News Briefs

News Briefs

Shayok Mukhopadhyay, an ECE grad student at GT Savannah, was chosen to compete in the 2010 US final for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. The competition brings together technology enthusiasts from around the world to solve challanges in a wide range of fields, from healthcare, environment, education and others. Mukhopadhyay and fellow team members will take part in the finals in April at Washington, D.C.

The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) and the School of ECE at Tech have received $40 million in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software from Agilent Technologies Inc. The gift is a multi-year commitment, starting this year and continuing through 2012. As part of the deal, qualified start-up companies can gain access to tools at GEDC for their first year and at a reduced rate for the following three years.

The Institute of International Education (IIE), has chosen Tech to receive the 2010 Andrew Heiskell Award for leading the nation in using international elements in the study of engineering. The Institute developed a global curriculum five years ago that is now known as the International Plan, involving 25 out of 35 undergraduate majors. The award will be presented on March 19.