On Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) popular radio show, On Second Thought, June 3, Ravi Bellamkonda, the Wallace H. Coulter Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering said, “We are very fortunate to have so many high quality institutions in this city. And this department is a collaboration, a public-private partnership between Emory and Georgia Tech that is highly ranked. We are in the top five for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. And that brings students from around the world to our program, as well as companies that want to hire those students [to the state of Georgia].”
A report from Georgia’s Department of Labor predicts how the Georgia workforce will look in 2020, and it predicts a shift from farmers to careers such as biomedical engineering. The show's host, Celeste Headlee, talks about the job changes coming with Emory finance professor Tom Smith, Ravi Bellamkonda of the Biomedical Engineering department at Georgia Tech, and cotton farmer Matt Coley.
Listen to GPB's June 3, 2015, On Second Thought radio interview below:
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology