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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

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

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