We are engineers who make a positive, significant social impact.

We are engineers who make a positive, significant social impact.

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*If you want to be involved and you don’t see an  opportunity that is right for you, schedule an appointment with the ESI Director via email.  

The Engineering for Social Innovation (ESI) Center supports a collection of ongoing projects, which are selected from corporate and non-profit organizations. All projects aim to improve the lives of the under-privileged domestic population or people at the bottom of pyramid in the developing world. Projects include hardware and software development, app development, and engineering education to eradicate social problems like unclean water supplies; starvation and malnutrition in infants and small children; and lack of education for women and girls in the developing world. The output of each project is a novel and innovative product that makes a positive and significant social impact.

Undergraduates can work in the Center by designing something new, improving an existing product, conducting interdisciplinary research, or becoming a Grand Challenges Scholar. The ESI Center has several ways for you to get involved.

In order to achieve maximum social impact, the ESI Center has several partners, including non-profits, corporations, and organizations throughout the Georgia Tech community. You can become a partner by proposing or sponsoring a social impact engineering project.

Learn more about the ESI Center by attending an upcoming event or by contacting the Director.

Director of the Engineering for Social Innovation Center joyelle.harris@ece.gatech.edu 404-898-8365

Director of the Engineering for Social Innovation Center
joyelle.harris@nullece.gatech.edu
404-898-8365