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 issue of Helluva Engineer 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
Schulz and elephant

An Elephant Researcher Never Forgets

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

The Formula of Creativity

Robotics Ph.D. students Lakshmi Nair and Joanne Truong use creative problem-solving research to inform robotics that could potentially help in household tasks  
May 11 2020

Engineering with the Earth in Mind

Sustainability requires balancing today’s needs with those of future generations
May 11 2020

“Houston, we have innovation”

How Georgia Tech engineers are shaping the second age of space exploration 
May 11 2020

Minds Over Matter

As the drive to invent new materials shifts into high gear, the view of tomorrow is inspiring
May 8 2020

Warp Speed Ahead

At five times the speed of sound, Georgia Tech engineers push hypersonics to the limit
May 8 2020

Brilliant Engineering is in Our DNA

How two engineers are leveraging gene therapies to change the face of medicine
May 8 2020

Special Feature: Engineering Solutions for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic creates unprecedented challenges and takes an enormous toll on our healthcare system, engineers across the College of Engineering are heeding the call to put their skills to the test. Our researchers are creating personal protective equipment (PPE), respirator parts, ventilators and more. Here are just a few stories of what the College is doing to fight COVID-19.
May 8 2020
Yao Xie in front of computer screens

Better AI, Better Police Force

How Yao Xie is leveraging artificial intelligence to help fight crime
May 8 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