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Environmental cleanup technology for the space program earns NASA’s Quinn a spot in Inventors Hall of Fame

Jacqueline Quinn, an environmental engineer with NASA and a 1989 graduate of Georgia Tech, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May. (Photo Courtesy of Jacqueline Quinn)

The National Inventors Hall of Fame will add Georgia Tech civil engineer Jacqueline Quinn to its list of “the greatest innovators” in our country in May.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Watkins, 18 other alumnae make Engineering Georgia’s 100 Influential Women list

Engineering Georgia January/February 2018 issue featuring 100 influential women to know.

Engineering Georgia has included 19 civil and environmental engineering graduates from Georgia Tech on its first-ever list of women shaping the state’s engineering community.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Reddy’s new book says what we know about startups is wrong

K.P. Reddy, BCE 1994, published his first book Feb. 5. "What You Know About Startups Is Wrong" aims to set the record straight on entrepreneurship and startup culture. (Photo Courtesy: The Combine)

Drawing from his 25 years as a self-professed serial entrepreneur — and some hard-earned lessons — K.P. Reddy has set out to correct some of the mythology around startups in a new book out Feb. 5.

Monday, February 5, 2018

New Feldman endowment offers students $1K to do something extra when they study abroad

Four photos: Spices in Istanbul, Turkey; a silhouetted figure takes in the water and mountains in Interlaken, Switzerland; a young woman stands in front of Stonehenge in England; and a dive swims near colorful coral at the Great Barrier Reef.

Jim Feldman never studied abroad when he was a student at Georgia Tech. But his children have, and their experiences made him want to help School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students who want to go overseas.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In the wake of Maria, two Tech alumni lead effort to restore water and sewer services in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20, 2017, based on MODIS/Terra satellite image and processed by Antti Lipponen. (Photo Courtesy Antti Lipponen via Wikimedia Commons)

As leaders of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Eli Diaz and Ryan Arrieta have found themselves at the nexus of Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria, which slammed into the island Sept. 20, 2017. For months, they’ve been working diligently to devise ways to restore water and sewer services to the people of Puerto Rico despite the loss of electricity and communications.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Desire to give back to Tech, next generation unite newest members of School’s advisory board

Five alumni joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering External Advisory Board in October: Richard Hummel, Orlando Mendez, Donald Paul, Meg Pirkle and I.J. Scott III. Each will serve six-year terms as outside counselors to the School’s leadership on everything from curriculum and student preparedness to fundraising and alumni outreach.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering added expertise in bridge-building, transportation systems, investing, IT, and real estate development to its External Advisory Board this fall.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Brosofsky’s natural herbicide project wins national higher ed sustainability award

Grace Brosofsky, BSEnvE 2017, stands with her Student Sustainability Leadership award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. (Photo Courtesy: Grace Brosofsky)

For years, newly minted alumna Grace Brosofsky has been driven to find a safe, organic way to control weeds.

Monday, October 30, 2017

GOLD-en opportunity: New mentoring program connects CEE students with professionals, alumni

Skanska’s Jimmy Mitchell talks with a student at the School’s 2017 Career Expo. Mitchell, a 2005 civil engineering grad, has long been involved in mentoring Tech students. The School has launched a new program to involve more alumni in these kinds of relationships and is recruiting professionals and students. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is rolling out a new mentoring program this fall to connect students with alumni and engineering professionals who want to help them prepare for their post-college lives.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Ethics, trust, taking care of your people some of fall Hyatt speaker Andy Phelps’ key traits for leaders

Andy Phelps delivers the fall 2017 lecture for the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series. (Photo by Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Leadership is complicated — “squishy,” even — but the principles are simple, according to the fall 2017 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker. The hard part is applying those principles effectively.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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