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2015 ~ Present | Georgia Tech School of Biology, Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, Zoo Atlanta


To collect and analyze big data about bee-flower interactions on the Georgia Tech campus and beyond to inform property owners and policy makers about how land use can support pollinator health.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Native and non-native bee dynamics, Evaluation of suitability ornamental and native plants as bee forage, Evaluation of scale and composition of planting areas as bee habitat, Use of mobile apps for data collection by the general public.

Methods and Technologies

  • Citizen Science
  • Bee Ecology
  • Pollinator Health
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Mobile App Design and Development

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Media
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

BIO – Background/interest in ecology and mathematical models in biology

CS/CM/CmpE – Background/interest in databases, mobile applications.

Arch/City Planning/Civil Eng/EnvEng – Background/interest in GIS

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Klaus 1440
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Jennifer Leavey
Dr. Polo Chau
  • CSE
Dr. Bistra Dilkina
  • CSE

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Georgia Tech School of Biology, Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, Zoo Atlanta