CEEatGT Update: September 2019

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CEE Maintains Outstanding Rankings
Students from the International Disaster Reconnaissance Studies course walk through ruined buildings in Old Beichuan, China. The city has been left as a memorial to those killed when it was rocked by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in central China. The site was one of the places students visited in China and Japan over Spring Break as they considered the impact of disasters and how communities rebuilt. (Photo Courtesy: Lynnae Luettich and Katie Popp)U.S. News and World Report's 2020 list of the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs once again features Georgia Tech civil engineering at No. 2 and environmental engineering at No. 4. Civil engineering maintains the No. 2 spot for the fourth consecutive year, while environmental engineering held on to the No. 4 spot for the second time in a row.

Faculty FeaturesHermann Fritz interviews a tsunami eyewitness

Professor Hermann Fritz was featured in WIRED magazine for his globetrotting field work over the past 15 years, utilizing cell phone footage among other tools to increase what scientists know about deadly tsunamis.

Career Expo Students meet with recruiters at the CEEatGT Career Expo

The two-day event featured representatives from almost 90 companies eager to hire civil and environmental engineering students. This year, the event almost doubled in size, leading for the first time to a two-day format.

Faculty PublicationsGlaucio Paulino demonstrates hyperbolic paraboloid origami.


For a study reported Sept. 17 in the journal Nature Communications, Professor Glaucio Paulino and fellow researchers examined first whether the popular hypar origami pattern that resembles the geometric hyperbolic paraboloid had the same physical characteristics as its geometric counterpart and tried to understand how its folds contribute to the formation of the pattern.

Cross-Cutting ResearchGroup photo of the attendees at the Smart Cities Digital Twins workshop

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Smart City Digital Twin Convergence Workshop was held Sept. 16-17 at the Coda building in partnership with Stanford University, Columbia University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The event brought together thought leaders from around the nation to discuss the future of this emerging technology.

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