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

The Engineering for social innovation center (ESI) supports a collection of ongoing projects, which are selected from corporate and non-profit organizations and is the sponsor of the CoE Grand Challenges Scholars Program.

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

Dr. Joy Harris
Director of the Engineering for Social Innovation Center


All projects aim to improve the lives of the underprivileged domestic population or people at the bottom of the 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. Learn More…

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