Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are free classes offered by universities hoping to provide the general public with access to top professors.

Community Guilds’ STE(A)M truck

With all the focus on STEM education, one piece seems to be missing: training for kids who might not work in labs but want to do something hands-on.

Science of Fun

Instead of dance or music, Science of Fun offers STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) afternoon programs and summer camps to kids as young as five.

Global Village Project

With girls under siege in many countries, it’s not surprising that some refugee girls come to America with gaps in learning—and limited literacy even in their own languages.
Groundbreakers 2016

Accushield

Developed by an Atlanta-based startup, Accushield is a digital sign-in system meant to improve security in assisted living communities by allowing them to easily track who comes and goes.
Groundbreakers 2018

State Farm Regional HQ

Park Center, State Farm’s new regional headquarters in Dunwoody, has successfully coupled a suburban office location with the intermodal connectivity of an urban core campus.

Playful, Watchful Robot

Yu-Ping Chen, an assistant professor of physical therapy at Georgia State University, and Georgia Tech robotics professor Ayanna Howard are creating a robot that will help children with cerebral palsy improve their muscle control and motor skills.

Healthy City Workers

As part of the City of Atlanta’s Healthier You Wellness Initiative, 500 city employees are taking part in a “Shred” weight-loss challenge.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Interventional radiologist Dr. Henry Krebs III and Dr. Peter Rossi, medical director of radiation oncology at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, are the first in Georgia to offer the newly FDA-approved Xofigo (RA 223) to help patients with prostate cancer.

Atlanta Science Festival

A smartphone, a tasty beer, and a drum concert by a musician with a prosthetic arm: All brought to you by . . . science.

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