Georgia Southern has announced a significant contribution from Gulfstream to support research and education at the University. $100,000 of the funds will go to advance the infrastructure of the new Manufacturing Engineering program. The money will also help develop the MfgE curriculum and purchase equipment to ensure that students have the benefits of solid, hands-on experience. Students will also benefit from an additional $75,000 earmarked for co-op programs and internships. “Gulfstream’s gift to support he program bolsters not only the company’s long-standing relationship with the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, but also demonstrates how important this new program is to train professionals for local and regional industry,” said Mohammad Davoud, Ph.D., P.E., Dean of the College. “Gulfstream’s future depends on the strength of tomorrow’s workforce,” said Mark Bennett, senior manager, Community Investment at Gulfstream.”
In summer 2014, CECM faculty Younghan Jung and Junsuk Kang led a group of 11 Construction Management students on a Study Abroad trip to South Korea. The students enrolled in six credit hours of upper-level CM courses, attended lectures and went on several field trips during the month-long trip.
After learning about the Korean culture, the students focused on learning about state-of-the-art construction technologies and processes. Lecturers came from the Korean Aerospace university, the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis, oil refining plants and other private sector facilities. The group visited the Korean Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, the Lotte World Tower, and the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang.
In the final week of the program, students participated in a week-long internship in Sejong City at the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Administration. Students gained hands-on experience in new construction technology being used in many projects throughout the city.
The Georgia Engineering Foundation has awarded ten scholarships to engineering students at Georgia Southern. The GEF awarded a total of $84,000 to 44 students across Georgia. This was the first year Georgia Southern students were eligible, as applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program. Georgia Southern’s engineering programs were accredited by ABET in August 2014.
The scholarship winners will receive a scholarship certificate and their scholarship check at the annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 18 in Dunwoody, GA.
The Georgia Southern game development team of Scott Morris and Robert McLaughlin advanced to the SIEGE Convention in Atlanta. Of the 448 people registered to compete in the HHS Game Jam, only 16 teams were chosen to advance to the SIEGE Games for Health. The topic of the games was HIV awareness and prevention. Scott and Robert are students in the Department of Computer Sciences and members of the Aurora Game Development Club.
On Friday, September 19, 2014, two NASA representatives talked about the mission of the Marshall Space Flight Center with more than 70 CEIT students. Kat Balch and Miranda Martin of NASA also discussed the many internship options for CEIT students at the Marshall Space Flight Center and other NASA facilities.