Where in the World are Young People Using the Internet?

A common myth today is that young people are all glued to the Internet, but in fact, only 30 percent of the world’s youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old have been active online for at least five years.

In South Korea, 99.6 percent of young people are active, the highest percentage in the world. The least? The Asian island of Timor Leste with less than 1 percent.  

France-Atlanta Events Begin Oct. 23

For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Tech community is about to get a taste of French culture and experience innovative examples of Franco-American collaboration in business, scientific, cultural, and humanitarian endeavors.       

From Oct. 23 through Nov. 9, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech will host the two-week event, France-Atlanta: Together Toward Innovation 2013.

HomeLab Hits Milestone with Participants, Partnerships

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has broadened the definition of laboratory testing. Through soliciting everyday consumers as participants, HomeLab is now a formidable force, at 500-strong.

The HomeLab initiative expands Georgia Tech’s product evaluation capabilities in testing health, wellness, and aging-at-home technologies. HomeLab participants test and use these technologies in their homes, assisting manufacturers in design and usability and supporting the aging-in-place paradigm.

Meet Kathy Spetz – aka Buzz Mama

Not long after Kathy Spetz graduated from Florida State University with a degree in fashion design, she flew to Atlanta to interview for a stewardess job with Delta Air Lines. She never did get those wings, but she eventually wound up making some – for Georgia Tech’s beloved mascot, Buzz.

Her company, Spetz Productions, has designed and made countless costumes for sports teams and corporations. Her college mascots have consistently earned top honors from the Universal Cheerleaders Association.

Department of Energy Awards Contract to Detect Cyber Attacks on Utilities

Today’s cyber attacks aren’t just a threat to computer networks. Those with malicious intent can disrupt important infrastructure systems such as utilities and power grids.

The trick is to identify when such attacks are underway.

The Department of Energy has awarded the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) $1.7 million to help detect cyber attacks on our nation’s utility companies.

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