Three recent alumnae will travel to Malaysia in October as part of a group of promising young professionals at engineering firm Arcadis.Yashika Agarwalla, Kelsey Eichbauer and Ana Jayaro are three of the 14 employees selected for the 2017 group from North America.
From conversations revolving around parts per billion and EPA standards, to meetings about investment funds, to deliberations on branding and marketing strategy, recently graduated Yellow Jackets Shannon Evanchec and Samantha Becker agree that there’s no such thing as a typical workday when you’ve founded a startup.
Guiomar Obregon has been helping build Atlanta through the engineering firm she started almost 20 years ago. The 1993 master’s graduate in civil engineering is also helping build the skills and reputation of engineers from Colombia, where she grew up.
For Adam Gersh, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Corporate Affiliates Program has been about efficiency. For Jimmy Mitchell, being a corporate affiliate of the School has been about relationships.
Cesunica Ivey’s paper outlining a new way to estimate the amount and source of air pollution has been named one of the two best articles published in 2016 in the journal Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering.
For water to come flowing clear and clean from the tap, a lot has to go right. In the United States and other developed countries, people largely take for granted that all systems — mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical — are go. And if they aren’t, someone can and will quickly determine what went wrong and get it fixed. But in many areas around the world, it’s a different story.
The next time you’re sitting at a red light and cursing traffic, remember: it could be significantly worse. In fact, it would be worse for a number of major commuting corridors in the Atlanta area — if not for the efforts of people like two Georgia Tech civil engineering alumni who are involved in a pacesetting state program to make traffic flow more smoothly.