Aside from academics, there is vast potential for personal growth and learning. For me, the Graduate Student Government Association is where I decided to learn outside the classroom and lab.
After one of the most successful basketball seasons in recent memory, the NBA lockout could not have come at a worse time. Ratings went through the roof, and merchandise sales shot up for the first time since the mid-’90s. Walking around town, everyone was talking about the NBA finals, and how exciting the down-to-the-wire games were going. It’s undeniable that the media portraying the Miami Heat as villains and making everyone’s home team a “good guy” against them seriously boosted the appeal of watching the NBA.
On May 6, a lifelong dream and aspiration came to fruition when I was announced as the next dean of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. As I assume this new role, I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that we will all take on together within engineering and with other colleges and units across campus.