A Look Back at 2023

Kristen Bailey

The end of the year is often a time to look back and reflect on what has happened over the past 365 days. For Georgia Tech, it’s no different. Here are some of the highlights and most widely read stories from the past year at the Institute.

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Georgia Tech Soars in 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings

Not only was Georgia Tech ranked highly by U.S. News in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, but the Institute was also recognized for excellence by the Times Higher Education, Money magazine, WalletHub, Princeton Review, and Entrepreneur magazine.

new student convocation

Georgia Tech Announces Admission Decisions

Enrollment at Georgia Tech continues to rise in thoughtful, strategic ways. This fall, Tech became home to more than 19,000 undergraduates — a record high

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Comprehensive Campus Plan Unveiled

A North Avenue welcome center. Reopening the Third Street tunnel. A car-free campus core. Peters Park instead of Peters Parking Deck. These are just some of the exciting possibilities proposed in the new Comprehensive Campus Plan, which was finalized this year.

hyundai mou signing

Georgia Tech, Hyundai Announce Multidecade Partnership

The partnership announced in August includes research and applications to support the future of sustainable mobility, hydrogen economy, workforce development, and smart cities. The partnership includes field-naming recognition at Bobby Dodd Stadium, which is now known as Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field. An MOU was signed in September.

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Vice President’s Visit Brings Climate Change Discussion to Forefront

In February, Vice President Kamala Harris visited campus to lead a discussion about the climate crisis, which she called a transformational moment in America. Faculty members from Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia shared the stage for the conversation. With historic investments from major automotive players in the EV space, the state of Georgia and the Institute are uniquely positioned to serve as a leader in this effort. Georgia Tech experts shared their thoughts on the industry landscape earlier this year.

bill george T gift

Transforming Tomorrow Passes One-Year Milestone

It’s been a full year since Georgia Tech publicly launched its Transforming Tomorrow campaign, a four-year effort that will build a foundation for advancing the Institute and its impact — on people’s lives, on the way we work together to create innovative solutions, and on our world — for decades to come.

On Sept. 8, current and former George Fellowship recipients gathered with Bill George, IE 1964, HON Ph.D. 2008; Sean Malone, president of the George Family Foundation; and H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty for an afternoon “T,” celebrating a fellowship program supported by the George Family Foundation.

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Georgia Tech Jumps in Rankings for Research and Development Expenditures

In the latest Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey released by the National Science Foundation, Georgia Tech ranked 17th among academic institutions across the U.S. in research and development expenditures — a jump from the No. 20 ranking it has held for the past two years. Georgia Tech was also ranked No. 1 among public universities without a medical school — a major accomplishment, as medical schools account for a quarter of all research expenditures nationally.

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Georgia Tech Powers State Economy With $4.5B Impact

Georgia Tech contributed over $4.5 billion to the state economy in fiscal year 2022 — a 7.4% increase from the previous year and the largest impact among the 26 University System of Georgia member institutions.


Georgia Tech Headed to Gasparilla Bowl

It was a banner year for Georgia Tech Athletics. Yellow Jacket football will play in a bowl game for the first time since 2018. In golf, the team was runner-up in the NCAA championship. Tech graduate Chris Eubanks competed at the U.S. Open. And in volleyball, Tech made it to the NCAA semifinals before falling to No. 1 Nebraska earlier this month.

inventure prize winners

Computer Science Roommates Win InVenture Prize

An idea that originated in a residence hall won big at the 2023 Georgia Tech InVenture Prize. Jeff Mao and Tyler Ma, both second-year computer science students, developed a web-based platform that could help millions of online sellers save time and money.