The Month in Photos: February 2022

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

Black History Month

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.

The Month in Photos: January 2022

Snow Day, Symptomatic Testing, and Swimming

The Month in Photos: December 2021

Basketball, Secretary of Commerce Visit, and Commencement

cap and gown

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 distinguished professors award ceremony processional

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 $25,000.


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.

portrait of Mario Lopez with his Georgia Tech swag and a photo of him with his family

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.   

a collage of Jayla Lett, her family, and an illustration of an airplane

Jayla Lett has been fascinated with airplanes ever since she can remember. Growing up, she loved to travel and watch airplanes fly through the sky, and she knew that, one day, she wanted to have a career in aviation.

“When traveling as a kid, I loved visiting the cockpit of airplanes,” she recalls. “To this day, I still get butterflies when I see planes fly through the sky.”

The Month in Photos: August 2021

Move-In, Convocation, and Bicycle Research