<![CDATA[Engineers for a Sustainable World General Meeting]]> 27299 ESW General Meeting - Guest Speaker Melissa Heath (Director of Green Law)

Melissa Allen Heath is the Executive Director of GreenLaw, bringing to the position a career of environmental enforcement practice and a lifelong dedication to conservation. Ms. Heath graduated Magna cum laude in History of Science from Harvard College, and received her J.D. Cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. After several years of private practice, she went on to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, as an enforcement attorney. In addition to her 28 years of experience under every federal statute implemented by EPA, Ms. Heath has designed and implemented numerous environmental education and engagement programs. She has been lauded for her work on a number of projects and efforts, including partnering with external parties on children's environmental health issues, creating new environmental stewardship strategies, engineering successful compliance innovations, and lending exceptional support to cases undertaken by the Department of Justice.

]]> Michael Hagearty 1 1452851324 2016-01-15 09:48:44 1492118227 2017-04-13 21:17:07 0 0 event Featured speaker is Melissa Allen Heath, executive director of GreenLaw

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<![CDATA[Paris Climate Summit Panel]]> 27751 On December 12, 2015, 195 nations reached a landmark agreement which, for the first time, united nearly every country towards one goal: lowering greenhouse gas emissions to create a more sustainable tomorrow. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris represents a major step in addressing climate change, but what are the prospects that the process it has set in train will deliver? What are the major economic and political implications of the agreement? What more needs to be done?

If you have asked these questions or are just seeking a better understand for what this agreement means, then please join our distinguished guest His Excellency Denis Barbet, Consul General of France, and faculty from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the School of Public Policy, the School of Economics, and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at “The Paris Climate Summit: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Tomorrow” - a panel discussion hosted by the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies and the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy.

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<![CDATA[SoA Lecture Series: Tim Keane, Atlanta Commissioner of City Planning]]> 28816 Co-hosted by the School of Architecture and the School of City & Regional Planning

Tim Keane brings over twenty years of urban design and planning experience to his new position as Commissioner for the Department of Planning and Community Development for the city of Atlanta.

Keane previously served as the Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston, S.C. and was responsible urban planning, design review, historic preservation and zoning for the City of Charleston. He also led Charleston’s sustainability initiatives and managed code enforcement and neighborhood beautification. In addition, his office also led the city’s tourism management planning efforts. Under his leadership, the city created a Century Five Comprehensive Plan—a ten-to-fifteen year guide for growth and development. 

Tim previously served as the Director of Planning for the Town of Davidson, N.C., where he led all planning and regulatory operations. He also started a private design firm where he worked with private developers on notable projects including Mixson in North Charleston—a community of green and energy efficient homes. 

Keane received his graduate degree in Architecture from the University of North Carolina—Charlotte. He was a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture in 2001.

http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=191

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]]> Tia Jewell 0 1452082782 2016-01-06 12:19:42 1492118238 2017-04-13 21:17:18 0 0 event 2016-01-20T18:00:00-05:00 2016-01-20T20:00:00-05:00 2016-01-20T20:00:00-05:00 2016-01-20 23:00:00 2016-01-21 01:00:00 2016-01-21 01:00:00 2016-01-20T18:00:00-05:00 2016-01-20T20:00:00-05:00 America/New_York America/New_York datetime 2016-01-20 06:00:00 2016-01-20 08:00:00 America/New_York America/New_York datetime <![CDATA[]]> Tia Jewell
Communications & Events
School of Architecture, Georgia Tech
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<![CDATA[Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine]]> 27299 All are welcome for the Spring Public Lecture of the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine, an interdisciplinary and cross-institution initiative supported by GT-FIRE. The title of the lecture is "Healthy Dissent: Urban Ecologies and the Art of Relational Politics."

Michael J. Montoya is a professor of anthropology, Chicano/Latino Studies, public health and nursing science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality. Montoya is also the director of the Community Knowledge Project, which is an experimental space for communities of all kinds to learn and engage in action together. Montoya's work seeks to characterize the ways community knowledge can make academic questions more relevant and research more robust. Equally important, he believes that making community is a birthright and that health and wellbeing require it.

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<![CDATA[IMPACT Presents: Rebecca Curzon, IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs]]> 27336 This event is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems, in collaboration with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringRay C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, and Georgia Tech Serve-Learn-Sustain. Rebecca E. Curzon is Senior Program Manager with IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, with leadership roles in business integration, philanthropy, and volunteer enablement. Ms. Curzon manages IBM’s global strategy in humanitarian disaster response, applying IBM technology, solutions, expertise and innovation to critical needs in the aftermath of disaster; and developing strategic partnerships around mitigation of the effects of disaster using technology for smarter and more resilient cities. She represents IBM on the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Disaster Assistance and Recovery Working Group. She also serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts and leads IBM’s global citizenship Grant-making Center of Excellence.

Rebecca E. Curzon is Senior Program Manager with IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, with leadership roles in business integration, philanthropy, and volunteer enablement. Ms. Curzon manages IBM’s global strategy in humanitarian disaster response, applying IBM technology, solutions, expertise and innovation to critical needs in the aftermath of disaster; and developing strategic partnerships around mitigation of the effects of disaster using technology for smarter and more resilient cities. She represents IBM on the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Disaster Assistance and Recovery Working Group. She also serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts and leads IBM’s global citizenship Grant-making Center of Excellence.

Ms. Curzon has been part of global teams to integrate IBM’s strategies in corporate citizenship into the business and to leverage business offerings for community benefit. In 2003 she helped launch the On Demand Community, IBM’s flagship global initiative and website to support IBMers as they volunteer in their communities.

Ms. Curzon came to IBM from Lotus Development Corporation where she managed volunteerism and philanthropic programs focusing on nonprofit use of Lotus software. Previously she was with the Smithsonian Institution. She is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. She has volunteered actively for decades at schools, nonprofits, and in her faith community.

Curzon will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. 

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders.

About the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems: 

The HHS Center serves as an academic engine to improve the delivery of healthcare, disaster response, and long-term development though the discovery and translation of scientific methods and solutions in health and humanitarian systems.

The series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

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<![CDATA[Ideas 2 Serve (I2S) Kick-Off Info Session]]> 27336 Please join us Thursday, January 28th, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 101 of the Scheller College of Business (800 West Peachtree Street, NW) to learn more about the Ideas to Serve Competition. The competition is for current undergraduate and graduarte Georgia Tech students, and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts that are geared towards creating a better world. Contact Dori Pap for more information.

Please RSVP for a guaranteed meal and learn more at our website

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<![CDATA[Westside Communities Alliance Data Dashboard Launch]]> 27299 Join us as we unveil our comprehensive, interactive data portal for the city.

About the Westside Communities Alliance:
The WCA is a communications network sponsored and managed by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the College of Architecture and Office of Government and Community Relations at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Launched in 2011 by these units and the neighborhoods of English Avenue and Vine City, the Alliance works to build and sustain relationships among other constituencies across communities west of the Connector, and with others, in order to partner on issues of common concern.

]]> Michael Hagearty 1 1453390137 2016-01-21 15:28:57 1492118220 2017-04-13 21:17:00 0 0 event Join us as we unveil our comprehensive, interactive data portal for the city

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<![CDATA[Engineers for a Sustainable World General Meeting]]> 27299 Steve Bevilacqua (Program Manager) and John Petri of Interface, Inc. will be lecturing on some of the exciting new technology they are using with Designers and Architects to help them create sustainable (or more sustainable) buildings using 3D and BIM.

]]> Michael Hagearty 1 1452851499 2016-01-15 09:51:39 1492118227 2017-04-13 21:17:07 0 0 event Featured guests include Steve Bevilacqua and John Petri of Interface, Inc. 

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<![CDATA[Saving the Endangered African Painted Dog: Science, Conservation and Communities]]> 27570 Understanding that from a conservation perspective, ecosystems must include the human element, Dr. Gregory Rasmussen’s lecture will not only discuss research on the enigmatic African Painted Dog, but also explore how integration of contemporary human needs with empathy for wildlife and habitats can lead to successful conservation practices.

Greg’s presentation will offer memorable encounters with Painted Dogs over the course of his 25- year journey to protect this remarkable species. He will focus on lessons learned and future directions, including training tomorrow’s generations of local conservationists.

Painted Dog Research Trust, Zimbabwe

With research and science as guiding tools, Painted Dog Research Trust is dedicated to conserving the highly endangered Painted Dog, also known as the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus). Dr. Rasmussen, the trust’s founder, has led this work for 25 years, thus making it one of the longest continuous study of the remarkable species. Painted Dog Research Trust is based near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in a landscape mosaic of national parks, forestry, private safari areas, and traditional communal lands.

With the pan-African population declining from half a million to some 5,000, the Painted Dog is listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as “Highly Endangered.” Painted Dog populations in Zimbabwe link to all five neighboring countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa and Mozambique. Thus, Zimbabwe is an important keystone for this species. To maintain the integrity of the populations in Zimbabwe and other countries, research must continue unabated, because long-term study and monitoring are core to the continued survival of Painted Dogs.

Dr. Gregory Rasmussen

Gregory Rasmussen was born in London and moved to Zimbabwe with his parents when he was still a child. After college, he began work on a research project on Painted Dogs in Hwange National Park and became so committed to the species that he sold his belongings to live and work for their protection.

Greg is a conservation biologist who retains affiliation with the Wildlife Conservation Unit at Oxford University, where he earned his Ph.D. He is also a research associate and lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. His research interests are wide ranging, but with special focus on trans-boundary conservation.

In 2003, an airplane crash left Greg severely injured and alone in the African bush.  He endured extreme temperatures and exposure to predators while waiting for help. Eventually he was rescued, and the story of his survival was featured in Discovery Channel’s, "I Shouldn’t Be Alive" series.

A reception follows the lecture.

(Parking available in Visitors Lot, on the south side of North Avenue, across from Tech Tower.)

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<![CDATA[Social Enterprise Career Fair]]> 27469 On Tuesday, February 9th from 1-4pm at Klaus Atrium, Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) is hosting the Social Enterprise Career Fair which will feature employers from companies, nonprofits, and start ups whose missions are to have a positive social-impact. If you are still looking for the perfect internship or co-op then this is the place for you. These companies are not only interested in your skills, but also your passion to change the world. This is your chance to land a job that makes money as well as a difference in the community. Students of all majors, interests, and ages are welcome. Visit our website for more information, including a list of employers who will be attending. You can register here, and also be sure to check out our Facebook Event.

]]> Kristen Bailey 1 1447673270 2015-11-16 11:27:50 1492118259 2017-04-13 21:17:39 0 0 event This is a career fair featuring only companies with social and environmental missions.

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<![CDATA[Engineers for a Sustainable World General Meeting]]> 27299 Steve Tochilin, general manager for environmental sustainability at Delta, will speak about his position and the sustainability department at Delta.

]]> Michael Hagearty 1 1452851598 2016-01-15 09:53:18 1492118227 2017-04-13 21:17:07 0 0 event Steve Tochilin, general manager for environmental sustainability at Delta, will be lecturing more about his position and the sustainability department at Delta.

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<![CDATA[Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Symposium: Civil Rights, Ethics, and Leadership]]> 27444 The Allen Prize Symposium: Civil Rights, Ethics, and Leadership honors Nancy Parrish for her work as a community and public affairs leader, particularly in the area of supporting brave men and women in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. The 2016 Allen Prize Symposium serves as a symbol of how the legacy of Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., born in Atlanta, continues to embrace civil and human rights for the nation and the world.

The symposium brings together individuals whose work reinforces the life and work of Nancy Parrish. Each stands as a witness to their own personal commitment to sustaining social change and promoting ethical leadership. Symposium participants will hear from each panel and then engage in spirited dialogue at their tables with fellow attendees. 

Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Symposium Schedule

9 a.m. - Doors open, Continental Breakfast will be served
9:45 a.m. - Welcome, Protect Our Defenders video clip
10 - 11:45 a.m. - Conversation I: Creating and Sustaining Social Change
Facilitated by: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Journalist and Author
Panelists: Lee Helmken, Health Educator, Georgia Institute of Technology; Emily Li, Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology; Miranda Petersen, Program and Policy Director, Protect Our Defenders; and Jabari Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Award Luncheon honoring Nancy Parrish, Founder and CEO, Protect Our Defenders

1:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Conversation II: Courage and Ethical Leadership

Facilitated by: William Wepfer, Professor and Chair of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Panelists: Jennifer Abrams, Public Policy Undergraduate Student and Undergraduate Student Government Association President, Georgia Institute of Technology; Seletha Butler, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Georgia Institute of Technology; Don Christensen, Colonel of the U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and President, Protect Our Defenders; and Deanna Ferree Womack, Assistant Professor in the Practice of the History of Religions and Multi-Faith Relations, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology 

The Georgia Tech community and public are welcome to attend. RSVP by February 10, 2016.

]]> Laura Pusateri 1 1449656491 2015-12-09 10:21:31 1492118248 2017-04-13 21:17:28 0 0 event Attendees will have the opporutnity to participate in two separate facilitated discussions, recognizing causes most important to this year's Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage award recipient Nancy Parrish, founder and CEO of Protect Our Defenders.

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Special Events & Protocol
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<![CDATA[IMPACT Presents: Bill McGahan, Georgia Works!]]> 27336 Bill McGahan worked in investment before founding Georgia Works!, a residential program putting chronically homeless men in Atlanta back to work. Bill founded Georgia Works!.  Before creating the nonprofit, Bill worked in investment at Reit Management and Research as the senior officer of Management Company for five public companies.  He ran two regions of the company with over $4 billion of real estate. He also worked at UBS Securities as the Vice Chairman, and at Citibank, as the Managing Director.

Bill attended Southern Methodist University for his undergrad and received his Bachelors of Science in Economics with a Math minor. he received his Master's in Business Adminstration from the University of Virginia, graduating in the top 5% of class. 

Bill is involved in many other nonprofits and charities including: Board Member of State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (Georgia); State of Georgia Balance of State Homeless Continuum of Care, The Howard School, Former Board Member The Atlanta Academy, Community Co-Chair Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Reentry For Ex-Offenders, Founder and Chairman of Changing Lives in Guatemala, Former Chairman of the Board of From Houses to Homes, Former Board Member of The National Foundation For Facial Reconstruction. In his spare time Bill mountain climbs, he has summited 6 of the seven summits, which are the tallest mountains on each continent (Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Denali, Kosciuszko, Vinson Massif and Aconcagua). He resides with his family in Atlanta. 

McGahan will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and  Serve, Learn Sustain.

The series is free and open to the public, reservations are not required.

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<![CDATA[IMPACT Presents: Randy Lewis, Author]]> 27336 The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, and Serve, Learn Sustain invite you to our event featuring Author, Randy Lewis. 

Peace Corps volunteer, Arthur Murray dance instructor, Ernst and Young partner, Fortune 50 senior executive and accidental advocate. Before retiring in 2013, as Senior Vice President he led Walgreens’ logistics division for sixteen years as the chain grew from 1,500 to 8,000 stores with the most advanced logistics network in its industry. Believing that people with disabilities could do more, he also pioneered a disability employment model in its distribution centers that resulted in ten percent of its workforce consisting of people with disabilities (1,000+ PWDs). This initiative is being rolled out nationwide in Walgreen stores across America. It is changing the lives of thousands and serving as a model for other employers in the U.S. and abroad including large employers such as P&G, Lowe’s, Meijer and Marks & Spencer (UK).

Randy has shared the story across the U.S., Canada and abroad of how steward leadership can both improve performance and benefit the community. His book, No Greatness Without Goodness, recounts the story of what led him to create the Walgreens Model that has been referred to as the “gold standard of disability hiring” and how he was able garner the support to make it successful.

He remains active in business and serves as a director of Wendy’s. In addition to maintaining an active speaking schedule, he lends his time and experience to the disability hiring movement. Over the past year, he has been developing the NOGWOG Disability Initiative, as an effective, low-cost and sustainable disability hiring model for employers. It a private/public partnership between employers, community providers and government to provide employers the qualified candidates they need and people with disabilities the opportunities they seek. 

Lewis will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. 

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. 

The series is free and open to the public, reservations are not required.

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<![CDATA[Energy Club's 3rd Annual Energy Expo]]> 27299 Thursday, March 3, 2016:
The Expo kicks off with a short documentary screening of Breaking Free: A Shale Rock Revolution, followed by a panel discussion on the Future of Natural Gas.

The panel will be followed by an informal networking reception. The full agenda is available at:
http://www.energyexpo.gatech.edu/agenda

About the Expo:
This two-day event includes a keynote address by Anya Cherneff, co-founder of Empower Generation, and features panel sessions on The Future of Natural Gas, Energy Start-Ups in the Southeast, Corporate Sustainability Initiatives, and Global and Domestic Energy Policies. There will be informal networking receptions on both the 3rd and 4th, and the Expo concludes with a Showcase competition.

Sign up to present a poster, demonstration, or other project at the Showcase competition, where first, second, and third place prizes will be awarded. Showcase presenters also enjoy free admission to both days of the Expo.

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-energy-expo-tickets-19803426582

Sign up to present at the Showcase: http://goo.gl/forms/XREGlKrTJL

Or sign up to be a volunteer (also includes free admission): http://goo.gl/forms/ahn6eE5XHI

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<![CDATA[Energy Club's 3rd Annual Energy Expo]]> 27299 Friday, March 4, 2016:
The full day of the Expo includes a keynote address by Anya Cherneff, co-founder of Empower Generation, as well as panel sessions, including: Energy Start-Ups in the Southeast, Corporate Sustainability Initiatives, and Global and Domestic Energy Policies. There will be networking coffee and lunch breaks as well. View the full agenda at:
http://www.energyexpo.gatech.edu/agenda/

Guests are encouraged to stay after the official Expo concludes to enjoy a reception at 4 p.m. and view the Showcase posters, presentations, and domonstrations. Guests of the reception will be able to vote for the winner Showcase presenter, to be announced at the end of the reception. 

 

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-energy-expo-tickets-19803426582

Sign up to present at the Showcase: http://goo.gl/forms/XREGlKrTJL

Or sign up to be a volunteer (also includes free admission): http://goo.gl/forms/ahn6eE5XHI

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<![CDATA[Ideas 2 Serve (I2S) Boot Camp]]> 27336 Are you a GT student working on an idea to improve things around you or around the world? The Ideas to Serve Competition bootcamp is  three workshops in one that will help you move your idea forward.

Here are this year's workshops:  

Workshop 1: Pitch Perfect  - how to create a winning pitch Joey Asher, SpeechWorks

Workshop 2: Who’s your customer?  - the importance and art of knowing whom you serve Colin Ake and Melissa Heffner, VentureLab

Workshop 3: Where does the $ come from? – fundraising strategies for and not-for profits Jay Cranman, Points of Light

Open to all and highly recommended for I2S Participants! Lunch provided. Please RSVP here

Entries might focus on reducing poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, reducing of the rate of depletion of natural resources, or developing alternate sources of energy…just to name a few!Check out our website and view past winners. Contact Dori Pap (dori.pap@ile.gatech.edu) for more information.

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<![CDATA[RBI Annual Executive Conference]]> 28159 Georgia Tech's Renewable Bioproducts Institute has announced the keynote speakers for its three concurrent tracks during its annual executive conference, April 5-6.

“Reimagining Bioproducts Industries: New Ideas — New Opportunities,” will be held at the Paper Tricentennial Building, 500 10th St. NW, on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.

The conference will focus on three strategic areas and will be led by RBI associate directors: Operational Excellence in Advanced Pulping, Paper & Packaging led by Chris Luettgen; The Future of Biocomposites and Nanocellulose led by Meisha Shofner; and New Opportunities in Biochemicals led by Matthew Realff. A full agenda can be seen here.

Keynote speakers will complement faculty and student presentations for each of these tracks—Soydan Ozcan, Oak Ridge National Lab, for biocomposites and nanocellulose; Gregg Beckham, National Renewable Energy Lab, for biochemicals; and John Rager, RISI, for pulp, paper and packaging. Beckham will also deliver the keynote address to open the conference.

Georgia Tech Executive Vice President for Research will discuss the Institute’s Innovation Ecosystem and the benefits of collaborations between GT and companies. Those benefits will further be explored Wednesday during the closing plenary session, with presentations by Norman Marsolan, executive director, RBI; Don McConnell, vice president, Office of Industry Collaboration, GT; Naresh Thadhani, chair of the School of Materials Science Engineering; and Sankar Nair, associate chair for Industry Outreach, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at GT.

The conference brings together thought leaders from a variety of companies and industries and connects them with faculty and students conducting research relevant to their businesses. Attendees hear the latest advancements in processing and application of renewable materials during these presentations and join extensive plenary discussions with their peers and colleagues. 

The student poster competition allows for one-on-one interaction between company representative and some of the brightest young minds in cutting-edge research.

Three concurrent tracks, moderated by leading experts in their fields of research, will feature faculty presentations on current directions and opportunities. Afternoon workshops will follow, along with discussion regarding the practical application of these advances into a reimagined bioproducts arena.

“We’ve had a tremendous response this year, near record registration,” said Norman Marsolan, RBI executive director. “We believe the executives appreciate the format where they are free to choose the track most relevant to their business, hear in-depth reports on research in that area and then participate in a full afternoon of brainstorming and discussion on how it might positively impact their bottom line.”

“There are very few opportunities to experience this type of up-close interaction with those directing research. The ability to take advantage of and influence our endowment-sponsored student research is another distinction.”

RBI’s endowment sponsors about 42 Ph.D. students this academic year, and more than 40 are expected to participate in the annual poster competition. Students will also be featured speakers during the conference. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet these students, and discuss how their research could be valuable or made more relevant to their companies. Finally, the conference allows companies to influence the future research at RBI.

“During the discussion sessions, we listen to the input, and input has a direct impact on how we tailor our programs and future research projects to create opportunity for their business,” Marsolan said. “This is truly an open discussion between researchers and company leadership.”

For more information, visit the RBI conference site. Click hereto register today. 

The Regency Suites-Midtown rooms available at a preferred rate for conference guests. To reserve your room, please call the hotel at 404.876.5003 and ask for the RBI conference rate. Many hotels in the Midtown area have Georgia Tech preferred rates. Please be sure to specify “Georgia Tech” when you call to make your reservation.

All events associated with the conference will be held at the Paper Tricentennial Building, 500 10th St. NW, on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.

The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at Georgia Tech builds on nearly a century of lignocellulosics research at Georgia Tech—one of the nation's leading public research universities and engineering schools. RBI is transforming products and processes with forest- and agriculture-based biochemicals and bioproducts to solve the challenges and create competitive advantages and opportunities for industry as it evolves in the bioeconomy. 

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<![CDATA[Ideas 2 Serve (I2S) Finals Poster Showcase and Award Ceremony]]> 27336 The Georgia Tech community is invited to the Ideas to Serve (I2S) Finals Poster Showcase (also open to the general public), from 6 to 8 p.m. in the atrium of the Scheller College.

The Poster showcase is an inspiring display of Georgia Techs' best social innovation efforts, or as the slogan goes 'Students Who Dare to Care.'  Guest are encouraged to show support for their favorite team by voting in the People's Choice Award and everyone is invited to compete for raffle prizes, enjoy a complimentary KIND bar and a King of Pops while browsing the showcase.

I2S is a competition for Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product or service ideas aimed at creating a better world.  I2S is primarily a competition of ideas, where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to the solving some of today’s most challenging social and environmental problems.

Ideas for the competition might focus on alleviating hunger in the developing world, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, or developing alternate sources of energy, just to name a few. 

The competition is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts that are geared towards creating a better world. 

Judges will circulate among finalists to determine the prize winners; a “pitch off” will be held, and a “peoples’ choice” award will be given.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:  

 

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<![CDATA[Earth Day at Georgia Tech]]> 27469 Don’t miss the 19th Annual Georgia Tech Earth Day Celebration, which will take place Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech Walk.

There will be live music, free Earth Day T-shirts, a green energy challenge, green market, clothing swap, and more. For details about all of the Earth Day events visit www.earthday.gatech.edu.

The goal of Georgia Tech's Earth Day Celebration is to focus attention on the environment and increase people's awareness that small changes make a big impact. The event is free, open to the public, features over 70 exhibitors and includes eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn.

This is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the southeast. Join us as we celebrate with a purpose!

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