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    • George Washington and Slaves in the Executive Mansion 

      Alexander, Eleanor (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-03-27)
      George Washington, a slave owner, did not give a second thought to staffing the President’s House with human chattel from his Virginia plantation. Working in the Executive Mansion was better than working in the field, ...
    • Georgia Tech Inventors & Innovators 

      Somers, Marilyn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-10-31)
      Marilyn Somers is the Director of Georgia Tech's Living History Program. Her talk on this occasion featured inventors and innovators who graduated from Georgia Tech. Featured: Joe Byrd, III (GE 38), inventor of the Mark ...
    • The GT Accessible Aquarium Project 

      Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-07)
      Zoos and aquaria are in the business of educating and entertaining the visiting public. However, as the number of people with disabilities living in the community has grown, and as public environments have become more ...
    • Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Louisiana's Transportation Infrastructure 

      Rix, Glenn J.; DesRoches, Reginald (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03-28)
      Hurricane Katrina's storm surge and high winds had a devastating impact on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Although the extensive damage to residential areas continues to receive attention in the media, the damage to key ...
    • Hybrots: Using Cultured Neurons to Control Robots and Study Learning 

      Potter, Steve M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-02-22)
      What changes about your brain when you learn something? When you forget? How do brains compute? How can brain-style computation be used in artificial systems? The Potter Group, part of the Laboratory for Neuroengineering ...
    • Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School 

      Dorn, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-27)
      The terrorist attack that killed more than 300 schoolchildren, teachers and parents in Russia shocked the conscience of the world in 2004. Clearly, there are lessons to be learned from this and other atrocities. However, ...
    • Intelligent Design in the Classroom? 

      Borenstein, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-11-28)
      Controversy continues to circulate about evolution, raising the issue of whether public schools are the appropriate forum for teaching about the subject matter. In recent years, critics have offered forward a view ...
    • Making Computer Science 101: Fun with Robots 

      Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-06)
      We're trying an experiment here at Georgia Tech: We're teaching freshman Computer Science 101 (CS 1301 to be exact) with personal robots. Every student has her own robot to take home and work with. All the fundamentals of ...
    • Meet your neighbor! An introduction to social insects in Atlanta 

      Goodisman, Michael A. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-10-02)
      Social insects, including ants, bees, wasps, and termites, are "among the greatest achievements of evolution". They dominate terrestrial environments and make up a substantial part of the animal biomass. The tremendous ...
    • Music, Science, and Technology 

      Hunt, William D.; Valk, Henry (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-03)
      Music and its performance have been part of our inheritance since primitive times. But what is music? How do we produce and hear it? How are popular instruments that we use to perform it, such as the guitar and piano, ...
    • Not Lost in Space: Science and Technology as Women's Work in Postwar Science Fiction 

      Yaszek, Lisa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-09-27)
      The new technologies that proliferated after World War II — including everything from atomic bombs and communication satellites to deep freezers and automatic coffee makers — radically transformed American thinking about ...
    • Older Adult Expertise in Emotion Regulation: Gains and Costs 

      Blanchard-Fields, Fredda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09-16)
      Despite research that shows cognitive decline as we grow older, changes in emotion show a positive developmental trajectory. This talk will address two questions. What are the skills older adults possess and use when ...
    • Self-organizing logistics systems 

      Bartholdi, John J., III (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-09-04)
      The social insects, such as bees or ants, operate complex logistics systems that are efficient even though no agent is in charge. Instead of a centralized control, each agent follows a simple local rule and an efficient ...
    • Sports Scheduling 

      Nemhauser, George L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-10-25)
      College and professional sports, including basketball, baseball, football and hockey, is a multi-billion dollar industry with a substantial part of the revenue derived from television. To maximize revenue, it is crucial ...
    • Thinking Outside the Black Box: Getting People Excited about Science and Engineering 

      Ludovice, Peter J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-09-19)
      A number of societal factors are contributing to society's decreasing interest in science and technology, despite its ubiquitous presence in modern society. These factors include everything from the failure of scientists ...
    • Visionary or Autocrat: Pat Crecine and Georgia Tech Reorganization, 1988-1990 

      Giebelhaus, August (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02-28)
      The adminstration of Georgia Tech's ninth president, John Patrick "Pat" Crecine, was the most controversial in the school's history. The period from 1987 to 1994 would become marked by much change and significant ...