MARCH 2014 - FIELD NOTES - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech

Student Town Hall Meeting
March 26, 2014 | 4:00 P.M. | Mason Building

CEEatGT students: Join Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor Reginald DesRoches for our Spring Town Hall Meeting (click to RSVP). The Chair will present on the status of CEEatGT, answer questions in an open forum, and provide free pizza to all guests following the event.
- Mason Building, 1st floor Tucker Lecture Hall #1133
- Be sure to tweet questions and comments before and during the event using hashtag #AskDrDR

USNWR ranks CEEatGT Graduate Civil Engineering No. 5, Environmental No. 4
We can't help but think U.S. News and World Report's 2015 national rankings are something to buzz about. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology ranks No. 4 in graduate environmental engineering and No. 5 in graduate civil engineering...

Where can a degree from CEEatGT take you? 10 questions with Michael Wong
One of the most frequently asked questions our School's Student Services Group receives from students interested in our programs is, "What can I do with a degree from CEEatGT?". Alumnus Michael Wong has a few ideas...

CE, ID, BME student team competing in the InVenture Prize Finals
Wonder Women and Georgia Tech seniors Brandie Banner (CE), Jasmine Burton (ID - and a CEE Communications student assistant!), Erin Cobb (ID), and Becky Byler (BME) have designed an inexpensive mobile toilet system for Muslim refugees...

ACI SDC visits CEEatGT Structures Lab
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation's Strategic Development Council (SDC) recently visited Georgia Tech's Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory. CEEatGT faculty and students led the tour, showcasing research projects throughout the facility...

Professor Lawrence F. Kahn to speak at CoA Symposium
Join CEEatGT Professor Lawrence F. Kahn as he speaks at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture's symposium "The Crystal Palace: London 1851" on April 5, 2014. Listen to speakers from several colleges and schools talk about the Palace's history, designers, and builders...

Kari Watkins' OneBusAway app tracks MARTA and Georgia Tech transit
The mobile app OneBusAway, which tracks public transportation in real time, now includes arrival times for MARTA trains in addition to the MARTA buses and Georgia Tech shuttles already featured in the app...

CEEatGT graduate students present at the second annual STEM expo
Yixuan Sun and Longde Jin, graduate students working with Professor Haiying Huang of the CEEatGT GeoSystems Engineering group, gave poster presentations at the Second Annual Georgia Tech STEM Education Research Expo...

There's still time! Enter the CEEatGT foreCAST Initiative and receive $1,000
Between now and April 1, 2014, actively-enrolled School students and interdisciplinary groups of students can create and submit short videos related to a range of topics about the past, present, and future of civil and environmental engineering...

Deadline Extended: $5,000 per year Buchberg Scholar Award and Internship
Please apply soon! Applications are now due March 31, 2014. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) has established the Buchberg Scholar Award to encourage undergraduate college students who strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives, including their civil engineering studies...

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Today School Chair Dr. DesRoches fielded grad students' questions. Curious about something? Tag @CEEatGT to #AskDrDR

March 17 - March 21
Georgia Tech Spring Break
Wishing you a safe, relaxing, and fun spring break!

Every Thursday until April 24, 2014. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Georgia Tech Spring Farmer's Market
Tech Walkway
Spring is coming and so is the Georgia Tech Farmers Market! This market not only allows students to stock up on sustainable and healthy food, it also provides them a chance to interact with local farmers and support Georgia’s economy. Opportunities like this market help make Tech’s community an active and educated part of the local food system. [Learn more]

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