The Georgia Tech InVenture Prize won its fifth Emmy Award, in the category of Special Event Coverage – Live. Out of the 1,230 entries from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina this year, about 11% received an award.
A bipartisan group of senators has announced a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework that would make investments in transportation, water, broadband, renewable energy, remediation of legacy pollution, and resilience to the changing climate. Georgia Tech faculty weigh in on what should be prioritized.
In the coming weeks, many more students and employees will be physically coming to campus again — some of them for the first time since last spring. For some, the change won’t be much of a concern. For others, re-engaging in person may cause some anxiety.
Science fiction has a long history at Georgia Tech, dating back to 1971 when Professor Irving “Bud” Foote taught one of the first accredited science fiction courses. This spring, Georgia Tech students and faculty founded a new, speculative fiction magazine called Hivemind.
Magnus Egerstedt thought his robot would survive a few months. That was the goal when he and his team of engineering students installed their 3-foot SlothBot in the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s tree canopy in May of last year. Now, 13 months after it went up, SlothBot has come down.
Margulies Appointed to Lead NSF Engineering Directorate
Susan Margulies, chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to lead the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering. She is the first biomedical engineer to head the directorate.
On June 18, the Office of Minority Educational Development and three Black student organizations partnered to host what are believed to be the first Juneteenth recognition events at Georgia Tech, which included a virtual discussion and afternoon celebration on Tech Green.