Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech

Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) is a high school science education program developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, B.E.S.T Academy, South Atlanta High School, Benjamin E. Mays High School, D.M. Therrell High School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Charles R. Drew Charter School, seven minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta. 

  • Raise the awareness of students to the world of engineering, science, and technology through real-world, hands-on research projects led by top-notch Georgia Tech scientists and to expose students to the career path possibilities in engineering and science.

  • Improve the partner schools’ current science education program through direct interaction with the science classes at these schools and through a teacher training initiative that immerses teachers in ongoing research within Georgia Tech laboratories.

The future of the U.S. “rests” on being at the forefront of science and technology and to do this requires that we have a STEM-educated workforce. It is also recognized that the most creative engineering teams are the ones that are the most diverse. With the changing demographics of the U.S., it is critical, and it is also our motivation, that we bring underrepresented populations into the STEM fields as early as possible to inspire them to aspire for high achievement and success.

Fall 2022 Semester Calendar

Click here to view the 2022 Project ENGAGES Fall semester calendar. 

ENGAGES Industry Visits

Project ENGAGES scholars have the opportunity to gain additional exposure to new research and medical technology through industry visits. Businesses, such as Axion Biosystems, C.R. Bard, and Dendreon, have opened their doors to provide company tours to these scholars and educate them on how their industry works and employment opportunities. Early exposure to such companies will enable these scholars to start planning for their future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Giving Opportunities

Those wishing to support Project ENGAGES financially may do so online (click here) or by mailing a check payable to the “Georgia Tech Foundation” to the following address:

Georgia Tech Foundation
760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30308

Note: Please designate the gift for “Project ENGAGES (Fund# 55A493)” in the memo line of your check.

For questions about your giving, such as multi-year commitments, gifts of securities, endowments, or estate gifts, please contact Luke O’Connell at luke.oconnell@bme.gatech.edu or (404) 385-0471.