STEM@GTRI’s virtual, five-week program hosted 63 students from across Georgia selected from an application pool of 364 and 30 professionals at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). This is GTRI's second year hosting a virtual high school internship.
Georgia Tech is committed to putting research into action. In fiscal year 2021, the Institute brought in $1.2 billion in new grants and contracts for research and other sponsored activities. Of this amount, $781 million was granted to GTRI.
Georgia Tech ECE Assistant Professor Shaolan Li is part of an effort to develop a wearable device for patients with pneumonia, allowing medical personnel to track their progress remotely and use data to predict how their condition may change.
Researchers from Georgia Tech have been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Grant to develop systems that will improve travel mobility, safety, equity, and sustainability using the city of Peachtree Corners,
SETRI will work to address the region’s most pressing needs towards realizing the benefits of electric transportation, such as greater coordination and collaboration among key stakeholders, and regional market challenges.
They will use the funds to develop “a creative toolset for education and advocacy,” which they will use to help residents in environmentally vulnerable communities reimagine disaster resilience and advocate for these interventions in their neighborhoods.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million Stage 2 Civic Innovation Challenge grant to a team led by Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck to pilot an On-Demand Multimodal Transit System in Atlanta.