CEEatGT Update: January 2017

Liquid assets
Water droplet
From providing clean water to managing water resources, CEEatGT researchers are working to help us understand and solve some of the world’s most difficult water problems. The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine took a deep dive into the work of Rafael Bras, Joe Brown, John Crittenden and Aris Georgakakos and looked into the planet’s water future.

A new view
Junior Maimuna Jallow at the Lake of Love in Bruges, Belgium. Jallow studied at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in the fall with help from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment. (Photo Courtesy: Maimuna Jallow)
Junior Maimuna Jallow’s fall semester at Georgia Tech-Lorraine showed her a wholly different Europe than she expected, taught her self-reliance, and revealed a new potential career interest. It also demonstrated the inherent similarities of all people around the world. Jallow called the semester abroad “life changing.”

10 questions
Howard T. Tellepsen Chair Armistead "Ted" Russell (Photo: Justen Clay/Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine)
In the second year of a huge project to develop the healthy, sustainable, livable cities of the future, Ted Russell and his colleagues have hit the ground in Minnesota to understand how climate change, parks and more affect city living. He answers 10 questions about how we can remake our cities.

Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series featuring Suzanne Shank. 11 a.m. February 21st in Mason 1133. Register now – space is limited.
Professor Terry Sturm

ASCE fellow The American Society of Civil Engineers elevated Professor Terry Sturm to fellow status, an honor reserved for only a tiny fraction of the society’s membership. Sturm has been a leader for decades in the group’s environmental and water resources division.

Arjun Bir talks about low-cost water tests at UNICEF in Bolivia. (Photo Courtesy: Arjun Bir)

Making a difference Arjun Bir was the fourth recipient of the Buchberg Scholarship from engineering firm SGH this month. The annual award recognizes a CEEatGT student who balances academics with involvement and service outside the classroom. Bir, a civil engineering junior, founded a group in his native India to improve local schools and raise money for scholarships. At Tech, he’s been working on water quality testing.

Associate Professor Kevin Haas

Innovating teaching Associate Professor Kevin Haas will help strengthen classroom teaching across the College of Engineering as part of a new fellowship program through Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Haas is one of the subject-matter experts with a track record of innovative teaching methods who will work with the center to bring new ideas and the latest teaching research to engineering classrooms.