News Briefs

Prof., alumnus join national academy

Barbara Boyan, the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering in the College of Biomedical Engineering and William George, who graduated from Tech in 1964 with a B.S. in IE were elected to the National Academy of Engineering this week. They, along with 66 others, were honored for their contributions to their respective fields.

 

Police hold Safety Day 

On Feb. 10, GTPD hosted their third annual campus safety day, featuring activities such as informational booths and Segway demonstrations. Sky Cop, a mobile surveillance system and GTPD’s newest safety tool, was also demonstrated. The GTPD continues to encourage students to sign up for Jacket Guardian and to remember their educational campaign modeled after the national “Say Something, See Something” initiative.

 

May speaks at White House

Gary May, the Dean of the College of Engineering, spoke at the White House in a ceremony stressing the need to attract students to the field of engineering earlier in their education and hold their attention until graduation as a method of improving the nation’s competitiveness. The White House’s goal is to graduate 10,000 new engineers each year by increasing through private sector incentives.