CEEatGT Update: May 2015

Calming stormy waters
Stakeholders throughout the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin have agreed to a consensus water management plan, in an effort to solve decades of conflict in the massive watershed. The plan is the result of years of study and modeling from CEE’s Georgia Water Resources Institute.

Graduation headliners
Two of the three speakers at Georgia Tech’s spring commencement ceremonies this month were CEE alums. G. Wayne Clough and Gen. Philip Breedlove shared perspective and advice from their successful careers as leaders in high-profile jobs.

What do you desire?
June 1 is the deadline to apply for international travel funding from CEE's Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment. Whether it’s a study abroad program, an international internship, or an independent research trip abroad, don’t worry about the money. We’ve got you covered.

The truth about sanitation A first-of-its-kind test case in Mozambique will finally offer hard data about whether sanitation improvements actually make children healthier. Ph.D. student Jackie Knee is running the study with assistant professor Joe Brown.

Sustainable steel A partnership between the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems and Chinese researchers received a million dollar grant to improve the sustainability of China’s steel industry.

Unseen machines Associate professor Yang Wang’s tiny, wireless strain sensors hold tremendous promise for changing how we monitor and assess our infrastructure systems. Research Horizons magazine featured his work in a roundup of Georgia Tech researchers working with tiny machines.

Riding the rails There’s long been talk of high-speed rail running through Georgia, connecting Atlanta to other cities in the region. Assistant professor Kari Watkins joined GPB’s On Second Thought to outline the process of bringing the trains to the state as well as the pros and cons.

STEM challenges School Chair Reginald DesRoches joined Engineering Dean Gary May and other leaders on panels in Washington D.C. outlining the challenges for African-American men in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Flip advice Professor Donald Webster is recognized across campus for his work on “flipping” classes — providing video lectures to students to watch before class and using teaching time to work on problem solving. On a recent panel, he offered advice to his colleagues about how to use the flipped model to revamp their courses.

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