Georgia Tech - 2018 - A Year in the Life

December 21, 2018


Tech's Top

Research Stories of 2018

The year brought new breakthroughs, solutions, and discoveries as a result of the research conducted, day in and day out, by some of the world's best minds here at Tech. 


A Year in the Life: Tech in 2018

This year, the Georgia Tech community saw its share of triumphs and challenges. 

We celebrated student entrepreneurship, innovation, and resilience. We continued the bold reshaping of our campus — on both sides of the connector. We built new partnerships and programs, and championed existing ones.

We said goodbye to a legendary coach and hello to a new one. We honored social courage and faculty excellence, and we were inspired by our alumni and a civil rights heroine.

Through it all, we shared a commitment to being better and doing better. That's what it means to be a Yellow Jacket.

Here are some of the unforgettable people, stories, and moments of 2018. 

Inventure Prize

10 years of InVenture

Tech's pioneering innovation competition turned 10 this year, and we marked the milestone by revisiting past winners and finalists.

Cybersecurity Masters

Online Master's Degree In Cybersecurity

The Institute added cybersecurity to its online MS degree offerings, making them accessible and affordable to learners across the globe.

Tech Square Phase 3

Tech Square Enters Phase III

Georgia Tech announced preliminary plans for the next phase of Technology Square, the vibrant business and innovation ecosystem in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

Tech Tower

Tech Tower Gets a Makeover

Tech Tower was outfitted with new letters that will be easier to maintain, while keeping the traditional look and feel of the oldest building — and one of the most beloved — on campus. 

Rosa Parks statue

Keeping History Alive through Art

The visionary philanthropy of Tech alumni brought a sculpture commemorating Rosa Parks to campus, inviting us to continue a vitally important conversation. 

Georgia Tech Coach Geoff Collins

Big Changes for Tech Athletics 

Georgia Tech launched its new partnership with adidas, bid farewell to triple-option wizard Coach Paul Johnson, and welcomed Geoff Collins as the new head football coach.

Two MD/MBA students

Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine Forge New Partnership 

The two institutions are working together to provide a joint M.D./MBA degree, preparing students to become business-savvy physicians with managerial and financial expertise.

Seth Marder and student

Seth Marder Receives Tech's Highest Faculty Award 

Marder, a Regents Professor and the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was recognized for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service.

Chaouki Abdallah

Tech Graduate Chaouki Abdallah Comes Home to Lead Research Enterprise

Chaouki Abdallah is a proud Georgia Tech alumnus. This summer, he returned to the Institute as the new executive vice president for research.

coffee bike

Mobile Coffee Cart Is About More Than Coffee

Tech's Collegiate Recovery Program came up with a unique way to raise awareness of mental health issues and campus resources for those who may be struggling: free coffee!

 Price Gilbert library

Library Renewal Moves into Final Phase of Construction

In December, Price Gilbert closed for renovations, while Crosland Tower is poised to reopen in January. It marked the beginning of the final phase of the transformational Library Next project.   

Andrew Young

Andrew Young Recognized for Courageous Leadership

The former congressman, ambassador, and Atlanta mayor was awarded the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage in recognition of his lifelong dedication to civil and human rights.