HumaniTech

2017 ~ Present | MIT/Lincoln Lab; Sanivation; League of Hope; University of Mayor; Parque Tagua Tagua; Yellowstone Foundation; Floyd County Schools, Walker County Schools; Zammi Agrikol (Partners in Agriculture); Clarkston Community Health Center; Beverly School of Kenya; American Red Cross

Goals

To improve health outcomes, nutrition, and general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments through a variety of key technologies. These solutions include: sensors for sanitation in challenging environments, improving access to healthcare through the development of low-cost technologies focusing primarily on child and maternal health, data analytics, and human centered design. 

 

For more information about this VIP and the course goals and learning outcomes please view the Course Syllabus.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Focus on Human Centered Design to develop, build, and deploy sustainable solutions in challenging environments. Human Centered Design is focusing on involving the human perspective in all steps of problems solving. The problems the teams are working to solve is addressing health outcomes, nutrition, and addressing general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments utilizing key technologies.

A list of current, ongoing, and past projects can be found on the Project Slides.

Methods and Technologies

  • Designing and Building Low-cost Sensors
  • Evaluating Data
  • Determining outcomes in developing countries by users with limited training

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Global Development
  • IT Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Analytics
  • Computational Media
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS asynchronous, case-by-case
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous, case-by-case
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Construction and Facility Management
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Technology
  • Urban Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Logistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Robotics
  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Chinese
  • Digital Media
  • Economics
  • Economics and International Affairs
  • French
  • German
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages
  • Global Media and Cultures
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages
  • International Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Spanish
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Music
  • Pre-Law
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

If you are a student who is interested in learning how you can apply the skills you learn in the classroom to real problems, this is your opportunity to do so. Through a VIP course, you can help define the business, design, engineering, usability, and policy aspects of a broad range of global humanitarian efforts here at Georgia Tech. All majors and skill sets are welcome and encouraged to apply!

If you have questions about enrolling in the class or logistics items please email the TA, Andrew Schulz. If you’d like to gain a students perspective of what its like to be in the class, email the TA, and they will connect you with a student that is currently in this VIP.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
2:00-2:50
Meeting Location 
Klaus 1440
Meeting Day 
Wednesday

Team Advisors

Mr. Andrew Schulz
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Robert Wallace
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dr. Leah Misemer
  • Literature, Media, and Communication

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

MIT/Lincoln Lab; Sanivation; League of Hope; University of Mayor; Parque Tagua Tagua; Yellowstone Foundation; Floyd County Schools, Walker County Schools; Zammi Agrikol (Partners in Agriculture); Clarkston Community Health Center; Beverly School of Kenya; American Red Cross