Events and Workshops

SLS Affiliated Faculty: As you consider incorporating SLS events into your courses, please see our Save the Date page for a full list of all events and workshops being offered this semester.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

October 18th - 22nd (Virtual)

 Join us for small group virtual conversations facilitated by Civic Dinners, a Georgia-based company that creates meaningful conversation to spark real and lasting change. Together with you and your neighbors across the state, we will imagine a Georgia beyond carbon. 

Monday, October 19th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Virtual)

The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience will host a conversation next week with two campus leaders on the topic of “Covid-19 Is a Health Disparity.” The event will feature Kaye Husbands Fealing, dean and Ivan Allen Jr. Chair in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, with an opening presentation by Manu Platt, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Wednesday, October 21st, 4:00pm (Virtual)

The Georgia Tech chapters of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS), American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Equity in Architecture (EQiA), and ECO have come together to bring Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali and Bryan Lee, Jr. to lead "A Conversation on Justice within Design and the Environment."  Registration is required for attendance.

Wednesday, October 21st, 7:00pm

The Fall 2020 Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is now accepting submissions! Submissions are due Sunday, November 8, at 11:59 p.m. (ET). This semester’s CIC will focus on convergence areas for the fall 2020 competition. Convergence areas reflect the values of the competition and focus on resources from the Georgia Tech’s strategic plan, the Institute for People and Technology’s research pillars and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals. The competition is particularly interested in the intersections of the convergence areas (i.e. a project that combines the focus on health and well-being with issues of environmental justice and poverty).

Join IPaT for this information session about the competition.

Join university researchers across Georgia for a webinar on "The Science Behind Drawdown Georgia: Reducing Georgia's carbon footprint in beneficial and equitable ways."  Questions?  Contact Dr. Marilyn Brown

Friday, October 23rd, 12:00pm - 1:15pm (Virtual)

Join RCE Greater Atlanta Higher Education Learning Community for a Virtual Research Seminar, featuring Dr. Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College

Environmental justice communities, those disproportionately affected by pollutants, are simultaneously exposed to multiple environmental stressors and also experience social and cultural factors that may heighten their health risks in comparison to other communities. Availability of fine-grained, community-level data is limited to support said communities’ appeals for planning and policy changes. This presentation will describe local community-driven research, advocacy, and public health practice in an environmentally degraded urban community, Northwest Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Watershed, in which watershed residents (community researchers), academics, and non-profit organizations leverage local, community knowledge; community science methods; and digital mapping technology to identify and document local environmental hazards and quality of life stressors. This highly collaborative and interdisciplinary work has helped to improve municipal services and address community health concerns while also demonstrating that the democratization of science can help fill critical data gaps about local conditions and pollution sources, advance environmental justice, and impact changes in implementation of urban policies.

Public Health and Racial Inequality Workshop: What Can Georgia Tech Students Do?

Tuesday, October 27th, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Virtual)

Join Justin Smith from Positive Impact Health Centers, and Georgia Tech Professors Lindsey Bullinger and Zak Taylor (both School of Public Policy) for an interactive discussion on public health & racial inequality. Students will learn valuable tools of analysis and historical context for better understanding the sources, and impacts, of racial inequality. We will also discuss opportunities in Atlanta and at Georgia Tech for students to take substantive action to help solve these problems. Discussion and Q&A are welcome!

Friday, November 6th, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Virtual)