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Meet the new Higginbotham Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering: David Frost

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor David Frost

Professor David Frost has been named the Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. School Chair Reginald DesRoches made the appointment after the Higginbotham family created the new professorship earlier this year.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Building for the future: Undergrad construction program completes transition to CEE

Students examine construction plans in a tunnel. (Photo: Rob Felt)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering began an important new chapter in its century-long history in the fall when Georgia Tech’s undergraduate building construction curriculum officially became part of the civil and environmental engineering program. With the change, all undergraduates who wish to study construction will earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, marrying the technical excellence the School is known for with a broad array of courses specifically tailored to construction engineering and management careers.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Georgia DOT’s chief engineer on making history, why she loves her work, and why engineers need communication skills

Meg Pirkle, MSCE 1997

Just more than a year ago, Meg Pirkle took over as the chief engineer at the Georgia Department of Transportation. Pirkle sat down with us late in 2015 to talk more about her 26 years at the agency and share some thoughts about the importance of transportation engineering.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Alumnus Wick Moorman among the newest members of the National Academy of Engineering

Charles "Wick" Moorman

Charles “Wick” Moorman has received one of the highest professional honors for an engineer: He is now a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The academy announced 80 new members February 8 as well as 22 new foreign members.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Georgia’s economy in 2016: Engineering Georgia magazine features alumnus Tom Gambino on recent panel of industry leaders

Engineering Georgia magazine spread featuring alumnus Tom Gambino

Tom Gambino joined four other leaders from Georgia’s engineering industry to talk about the state’s economy at the invitation of Engineering Georgia magazine. Their discussion was featured in the November/December 2015 issue.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Higginbotham family creates new professorship in CEE

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham

A gift from Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham will create a new named professorship in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering this spring. The position will go to a mid-career or senior-level professor and enable them to take new risks in their research and teaching agenda, School leaders said.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stacie Sire and the 787: Meet a civil engineer who helped build Boeing’s pride and joy

Stacie Sire on the flight deck of the 787 Dreamliner during a test flight in 2011.

Stacie Sire turned a simple conversation with a professor after class one day into a successful career rising through the ranks at Boeing, including helping shepherd the vaunted 787 Dreamliner from its very early conceptual stages to the plane now carrying thousands of passengers on long-haul flights around the world every day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Alumnus’ National Geographic blog: Using biomass to revolutionize cooking in East Africa

Cleaner-burning biomass fuel briquettes produced by Sanivation to replace firewood or charcoal for cooking.

How can biomass fuel improve lives in Kenya? Environmental engineering alumnus Andrew Foote says using briquettes made from biomass in cooking — rather than charcoal or firewood — will reduce deaths from indoor air pollution and help stop deforestation. Foote published a guest blog on National Geographic’s website Nov. 18 highlighting the potential of biomass briquettes to reshape cooking in Kenya.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Listen, be patient, surround yourself with good people, always consider the human element — that advice and more from the newest members of CEE’s advisory board

New CEE External Advisory Board Members Montanye, Houlihan and Selman.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering added four new advisers this fall. Michael Houlihan, Emmy Montanye, Christopher Pappas and Wassim Selman joined the School’s External Advisory Board to counsel CEE’s leadership on everything from curriculum and fundraising to communications and recruiting.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Montanye wins Women Who Mean Business Award

Alumna Emmy Montanye is among the women making a difference in her community and leaving a mark on business in Atlanta, according to the city’s business newspaper. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Montanye, B.S. 1982, one of its 2015 Women Who Mean Business Oct 22.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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