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Georgia Institute of Technology

University information
NameGeorgia Institute of Technology
MottoProgress and Service
EstablishedOctober 13, 1885
TypePublic, Space grant
Endowment$1.237 billion (institute + foundation)
PresidentGeorge P. "Bud" Peterson
ProvostRafael L. Bras
DeanJohn Stein
Faculty912 (October 2008)
Students20,291 (Fall 2009)
Under graduates13,515 (Fall 2009)
Post graduates6,776 (Fall 2009)
CountryUnited States
CampusUrban, 400 acres (1.61 km2; 161 ha)
Former namesGeorgia School of Technology
AthleticsNCAA Division I. Eight men's varsity teams, seven women's.
Colors  White   Old Gold
Athletic nicknameYellow Jackets
MascotBuzz, Ramblin' Wreck

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The Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly called Georgia Tech, Tech, and GT) is a top tier public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.

The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with a strong emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, management, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts. Tech is consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 public universities in the nation and is a member of the highly prestigious Association of American Universities, reflecting its commitment to high quality instruction and research.

Georgia Tech's main campus occupies a large part of Midtown Atlanta, bordered by 10th Street to the north and by North Avenue to the south, placing it well in sight of the Atlanta skyline. In 1996, the campus was the site of the athletes' village and a venue for a number of athletic events for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The construction of the Olympic village, along with subsequent gentrification of the surrounding areas greatly enhanced the campus.

Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are an important part of student and alumni life. The school's intercollegiate competitive sports teams, the four time national champion Yellow Jackets, and the nationally recognized fight song "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech", have helped keep Georgia Tech in the national spotlight. Georgia Tech fields 8 men's and 7 women's teams that compete in the NCAA Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Dissolving Vaccine Patch Might Eliminate Flu Shots - Voice of America Tweet this news
Voice of America--The -Georgia Institute of Technology- researchers are seeking funds to conduct clinical trials as soon as possible.--- - Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:41:34 GMT+00:00
Dissolvable Needles Containing Vaccine Patch for Influenza Developed - MediNEWS.Direct! Tweet this news
MediNEWS.Direct!--A team of researchers at the Emory University and -Georgia Institute of Technology- has designed a novel influenza-vaccine patch containing numerous ... - Date : Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:14:21 GMT+00:00
Georgia solar factory expands with third production line - Tweet this news, which uses -technology- developed by the -Georgia Institute of Technology's- University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research, said it has also ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 18:06:19 GMT+00:00
Area students named to Ga. Tech dean 's list - McDuffie Mirror Tweet this news
McDuffie Mirror--The following students made the dean's list for spring 2010 at the -Georgia Institute of Technology-. Callie Gilmer and Jackson Rabun, bothof Thomson, ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:44:15 GMT+00:00
Georgia Economic Development Chief Stepping Down - GlobalAtlanta Tweet this news
GlobalAtlanta--Beginning July 19, he will become senior adviser on industry strategy at the -Georgia Institute of Technology-. Mr. Stewart was appointed commissioner in 2006 ... - Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 22:13:05 GMT+00:00
Tech Staff Complete Masters Series Executive Development Program - Georgia ... - Article Ant (press release) Tweet this news
Article Ant (press release)--The 12 participants in the program tackled issues such as campus space utilization, improved Web-based financial reporting for researchers and -Institute- ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 03:49:26 GMT+00:00
Generator gets power from heart - Investor's Business Daily Tweet this news
Investor's Business Daily--The generator, which is only 100-500 microns wide, is made of zinc oxide and was developed by scientists at the -Georgia Institute of Technology-. ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 22:31:22 GMT+00:00
CNN and Leadership Unplugged Celebrate 5th Anniversary with its 500th Student - Duluth Weekly Tweet this news
Duluth Weekly---...- school juniors and seniors for the fifth annual Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience from June 21-25 on the campus of -Georgia Institute of Technology-. ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:58:29 GMT+00:00
Kenny Andreson is Going back to school - Hovied News Tweet this news
Hovied News--After a college career at -Georgia Institute of Technology-, he played point guard professionally from 1991-2006, most of which was in National Basketball ... - Date : Thu, 13 May 2010 21:21:08 GMT+00:00
FUEL gives update on energy credits - Post Searchlight Tweet this news
Post Searchlight--He cited a study from Rochester -Institute of Technology- dated March 29 proves that E20 blends are just as safe as E10 for all vehicles with no measurable ... - Date : Sat, 08 May 2010 00:13:12 GMT+00:00

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Georgia Institute of Technology

CollegesCollege of Architecture * College of Management * Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts * College of Computing * College of Engineering * College of Sciences
ResearchGeorgia Tech Research Institute * Georgia Tech Research Corporation * Nanotechnology Research Center * Nuclear Research Center * Library
AthleticsYellow Jackets * Athletic Director * Football (2010 * coach) * Men's Basketball (2009 �10 * coach) * Women's Basketball (2009 �10 * coach) * GT-UGA rivalry * Atlantic Coast Conference * Bobby Dodd Stadium * Alexander Memorial Coliseum * Russ Chandler Stadium * Campus Recreation Center
Athletic Seasons
Student lifeDramaTech * Under the Couch * Momocon * WREK Radio * Georgia Tech Cable Network * The Technique * Blueprint * Junior's Grill
CampusMidtown Atlanta * Technology Square * Home Park * Georgia Tech Lorraine * Georgia Tech Savannah
People and HistoryPresident * Faculty * Alumni * Athletes * History * Legends and Traditions * Ramblin' Wreck

Colleges and universities in metropolitan Atlanta

Agnes Scott College * Art Institute of Atlanta * Ashworth College * Atlanta Christian College * Atlanta Metropolitan College * Bauder College * Chattahoochee Technical College * Christian College of Georgia * Clark Atlanta University * Clayton State University * Columbia Theological Seminary * Emory University * Georgia Gwinnett College * Georgia Institute of Technology * Georgia Perimeter College * Georgia State University * Gwinnett Technical College * Interdenominational Theological Center * John Marshall Law School * Kennesaw State University * Laurus Technical Institute * Morehouse College * Morehouse School of Medicine * Morris Brown College * Oglethorpe University * Southern Polytechnic State University * Spelman College * University of West Georgia

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Atlantic DivisionBoston College Eagles * Clemson Tigers * Florida State Seminoles * Maryland Terrapins * North Carolina State Wolfpack * Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Coastal DivisionDuke Blue Devils * Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets * Miami Hurricanes * North Carolina Tar Heels * Virginia Cavaliers * Virginia Tech Hokies

University System of Georgia

Research UniversitiesGeorgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) * Georgia State University * Medical College of Georgia * University of Georgia
Regional UniversitiesGeorgia Southern University * Valdosta State University
State UniversitiesAlbany State University * Armstrong Atlantic State University * Augusta State University * Clayton State University * Columbus State University * Fort Valley State University * Georgia College & State University * Georgia Southwestern State University * Kennesaw State University * North Georgia College & State University * Savannah State University * Southern Polytechnic State University (Southern Poly) * University of West Georgia
State CollegesAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College * College of Coastal Georgia * Dalton State College * Gainesville State College * Georgia Gwinnett College * Gordon College * Macon State College * Middle Georgia College
Two-year CollegesAtlanta Metropolitan College * Bainbridge College * Darton College * East Georgia College * Georgia Highlands College * Georgia Perimeter College * South Georgia College * Waycross College
Independent research unitSkidaway Institute of Oceanography
Governing bodyGeorgia Board of Regents

Association of American Universities (AAU)

PublicArizona * University of California (Berkeley, * Davis, * Irvine, * Los Angeles, * San Diego, * Santa Barbara) * Colorado * Florida * Georgia Tech * Illinois * Indiana * Iowa * Iowa State * Kansas * Maryland * Michigan * Michigan State * Minnesota * Missouri * Nebraska * State University of New York (Buffalo, * Stony Brook) * North Carolina * Ohio State * Oregon * Penn State * Pittsburgh * Purdue * Rutgers * Texas * Texas A&M * Virginia * Washington * Wisconsin
PrivateBrandeis * Brown * Caltech * Carnegie Mellon * Case Western * Chicago * Columbia * Cornell * Duke * Emory * Harvard * Johns Hopkins * MIT * Northwestern * NYU * Penn * Princeton * Rice * Rochester * USC * Stanford * Syracuse * Tulane * Vanderbilt * Wash U * Yale
CanadianMcGill * Toronto

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