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2017 Nevada Medal goes to newly minted PhD Sujith Mangalathu

Newly minted Ph.D. Sujith Mangalathu received more good news in the days after he officially graduated from Georgia Tech: he also has won the 2017 Nevada Medal for his research on bridge engineering.

Ph.D. student — and now graduate — Sujith Mangalathu has won the 2017 Nevada Medal for his work on bridge engineering.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Chi becomes first Tech student to win Melosh Medal in computational mechanics

Civil engineering Ph.D. student Heng Chi, right, won the Robert J. Melosh Medal from Duke University in late April. Chi, who is the first Georgia Tech student ever to win the prestigious competition in computational mechanics, stands with co-winner Matthias Mayr, center, from Technical University of Munich, and Duke Associate Professor Guglielmo Scovazzi. (Photo Courtesy: John Dolbow/Duke University)

Ph.D. student Heng Chi has accomplished something no other Georgia Tech student has: winning the prestigious Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition. Chi was one of two winners this year.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mast invited to Harvard science communication conference for grad students

Ph.D. student Laura Mast is one of just 50 students nationwide who will learn how to better communicate the value and impact of their scientific work at a Harvard University conference for grad students in June. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Ph.D. student Laura Mast is one of just 50 students nationwide who will learn how to better communicate the value and impact of their scientific work at a Harvard University conference for grad students in June.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Grossman selected for summer DC fellowship at Eno Center

Ph.D. student Alice Grossman will spend 10 weeks in the nation’s capital this summer as a transportation policy fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Ph.D. student Alice Grossman will spend 10 weeks in the nation’s capital this summer as a transportation policy fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. Grossman begins work as the Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship May 15.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gadsby, Nylen, Greenwald earn coveted NSF graduate fellowships

Three School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students have won National Science Foundation graduate fellowships. Hannah Greenwald, left, is a graduating senior. April Gadsby, middle, and Rebecca Nylen are in the early stages of the graduate studies. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Three School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students are among the winners this year of prestigious graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Two of the students, April Gadsby and Rebecca Nylen, are just getting started on their Ph.D. work. Hannah Greenwald is a graduating senior.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tsementzi wins Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation award for her widely published work in environmental microbiology

Despina Tsementzi has won the Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Dissertation award for 2017. (Courtesy: Despina Tsementzi)

Georgia Tech’s scientific and engineering honor society has recognized Despina Tsementzi’s doctoral dissertation as one of the best of the year. Tsementzi, who finished her Ph.D. in the fall, has won the Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Dissertation award for 2017. She’s one of only 10 students across campus to earn the distinction.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

MARTA Army helping first-time users in wake of I-85 collapse, featured in Atlanta magazine

The cover of "The Connector" in "Atlanta" magazine featuring the MARTA Army. (Courtesy: "Atlanta" magazine)

The grassroots group organized by Georgia Tech students to improve the transit experience for metro Atlanta deployed at the beginning of the work week to help first-time riders navigate the system. The MARTA Army positioned volunteers at nine MARTA train stations to help people opting to ride public transit for the first time after a section of Interstate 85 collapsed March 30.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dialynas just finished his PhD, now he’s contributing to a national carbon cycle report

Yannis Dialynas defended his Ph.D. thesis in January and hasn’t even celebrated his graduation. Yet he’s been working on the second State of the Carbon Cycle Report’s soils chapter, contributing insight from his doctoral research on the influence of soil erosion and carbon burial on the global carbon cycle.

The soon-to-be-released second State of the Carbon Cycle Report includes work from some of the nation’s leading scientists — including contributions from a civil engineer who just finished his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Amoaning-Yankson invited to leadership conference as an Eno Fellow

The Eno Center for Transportation has selected Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson for its 2017 class of fellows. The fifth-year Ph.D. student will attend the center's Future Leaders Development Conference this summer to hear from federal officials, transportation policymakers, and business leaders. (Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson)

Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson will continue a growing tradition for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students when she attends the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference this summer.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

U.S. News: Georgia Tech civil and environmental programs among the nation’s best engineering grad schools

CEE's graduate civil engineering program is No. 2 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2018 survey. Graduate environmental engineering ranked No. 7. (Image: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

For the first time in school history, both undergraduate and graduate civil engineering programs at Georgia Tech are ranked second in the nation. The milestone comes with the release March 14 of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 ranking of graduate engineering program. The civil engineering master’s and Ph.D. program rose to its highest-ever spot on the list at No. 2. Environmental engineering is No. 7 in the country.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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