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

The Making of a Mentor

Building a productive mentoring relationship from the ground up
Apr 11 2019

10 Questions with K.P. Reddy

Serial entrepreneur and Tech grad
Apr 11 2019

Outsmarting Influenza

Engineers are developing unconventional tactics to vanquish the flu virus.
Nov 16 2018

Powering Haiti

A portable solar panel system provides light and cell phone power to change the landscape of Haiti.
Nov 16 2018

The Greater Good

Engineering students give back to communities across the world.
Nov 15 2018

Water Made Well

A pair of Georgia Tech engineers take different paths to safeguard life’s most essential resource.
Nov 15 2018

Built with Purpose

College of Engineering alum Jimmy Mitchell is a master at helping old materials find new life
Nov 5 2018

A Sister Stands Up

College of Engineering graduate Segolene Muderhwa works to elevate girls in her home country
Nov 1 2018

Waste Not, Want Not

Sanitation startup in Africa turns waste treatment processes into fuel
Nov 1 2018

A Fight for Their Lives

Two Georgia Tech researchers prioritize women’s healthcare in Ethiopia
Nov 1 2018

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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