Notes from the President

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2016 May 10

Every Georgia Tech Commencement is filled with success stories. Each graduate’s journey to that moment when he or she accepts the diploma before classmates, friends, and family is unique. But few have a more entertaining story to tell than Leo Benatar, a devoted friend to Georgia Tech since he graduated in 1951 with his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

2016 April 11

Georgia Tech’s FireHUD team took home the $5,000 People’s Choice Award, which goes to the fans’ favorite invention. Zachary Braun, a computer engineering major, and Tyler Sisk, an electrical engineering major, invented a real-time monitoring system and Head Up Display that provides biometric and environmental data to firefighters and the command-and-control center for the fire.

2016 March 23

As the winner, FireHUD will represent Georgia Tech in the ACC InVenture Prize. Wobble finished second in the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize. TruePani was named fan favorite. InVenture brings together student innovators from all academic backgrounds across campus in an effort to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. They identify problems and devise solutions that require not just technical knowledge, but creativity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and business acumen. 

2016 February 5

More than 75 Georgia Tech students, along with faculty and staff, participated Feb. 1 in the annual Georgia Tech Student Day at the Capitol.

2016 January 13

This month, as we do every January, Georgia Tech is hosting a series of special events as part of the Institute’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. It is an opportunity for the entire Georgia Tech community to come together and focus on the legacy bequeathed to us by this towering figure of the American civil rights movement, as well as to identify and discuss how we can make even greater strides going forward.