Thursday, December 20, 2012

The GREEN Program for Summer 2013

Twelve days, five forms of renewable energy, action-packed adventures, cultural immersion and memories for a lifetime …

The GREEN Program gives motivated students a chance to travel to Costa Rica, the epicenter of renewable energy and sustainability, to gain a hands-on educational experience while enjoying the rich culture and helping change the world. Get a sneak preview of the program on our website:

Through a rigorous curriculum and exclusive access to renewable energy technology, this ground-breaking program helps students of all majors to bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and accelerated career development. 

Students who attended this program in the past have cited it as "one of the best experiences of their life". Some have returned to Costa Rica for summer internships in the renewable energy sector.  Others applied their experiences to succeed in internships and jobs in the United States at leading companies such as General Electric, Bechtel, the USDA, EPA, USPTO and more. 

If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming programs, please submit your application at your earliest convenience.  Due to high demand enrollment will be limited to 20 students only.  Once you are accepted, a personal representative will be happy to guide you through the registration steps and answer any questions you may have.

Program Dates:  Summer 2013

May 15th - May 26th (Limited Spots)
May 22nd - June 2nd (Limited Spots)
May 29th - June 9th
June 5th - June 16th
June 12th - June 23rd
June 19th - June 30th
June 26th - July 7th
July 3rd - July 14th
July 10th - July 21st
July 17th - July 28th
July 24th - August 4th
July 31st - August 11th
August 7th - August 18th
August 14th - August 25th

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.  The program is for rising juniors and seniors as of Fall 2013.  The application deadline is January 30, 2013.  

For more information or to view the application procedure, go to 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Undergraduate Research opportunity

Prof. Martha Grover, Prof. Lakeshia Taite  and Prof. Joseph Schork are in need of 1-2 undergraduate researchers during Spring 2013 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 these projects 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 earn 3 hours of academic credit for Undergraduate Research, which can be applied as a Technical Elective.  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.

If you qualify and are interested, please contact Prof. Schork at by January 8, 2013.

Pharmacoengineering Graduate Program at the University of North Carolina

Beginning in Fall 2013, The Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics (MOPH) in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the #2 School of Pharmacy in the U.S. in NIH funding and US News & World Report ranking), in a collaborative effort with the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, is offering the PhD program in pharmaceutical science with an emphasis on Pharmacoengineering, which is an emerging discipline that integrates engineering methods with pharmaceutical sciences.  This program focuses on training students to work at the interface of engineering and pharmaceutical sciences to develop safer and more effective medicine and medical technologies.  This program may be of interest to many of our undergraduates.  More info can be found online at  

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finals Week

Good luck to all of you as you start Finals Week!  While it is important to study and prepare, it's equally important to take care of your physical and mental health.  Please make sure you are getting enough rest and nourishment.  If I sound like your mother,'s because Momma knows best!  Let me know how I can help you if you run into any last minute crises.  Do good work; make good decisions.

Mock Interview Week

Practice your interview skills with REAL employers!

January 22 -25, 2013
9:00 a.m. — 3:05 p.m.
Student Success Center (Near Tech Tower) Basement Level
Sponsored by Georgia Tech Career Services,, 404-894-2550

  • Find out what employers are looking for 
  • Experience various interviewing techniques
  • Receive valuable feedback
  • Learn what to do and not to do
  • Test your interviewing skills
  • Receive expert advice on appropriate attire
  1. Login to your CAREERBUZZ account at
  2. Click on the JOBS tab on the homepage
  4. In the KEYWORD search box type in Mock Interview
  5. View list of companies & select a company to sign up for an interview time slot
 Sign Up Between: December 15, 2012 – January 15, 2013

Case Interview Bonus Workshop:Capital One Case Interview Workshop
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: 11:30am -1:00pm
Location: Student Success Center -President's Suites C & D

The workshop attendance is limited to 50 students and RSVP is required.  To RSVP, please log-in to your CareerBuzz account and click on the Events tab and then Information Sessions. Select the “Case Interview Workshop” session on January 25th to RSVP.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Need a Notary?

Ever needed to have your signature notarized and you thought, "Now, where do I go for that????"

I received a helpful tip from a student regarding locating a notary for those times when you need a signature notarized:

It's free!

Fundamentals of Engineering exam

Students interested in licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the state of Georgia frequently take the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) examination during their senior year.  The next exam will be administered in April 2013. 

There is a multi-step process which must be completed before you are allowed to take the exam.  Instructions were sent out in early November, but if you did not receive them and are interested in applying for the license and to take the exam, please email me and I will resend them to you.

A summary of the steps is listed here.  Remember this is a multi-part process—it starts with the Secretary of State’s office,, then requires additional paper documents and signatures, and finally, requires registration for the actual exam.  

 You complete your application for your EIT License on-line with the Secretary of State’s office and pay theiir $20.00 application fee.

o   Notes:  While filling out your on-line application for the Secretary of State’s Office be sure to print both your “Signature Page” and your receipt.  You will need to receipt number on the Signature Page for tracking purposes.  If you miss printing your receipt while filling out your application you cannot go back and retrieve it.

You need a total of five reference signatures, three of which must be PE’s.  I can provide you with a list of PE’s within CHBE; there may also be opportunities to obtain reference signatures from PE’s in other departments.  Let me know if you run into any issues obtaining your signatures.

You will need to submit to me the following items no later than December 14:
o   A complete Reference Signature page
o   A signed consent form
o   The Secure and Verifiable Documents page
o   A copy of a government-issued photo  ID, i.e. driver’s license, passport, etc)

When the NCEES registration opens ( you will log in, register, and pay your exam fee.