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Hyatt Lecture: Gen. Philip Breedlove says leadership is about empowering people

“Take care of your people, and they will take care of you.” That part of Gen. Philip Breedlove’s mantra for young Air Force officers was also a key message from his remarks during the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 26.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The real deal: Bill Daniel and Jon Drysdale bring their day jobs into the classroom

Bill Daniel and Jon Drysdale have been tag-teaming the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Geomatics course for nearly two decades, bringing a healthy dose of reality and years of experiences won during careers that have literally spanned the globe. Yet many people in the School have never seen or met the two men.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Las Bambas megaproject takes two alumni high in the Andes, reshaping a remote Peruvian area

For Georgia Tech alumni Steve Curtis and Justin Norman, the commute to work involves plane flights, buses, pickup trucks and, on a good day, a helicopter. All told, it takes between six and 15 hours to get from home to work, depending on the weather and mode of travel. That’s because they’re working on a massive construction project high in the Peruvian Andes for Bechtel, building the copper concentrator for a $5 billion mine project that will be among the world’s top-producing sources of copper from its very first year.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alumnus’ new book follows a Civil War surgeon on the run from Sherman’s army

Thomas Robertson Jr., B.S. 1973, has just published a book of journals from a Confederate surgeon fleeing Sherman's army at the end of the Civil War. The surgeon was Francis Robertson, the author's ancestor.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Breedlove, Clough headline spring commencement ceremonies

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be well represented at this weekend’s commencement ceremonies — and not just among those receiving their degrees.

Friday, May 1, 2015

FIRST PERSON: Life-changing letter leads Tzegaegbe to London – eventually

I’ll never forget the moment I opened my Georgia Tech acceptance letter. Of the three schools I applied to, Tech was at the top of my list: my “reach” school. So, you can understand how surprised and elated I was to receive the news. At the time, I had no idea just how life-changing that single letter would be.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Alumna aims to bring better planning to a busier world

Transportation planners have to forecast where you and thousands of your neighbors will go and decide what infrastructure your region needs to accommodate those demands. But the data they’re using today, in 2015, is probably a decade and a half old. So even though what you remember of your travels in 2000 is vastly different from your travels today, the 2000 version of you is who’s accounted for in 30-year regional transportation plans. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. alumna Josie Kressner has a plan to change all that.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Douglas County hires alumnus Teal as new administrator

The Douglas County Commission has officially hired a School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus as the new county administrator. Mark Teal earned his bachelor's in civil engineering in 1991.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CityLab features Brakewood’s study showing real-time bus info leads to more riders

Giving bus riders real-time information about when the bus will arrive actually does increase the number of people who choose to hop aboard. The boost mostly comes on high-volume routes. But overall, it could mean millions more dollars in revenues for public transit agencies.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Brandie Banner is Georgia Society of Professional Engineers’ student of the year; CEE alumni take top awards

The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers gave its top honors to three School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and alumni February 28.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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