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Returning to campus will require changes to protocols around physical distancing, cleaning, and testing.

Campus Leaders Share Plan to Return to Campus

During an online town hall campus leaders discussed the plan to safely return to campus this fall.

SlothBot is a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below. It has been installed for testing in the Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

‘SlothBot in the Garden’ Demonstrates Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot

Visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden can observe the testing of SlothBot, a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world’s most endangered species.

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Surveys Gauge Comfort with Return to Campus

A set of campus surveys this month is gauging the Georgia Tech community’s comfort with returning to campus and practicing health and safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taghinejad Awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

ECE Ph.D. candidate Mohammad Taghinejad has been awarded a 2020 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. 

In Loving Memory of Jim Meindl

James D. Meindl, our treasured friend and colleague in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), passed away peacefully on June 7, 2020 at his home in Greensboro, Georgia after a long illness.

ECE Ph.D. Students Earn Teaching Certificates

Six Ph.D. students from the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) received certificates from the Tech to Teaching Program and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).

Harris, Johnson Receive Faculty Promotions

Joyelle Harris and Kevin Johnson have both received faculty promotions in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1, 2020.

A Match for Virtual Conferences

This article, published in Nature Machine Intelligence, focuses on conferences adopting virtual formats. With COVID-19 preventing in-person meetings, at least temporarily, the time is ripe to explore the feasibility and advantages of virtual conferences.

Antonakakis Appointed to Dean’s Professorship

Manos Antonakakis has been appointed to the Dean’s Professorship, effective June 1, 2020. 

NIH-supported Research Helps Shape the Future of Blood Pressure Measurement

ECE Associate Professor Omer Inan was featured in this story published on May 15, 2020 by the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.