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,…

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…

Mercedes-Benz USA Opens New Headquarters in Sandy Springs

DRIVING INNOVATION: MERCEDES-BENZ USA OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN SANDY SPRINGS By Lisa R. Schoolcraft When luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) decided to build its new corporate headquarters in metro Atlanta’s Sandy Springs, the company wanted a building that looked as innovative as its vehicles. “All the stars are aligned,” said Dietmar Exler, President and…

Interactive Technology: From Novelty to Need

How Virtual and Augment Reality Can Help Improve the Design Process and Your Firm’s Bottom Line By Lori Johnston   The state’s $122 million Judicial Complex isn’t set to open until the fall of 2019, but the judges who will work in the complex have already toured — and even suggested design improvements for —…

100 Influential Women to Know

100 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN TO KNOW Spanning Founders, CEOs, Principals and Rising Leaders, These Females are Impacting Georgia’s Engineering Community Across the Peach State, women are influencing the design, growth and success of communities, businesses and projects. They are women of character, integrity and purpose. These are females who took the bold step to found their…

Making Georgia an Economic Powerhouse

MAKING GEORGIA AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE Governor Nathan Deal Takes a Look at the State’s Successes and the Year Ahead By Lori Johnston In an exclusive interview with Engineering Georgia magazine, Governor Nathan Deal shares his perspective after more than seven years in office – and Georgians have a lot to be proud of. Gov. Deal, whose…

Making Transit Work Across Georgia

Making Transit Work Across Georgia  As Investment in and Support of MARTA Grows, State Leaders Look at Plans for a Cohesive Regional System  By Allison Floyd  Rhonda Briggins watches how her 34-year-old niece gets around town and knows that public transit will soon become a more critical part of Georgia’s transportation system.   “She takes two buses and a train to get to work. She gets…

Avoiding the Summer Slide with STEM Camps

Avoiding the Summer Slide with STEM Camps By Nikki Welch STEM education shouldn’t be limited to the classroom alone – especially if your child has a passion for the engineering, technology and sciences that shape our world. During the months of summer vacation, summer learning loss can cost students up to two months of reading…