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.
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9 Things to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccines
As the two Covid-19 vaccines start to arrive in communities across the country, they’re accompanied by questions about how they work and how they were created so quickly. Two Georgia Tech researchers, who work with the components that make up the vaccine, answer several of those questions.
Covid-19 Rapid Response Showcase: Improving the Human Condition
Watch and learn about several of the technologies developed at Georgia Tech in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These contributions to the fight against Covid-19 were presented during a virtual showcase that included video and demonstrations.
Georgia Tech researchers garnered global attention by securing two awards for Covid-19-related challenges within the same week. Their research is enabling new solutions to pandemic response using proprietary data…
Researchers at Georgia Tech have coauthored a paper describing the connection between human behavior and viral spread – two factors that are battling to control the path of Covid-19. The researchers explain that…
When one or more coronavirus vaccines receives FDA emergency use authorization, it will launch a public health and logistics initiative unlike any in U.S. history. Georgia Tech researchers provide insight into the…
Georgia Tech researchers offer guidance and expertise for a holiday season that will demand fresh thinking. Read more to discover a tool that can help estimate the potential risk of exposure…
Social distancing is currently one of the best ways to prevent Covid-19, but maintaining six feet can be challenging. Georgia Tech researchers have created a custom wearable device that helps users stay safely apart…
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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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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
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.