Doctoral degree paid for? Job after graduation? Ph.D. student Genevieve Pezzola can check both of those items off her to-do list this week after learning she has received a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense.
What’s that old saying about being in the right place at the right time? For Ph.D. student Aaron Bivins, news last week that he has won a Fulbright Scholarship means he’ll get to experience the reality of that maxim.
Senior April Gadsby has won one of Georgia Tech’s highest honors for undergraduate researchers, the Sigma Xi Best Undergraduate Research Award. Gadsby, who will start on her master’s degree in May through the BS/MS program, has been working with James Tsai on intelligent and sustainable infrastructure asset management, including co-authoring a paper on a new method of preserving pavement.
Robert Simon’s work with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students has earned him one of Georgia Tech’s top awards. Simon is the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Academic Advising Award. The awards committee noted his dedication to supporting students and enriching their educational experience on campus.
The governing body of Georgia’s state universities will recognize third-year environmental engineering major Hannah Greenwald March 9 for her academic achievements. It’s an honor reserved each year for only one student at Georgia Tech.
A paper detailing a type of origami tube that is strong and reconfigurable will be recognized in May as one of the best studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2015. The editors of the journal have selected the research for the Cozzarelli Prize, an annual award for scientific excellence and originality.
Professor Terry Sturm and former Ph.D. student Seung Ho Hong have received a top research award for hydraulic engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Sturm and Hong won for a study on predicting the amount of erosion, or scour, around bridge supports during floods.
Civil engineering undergraduate Andrew Melissas is the 2016 Buchberg Scholar. Engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger picked Melissas late last year. The award is named for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Brandon Buchberg, B.S. 2000, M.S. 2002.