It's been another incredible year at Georgia Tech. Take a look back at some
of our most notable stories and videos from 2016.
J A N U A R Y
Above: Krishnendu Roy, director of the Marcus Center for
Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing
Grant Launches New Center for Manufacturing Therapeutic Cells
The Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing is
established to support research to develop processes for the low-cost manufacture of
living cells used in cell-based therapies for cancer and other disorders. In June at
the White House, Georgia Tech and the Georgia Research Alliance announced a national
roadmap for advanced cell manufacturing.
The Office of International Education recognizes Tech’s 20,000th study abroad
student with a free plane ticket to South Korea. More than 50 percent of Yellow
Jackets participate in some type of international experience while at Tech. The
national average is about 10 percent.
A $9.4 million DARPA grant facilitates the exploration of a new technique for
wirelessly monitoring Internet-of-Things devices for malicious software — without
affecting the operation of the ubiquitous, but low-power, equipment.
$17 Million Contract Will Help Identify Cyber Hackers
Tech receives a U.S. Department of Defense award that will help establish new
science around the ability to quickly, objectively, and positively identify the
virtual actors responsible for cyberattacks, a technique known as “attribution.”
Georgia Tech signs an agreement to collaborate with the city of Shenzhen and
Tianjin University to create a full international campus in the city of Shenzhen,
China. It will offer majors in electrical and computer engineering, computer
science, industrial design, environmental engineering, and analytics.
Construction begins on Coda, a 750,000-square-foot, mixed-use building in Tech
Square. The project, which will promote collaboration among higher education and
industry innovators, is scheduled for completion in 2019.