CEE Gateways to France

Dr. C. Arson is the liaison between the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech and Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (ENPC, France). Collaborative activities between the two institutions include the organization of undergraduate and graduate research internships at GeorgiaTech (for French students) and at ENPC (for GeorgiaTech students), as well as workshops to build international curricula in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CEE Gateways to France in June 2013. From left to right: Mr. Igor Koval and Mr. Vinh Pham-Gia (ENPC interns at Georgia Tech), Dr. Chloé Arson, Mr. Nathan Mayercsik (Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech, coming back from a 6-week internship at ENPC).

  • October 2012: A Memorandum Of Understanding is signed between the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC, France).
  • October-November 2012: Mrs. Solenn Le Pense, Ph.D. student at ENPC, spends a two-month research internship in the DeeP MeLT.
  • May-July 2013: The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosts two ENPC students for a three-month research internship that will count towards their degree in France. The research work is supervised by a Professor at Georgia Tech, and a Professor at ENPC, in order to initiate international collaborations between laboratories.
  • May-July 2014: The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosts three ENPC students in geosystems, structures and transportation.
  • Spring 2014: Dr. Arson is awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled "Coupled Geomechanical Processes and Energy Technologies - Research Experience at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (ENPC, France)", in order to send a cohort of Georgia Tech students to ENPC to complete research projects under the joint supervision of a Professor at Georgia Tech and a Professor at ENPC. The continuous exchange of students is expected to facilitate long-term scientific collaborations between U.S. and French faculty. More information is available here.
  • May-July 2015: ENPC hosts five Georgia Tech students for a research internship in Navier Laboratory. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosts three ENPC students in geosystems and structures.
  • May-August 2016: ENPC hosts four Georgia Tech students for a research internship in Navier Laboratory. An ENPC mentor does a one-week visit at Georgia Tech, and a Georgia Tech mentor does a one-week visit at ENPC.