Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band is the official marching band of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Founded in 1908 by a group of 14 students, the Georgia Tech Band is one of the school's oldest student organizations; the Yellow Jacket Marching Band performs at all home football games, the pep band, composed of a contingent of marching band members, plays at all home basketball games. At least a portion of the marching band or pep band travels to most away games, as financed by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Includes the directorships of Robert L. Bidez, Mike Greenblatt, Frank Roman Robert L. "Biddy" Bidez of Mobile, Alabama founded the Georgia Tech band in 1908 along with 13 other students. Bidez was the student leader of the band from its inception in 1908 until he graduated from the school in 1912 with a degree in Textiles; the band was first chartered on January 1, 1911, making it one of the school's oldest student organizations. M. A. "Mike" Greenblatt was a student who directed the band from the Fall of 1912 through 1913.
Frank "Wop" Roman was Georgia Tech's first professional band leader. He came to Tech in 1913 to play piccolo in the band, became the director the next fall, he continued until his death on December 19, 1928. He wrote Tech's Alma Mater, as well as the arrangements for Ramblin' Wreck and Up With the White and Gold. Georgia Tech was the first Southern college to have its songs recorded. Since the songs have been published in a variety of compilations; the Iota chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band fraternity, was founded under Roman's directorship in 1924. Includes the directorship of A. J. Garing In 1929, Major A. J. Garing was hired to replace Frank Roman. Garing was a member of the John Phillip Sousa Band. In 1931, Georgia Tech's Alma Mater and the fight song "Up With the White and Gold" were copyrighted. Includes the directorship of Ben Logan Sisk Ben Logan Sisk succeeded Major Garing, served as director until his retirement in 1975. In 1954, two of the nine women who were enrolled at Tech, Trombonist Teresa Thomas and flutist Paula Stevenson, became the first female members of the band.
During his term as director, the Music Department was established under Tech's general college and participation in the band and other music programs could be counted as free elective academic credits. The band found its first permanent home in the Crenshaw Building, behind the Varsity Drive-In on 3rd Street. During this time the band would march through the 3rd street tunnel under the Atlanta Downtown Connector to get to the football games at Grant Field; the fans would know the band was on its way because the drum corps would line the sides of the tunnel as the rest of the band marched through it. The echoing drums could be heard in the stadium. Georgia Tech sold the Crenshaw Building and the land to the Varsity, the band moved into the former Church of God, on the corner of Ferst Drive and Hemphill Avenue. In 1970, athletic director Bobby Dodd requested that the band no longer play Dixie at basketball games. Dodd extended this request to football games as well. You've Said It All was substituted for Dixie as the song played at the end of the third quarter of football games and during a timeout in the second half of basketball games.
The song was chosen because of the popularity of the song when the band had played it as part of an advertisement for the Atlanta Beverage Company. The Epsilon Theta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, an honorary band sorority, was founded in 1973 as the counterpart to Kappa Kappa Psi. Includes the directorship of Edward Bridges and Ken Durham and part of James "Bucky" Johnson's directorship Edward Bridges was hired as the band's new director in 1975. Bridges came from an assistant directorship of the band at the University of Georgia and was retired from the Air Force. Bridges' style of leadership differed from Sisk's and created immediate tensions between him and the band's student leadership, which had traditionally been in charge of the band's day-to-day operations; some former band members have posited that this was intentional, that the Institute administration was looking to take back control of the band from the students. It is unclear whether Bridges' selection as director was done with or without the input of the band's leadership at the time.
The positions of band officers remained, but in a diminished capacity. The clash between Bridges' leadership style and the band's culture resulted in Bridges' departure, he was replaced by Ken Durham, hired as assistant band director in 1976. Durham had been a music educator in Atlanta for many years and had directed the band at Headland High School in the 1960s, he served as the band's director until 1983. Despite tensions, the band, in fact Tech's music program as a whole, underwent significant growth and changes during Bridges' tenure as band director and head of the music department. In the summer of 1975, the music department moved from the Crenshaw building to the Couch Building Couch Elementary School. In 1976, an institute restructuring moved the Music Department from the general college to the College of Sciences and Liberal Studies; this allowed band members and members of other music programs to count their participation toward their degrees' humanities requirement rather than just a free elective.
In 1977, the Georgia Tec
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Men's Basketball team represents the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in NCAA Division I basketball. The team plays its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the school's Atlanta campus and is coached by Josh Pastner. Under the tenure of Bobby Cremins, Georgia Tech established itself as a national force in basketball. Cremins led his team to the first ACC tournament victory in school history in 1985 and in 1990 he took Georgia Tech to the school's first Final Four appearance ever. Cremins retired from Georgia Tech in 2000 with the school's best winning percentage as a head coach; the Yellow Jackets returned to the Final Four in 2004 under Paul Hewitt and lost in the national title game, losing to UConn. Overall, the team has won 1,352 games and lost 1,226 games, a.524 win percentage. Georgia Tech's first recorded official participation in basketball was in 1906, when a small club organized under Coach Chapman, they won two of the three games. The next time Tech had a basketball team, it was under the famous coach John Heisman Tech's baseball and football coach.
Heisman had a winning percentage of.142 that season and improved the team's percentage to.500 in 1912 and 1913. Since that time, Georgia Tech has forged a solid basketball program on the strength of coaches like John Hyder and Bobby Cremins, such players as Roger Kaiser, Rich Yunkus, Mark Price, Craig "Noodles" Neal, John Salley, Tom Hammonds, Matt Harpring. Georgia Tech became a charter member of the Southeastern Conference in 1932 and won the conference title in 1938. Coach Hyder, whose teams won 292 games in twenty-two seasons, put the program on the national map when his 1955 team defeated Adolph Rupp's Kentucky team, ending the Wildcats' 129-game winning streak at home; the Yellow Jackets played their first NCAA tournament game in 1960. Coached by Hyder and led by all-American Kaiser, the team defeated Ohio University before losing in the second round to the eventual champion, Ohio State. Hyder continued to have strong teams in the 1970s. In 1964, Georgia Tech's final season in the Southeastern Conference, the team went undefeated at home and was the conference runner-up.
In 1971 the Yellow Jackets, led by Yunkus, reached the finals of the National Invitation Tournament but lost to the University of North Carolina. Georgia Tech became a charter member of the Metro Conference in 1975, became the eighth member of the ACC in 1978; as of the 2007–08 season, the Yellow Jackets have won three ACC Tournament championships and been the ACC's top seed twice. Through 2017, Georgia Tech has received sixteen berths in the NCAA tournament, seven of its teams have made it to the Sweet Sixteen; the 1985 team, led by head coach Bobby Cremins and players Mark Price, Duane Ferrell, Yvon Joseph, Craig Neal, Bruce Dalrymple, John Salley, won the school's first ACC championship and advanced to the final eight in the NCAA tournament. In the 1990 tournament, the trio of Kenny Anderson, Dennis Scott, & Brian Oliver carried the Yellow Jackets all the way to the Final Four, where they lost to eventual champion UNLV in the national semi-finals. In 1992, Cremins led an inexperienced Tech team to the Sweet 16, thanks in no small part to James Forrest's buzzer-beating game-winning 3-pointer in the second round against USC.
The following year, the Yellow Jackets won the ACC Tournament. Georgia Tech's nine consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament from the mid-1980s and the early 1990s accounted for the nation's fourth-longest active streak before it ended in 1994. In 1996, the team finished first in the ACC's regular season and returned to the tournament behind future NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. Cremins's nineteen-year tenure stands as the team's most successful era. Cremins is third among all ACC coaches. Upon his retirement after the 1999–2000 season, his teams had won 354 games and lost 237 for a.599 winning percentage. The floor at Alexander Memorial Coliseum is named "Cremins Court" in his honor. In 2000, head coach Paul Hewitt was hired away from Siena College and helped to revitalize the Yellow Jacket program. In his first season, Georgia Tech beat UCLA, Kentucky and five ACC rivals that were ranked en route to an NCAA tournament appearance. Georgia Tech experienced a Cinderella season in 2003–2004: winning the Preseason NIT, ending Duke's 41-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium, making it to the school's second Final Four and first national championship game, in which they lost by nine points to UConn.
Notable players sent to the NBA under Hewitt include Chris Bosh, Jarrett Jack, Mario West, Luke Schenscher, Thaddeus Young, Will Bynum and Anthony Morrow. In back-to-back years, Hewitt successfully recruited national top-10 high school prospects in Iman Shumpert and Derrick Favors. During the 2009–2010 season, the Yellow Jackets played for the ACC tournament championship game as well as earning Hewitt's fifth NCAA tournament appearance at Tech, they advanced to the round of 32. Georgia Tech finished the 2010–11 season 13–18. On March 12, 2011, Paul Hewitt was dismissed as the head coach of the Georgia Tech after eleven seasons. Brian Gregory was appointed as his successor, Georgia Tech's thirteenth men's basketball coach, on March 28, 2011. Brian Gregory, who led Dayton to 97 victories over his last four seasons there and worked under Tom Izzo at Michigan State when the Spartans won the 2000 NCAA Championship, was named Georgia Tech's head men's basketball coach on March 28, 2011. In their first sea
S. Price Gilbert
Stirling Price Gilbert Sr. was a lawyer and justice in Georgia. Gilbert was born on January 1862 in Stewart County, Georgia. In 1883 he graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science, in 1885 he graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Laws. Gilbert was admitted to the bar in 1885, practiced law in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia. From 1888 to 1893, he was a member of Georgia House of Representatives, from 1888 to 1893, he was a Georgia superior court judge. 1908-16. From 1916 to 1937, Gilbert was a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia. From 1943 to 1950, Gilbert served on the Georgia Board of Regents. Gilbert helped establish the Georgia State College for Women, donated funds for the construction of the Gilbert men's infirmary at the University of Georgia, donated funds towards the design and construction of the S. Price Gilbert Library at the Georgia Institute of Technology, completed and dedicated on November 21, 1953
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering
The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology provides formal education and research in more than 10 fields of engineering, including aerospace, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical, materials engineering and biomolecular engineering, plus polymer and fiber engineering. The College of Engineering is the oldest college of the Institute, existing from the inception of Georgia Tech; the history of the College of Engineering spans more than 125 years, since the founding of Georgia Tech. Beginning with classes for mechanical engineering in 1888, the College of Engineering has evolved into separate Schools for more than 10 fields of engineering; the College of Engineering is ranked by U. S. News & World Report as fourth within the United States; the 2008 rankings put the industrial engineering program as the best in the nation and the school of aerospace engineering as second. The 2011 rankings put the biomedical engineering graduate program as second in the nation.
Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering School of Civil and Environmental Engineering School of Electrical and Computer Engineering H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering School of Materials Science and Engineering George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering The offices of the College of Engineering are located on the third floor of Tech Tower. Official website
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology referred to as Georgia Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; the school was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. It offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology, it is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, business administration, the sciences and design. Georgia Tech is ranked 8th among all public national universities in the United States, 7th in the Best Engineering Schools ranking, 35th among all colleges and universities in the United States by U.
S. News & World Report rankings, 34th among global universities in the world by Times Higher Education rankings. Georgia Tech has been ranked as the "smartest" public college in America. Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are a part of alumni life; the school's intercollegiate competitive sports teams, the four-time football national champion Yellow Jackets, the nationally recognized fight song "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech", have helped keep Georgia Tech in the national spotlight. Georgia Tech fields eight men's and seven women's teams that compete in the NCAA Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference; the idea of a technology school in Georgia was introduced in 1865 during the Reconstruction period. Two former Confederate officers, Major John Fletcher Hanson and Nathaniel Edwin Harris, who had become prominent citizens in the town of Macon, Georgia after the Civil War believed that the South needed to improve its technology to compete with the industrial revolution, occurring throughout the North.
However, because the American South of that era was populated by agricultural workers and few technical developments were occurring, a technology school was needed. In 1882, the Georgia State Legislature authorized a committee, led by Harris, to visit the Northeast to see firsthand how technology schools worked, they were impressed by the polytechnic educational models developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science. The committee recommended adapting the Worcester model, which stressed a combination of "theory and practice", the "practice" component including student employment and production of consumer items to generate revenue for the school. On October 13, 1885, Georgia Governor Henry D. McDaniel signed the bill to create and fund the new school. In 1887, Atlanta pioneer Richard Peters donated to the state 4 acres of the site of a failed garden suburb called Peters Park; the site was bounded on the south by North Avenue, on the west by Cherry Street.
He sold five adjoining acres of land to the state for US$10,000. This land was near Atlanta's northern city limits at the time of its founding, although the city has expanded several miles beyond it. A historical marker on the large hill in Central Campus notes the site occupied by the school's first buildings once held fortifications to protect Atlanta during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War; the surrender of the city took place on the southwestern boundary of the modern Georgia Tech campus in 1864. The Georgia School of Technology opened in the fall of 1888 with two buildings. One building had classrooms to teach students, it was designed for students to produce goods to sell and fund the school. The two buildings were equal in size to show the importance of teaching both the mind and the hands, though, at the time, there was some disagreement to whether the machine shop should have been used to turn a profit. On October 20, 1905, U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Georgia Tech.
On the steps of Tech Tower, Roosevelt delivered a speech about the importance of technological education. He shook hands with every student. Georgia Tech's Evening School of Commerce began holding classes in 1912; the evening school admitted its first female student in 1917, although the state legislature did not authorize attendance by women until 1920. Annie T. Wise became the first female graduate in 1919 and was Georgia Tech's first female faculty member the following year. In 1931, the Board of Regents transferred control of the Evening School of Commerce to the University of Georgia and moved the civil and electrical engineering courses at UGA to Tech. Tech replaced the commerce school with what became the College of Business; the commerce school would split from UGA and become Georgia State University. In 1934, the Engineering Experiment Station was founded by W. Harry Vaughan with an initial budget of $5,000 and 13 part-time faculty. Founded as the Georgia School of Technology, Georgia Tech assumed its pre
The Technique known as the "'Nique", is the official student newspaper of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and has referred to itself as "the South's liveliest college newspaper" since 1945. As of the fall semester of 2011, the Technique has a weekly circulation of 10,000, distributed to numerous locations on the Georgia Tech campus and a handful of locations in the surrounding area; the first issue of the Technique was published on November 17, 1911, the paper has printed continuously since its founding. The paper publishes weekly throughout the regular school year and covers news and issues specific to the Georgia Tech community. In 2004 it was one of 25 collegiate newspapers to receive the Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press. A publication known as The Georgia Tech was the Georgia Institute of Technology's first student newspaper, it was the second student publication to be established on campus. The Georgia Tech published a "Commencement Issue" that reviewed sporting events and gave information about each class.
The "Commencement Issue" was similar to the Technique's Freshman Issue. The Technique was founded in 1911; the first issue featured an article by legendary football coach John Heisman. The Technique has been published weekly since, except for a brief period that the paper was published twice weekly; this period ran from January 14, 1948, to September 6, 1956. The Georgia Tech and the Technique operated separately for several years following the Technique's establishment, though the two publications merged in 1916. Several sources claim that the Technique is among a number of student organizations to be founded by the ANAK Society; the Technique is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters, with the exceptions of "dead week", finals week, spring break and is published biweekly during the summer semester. As of the 2005–2006 publication year, the paper has taken a hiatus the week prior to spring break. General staff meetings are held on Tuesdays, when the majority of story assignments are made to a volunteer writing staff.
Deadline is on Wednesday nights during weeks when the paper is published, the copy is sent to the printer on Thursday morning. The paper is distributed around the campus on the Friday of that week; the Technique's office is located in the northwest corner of the Student Services Building. The paper is operated by a staff of 50 paid and unpaid students, as well as two permanent, non-student staff members; as Georgia Tech has no journalism school, the Technique welcomes all students within the institute to contribute to its content. The Technique is funded by advertisements, to a lesser extent by Tech's Student Government Association; the Technique is between 16 and 40 pages long, the length of an issue being dependent upon the number of advertisements purchased for a given week. The paper is organized into five sections: News, Entertainment and Sports; the most well-known of the special issues the Technique publishes is a satire of the University of Georgia's student newspaper. The tradition of this parody dates back to the first issue of the Technique, published with the intent of taunting Georgia Tech's rival school, has its roots in the embittered rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.
It is published just before the two schools compete in football and is one of the last issues of the fall semester. The parody is known as "To Hell With Georgia", after the school's popular cheer. On years where the schools play their football match at UGA's Sanford Stadium, Technique staff distribute the issue across UGA's campus. In 2009, the THWGA issue was printed with an incorrect year in the masthead, though the date was corrected in the version posted online; the Freshman Issue is another special edition of the Technique. It is the first issue published each academic year and is by far the longest issue, with each of the sections about as long as a normal issue; the content centers on the themes of welcoming freshmen and welcoming returning students back to Tech. The Freshman Issue contains a special section dedicated to helping freshmen become more acquainted with Tech and its customs, it is the only issue in which content from previous issues is reprinted. Other special editions include the Homecoming issue, the April Fool's issue and the "Best of Tech" issue, the final issue of the spring semester.
The Technique featured an anonymous humor column called "Two Bits", authored by the mysterious Two Bits Man, a sarcastic, everyday virtuoso who concerns himself with Tech- and university-specific subjects. His articles range from relentless sickly sniffles to school-wide subjects of controversy or interest. Popular targets for his scorn include Georgia Tech's Parking department and School of Physics, whereas he praises the President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough, who he refers to as "Funk Masta G. Wa
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is a department in the Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering, Peking University College of Engineering dedicated to the study of and research in biomedical engineering, is named after the pioneering engineer and Georgia Tech alumnus Wallace H. Coulter; the graduate program has ranked 2nd in USNWR rankings, while the undergraduate program ranks 1st in USNWR rankings. Georgia Tech Provost and Vice President Michael E. Thomas and the Emory Dean of Medicine Thomas J. Lawley established an Advisory Committee of Georgia Tech and Emory faculty to address new opportunities in biomedical engineering; the Committee met on June 2, 1997 and was charged to develop a set of recommendations for an innovative and unique Department of Biomedical Engineering, joint with Georgia Tech and Emory and that will enable both institutions to maximize research and educational opportunities in fields of intersecting biomedical interest.
The Committee was required to report to Drs. Thomas and Lawley no than August 15, 1997; the following is a summary of the recommendations from the Committee: The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department will be twofold: to educate and prepare students to reach the forefront of leadership in the field of biomedical engineering. Recognized as one of the most influential inventors of the twentieth century, Wallace Coulter studied electronics as a student at Georgia Tech in the early 1930s. Several student organizations exist within the department; the first organization to be founded is a local chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society. The organization's award-winning newsletter, The Pioneer, branched off and became its own chartered organization; the Biomedical Research and Opportunities Society was founded in 2010 and went on to become Georgia Tech's "Best New Organization" for the academic year. Official website BMES Chapter page