Helluva Engineer Magazine

Engineers take a variety of forms, and the Helluva Engineer magazine aims to convey them all through the lens of the College of Engineering.

Cover of Fall 2020 magazine, featuring Robyn Gatens on cover (photograph)

Rising Stars

Welcome to the Issue

This season's issue of Helluva Engineers is focused on Rising Stars – the engineers who are laying the groundwork to advance the human condition through innovation.

In this issue, you will read about our students, faculty and alumni who have the tenacity, drive and passion to advance engineering, science and technology even in the face of a pandemic. You'll meet Robyn Gatens (ChBE alumna), who is currently acting director for the International Space Center. Our rising star alumni from across each School are working to advance areas such as industry, public policy and academia, to name a few. And, so many of our students are charting a course for a high-powered career in industry or pushing the bounds of research in areas like RNA research that can help with Covid-10 test projects. 

A common trait of our engineers, regardless of where they are on their career path, is natural curiosity and the drive to solve problems. And, so many stories in this issue exemplify those values.

Today, our students and researchers continue to do great work even as the pandemic affects our daily lives. Enjoy these stories that showcase our Rising Stars. 

Recent Feature Stories

Schulz and elephant

Andrew Schulz takes an inclusive approach to his innovative research on elephant biomechanics

Oct 16 2020
portrait of Chiamaka surrounded by ChBE and leadership icons

The Building Blocks of Life and Community

For Chiamaka Obianyor, leadership is in her DNA
Nov 20 2020
web drawing

Industry Secrets

For these five engineering faculty, time spent in the private sector proved to be invaluable
Nov 20 2020
Jorge at the brewery

Growing Guatemala’s Craft Beer Industry

Jorge Guzman uses his industrial engineering and problem-solving background to bring craft beer to his hometown  
Nov 19 2020
Blazeck

A New Strategy to Fight Cancer

Johnny Blazeck’s research at the intersection of immunology, engineering and metabolism is creating novel therapies to help cancer patients in the fight of their lives  
Nov 19 2020
Steimle Portrait

Decisions, Decisions...

How systems engineering and medical decision-making play a role in public health
Nov 11 2020
Marta Portrait

Solving the World’s Growing Problem

Marta Hatzell’s research on global sustainability in the fields of food, water and energy seeks to solve the world’s hunger problem through environmentally sustainable fertilizer
Nov 11 2020
image of alumna

The Rising Stars of Engineering

Nine engineering alumni take their education and talent to the next level
Nov 11 2020
image of Wheelock at the space station

Preparing to Explore New Worlds

NASA looks to send astronauts deeper into space after 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station
Nov 10 2020
Jamel Thompson Photograph

Just Ask Jamel

Today’s engineering student prepares for tomorrow by making the most of those college years
Oct 23 2020
Schulz and elephant

An Elephant Researcher Never Forgets

Andrew Schulz takes an inclusive approach to his innovative research on elephant biomechanics
Oct 16 2020

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The College's Magazine

Georgia Tech's We Are Engineers is the magazine of the College of Engineering. Founded in 2013, the publication is released twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each of the College’s eight schools appears in its pages. The themed magazine's focus varies per issue, but the publication aims to cover every facet of life as an engineer at Georgia Tech.

The magazine reaches diverse audiences, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, school and College advisory boards, government officials, and administrators from other universities. Because its readership is so broad, We Are Engineers is written less like an academic journal and more like a piece of journalism. Writers and editors strive to clarify complex engineering concepts. 

If you’d like to pitch an idea, contribute a story or photos, or just ask for some copies, please write to the editor at editor@coe.gatech.edu