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Online Master of Science Programs Connect Virtually

At the end of the 2020 Spring semester, both the Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) and Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) programs connected virtually with classmates, colleagues, and leaders in recognition of the outstanding achievements of the participants as well as the incredible growth of these degree programs since their launches. OMS Analytics began in 2017 with 260 students; this fall, it will admit its largest class to date with nearly 4,000 students.

Defense Tech Celebrates 50 Years

For over five decades, Georgia Tech has been a prominent leader in defense technology training and research, led by highly respected scientists, engineers, and subject-matter experts from Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). These defense technology leaders are regularly tasked to consult and work with the military, government, and a wide variety of businesses. Their experience and expertise positions them to provide valuable insight in a complex and sensitive industry.

How International Students Can Transfer to a U.S. University

Education is a global endeavor. For many students, their educational goals may take them outside their home country. The process of transferring to a U.S. university from outside the country can be complex and often confusing. There are many different ways to make the transition, so it is important to be aware of all the options before beginning the process.

Town Hall Helps Educators Foster Academic Integrity

In an era of remote learning, ensuring academic integrity is of the utmost importance. However, for many Georgia Tech faculty and staff, online education is unfamiliar territory. Thankfully, the Georgia Tech community is one that builds each other up, and on May 11, several Georgia Tech leaders hosted a virtual town hall to address this very issue.

The Education of Tomorrow Emerging Today

In our lifetime, Higher Education has not seen the kind of global shock to its system that emerged over a two-month period. We anticipated a systematic and orderly shift in the next few years to address the rising cost of education, changing demographics, and a growing adult population choosing to come back to further their education. Those institutions that had already invested in a new kind of education now find themselves in a position to accelerate. Georgia Institute of Technology is one of those institutions.

Safeguard Your Career with Professional Education

Civil engineering is a sought-after profession with excellent job prospects. Data provided in the report Civil Engineers in the United States* indicates that employment for civil engineers is projected to grow by 12 percent between 2018 and 2028. However, global uncertainty and an unprecedented level of upheaval because of the COVID-19 pandemic could impact this promising trajectory.

Creating Cyber Warriors

Cybersecurity is top of mind these days as breaches of credit card information and malicious software attacks occur with alarming frequency. Also looming are questions about the security of the upcoming presidential primaries and general election. And the coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on cybersecurity due to the increased vulnerability of workers’ home computers and security teams that are short-staffed due to quarantines. The world has changed to the point that cybersecurity is no longer just an IT issue, it affects everyone.

Water Monitoring Project Makes Savannah a World Leader

A few years ago there existed only one gauge in Georgia that monitored tide levels and that was at Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River. Now Georgia is home to more than 40 sensors that keep track of the rise and fall of sea levels in Savannah and Chatham County. According to one expert, thanks to the Smart Sea Level Sensors partnership program, Georgia now has the highest density of water monitoring sensors anywhere in the world.

Paper Published on the Impact of a Physical Activity Program on Youth Obesity

Nisha Botchwey, associate dean of Academic Programs at Georgia Tech Professional Education, recently completed a study on the factors affecting youth obesity. As Principal Investigator, Botchwey led her team in the conceptualization, methodology, investigation, and administration of the research which examined how a youth obesity prevention program, specifically the Youth Engagement and Action for Health (YEAH!), affects youth’s perception of obesity and belief in their personal ability to change their habits.

Language Institute Receives 10-Year Reaccreditation

This April, Georgia Tech Language Institute (GTLI) received 10-year reaccreditation for its Intensive English Program from the Commission on English Language (CEA). This outstanding achievement marks the incredible quality of the Language Institute as well as the remarkable effort of its leaders to demonstrate and uphold that quality, including participation in reaccreditation training, submission of a self-study report, hosting a site visit, and responding to the site reviewers’ report, all adhering to CEA’s extensive and thorough standards.

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