Kimberly E. Kurtis will serve as interim chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering effective July 1, 2017. Kurtis has served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for faculty development and scholarship since April 2014 and has been on the civil engineering faculty since 1999.
Reporters looking for insight into the collapse of the Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta talked with four School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professors in the hours afterward in an effort to understand how the structure crumbled.
Appearing on the GPB public radio program On Second Thought March 16, transportation research Michael Hunter said the jury remains out on whether autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer. Hunter said such questions are the focus of inquiry as cities and states move closer to allowing the driverless cars on their roadways.
Phanish Suryanarayana and Kari Watkins received word this month that they’ve been promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure. They were among a half dozen School of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty members who earned promotions this year.
For the second time in three years, students have rated Susan Burns one of the best teachers at Georgia Tech. As a result, Burns will receive the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award.
Kevin Haas will bring new educational strategies to his colleagues in the College of Engineering as part of a new program through the Georgia Tech Center for Teaching and Learning. Haas is among the center’s first Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows, a group of well-respected educators across campus who have demonstrated they are effective teachers and want to help raise the level of teaching across campus.