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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.