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.
Two Georgia Southern teams competed in the annual Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI) Westobou Hackthon in Augusta, GA — and both placed in the top 3! The first place team of Computer Science students Charles Arvey, Robby Bryant, Samuel Cavedo and William Holliday earned a paid internship with RSI. The third place team comprised IT students Travis Crowe, Regina Ravuth and Renita Ravuth.
In the 2014 Hackathon, each team had four hours to create a website for a specific company, and were provided with content and a set of images. IT team member Travis Crowe enthused: “We learned quite a bit after seeing what the other teams created and from all the help RSI’s employees provided during the competition. Not only was this an opportunity to showcase our skills, it was a chance to network and make new friends with others in our profession.”