The Savannah campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology will hold its annual graduate recognition and awards ceremony on April 24, 2012. Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctoral candidates will be honored and inducted into the "Order of the Engineer." In addition, scholarships and awards will be presented to three students during the ceremony.
Bi-annual ceremony conducted by Georgia Tech-Savannah to recognize all graduating students. The 46 graduating students are eligible to be inducted in the Order of the Engineer, which was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.
Georgia Tech-Savannah will present scholarships and awards to current as well as graduating students. The awards include:
• Howard J. and Mary Morrison Engineering Entrepreneurial Award will be presented to one student to recognize their creativity, ability and potential to contribute back to society through invention, ideology and application.
• Georgia Tech-Savannah Student Leadership Award recognizes two students who have made a lasting impact on campus.
The featured guest speaker is Liam Brown, vice president of manufacturing operations at JCB. Brown has more than 30 years of engineering and operational experience. Prior to joining JCB, Brown held positions at Jaguar, GE and Eriksson.
The Master of Ceremonies is Dr. Nelson C. Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education and associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:00 p.m. The general public and members of the media are invited to attend.
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
175 Bourne Avenue
Pooler, GA 31322
Photo and video opportunities are available with students, guest speakers and attending guests. Camera and microphone set-up may begin at 4:30 p.m.
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. For more information about Georgia Tech, visit: www.gatech.edu
After an extensive review in 2011, Georgia Tech-Savannah will transition over the next year (through May 2013) from offering undergraduate degree programs to focusing on becoming an international destination for professional education, including professional master’s degrees and other specialized training programs targeting industry and the military. Employing top faculty and researchers, we will engage professionals, companies, and governments to deliver world-class training and education options that achieve immediate high performance results. Georgia Tech-Savannah will continue its highly acclaimed K-12 outreach efforts to encourage and inspire regional students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields.
Contact Nikki Troxclair if you would like to receive the program prior to the ceremony.