Undergraduate Students

Four Tech women win WTS Atlanta scholarships and move on to national competition

WTS Atlanta Chapter scholarship winners Michelle Henriques, Susan Jin, Becca Kiriazes and Abhilasha Saroj.

Once again, women studying transportation engineering at Georgia Tech have swept the WTS Atlanta chapter scholarship competition. Now, they’ll each compete with other chapter winners from across the nation.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Latest Field Notes podcast answers the question, what can you get out of mentoring?

Fourth-year civil engineering student Schayne Fox, left, said mentor Mary Shinners has become her go-to person for questions about everything from class schedules to preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering exams. Schayne and Shinnners, who finished her bachelor's in civil engineering in 2014 and her master's in 2015, met this summer through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's GOLD Mentoring Program. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)

A new episode of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering podcast Field Notes dropped Sept. 19 with the goal of shedding some light on what mentors can offer students.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Extending history: Civil and environmental undergrad programs remain among nation’s elite program in new U.S. News rankings

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's undergrad civil program is No. 2 in the nation and environmental is No. 4, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2019 survey (graphic includes photo of the Ramblin' Reck).

For the third consecutive year — and the fourth in the last five — Georgia Tech’s civil engineering bachelor’s degree has been ranked No. 2 in the nation, and both undergraduate programs remain in the top four.

Monday, September 10, 2018

New school chair talks about the future in the second-season debut of Field Notes podcast

Field Notes podcast logo with headphones

The sophomore season of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Field Notes podcast debuted August 15, featuring a conversation with new Karen and John Huff School Chair Donald Webster.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Haynes combines environmental and mechanical engineering in award-winning undergrad research

Environmental engineering senior Megan Haynes, center, with her mechanical engineering collaborators Andrey Gunawan, left, and Shannon Yee. Haynes has been doing research on desalination that recently won her second place in an American Society of Mechanical Engineers paper competition. (Photo Courtesy: Megan Haynes)

Environmental engineering senior Megan Haynes believes in the power of relationships. Maybe that explains why a challenge from her thermodynamics instructor in the fall has turned into a fruitful partnership with a mechanical engineering mentor and led her to reconsider where the future may lead.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tech undergrad competes for title of American Ninja Warrior

Civil engineering undergrad Elie Cohen flexes his biceps while holding his mandolin in front of an American Ninja Warrior 2018 sign. (Photo Courtesy: NBC)

Elie Cohen has taken his fitness regime to the extreme — and could take home the title of American Ninja Warrior for his efforts.

Monday, June 11, 2018

She started as an intern, now Rachel Brashear is helping Gilbane build Tech’s newest maker space

Rachel Brashear, a fourth-year civil engineering undergraduate, stands in front of the Van Leer Building and the under-construction Interdisciplinary Design Commons. Brashear has been working as the project's on-site engineer with Gilbane Building Company. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

When most students’ phones ring in class, it’s a friend or a parent or someone else who can wait. For Rachel Brashear, though, ignoring that phone call could slow progress on an $11 million renovation of Georgia Tech’s Van Leer Building.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A dream fulfilled: Dennard got in and got out

Sam Dennard, who graduates May 5 from Georgia Tech with a bachelor's in civil engineering and a job at Pond & Company waiting. (Photo: Rob Felt)

Sam Dennard was determined to attend Georgia Tech. The Suwanee, Georgia, resident started his secondary education while at Lambert High School as a dual enrollee at Gainesville State College (now the University of North Georgia). He thought transferring into Tech would go smoothly. It didn't.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Georgia-grown grads: Sanders celebrates two graduations, two degrees

Austin Sanders, who graduates from Georgia Tech with his bachelor's in civil engineering May 5. (Photo: Allison Carter)

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Austin Sanders will graduate again one week later. He is part of the dual-degree program between Georgia Tech and Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, and he'll finish with honors from both universities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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