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  • Georgia Tech Solar Decathlon Team Wins Prize

    A team from Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture, School of Building Construction, and School of Computational Science and Engineering won first place in the category for net-zero energy, urban single-family home at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, April 12-14 2019, held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that tasks student teams with designing and building highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. This year, the Department of Energy combined two student building design competitions to create the new Solar Decathlon competition.

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  • Georgia Tech to Launch State’s First Sustainability Master’s Program

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is launching a new Master’s of Science in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM) — the only graduate degree in Georgia fully dedicated to sustainability issues.

    The highly technical, science-based, and interdisciplinary program — approved by the Board of Regents on Feb. 12, 2019 — will prepare students to deliver fact-based policy expertise through robust analytical techniques and a deep understanding of energy and environmental issues and sustainability practices.

    “This professionally focused degree will allow Georgia Tech to educate the next generation of sustainability leaders in corporate, government, and non-governmental organizations,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs and K. Harrison Brown Family Chair. “Georgia Tech is proud to deliver innovative, affordable, and top-quality education in high-demand areas such as sustainability to meet the needs of our evolving workforce."

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