Alumni

Two CEE Alumni Win Engineer of the Year Awards

Anita Atkinson, CE 00, and John Pierson, MS EnvE 93, were among the seven impressive engineers selected to receive the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers’ annual Engineer of the Year Awards.

The awards, which recognize engineers in various industries and stages in their careers, honor licensed engineers for their contributions to the profession, the public welfare and humankind.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Scholarship Luncheon Brings Students and their Benefactors Together

When it comes to philanthropy, it’s not often that people are able to see the direct impact of their generosity.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Building a Career at the Intersection of Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Bill Higginbotham presents at the Hyatt Lecture on Feb. 6.

When it comes to leadership, Bill Higginbotham, CE 76, has learned many valuable lessons from the 13 businesses he’s founded over the course of his long and successful career. Actually, that number only includes his “real” businesses—in geotechnical consulting, energy and environmental management, construction, venture capital and more. But Higginbotham is a natural entrepreneur who has started businesses over the course of his life doing everything from cleaning pools to landscaping to buying and selling vintage sports cars.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Messner Faculty Challenge Funds 7 New Chairs and Professorships

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is ending 2019 on a high note, having doubled its endowed faculty chairs and professorships over the past year, thanks to the Messner Faculty Challenge Grant.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CE Alumnus Tapped to Serve as Georgia Board of Regents Chair

Sachin Shailendra portrait

At its November meeting, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia elected Sachin Shailendra, a civil engineering alumnus from Georgia Tech, to serve as its chair for the coming year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

John Huff Shares Advice for Leadership and Life

John Huff, CE 68, delivered the fall 2019 lecture in the Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 3. (Photo: Amelia Neumeister)

In three decades of leadership, John Huff, CE 68, has helped Oceaneering International Inc. become the premier organization in underwater technologies. He grew the business from a small diving company to a highly successful corporation with pioneering technologies that have been used to explore deep ocean basins and outer space. He has achieved a lot in the business world, and he says that understanding people is a key to leadership and success.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Messner Challenge update: Evans, Moorman family latest to endow new professorships

Alumni Dwight Evans and Wick Moorman, with his wife Bonnie. They've each established new endowed professorships to support faculty in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Alumni Dwight Evans and Charles “Wick” Moorman still remember the professors who taught them the fundamentals of civil engineering. Now they’re both establishing new endowed professorships in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering to ensure the very best faculty continue to inspire the next generation of students in the School.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

NSF workshop sets out to define ‘bio-inspired geotechnics’ and lay groundwork for new collaborations

Alejandro Martinez welcomes engineers, biologists, physicists and others to the First International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Geotechnics in May at the University of California, Davis. The unique gathering aimed to better define the emerging field of bio-inspired geotechnics and connect researchers from a broad range of disciplines to collaborate on groundbreaking ideas in the area. (Photo: Noah Pflueger-Peters/UC Davis)

A melting pot of experts with research interests as diverse as geotechnical engineering, termite burrowing, tree physiology, granular physics and soft robotics trickled in from around the world in late May for the First International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Geotechnics. The NSF-funded workshop brought together 60 experts from engineering and science research, as well as industry, to foster dialogue and collaborations to better establish the field of bio-inspired geotechnics.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Patented Calling: Best-selling author, TV expert and civil engineer Andrea Hence Evans helps entrepreneurs protect their ideas

Andrea Hence Evans, BCE 1999, who's now an intellectual property attorney outside Washington. (Photo Courtesy: Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans)

Andrea Hence Evans finished her bachelor’s degree in 1999 and now runs her own intellectual property law firm outside Washington, D.C. In that sense, she’s an entrepreneur. But she also spends all of her time helping entrepreneurs and other businesses protect their ideas.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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