Summer Research Interns Selected

Six students were hired for the 2022 summer research internship program created by the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT). This summer program is an opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience related to research and community engagement. For 2022, the internship program duration is 12 weeks (May 16th to August 6th). All Georgia Tech students were invited to apply. This year’s summer interns will receive $5,000 for a full-time internship.

The six selected Georgia Tech students for IPaT’s 2022 summer research internship program are:

  • Chenjun Ren - majoring in computer science.  (faculty advisor - Laura Levy)
  • Eric Chang - majoring in computer science. (faculty advisor - Clint Zeagler)
  • Colin Logan - majoring in computer science.  (faculty advisor - Maribeth Coleman)
  • Cancan Wang - majoring in mathematics.   (faculty advisor - Jennifer DuBose)
  • Nihar Kalsekar - majoring in computer science.  (faculty advisor Russ Clark)
  • Jacob Williams - majoring in computer science.  (faculty advisor - Peter Presti)

IPaT summer 2022 research projects available included:

  • Smart Sea Level Sensors: we have a wide range of opportunities for students to work with this diverse project team addressing flooding on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience (e.g. Arduino), data analytics, community outreach and engagement, K-12 summer camp leads, etc
  • Air Quality Monitoring: we have a growing project both in Atlanta and Savannah working on low-cost monitoring solutions for both indoor and outdoor air quality. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach, and engagement.
  • Urban Heat Island Measurement: we are kicking off a heat island measurement campaign with the Atlanta Science Festival this Spring that will go through the summer. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach, and engagement.
  • RNOC: We are looking for people interested in platforms architectures. This work includes exploring and building containers, orchestration, and AWS in support of various IoT and Mobile projects.
  • Students interested in performing research and development in the areas of augmented/virtual reality and wearable computing. We are creating innovative systems to help diverse populations in the areas of work, healthcare, education, and entertainment.
  • Seeking student researchers that are interested in developing expertise with design, software development (particularly in game engines such as Unity3D and Unreal Engine), and human-computing interaction research methods in these domains.
  • Architectural Design Research: The student would spend the summer of 2022 supporting the SimTigrate Design Lab (SDL) by conducting/supporting data collection and analysis tasks on two studies within the Cognitive Empowerment Program (CEP) research. For the social engagement study (see study description below), the student would be conducting  field observations at Emory's Cognitive Empowerment Center (6 Executive Park NE) 2 or 3 times a week. The student would also support the SDL team to transfer the collected data into spreadsheets and to conduct preliminary analysis of that data. for the home design study (see study description below), the student would be helping the SDL team to conduct, transcribe, and analyze interviews with CEP members, care-partners, and staff.
    • Brief description of Social Engagement Study: investigating the impact of physical and visual privacy on social engagement for people living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The study aims at identifying environmental features in social spaces which are likely to facilitate and encourage social interactions for people with MCI in therapeutic settings such as the Cognitive Empowerment Center.
    • Brief description of Home Study: investigating tasks, behaviors and challenges that people living wtih MCI face at home. The study is aimed at understanding patterns of home environments that facilitate or hinder cognitive-aging-in-place outcomes such as functional independence and comfort.

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  • Six students were hired for the 2022 summer research internship program created by the Institute of People and Technology (IPaT).

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Walter Rich