WINTER 2015 UPDATE - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech



QUARTERLY UPDATE : WINTER 2015

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Wayne Clough to deliver first Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Lecture
The former Georgia Tech president — who lately has been running the Smithsonian Institution — is coming back to campus. He’ll deliver the School’s first-ever Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Lecture in March 2015, presenting "An Engineer's View of Climate Change"...


What we've learned, 10 years after the Indian Ocean tsunami

It’s been a decade since an earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra sent a giant tsunami tearing across the Indian Ocean, eventually killing a quarter-million people and displacing millions more. Hermann Fritz says the disaster brought global attention and resources to what had been an under-the-radar threat...


What's discoloring the Taj Mahal? Georgia Tech scientists have figured it out

Researchers finally know conclusively what turns the Taj Mahal’s beautiful white marble a dingy brown: airborne carbon and dust. Michael Bergin and his colleagues published their findings in Environmental Science & Technology in December...




NAE Bridge publishes Russell's paper on sustainable infrastructure curriculum
Ted Russell and colleagues in Asia have developed a new approach to teaching about sustainability and infrastructure. They've been piloting their approach over the last couple of summers with graduate students from China, India and the United States, teaching them about working across cultures and disciplines while also teaching them principles of sustainable urban systems...

Brown attends prestigious Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
Joe Brown was among the bright young minds who gathered in Oman for the second Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium. The National Academies chooses participants because of their work and their potential to be future leaders in the field. Brown was the fourth CEEatGT faculty member invited to a Frontiers symposium in 2014...

Airline operational research society elects Garrow as its first female president
Members of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies chose Laurie Garrow to lead them for the next three years. It's the first time a woman has been elected president in the group's 55-year history...

Duke Energy taps Burns for national coal-ash advisory panel
Duke Energy asked experts around the country to weigh in on its plans to close dozens of coal ash basins in North Carolina and to help the company come up with a permanent ash-management strategy. That includes Susan Burns, a nationally recognized expert in reusing some of the byproducts of burning coal...

Bras, Baker talk technology and higher ed at New York media roundtable
How will technology shape the future of higher education? Rafael Bras and Nelson Baker joined a panel of experts to talk with journalists about the opportunities and pitfalls at a Georgia Tech-organized roundtable in New York for media and decision-makers...

TRB's 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 September-October issue of the premier publication from the Transportation Research Board...

Alumna Pirkle makes history at the Georgia DOT
The Georgia Department of Transportation has a new chief engineer for the new year: CEEatGT alumna Meg Pirkle. She’s the first woman ever to hold the top engineering job at the state agency...

On entrepreneurship, leadership and getting the most out of your degree: meet our new advisory board members
Four alumni joined CEEatGT’sExternal Advisory Board this fall, bringing with them decades of experience, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. They shared wisdom, advice and perspective in a four-part web series for students...

Reunited: A 50-year friendship endures
October's Homecoming celebrations were exactly that for four CEEatGT graduate students who earned their degrees in 1964. They returned to Atlanta and their alma mater this fall — the first time they've been together as a group in 50 years...









CEEatGT honors our best

Some of the School's finest teachers, researchers and staff members received well-deserved recognition at our annual awards ceremony in November...


Burns named one of Tech's most effective teachers

Susan Burns is one of Georgia Tech’s best teachers. Just ask her students: Their evaluations put Burns among the top instructors on campus in 2014, earning her the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award...


Koon wins Lifetime Achievement Award
The Water Environment Federation recognized John Koon's decades of leadership in water quality and wastewater treatment in October, presenting him with the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award...


Academic rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Student demographic statistics (fall 2014) from School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Services. ROI by The Wall Street Journal and PayScale.com.

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