There are several student organizations on campus that may be of interest. Though not a class, the Bits of Good student organization connects talented undergraduate software developers with local Atlanta nonprofits to work on projects. Other student organizations you might be interested in supporting, financially or in-kind, include For the Kids and Go Baby Go.
|Children's healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center Business Club|
In 2017, the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center Business Club for undergraduates and graduate students, dedicated to looking at the business cases for pediatric products. This club gives students valuable insights into developing a business plan for the pediatric market and informs the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center of the business case for proposed technologies. The club will also include guest lectures from other professionals with real-world experience in the area of medical device/systems development and tech transfer. (Note: only projects that have at least filed a provisional patent will be used as examples for the club.) This club is guided by the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies at Georgia Tech and a business professional with over 20 years of experience assessing business success factors and determining whether the risk return balance was appropriate for the capital.
|For The Kids at Georgia Tech|
Every year, Georgia Tech assembles the most passionate, fun-loving, and enthusiastic students to join the "For The Kids" movement. Read more
|Go Baby Go|
Go Baby Go works with parents, clinicians, and community members from around the world to help modify toy ride-on cars for kids with disabilities using D.I.Y. mobility design and pediatric innovation. Read more
|Bits of Good|
We are always looking for new project partners! Bits of Good offers many different kinds of projects ranging from web development to mobile solutions. Our experienced program managers will work with you to develop a effective tool to help advance your social mission. Read more
|International Children's Advisory Network (iCAN)|
The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center is also very involved with iCAN Research, a worldwide consortium of Children’s Advisory Groups working together to provide a voice for children and families in health, medicine, research, and innovation, through synergy, communication and collaboration, so that children can take ownership of their health and provide meaningful input into regulations and the clinical study design and process.
iCAN’s Chapters work both locally in partnerships with their local children’s hospitals and communities, and collaborate together network-wide to have a global impact. Through the local chapters, youth-led councils, committees and focus groups, iCAN addresses needs of pediatric clinical research and healthcare, influences state and federal regulations, and advocates for pediatric patients across the globe. The goal is to educate the world about the importance of children’s involvement in the development of research trials and to provide children and families with resources and opportunities to provide their feedback and input into studies and products intended for children.
As a student, you might be interested in the local chapter of iCAN called KIDSGeorgia. The KIDSGeorgia crew often works with Georgia Tech to give their members a taste of STEM activities related to healthcare and pediatrics.
To learn more about iCAN, please click here.
Please contact us if you are interested in supporting any of these student organizations.