Spring Break travel gives students chance to make impact, see their subject come alive

The sunrise from the top of Mt. Fuji in Japan in August 2016. Students in the International Disaster Reconnaissance Studies class that semester hiked all night to reach the top of the mountain in time for this view. (Photo: Kieron McCarthy)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will send dozens of students to four continents during Spring Break, giving them a chance to make a difference in the communities they visit and experience the reality of the engineering they have been studying.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Engineering a better world: Students apply their knowledge through philanthropic groups

Oloo, Uganda, community members stand with the water pump that Engineers Without Borders has helped them construct.

In a small neighborhood in Nicaragua, numerous women and children die from smoke exposure in their homes every year. The combination of the open flames of their stoves and poor ventilation in kitchens exposes families to harmful substances as they breathe in carbon monoxide and other particles. Tech students have done what other organizations have tried and failed to do: they designed a cook stove that is cost-effective, sustainable and clean.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ugandan village has a new well and clean water, thanks to Georgia Tech students

Three Georgia Tech engineering students traveled to Oloo, Uganda, this December to drill a new well and install a hand pump that will serve about 400 villagers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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