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Building healthier cities: 10 questions with Ted Russell

Howard T. Tellepsen Chair Armistead "Ted" Russell (Photo: Justen Clay/Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine)

Tech Environmental Engineering Professor Armistead “Ted” Russell has traveled the world, including China, India and Minneapolis, studying air quality and its impacts on urban life. He is also part of a team of scientists, policymakers and industrialists working with a U.S. National Science Foundation Sustainability Research Network to build better cities.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Liquid Assets: Tech researchers are working to solve the world’s water problems

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From the drinking-water contamination in Flint, Mich., to the seemingly endless drought in California, good old H2O pools at the heart of many of today’s most pressing and headline-grabbing problems. Find out how the work and ideas of Tech researchers are helping us understand — and solve — these planet-wide challenges.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fulbright Program sends Bivins to India for ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ research opportunity

Aaron Bivins

What’s that old saying about being in the right place at the right time? For Ph.D. student Aaron Bivins, news last week that he has won a Fulbright Scholarship means he’ll get to experience the reality of that maxim.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

InVenture team creates a simple system to keep household water clean in developing countries

Samantha Becker, left, and Shannon Evanchec film a segment about their water purification system ahead of the live-televised finals of the InVenture Prize. Their team, TruePani, will compete with five other finalists for $20,000, a free patent filing, and a place in a Georgia Tech startup incubator at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (Photo: TruePani)

For something like 900 million people in India, access to clean water isn’t the problem. It’s keeping that water clean once it reaches households. A team of civil and environmental engineering and business administration students have invented a system to fight bacterial growth. They compete for the InVenture Prize March 16.

Monday, March 14, 2016

‘30 Second Thesis’ series shows how grad students are changing the world

Aaron Bivins explains his Ph.D. research as part of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's new video series, "30 Second Thesis."

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering debuts a new video concept March 3 highlighting the work of our graduate students. This occasional series challenges students from every discipline within civil and environmental engineering to explain their research and why it matters in 30 seconds (or close to that).

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Georgakakos to CBS46: Plenty of water for Alabama, Florida and Georgia 85% of the time

Professor Aris Georgakakos explains his models of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system to CBS46's Sally Sears.

Georgakakos explains his work modeling water flows in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system to CBS46’s Sally Sears. Georgakakos said there’s plenty of water flowing down the Chattahoochee River 85 percent of the time.

Friday, December 11, 2015

‘Engineering found me’: Undergrad Rebecca Yoo and her passion for helping people in the developing world

Rebecca Yoo knew long before she arrived at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering that she was interested in international development, but having been born into a family of liberal arts majors, she wasn’t sure how engineering could play a role. After hearing more about civil engineering at a seminar for undecided engineers, however, she knew she’d found her niche.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NSF funds $12M research network to build the healthy, sustainable, livable cities of the future

How will we build the cities of the future in a sustainable way? A new National Science Foundation-funded research network will connect scientists at nine universities with infrastructure groups, public policy experts, and industry partners to reimagine cities. Georgia Tech will be an anchor of the $12 million network, which will be led by the University of Minnesota, and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ted Russell will serve as a co-director.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Huang’s Gwinnett County water reuse project could be a ‘game changer’ for water utilities

A metro Atlanta county is joining with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers and engineering firm CDM Smith on a water reuse project that could be a model for other communities around the country.

Friday, August 7, 2015

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