Tom Petty may have said it best when he sang, “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.” For high school seniors applying to college, these lyrics have never rung as true as they do now. Mary Tipton Woolley, associate director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, offers three song-based tips to help students survive the admissions waiting game.
There is a renewed focus on the need for vaccines following the recent measles outbreak linked to Disneyland. Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann, co-directors of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech, stress the need for parents to vaccinate their children. The center co-created a tool to help parents and physicians schedule catch-up vaccinations.
What if there were a way to save millions of lives, prevent hundreds of thousands of people from suffering paralysis or other maladies and reduce pain and suffering all with minimal cost or impact?
Vaccines are this medical magic bullet, enabling the body to develop immunity against infectious diseases, which often have no specific treatment or can be fatal.
However, despite years of research and practical evidence supporting the benefits of vaccines, there are still some skeptics who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children.
About a week ago, the weather forecast models suggested a strong storm developing off the east coast of the U.S. Subsequent forecasts were issued for catastrophic snowfall amounts for the coastal northeast U.S., including New York City. Government officials responded by shutting down transportation systems. On Tuesday morning, there was relatively little snow on the ground in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, although there is considerable snowfall to the North.
This has engendered considerable discussion regarding the weather prediction models, communication of the forecast, and the response to the forecast. My diagnosis of the problem and recommendation are at the end of the post.
During his State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted the issue of hiring veterans. James Wilburn is director of military programs for Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). It's an issue near his heart after having served 22 years in the U.S. Army and working daily with transitioning military personnel in his role at GTPE.
As a veteran, I know personally that the president’s call to every CEO rings true: “if you want somebody who's going to get the job done, hire a veteran.” However, while veterans already have much of the training, skills, and experience to get the job done, I’ve seen firsthand the difficulties servicemen and women face when transitioning from the military to civilian life. From how a supervisor differs from a commanding officer to interviewing and creating a LinkedIn profile, veterans need guidance in navigating the nuances of the private sector.