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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

PART 2: Building companies versus building stuff - entrepreneurship and leadership

“I’ve always said an engineer can do anything he likes. You know, what we are taught is to look at a situation, assess what the problem is, and find a solution. We have a structured mind, we have an analytical mind. And all businesses are the same thing.”

Thursday, December 4, 2014

PART 1: New advisory board members talk entrepreneurship, leadership and getting the most out of your degree

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed four new members to its External Advisory Board this fall. Over the coming days, we’re going to introduce you to these people, all graduates of the program. And these guys are interesting — they have advice, insight and stories to share.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FLASHBACK: From civil engineering to shrimp farming

Marty Williams built a career as a successful homebuilder in Tampa after he graduated from Georgia Tech. Not too unusual for a School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus. His next step, though? That would qualify as unusual.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Four Tech grads from four different countries reunite in Atlanta for the first time in 50 years

The bonds of a Georgia Tech education are strong. So strong, in fact, that four graduate school classmates can scatter throughout the western hemisphere and, 50 years later, remain engaged in a deep and abiding friendship. It’s a friendship that has enveloped their wives, and it’s one that rekindled this fall as the entire group gathered in Atlanta for the first time since 1964.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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