A smartphone app and related study for Atlanta bicyclists has won the first-ever Excellence in Innovation / Research of the Year Award from the Young Professionals in Transportation organization. The Cycle Atlanta app, developed by CEE’s Kari Watkins and Christopher Le Dantec from the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, tracks the routes cyclists travel through the city and allows them to note amenities or problems along the way. That helps other riders, and it helps the city develop cycling infrastructure in the right places.
hirteen School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students received nearly $15,000 in scholarships at the Women in Engineering banquet March 31. The scholarships come from corporate sponsors and recognize some of the College of Engineering’s top women students.
The Board of Directors of the American Society of Civil Engineers bestowed its highest honor on two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professors in March. Georgia Tech Provost Rafael Bras and Professor Barry Goodno are two of the newest “distinguished members” of the society.
Georgia Tech’s Faculty Honors Committee has recognized three professors in the School of Civil and Environmental for their impact on students and their interdisciplinary work. The intensely competitive awards went to Lawrence Kahn for his teaching, Ted Russell for his interdisciplinary activities, and Donald Webster for his use of technology to “flip” his Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics course.
A team of environmental scientists in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has won this year’s top research prize from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists. The 2015 Grand Prize in Research in the academy’s Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition recognizes the group’s work on contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.