Travel behavior scholar Patricia Mokhtarian has been named the Susan G. and Christopher D. Pappas Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mokhtarian serves as the first-ever Pappas Professor, an honor made available this summer when the Pappas family created the new named position.
Donald Webster will exchange ideas with some of the country’s top engineering educators later this month. Webster has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s Eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium in Irvine, California. Only 48 engineering faculty members nationwide will attend.
Kari Watkins has a new platform and new resources to use in pushing her vision of sustainable transportation for our communities. Watkins, a well-known face around Atlanta and an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named to a new endowed position, the Frederick L. Olmsted Junior Faculty Professorship.
No single solution will be able to untangle one of metro Atlanta’s worst areas for traffic, the Perimeter Center at the top end of Interstate 285. Rather, Associate Professor Michael Hunter suggested to the Sandy Springs Reporter, the area needs a combination of approaches, from public transit and corporate shuttles to multi-use trails and telecommuting.
Associate Chair Susan Burns will participate in a new program this fall designed to prepare a handful of Georgia Tech faculty members for future leadership on campus and in academia. Burns is one of only 16 faculty members selected for the nine-month program’s inaugural class.