GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH HOLDS ANNUAL GRADUATE RECOGNITION AND AWARDS CEREMONY ON APRIL 27, 2010

SAVANNAH (10-May-10) - The Georgia Institute of Technology will hold its annual graduate recognition and awards ceremony for the Savannah campus today. Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctoral candidates will be honored and inducted into the "Order of the Engineer." Georgia Tech Savannah offers classes leading to degrees in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

WHAT/WHO:

Annual ceremony featuring guest speaker Jane C. Ammons, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Dean of Engineering for the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ammons has provided national and international leadership and service on several boards and advisory panels. Currently, she is the president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). She has chaired the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Advisory Committee and the U.S. NSF Advisory Committee for the Division of Design and Manufacturing. Ammons has served as a member of the U.S. NSF Alan T. Waterman Award Committee to recognize the top young U.S. scientist/engineer. In addition, she has been a consultant to the U.S. Army Science Board. Ammons has authored or co-authored more than 90 professional publications and contributed to six books. She has won many awards and honors, including WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in Operational Research and Management Science.

Howard J. Morrison, chairman emeritus for the Georgia Tech Savannah Advisory Board, will present the Howard J. and Mary Morrison Engineering Entrepreneurial Award to a Georgia Tech Savannah student that has contributed back to society through invention, ideology, and application. Frank T. Anderson, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Savannah, will present The Porter G. Pierpont Memorial Scholarship to a Georgia Tech Savannah student that has exemplified outstanding leadership qualities and high academic achievement.  New this year, Georgia Tech will be awarding Undergraduate and Graduate Student Leadership Awards to students who have made a lasting impact on the Savannah campus.

DATE/TIME:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 6:00 p.m. The general public and members of the media are invited to attend.

LOCATION:

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
175 Bourne Avenue
Pooler, GA 31322

VISUALS:

Photo and video opportunities during commencement. Camera and microphone set-up may begin at 4:30 p.m.

BACKGROUND:

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The Georgia Tech Savannah Campus offers classes leading to degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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About Georgia Tech Savannah

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked the 10th best engineering and information technology university in the world by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings and seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech has more than 20,000 students and is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Georgia Tech Savannah campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

Contact Info: 

Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP
Assistant Director of Communications
ntroxclair@gatech.edu
912-966-7913