By Moinul Islam
Moinul Islam is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech whose doctoral research interest is in humanitarian logistics. He graduated in 2003 from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Below, he writes about his research focus in ISyE and the factors that motivate him.
Kick off your spring-cleaning efforts by gathering items to contribute to Georgia Tech’s Earth Day efforts.
Members of the campus community may donate used athletic shoes, clothing, E-waste, office supplies or books for one of the following Earth Day projects:
The spring semester marches along, and the March issue of the Recycling Buzz newsletter is now available.
Preparations for Georgia Tech’s 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration have begun. The Earth Day Celebration will be on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech Walk and volunteer registration is now open.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation
named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective
community forestry management.
Tech achieved the 2011 designation
by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a
tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures
for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student
Last March, the world watched closely as Japan struggled
to contain a series of equipment failures, hydrogen explosions and releases of
radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The historic tsunami following the 9.0-magnitude
earthquake destroyed the reactors’ connection to the power grid, causing them
to overheat. Hundreds of people were exposed to increased levels of radiation.
Thousands more were evacuated. Although Japanese officials have since declared
the plant stable, the cleanup will be expensive and is expected to take
AASHE's award for student research on campus sustainability recognizes outstanding student research that advances the field of campus sustainability. Students are invited to submit research papers on campus sustainability. The papers may be of any length, not previously published, written in English, and completed within the 12-months prior to the application deadline. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards.
Each semester, thousands of students move out of Georgia Tech's residence halls leaving behind an amazing assortment of used books, clothing, food, electronics, appliances and furniture. Since 1997, the Georgia Tech Recycling program has collected these student donations in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cindy Jackson, the Recycling Program manager, said the purpose of the student move-out collection is to "divert
The Georgia Institute of Technology today received the 2008 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) College and University Recycling Award. AF&PA's awards program recognizes outstanding school, business, and community recycling efforts.
Today's awards were presented during the industry's 131st Annual Paper Week, where it was also announced that a record 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2007.
The Georgia Tech Athletic Association is installing photocells and solar breakers to decrease the amount of energy used by Bobby Dodd stadium's lights during the day. The Technique reports how the work of students made this switch possible.
The U.S. is using less energy today per dollar of economic activity than at any time in modern history. So why are electricity prices rising? The answers are numerous. Visit www.gatech.edu/energybuzz to check out the Georgia Tech Energy Sustainability Index featuring articles by Nobel Prize Laureate and Georgia Tech Professor of Public Policy, Dr. Marilyn Brown.