Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students engage with IPaT in many ways, including joining research teams, collaborating with other students and faculty, and participating in student competitions. We also provide connections to industry partners, funding and other resources to facilitate student projects and research.

IPaT Research Fellowship Program

IPaT Research Fellowship Program Accepting Applications, November 7, 2021 -  Deadline to Apply

The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) at Georgia Tech is excited to announce the launch of our Research Fellowship program starting Spring 2021. This program aims to bring together students from across campus to partner with industry mentors and collaborators in the IPaT ecosystem. IPaT research fellowships should initiate new avenues of research or further existing research activities. The Fellowship provides funding in partnership with sponsors, as well as resources and access to assets – labs, technologies, data - that IPaT oversees. This year’s funding is generously provided by Verizon Wireless.

IPAT cordially invites students from across all disciplines and class levels (graduate and undergraduate) to submit research fellowship proposals to fund one academic year of research from Jan 2022 – Dec 2022 (Spring and Fall semesters). IPAT will cover tuition (along with the student’s home school/college) for graduate students and provide stipends for both graduate and undergraduate students. Additional research project funds and support will be made available for Summer 2022 for Research Fellows on a case-by-case basis. 

Read the full information about how to apply to this new fellowship program here:

https://ipat.gatech.edu/ipat-research-fellowship-program-applications-oct-2021.

2021 George Family Foundation Fellowships

2021 George Family Foundation Fellowships - How to Apply, November 7, 2021 -  Deadline to Apply

The George Family Foundation, established by Georgia Institute of Technology alumnus Bill George, is offering fellowship grants to qualified student candidates. Four grants in the amount of $3,750 will be awarded to select students based on academic strength and commitment to innovation in health systems as a domain of study and/or sustained career commitment. Students must also demonstrate leadership through involvement in service, student mentoring and external activities (for example). 

Bill George, a successful healthcare delivery executive, has written numerous books about “authentic leadership.” Fellowship applicants should also exhibit the potential of such leadership within the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), Georgia Tech, and our global community. 

The foundation will consider current graduate students pursuing graduate education and research relevant to health systems.   All award recipients will be encouraged to meet with the George Family Foundation representatives if/when they visit campus during their award period.   

Students must be nominated by a Georgia Tech faculty member. Nominations require a one-page statement of purpose written by the nominee, the nominee's resume, and a letter of endorsement by the faculty nominator. The George Family Foundation is looking for commitment to healthcare and demonstration of leadership, so these qualities should be evident in the recommendation, their work, and their purpose statement.   

Nominations are due by November, 7th and awards will be announced in mid-December, 2021. 

The spring call for nominations will be open to students applying to Georgia Tech. 

Nominations can be made directly by faculty members using this link: https://gatech.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1853118

For inquires contact:  
Cynthia Moore 
Assistant Director, Institute for People and Technology 
Cynthia.moore@ipat.gatech.edu 

Jobs and Internships

 

Recurring Positions


IPaT Student Employee Application ("not accepting applications at this time")
IPaT is seeking students at all levels of student employment for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are seeking undergraduate student assistants (including federal work study) as well as graduate research assistants. If you are interested in applying, please complete a brief application including your resume at https://b.gatech.edu/3xCGoWk.

Student Requirements (minimum qualifications):

  • Be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Have reliable transportation to campus (if needed)   

Available positions include (more may be added later):

  • IPaT student assistant: We are looking for staff to maintain office operations, RNOC lab's lending library, Convergence Innovation Competition, and providing broad support to IPaT's signature events. Staff is primarily responsible for day-to-day office operations (including printer management, campus errands, setting up rooms, mail) and may be asked to provide assistance for RNOC's projects including data analysis, application development, etc.
  • AI for Health:  We are working on a number of projects at the intersection of AI and patient-facing healthcare, including our partnership with Emory for the Cognitive Empowerment Program and our new NSF AI Institute (AI CARING). Both AI and UX expertise needed. Current projects focus on technology in the home, conversational assistants, and mobile and wearable devices.
  • Air Quality Monitoring: we have a growing project both in Atlanta and Savannah working on low-cost monitoring solutions for both indoor and outdoor air quality. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach and engagement.
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality: Looking for students interested in performing research and development in the areas of augmented/virtual reality and wearable computing. We are creating innovative systems to help diverse populations in the areas of work, healthcare, education, and entertainment.
  • Design & Software Development: Seeking student researchers that are interested in developing expertise with design, software development (particularly in game engines such as Unity3D and Unreal Engine), and human-computing interaction research methods in these domains.
  • Outreach at Atlanta PRIDE: We plan to host a booth at Atlanta PRIDE this October and will be looking for hourly staff and volunteers to help manage the booth and support project teams engaged in outreach with the LGBTQIA community.
  • RNOC - platforms architectures: This work includes exploring and building containers, orchestration, and AWS in support of various as IoT and Mobile projects.
  • RNOC – mobile application development and app store services: develop and maintain mobile applications and sites for research projects and campus living labs, shepherd campus applications through the app store submission and testing process
  • Smart Sea Level Sensors: we have a wide range of opportunities for students to work with this diverse project team addressing flooding on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience (e.g. Arduino), data analytics, community outreach and engagement, K-12 summer camp leads, etc
  • Urban Heat Island Measurement: we are kicking off a heat island measurement campaign with the Atlanta Science Festival this Spring that will go through the summer. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach and engagement.

Questions, contact: ipat@gatech.edu 

 

Recent Positions


2021 Summer Research Internships  (“applications are closed”)
IPaT is seeking students to participate in our IPaT inaugural Summer internship program for 2021. This is an opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience related to research, and community engagement. The Summer Internship Program is a 12-week program (May 17th to August 6th). All Georgia Tech students are invited to apply. Summer Interns will receive $5,000 for a full-time internship. Internship stipend to be paid bi-weekly. Internships can be 100% virtual. We are hopeful that some in-person activities may be possible.

Student Requirements (minimum qualifications):
 
  • Be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Have reliable transportation to campus (if needed)   
  • Deadline to apply is noon, March 29
Research projects available include (more projects could be added):
 
  • Smart Sea Level Sensors: we have a wide range of opportunities for students to work with this diverse project team addressing flooding on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience (e.g. Arduino), data analytics, community outreach and engagement, K-12 summer camp leads, etc
  • Air Quality Monitoring: we have a growing project both in Atlanta and Savannah working on low-cost monitoring solutions for both indoor and outdoor air quality. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach and engagement.
  • Urban Heat Island Measurement: we are kicking off a heat island measurement campaign with the Atlanta Science Festival this Spring that will go through the summer. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach and engagement.
  • RNOC: We are looking for people interested in platforms architectures. This work includes exploring and building containers, orchestration, and AWS in support of various as IoT and Mobile projects.
  • Looking for students interested in performing research and development in the areas of augmented/virtual reality and wearable computing. We are creating innovative systems to help diverse populations in the areas of work, healthcare, education, and entertainment.
  • Seeking student researchers that are interested in developing expertise with design, software development (particularly in game engines such as Unity3D and Unreal Engine), and human-computing interaction research methods in these domains.
Questions, contact: research-internships@ipat.gatech.edu
 
Apply for research internships: Application link closed -- March 29, 2021 deadline. 
 

Programs

 

GVU / IPaT Research & Engagement Grants
GVU / IPaT Research & Engagement Grants

The goal of this program is to engage researchers in thinking and working across disciplinary boundaries, as a means to generate the novel research questions and approaches required to address grand challenges.

Convergence Innovation Competition
Convergence Innovation Competition

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a bi-annual event dedicated to helping students create innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus resources and industry guidance.

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program
Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Undergraduate VIP students earn academic credits, while faculty and graduate students benefit from the design/discovery efforts of their teams.

IPaT and our affiliated units and faculty lead several VIP teams in the areas of augmented reality, sports technology, and more.

Georgia Smart Community Corps
Georgia Smart Community Corps

The Georgia Smart Community Corps is a paid full-time (40 hours/week) fellowship for civic-minded Georgia Tech students dedicated to creating livable, and equitable communities through smart technology and data implementation over the summer semester.

App Lab
App Lab

Run by students, the App Lab in Technology Square Research Building 333 is where students (of all majors and levels of expertise) can work, learn, and find collaborators within the community or Georgia Tech’s many industry partners.