Public Policy Class Connects Students With Legislators
Each semester, a group of students in one School of Public Policy class are assigned a unique final exam. Instead of sitting for a test, they sit down with a government official and advocate for an issue that’s important to them, or they volunteer with a nonprofit working for the same cause.
As a Black 16-year-old growing up in Atlanta’s Adamsville community, Mayor Andre Dickens couldn’t even tell you where the Georgia Tech campus was located. That’s not what he wants for today’s local youth.
The prestigious fellowship pairs Black undergraduate students with the nation’s leading aerospace companies. Jalen Cauley, Justin Connors, Suraya John, Justin Pemberton, and Kay Perkins are among the 39 national honorees from 26 institutions.
Being a founder of two companies is an extraordinary feat, especially when your second company is launched during a pandemic. Tech graduate Kathryn Smith wanted to help Black- and women-owned businesses in Atlanta get funding. So she co-founded Black Lady Business School.
Undergraduate Research Program Gets Boost from Amazon
The Center for Engineering Education and Diversity (CEED) will double the number of students in its annual summer research program thanks to a new partnership with Amazon. The company is committing $730,000 to support CEED’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience during the next two years.
As you walk into Georgia Tech’s Hydraulics Lab, you’re struck by its sheer amount of space — 14,000 square feet. Underneath the carefully constructed research equipment and workbenches lies 20,000 gallons of water.
The two internal finalists, Steven Girardot and Stephen Ruffin, will each present a seminar on their vision for the role. Any interested Georgia Tech student, faculty, or staff member can tune in next week.
Russia and Ukraine have been at odds since the end of the Soviet Union. Today, regional tensions are rising as the two countries amass troops along their border. Georgia Tech’s Adam Stulberg provides insights on the situation.
A new award from NASA will give Georgia Tech researchers easier and faster access to research and engineering funds during the next five years to support advances in rotorcraft vertical lift technology. The team, led by Professor Marilyn Smith, is one of six chosen by NASA, and Tech is the only higher education institution selected as a leader.