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March 2010 Issue

Campus Digest

Georgia Tech’s College of Management is ranked one of the nation’s Top 50 undergraduate programs in business and 19th among public universities, according to the latest rankings of Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

The rankings are based on surveys of recruiters and student satisfaction as well as job placement statistics and measures of academic quality.

“We consistently hear from recruiters that they are impressed with how exceptionally well our graduates perform within their organizations, so it is nice to see this recognized in the ranking,” says Nancy Gimbel, director of the College of Management’s Undergraduate Program.

Students surveyed awarded the college an “A+” grade in Job Placement and a “A” for Teaching Quality.

“In recent years, we have greatly enhanced advising services and dramatically expanded career services and freshman recruiting. We’re consistently seeking ways to improve our program, streamline operations, and provide an exceptional undergraduate experience for our students.”

More than $17 million worth of NASA Space Shuttle parts are scheduled for donation to Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

Anticipating a day when the shuttles are no longer flying, NASA created a program through which universities, schools and science museums would be allowed to apply to receive and house spacecraft components, flight hardware, and other authentic artifacts from the Space Shuttle program. CSU’s space center applied for the program and learned last week that when NASA no longer needs them, Columbus is slated to receive a treasure trove of shuttle artifacts. “The addition of these historic and valuable artifacts to the inventory of CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center constitutes a new era for this facility, a tremendous increase in teaching tools for its educational programming, and an amazing new opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of space scientists and engineers,” said Shawn T. Cruzen, executive director of Coca-Cola Space Science Center and chair of the university’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

“This collection coming to Columbus also represents a remarkable opportunity for the city and the region to increase tourism and benefit the local economy.”

The artifacts would be not be available until at least January 2011, which gives Cruzen and his staff needed time to figure out how to properly store and display all the pieces coming.

Posted by John Vanchella on March 01, 2010
Published in: On Campus

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