Outreach

Air Canada Visit

Robert Milton, former President and CEO of Air Canada, recently paid a visit to Dr. Laurie Garrow's aviation research group. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Mr. Milton graduated from Georgia Tech in 1983 with a degree in Industrial Management. He worked for nearly a decade in several areas of the airline industry, before finding his way to Air Canada in 1992. The insightful discussions of that day ultimately resulted in Mr. Milton inviting Dr. Garrow and her students to Montreal to spend a day at Air Canada's headquarters. The group, consisting of undergraduate student Susan Hotle,...

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Tour

Twenty Georgia Tech transportation stu­dents were given an exclusive look at one of the world’s largest airports. Seth Young, associate professor and director of the Center of Aviation at the Ohio State Uni­versity, arranged the tour of the Atlanta airport through a former student, Chaim Van Prooyen, an operations agent; and colleague Moniqua Williams, an aviation planner. After listening to Young speak on the complexity of the nation’s current aviation system infrastructure, the group hopped on MARTA (of course) for the trip to the airport. Everyone had a great time, says...

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Local High School Students Rule the Air!

Thirteen high school students learned how to reach for the stars – or at least the friendly skies – at the 2011 Rule the Air! Summer Camp. The one-week camp let participants compete against other would-be CEOs in charge of their own complete simulated airline, managing aircraft, selecting routes, scheduling flights, and other specific details. Camp par­ticipants make real-time decisions using software pro­vided by the airline industry. Known as AIRLINE Online and produced by Simulate! Pty, it runs on a high fidelity realistic simulation platform. “The main focus is...

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Beat the Traffic High School Camp

Dozens of students from througout high schools in Atlanta donned their best "driving shoes" and pretended to be vehicles walking through a mock intersection that had no control.  The intersection "mumble jumble" activity was part of a week-long summer camp offered in 2010.  Through the activity, students learned how yield signs, stop signs, traffic lights and other intersection controls help vehicles move safely through an intersection.  Students then used simulation software to design signal timing plans for several intersections.  The week culminated...

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