Bill Higginbotham

Higginbothams answer Messner challenge, endow new professorship

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham at dusk with the Midtown Atlanta skyline in the background. (Photo: Gary Meek)

For William E. “Bill” Higginbotham, BCE 1976, it was a no-brainer. The opportunity to endow a professorship in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering "at half price" was to good a bargain.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

New video showcases perspectives on leadership

Screen capture of the new leadership video.

What does it mean to be a leader? We asked some of our most-successful alumni and a few of our faculty members to answer that question and to put leadership in the context of our work as civil and environmental engineers.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tellepsen joins College of Engineering Hall of Fame; Higginbotham and Mitchell win alumni awards

Howard Tellepsen speaks at the College of Engineering Alumni Awards April 16. Tellepsen, BSCE 1966, was inducted into the College's Hall of Fame.

The Georgia Tech College of Engineering honored three School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni April 16. The recognition came at the College’s annual alumni awards.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Meet the new Higginbotham Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering: David Frost

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor David Frost

Professor David Frost has been named the Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. School Chair Reginald DesRoches made the appointment after the Higginbotham family created the new professorship earlier this year.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Higginbotham family creates new professorship in CEE

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham

A gift from Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham will create a new named professorship in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering this spring. The position will go to a mid-career or senior-level professor and enable them to take new risks in their research and teaching agenda, School leaders said.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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 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
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