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  • This project brings together students of diverse backgrounds and disciplines to tell the story of Atlanta as a global city, and to increase access to global citizenship at Georgia Tech and nationally. We want to document and connect with the individuals and communities that are transforming Atlanta into a global metropolis, such as heritage and immigrant...

  • For students to learn the theory and gain the skills necessary to fabricate next-generation batteries for EVs, spacecraft, and Smart Cities infrastructure.

  • This project, a collaboration between Mark Leibert (LMC) and Betty Whitaker (GTRI), brings together histories and concepts of visual culture and image making with explorations of technology and artificial intelligence. We are an artist and AI researcher exploring approaches to applying machine learning to create artistic images. Our team is analyzing the application of machine learning to...

  • This VIP takes as its main focus Georgia Tech’s new Living Building – the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – and its efforts to advance social equity as a key part of building and operating a sustainable building. Within the Living Building Challenge (LBC), we focus on improving - and re-defining - the

  • Although dialectology is an established field in linguistics, an interdisciplinary research on dialect drawing on cultural studies, media studies, literary theories, history, and other fields is just emerging. To facilitate scholarly research and teaching, our team aims to build a digital resource center of the interdisciplinary research on fangyan media, the media productions...

  • The project will bring together students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to work on a framework for community achiving projects. Depending on interests and aptitudes, students will be asked to develop relationships with local communities, design archives that prioritize the wants and needs of these communities, design and implement technical solutions that help communities discover and...

  • Use design thinking and design behaviors in a team environment to: A: understand campus and community issues using an empathetic approach, B: engage with campus and external community members using a rapid prototyping methodology, and  C: implement change and design interventions that contribute to positive outcomes that create a novel world.

  • Create interactive artistic environments/installations that react to users in interesting and exciting ways, for use/exhibition at GA Tech or a public space.   Sensors in the environment will detect participants’ actions or sequences of actions; Computer programs will process sensor input and produce control commands to change the shape, color, textures and/or sound in the...

  • Think outside traditional modes of communication and documentation to create radical experiences of empathy, an important component to success in personal and professional settings.  The team will employ immersive technologies, such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and mobile apps, which allow users to quite literally step into another person’s shoes, to see the...

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  • There is a need for the development of new techniques to aide in the conservation of wildlife to prevent extinction and the decrease of biodiversity. Examples of such techniques include the use of drones to mitigate rhino poaching or low-cost equipment that can deter elephants...

  • This VIP employs the sidekick model of global social entrepreneurship to leverage market forces to accomplish 3 critical objectives.  The first is to identify superhero local leaders in the global south who have a long track record of success in transforming their communities with social innovation.  The second is to inspire the world about these largely unknown change agents and...

  • The project is an ongoing project focused on designing a hip hop-based innovation archive of educational resources and online courses that is accessed/experienced in three ways: 1) a subscription-based portal of downloadable materials, online courses, and webinars that offer hip hop-based educational resources for use in secondary and post...

  • 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...

  • Internet of things (IOT) has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. Thus far, most IOT applications focus on improving monitoring and physiological sensing of healthcare and patient care; however, the next generation of healthcare technologies will focus on multiplexed points of care testing, diagnostics, and treatment. The goal of this course is to engage students to explore...

  • With an approval from the Georgia Tech IRB, we are in the process of building and transcribing a corpus of recorded audio interviews with Georgia Tech students. (So far, we have recorded and transcribed 25 interviews, but we aim for over 100 to get enough data for each of the different demographic and political affiliations that interest us.)  We use phonetic software to measure the...

  • The goal of this VIP course is to get students engaged in the design and deployment of low-cost air quality sensors on the Georgia Tech campus and around Atlanta, in the analysis of the resulting data streams, and in the development of new policies and practices to address poor air quality on campus and beyond. Throughout the VIP, we focus on building strong collaborative research skills,...

  • NASA, Georgia Tech, and GTRI are developing energy technologies to support future missions to Mars. The VIP M.A.R.S. Team will research, develop, and test renewable energy systems in collaboration with scientists and engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Moon and Mars offer difficult challenges to NASA’s ambitious plan for exploration, including acquisition of reliable and...

  • The 2020 Great American Outdoors Act allocates over $9 billion to support a backlog of National Park Service projects, equity outreach programs, and infrastructure needs. This VIP seeks to establish a Public Innovation Center where GT students collaborate with Atlanta based NPS staff to bring innovate research methodologies and practices to our state and federal agencies while helping build...

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