Dec. 23, 2016
THE FLATS – A team of eight Georgia Tech students earned first place in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering’s (ISyE) Fall 2016 Senior Design Capstone Expo for a project that focused on football gameday operations at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Partnering with Georgia Tech athletics’ facilities and event operations staff, the “GTAA Gameday Flow” team helped develop plans to improve the fan experience at Bobby Dodd Stadium. A sampling of the ideas were implemented on a pilot basis for the Yellow Jackets’ homecoming game versus Duke on Oct. 29 with positive results.
“Georgia Tech athletics is proud to be able to partner with such a great group of ISyE seniors,” said assistant athletics director Doug Allvine, who served as a liaison between ISyE and the GTAA for the project. “The students’ ability to assess real gameday processes and propose new ideas that could positively impact our football fan experience is tremendously valuable.”
Members of the GTAA Gameday Flow Senior Design team included Tech students Murtaza Ali, Julia Bodea, Justin Hey, Jamie Morsberger, Jamison Porter, Aditya Raghupathy, Jennifer Sanders and Kristen Shiflett. They were advised by associate professor Steven Hackman.