With the upcoming anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which, when signed into law on July 26, 1990, prevented the discrimination of employees with disabilities, three Georgia Tech employees share their stories and discuss how society can be made more accessible for all.
Col. Erik Andersen has served in the U.S. Army, Georgia National Guard, and the Atlanta Police Department. He met GTRI recruiters at a recent virtual career fair in January 2021 and advocated for a program called Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), which helps veterans and families of military members find civilian employment. He sees GTRI as a good place for combining his heart for service and entrepreneurial spirit.
While taking precautions to safeguard those involved in our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) continues to perform sponsored research under our continuity of operations plan.
In high school, David Tran loved art and enjoyed drawing figures and comics. Throughout his studies, Tran realized that he could use his artistic mindset in the computer science field, which he is now able to do as a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
Jeffery (Jeff) Hurley, a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), received the 2021 Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Junior Teacher Award for his teaching efforts in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Gayatri Shah, a senior research engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute's (GTRI) Project Management Support Office (PMSO), is a proven expert in the complex fields of software engineering, system engineering, software configuration, and project management. Hear her story.
As a research engineer II at the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS), William Benjamin excels in the field of electrical engineering and is passionate about supporting those who are “overlooked” in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
When students’ college careers come to a close, some choose to stay with GTRI while others embark on a new life chapter equipped with knowledge and experience they gained from their time at GTRI. Two graduating students, Walter (Drew) Disharoon and Laura Heller, share their experiences and wisdom.
Students at Tucker Middle School designed a device to help victims of human trafficking the nation’s busiest airport — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. Motivated by statistics of human trafficking, a group of students from Tucker Middle School consulted experts in the government and at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) — the nonprofit applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
Dr. Jon Duke is the director of the Center for Health Analytics and Informatics at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and a principal research scientist at the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing. His career before Tech was entirely in medical environments, both as a physician and a researcher.