Startup Launch for faculty/Ph.D. students/post-docs

Dear Georgia Tech Research Colleagues, 

 The Office of Commercialization is excited to share that that we are continuing applications acceptance

for the Georgia Tech Startup Launch 2024 summer session. This program is designed specifically for

Georgia Tech students, faculty, researchers, and alumni keen on transforming their innovative ideas and 

research into thriving startups. I encourage you to consider this opportunity to advance your research or

invention. Startup Launch provides an ideal environment to catalyze your project into a market-ready venture.

 During the 12-week summer program, you will benefit from:

  • A $10k Commercialization grant.
  • $150,000 in-kind services.
  • Self-internship to focus on your startup.
  • Practical sessions, socials, and pitch practices.
  • Coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and Georgia Tech alumni.
  • Participation in Preview Day and Demo Day, attracting over 1,500 attendees.

 This is your chance to convert your research and innovative ideas into commercial success, leveraging Georgia Tech’s comprehensive resources and network.


NextProf Nexus 2024

This August 26 – 29the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will co-host the 2024 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop on Michigan Engineering’s campus.

 This 3-day workshop is intended for senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists or researchers in the field of engineering. This preeminent event is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering and is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for a faculty position in academia.

 NextProf Nexus is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio-economic status, first-generation-to-college status, nation of origin, and/or religion.

 Application closes April 22, 2024, at 5 pm. For up-to-date information on the workshop format, please visit website.


NYCDEP 2024 Energy Graduate Summer Intern

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (NYCDEP) Energy Office seeks a graduate student to fill their summer position.

During the summer of 2023 NYCDEP’s Summer Internship Program hosted over 100 students from across North America. Our internship program nurtures the minds, hopes and dreams of students of various backgrounds and career aspirations. The agency managers have a combined total of over 10,000 years of experience so a summer internship with NYCDEP means a chance to learn from industry experts.

An internship with NYCDEP means more than just working in an office all summer long. Interns go on various trips, attend networking activities and gain practical work experience that interns bring back to their classrooms.  Throughout the summer, interns work on their assigned projects and create presentations with their group about their summer experience. These presentations are shown to all interns, intern supervisors and agency senior staff during the end of summer formal program. The presentations are also uploaded onto our internal SharePoint site to be viewed by the entire agency.

Please send this out to any students that you think would be interested in applying. For the complete job description including preferred skills please click the link  Energy Office Energy Graduate Intern



In Fall 2024   Dr. Francesco Fedele and  professional artist Darya Fard will teach the CEE 8824 Special topics course “ARTS & GEOMETRY”

The syllabus is in attachment and a brief course description is given below. Send an email to Dr. Fedele  ( if you are interested in taking the course or if you have questions.


We will introduce students to the geometry of space and manifolds and how these concepts influenced modern arts and sciences, i.e. Cubism and Einstein’s relativity. The realization of geometry is visualization. The course is integrated with weekly lab sessions taught by an Atlanta-based professional artist, who will teach students fundamentals of several art mediums:  pencil and charcoal drawing, oil painting, photography, printmaking, brainwave art using EEG technology and generative AI Art.  Students will draw/sketch by hand to stimulate/enhance their visual memory, imagination, and practice abstraction of geometric concepts. Special focus is put on both exact representation (Renaissance art) and geometric abstraction (cubism, modern Art). Students’ artwork will be exhibited in the Georgia Tech Ferst Center of the Arts. 

An article on theConversation about the course


Fall 2018 “Like Picasso and EInstein” magazine

Fall2019 “Forms and Expression” magazine 

Fall 2019 Students art Exhibit  (YOUTUBE video)

Form and Expression: Artistic lines from Analytical minds

Fall 2021 Students art Exhibit  (YOUTUBE video)

BRAIN ART:   “Mind Melody” performance. The music is produced by our own brainwaves measured by EEG headbands.  Is the sound of making an equation different than the sound of making a painting? Do scientists create and think as artists do ? Do artists create and think as scientists do ? These are some of the questions we would like to answer.


The full-length video  (~21 min) of our brain art performance is available in YOUTUBE here