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NSF Supports New Mentoring Initiative for Underrepresented Minority Faculty

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to a multi-university team to support expanded mentoring and advocacy networking opportunities for underrepresented minority engineering faculty.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Challenges are Creating Smart Cities

Cities have been around for thousands of years, so urbanization is hardly a new phenomenon — but it’s happening now at an unprecedented pace.

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Georgia Tech seeks to double Lockheed property in $63 million deal

Georgia Tech wants to double the size of its Marietta footprint by buying and renovating an additional 52 acres from Lockheed Martin for nearly $63 million. Georgia Tech officials pitched the project to the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents on Tuesday. The proposal would expand its Cobb research facility to 104 acres. The expansion of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Cobb campus is expected to add about 500 jobs to the 300-or-so existing positions at the campus along Atlanta Road.

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Delta Opens Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility at Georgia Tech

Delta Air Lines officially opened its new Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility at Georgia Tech Thursday. In a story by Lance Wallace on the Georgia Tech website, school president G.P. “Bud” Peterson says that in this facility, “our students, faculty, staff and researchers will be able to develop products, and it provides Delta an opportunity to collaborate with its partners.” According to the story, the facility was made possible by a $3 million gift from the Delta Air Lines Foundation.

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