Coping With Covid-19 Archive

Students entering the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech and Emory for the first time are the vanguard of a new reality for higher education, an age of virtual learning and hybrid classes, an answer to a global pandemic. Through this series, BME students share how they are navigating this brand new college landscape.

Experiencing the pain points of virtual meetings firsthand led a team of students to create Gatherly – a new virtual meeting platform that the team says is more familiar, natural, and engaging for online users.

This summer, 23 first-year College of Sciences students in China faced a delayed start to their academic careers, with pandemic and travel visa restrictions postponing fall trips to Atlanta and the Georgia Tech campus. Now, those students are part of a group of first-year students who are keeping up with their peers by starting classes and the college experience at Georgia Tech-Shenzhen.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced schools and businesses to shut down, left millions out of work, and cooped up many families inside their homes for months on end. It is a combination that has led to an increase in child abuse and neglect and domestic violence — often in families with no history of such problems, according to School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Lindsey Bullinger.

From finding a work-life balance to embracing uncertainty, veteran online learners of Georgia Tech Professional Education's online degree programs provide their best tips for managing a learn-from-home experience.

Scheller College's TI:GER program offers the only practicum to date giving students the opportunity to work directly with tech companies offering public health and economic recovery solutions in immediate response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

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.”

As a team that regularly hosts meetings via web conference and online platforms, Georgia Tech Professional Education shares practical tips for making your next virtual meeting more effective and productive.

Teams need to be resilient as they work from home during the Covid-19 crisis. GT Scheller College of Business Professor David Sluss (with Ned Powley) provides evidence-based strategies in a recent Harvard Business Review article. It comes down to people and perspective.

Veteran remote workers from Georgia Tech Professional Education, a leader in innovative online educational delivery, share their best tips and advice to ensure your transition to working from home is successful.

As Georgia Tech shifts to full-scale online instruction, Provost Rafael Bras encourages each of us to communicate clearly, collaborate with flexibility, exercise patience, and, above all — stay connected.

As the nation transitions from traditional classroom instruction to online instruction, the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) is providing resources and instructions for creating accessible documents.

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the fact that more of us are working from home, away from the safeguards we may have at work. To stay safe, assistant professor and cybersecurity expert Brendan Saltaformaggio offers five tips while teleworking under these special conditions.