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We took foam and made it better at Georgia Tech.

Foam. It’s pretty amazing for packing, but it there are some problems with many current kinds of foam.

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new type of foam – called capillary foam – that solves many of those problems.

“We’ve developed a way to make foams that is much easier and more broadly applicable that what is traditionally used.” says Sven Behrens, professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech

Research at America’s Universities Made Your Phone Smarter

Without the pioneering research your smartphone wouldn’t be quite so smart.  We’re talking Zach Morris phone here.

From touchscreens, to GPS, to lithium-ion batteries research at America’s universities took our phones out of the stone age.

See how AAU colleges have made phones smarter, piece by piece, in this online interactive graphic.

98 years ago today: Georgia Tech and the most lopsided victory in college football history… 222-0 

Coach John Heisman was a demanding perfectionist and peerless strategist. His teams used the Heisman shift, or jump shift, the forerunner to the T and I formations. His Tech teams didn’t huddle; instead, the quarterback shouted plays, or called a series of plays. Or sometimes, Heisman illegally hand-signaled plays from the sideline. He helped fight to legalize the forward pass, the essence of modern football.


And he masterminded the most lopsided, memorable game in college football history. In the spring of 1916, Tech’s baseball team (Heisman also coached baseball and basketball) was humiliated 22-0 by a Nashville pro team masquerading as Cumberland College. That fall, Cumberland decided to drop football, its athletic program in disarray. But Heisman was determined to avenge the baseball loss and embarrass the sportswriters who awarded the national championship to the highest-scoring team.


So Heisman offered Cumberland a $500 guarantee and an all-expenses-paid trip to Atlanta. Cumberland accepted and 19 players (most members of Kappa Sigma fraternity, with scant football knowledge) left Lebanon, Tenn., by train for Atlanta. Only 16 arrived, three getting lost in Nashville.


By the time it was over, Tech had scored 32 touchdowns and 222 points in just 45 minutes of play. And Heisman had proven his point about pointless point totals.

From Georgia Tech Athletics

Georgia Tech becomes first college in America to accept Bitcoin for stadium concessions, student dining, and shopping.

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At Saturday’s #Whiteout game vs. Miami, Georgia Tech will accept bitcoin in Bobby Dodd Stadium as a method of payment for stadium concessions. No cash or credit card required.

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It’s a partnership with Georgia Tech and BitPay, the world’s largest bitcoin payment provider. Oh, and BitPay was founded by two Georgia Tech alumni (Including this guy, Stephen Pair.)

More information about bitcoin and how it will work at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech student will sport first-ever 3D printed shoes during Miss America Pageant

Maggie Bridges, a senior at Georgia Tech, will be sporting these awesome shoes at the Miss America Pageant later this month.

“I feel like being a female at Tech, it’s kind of your duty to break stereotypes,” Maggie says.

Three Georgia Tech industrial design students helped Maggie design and construct the shoes.

Maren Sonne, Jordan Thomas, and Julia Brooks spent countless hours on the project.

After sketching out designs and discussing science and engineering themes, team of students ultimately decided to go with a riff on the Ramblin’ Wreck.

The students used a laser cutter to produce a finely detailed grill almost identical to to the front of Tech’s beloved Model A Sport Coupe.  The headlights were created on a 3D printer. The wheels affixed to the shoe are a combination of acrylic whitewalls, and 3D printed tires (complete with tread detail).


Those iconic white running boards were replicated by casting the basic shape, then heat molding the material to form to the shape of the shoe.  The students even paid attention to providing a Georgia Tech touch on the heels, using a laser cutter and create a complex black and gold honeycomb pattern.

Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, will wear the custom-engineered footwear in the Miss America parade to be held on September 13 in Atlantic City. The live broadcast of the finals will air on ABC Sunday, September 14th

We can help Maggie get into the finals by logging on and voting for Miss Georgia on http://www.missamerica.org/vote

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.

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President Peterson makes a mini-fridge look easy.

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

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Welcome to campus!

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

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#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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