Semester Showcases Highlight Student Innovation

Atlanta, GA

As the semester winds down, many students are putting the final touches on innovative ideas they have honed and developed over the course of the semester. Many will get the chance to share their work with the campus community in public events during the next few days. 

Three of Tech’s major academic showcases take place this week: The third annual Tech4Good Poster Showcase, the twice-yearly Capstone Design Expo, and the end of semester celebration for Idea to Prototype

Tech4Good Showcase: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 4 – 6 p.m., Clough Commons Atrium

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. 

Idea to Prototype: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5 – 7 p.m., Klaus Atrium

Idea to Prototype has students earn academic credit for developing their ideas for the market. This program is part of CREATE-X, a new Georgia Tech initiative that aims to build entrepreneurial confidence in undergraduate students. The showcase will let student teams show the ideas they have been working on for a semester or longer. Awards will be given at the end of the program. 

Capstone Design Expo: Thursday, Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m., McCamish Pavilion

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. 

All events are free and open to the public.

 

Last revised August 1, 2017