IPaT Thursday Think Tank

The Institute for People and Technology is committed to the safety of our community. All Georgia Tech sponsored events through the end of Fall semester are moving to a virtual format.

The IPaT Thursday Think Tank is a weekly gathering of the IPaT community to brainstorm about research and stay informed about the work that everyone is doing. It's an informal gathering where the moderator kicks off the weekly topic but everyone is encouraged to join the discussion.


  • Oct 28

    IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Broadening Participation and Impact through K12 Education and Outreach

    Broadening Participation and Impact through K12 Education and Outreach

    Federal research funding agencies, including NSF and DoD, are including “Broader Impacts” as well as “Broadening Participation” as review criteria along with “Intellectual merit”. Other government agencies are following suit. Join Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, Director of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) and Leigh McCook, STEM@GTRI Director and IPaT Deputy Director in a discussion to explore the intent and purpose of these criteria in research funded proposals and ways to strengthen proposed K12 and outreach activities. They will also discuss resources on campus for collaboration and support in pursuit of K12 and outreach funded research programs.

  • Nov 4

    IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Art & AI

    Art & AI

    The Art and AI "Vertically Integrated Project" (VIP) course brings together histories and concepts of visual culture and image making with explorations of technology and artificial intelligence. We are an artist and AI researcher exploring approaches to applying machine learning to create artistic images. Our team is analyzing the application of machine learning to the creative act of image making. Participating students collaborate in the areas of art, research, digital technology, and popular culture, with experiments in a range of visual renderings starting with 2 dimensional and eventually 3 dimensional and animated results. 


  • Nov 11

    IPaT Thursday Think Tank: November 11


    Details to be provided

  • Nov 18

    IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) Finalists Showcase

    Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) Finalists Showcase

    The finalist projects from the Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) will be featured during this week’s Thursday Think Tank. Student teams are encouraged to attend the session to learn more about projects and network with campus and industry partners.