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Awards recognize CEE’s top scientists, researchers, teachers and staff members

CEE Awards Plaques (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering recognized excellence in research, teaching and staff support at the School’s annual awards ceremony Nov. 14. Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches handed out 17 awards to students, faculty and staff along with Ted Russell, chair of the School’s awards committee.

Monday, November 14, 2016

WATCH: MARTA Army crowdfunding trash cans at East Point bus stops

Screen shot of Ph.D. student Simon Berrebi's interview with WSB-TV in Atlanta about his group's effort to crowdfund trash cans for East Point bus stops.

MARTA advocacy group MARTA Army has reached a deal with the City of East Point to provide trash cans around MARTA bus stops to fight a growing litter problem. And they’re doing it with a crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Georgia Tech students sweep WTS Atlanta scholarships

WTA Atlanta scholarship winners Xiaodan Xu, Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson and Cindy Bledsoe.

The Atlanta chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar gave all four of its college-level scholarships to Georgia Tech civil engineering students at a ceremony last week.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Undergrad civil and environmental programs rise in 2017 U.S. News rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranks Georgia Tech's civil engineering program No. 2 in the nation and the environmental engineering program No. 4.

Georgia Tech’s civil engineering program has tied for second in the nation in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best undergraduate engineering degrees in the country, up one spot from the 2016 list. The environmental engineering program climbed to No. 4.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

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