Southern Tech becomes an independent four-year college of engineering technology.

The Center for Rehabilitation Technology is formed.

The Higher Education Management Institute study is established.

Homer Rice is named athletic director.

Bill Curry is named head football coach.

Buzz first appears at a student pep rally.
The Advanced Technology Development Center opens.

The Arthur B. Edge Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center is completed.

Bobby Cremins becomes head basketball coach.

The Technology Policy and Assessment Center and the Microelectronics Research and Communication Research Center are established.
The Materials Handling Research Center, Center for Architecture Conservation, Center for Excellence in Rotary Wing Aircraft, and Communication Research Center are established.
Roll Call tops the $2 million mark for the first time.

Georgia Tech ranks No. 1 in the country in its per capita number of national merit scholars and national achievement scholars.

The Centennial Campaign begins. Its goal is to commemorate Tech's 100th anniversary by raising $100 million by 1988.

The Research Center for Biotechnology is established.

The Long Range Plan begins.
The Engineering Experiment Station changes its name to the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

The Graduate Cooperative Program is formed to include graduate students in Tech's work study program.
Tech kicks off its centennial observance with an exhibit at the High Museum called "China: 7,000 Years of Discovery." Other events set for the three-year observance include a speaker series featuring such notables as B.F. Skinner and Sandra Day O'Connor; a Showcase 100 open house for Tech's classroom, laboratory and research facilities; a special convocation at the Fox Theatre featuring Jacques Cousteau; and the publication of two Georgia Tech histories: "Engineering the New South" and "Images and Memories."

The basketball team wins the ACC chamionship and advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship.

The Centennial Research Building is completed.

Tech wins its first ACC baseball championship.

The School of Ceramic Engineering incorporates the metallurgy program to form the School of Materials Engineering.

The Georgia Legislature authorizes $15 million to fund the Center for Excellence in Microelectronics.
Georgia Tech ranks No. 1 in the nation in engineering research and development by the National Science Foundation.

The Russ Chandler Baseball Stadium is completed.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the College of Architecture Construction Research Center are established.
The Georgia Tech/Emory University Biomedical Technology Research Center is established.

The School of Engineering Science and Mechanics is incorporated into the School of Civil Engineering.

John P. Crecine becomes Tech's ninth president.

A bequest by the late George W. Woodruff is valued at approximately $35 million -- the largest single gift in Tech history.

Bobby Ross is picked to succeed Bill Curry as head football coach.

Homecoming king and queen titles change to the student-elected Mr. and Ms. Georgia Tech competition.
The Centennial Campaign ends after collecting $202,749,234 -- more than double its original goal.

The Wardlaw Building is completed on the site of the south stands.

The stadium at Grant Field is named for Bobby Dodd just weeks before his death at age 79.

Drownproofing is no longer required.

Research at Tech tops the $120 million mark.
Restructuring approved by the Board of Regents adds the College of Sciences, College of Computing, and Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy and International Affairs. Also added: School of History, Technology and Society, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, and a division of fine arts.

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association wins the Grand Gold Award for best alumni programs from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

The Joseph Mayo Pettit Microelectronics Research Center is completed.

The proposal for academic restructuring wins approval in a poll of both the academic faculty and the general faculty and receives the unanimous support of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
The Yellow Jackets advance to the NCAA Final Four in Denver.

Atlanta is announced as the 1996 Olympics host city on Sept. 19. Georgia Tech played a prominent role in Atlanta's bid presentation and will serve as the Olympic Village during the games. Venues for diving, swimming and boxing will be located on campus.

For the second year in a row, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association wins the Grand Gold Award for best alumni programs from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

George Griffin dies at age 93. He was involved with Tech for nearly 70 years and earned the nickname "Mr. Georgia Tech." In honor of his legacy, the Callaway Foundation commissions a statue of the longtime dean and installs it near the Student Services Building.

Atlanta's "High-Tech Southern Hospitality" wide-screen presentation, developed by the Georgia Tech Multimedia Laboratory, helps the city attract the 1996 Olympic Games.

The Georgia Tech football team is named 1990 National Champions by the UPI coaches poll after winning the ACC Championship and the Citrus Bowl.
Tech's first overseas campus opens in Metz, France.

The Fuller E. Callaway Jr. Manufacturing Research Center opens, setting the hallmark for corporate research cooperation with Tech.

The Student Galleria opens. First proposed in 1964, the complex includes a student services building, Georgia Tech/Ferst Center for the Arts, and new facilities for DramaTech.

Ground is broken for the Student Success Center.
Dean of Students James E. Dull retires after 35 years at Georgia Tech. He came to campus in 1957 as assistant dean and was named dean in 1964.

Bobby Ross resigns to coach in the National Football League and is replaced by Bill Lewis.

Before a nationwide TV audience, a debate among vice presidential candidates is held at the Ferst Center for the Arts. It is only the second such debate in U.S. history.

Tech establishes the first University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education.
The Student Success Center is dedicated and named for its chief benefactor, William E. Moore, IM '38.

Tech's bioengineering program (in collaboration with the Emory University School of Medicine) wins a $3 million grant from the Whitaker Foundation.

Three Ivan Allen College faculty earn National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, the only fellowships of this kind awarded in Georgia.
President Crecine resigns and Henry Bourne is named acting president.

The Yellow Jackets advance to the College World Series of Baseball for the first time.

The freshman class is comprised of 1,789 students, 73 percent male and 27 percent female. The average SAT score -- 1233 -- is among the highest in the country for public colleges and universities.

Ground is broken for five new residence halls in anticipation of the 1996 Olympics.

Construction of the Olympic Natatorium Complex begins.

George O'Leary is named head football coach.

G. Wayne Clough takes office as Tech's tenth president. Clough is Tech's first president who is also an alumnus; CE 64, MS CE 65.

The Packaging Research Center is established with a National Science Foundation grant.
Renovation of Alexander Memorial Coliseum begins.

Sponsored research hits an all-time high of $185 million. Private giving also reaches an all-time high of $41 million.

Two Georgia Tech students are named Truman Scholars.
Georgia Tech serves as the Olympic Village to more than 15,000 athletes and coaches and earns high marks from participants and the press. New facilities include the Georgia Tech plaza and campanile.

A fiber-optic network 1,700 miles long connects every building on campus.

A five-year, $400 million capital campaign begins, the largest fundraising drive in the Institute's history.

Mechanical engineering professor Sam Shelton leads Georgia Tech's team of mechanical engineers and industrial designers who develop the 1996 Olympic torch.

The men's basketball team is the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season champion for the first time.
Entering freshmen are required to own a personal computer.

Homer Rice retires after 17 years as athletic director. He is succeeded by Dave Braine.

Georgia Tech's young faculty receive the highest number of Career Awards from the National Science Foundation.

Tech researchers set record year with $220 million in research expenditures.

Retiring U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn joins Tech's Ivan Allen College as a distinguished faculty member in public policy and international affairs, and the School is renamed in his honor.
The Capital Campaign goal is increased to $500 million.

Three national centers for excellence are established: Engineering Research Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues; Focus Center Research Program in Microelectronics; and a European Union Center within the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

The DuPree College of Management is established.

Roll Call tops $7 million -- a new record in private giving.
The Theodore M. Hesburgh Award, the most prestigious recognition for excellence in teaching in the United States, is presented to Georgia Tech.

Tech joins the Yamacraw Mission, an economic intitative to position Georgia as a world leader in high-bandwidth communication technology development.

Sue Rosser is named dean of the Ivan Allen College, the first female dean in Tech history. This same year, Terry C. Blum becomes the dean of the Dupree College of Management.

The semester system is adopted.

The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience opens.

The Capital Campaign goal is increased to $600 million.

Tech becomes the first university in the nation to offer a master's degree in mechanical engineering entirely via the Internet.

Tech's engineering program expands to Southeast Georgia with the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program.

The Capital Campaign concludes with a total of $712 million raised.