Weekly Digest 8/9-8/13

Registration is upon us!  New graduate students will be able to register on August 16th at 8am.  Continuing graduate students will be able to register on August 16th at 1:30pm.

Registration concludes on August 27th at 4pm. No exceptions!  Payment Deadline is August 30th at 4pm.

GRA/GTAs: please register for 21 hours.

International students, please register for at least 12 hours.

Master’s students, please view the advising pages here to make sure you are registering for courses that will count towards your degree.

Happy Registration!

CEE 6754: Engineering Communication will be offered in the fall.  It was inadvertently omitted from Phase 1 registration, but is now available for Phase 2.  You will need a permit to register for the course.  Please email Dr. Rosenstein to request a permit. lisa.rosenstein@ce.gatech.edu 

Learn more about this course here: Engineering Communication

Trailblazers in Engineering

OCTOBER 19-22, 2021

Considering a Career in Engineering Academia? 

View our Promotional Video

Trailblazers in Engineering (TBE) are workshops to prepare future trailblazing faculty in engineering with a focus on preparing outstanding scholars who are also committed to increasing the success of underrepresented communities of engineers. Trailblazers in Engineering Fellows are selected not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements but also for their potential impact in expanding representation and diversity in engineering.

The virtual workshop will provide Fellows the ability to network with leading faculty in engineering, thought leaders, program managers at key federal funding agencies, Purdue Engineering heads, and of course, each other. Participants will also meet current Trailblazers and benefit from their inspiring keynote talks.

TBE 2021 will be held virtually October 19 – 22, 2021.

Reasons to Attend 

  1. Network with leading trailblazing faculty in engineering, thought leaders, program managers at key federal funding agencies, Purdue Engineering heads, and scientists who will present keynote speeches and talks throughout the program.
  2. Gain insight into what academic success will look like post-pandemic.
  3. Participate in panel discussions.
    • Why choose an academic career?
    • How to apply & interview?
    • How to negotiate salary and start-up packages?
    • How to get early career research funding?
  4. Meet program managers from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Institutes of Health and others; receive advice on your proposals; and participate in a poster session to pitch your research and teaching plans and get feedback from would-be employers.
  5. Attend the “Success Strategies for New Faculty Members” workshop presented by internationally recognized experts in faculty development, Drs. Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent
  6. Receive a $500 scholarship, pending full participation in the workshop!

Opportunities await the best and brightest candidates.

Deadline: All materials, including reference letters are due Friday, September 24, 2021.

For more information: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Trailblazers

The Urban Information Lab (UIL) at University of Texas at Austin invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the areas of (1) smart transportation ,and (2) Urban informatics.



Undergraduates and graduates students are welcomed!
This meeting is virtual.

Global Young Scientists Summit 2022

Georgia Tech has been invited to nominate up to 10 students and/or postdoctoral researchers to participate and 10 to view the tenth edition of the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) in Singapore in January 2022. GYSS is an annual multidisciplinary summit that brings together eminent scientific minds and young scientists to foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. Speakers comprising recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award and other distinguished scientists, interact with participants, comprising PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from all over the world. The Summit is an opportunity for leaders and students to address global challenges and needs. The Summit provides a platform for researchers to build a global research network.

The President of the Republic of Singapore has served as the patron of the Summit. Singapore will provide hospitality for participants that will include accommodations, conference costs, social activities, meals, and local transportation between accommodation, conference sites, and social activities. You may refer to the event website for information on past Summits. More information is available on the website

  • Per GYSS eligibility criteria, applicants must:
    • not be older than 35 years of age at the time of the Summit,
    • show a genuine interest in science and research,
    • show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work,
    • receive the endorsement of an organization that was invited to provide nominees
    • not have participated in previous Global Young Scientists Summits
    • not yet have a permanent position (scientists with permanent positions, in particular on the professor level, will in general not be admitted to the Summit)
  • Required nomination materials are as follows:
    • Student’s/Postdoc’s CV, to include redacted GT ID # (e.g., xx3456789)
    • Nomination letter from faculty advisor
    • One-page essay from student/postdoc about why the student would like to participate in this Summit
  • Nominations must be submitted via the GT InfoReady Review (IRR) internal competition platform by Friday, AUGUST 20, 2021, at 11:59pm.
    • Undergrads can submit to you or the email address below
  • Selection of the GT nominees will be made by a faculty committee convened by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. The official GYSS call for nominations will be sent to GT sometime in October 2021.
  • Please direct any questions to vpgefd@gatech.edu. All the best, and be well!