Sustainability

Amekudzi-Kennedy elected to National Academy of Construction

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy.

Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy has joined the ranks of the nation’s most distinguished engineering and construction professionals as one of the newest members of the National Academy of Construction.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Clough, Crittenden co-author National Academy report on grand challenges in environmental engineering

Cover design for the new National Academy of Engineering report, "Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Address Grand Challenges." It features the Earth in the center with photos around the circumference of a child drinking water from a spigot, a piece of glacier breaking off, a bulldozer atop piles of trash, a city skyline, and professional-looking people gathered around a laptop.

Professor John Crittenden and President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough have helped chart the course for the future of environmental engineering in a new report from the National Academy of Engineering. Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Address Grand Challenges lays out five grand challenges facing society that environmental engineers are uniquely positioned to address — but answering these challenges will require an evolution in environmental engineering education, research and practice, according to the report.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Smith Paris-bound next year as Chateaubriand Fellow

Ph.D. student Scotty Smith, who will spend six months living in Paris next year as a Chateaubriand Fellow.

Civil engineering Ph.D. student Scotty Smith is moving to France — at least temporarily.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NSF awards graduate fellowship to Francisco for work helping people understand their energy use and act more sustainably

Ph.D. student Abby Francisco, who has received a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

If we tell people how they’re using energy, can we encourage them to conserve and change their behavior? That question drives School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Abby Francisco, who has just learned the National Science Foundation is supporting her work through a graduate research fellowship.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jin wins ACI scholarship for his work on concrete sustainability

Ph.D. student Bill Jin, this year's winner of the Robert H. Kuhlman Student Scholarship from the Georgia chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

The Georgia chapter of the American Concrete Institute has awarded Ph.D. student Bill Jin $5,000 to support his studies and his research into green concrete material technology.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Brosofsky’s natural herbicide project wins national higher ed sustainability award

Grace Brosofsky, BSEnvE 2017, stands with her Student Sustainability Leadership award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. (Photo Courtesy: Grace Brosofsky)

For years, newly minted alumna Grace Brosofsky has been driven to find a safe, organic way to control weeds.

Monday, October 30, 2017

ARCS awards go to 4 grad students

Calvin Clark, Xenia Wirth, Osvaldo Broesicke and Anna Skipper, who have each earned a scholarship from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation for 2017.

Osvaldo Broesicke, Calvin Clark, Anna Skipper and Xenia Wirth have each earned more funding from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation to support their studies and open up opportunities to advance their research.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Smart Cities: Innovative approaches combining engineering, technology and the social sciences are boosting the urban IQ

Smart Cities graphic with a rendering of the city of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech has been intensifying its smart cities initiative, including membership in the national MetroLab Network and the launch of a new faculty council with members from more than a dozen university units. Tech has long been working in the, but the now the Institute is organizing all the research that’s happening to have a bigger impact.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Study abroad and sustainability in the world's largest city

Students in the Japan Program on Sustainable Development traveled all over Japan during the first week of the program and saw some iconic landmarks, like this "floating" torii gate on the island Miyajima. The group includes students from Georgia Tech, Tokyo Tech in Japan, and faculty members from Tech’s College of Engineering. (Photo: Alexandra Akosa)

Tokyo, the largest metropolitan area in the world, is home to almost 38 million people. While “sustainability” might not be the word that comes to mind upon hearing about a city of this size and magnitude, the city manages to grow without depleting of Japan’s natural resources. That's why Tokyo was chosen as the setting for the new Japan Program on Sustainable Development — a collaboration between Georgia Tech's College of Engineering and Tokyo Tech.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kennedy keynotes University of Toronto E-week research day

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy delivered the keynote address for the University of Toronto Centre for Global Engineering’s Research Day March 17, focusing on sustainability thinking.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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