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The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

ISSUE 6 • APRIL 2013

WHAT'S NEW

This Ain't Your Grandfather's ME Degree

Providing students with more flexibility regarding which courses they take is at the heart of the change to the mechanical engineering curriculum. The new curriculum, effective last summer, retains the strengths of the previous program, giving students a broad grounding in the fundamentals as well as experience in professional practice and design.

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OTHER NEWS

Welcome to the Invention Studio

Take a look at a video of the Georgia Tech Invention Studio, "a magical place," located in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

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Project Will Improve Heat Dissipation in 3D Microelectronic Systems

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip-cooling technology able to handle heat loads as much as ten times greater than systems commonly used today.

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Bassiri-Gharb Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has recently been honored with the Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ceramics program for her research into the geometric control of flexoelectricity in patterned dielectric thin films.

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Pierron Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Olivier Pierron, assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious 2013 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation’s materials research division for his research on the fundamental investigation of surface fatigue crack initiation mechanisms in nanocrystalline FCC metals.

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A Message from the School Chair

Based on the record pollen counts, Spring is officially here and we look forward to closing another academic year at the end of the month.

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