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Kennedy keynotes University of Toronto E-week research day

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy delivered the keynote address for the University of Toronto Centre for Global Engineering’s Research Day March 17, focusing on sustainability thinking.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hunter tells GPB many more questions remain about self-driving cars

Screenshot of GPB web page featuring the March 16 segment on self-driving cars that included Michael Hunter.

Appearing on the GPB public radio program On Second Thought March 16, transportation research Michael Hunter said the jury remains out on whether autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer. Hunter said such questions are the focus of inquiry as cities and states move closer to allowing the driverless cars on their roadways.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ellingwood wins ASCE lifetime achievement award

Professor Emeritus Bruce Ellingwood

Professor Emeritus Bruce Ellingwood will receive a lifetime achievement award in March from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his contributions to engineering education.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rodgers, Watson win ASEE Evans award for paper on concept maps

Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers and one of his former Ph.D. students have won the Thomas C. Evans Instructional Paper Award for their work on assessing how well students learn complex engineering information.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Suryanarayana and Watkins earn tenure, four others promoted to full professor

Kari Watkins and Phanish Suryanarayana, who have earned tenure and will be promoted to the rank of associate professor this summer. (Photos: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Phanish Suryanarayana and Kari Watkins received word this month that they’ve been promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure. They were among a half dozen School of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty members who earned promotions this year.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Burns honored as one of Tech’s most effective teachers

Georgia Power Distinguished Professor Susan Burns

For the second time in three years, students have rated Susan Burns one of the best teachers at Georgia Tech. As a result, Burns will receive the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Haas will help strengthen faculty teaching, student learning with new fellowship

Associate Professor Kevin Haas, one of the inaugural Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows.

Kevin Haas will bring new educational strategies to his colleagues in the College of Engineering as part of a new program through the Georgia Tech Center for Teaching and Learning. Haas is among the center’s first Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows, a group of well-respected educators across campus who have demonstrated they are effective teachers and want to help raise the level of teaching across campus.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Building healthier cities: 10 questions with Ted Russell

Howard T. Tellepsen Chair Armistead "Ted" Russell (Photo: Justen Clay/Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine)

Tech Environmental Engineering Professor Armistead “Ted” Russell has traveled the world, including China, India and Minneapolis, studying air quality and its impacts on urban life. He is also part of a team of scientists, policymakers and industrialists working with a U.S. National Science Foundation Sustainability Research Network to build better cities.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sturm elected an ASCE fellow

Professor Terry Sturm, who has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Renowned hydraulic engineer Terry Sturm has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a prestigious honor afforded less than 3.5 percent of the society’s members.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Liquid Assets: Tech researchers are working to solve the world’s water problems

Water drop

From the drinking-water contamination in Flint, Mich., to the seemingly endless drought in California, good old H2O pools at the heart of many of today’s most pressing and headline-grabbing problems. Find out how the work and ideas of Tech researchers are helping us understand — and solve — these planet-wide challenges.

Monday, January 9, 2017

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