Alumni

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

Will the new set of global development goals make sanitation a priority? World expert and alumnus Eddy Perez makes his case

For the global community to make universal access to sanitation services a reality in the next 15 years, Eddy Perez says we’ll have to flip our traditional approach.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A place to learn: Alumna helps build a new future for Peruvian children

Andrea Ardiles followed the path of many School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students after graduation: she walked out of the classroom and straight into a job in her field. In her case, the job was in her native Peru, designing and building hydropower plants for MWH Global. And one day, she gave it all up.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tellepsen wins alumni association award for service to Houston area and Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has given civil engineering alumnus Howard T. Tellepsen Jr. the 2015 Dean Griffin Community Service Award. Tellepsen accepted the honor earlier this month at the annual Gold & White Honors Gala in Atlanta.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Do no harm: Andy Phelps' approach to civil engineering earns him ASCE fellowship, lifetime achievement award

The accolades have come pretty fast and furious for Andy Phelps in recent months. First, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced Phelps would receive a lifetime achievement award. Then, a few weeks later, the society elected him a fellow.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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