Thursday, February 12, 2009

Georgia Tech Celebrates Excellence in Engineering

The Georgia Institute of Technology celebrates National Engineers Week February 15-21 followed by Georgia Engineers Week February 22-28.

With the largest engineering program in the nation, Georgia Tech has remained a leader in the discipline. U.S. News & World Report ranked both Georgia Tech’s undergraduate and graduate engineering programs fourth in the nation in 2009. In addition, most of Georgia Tech’s graduate and undergraduate programs rank in the top ten with Industrial and Systems Engineering ranking number one.

Georgia Tech also plays a major role in diversifying engineering. Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks Georgia Tech as the No. 1 producer of African American engineers while Hispanic Business ranks the Institute as the top engineering school for Hispanics. In addition, Georgia Tech was the first in the nation to enroll and graduate female engineers.

The annual observance, initiated in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, is designed to recognize the contributions engineers as well as to promote science, technology, engineering and math education.

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