In late June, Georgia Tech officials announced that they would begin to merge its materials science and engineering school with another engineering program covering polymer, textile and fibers.
Because I know this blog has a number of GT alumni, faculty and student readers, I thought it would be good to pass on that to help celebrate the merger, GT has launched a t-shirt design contest that is open to all of the university’s students and alumni majoring in either MSE or PTFE. The winner receives a $500 prize.
Contest organizers say the goal is “to highlight the contributions of polymers, textiles, metals and ceramics” to the new school. The general template they want contestants to follow is illustrated above.
They ask that submissions be sent via email as an attached TIF file not to exceed 5 MB. They say the graphics inserted into the design can include schematics, cartoons, photos, logos, etc., but warn that if trademark are copyrighted materials are used in the submission, the source must be clearly indicated so that legal clearances can be obtained. If the submission contains only original materials, it needs to state that, “All the components for my design are original and were created by First_Name Last_Name” in the accompanying email.
The deadline for submitting entries is Nov. 29, 2010. GT says a committee comprised of MSE and PFTE alumni and students will vote on all the entries in December.
GT officials says the merged programs will create the largest materials program in the nation school. It will carry the Materials Science and Engineering name, and the university predicts that it “will be positioned to focus on the development of a broadened range of new materials for the twenty-first century.”
Students entering through Spring, 2011, will still have the opportunity to major in PTFE. The curriculum will change after that semester, but students seeking a polymer focus will be able to do so within tracks being developed for the new MSE program.