Georgia Institute of Technology

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The Georgia Institute of Technology ( Georgia Tech for short ) is an Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded on 13 October 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology. It is part of the University System of Georgia.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is considered next to MIT, California Institute of Technology and the University of Berkeley as one of the best colleges for engineering in the United States. She was counted in the 2006 U.S. News & World Report as fourth best engineering school.


The sports teams of Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets. The university is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.


The campus served as the Olympic Village in the Olympic Summer Games 1996. U.S. President Jimmy Carter was enrolled there for several years, but graduated at the United States Naval Academy. The football team won four times, most recently in 1990, the national college championships.

Famous people

  • Gil Amelio, physicist and manager
  • Chris Bosh, basketball player
  • Keith Brooking, American football player
  • Will Bynum, Basketball Player
  • Joe Guyon, American football player
  • Calvin Johnson, American football player
  • Stephon Marbury, Basketball Player
  • Larry Morris, American football player
  • Kary Mullis, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1993
  • Bill Paschal, American football player
  • Billy Shaw, American football player
  • Iman Shumpert, Basketball Player
  • Richard Truly, NASA astronaut and Director
  • John Watts Young, Astronaut