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Event focuses on social justice

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Virtual

Petit Institute Diversity Town Hall: Race and Racism in Bioengineering and Bioscience (Covid-19)

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.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL - Link Coming Soon!

AASHE: Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Mark your calendars for October 20 - 22 for this year’s virtual AASHE conference - the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education hosted by AASHE – the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. GCSHE offers 3 full days of live content and networking, plus thirty days of on demand access (through November 22). Visit the conference site to plan your sessions!

Georgia Tech has unlimited registration passes for anyone with a GT or GTRI email IP or email address (your email MUST be either gtri.gatech.edu or gatech.edu). Click the link below to register - and use the discount code GATECHEDU090120.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

Location: Virtual

A Conversation on Justice within Design and the Environment

​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 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Location: Virtual

Convergence Innovation Competition Info Session

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.


Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: VIRTUAL

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the FALL 2020 semester, all SLS advising will be done virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL

Computing and Engineering Partnerships Virtual Lunch N' Learn

Please join this virtual conversation about opportunities to partner with exciting programs and initiatives in the College of Computing, the College of Engineering, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. We will introduce three specific opportunities to partner with:

  • DataWorks, a program that recruits people from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and underrepresented groups in computing to train and employ them as Data Wranglers and Data Developers; 
  • Computer Science Junior Design, a two-semester program which seeks partner projects in areas like app development every term; 
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Senior Design, recently once again recognized as the top Industrial Engineering program in the country!

There will be time for questions. Bring your own steaming mug of tea and and a sandwich and engage in this fun smorgasbord of opportunities!


Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: Virtual

Taking Science to the Streets: Community Science and Participatory Approaches to Improve Environment, Health, and Quality of Life in Urban Areas

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.

RCE Greater Atlanta is regional sustainability network that supports implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the regional level through education and training. ​Higher Education Learning Community (HELC) is a working group that aims to facilitate faculty and research-active student engagement with the SDGs in a collective learning environment. Participants include faculty and research-active students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.

 


Monday, October 26, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: VIRTUAL - https://bluejeans.com/362464052

From Science to Journalism: A Webinar with Ensia

Want to reach a broader audience? Ensia is "a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet," housed at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. They have partnerships with over 50 leading global media outlets — including The Guardian, Scientific American, and more — that republish their content, as well as the Ensia Mentor Program for emerging journalists and scientists, which offers them an opportunity to build their communication skills and professional network by creating an article, video, image gallery, infographic or other work on a topic of their choice for Ensia under the guidance of an experienced communicator. Join this webinar - held just for SLS and RCE Greater Atlanta - to learn about opportunities for pitching and submitting stories and learning to write like a journalist.

Interested in learning more about Ensia before the webinar?  Check out some of these links:

Relevant stories and op-eds:

Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine is a model for the future of urban green space

OPINION: We need to talk about how logging in the southern U.S. is harming local residents

Look out, food deserts: Here come the food forests

Shareable scooters may seem sustainable, but are they really?

OPINION: Environmental impact bonds can help cities invest in green infrastructure

Individuals with compelling perspectives are welcome to submit opinion pieces for consideration for our Voices section. For more information, please download the Voices Submission Guidelines (PDF).

 

 


Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL

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

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!


Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL: https://bluejeans.com/362464052?src=join_info

A Discussion of "Wealth, Race, and Wildlife"

Join SLS for a discussion about "Wealth, Race, and Wildlife" focused on Schell et al's scholarship linking the health and diversity of local wildlife to structural inequality and racism in American cities.  Everyone joining the discussion will read a piece in Science magazine by Christopher Schell (University of Washington) and his collaborators and come prepared to talk about how it might apply to their own studies, teaching, or research and to our collective work at GT to realize a more equitable and diverse environment in the broadest sense. Your discussion leaders will be Dr. Emily Weigel (Biological Sciences) and Janelle Wright (Masters Student, School of City and Regional Planning). The event will be an informal and fun way to explore this emerging field of research and to deepen our understanding of the relationship between racial equity and sustainability. 


Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 11:59pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Convergence Innovation Competition

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).


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: VIRTUAL

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the FALL 2020 semester, all SLS advising will be done virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy Study Abroad

Study Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy this Summer!

Are you ready to spend Summer 2021 in Venice learning about Sustainable Development and Climate Change? During this 7-week study aboard program, Georgia Tech students will embark on an academic adventure focused on building their knowledge about sustainable development and climate change in a unique multidisciplinary program.

For more information visit the Program Website or contact the Program Director (Dr. Alice Favero).