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Turnipseed elected to Engineering Hall of Fame, College honors Bir’s impact at alumni awards

Civil engineering alumnus G. Ben Turnipseed, who was inducted into the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame April 6. (Photo: Gary Meek)

G. Ben Turnipseed has joined the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for alumni who have reached the highest levels of professional achievement.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Simple, low-cost E. coli test wins MIT Water Innovation Prize

Civil engineering senior Arjun Bir and his Oasis team, center, won the $15,000 grand prize in the MIT Water Innovation Prize competition April 4. The team created a simple, inexpensive test for detecting E. coli in drinking water in India. (Photo: Andi Sutton/Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab at MIT)

Civil engineering undergrad Arjun Bir won MIT's Water Innovation Prize for his $3 E. coli test designed for his native India.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bir wins 2017 Buchberg Scholarship from SGH

Arjun Bir talks about low-cost water tests at UNICEF in Bolivia. (Photo Courtesy: Arjun Bir)

Engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger has selected civil engineering junior Arjun Bir for the 2017 Buchberg Scholarship. The award recognizes academic success as well as involvement beyond the classroom. It’s named for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Brandon Buchberg.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

#GTBolivia: Spring Break research trip aims to make water safer in Bolivia

Students collecting water samples along Bolivia's Choqueyapu River.

While many Georgia Tech students enjoyed some time away from classes during Spring Break, students in Joe Brown's "Environmental Technology in the Developing World" class were working to improve the lives of Bolivians. Join us on their journey, through the students' own words and pictures.

Friday, April 1, 2016
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