The idea of home economics is unfamiliar to today’s students. For years, it was a staple of the curriculum in nearly every school. It went far beyond housekeeping. Continue reading With a Dress Form and a Sewing Machine
Father and son graduate on the same day A father and son graduated in May 2016 at Savannah State. And there’s a good chance that Marcelo Meis worked on the same robotic arm that captured his son Daniel’s biomedical research sent to the International Space Station (ISS). Before moving to Savannah, Marcelo worked in aerospace engineering in their native Toronto, Canada. One of his projects was … Continue reading Two Degrees, No Separation
A brief history of the land of Savannah State The land that is now home to Savannah State University has seen a great deal. It sustained Native Americans, signaled new hope for immigrants, endured the enslavement of its ancestors and, finally, became the gathering place for free thought and education among the descendants of those same communities. Before colonists arrived from Europe, these nearby waters … Continue reading Unbroken Ground
Theory has its merits. So does getting your hands dirty. A class from the Urban Studies and Planning (USP) program gained practical experience working in the neighboring town of Thunderbolt, Georgia, which shares waterfront with SSU. Continue reading From Theory to Practice
Aim high. In the classroom, in the lab and on the field. Dolphurs Hayes began pole-vaulting his freshman year of high school after he realized he wasn’t quite fast enough for football. He took to launching himself over a bar with relative ease. By his senior year, he was ranked second in the state of Georgia. At the same time, Hayes was excelling in the … Continue reading By Leaps and Bounds
Meet Edisher Uriatmkopeli and Levan Tsiklauri. Call them Eddie and Levan. These two junior business majors are from a Georgia half a world away.
They hail from Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, the largest city in a mostly rural country, with a population of about 4.5 million. Continue reading Georgian Tradition
Sneed graduated from Savannah State in 1983 (his senior project for Dr. Raymond Schleuter was a calculator with a circuit board he built himself) and started working at General Dynamics. He tested software for avionics systems that were being fitted into F-16 and F-111 planes. Continue reading Around the Galaxy in 30 Years