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Rodgers, Watson win ASEE Evans award for paper on concept maps

Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers and one of his former Ph.D. students have won the Thomas C. Evans Instructional Paper Award for their work on assessing how well students learn complex engineering information.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Alumnus Kim Jones named a regents professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently named Kim D. Jones a regents professor. (Photo: Texas A&M-Kingsville)

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents named Kim D. Jones a regents professor this fall. He was one of 11 outstanding faculty members throughout the Texas A&M system the board honored this year.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alumnus KP Reddy tapped to help engineering firm commercialize 5 in-house startups

K.P. Reddy, co-founder of The Combine and a 1994 civil engineering graduate. (Photo: The Combine)

Georgia Tech alumnus K.P. Reddy will help engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti spin off five new companies from its in-house startup accelerator in 2017. The firm announced a partnership Dec. 16 with The Combine, which Reddy co-founded to bridge the gap between startup and stand-alone company.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Leaders in construction, law, social media among newest members of School’s External Advisory Board

New External Advisory Board members Jim Anderson, John Kelley, Edward Metzger, Stephen Mulva, Frank Rucker and Deborah Staudinger.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s alumni advisory board has installed six new members, adding experience in finance law, social media, airport operations, and real-estate development as well as engineering. The new members of the External Advisory Board graduated from the late 1970s to the 2000s and join two dozen other alumni who help guide the School’s leadership on everything from academics to fundraising.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In fall Hyatt lecture, Montanye says relationships, curiosity, business skills key to a fulfilling engineering career

In the fall 2016 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture, Emmy Montanye, BCE 1982, offered five essential skills for young engineers to develop as they pursue their careers: Be curious and keeping learning, develop your personal brand, learn the business of engineering, develop your personal board of directors, develop others. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Emmy Montanye brought practical advice by the bucket-load to the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Sept. 20. She used lessons from her experiences to offer students a guide to turning their engineering education into a fruitful career, sharing what she called five “buckets” of skills she’s picked up through her career paired with a practical example. Ultimately, they all came down to one thing: relationships.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How civil grad's Pointivo went from idea to disruptive startup

Pointivo co-founder Habib Fathi, Ph.D. 2013.

When Habib Fathi was studying for his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Georgia Tech, he was at a professional crossroads, debating which path to take. One obvious path: go the route of academia to continue his research and teach. The other path — arguably more risky — meant venturing out as an entrepreneur and forming a company based on his years of work and study of 3-D computer modeling and building construction.

Friday, September 2, 2016

New video showcases perspectives on leadership

Screen capture of the new leadership video.

What does it mean to be a leader? We asked some of our most-successful alumni and a few of our faculty members to answer that question and to put leadership in the context of our work as civil and environmental engineers.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Railroad veteran Moorman tapped to lead Amtrak

Charles "Wick" Moorman

Civil engineering alumnus Charles “Wick” Moorman will be the new president and CEO of Amtrak starting Sept. 1, according to a company announcement.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Civil engineering grad takes command of Army’s Fort Meade

Col. Tom Rickard, BSCE 1990, assumed command of the U.S. Army’s Fort George G. Meade August 4. During the change of command ceremony, Rickard passes the garrison colors to Command Sergeant Major Rodwell L. Forbes.

U.S. Army Col. Tom Rickard has taken over as the commander of Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Rickard, who earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in 1990, replaced Col. Brian Foley August 4.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Jim Hamilton’s advice for a successful merger? Talk about values, culture

Jim Hamilton, BSCE 1977

After 30 years in business, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Jim Hamilton merged his 15-person engineering firm in Alpharetta with the considerably larger Kimley-Horn and Associates. Three years later, that deal is among those providing a roadmap for successful mergers and acquisitions in the issue of Engineering Georgia magazine that’s just arrived in mailboxes.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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