Laurence J. Jacobs, associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Engineering.
Professor Glaucio Paulino has been selected as the winner of the Daniel C. Drucker Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Drucker Medal was established in 1997 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching and service to the community.
Professor John E. Taylor has been recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished engineering and construction professionals after being elected to the National Academy of Construction.
Election to the academy is reserved for exceptional leaders representing all sectors of the built environment who have made a significant impact on the engineering and construction industry. Taylor is one of 36 new members selected for the 2020 class through a rigorous peer nomination and election process.
Georgia Tech has announced the four communities that will be part of the 2020 Georgia Smart cohort—with three of the four projects led by CEE faculty members. The 2020 winning communities— Clayton County and the cities of Sandy Springs, Savannah, and Valdosta—will work with Georgia Tech and other community partners to improve their quality of life by promoting walkability, streamlining bus service, managing traffic signals and more.
A team led by Georgia Tech researchers has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to address declining transit ridership. The grant establishes the research consortium as one of four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs), which are funded to address critical transportation challenges facing the United States. Just four teams were selected from nearly 70 applications to receive the UTC grants.
Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy has been named the 2020 winner of Georgia Tech’s Curriculum Innovation Award. This award is given annually to one faculty member for improving the quality of education at Georgia Tech through pedagogical and curricular innovation.