SPRING 2014 UPDATE - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech



QUARTERLY UPDATE : SPRING 2014

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Better Bathrooms for 2.6 Billion People
Team Sanivation, including CEE's Brandie Banner and CEE student assistant Jasmine Burton, won the 2014 InVenture Prize. They'll get help patenting their more-hygenic toilet for developing countries, plus $20,000 in prize money and a spot in a Georgia Tech startup accelerator program this summer...



Santamarina Gives 2014 Terzaghi Lecture
Professor Carlos J. Santamarina presented the Karl Terzaghi Lecture, the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute. The lecture has been delivered for more than 50 years by an individual honored for their exemplary contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering...

Intergraph® Acquires GT STRUDL®
After 30 years as part of CEEatGT’s Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Center, GT STRUDL became part of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software to those industries. As part of the acquisition, the CASE Center’s 10 staff members joined Intergraph. GT STRUDL is widely used in the nuclear and conventional power industries, for offshore and marine applications, and in designing many general CE projects...

Short-Film Competition Highlights How CEE Changes the World
Our foreCAST video initiative encouraged students to produce short films highlighting CEE achievements--past, present or future--representing significant impacts on society and quality of life. Doctoral student Josephine Kressner won the $3,000 grand prize for her film, "Transportation Planning: The Idea." She's investing her prize into a company she founded to evaluate and research the ideas she presented in her film. Round 2 is open...

Welcome Assistant Professor Joe Brown
Joe Brown joined CEEatGT from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research and teaching interests are at the intersection of environmental engineering and public health, including water and sanitation infrastructure sustainability, drinking water treatment technology, and human health effects of exposure to waterborne pathogens...

Leading on Climate Change and Water
The federal government published the National Climate Assessment in May. CEEatGT Professor Aris Georgakakos was a lead author on the Water Supply section, which explores how water quality and supply reliability can be jeopardized by climate change in a variety of ways that affect ecosystems and livelihoods...

Whisenhunt Engineering A Titans Comeback
The NFL's Tennessee Titans hired CEEatGT alumnus Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach this offseason after posting a 7-9 record in the 2013 campaign. Whisenhunt has been San Diego's offensive coordinator after a previous stint as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. He played tight end for the Yellow Jackets from '80 to '84...

CEEatGT Alumnus Joins Georgia's Board of Regents
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal appointed CEEatGT alumnus Sachin Shailendra to the prestigious 19-member governing body of the University System of Georgia. Shailendra is president of SG Contracting, a full-service construction management and general contracting company based in Atlanta...

Alumni Tour Georgia Power's New Nuclear Reactors
Our annual alumni trip took us to the banks of the beautiful Savannah River and to the construction site of the nation's first new nuclear reactors in a generation. The group toured Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle in nearby Waynesboro, where two AP1000 reactors are scheduled to go online in 2017 and 2018. Learn more about our trip and the project...


Chair DesRoches On the Hill

Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches testified before Congress this spring on advances in earthquake science and seismology in the 50 years since the Great Alaska Earthquake. Watch Dr. DesRoches and others testify at the Oversight Hearing...





3 NSF Fellows
Three CEEatGT students
are among those selected as 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. They're working on modeling wetland hydrologic and ecological functions and...


16 Scholarships For CEEatGT Women in Engineering

Sixteen CEE students win scholarships at the annual Women in Engineering (WIE) banquet. The awards are expressions of the shared committment among WIE’s industry partners to encourage greater female participation in engineering professions...


Students' Bridge, Canoe Shine at ASCE

Our student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers cleaned up at this year's Carolinas Regional Conference, including first place for their steel bridge and second for their concrete canoe in the co-ed sprint...


Academic rankings via U.S. News & World Report. Student graduation and demographic statistics (Fall 2013) and enrollments (Spring 2014) taken by Georgia Tech Institutional Research & Planning. ROI ranking via The Wall Street Journal.

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