Georgia Tech University
For nearly 50 years, ever since it awarded its first “information science” degree to a female master’s student, Georgia Tech has driven the research agenda in computing, cultivating new generations of technological leaders. In 1990 the Institute became (and remains) just the second major university to house its computing program within a College of its own, and since then the College of Computing has led “GT Computing,” as we call it, to become the imaginative, innovative and diverse community it is today.
Computing drives nearly all scientific and entrepreneurial progress in the modern world. At Georgia Tech we hold this truth to be self-evident, and we’ve turned it into a philosophy: When smart people with creativity, drive and ambition learn to apply the power of computation, they become more than just smart—a lot more. This approach allows us to achieve real, global impact through aggressive action on three fronts:
- Education, through our transformative Threads curriculum for undergraduates and our 14 master’s and Ph.D. programs
- Research, through multiple research centers and initiatives, as well as the combined (and typically collaborative) efforts of faculty in schools devoted to Computer Science, Interactive Computing, and Computational Science & Engineering
- Community, by continuing to expand the gtcomputing universe through K-12 engagement, student organization, alumni outreach and social media