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
Bao Nguyen headshot

In His Own Words

  Bao Nguyen reflects on his passion for cybersecurity and why he chose to take his education "online" 
May 8 2020
Professor Gabe Kwong

The Next Frontier in Immunoengineering

Gabe Kwong’s research focuses on engineering immunity to transform human health
Apr 27 2020

Historical Figures

Engineering Hall of Fame
Nov 18 2019

The Night the Lights Went On in Georgia

Southwire brings electricity to rural Georgia and across the world
Nov 18 2019

The Engineer Inside the Physician

Dr. C. Anne Patterson’s Journey into Telemedicine
Nov 18 2019

Building Georgia Jobs Through Infrastructure Expansion

Turnipseed Engineers, Inc. completes $100 million of construction every year, and it’s not stopping anytime soon
Nov 18 2019

Helping Georgia’s Students Take Flight

How the Georgia Space Grant Consortium is supporting the state’s aerospace industry and helping students shoot for the stars
Nov 13 2019

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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