Social Media

Where can a CEEatGT degree take you? Newest Field Notes podcast has some unexpected answers

Alumni Jim Anderson, Andrea Hence Evans and Rick Garcia, who all studied civil engineering but have ended up in far different careers.

A civil or environmental engineering degree from Georgia Tech can prepare students for all kinds of jobs that design and build our communities, protect the environment, and make people’s lives better. But it can also lead to interesting and unexpected places. The latest Field Notes podcast from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering gathers a small sample of some of those stories.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Silence to sound: Looking at Twitter posts from 2017’s Hurricane Harvey shows lack of activity can tell first responders where trouble’s brewing

Floodwaters cover Port Arthur, Texas, on August 31, 2017, following Hurricane Harvey. Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez took this photo from a South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during rescue operations following the storm. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez, U.S. Air National Guard)

With another hurricane season beginning June 1 — and some forecasters predicting another busy one — researchers in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are working on a tool to help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm while also helping civilians more effectively plug in to disaster response efforts.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Watkins weighs in on the terrible tweets of transit riders

Apparently public transit agencies around the country get some pretty nasty feedback on social media, especially Twitter. Atlantic Media’s CityLab asked Kari Watkins about the phenomenon.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Subscribe to Social Media