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Hanging around Georgia Tech for the summer and need some extra income? HTS is looking to hire a student assistant for the summer. Duties will include answering the telephone, data entry, distributing mail, running errands, copying, and other miscellaneous tasks as assigned. Adobe Suite design experience a plus! Pay is $9.00/hr. Contact Grace Garrett (grace.garrett@hts.gatech.edu) with your resume if you're interested!

Dr. Lu of HTS at the US-China Forum

Posted by Admin On 4/27/2015 0 comments
Major US-China Forum - May 6-7, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Carter Center and the Shanghai Academy of Social Science - of which Dr. Hanchao Lu in HTS, holds an honory position. He will also chair one of the five panels and give a presentation.

*NOTE - any faculty or graduate students who wish to attend should contact Hanchao Lu (hanchao.lu@hts.gatech.edu) by May 1st.

Forum website


Online RSVP

On Tuesday, April 28, there will be a light lunch and social for IAC graduate students from 11:00AM-12:00PM. All IAC masters & doctoral students are invited to attend! The even will be in President's Suites C & D in the Student Success Center.


Apply to be a VOICE Peer Educator!

Posted by Admin On 4/27/2015 0 comments
Applications for the third cohort of VOICE Peer Educators are now open! We welcome applications from any student who would like to actively work with us next year to create a safe and equitable campus environment. Every fall semester, VOICE expands our group of Peer Educators, a diverse group of dedicated students trained to educate other students on issues related to sexual violence.
Please see the attached flyer, or visit voice.gatech.edu for more information. The preferred deadline is May 15 at 5pm.

Two Internships at the AT&T Foundry

Posted by Admin On 4/27/2015 0 comments
We are looking for two outstanding, innovative students to intern at the AT&T Foundry this fall!

The application deadline for the two available fall internships at the AT&T Foundry is Friday, May 1, 2015. This is an incredible opportunity for any students seeking paid, professional experience at a world-renowned innovation center right here in Tech Square.
The AT&T Foundry is a fast-paced and collaborative environment where AT&T and technology providers team to deliver the latest applications and services into the hands of customers more quickly than ever before. 

Two successful candidates will be selected for the four-month internships:

  • The first intern will be selected on the basis of their proposed project.
  • The second will be selected based upon the criteria of academic performance, research hours, and leadership/involvement experience.
  • Expected time commitment will be 15-20 hours per week.
  • Compensation: $5,500
  • You can find more information on the required qualifications and instructions for the online application at www.urop.gatech.edu/foundry.

Congratulations to Jenny Smith, whose "Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms,1930-1963" ​has received the Henry Wallace Prize from the Agricultural History Society for the best book in international agricultural history published in 2014. Well done, Jenny!

Congratulations to the Model UN Team!

Posted by Admin On 4/27/2015 0 comments
The Georgia Tech Model United Nations (GTMUN) program competed at MUNE - Model United Nations at Emory this past weekend as their last competition of the season! Special congratulations to Brandon Liu (Verbal), Priyanka Juneja (Verbal), Nathan Fisher (Verbal), Anju Suresh (Honorable) , Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez (Honorable) , Taylor Prichard (Best) and Schuyler James Cottrell (Best) for their awards and recognition. The team is looking forward to next year's competition season and hosting a fantastic GTMUN in the fall! Special shout-out to Taylor Prichard who is an HTS student! Way to represent HTS, Taylor!

Apply for Fall PURA!

Posted by Admin On 4/27/2015 0 comments
The application to apply for the President's Undergraduate Research Award for Fall is May 15! Get paid $1500 to conduct undergraduate research. Apply here.

PRE-TEACHING SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!


Deadline: May 13 2015 by 11:59 PM

The Pre-Teaching Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PT-SURE) is a paid research experience in a Georgia Tech laboratory for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in secondary (grades 6-12) education. Participants will also have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of laboratory research and research methods. The program is in conjunction with the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and the Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) program that brings middle and high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers together with researchers and graduate students in Georgia Tech laboratories. The goal of the GIFT program is to provide teachers summer STEM internships in university research laboratories and industry workplaces so that they can develop curriculum and lesson plans for the school year that integrate real world applications. PT-SURE students become an integral part of this development process over the course of the summer. Participants may also have the opportunity to work with high school students participating in the Research, Experiment, Analyze, and Learn (R.E.A.L.) component of the GIFT program in the same lab.*
*PT-SURE participants will not be teaching or learning to teach high school or middle school students but will instead be actively engaged in working with teachers and possible student teams to develop curriculum and lesson plans based upon the research carried out over the summer.
Application and more information

Congratulations to Erica Louise Richards! Erica won the best IAC poster at the research symposium. The title of her poster, "Students on the Edge of Society: The Intersection of Poverty, Mental Health, and Education."


That's two awards for HTS, including Elizabeth Warden's IAC undergraduate research award! Elizabeth also presented a poster, "Prescription Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Reinforcement of Gender Stereotypes in Magazines with Highly Gendered Readership."


Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Posted by Admin On 4/24/2015 0 comments
Finals week starts Monday.  Make sure that you're eating well, getting some rest, and staying safe and (relatively) stress-free on campus.  Click here for information, events, and resources to help you through the week.  

There is still time for students to register for summer online undergraduate courses during Phase 1. Phase 1 registration closes at 4pm on Friday, April 24.

Online courses being offered this summer are listed below.

  • BIOL 2344 ⋅ Genetics
  • COA 2242 ⋅ History of Art II
  • COE 2001 ⋅ Statics
  • ECE 3025 ⋅ Electromagnetics
  • ECE 3056 ⋅ Architecture, Concurrency, and Energy in Computation
  • ECE 3710 ⋅ Circuits and Electronics 
  • ENGL 1102 ⋅ English Composition II 
  • HIST 2112 ⋅ United States Since 1877
  • HTS 3015 ⋅ History of the Vietnam War
  • HTS 3089 ⋅ Science, Technology and Sports
  • ID 2202 ⋅ History - Modern Industrial Design
  • ID 2401 ⋅ Visual Design Thinking
  • ISYE 3025 ⋅ Engineering Economy
  • ISYE 3044 ⋅ Simulation Analysis and Design
  • ISYE 3133 ⋅ Engineering Optimization 
  • ISYE 3770 ⋅ Statistics and Applications
  • LMC 3214 ⋅ Science Fiction
  • ME 3322 ⋅ Thermodynamics
  • ME 3345 ⋅ Heat Transfer
  • PHYS 2211 ⋅ Introduction to Physics I
  • SOC 1101 ⋅ Introduction to Sociology

Students can go to https://pe.gatech.edu/summer-classes to request their campus code to be changed so they can register and sign up for an upcoming online Q&A to be held at 3 p.m. (EDT) on May 5.

The Breman Museum’s last Bearing Witness of the year will feature an incredible speaker – Penina Bowman. She will speak on Sunday May 3 at 2PM. The event is free and open to the public.
Penina’s wedding dress is displayed in our Holocaust Gallery and is a story that is beloved by many.

In just a few weeks, thousands of students will see years of hard work, discipline, and commitment pay off when they receive their diplomas. If you’re one of those lucky students, you can take away some great services along with that diploma in your new life as a Georgia Tech alumnus.


Once you leave, the services provided by the Office of Information Technology change, but not everything goes away. You will always be a Yellow Jacket, but you’ll be a former student when you have not registered for two consecutive terms. After that time, some online resources will no longer be available to you.

Click here for an overview of what you keep, what you lose, and what new services you may use after graduation.

4th Annual Women's Day Forum

Posted by Admin On 4/23/2015 0 comments
What do a Media Consultant, a Nuclear Engineer, an Architect, and an Attorney have in common? They are each a first!

Join GTWAN on April 25th from 10:00AM-1:00PM for the 4th Annual Women's Day Forum to learn more about these inspirational women and their journeys.

The theme for this year’s forum is “Daring to Be Brave: A Lineage of Firsts” to culminate our 2014-15 event series “Dare to Be Brave.”

The event is open to everyone, including non-GT women, so please share this with your network as well as any peers or friends you believe may be interested.

Register today!
http://www.gatechwan.org/?tribe_events=4th-annual-womens-day-forum

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