The Petit Institute prides itself on the exceptional students who begin their research training here. We provide exciting opportunities for our students to not only interact with one another but also the bio-community at large. Two of the flagship opportunities are the Petit Undergraduate Research Program and the Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) High School Research Program. Graduate and post-doc students have the opportunity to serve as mentors for those who participate in these programs. BBUGS (The Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students), is one of the largest graduate student groups at Georgia Tech. With BBUGS, students are able to volunteer in different areas such as education and outreach, industry, professional development, and other community service endeavors. These opportunities provide tremendous value, not only to the student experience here at Georgia Tech, but also to the success of their future careers.
Established in 1992, the Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program has graduated more than 170 students in a broad spectrum of research. More than 100 faculty from the Colleges of Engineering, Computing, Sciences, and Architecture as well as Emory University School of Medicine advise enrolled students.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences (QBioS) at Georgia Tech was established in 2015 and our inaugural class of nine Ph.D. candidates joined us in Fall 2016. QBioS now has over 50 participating program faculty representing six participating schools within the College of Sciences.
The mission of the Georgia Tech Bioinformatics Graduate Program is to educate and prepare students to reach the forefront of leadership in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, and to integrate research and education on the use of information technologies in biology and medicine.