At GTRI, our team-based approach to supporting customers allows our over 2,800 dedicated researchers and staff to have the flexibility they need to be creative and truly innovative. We understand the importance of providing a culture where our employees can flourish and advance their careers.

Workplace Enhancement

A key player in ensuring that employees are empowered and their morale is boosted is the Workplace Enhancement Working Group. This team oversees and promotes a number of enrichment services and activities for the GTRI Community.


Members of GTRI have opportunities to collaborate beyond the workday! GTRI has many active social groups, such as: book clubs, rock climbers, automotive enthusiasts, video gamers, runners, board game fans, homebrewers, and more. In addition to social groups, there are several Employee Resource Groups with a focus on inclusivity for groups like veterans, women, minorities, millennials, and more. GTRI encourages engagement and community and the social and resource groups foster an environment of collaboration.


Learn more about traditions here at GTRI and at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech Traditions

GTRI Traditions

  • Friday Morning Seminars – In an effort to increase visibility of the work done across all of GTRI, the Friday Morning Seminar series, introduced in 2015, to feature the very best of GTRI research. Offered on the second and fourth Friday of each month, in the GTRI Conference Center auditorium, the seminars are presented to the GTRI community with coffee, an update from Director Gerber on the world within and without GTRI, and then the technical seminar.
  • Hawaiian Shirt Day – Every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day will unofficially be Hawaiian Shirt Day (participation is optional).

Awards and Recognition

GTRI values exceptional achievement among our researchers, staff, and students.

GTRI Awards Council

The GTRI Awards Council, established in 1996, ensures qualified GTRI members receive national recognition through awards, honors, and higher levels of membership in their respective professional societies. The Council’s objectives are to encourage qualified GTRI employees to pursue deserving recognition and to provide guidance to young professionals.

The Council accepts nominations or recommendations from any member of the GTRI staff, and will assist with nominations or serve as nominators when necessary.

GTRI participates in well over 200 professional societies. 

GTRI Recognitions

  • GTRI Distinguished Performance Awards
  • Georgia Tech Faculty Honors
  • GTRI Authored Books
  • GTRI Fellows
  • GTRI Honors
  • GTRI Patents Issued
  • PhD Recipients by Year
  • Professional Society Honors
  • Spot and Star Awards

Living in Atlanta

Things to do

Atlanta has a plethora of compelling activities for persons of every age and interest.

Atlanta is considered the cultural capital of the South. Among its venues for the fine arts, Atlanta has:

APEX Museum
Atlanta History Center 
Atlanta Preservation Center
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Center for Puppetry Arts
Chastain Arts Center
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Hammonds House
Gallery 72
High Museum of Art
Imagine it! Children's Museum of Atlanta
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Woodruff Arts Center

For fans of music of all genres, Atlanta has:

Lakewood Amphitheatre
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Fox Theatre
State Farm Arena
Rialto Center for the Arts
Terminal West
Variety Playhouse


Atlanta is home to a variety of professional sports teams in the major sports:

Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Dream
Atlanta United

Atlanta Silverbacks


Atlanta is also one of the economic centers of the South.

Georgia's business climate has been ranked #1 in the nation for the eighth consecutive year by Site Selection magazine. Several Fortune 500, 100 and 1000 companies call Atlanta home. Among the large companies with hedquarters here are Delta Airlines, United Parcel Service (UPS), and Home Depot.

For individuals, the cost of living in Atlanta is 2% lower than the national average. Atlanta’s cost of living is about the same as Dallas, a little cheaper than Miami, and a great deal cheaper than Los Angeles and New York City.


Atlanta has sunny summers and relatively mild winters.