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Student Opportunities

Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students engage with IPaT in many ways, including joining research teams, collaborating with other students and faculty, and participating in student competitions. We also provide connections to industry partners, funding, and other resources to facilitate student projects and research.

2023 Summer Research Internships 

Institute for People and Technology is seeking students to participate in our IPaT Summer internship program for 2023. This internship program is a partnership between the Institute for People and Technology and Serve-Learn-SustainThis is an opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience related to research, and community engagement. The Summer Internship Program is a 12-week program (May 15th to August 4th). All Georgia Tech undergraduate students are invited to apply. Summer Interns will receive up to a total of $6,000 for a full-time internship with stipends paid bi-weekly. 

Student Requirements (minimum qualifications):
* Be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech
* Be in good academic standing
* Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
* Have reliable transportation to campus (if needed)   
* The deadline to apply is noon, March 24

Current Research projects include (additional projects could be added)

* Aware Home: Seeking students interested in evaluating, deploying, and integrating home sensing and automation tools and services to support research and demonstrations.

* Aware Home SmartBathroom Fixture Automation: Seeking students interested deploying and configuring a home robotic research platform in the home to support research, academic, and demonstration capabilities. Read more about this project here.

* Coastal Equity and Resilience (CEAR) Hub: Seeking students who are interested in working with diverse project teams addressing flooding on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience (e.g.Arduino), data analytics, community outreach and engagement, K-12 summer camp leads, etc.

* Esports User Research: seeking students for work in one of four projects relating to 1) novel fan experiences in mixed reality, 2) teamwork interventions to improve esport athlete performance, 3) health and safety support for esports athletes, and 4) scholastic gaming to support STEAM engagement in at-risk K-12 students."

* RNOC: Seeking students interested in platforms architectures. This work includes exploring and building containers, orchestration, and AWS in support of various IoT and Mobile projects.

* PHDI – Seeking students interested in projects in the security and compliance space including controls analysis, compliance automation, usable security, policies, and procedures specific to research workflows and tools.

* Augmented/Virtual Reality and Wearable Computing: Seeking students interested in performing research and development in the areas of augmented/virtual reality and wearable computing. We are creating innovative systems to help diverse populations in the areas of work, healthcare, education, and entertainment.

* CellWatch is a mobile app that allows you to record, view, and analyze cellular connectivity. This app is part of a research project focused on measuring and characterizing the availability and quality of mobile broadband in rural areas. Through this project we hope to collaborate with rural and tribal communities in the US in order to inform policy and technological changes in the pursuit of digital inclusion. Building a mobile app (Android) that can record, view and analyze cellular connectivity. We are initially building a mobile app (Android) that can record, view and analyze cellular connectivity. It's a cellular speed test app. Students would help with Android, Kotlin software development for building this app. Students will also help to develop a web dashboard app; Javascript, React experience is needed and familiarity with integrating Google Maps in apps would help as well. https://gvu.gatech.edu/research/projects/cellwatch

Apply for 2023 Summer Research Internships here:
Follow this link to apply – March 24, 2023 deadline. 

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1AZSi5MlyN8N5ye

Questions, contact: research-internships@ipat.gatech.edu

IPaT Research Fellowship Program

IPaT Research Fellowship Program Accepting Applications, November 7, 2021 -  Deadline to Apply (CLOSED)

The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) at Georgia Tech is excited to announce the launch of our Research Fellowship program starting Spring 2021. This program aims to bring together students from across campus to partner with industry mentors and collaborators in the IPaT ecosystem. IPaT research fellowships should initiate new avenues of research or further existing research activities. The Fellowship provides funding in partnership with sponsors, as well as resources and access to assets – labs, technologies, data - that IPaT oversees. This year’s funding is generously provided by Verizon Wireless.

IPAT cordially invites students from across all disciplines and class levels (graduate and undergraduate) to submit research fellowship proposals to fund one academic year of research from Jan 2022 – Dec 2022 (Spring and Fall semesters). IPAT will cover tuition (along with the student’s home school/college) for graduate students and provide stipends for both graduate and undergraduate students. Additional research project funds and support will be made available for Summer 2022 for Research Fellows on a case-by-case basis. 

Read the full information about how to apply to this new fellowship program here:

https://ipat.gatech.edu/ipat-research-fellowship-program-applications-oct-2021.
 

Recurring Positions


IPaT Student Employee Application ("not accepting applications at this time")
IPaT is seeking students at all levels of student employment for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are seeking undergraduate student assistants (including federal work study) as well as graduate research assistants. If you are interested in applying, please complete a brief application including your resume at https://b.gatech.edu/3xCGoWk.

Student Requirements (minimum qualifications):

  • Be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Have reliable transportation to campus (if needed)   

Available positions include (more may be added later):

  • IPaT student assistant: We are looking for staff to maintain office operations, RNOC lab's lending library, Convergence Innovation Competition, and providing broad support to IPaT's signature events. Staff is primarily responsible for day-to-day office operations (including printer management, campus errands, setting up rooms, mail) and may be asked to provide assistance for RNOC's projects including data analysis, application development, etc.
  • Air Quality Monitoring: we have a growing project both in Atlanta and Savannah working on low-cost monitoring solutions for both indoor and outdoor air quality. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach, and engagement.
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality: Looking for students interested in performing research and development in the areas of augmented/virtual reality and wearable computing. We are creating innovative systems to help diverse populations in the areas of work, healthcare, education, and entertainment.
  • Design & Software Development: Seeking student researchers that are interested in developing expertise with design, software development (particularly in game engines such as Unity3D and Unreal Engine), and human-computing interaction research methods in these domains.
  • Outreach at Atlanta PRIDE: We plan to host a booth at Atlanta PRIDE this October and will be looking for hourly staff and volunteers to help manage the booth and support project teams engaged in outreach with the LGBTQIA community.
  • RNOC – platforms architectures: This work includes exploring and building containers, orchestration, and AWS in support of various IoT and Mobile projects.
  • RNOC – mobile application development and app store services: develop and maintain mobile applications and sites for research projects and campus living labs, shepherd campus applications through the app store submission and testing process
  • Smart Sea Level Sensors: we have a wide range of opportunities for students to work with this diverse project team addressing flooding on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience (e.g. Arduino), data analytics, community outreach and engagement, K-12 summer camp leads, etc
  • Urban Heat Island Measurement: we are kicking off a heat island measurement campaign with the Atlanta Science Festival this Spring that will go through the summer. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach, and engagement.

Questions, contact: ipat@gatech.edu 



 

GET INVOLVED

Interested in working at IPaT as a student assistant? Contact IPaT's Program and Operations Manager, Faith Sumpter.

Programs

GVU/IPaT Research & Engagement Grants

GVU/IPaT Research & Engagement Grants

The goal of this program is to engage researchers in thinking and working across disciplinary boundaries, as a means to generate the novel research questions and approaches required to address grand challenges.

Convergence Innovation Competition

Convergence Innovation Competition

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a bi-annual event dedicated to helping students create innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus resources and industry guidance.

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Undergraduate VIP students earn academic credits, while faculty and graduate students benefit from the design/discovery efforts of their teams.

IPaT and our affiliated units and faculty lead several VIP teams in the areas of augmented reality, sports technology, and more.

Georgia Smart Community Corps

Georgia Smart Community Corps

The Georgia Smart Community Corps is a paid full-time (40 hours/week) fellowship for civic-minded Georgia Tech students dedicated to creating livable, and equitable communities through smart technology and data implementation over the summer semester.

App Lab

App Lab

Run by students, the App Lab in Technology Square Research Building 333 is where students (of all majors and levels of expertise) can work, learn, and find collaborators within the community or Georgia Tech’s many industry partners.