Woodruff Lecture

The George W. Woodruff Distinguished Lecture

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Annual Distinguished Lecture was established in 1990 to honor an engineer who has made a significant contribution to society and to provide a forum for that person to interact with the Georgia Tech community.George W. Woodruff

Support for the lecture is made possible by the generosity o the late George W. Woodruff, an alumnus and influential Atlanta businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist. In September 1985, at the age of 90, Mr. Woodruff attended the ceremonies to rename the School of Mechanical Engineering in his honor. Today, the Woodruff benevolence continues to benefit Georgia Tech through the support of two major scholarships funds and a significant unrestricted endowment. The Woodruff bequest to the School of Mechanical Engineering underwrites two faculty chairs -- the George W. Woodruff Chair in Mechanical Systems and the George W. Woodruff Chair in Thermal Systems -- and activities such as the Woodruff Faculty Fellows Program, the Woodruff Graduate Fellowship Program, the Woodruff Teaching Intern Program, and research and teaching assistantships for graduate students.