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Scheller College Digest

April 2015 Newsletter

Toothbrush Technology for Developmentally Disabled Wins 2015 Ideas to Serve Competition

Toothbrush technology that would empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to care for their teeth more effectively and independently won the 2015 Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition March 27 at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

The annual competition, organized by Scheller College’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), is open to all Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who “Dare to Care” through their product/service ideas or venture concepts that could solve social problems and/or sustain the environment.

Smile Bright won the Ideas Track first prize of $5,000 for its toothbrush concept, which includes slanted sides of the brush head and long, angled bristles to clean the sides of teeth without the need for fine motor control. With a handle designed to be easier to grip, the toothbrush plays an instructional song guiding users where to brush and for how long.

Smile Bright team member Neha Sinha, a mechanical engineering major, says she learned about the dental challenges of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities through acquaintances at her gym. “As our team got into the process of product development, we realized how passionate we are about our concept and how much further we would like to take it.”

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Scheller College’s Business Analytics Center Holds 2015 Business Analytics and Big Data Forum

Nearly 300 industry leaders and analytics experts converged at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business on March 20 for the 2015 Business Analytics and Big Data Forum.

The forum was the inaugural event of Scheller College’s Business Analytics Center (BAC), established in fall 2014.

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Alumni Profile: Roger Blythe Dedicates Entire Career to Chick-fil-A

When people meet Roger Blythe for the first time and learn that he works for Chick-fil-A, "the first question most of them ask is, 'Which one do you work at?'" chuckles the 1978 management science graduate of Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

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Alumni Profile: Executive MBA Took James Jones' Career in New Direction

If James T. Jones had the time to go back through the Executive MBA program at Georgia Tech again, "I'd do it in a heartbeat," says the 2009 graduate.

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Kristen Norris Receives Tech's Undergraduate Academic Advising Award

Kristen Norris of Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business was selected as the recipient of Georgia Tech's Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award. Only one of the more than 100 undergraduate advisors at Tech receives this honor each year.

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Professor Peter Swire Recognized with 2015 Privacy Leadership Award

The International Association of Privacy Professionals honored Scheller College Professor Peter Swire, an expert on privacy and cyber security, with the 2015 Privacy Leadership Award.

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