Undergraduate Students

Tech Students Win 1st Place in Steel Bridge Competition

The Georgia Tech chapter of the American Institute of Steel Construction is sending its steel bridge team to the national competition in June.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Winning Teams Display Innovative Technology at Entrepreneurial Impact Competition

Timothy Purvis, wearing a blue collared shirt, speaks during the virtual Entrepreneurial Impact Competition. At the bottom of the screen are boxes with the other participants, and the Georgia Tech logo is at the bottom right.

In the first annual Entrepreneurial Impact Competition, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering celebrated innovation and recognized two student teams with $5,000 prizes for their ideas to detect microplastics and disinfect drinking water.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Yang Selected for Sigma Xi's Best Undergraduate Research Award

Laura Yang wears a striped sweater and poses in front of a wooden background with a plant visible in the lower right corner

CEE student Laura Yang has been selected for the 2021 Sigma Xi Best Undergraduate Research Award, one of Georgia Tech’s highest honors for an undergraduate researcher.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Finding a Community Through Scholarship

Victoria Lynn, at right, smiles wearing a red striped shirt. To the left is a gold chevron with the words A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.

When Victoria Lynn first visited campus as a sophomore in high school and set her eyes on Tech Tower, she instantly knew that Georgia Tech was her dream school. Lynn joined the robotics team in her junior year of high school, helping her discover her passion for engineering and further confirming that Tech was where she belonged.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Four Finalists to Compete in Entrepreneurial Impact Competition

Following an open call for entries from students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, four finalists were selected for the final round of the first annual Entrepreneurial Impact Competition on Friday, March 19th at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Georgia Tech Team Wins Grand Challenge Award in ASCE Innovation Contest

A team from Georgia Tech has won the Grand Challenge Award from the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Innovation Contest with a concept that could change the way engineers detect microplastics in water.

The award is the latest accomplishment for the recent Tech graduates, who began working on their innovative device called River Recon as a senior design project and are now in the process of filing a patent for their prototype.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Elisabeth McDonnell to Engineer Clean Water Solutions Abroad

Elisabeth McDonnell will be graduating in December with a B.S. in environmental engineering.

Elisabeth McDonnell, a fifth-year environmental engineering major, is just days away from graduating, but also from leaving the country for at least two years. In January, she will be heading to Sierra Leone to work for a company called Water4, which empowers local communities to lead projects that bring them clean water.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Video: CEE Panel Discussion on Race

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering leadership team held a panel and open discussion on George Floyd’s death, race in America, and envisioning a better future on June 10.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Student Team Creates Microplastics Detection Device

The four members of the student team River Recon pose in front of the Atlanta skyline

Covid-19 forced the academic year to be completed remotely, but it didn’t stop hardworking students from showcasing their impressive senior design projects. The spring 2020 design teams gave their presentations virtually in lieu of the Capstone Design Expo that typically marks the end of the semester for graduating seniors.  

Friday, June 12, 2020


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