Weighing in on the World Cup

Georgia Tech's Take on the 2014 World Cup

Weighing in on the World Cup

Weighing in on the World Cup

World Cup fever has hit worldwide, and Georgia Tech is not immune. Students have gathered around campus for watch parties, and professors are using the global mega-event as a case study in the classroom.

Whether it's politics, infrastructure or economic development, the 2014 World Cup has provided ample entertainment and learning value for fans of the sport. 

World Cup Infastructure

Flowers Watches with Eye on Infrastructure

Benjamin Flowers, associate professor in the School of Architecture who studies stadiums, followed the controversial construction leading up to the start of the World Cup.

World Cup Economics

Surveying Sports as Economic Development Tool

While attending a conference in Brazil, Mary McDonald, Homer Rice Chair in Sports and Society, was surprised at the minimal promotion of Brazil’s impending international sporting event.

World Cup Politics

Political Struggles Play Out on the Soccer Pitch

Kirk Bowman, professor in the School of International Affairs, views understanding soccer as a crucial element to understanding a number of other global issues.


Writer: Kristen Bailey
Graphics: Melanie Goux