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Congratulations to the three HTS students that presented at the GaTech Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thanks for everyone that came out for support.

Danielle Sharpe,

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Elizabeth Warden, HTS

April Martin, HTS

We have had multiple HTS students participate in this program; it is not exclusively for sciences students.

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.


  • Orientation: May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (location TBD)
  • PT-SURE: June 9 - July 25, 2014 PT-SURE program
  • Banquet and poster session by PT-SURE participants: July 21, 2014 (11:00 a.m., Student Center Ballroom)

  • in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • minimum 2.5 GPA
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • interested in teaching as a career
  • Georgia Tech students only
  • must not graduate before December 2014

  • 40 hours per week for entire length of program
  • participation in orientation and other activities with G.I.F.T. and R.E.A.L. participants
  • weekly blog and poster presentation due last day of the program
  • assist in the development of curriculum action plan and lessons based on research experience
  • provide additional assistance as appropriate

  • $3,000 stipend (no housing, food, etc. provided)


A complete application packet consists of:
  • completed application form
  • two letter of recommendations emailed by referees directly to sbelmonte@gatech.edu

Go to www.preteaching.gatech.edu/ptsure.
Susan Belmonte, Pre-Teaching Advisor, sbelmonte@gatech.edu

2014 Georgia Tech Alumni Career Fair
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA
Register Today>> www.gtalumni.org/careerfairalumni

Perhaps you’re concerned about whether the GTAA Career Fair is a viable hiring event for you.... Be assured that there is great variety in the types of positions, experience levels sought and backgrounds required at our fair. Did you know that 90% of the companies attending indicated they would be looking at both Experienced and Entry-Level candidates at the 2014 fair?

To illustrate what sort of opportunities you could find at the Alumni Career Fair, here is just a small sampling of the 400+ available positions advertised at last year's fair:
• Business Analyst, 2-3 years
• Senior Manager, 10 years, CS
• Lead R&D Manager, 10+ years, EE or ME
• Account Executive, 0-2 years, Management
• Process Analyst, 5 years, MBA
• Industrial Engineer, 0-5 years, Industrial Engineering
• Direct Product Manager, 8-10 years
• Supply Chain Consultant, 3-7 years, BS or MS IE
• HR Director, 10+ years
• Associate, 3+ years, Building Construction
• Sales Manager, 3-10 years, Business
• Solutions Engineer, 0-2 years, Computer Science
• Quality Assurance Manager, 6-10 years
• Lead Generation Specialist, 1 year, MBA
• Technical Services Manager, 15+ years, Materials Science
• Chief Operating Officer

Regardless of your experience level, YOU play an important role in our GTAA Career Fair! Join us to gain direct access to employers and available positions. Learn More/Register>>www.gtalumni.org/careerfairalumni

See which companies are hiring at the 2014 Alumni Career Fair:

Tensions are high this time of year for Georgia Tech students. The Georgia Tech Library and CAREing Paws, a local therapy organization, are partnering to help de-stress students each Dead Week by bringing therapy dogs to the Neely Lobby April 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CAREing Paws brings nationally registered animal owner/handler therapy teams to visit Georgia homes, hospitals, libraries, and schools.

For more information, visit facebook.com/georgiatechlibrary.

Ramblin' On Graduation Party

Posted by Admin On 4/23/2014 0 comments

Date: Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium - On the Field!
Contact: ramblinon@gtsaa.com
Note: FREE for all students graduating in May, August and December 2014!
Open To: Everyone

Online registration is closed. Walk-up registration will be available. All walk-up graduating student attendees (including SAA members) must pay a $5 donation for themselves and $5 donation for a guest. All donations will go toward the SAA Gift to Tech. Please note, walk-up registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Ramblin' On is an annual graduation party hosted by SAA and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, in partnership with Georgia Tech Athletics, to celebrate your graduation from Tech. All undergraduate and graduate students graduating anytime in 2014 are invited to attend FOR FREE. SAA members can bring a guest for free and non-members can bring one for $5. Attendees will enjoy a free meal, desserts, drinks, a t-shirt, photo opportunities (with the Reck and photo booths), a fireworks show and much more!

Take a look at this article addressing the question: "Are Humanities Degrees as Relevant as STEM Degrees?" focusing on career paths and salary rates in liberal arts professions. 

Debate: Should Teachers Have Guns?

Posted by Admin On 4/23/2014 0 comments

Should Teachers Have Guns in Schools? Debate on April 24:

The debate is meant to be an engaged dialogue and will not have winning or losing team so the formal rules of debate will not be strictly followed. There will be time for Q & A from the audience and a brainstorm session and discussion with everyone about possible solutions, alternatives and compromises.

Location: Clough 325
Time: 8:05 - 9:25 a.m.
Coffee and donuts/bagels provided.

· Opening arguments (each side has a maximum of 10 minutes)

· Rebuttal (each side has a maximum of 10 minutes)

· Q & A (questions from audience)

· Brainstorm (students and guests)

The Open Forum at 11:00 on the same day is also about guns but on college campuses. The forum is centered around the continuing debate that continues to appear within the state legislature (e.g. 2014 House Bill 60).

Come support your peers studying various education issues at their Poster session on April 29th:

Students have been following an educational issue of choice throughout the semester and will present their findings during the poster session as their final exam. For some, this is the first time they have done a poster session. Guests will have the chance to provide anonymous written feedback to each student in an effort to help students learn how to present their ideas more effectively. The feedback does not count as part of the formal assessment of the project.

Location: Clough 325

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and donuts/bagels provided.

Come celebrate the arrival of spring and the impending arrival of the end of the semester.  Hang out with HTS friends, eat some good food, and recognize HTS award winners.  The event will be Thursday, April 24th from 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM in the Old CE Courtyard (rain location: room G10).  See you there!

Exciting Internship Opportunity for Students Interested in Government or Archival Work

US Senator Saxby Chambliss will be retiring soon and interns are needed to help with the archiving of material from his decades-long career in Congress. Senator Chambliss has served on the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Armed Services Committee, among other prestigious appointments. Interns will help inventory and organize press, legislative, and administrative materials in preparation for archiving at the University of Georgia's Special Libraries Collection. Interns will also have rare access to historically significant documents such as memorabilia, notes, and photographs.

Interested in interning? Please email Dr. D'Unger your resume and a brief (one paragraph) statement of your interest and qualifications for the position. Application must be received no later than noon on Monday, April 28th.  Students will receive pass/fail academic credit for this unpaid internship. The position is available in the summer and fall, and hours are flexible.

Find out how to discover and land an internship in Washington D.C.! Problem solvers are in high demand, and Georgia Tech students can stand out among other job candidates and bring unique talents to government roles.

The event will be held on April 24th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Hays Conference Room, Savant Building First Floor.

Workshop covers tips and strategies for securing internship positions with members of Congress, Congressional Committees, or executive branch offices.
RSVP to michael.laughter@dopp.gatech.edu by Tuesday, April 22.

Attend a lecture and discussion with Herbert Weiss, Thursday April 24 from 4pm-5:30pm in the Institute of Paper and Science Technology. The topic is "Art, Oppression, Protest, and Survival: The Pende in the Democratic Republic of The Congo." The lecture is no cost and all are welcome.

Summer and Fall ARCHE Cross Registration:
All applications for Summer and Fall Cross Registration are due Friday, April 25, 2014. 

Eligibility requirements include:
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate student level
  • Good academic standing
  • A minimum of 3 hours enrollment at Georgia Tech the term of cross-registration
  • The requested course(s) must not be available at Georgia Tech that semester

GRE Tutor Needed

Posted by Admin On 4/21/2014 0 comments

Subject(s): GRE Quantitative Ability portion (Basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and a few miscellaneous topics (mainly data interpretation and applied math)
age of student(s): 26
grade(s) of student(s): working professional preparing for graduate school
times per week: once per week for approximately 6 weeks
length of sessions: 1.5 hours
compensation amount per hour/session: $25 session
location of tutoring: on or near campus (Clough Commons or Student Center, but she works near GT)
transportation needed: none

Contact information:
Shelley Clopton

Language Classes Open for Summer 2014

Posted by Admin On 4/21/2014 0 comments

The following language classes are still open for Summer 2014:

Early Session (May 12-June 18):
GRMN 1001B MTWR 9:20-11:20
JAPN 1001UA MTWRF 1:20-3:25
JAPN 2001UA MTWRF 4-6:05
KOR 1001F MTWR 1:20-3:25
LING 2001E MTWR 12-2
SPAN 1001B MTWR 9:20-11:20
SPAN 1001C MTWR 10:40-12:40
SPAN 1101A MTWR 8-10
SPAN 2001B MTWR 9:20-11:20
SPAN 2001E MTWR 12-2
SPAN 3111E MTWR 12-2

Late Session (June 23-Aug 2):
JAPN 1002UA MTWRF 4-6:05
JAPN 2002UA MTWRF 4-6:05
KOR 1002F MTWR 1:20-3:25
SPAN 1002B MTWR 9:20-11:20
SPAN 1002C MTWR 10:40-12:40
SPAN 1102A MTWR 8-10
SPAN 2002B MTWR 9:20-11:20
SPAN 2001E MTWR 12-2
SPAN 3111B MTWR 10:40-12:40

Full Session (May 12-Aug 2):
GRMN 2001E MTWR 12:00-12:53
RUSS 1001UA MW 4:45-6:00
RUSS 1002UA MW 6:15-7:30

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