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2013-10-17 08:34:04

Endowment to provide $5,000 annually to qualified Georgia Tech undergrad ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerPlan, Inc., an Atlanta-based enterprise software company, today announced the establishment of an endowment fund for the Georgia Institute of Technology. The PowerPlan Scholarship Endowment Fund will annually provide a one-year $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student at the Institute. The first PowerPlan Scholarship was awarded in August for the 2013-2014...

2013-05-14 20:23:29

Institute teams with Udacity, AT&T to launch first-of-its-kind advanced degree program ATLANTA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing announced today that it will offer the first professional Online Master of Science degree in computer science (OMS CS) that can be earned completely through the "massive online" format. The degree will be provided in collaboration with online education leader Udacity Inc. and AT&T. All OMS CS...

2013-01-08 04:20:06

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle(®) collaboration to show how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO(2) footprint by integrating today's home appliance and plug-in vehicle technology Georgia Institute of Technology computer model predicts a 60 percent reduction in energy costs and savings of more than 9,000 kg of CO(2) (55 percent reduction) from a single home when changes from a...

Access4Kids Created To Help Children With Disabilities Access Tablets
2012-12-11 16:51:46

Georgia Tech Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones–with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits–would be useless. Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices. Ayanna Howard, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Hae Won...

2012-11-20 00:21:29

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GE will purchase 2,000 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids - Ford's largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale - as part of GE's commitment to convert half of its global fleet to alternative fuel vehicles C-MAX Energi is America's most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid with a 108 MPGe city EPA rating and a 620-mile single-tank range that will benefit GE's sales and service professionals - many who drive more mileage daily than average commuters...

2010-09-10 11:37:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), the world's largest event security firm, announces its new 2-year contract with Georgia Tech to provide security, ushering and ticket taking services for all home football games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The 15th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets boast one of the most exciting running offenses in the country and are well on their way to a successful and winning season. Kicking off their first game with a...

2009-09-17 07:22:00

MELBOURNE, Fla. and ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed an agreement to make a $2 million donation to the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The gift, made through the Harris Foundation, will help support a capital campaign for construction of a new ECE headquarters and the renovation of the school's 47-year-old Van...

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2008-02-12 09:55:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon from vehicles to prevent the pollutant from finding its way from a car tailpipe into the atmosphere. Georgia Tech researchers envision a zero emission car, and a transportation system completely free of fossil fuels.Technologies to capture carbon dioxide emissions from large-scale sources such as power plants have recently gained some impressive scientific ground, but...