Students Participate in Study Abroad in Germany

Georgia Southern Mechanical Engineering students along with their faculty mentor, Dr. Valentin Soloiu, traveled to Germany this summer as part of the 2018 Study Abroad Program: Engineering in Germany: Energy, Technology, and the Environment. As part of a two week technical and societal emersion experience, students are pictured visiting the residence of the Bavarian king (top) and BMW’ World Headquarters in Munich (bottom). In addition, they spent several days at our sister institution Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, they toured major Munich Museums, explored Innsbruck Austria, and visited the memorial at the Dachau Concentration Camp. Prior to leaving for Germany, participants spent two weeks on the Georgia Southern campus engaged in hands-on renewable energy activities.


Recent Graduate at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab

James Shaw, a recent graduate of the BSME program at Georgia Southern, is currently working at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL). The NBL is an astronaut training facility operated by NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Neutral-buoyancy diving is used to simulate the weightlessness of space travel. James can be seen in the top-left position in the picture below.

Dr. Mitra Honored with Best Presentation Award at International Conference

Dr. Aniruddha Mitra was honored with the Best Presentation Award at the 20th International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS) that took place March 12-13, 2018 in Miami, FL. Dr. Mitra’s conference paper and presentation was on “Nanoparticle Exposure Levels in Indoor and Outdoor Demolition sites.”  He also served as a Session Chair at the conference.

Honor Society Chapter Wins National Service Award

Pi Tau Sigma is the International Honor Society for Mechanical Engineers. The Pi Tau Sigma mission is to strive to create better engineers through commitment to academic excellence and dedication to service.  Each year, Pi Tau Sigma recognizes three chapters for the Outstanding Performance award and three chapters for the Outstanding Service Award. Georgia Southern Beta Iota, the chapter of Pi Tau Sigma at Georgia Southern University, was given the Outstanding Service Award at the 2018 Annual Convention hosted by The University of Miami in Miami, FL. The award was accepted by Elizabeth Robinson, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Georgia Southern, and the local chapter President. For more information, feel free to contact Dr. David Calamas, the Faculty Advisor of the student organization.

Student Eagle Week

Eagle Week is a week-long series of spirited events designed to bring together members of the Georgia Southern community to learn about and celebrate our institution. With a mix of social and educational activities, you’ll have many opportunities to share your pride in the Eagle Nation.

You won’t want to miss events like “Find the Blue,” a daily challenge to locate free t-shirts on all three campuses, cookouts with University deans and President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., and browsing events featuring local vendors. The Eagle Week finale, the Big Blue Party, will take place on the Armstrong Campus on Friday.

Check out GeorgiaSouthern.edu/EagleWeek for a full list of activities and events, and be sure to use #GSEagleWeek on social media for a chance to be featured on the website!

Welcome to the new Georgia Southern, and we look forward to celebrating with you!

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