The battle against Covid-19 is a worldwide challenge unlike any in living memory. And the Georgia Tech community has joined the fight, contributing our expertise, innovation, and indomitable spirit to the effort.

Even as we remain committed to serving our students, faculty, and staff, we have been accelerating our advancement of technology in response to our world's new reality. In fact, our work has been deepening the understanding of Covid-19’s trajectory and its impact on the economy, and helping to save lives and improve outcomes locally and across the nation. We have also enabled more than 1.8 million pieces of personal protective equipment and 7,000 gallons of redesigned hand sanitizer to be delivered to healthcare workers.

And we have provided free designs and instructions for make-at-home face shields and face masks, helped design low-cost emergency ventilators, and partnered to design barrier protection devices for medical staff.

We're all about the solutions. Together, we can do this.

 

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What Georgia Tech Thinks

Pinar Keskinocak, director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech, discusses disease spread modeling for Covid-19 and what she sees coming in the “second wave.”


Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, a distinguished professor at Georgia Tech with joint appointments at the Nunn School of International Affairs and the Strategic Energy Institute, explains why "the world needs the United States to provide leadership now to create and deploy a global biosecurity initiative."


Scott Ganz, an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, has proposed a solution for determining when it is safe to reopen state economies following outbreak-induced shutdowns.


Jennifer Leavey, a principal professor in the College of Sciences, discusses research articles around Covid-19 in under two minutes – explaining "what was done, what was found, and why it matters."


Georgia Tech in the News

The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionIn recent weeks, Atlanta’s air quality has measurably improved — a trend attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced many inside their homes to wait for the outbreak to slow. 

Georgia Public BroadcastingJoshua S. Weitz, professor of biological sciences at Georgia Tech, joins the discussion to explain why Georgia is seeing a sustained plateau of cases, why and how we should test, and the purpose of projection models.

The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionIt can be hard to find silver linings in the clouds of Covid-19, but a few are evident. One of them is how Georgia’s research universities and the Georgia Research Alliance are stepping up in this crisis.

The New York TimesHealth care workers are facing a serious shortage of critical equipment needed to treat the coronavirus. We spoke to the makers who are building innovative protective gear and ventilators for them.
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Inspired by Parents, Georgia Tech Student Helps Build Lifesaving Equipment

Graduate student Kentez Craig is helping develop a foldable box that serves as a shield to protect healthcare workers while they perform intubations. Intubation is the procedure by which a tube is inserted so a patient can be placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing during an illness like Covid-19.


Coping With Covid-19


Atlanta skyline with Week of Welcome banner.

Welcoming First-years Early and Safely

Housing and Residence Life’s inaugural “Week of Welcome” adapts to connect new students despite distance.

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Stronger Together

From his front porch, President Ángel Cabrera shares a message of gratitude and optimism with the Georgia Tech community as we continue to face the challenges of an unprecedented public health threat.

The course puts the concept of positive mental health at its forefront, and equips students with a toolkit for stress management, positive coping strategies, and resilience. A second pilot of the course will be offered for the Honors Program for the Fall 2020 semester.


Georgia Tech's Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) program continues to provide valuable summer internship opportunities for students amid the global pandemic.


C.D. Wright, clinical case manager at the Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE), points out, “It is imperative that we remind ourselves that the current situation is not permanent.”