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Two weeks in China and Japan teaches students about disaster engineering, Asian culture — and themselves

The International Disaster Reconnaissance Studies class on the Great Wall of China, one of their first stops during their two-week trip to China and Japan.

They climbed the Great Wall of China and explored the Forbidden City. They visited a town destroyed by an earthquake then preserved as a monument to the lives lost. They saw baby pandas and flood control systems, Japanese towns devastated by a tsunami and the Hiroshima memorial. But in the end, it was the relationships they built and an overnight summit of Mt. Fuji in Japan that etched this trip into the memories of four engineering students who traveled to China and Japan in early August.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rethinking career and competition: Australian culture, respect for native tribes make an impression on Andrew Melissas

Civil engineering undergrad Andrew Melissas diving during his semester studying abroad in Australia. (Photo Courtesy: Andrew Melissas)

Civil engineering undergraduate Andrew Melissas spent his spring semester studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, with support from the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment. He calls that time “the best four months of my life.”

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Civil engineering program 7th in the world, 3rd in U.S. in new global rankings

ShanghaiRankings Academic Program Ranking: Civil Engineering No. 7

Georgia Tech routinely ranks among the United States’ premiere civil engineering programs. Now a new listing of the best universities around the globe confirms Georgia Tech is one of the premiere places on Earth to become a civil engineer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lindsey’s thoughts on engineers and ethics win her ASCE’s Daniel Mead Prize

Senior Maggie Lindsey in Costa Rica with one of the young students who will attend a primary school she helped design and build.

Maggie Lindsey has won second place in the American Society of Civil Engineers Daniel Mead Prize competition for her essay on professional ethics in foreign countries.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Class bikes through the Netherlands to study sustainable transportation

The Sustainable Transportation Abroad class outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

A group of Georgia Tech students has just returned from two weeks studying bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands and contrasting the Dutch approach to American standards. The overwhelming consensus: it’s not just bicycles that define the Dutch transportation system. Rather, it's the integration of biking with all forms of public transit and infrastructure planning that makes the Netherlands’ famed bike culture a way of life.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Shellby Miller’s trip to Kiritimati Island illustrates stark realities of climate change

Coral reef off Kiritimati Island. (Photo: Pamela Grothe)

Senior Shellby Miller traveled to Kiritimati Island in March to collect coral samples for her undergraduate research project investigating whether scientists can use some coral species chemical signals to track sea-surface temperatures. This is part of an ongoing series of essays from across the globe written by CEE students who have traveled abroad with the support of the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Women in Engineering selects Gadsby for 2016 Helen Grenga Award, gives scholarships to 18 others

Helen Grenga Award winner April Gadsby with Associate Chair Susan Burns.

Senior April Gadsby has won this year’s Helen Grenga Outstanding Engineer Award from Georgia Tech’s Women in Engineering. She received the award April 12 at the organization’s annual banquet.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nearly shovel-ready roundabout design wins first place at Capstone Design Expo

The winning CEE team at the spring 2016 Capston Design Expo pictured with Assistant Professor Kari Watkins, left: Lilian Ayala, Sage Roberts, John Bolen and Ryan Liu.

A design for a tricky roundabout in Cobb County, Georgia, won the top prize for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering projects at the spring 2016 Capstone Design Expo April 26.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Capstone Expo teams present road studies, wind-tunnel tests, police HQ designs

The four projects School of Civil and Environmental Engineering teams will present at the 2016 Capstone Design Expo.

For only the second time, teams from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be participating in Georgia Tech’s Capstone Design Expo April 26. The event gathers seniors from disciplines across campus who are completing projects in their senior design or capstone design courses. Four teams of CEE students will be among them this year.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April Gadsby wins Sigma Xi’s undergraduate research award for her work on intelligent and sustainable infrastructure

Senior April Gadsby

Senior April Gadsby has won one of Georgia Tech’s highest honors for undergraduate researchers, the Sigma Xi Best Undergraduate Research Award. Gadsby, who will start on her master’s degree in May through the BS/MS program, has been working with James Tsai on intelligent and sustainable infrastructure asset management, including co-authoring a paper on a new method of preserving pavement.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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