The grassroots group organized by Georgia Tech students to improve the transit experience for metro Atlanta deployed at the beginning of the work week to help first-time riders navigate the system. The MARTA Army positioned volunteers at nine MARTA train stations to help people opting to ride public transit for the first time after a section of Interstate 85 collapsed March 30.
Students and former students came together for lunch March 14 at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. And though most had never met each other, they shared a permanent and life-altering link. The event gathered scholarship and fellowship recipients and the families who are helping pay for the students’ education.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has released the first episode of a new podcast that will feature conversations with students, faculty and alumni to explore ideas and help people connect with the School. The aim of the first edition is to help high school students better understand the School and careers in civil or environmental engineering.
Maimuna Jallow, a third-year civil engineering major, came back to campus this spring after a semester studying in Europe. With funding from the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment, Jallow took classes at Georgia Tech-Lorraine and explored the continent. Jallow said her months abroad left her with “newfound personal strength, courage, independence, and a strong appreciation of public transportation and infrastructure.”
Engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger has selected civil engineering junior Arjun Bir for the 2017 Buchberg Scholarship. The award recognizes academic success as well as involvement beyond the classroom. It’s named for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Brandon Buchberg.
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.
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.