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How Small, Cheap, Solar-Powered Sensors Could Change the Game for Bridge Inspections

It often takes a basket lift, hammers and chisels, and lots of safety equipment when a work crew inspects one of the nation’s 600,000 bridges.

The federal government requires such analyses every two years for each of those spans, a costly and time-consuming endeavor.

But what if we could install sensors that would deliver data wirelessly on a bridge’s condition, allowing transportation engineers to monitor its health all the time?

COMTO Youth Symposium

On Saturday, July 12th, 2014, graduate students from Georgia Tech took part in the first annual Transportation Career Expo Fair at the Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium. This symposium was sponsored by the DC-based Committee of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) during their 43rd annual National Meeting and Training Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Transportation Speaker Series 2014

GTI is proud to announce the first four Transportation Speaker Series events of the 2014-2015 school year. These events will be held on Thursdays at 11:00 am, in the Mason Building's room 1133. Topics for the speaker series include:

Georgia Tech's Watkins presents at Georgia/Carolinas Precast Concrete Institute

The Georgia/Carolinas Precast Concrete Institute's annual membership meeting was held from June 12-15 of this year, and one of Georgia Tech's own was among those invited to present at the meeting. At the meeting, which was held in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Dr. Watkins gave a presentation on some of her group's ongoing research.

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