Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ChBE Summer Research Opportunity

TO:  Undergraduate ChBE Students

Prof. Martha Grover, Prof. Lakeshia Taite  and I are in need of 3-4 undergraduate researchers to work part time during SUMMER TERM, 2012 on two very interesting projects.  One involves understanding the chemical origins of life, and specifically, the role played by polymeric biomolecules.  The other involves developing polymer structures for drug delivery.

Students accepted for this project should be Juniors or Seniors in ChBE with a minimum GPA of 3.5.  Students will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week on the project, and will be paid at the rate of $10 per hour.  Continuation into the Fall is possible, as is beginning work during the Spring. Students will be expected to present their work at on-campus and off-campus colloquia.  There is every expectation that the students will be contributing authors on peer-reviewed publications.

Students wishing to work for technical elective credit rather than money are also welcome to apply.

Anyone wishing to be considered should email me by 5 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 16.  Please include a resume.

F. Joseph Schork PE, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
311 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100
Fax: (815) 301-9729

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ChBE Job Opportunity

Dr. Jones is seeking an undergraduate ChBE student with 1 or more years left at Tech to periodically maintain and update his group website.  Expected workload would be 5-10 hours per month at $13/hr.  Familiarity with HTML required.  If interested, please contact Dr. Jones via email, along with a summary of experience making and updating websites.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Important Upcoming Dates

Just a reminder about a few due dates coming up:

February 29th: Last day to apply for summer graduation

March 2nd: Last day to change from letter grade to pass/fail and vice versa
                      Last day to apply for grade substitution (freshman forgiveness)
                      Last Day to drop individual course resulting in a "W" grade 

March 14th: Last day to completely withdraw from school resulting in "W" for all classes
                       Summer and Fall Schedules available to view online

March 19th-23rd  Spring Break?? (have no idea what this is...)

April 2nd:   Registration for Phase I Summer and Fall begins

October 13th:  Mr. Hardin's Birthday  (allegedly)

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about due dates for certain forms or items, first check the registrar calendar on the registrar website:  then feel free to contact the CHBE advising office.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President’s Undergraduate Research Award

Just a quick reminder:
All undergraduate researchers are encouraged to apply for the Summer 2012 PURA (President’s Undergraduate Research Award). Deadline for applications is February 24, 2012. To apply, please visit

Monday, February 20, 2012

Be a Part of the Newest Leadership Initiative on Campus

Our Dean of Engineering, Dr. Gary May has stated“We should be thinking creatively about what’s the next issue that’s going to require engineering and technology solutions, so we can get in front of it.” 

This implies that as an engineering school we should not only promote a curriculum that encourages engineering competence, but one that discusses its implementation into the working world. As part of Dr. Peterson's campus-wide Leadership Initiative, 

GT StartUp engages the most ambitious young college students Georgia Tech has to offer, providing personalized instruction and mentorship to help them maximize their potential.  We augment a rigorous Georgia Tech education with leadership and professional development – but all of this is only possible by the help of outstanding leaders like YOU.

“The next generation of leaders in technology will address society's grand challenges by augmenting engineering skills with an understanding of business principles.  GT StartUp is poised to reinvigorate our approach to education by developing students into the drivers of innovation.”
--- Dr. Gary May, Georgia Tech Dean of Engineering

If you are interested and want to know more about the opportunities available through GT StartUp and how you can find your place in the organization, register here and attend our Info Session on February 23rd, 8-9pm in the Bill Moore Student Success Center, Press Suite B.

Apply online by 5:00pm on February 24th to be a Partner or Executive Team Leader here.

For more information please visit our website.  We look forward to meeting you.

Best Regards,

GT StartUp Executive Leadership Team

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Proctor & Gamble Recruiting Event

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is offering a unique opportunity for top Engineering students who are graduating between December 2012 and June 2013 to visit and encounter the excitement and challenge of Engineering at P&G. TETRE (Top Engineering Talent Recruiting Event) is a week long program that will take place in August 2012, during which you will experience firsthand how engineers are helping drive the company business. 

At TETRE, you will experience the full spectrum of how P&G leverages engineering skills to:
  • Drive Research & Development upstream Innovation;
  • Convert ideas and concepts into reality in a fast-paced production world;
  • Design and build P&G’s production systems, considered world-class in our industry;
  • Design sustainable supply chain models that influence and drive the business model choices of our retail partners in the Consumer Products industry.

You will have the opportunity to meet with some of Procter & Gamble's top leadership, participate in cutting edge technology exercises, and experience real business problem solving, and you could leave this event with an offer to work full time at Procter & Gamble upon graduation! 

This year the TETRE event will be focusing on Top Engineering Talent seeking or interested in Automation/Control Systems Engineering.

The TETRE event will take place the week of August 13, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  All expenses for this event are paid by P&G.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is February 19th - 25th and will incorporate a variety of events and competitions in which your members can participate.

As you may already know, E-Week is held annually in February to celebrate the engineering profession and the contributions of engineer's in our communities. Tau Beta Pi organizes multiple events every year for the entire campus to participate in. These events are designed to promote teamwork, creativity, and fun.

For 2012, we have scheduled nine fun and exciting events:
Monday Feb 20 -              Chalking Competition                               Location: Skiles Walkway
                                          Fair                                                            Location:  Skiles Walkway
                                         “Can”-struction                                          Location:  Skiles Walkway
Tuesday Feb 21 -               Skyscraper Structures Competition          Location:  Klaus 1447
                                           Paper Airplane Competition                    Location:  Top of hill on Atlantic Drive
Wednesday Feb 22-       Egg Drop                                                      Location:  Calloway Plaza
Thursday Feb 23-          Rocket Competition                                      Location: Skile's Walkway
                                       Rubik's Cube Cozmpetition                         Location:  Skile's Walkway
Friday Feb24-                Comedy Night                                              Location:  TBA

Unlike previous years, this year we will be holding friendly competitions among the schools of engineering (AE, BME, ME etcs…).  And to top this off, we will have PRIZES for the winners (1st place is $75, 2nd place is $50).  Also, the organization that accumulates the most points will win a Trophy!!  We hope to see you there!!!

Please sign up here: Click Here to Sign Up