An Engineer’s tour of Atlanta

From the Civil War to civil rights, Atlanta has been pivotal to American history.  Today the engineering hub is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, UPS, and Georgia-Pacific. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is the world’s busiest airport.  From there, take MARTA or brave the infamous Atlanta traffic and see why locals call the five-stack Tom Moreland Interchange “spaghetti junction.”  No matter how you travel, be sure to see how they bottle Coke and sample soda from around the globe at the World of Coca-Cola.  The CNN Studio Tour takes you behind the scenes to see broadcast engineering in action.  Be awed by the Fox Theatre’s architecture, then look up at the Bank of America Plaza Atlanta, the tallest building in the southeast.  Academics flock to Georgia State University, among the most diverse universities in the nation, and Emory University which has a unique, innovative biomedical engineering partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is known for achievements in clean and sustainable energy research, discoveries in diseases and treatment, and advancements in national defense and security.  Aligned with Georgia’s universities, the Georgia Research Alliance brings focus to science and industry in the region, launching new companies and creating high-value jobs.