Georgia Tech researchers and students are engaged with communities across our state, helping implement technology solutions that improve quality of life. The 2019-2020 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge program paired Georgia Tech problem solvers with local leaders in Columbus, Macon, Milton, and Woodstock to identify projects that positively impact Georgians. The 2020 class was announced on Aug. 6.
For the next few months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Canopy Walk will be able to watch the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world’s most endangered species. SlothBot is a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below. Built by robotics engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology to take advantage of the low-energy lifestyle of real sloths, the solar-powered SlothBot demonstrates how being slow can be ideal for certain applications.
Kentez Craig grew up in Atlanta with two parents who served as first responders working as paramedics for local hospitals. Now, as a master's student of engineering, he is inspired by his parents as he helps develop and build protective equipment for healthcare professionals on the front lines fighting the battle against COVID-19.
The slightest bit of shear tension makes gecko adhesion surfaces grip, and the release of that same tension makes them let go. The same gripping surfaces can pick up objects of all shapes, sizes, and materials with the exception of Teflon and other non-stick surfaces. Credit: Georgia Tech / Varenberg lab
A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a prototype for a low-cost, portable emergency ventilator that uses electronic sensors and computer control to manage key clinical parameters such as respiration rate, tidal volume (the amount of air moved into and out of the lungs during each cycle), inspiration/expiration ratio, and pressure on the lungs.
On a nearly deserted campus, volunteer Georgia Tech researchers burn the midnight oil to produce important enzymes that make coronavirus test kits work. They plan to create enough for hundreds of tests per day. Credit: Georgia Tech / Karcz / Glass / Brumfield
Icefin Robot gives scientists first-of-its-kind footage and valuable data from deep beneath Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica at the grounding zone. Credit: International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration / Georgia Tech / Schmidt lab
Georgia Tech admission counselors traveled across the state of Georgia to hand-deliver admissions decisions to the students whose applications they reviewed.
A heart condition in high school led Hannah Geil to study biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech. Now she’s able to work in the medical field where she can help heal hearts the same way hers was healed.
Dalton, Georgia native Ryan Harper grew up with a love for fast cars. After his Georgia Tech graduation, he’s headed to fulfill his dreams with Corvette Racing.
Kevin Satterfield grew up with a healthy obsession with aviation. This Georgia Tech economics major will be headed to work for Delta Airlines after graduation.
Oluwaferanmi Adeyemo, a 2019 chemical engineering graduate, became Georgia Tech's 100,000th living engineering alumnus when she crossed the stage during the 2019 Fall commencement ceremony.
After receiving a bunch of decommissioned electric scooter parts from Lime, team members from Georgia Tech's Wreck Racing used the parts to build a couch they can drive around. (It's pretty incredible.)
After losing her sight due to reginitis pigmentosa at the age of 15, Aditi Shah earned two degrees in India before coming to Georgia Tech. She will leave Atlanta with a master's in computer science with a focus in cybersecurity and a goal to inspire the blind women in India to pursue their dreams.
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University has developed a material that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes. The material could enable a range of new applications from antennas that change frequencies on the fly to gripper arms for delicate or heavy objects.