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A long string of successes in the technology sector characterizes Ann Dunkin’s (BSIE 86, MSIE 88) career. Much of that she attributes to being in the right place at the right time. This profile covers many of Dunkin's successes in the tech sector and in working for government organizations.
From an early age, Drew Klaer has been involved in sports, whether swimming and playing water polo in high school or managing teams in college. Now, he is making sports the focus of his professional career. Klaer recently sat down for a quick Q-&-A about his time at Georgia Tech, his work with the Atlanta Braves, and how he uses his ISyE skills in his current role with the Atlanta Hawks.
Tonight (March 29) is metro Atlanta’s final, best chance to see the International Space Station (ISS) before Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough returns to Earth on April 10. The orbiting laboratory will speed across the sky for five minutes beginning at 8:15.
Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough (M.S. Operations Research 1998) will be in space a bit longer than expected. NASA has announced that Kimbrough will stay onboard the International Space Station (ISS) until April 10. He was originally scheduled to leave at the end of this month. Kimbrough has been on the orbiting laboratory since October 21.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy named Juan Pablo Vielma (Ph.D. IE 2009) as one of the recipients of the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Clean water and sanitation for the developing country of Tanzania are the focus of ISyE alumna Tracy Hawkins. Hawkins is the face of SAFE Water Now (SWN), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization providing expertise, services, and resources to solve the problem of unsafe drinking water in Tanzania.
Bill George (BSIE 64, Honorary Ph.D. 08), former CEO of Medtronic, is Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School specializing in developing authentic leaders. His wife, Dr. Penny George, is a leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. Together, they founded the George Family Foundation in 1994 to support programs they are passionate about and that transform lives by changing the systems affecting those lives for the better.
ISyE alumna Mallory Soldner is an advanced analytics manager for UPS. She recently gave a TED talk that was featured on the TED website and has been viewed almost 675,000 times. In this interview, Soldner discusses her passion for solving humanitarian issues and the idea of data philanthropy, which was the subject of her TED talk.