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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

Turnipseed elected to Engineering Hall of Fame, College honors Bir’s impact at alumni awards

Civil engineering alumnus G. Ben Turnipseed, who was inducted into the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame April 6. (Photo: Gary Meek)

G. Ben Turnipseed has joined the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for alumni who have reached the highest levels of professional achievement.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Higginbothams answer Messner challenge, endow new professorship

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham at dusk with the Midtown Atlanta skyline in the background. (Photo: Gary Meek)

For William E. “Bill” Higginbotham, BCE 1976, it was a no-brainer. The opportunity to endow a professorship in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering "at half price" was to good a bargain.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Stewart, Watkins and a baker’s dozen alumnae make list of influential women in Georgia engineering

Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia graphic from Engineering Georgia magazine, including headshots of many of the women on the list.

Georgia Tech civil and environmental engineers are well represented on Engineering Georgia’s second annual list of the 100 most influential women in Georgia. Faculty members Lauren Stewart and Kari Watkins made the list, along with 13 other women who studied in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Messners launch $5M faculty endowment challenge

Michael and Jenny Messner. (Photo Courtesy: The Messners)

Longtime School of Civil and Environmental Engineering supporters Jenny and Michael Messner have made a transformational donation that will match $5 million in gifts that support the School’s faculty.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Family traditions, entrepreneurship link new members of School’s advisory board

The new members of the School's External Advisory Board: Raul Delgado, Fred Carlson, Art Williams, Murray Griffin and Rebecca Nease.

The newest members of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering External Advisory Board exhibit a decidedly entrepreneurial streak.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Where can a CEEatGT degree take you? Newest Field Notes podcast has some unexpected answers

Alumni Jim Anderson, Andrea Hence Evans and Rick Garcia, who all studied civil engineering but have ended up in far different careers.

A civil or environmental engineering degree from Georgia Tech can prepare students for all kinds of jobs that design and build our communities, protect the environment, and make people’s lives better. But it can also lead to interesting and unexpected places. The latest Field Notes podcast from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering gathers a small sample of some of those stories.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hyatt speaker Wassim Selman offers his one key factor for success: Always keep people in the equation

Wassim Selman, a triple alumnus of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, delivered the fall 2018 lecture in the Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 2. Selman focused on the importance of keeping people in the equation — and even presented his own equation for how to do that. (Photo: Qiusen Huang)

Hyatt speaker Wassim Selman did a little bit of time traveling in his presentation to School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students, faculty and alumni Oct. 2.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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