Georgia Tech President Emeritus Wayne Clough says engineers must be part of the broader conversation about the challenges facing our global society in the 21st century. In a new video for the academic journal Elementa, Clough says engineers need to develop their public-facing voice on the big issues that do (and will) confront our communities.
How will we build the cities of the future in a sustainable way? A new National Science Foundation-funded research network will connect scientists at nine universities with infrastructure groups, public policy experts, and industry partners to reimagine cities. Georgia Tech will be an anchor of the $12 million network, which will be led by the University of Minnesota, and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ted Russell will serve as a co-director.
One of the world’s most prestigious honors will go to School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor John Crittenden this fall. The National Water Research Institute named Crittenden the winner of the 2015 Clarke Prize July 20, citing his contributions to the sustainability of urban water resources.
A group of Georgia Tech researchers led by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's John Crittenden has won a four-year grant to improve the environmental sustainability of the Chinese steel industry.
Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy delivered the keynote talk at the 2015 Conference of the Integrated Network of Social Sustainability in Charlotte earlier this month. Amekudzi-Kennedy spoke on creating enduring and human-centered wealth using portfolio capital asset management to plan for and evaluate civil infrastructure decisions.
If first-year Georgia Tech student Grace Brosofsky has her way, all of the landscaping across the Tech campus will be maintained without using any chemical herbicides in the coming years. And the whole idea grew out of a conflict between her parents over how to best keep their north Georgia lawn weed-free.
A paper outlining a new approach to teaching about sustainability and infrastructure co-authored by Armistead Russell appears in the just-published fall issue of The Bridge, the signature publication of the National Academy of Engineering. The paper covers the development, implementation and assessment of a new summer course they have delivered over the last two years.