2019-2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Though we could not be together physically for the 2019-2020 ORS Banquet, our community was still able to come together for a virtual ceremony to honor the hard work and accomplishment of our ORS students this year. Congratulations to our winners! Click here to read more. 

ORS Chili & Dessert Cookoff Winners!

The 2019-2020 school year saw the conception of the First Annual ORS Chili & Dessert Cookoff! Teams were able to enter a chili or a dessert to be judged by other ORS students and PhD mentors in a fun afternoon social. We had a variety of types of chili that were entered, and desserts ranged from homemade cookies to cheesecake! 

Congratulations to our winners!! They may proudly display their trophies in their labs for one year!

Best Chili Award: Hubert Elly, Anabel Li, William Shaffer, Shashwati Da Cunha, Dr. Minkyu Cho (Mentor) from the Semiconductor Research Lab

Best Dessert Award: Brennon Farmer, Tara Poteat, Dylan Nektalov, Rajan Vivek, and Shiyu Feng (PhD Mentor) from the Intelligent Vision and Automation Lab

ORS Scholars Present and Win at 2019 TECHCON

Two ORS undergraduate researchers have won 1st and 3rd place student research presentation awards as part of the TECHCON 2019 conference held in Austin, TX. Daniel Yang won 1st place for presenting his research poster on Printable RF Circuits as part of the Tentzeris ORS group, led by PhD student Aline Eid.  Jesse Jiang won 3rd place for presenting his research poster on 24 GHz RFID Tags as part of the Durgin ORS group, led by PhD student Mohammad Alhassoun.  Ashton Hattori, an ORS undergraduate researcher from Prof. Gaylord’s group, was also asked to give an extended presentation of her poster on 3D microscopy.

ORS Scholars Present at TECHCON

Georgia Tech sent 7 undergraduates to present at the TECHCON 2019 conference held in Austin TX, which draws top researchers, scientists, and a large field of students from across the United States to present cutting-edge research in the field of semiconductor electronics. Georgia Tech students contributed 7 of the approximately 25 undergraduates from around the country in total.

ORS Teams to Present at IEEE RFID Convention

Three ORS teams will be presenting their research this year at the 2018 IEEE RFID Convention! We are very proud of our ORS scholars: Erik Centeno, Hiba Murali, and Evan Shi with mentor Qi Cheng and faculty advisor Dr. Durgin, Mia Colbert, Maria Saito, and Vishnu Tanguturi with mentor Hakki Mert Torun and faculty advisor Dr. Swaminathan, and Hope Hong, Barry Smith, Ben Lazar, and Oguzhan Yilmaz with mentor Nader Sehatbakhsh and faculty advisor Dr. Zajic.


GTSF Check Presentation to Haiti Relay Research Team

The ORS Thing-in-a-Hut team will be awarded a check by the Georgia Tech Student Foundation to travel to Thoman, Haiti. The award check will be given to the team at a ceremony at the March 1st basketball game. Go here to read more information and reserve your tickets

The goal of the team this year is to develop a working prototype that meets numerous specifications. Now that the device has been developed and tested, the team plans to travel to Haiti in May 2018 for the “pilot install” that consist of installing 25 solar power devices.   This is the third year ORS has sponsored a Haiti Solar team, or as Ron Harley coined it, Thing in a Hut team! Over the last 3 years, the ORS Haiti team members have stay focused and committed to the project so that people living in huts with no power source can power a phone and a light.  Thanks to Ron Harley’s vision, Frank Lamberts dedication and hard-working ORS students, this project is on the way to implementation with a plan for sustainability.  Funding to get all this done has come from various sources and we are so proud of the most recent award.