This spring marks the first semester that the Computer Science Capstone Design program is offering an “SLS Section.” This section’s curated partnerships give CS majors an opportunity to engage with local nonprofits, social impact entrepreneurs, and community organizations as their project partners. The students of the SLS section had their own Introduction to SLS session in the beginning of the term and were required to attend SLS’s Service Learning and Community Engagement Orientation.
This winter break, I spent 9 days leading thirteen of my Georgia Tech peers on a medical outreach service trip to San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala through Georgia Tech’s student organization, Volunteers Around the World (VAW). San Pedro is a beautiful community about four hours west of Guatemala City, situated on Lake Atitlan, in the mountains. The objective of our days was to run pop-up medical clinics in rural nearby villages, taking care of patient needs through four main stations: intake, vitals, consultation, and pharmacy.
SLS is excited to announce our first cohort of SLS SDG Faculty Fellows – eight faculty from four colleges and seven schools, who will work with SLS during 2019 to advance their teaching and research related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and help us increase faculty engagement in our regional sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta, officially acknowledged by the United Nations University:
Interested in a summer internship experience that offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience in sustainability and community engagement, while supporting solutions for sustainable communities? Apply for the SLS 2019 Summer Internship Program! Applications are now open. Read about the experience of one of our 2018 interns, working with SLS partner Transformation Alliance.
We are pleased to provide you with another blog post from our 2018 Global Student Ambassadors. This week, we highlight the Language for Business and Technology (LBAT): Spain program which provides students with the opportunity to spend six weeks in Madrid and Grenada, studying current issues in politics, socio-economics, and sustainability in Spain and the European Union.