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Why We Love Georgia Tech’s President and First Lady So Much

During freshman move-in, Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson offers to help students and their families, and when he does, he actually carries heavy things.


President Peterson makes a mini-fridge look easy.


What better welcome to the university than the friendly face of Georgia Tech’s first lady, Val Peterson?


Welcome to campus!

Georgia Tech Named One of the Best Public Colleges in America by Money Magazine.


#12 Best Public Colleges

From Money: “For in-state students, Georgia Tech is one of the lowest-cost technology-focused colleges in MONEY’s top 50. The typical student has SAT scores in the 700s, and undergraduate classes are reported to be demanding.

Georgia Tech students, who have ample opportunities to assist in faculty research, do well on the job market, reporting average earnings of more than $60,000 within five years of graduation—just above the average for graduates of other tech schools.

Georgia Tech is also the top ranked instituttion in the State of Georgia.

#42 Georgia Tech
#62 University of Georgia
#156 Emory University
#307 Agnes Scott

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Georgia Tech Will Offer Full Scholarships to Top Atlanta Public Schools Students

Georgia Tech will of automatic admission and a full-tuition scholarship to valedictorians and salutatorians from every high school in the Atlanta Public Schools System.

Students will have to meet course requirements, that includes taking a math course at the pre-calculus level or above.

Students will be able to begin classes as early as the 2015 Summer semester.

Georgia Tech Named One of Top 10 Automotive Colleges in America by CarFax

CARFAX assembled a list of America’s top colleges for students looking to build a career in the automotive industry. Their recommendation: study mechanical engineering. Georgia Tech has that covered. Our Mechanical Engineering program is ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. and World Report.


CARFAX also looked at schools that don’t only focus on technical skills, but also give you the chance to build business knowledge, take part in extra-curricular competitions and get relevant work experience through internships and co-ops. We’ve got that covered too.

CARFAX writes: “In 2012, Georgia Tech’s George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering overhauled its curriculum to offer exceptional flexibility. Students can now choose to take a multidisciplinary path or concentrate in one specialized area.image

They also mentioned opportunities for the automotive-minded students at Georgia Tech: Formula SAE, Baja, Solar Car, HyTech and Wreck Racing teams

Here’s the list:
Georgia Tech
Michigan State
California Tech
UC Davis
Purdue University
Michigan Technical University
University of Michigan
Kettering University

Walking can recharge your spirit, soon it might recharge your smartphone.

By the end of 2014 some experts estimate there will be more mobile electronic devices on earth than people. Researchers at Georgia Tech have teamed up with the National Science Foundation to develop a  backpack device that captures mechanical energy from the natural vibration of human walking and converts it into electrical energy.

As the wearer walks, the rhythmic movement that occurs as his/her weight shifts from side to side causes the inside surfaces of the plastic sheets to touch and then separate, touch and then separate. The periodic contact and separation drives electrons back and forth, producing an alternating electric current.

The backpack will likely be able to generate between 2 and 5 watts of energy as the wearer walks—enough to charge a cell phone or other small electronic device. Awesome.

Georgia Tech Graduate is One of the World’s Elite Fighter Pilots

Lt. Jenny Lentz Moore (Aerospace Engineering, ‘05) is doing something only a handful of pilots in the world can even attempt. She’s landing F-18s on aircraft carriers at night. She’s featured in the latest edition of Georgia Tech Alumni magazine —

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