Ivan Allen College faculty and students are expanding the research horizons of the liberal arts through interdisciplinary collaborations with diverse teams of humanists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers from academia, business, and government. College researchers are leaders in understanding how the practices of science and technology shape and are shaped by their social and cultural contexts.
Ivan Allen College faculty, research faculty, and students work in over 30 areas of inquiry exploring local and global social and humanistic issues including: energy & environment, international trade, nanotechnology, health & biomedicine, urban infrastructure, governance, security, narrative culture, future media, and sports.
The College is home to one of the nation's largest concentrations of researchers of science, medicine, technology, and engineering. Our researchers explore issues like the political and cultural influences on the development of indigenous drugs and the role of scientific creativity in international economic development.
|•||Historians and sociologists who put science, medicine, and technology in context|
|•||Humanist scholars and designers creating new traditions of practice in digital media|
|•||Cultural scholars who interrogate the impact of science, medicine, and technology|
|•||Philosophers who analyze the ethical implications of science and technology|
|•||Scientists and social scientists who analyze the policy and security implications of various technologies and innovations.|
As a center for new discoveries in the liberal arts, Ivan Allen College offers a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student research. Research conducted as a student at Georgia Tech is a substantial experience with potential to advance knowledge in a field. A highlight for many students is the one-to-one mentoring by faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge research in the social sciences and humanities.