College of Sciences Engages in Serve-Learn-Sustain

“The College of Sciences is all about knowledge creation…” When my fellow liaison Marc Weissburg said this during a discussion of the role of the College of Sciences in promoting service learning and sustainability, I was immediately struck by its truth.

100 Resilient Cities

Dr. Hirsch joined Atlanta's steering committee for the global challenge, "100 Resilient Cities."  Learn more about the challenge and Jenny's role by clicking HERE.

SLS Student Organization Partnership Impacts Public Health Initiatives

During the Zika Outbreak, lessons our nation’s leaders learned about proactive response and preventive public health measures after Ebola made little difference in countering the disease, as Congress delayed funding for its efficient control.

Just What Is Sustainability? SLS Featured in GT Alumni Magazine

Recently, the Georgia Tech Alumni magazine wrote an article exploring what “sustainability” means. Considering how much buzz (I know, it’s bad, but they make that joke too!) surrounds this word these days, many prominent figures around campus were asked to weigh-in.

Combining Disciplines with Communities

SLS has a sophomore-level class called Technology and Sustainable Community Development. I coordinated the first offering in Spring 2016, with a team of diverse intellectual characters -- Sabir Khan (Architecture), Betsy DiSalvo (Interactive Computing), Jennifer Hirsch (SLS and City and Regional Planning), Wayne Li (Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering) and Dan Matisoff (Public Policy).

Collaborations with Serve-Learn-Sustain

I had the honor and pleasure to be there when Serve-Learn-Sustain officially opened in January 2016. During Spring 2016 I had the opportunity to work on new SLS projects - like the Big Ideas - and see their developments from a scratch on a piece of paper to a webpage, exciting!

People-Centered Planning in Smart Cities

The term “smart city” has become common parlance in city planning circles in recent years.

SLS Announces New Strategic Advisory Council

The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) recently created a Strategic Advisory Council comprising faculty and staff from around Georgia Tech's campus. The council will meet twice a year and will provide guidance to SLS leadership related to overall strategy and framework development, development of curricular and co-curricular pathways (such as a minor or alternative transcript), and fundraising.

Reflections on the Fall 2016 SLS Food, Energy, Water Systems (FEWS) Fellows Program

Promoting Interdisciplinarity, Openness, and Engagement by Carl DiSalvo

On the Difficult, Necessary Work of Leaving the Silo: Avoiding Unintended Consequences by Joe Brown (see below)

A Reflection on SLS' MLK Day of Service Project with Friends of Refugees

I recently attended Serve-Learn-Sustain’s MLK Day of Service at Friends of Refugees in Clarkston, GA, which is about 20 minutes from Georgia Tech. 60,000 refugees have begun their journeys as new Americans in this area, and Clarkston has even been called “the most diverse square mile in America” by the New York Times Magazine.