CEE research engineer Steven W. Van Ginkel is on a mission: promote sustainable urban farming as a way to bring healthy food to what he calls "food deserts" — areas with limited access to fresh, affordable groceries. Along the way, he believes people can learn some valuable lessons about community and green living.
Bridge building is a family affair at Tampa Steel Erecting Co. It’s also a veritable Georgia Tech reunion. And together, they’ve built award-winning bridges across the country, along with some other iconic structures.
In 1979, when Ulysses Grady was getting ready to graduate from Georgia Tech the first time, he had a serious choice to make.
“It was either go to Meharry School of Dentistry on a full scholarship, or go back to Tech for a master’s in civil engineering, which was also fully funded,” said the Florida native, now vice president of ...
A generous gift from Jenny and Michael (CE '76) Messner has enabled the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering to endow a new faculty position, The Frederick Law Olmsted Chair, dedicated to honoring and expanding on the vision of the landscape architect and city planner of the same name.
Kimberly (Brown) Sanders, CE ’90, always thought like a civil engineer – even when she was courting ambitions of becoming a news anchor.
“I liked to ask questions, to find out ‘what will happen if I do this?’ so, in high school, being a newscaster looked like it would be a good career,” says the Augusta, Georgia native...
In October, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will officially admit CEE alumnus John R. Huff, ’68, to the prestigious organization, joining more than 2,000 members and 211 foreign associates worldwide. Huff and his fellow 2013 inductees will be officially honored when the NAE convenes its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
It often takes a basket lift, hammers and chisels, and lots of safety equipment when a work crew inspects one of the nation’s 600,000 bridges. The federal government requires such analyses every two years for each of those spans, a costly and time-consuming endeavor. But what if we could install sensors that would deliver data wirelessly on a bridge’s condition, allowing transportation engineers to monitor its health all the time?
Chloe Arson spends a lot of time thinking about salt. And when it comes to the seemingly simple combination of sodium and chlorine, “The more you know, the more you don’t know,” she says. Arson is an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Her research focuses on damage and healing models for rocks. Salt rock, as it happens, is a perfect subject for her inquiries.
There are a lot of reasons that Dr. Yong K. Cho is happy he joined CEE’s construction engineering faculty this fall. The Atlanta weather is nice. The schools his children now attend are good ones. And the Georgia Tech campus feels a little like home – he earned an MSCE here in 1997.
A five-year $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program has allowed CEE Associate Professor Laurie Garrow to employ big data to analyze the policies that make flying something of a mixed bag for a lot of travelers.
A new project in Japan is helping scientists from Georgia Tech and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to study gas hydrates as a potential source for natural gas. This research advances understanding of the global distribution of gas hydrates as well as whether and how methane contained in gas hydrates can be used as a viable energy source.
“We think we can get this research published in a journal, which is pretty exciting, and that’s really the only time I’ll have to do it. I start my new job [at the Kennesaw-based Enercon] on December 31