Educational Allies

Beyond the PE, the Technical College System of Georgia is Helping Meet the Needs of the Engineering Industry By Allison Floyd One-quarter of the students Stephanie O’Donoghue teaches are on the path to a four-year degree in an engineering or technology field. O’Donoghue, the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) 2018 Instructor of the Year,…

Educating a Helluva Engineer

Under the Leadership of Dean Steven McLaughlin, Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering Continues to Ready the Next Generation for a Changing, Global World By Lisa R. Schoolcraft Engineering education was once rooted deeply in math and science. Today’s engineering student, while still commanded to master those skills, will also require an entrepreneurial mindset,…

Small Airports Create Big Opportunities

Located Across Georgia, General Aviation and Small Commercial Airports Make a Big Impact on Local Economies and Provide Engineering Opportunities By Heather Collins Georgia is home to the largest airport in the world in terms of total aircraft operations and passengers, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is so large…

One-on-One with MARTA’s Jeffrey Parker

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARTA’S JEFFREY PARKER The Agency’s New General Manager and CEO Chats about Addressing Challenges, Implementing Changes and Establishing Clarity By Lori Johnston Jeffrey A. Parker admits he’s a creature of habit; he exercises every morning, then heads to the North Springs MARTA station to commute to MARTA headquarters. But many things have changed…

Re-Imagining Our Roadways

Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor Pilots Transportation and Traffic Technologies with its ‘Living Lab’ By Lisa R. Schoolcraft North Avenue in metro Atlanta has been turned into a living lab, one where technology and engineering are helping to reduce crashes, improve traffic flow and increase emergency vehicle response times. Initially, improvements to North Avenue, a…

The ATL: A New Chapter in Transit

CONVERGING PATHS: THE ATL USHERS IN A NEW CHAPTER OF TRANSIT GOVERNANCE AND EXPANSION By Lori Johnston Georgia’s leaders are banking on this: Where transit goes, economic growth will follow. For the first time in the history of Georgia, a state-level entity – the ATL (Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority) – will have a sole and…