Category: Interviews

Joel Jones, making connections in person

Tech Tower

Joel Jones is a second year Computer Science major from Atlanta, Georgia. He is originally from the northwestern part of the US, but he moved to live with his aunt and uncle in Georgia for more educational opportunities. Joel started his first year at Georgia Tech amidst the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He finished… Read more »

Abi Ivemeyer, former Ramblin’ Reck Driver

Photo of Abi Ivemeyer, former Ramblin' Reck driver.

Abigail (Abi) Ivemeyer is a dual degree Masters student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. She started at Georgia Tech pursuing her undergrad in Electrical Engineering in 2017, and she has had many impactful positions in her time on campus, notably the 2020 Ramblin’ Reck Driver. For Abi, a love of Georgia Tech… Read more »

Danielle Newman at the Invention Studio

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The Invention Studio is a student-run organization full of problem solvers and hands-on thinkers. It is 3,000 sqaure feet within the Flowers Invention Studio and has amassed millions of dollars in machines through industry sponsors and donations. The studio is used by about 500+ students per week, but with Covid-19, the space is functioning on… Read more »

Dr. Claudio Di Leo on the Aero Maker Space

Aerospace Makerspace

The Aero Maker Space is a community that opens its doors wide to any student who wishes to design prototypes, learn new tools, indulge in research, or simply make new friends. Located in Weber on Georgia Tech’s campus, the Aero Maker Space is run by specially trained students known as mentors. Dr. Claudio Di Leo,… Read more »

Dane Wrye on The Hive Community

The Hive

The Hive is the student organization that runs the Interdisciplinary Design Commons, Georgia Tech’s electrical and computer engineering makerspace. The Hive’s community is truly unique, made up of peer instructors and end-users new and old; all hoping to bring to life “whatever’s in their crazy brain of theirs”. Dane Wrye, the Outreach Officer at The… Read more »

Emaad Shamsi on Opportunities at the Invention Studio

Invention studio workshop

The Invention Studio is home to a great community of problem solvers and din-thinkers. It offers many opportunities for student visitors, users, and for its student leaders, peer instructors. Emaad Shamsi, the Communications Director for the Invention Studio, explains the role the Invention Studio has played in his life, specifically its effect on his professional… Read more »

Alyson Lam on working at The Hive

The Hive

The Interdisciplinary Design Commons is the newest Makerspace on Georgia Tech’s campus. It is student operated by the organization known as The Hive. The Hive strives to teach students practical skills in electrical and computer engineering while fostering a unique community of inventors, designers, and engineers. Alyson Lam, the Communications Officer for The Hive, tells… Read more »

Matthew Dick on being a Prototyping Instructor

The Invention Studio at Georgia Tech sets itself apart from other Makerspaces across the country. It matters not your GPA, major, or interests. Anyone has open access to the creative space for their projects. Matthew Dick, a Prototyping Instructor (PI) at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio, talks about the history of the Makerspace and how… Read more »