Raheem Beyah

Raheem Beyah, dean of the College of Engineering and Southern Company Chair, regularly meets with Georgia Tech alumni. Sometimes it’s on campus. But more often he’s seeing them across the nation and around the world. 

“I’m constantly amazed and humbled by what our alumni are doing with their Georgia Tech degrees, Beyah says. “My only regret when I’m with them, hearing their stories and about their successes, is that students aren’t with me.” 

For that reason, Beyah established the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series in 2023. Each semester, the dean invites alumni to campus for an hour-long talk tailored specifically for students. Each guest talks about their days at Georgia Tech, their careers, and how the College of Engineering paved their path to success. 


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Most Recent Speaker (March 2024)

Scott Marlette

Co-Founder, GoodRx
One of Facebook’s First Employees

Scott graduated from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004. He would soon join Facebook in its infancy, first as an engineer and later as a product manager. He developed Facebook Photos and oversaw development for Groups, Events, and Inbox. Scott also helped to develop the tagging feature that has made Facebook the leading photo site worldwide. 

He most recently co-founded GoodRx, the largest website dedicated to helping people save money on prescription drugs. By adding transparency to healthcare GoodRx has saved consumers over $75 billion. 

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will resume in the fall semester. 

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Scott Marlette talks with Raheem Beyah
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Previous Speakers

Ann Dunkin

Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Energy
B.S.I.E. ’86, M.S.I.E. ’88

January 2024

Roderick Randall

Co-founder, Chairman of the Board
MagLev Aero, Inc.
B.S.E.E. ’81

October 2023

Shige Honjo

Founding Team Member and 2nd Employee, 
B.S.E.E. ’91

September 2023