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

Force Multiplying Security through Technology

Two Tech alumni use machine learning and better equipment to make neighborhoods in more than 400 cities in Georgia and across the country more secure with Flock Safety
Nov 13 2019

Swinging Through the Fields

Engineers are building a new type of robot, and it’s going to revolutionize farming
Nov 13 2019

In the Way of Traffic

Three engineers work to speed mobility – and slow an obstacle to growth
Nov 11 2019

Engineers Come Home to Roost

Agricultural technology finds a place at Tech
Nov 6 2019

Just add engineers to the mix

For the state’s food manufacturers, a Georgia Tech partnership is the secret ingredient to growth
Nov 6 2019

Go Nuts, Georgia

Tech alumni and engineers create innovations for the state’s $2.2 billion industry
Nov 6 2019

Pitch Perfect

4 Strategies to Nail Your Elevator Pitch
Apr 17 2019

Cooking with Gas

Will Sweet looks to disrupt the food industry with innovative apps
Apr 16 2019

Taking Flight

Autonomous aircraft startup relies on Tech engineers to reimagine an industry
Apr 15 2019

The Night I Met Mark Cuban

Rob Kischuk looks back on a defining moment in his entrepreneurial journey
Apr 15 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