CEEatGT Update: November 2014

Wayne Clough Returns
The former Georgia Tech president — who has a building named after him on campus and lately has been running the Smithsonian — is coming back. He’ll deliver CEE’s first-ever Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Lecture March 24, 2015.

Reunited: A 50-year friendship endures
These four men graduated from CEE in 1964 and haven’t been together as a group since. They returned to Atlanta and their alma mater last month and brought some fun stories and a little history with them.
 
Recognizing our best

Some of CEE’s finest teachers, researchers and staff members got some well-deserved recognition at the School’s annual awards ceremony.

Frost joins consortium's board David Frost is one of two new board members for the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering. Frost says the coming years will be an important period for the organization — and earthquake engineering — as NSF shifts funding priorities.

Tindall headed to Austria Ph.D. candidate Nathaniel Tindall recently defended his dissertation. Now he’s planning a trip to Europe to expand on his research, thanks to a scholarship from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Huang wins North American Chemist Award The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry picked Ching-Hua Huang as its 2014 North American Chemist. She and her students traveled to the group’s annual meeting this month to present some of their research.
Reimagining Georgia's transportation funding Shrinking gas-tax revenues. Shrinking federal funding. Growing transportation needs. That’s the puzzle Georgia lawmakers are trying to piece together. One of the leaders of the effort spoke at CEE about some of the options they’re considering.
Keeping the buses on time Ph.D. student Simon Berrebi has ideas about how to keep buses running efficiently while minimizing passengers’ waiting times. His work is getting a boost of support from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia.
A new perspective Third-year undergraduate Alex Zickar spent the summer studying at Georgia Tech-Lorraine with the support of CEE’s Mundy Global Learning Endowment. He says the experience — including visiting 14 different countries — changed his whole perspective.
Martin's work wows ASME Emeritus Professor Sam Martin has won the Outstanding Technical Paper Award from ASME’s Fluid-Structure Interaction Technical Committee.
TR News profiles Mokhtarian Only a dozen people get profiles each year in the magazine TR News. Pat Mokhtarian is one of those. She’s featured in the most-recent issue of the premier publication from the Transportation Research Board.
Michigan merit award goes to Crittenden The CEE department at the University of Michigan has given Professor John Crittenden its 2014 Merit Award. In an address to students, Crittenden offered advice about maximizing their personal effectiveness as engineers.

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