Astronaut Shane Kimbrough Visits, InVenture Prize, and Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

After two rounds of preliminary competition, the teams aiming to bring home the 2022 Georgia Tech InVenture Prize title have been chosen. The finalists will compete in a rapid-fire televised pitch competition on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. The competition will be aired live on Georgia Public Broadcasting and online at

Public Nights at Georgia Tech Observatory, Track and Field, and Grad Fest

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders and advance technology that improves the human condition. Across campus, Black students, faculty, and staff are excelling in research, teaching, entrepreneurship, athletics, and many other areas. Their stories and voices remind us of the importance of diversity and inclusion at the Institute that began 60 years ago with the matriculation of Georgia Tech's first Black students. Through courage, conviction, vision, and leadership, Black Yellow Jackets are a vital part of our future at Georgia Tech and throughout the world.

Snow Day, Symptomatic Testing, and Swimming

Basketball, Secretary of Commerce Visit, and Commencement

Academic regalia, also known as the “cap and gown,” varies according to the degree conferred and the level of scholarship attained. The bachelor’s gown is a simple robe that covers the entire body. The master’s gown has longer, closed sleeves. The doctoral robe usually is the most elaborate; it is made of velvet, has three stripes on the arms, and includes a hood.

The Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service. It is the highest honor given to a Georgia Tech professor. Created in 1984 by the Class of 1934 in observance of its 50th reunion, the award is presented to an active professor who has made significant, long-term contributions — contributions that have brought widespread recognition to the professor, to their school, and to the Institute. The award includes a stipend of $20,000.

Over the past five years, Georgia Tech has strengthened its commitment to inclusive excellence by enrolling record numbers of undergraduate students from around the state, nation, and world.

Growing up as a first-generation U.S. citizen, Mario Lopez always knew he wanted to attend college and become an engineer. His family had immigrated to East Dublin, Georgia from Mexico in 1998, and, despite living in a rural town where career options were somewhat limited and pressures to learn a trade were strong, his aspirations to attend Georgia Tech — his dream school — never waned.   

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