Georgia Tech is one of the country’s top engineering schools for many reasons, one of which is its ability to address global issues and produce innovations through student showcases.
Two of Tech’s major academic showcases take place this week. The second annual Tech4Good Poster Showcase and the twice-yearly Capstone Design Expo both help students gain real world experience and promote creativity in designing their own products for market.
Tech4Good lets students from different areas of study work on projects that benefit nonprofit organizations and local communities. It aims to build on current service learning activities on campus and promote social entrepreneurship and civic engagement in Tech's curriculum.
The Capstone Design Expo focuses on mechanical, biomedical, electrical and computer, and industrial and systems engineering projects, as well as industrial design projects. Students in these majors take the Capstone Senior Design course and develop innovative ideas that solve an industry-sponsored challenge, help researchers develop technology, or form the basis for their own startup. Both events allow students to meet professionals from their field of study who provide helpful criticism and potential job and investment offers.
From helping nonprofit companies to competing for cash prizes and job offers, each expo shows Tech’s student talent. Tech4Good will take place Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. on the first floor of Clough Commons. The Capstone Design Expo will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Both events are free and open to the public.