Green Buzz

Tech Honored as Bicycle Friendly University

Just weeks after being recognized locally as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Partner of the Year, Tech earned the national honor of being named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. Tech earned a silver designation among the 2012 group of honorees, making it the easternmost university to earn that ranking or higher.

viaCycle Now Widely Available to Campus

After months of soldering metal, assembling parts and testing technology, a bike share program developed right on Tech’s campus is now open to all students, faculty and staff for use.

Darks, Lights and Greens: Dorm Laundries to Get Eco-Friendly Equipment

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that it will be upgrading all of its residence hall laundries, bringing them up-to-date environmentally.

“Georgia Tech strives to be a leader in sustainability and environmentally conscious programs,” said Rich Steele, acting executive director of Georgia Tech Auxiliary Services. “Our laundries need new equipment on a regular cycle and we wanted to make sure the improvements included energy efficient equipment.”

ISyE Student Ginny MacGowan Gains Valuable Experience Through Co-op Program

The co-op program at Georgia Tech allows students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to paid positions with companies and organizations in a real world setting.  Ginny MacGowan, an undergraduate student in the H.

Student Spotlight: Adjoa Aka

Adjoa Aka, an undergraduate student in the H.

Moinul Islam's Passion is in Humanitarian Logistics

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.

Donate Items for Earth Day Events

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:

March Issue of Recycling Buzz Details 15th Annual Earth Day Events

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.

The Tower in the Trees: Tech Named Tree Campus USA for Fourth Year

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 service-learning projects.

The Future of Nuclear Energy

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 decades.