After almost a year of planning, a collaborative research venture between Georgia Institute of Technology and the École des Pont Paris Tech (“ENPC”) officially launched on April 30 with the arrival of Igor Koval and Vinh Pham-Gia, the exchange program’s inaugural participants.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this week announced that three CEE faculty were chosen to receive the 2013 Walter L. Huber Prize: Dr. Laurie Garrow, Dr. Jaehong Kim, and Dr. Kimberly Kurtis.
For Dr. Kimberly E. Kurtis, teaching doesn’t end when class is over. In fact, the veteran civil engineering professor’s commitment to learning seems to kick into high gear when she’s mentoring students, one-on-one.
That’s what the Georgia Tech Faculty Honors Committee decided recently when it tapped Kurtis to receive the 2013 “Senior Faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.”
A paper due to be published in the prestigious Europhysics Letters Journal (EPL) next month will contribute to, but not solve, a centuries-old scientific debate about turbulence, says co-author Dr. Francesco Fedele, an assistant professor of civil engineering and computer and electrical engineering.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) hashttp://www.nae.edu/MembersSection.aspx announced that CEE alumnus John R. Huff, ’68, has been elected to the prestigious organization, joining more than 2,000 members and 211 foreign associates worldwide. Huff and his fellow 2013 inductees will be officially honored in October, when the NAE convenes its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
A new project in Japan is helping scientists from Georgia Tech and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to study gas hydrates as a potential source for natural gas. This research advances understanding of the global distribution of gas hydrates as well as whether and how methane contained in gas hydrates can be used as a viable energy source.
A unique collaboration between Georgia Tech and a team of scientists from the University of Maine-Orono is making the science of turbulence more accessible to middle and high school science teachers. The three-part “Turbulence” webinar series was conducted at 7:00 p.m. on January 23 and 30; with the final installment scheduled for February 6. The webinar series gives viewers exclusive access to the expertise of marine scientist Dr. Pete Jumars, as well as CEE’s Dr. Donald Webster and Georgia Tech biology professor Dr. Jeannette Yen.
If there was ever any question about what a young Zakiya A. Seymour would pursue for her career, it was answered –over and over – by her doting father, Cornell Seymour (ChemE ’73).
“The people who do what you want to do are engineers,” he told his pint-sized daughter when she pummeled him with questions about practically everything. “Engineers answer the questions you are asking.”
“We think we can get this research published in a journal, which is pretty exciting, and that’s really the only time I’ll have to do it. I start my new job [at the Kennesaw-based Enercon] on December 31