Like the Georgia Tech Graduate Student Government Association, the College of Computing’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) works on making the College a welcoming and stable environment for graduate students to work, live, play, and socialize.
The GSC works with School of Computer Science faculty to voice student interests and also helps organize social events for students to meet faculty regularly. GSC members also serve on a Travel Committee that provides funding for students to attend academic conferences and other events.
Don’t take our word for it…
From the moment I started at Georgia Tech, it became obvious that opportunities to work with people in my field—but outside of the School of Computer Science—would be abundant. In my first year alone I had the opportunity to work with doctoral candidates and Ph.D.’s at Oak Ridge Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory, just to name a few. This can be a bit overwhelming at times, but my advisor and senior graduate students helped to ease my transition.
Georgia Tech has a host of interesting and diverse research projects that make it easy to stay motivated on some groundbreaking problem. My advisors often tell me that they are not really interested in doing tiny incremental research, but rather prefer large queries into new, unexplored areas. This mentality pervaded my entire first year and made me look forward to the challenge of becoming a larger contributing member to my research group.
--Erich Lohrmann, CS Ph.D. student