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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

Jeon makes ENR Southeast’s Top 20 under 40 list

Engineering News Record Southeast has named alumna Christy Jeon to its Top 20 under 40 for 2015. The list recognizes talented up-and-comers in the Southeast who are leaders in the industry.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

After 3 decades as an engineer, entrepreneurial alumna tries a new path

When the economy tanked in 2009, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumna Anna Shmukler decided to retire from engineering and start a new business. Now she’s reinvented herself.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2 alums among Georgia’s most influential people

Georgia Trend’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in Georgia includes two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni in 2015.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Georgia DOT names first woman as chief engineer — and she’s a Ramblin’ Wreck from CEE

Meg Pirkle takes over as the Georgia Department of Transportation’s chief engineer January 1, the agency’s commissioner announced Dec. 11. Pirkle, M.S. 1996, is the first woman to serve in the position.

Friday, December 12, 2014

PART 4: One piece of advice

Perhaps the most valuable thing CEE alumni can offer students — other than jobs — is perspective. They’ve “been there,” as the saying goes. And with years of accumulated experience, they have insight and advice current students could use.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PART 3: To CEE or not to CEE?

If there’s one thing that ties together most of the newest members of the School’s advisory board, it’s that they don’t work as engineers. In fact, three of them work in banking and real estate. That’s not to say, however, that they’re not using what they learned in their CEE classes every day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

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