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Geography: Georgia

SSTI Job Corner

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Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center has named Jason Burr director of its Savannah office.

Exciting Opportunities Available on SSTI's Job Corner

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In addition to the new opportunities described below, the SSTI Job Corner has openings for these positions:

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Job Corner: GDEcD Seeks Director for Innovation and Technology Office

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is seeking a director to run its Innovation and Technology Office. The director is responsible for implementing and expanding a statewide technology and innovation-based economic development program that encompasses a full range of sales, marketing, business recruitment, business development, community development and public relations activities.

Georgia and Iowa Gauge Impact of Their Universities

Describing the impact of universities can be a vexing issue for both the higher education and TBED communities. Two recent reports, one by the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) and the other by the Iowa Board of Regents, utilize different approaches to help communicate the importance of higher education institutions to a local economy.


SSTI Job Corner

The six position opportunities described below were posted on the SSTI Job Corner over the last week. For more information, including complete details on responsibilities, qualifications and application deadlines (when available), visit

Walkin' the Tech Talkin' Gov Walk

Over the past six years, SSTI has dedicated a portion of the Digest to coverage on the legislative priorities of governors across the nation through the Tech Talkin' Govs series. As they say, talk is cheap. So this year, we are extending that coverage to track how the Governors' proposals fared in the respective legislative sessions.


Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Debra Lyons to lead the newly created Office of Workforce Development.


Dr. R. Kelly Dawe was named the inaugural Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Distinguished Investigator, a new level of investment made by GRA.


Georgia Tech announced that Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick will join its faculty this spring as the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology.

Looking Back at SSTI's 9th Annual Conference Encouraging Women Entrepreneurship

While women are making strides in entrepreneurship, they still have a ways to go, particularly in science and technology (S&T) fields. This was the theme during the session, Encouraging Women Entrepreneurship, conducted during SSTI's 9th Annual Conference on Oct. 19-21, 2005.