Undergraduate Students

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

ASCE chapter wins first place at regional conference

The ASCE concrete canoe team launches their vessel for the women’s sprint race, where chapter president Caroline Stanton and conference chair Alesa Stallman placed second after winning their heat. (Photo: Vy Le)

The Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers won the top overall chapter award at the regional Carolinas Conference April 5-7. The student group also won the hydraulics, transportation and environmental competitions and placed in the top three in four other categories.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Simple, low-cost E. coli test wins MIT Water Innovation Prize

Civil engineering senior Arjun Bir and his Oasis team, center, won the $15,000 grand prize in the MIT Water Innovation Prize competition April 4. The team created a simple, inexpensive test for detecting E. coli in drinking water in India. (Photo: Andi Sutton/Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab at MIT)

Civil engineering undergrad Arjun Bir won MIT's Water Innovation Prize for his $3 E. coli test designed for his native India.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Clark Foundation gives Tech $15M to expand access to engineering education

James Clark, former president and CEO of Clark Construction and founder of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. The foundation has given Georgia Tech $15 million to create a Clark Scholars Program for students who want to study engineering. (Photo Courtesy: A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation)

The A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation is giving $15 million to the Georgia Tech College of Engineering to establish a Clark Scholars Program that will help talented students with financial need study engineering.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Kyaw wins Chi Epsilon national scholarship, a first for Georgia Tech

Fourth-year civil engineering student Lin Htet Kyaw, who has won a national scholarship from Chi Epsilon.

Lin Htet Kyaw has made history as the first student from Georgia Tech to win a national scholarship from Chi Epsilon, the civil engineering honor society.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Week in Japan takes origami engineering class to the roots and pioneers of their subject

Fizza Hassan, center, stands in front of the Sensoji Buddhist Temple in Tokyo's Asakusa neighborhood. Hassan, a civil engineering master's student, traveled to the city with her classmates from an origami engineering course she took at Georgia Tech in the fall taught by Glaucio Paulino. The class visited attractions around Japan and learned about origami principles from Paulino's collaborators in the country. (Photo Courtesy: Fizza Hassan)

When you want to learn about origami, what better way than to go meet the people and experience the culture responsible for its creation?

Monday, February 26, 2018

New Feldman endowment offers students $1K to do something extra when they study abroad

Four photos: Spices in Istanbul, Turkey; a silhouetted figure takes in the water and mountains in Interlaken, Switzerland; a young woman stands in front of Stonehenge in England; and a dive swims near colorful coral at the Great Barrier Reef.

Jim Feldman never studied abroad when he was a student at Georgia Tech. But his children have, and their experiences made him want to help School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students who want to go overseas.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Struggling at Tech, Sharani White almost transferred; instead, she graduates this fall with a job and grad school waiting

Sharani White poses in her cap and gown with Midtown Atlanta in the background. White struggled in her first year, to the point that she almost had to transfer. But now she's finished her civil engineering degree and has been accepted to graduate school. (Photo: Titilayo Funso)

Sharani White still remembers every detail about the conversation with her parents after her first year at Georgia Tech. She had returned home to Gonzales, Louisiana, and had to tell them a difficult truth: She was struggling.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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