HumaniTech

2017 ~ Present | MIT/Lincoln Lab; Sanivation; League of Hope; University of Mayor; Parque Tagua Tagua; Yellowstone Foundation; Floyd County Schools, Walker County Schools; Zammi Agrikol (Partners in Agriculture); Clarkston Community Health Center; Beverly School of Kenya; American Red Cross

Goals

We are comprised of several teams, made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, all working on different projects to solve global development issues. These solutions include: economic technologies for rural farmers, nutrition and farming engineering, vulnerability analyses, and accessible healthcare technology. We value human-centered design and co-creating with communities to ensure that our technology solutions are sustainable.

We recently merged with the Tech4Wildlife VIP which has focused on technological interventions to solve complex animal conservation issues. Tech4Wildlife projects center around human-wildlife interactions and using indigenous methods to solve these issues.

A list and descriptions of ongoing projects can be found on our website.

For more information about this VIP and the course goals and learning outcomes please view the Course Syllabus.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Focus on Human Centered Design to develop, build, and deploy sustainable solutions in challenging environments. Human Centered Design is focusing on involving the human perspective in all steps of problems solving. The problems the teams are working to solve is addressing health outcomes, nutrition, and addressing general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments utilizing key technologies.

A list of current, ongoing, and past projects can be found on the Project Slides.

Methods and Technologies

  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Coding and app development
  • Surveys and interviews
  • Professional collaboration

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Global Development
  • IT Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Analytics
  • Computational Media
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS asynchronous, case-by-case
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous, case-by-case
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Construction and Facility Management
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Technology
  • Urban Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Logistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Robotics
  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Chinese
  • Digital Media
  • Economics
  • Economics and International Affairs
  • French
  • German
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages
  • Global Media and Cultures
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages
  • International Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Spanish
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Music
  • Pre-Law
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

If you are a student who is interested in learning how you can apply the skills you learn in the classroom to real problems, this is your opportunity to do so. Through a VIP course, you can help define the business, design, engineering, usability, and policy aspects of a broad range of global humanitarian efforts here at Georgia Tech. All majors and skill sets are welcome and encouraged to apply!

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
2:00-2:50
Meeting Location 
Klaus 1440
Meeting Day 
Wednesday

Team Advisors

Cassandra Shriver

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

MIT/Lincoln Lab; Sanivation; League of Hope; University of Mayor; Parque Tagua Tagua; Yellowstone Foundation; Floyd County Schools, Walker County Schools; Zammi Agrikol (Partners in Agriculture); Clarkston Community Health Center; Beverly School of Kenya; American Red Cross