspiracy Theories Spread: Understanding the Human Behaviors Behind the Pandemic

Spotlight on Covid-19 research in the School of History and Sociology.

Georgia Tech Shares $15M From NASA to Advance Deep Space Exploration

New Space Technology Research Institute brings together multiple universities to tackle the challenges associated with electric propulsion ground...

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.

Modeling Finds Relaxing Covid-19 Safety Protocols During Vaccination Period Risky

A new mathematical simulation has concluded that the continued practice of mask wearing and social distancing during ongoing vaccinations could help...

Itch Insight: Skin Itch Mechanisms Differ on Hairless Versus Hairy Skin

Georgia Tech has uncovered differences in itch on hairy versus non-hairy skin that could lead to more effective treatments for patients with...

Zhu Lab Explains the Inhibitory Role of World’s Most Famous Molecule

New research teases apart the mechanisms behind the checkpoint protein PD-1

The Science of Sound, Vibration to Better Diagnose, Treat Brain Diseases

By understanding transmission of acoustic waves through microstructure in an individual’s skull, non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the brain and...

Georgia Tech researchers discover promising new treatment for dangerous thrombosis

Georgia Tech bioengineers have discovered a promising new way to treat dangerous blood clots without the potentially harmful side effects of other...

Covid-19 Mask Study Finds Layering, Material Choice Matter

Georgia Tech researchers discuss findings of Covid-19 mask study, analyzing the filtration performance of commercially available materials.

Study Finds In-Person Sporting Events Do Not Lead to Significant Covid-19 Community Spread

A joint research project between Georgia Tech and Harvard University found that athletic events with limited attendance did not cause a spike in...

Identifying Cells to Better Understand Healthy and Diseased Behavior

Georgia Tech neuroscientists have found a way to identify cells in the brain by focusing on their relationship to other cells.

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.

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