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Georgia Tech Rankings for 2011

posted Aug 26, 2011, 12:09 PM by Karl Hierholzer

No. 7 among public universities in the country
U.S. News & World Report

No. 1 industrial engineering graduate & undergraduate program in the country
U.S. News & World Report

No. 2 biomedical engineering graduate program in the country
U.S. News & World Report

No. 3 best college for making money
SmartMoney magazine

No. 13 among the world's top universities in engineering & information technology
London Times Higher Education/QS World University Rankings

Most Diverse Incoming Freshman Class

posted Aug 26, 2011, 11:25 AM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Aug 26, 2011, 11:33 AM ]

This fall Georgia Tech will enroll its most diverse incoming freshman class in the Institute’s 125-year history. This year's class boasts more African American and Hispanic students than last year as well as a record number of women for a freshman class at Tech. Quality is also at an all-time high, with the highest high school grade point average for a class at 3.88 and best average SAT score at 2030.

More than 1,000 female students are in the incoming class, which is more than an 8 percent increase from three years ago. African American, Hispanic and multi-racial enrollment has also been steadily increasing in recent years. Read more

Georgia Tech Again Named to the Honor Roll of "Great Colleges to Work For"

posted Aug 10, 2011, 11:14 AM by Karl Hierholzer

2011 Great Colleges to Work For logo

For the third consecutive year, Georgia Tech has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 “Great Colleges To Work For” Honor Roll. Tech was the only four-year public institution to receive the recognition.

“At Georgia Tech, we recognize that all accomplishments come through people,” said Scott Morris, associate vice president of Human Resources. “We are so pleased to be recognized for our efforts to support and develop an outstanding workforce.”

Georgia Tech was recognized in four out of twelve categories: confidence in senior leadership; job satisfaction; facilities, workspace and security; and work/life balance.  Read more

Tech Receives Top Recognition from Princeton Review

posted Aug 10, 2011, 10:40 AM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 10:44 AM ]

Campus Recreation Center

The Princeton Review ranked Georgia Tech's athletic facilities tops in the nation, according to their annual Best Colleges survey. The Institute edged out the University of Maryland, the United States Military Academy, Wabash College and Ohio State University for the No. 1 distinction.

Also, for the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Tech was also one of 16 schools included on the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, a measure of how environmentally friendly institutions rate on a scale of 60 to 99. The Institute, the only Georgia college included on the list, received the highest possible score (99). 

The annual college rankings are based on a survey of 122,000 students at 376 top colleges.  Read more

Engineers Without Borders Earns Accolades, Fundraises for Cameroon

posted Apr 1, 2011, 12:16 PM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 12:26 PM ]

Congratulations go to the Georgia Tech chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-GT), which was honored for its creation of a sustainable solar sanitation system at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s Open Minds competition last weekend in Washington, D.C. The team won first place in the event's video competition and was named runner-up for the People's Choice award.
The group designed a latrine that uses solar energy to inactivate disease-causing pathogens in waste and render it safe to use as fertilizer. The project is a collaboration of EWB-GT students, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and community leaders in Bolivia where the team has worked on installing protoypes of the system.

20th Annual Georgia Tech FOCUS Program

posted Jan 25, 2011, 6:53 AM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Feb 11, 2011, 1:25 PM ]

More than twenty years ago, Georgia Tech was faced with the challenge of increasing the number of advanced degrees it awarded to minority students. To address this challenge, Dr. William Wepfer, of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Dr. John White, dean of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering, began to develop an initiative to target the problem through focused recruitment.
"The main goal of FOCUS is to give prospective minority graduate students–and any student who will find the program beneficial–an opportunity to visit Georgia Tech and Atlanta and receive an overview of the graduate degree programs. We hope this visit will encourage each student to pursue an advanced degree at Georgia Tech or any other graduate school of their choice."  Read more 

First Hispanic Female Governor Elected In The United States

posted Nov 3, 2010, 8:00 AM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 11:14 AM ]

New Mexico elected the first Hispanic female governor in the history of the United States. She is pictured centered in blue. Republican Susana Martinez won governorship over Democrat Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010.   Read more

2010 Gubernatorial Debate by GPB led by GT SGA

posted Sep 30, 2010, 7:26 PM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 11:15 AM ]

Sunday, October 3rd at 7 PM
TV show on Georgia Public Broadcasting
Georgia Tech Student Government Association is hosting student-led debate between Roy Barnes, Nathan Deal, and John Monds.  Read more

Ivan Allen College of Georgia Tech ranked #7

posted Aug 26, 2010, 10:46 AM by Karl Hierholzer   [ updated Aug 27, 2010, 9:33 AM ]

The Ivan Allen College, the liberal arts college of Georgia Tech, is ranked Number 7 in the nation among public universities by the U.S. News & World Report. Our academic programs are internationally acclaimed models for liberal arts education in a technological age. A young and optimistic center of learning, research, graduate and professional studies, we are intrigued by the future and the possibility of shaping a better world.  Read more

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