As a faculty member at GT, how can you be involved in pediatrics?

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center was established to bring engineering innovation into pediatric healthcare and to train the next generation of pediatric researchers. See the sections below to learn about the ways you can become engaged, including funding opportunities, testing capabilities,  and class/research projects.

Funding Opportunities

Multiple funding opportunities in pediatrics are available throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

Testing Capabilities

If you are developing a tool or device, we have the means to test your product at different facilities across campus. Click here to learn more.

Class Projects

Each semester there are several classes across campus that focus on pediatric topics/projects. Below is a list of the classes we currently know about that are providing projects with real-world impact for students to work on through their curriculum. If you are currently providing an experience or you are interested offering a pediatric project, let us know how we can help.

Petit Scholars

Another research experience for your students is the Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program. The program is a competitive scholarship program that serves to develop the next generation of leading bioengineering and bioscience researchers by providing a comprehensive research experience for a full year. Open to all Atlanta area university students, the program allows undergraduates to conduct independent research in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. Scholars develop their own research project within the term of January to December each year. Historically the program has been dedicated to bioengineering and bioscience projects; however, for our Pediatric Petit Scholars, all areas of research across campus are open for discovery and development, including but not limited to policy, computer science, mobile health, analytics, sensors, 3D printing, and process flow and improvement.

Since its inception in 2000, the program has supported hundreds of top undergraduate researchers who have gone on to distinguished careers in research, medicine, and industry. The program has grown from funding 7-10 scholars per year to 22 scholars in 2016. To date, the program has funded over 240 scholars from Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Georgia Gwinnett College.

If you are interested in hosting a Pediatric Petit Scholar in your lab, contact Leanne West by clicking here. Scholar projects are collected in early fall for the next calendar year.