2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. At the Airodef Conference held in Texas in early March 2017, Ben Wang joined in a panel discussion to explore how the Air Force’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program can be responsive to future warfighting game changers such as directed energy, hypersonics, and autonomy, as well as “third offset” technologies.
The Georgia Institute of Technology will play a key role in a new public-private partnership to help establish best practices and eventual industry-wide standards for the production of therapies using living cells to treat a range of conditions.
Philip Shapira, a professor with the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at The University of Manchester, convened a panel to discuss the new ‘Industrial Revolution’ at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Boston, which was held on February 19, 2017.
The Georgia Institute of Technology will play a key role in a new federally backed initiative to advance medications made from cells, such as vaccines and autoimmune drugs, as well as therapies using living cells to treat a range of conditions.
When Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. announced plans to purchase scores of new airplanes from Airbus and Bombardier, the carrier made clear its focus was on remaking its fleet with lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft -- with more composite components.
Tens of thousands of patients each year are diagnosed with heart valve disease, with many in need of lifesaving surgery to treat the condition. Now, researchers at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute are working on a tool that could help cardiologists care for patients with the disease.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Acting Assistant Secretary David Friedman announced the new institute Dec. 9 at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness’ 2016 National Competitiveness Forum. This new institute will be officially called the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment or (RAPID) Institute.
REGISTRATION is now available online to enroll in the 2017 certificate program (May 8-13th) for professionals from companies, government and military, NGOs, academia and other organizations active in health and humanitarian logistics. There are a limited number of scholarships for practitioners working at NGOs and in developing countries. See the link included for details.
The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) continually looks for ways to "stem the tide" on the increased need for highly skilled workers in the manufacturing sector. GTMI has offered numerous programs, including ones for veterans and technical college students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. But a new program seeks to close the circle on the process by bringing together GT students, GT faculty and manufacturers to provide project- and industry-based experiential learning opportunities in manufacturing for top GT undergraduates.
Tibor Besedes, an associate professor in the Ivan Allen College School of Economics, presented his research on the effects of the NAFTA during the European Trade Study Group Conference, which took place in Helsinki, Finland from September 9 - 11, 2016.
Startup Launch is looking for great ideas from Tech students for 2017!
Startup Launch (formerly Startup Summer) is an exciting faculty-led, student-focused program to help student teams launch their startups. We'll help your team go from an idea/prototype to a fully launched startup. Applications are now open for 2017.
The Startup Launch program includes:
• $20,000 investment per team
• The education you need to help make you a successful founding team
• Talks from experienced entrepreneurs
• Mentors who will provide guidance and advice
• A Demo Day program to showcase your startup