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, the risks associated with gatherings, Covid-19's impact on the economy, and helping to save lives and improve outcomes locally and across the nation.

We have 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

Shatakshee Dhongde, associate professor of economics in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, found that significant proportions of U.S. respondents were experiencing economic hardships early in the Covid-19 pandemic, making the need for economic aid to vulnerable populations urgent.

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.

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Georgia Tech in the News

USA TodayResearchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory and Stanford University have created the Covid-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool, which "shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location."

WebMDAs the coronavirus pandemic begins its ninth month and the number of Covid-19 cases in the U.S. tops10 million, it's human nature to wonder: What is my risk of getting infected?

WSB-TVDr. Robert Harris and his Georgia Tech Research Institute team explained to Channel 2′s Wendy Corona they built a simple disinfectant box in part to work out pandemic related anxiety.

Explaining the Covid-19 Vaccine

Two researchers in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, who work with the components that make up the Covid-19 vaccine, discuss how the vaccine is made, how it works, and why it is safe.

Coping With Covid-19

President Cabrera filming welcome back message.

Welcome Back From President Cabrera

President Ángel Cabrera offers a welcome back message as students, faculty, and staff prepare for the start of the Spring 2021 semester.

Social distancing in the college classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic can be tricky. Getting to the correct number of students for a room sounds a lot like a math word problem you might see on an SAT test. Lauren Steimle and a team of researchers across a number of disciplines at Georgia Tech are trying to solve this problem, and there is more than just math that must be considered when coming up with the safest spacing out of students. 

From walk and talks and outdoor coffee chats to innovative e-learning, instructors are creating personal touchpoints with students amid the challenges of the pandemic.

International engagement is a big part of the Georgia Tech student experience, with more than 50 percent of undergraduates studying abroad or having international internships before graduating. So when international travel was halted last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of International Education (OIE) had to alter its itinerary.