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The GoSTEM program provides a unique mentorship experience for Gwinnett County Public students. Georgia Tech senior and mechanical engineering student Juan Turcios has experienced both sides of this unique relationship: as a mentee and a mentor. His participation as a mentee led him to pursue higher education at Georgia Tech while his work as a mentor has focused on pushing students to stay motivated in school despite the challenges they face.
A team of volunteers put together by Sean Rodrigues, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, held a mini workshop series titled "A Day of Light" that aimed to both unify the concept of optics to K-12 students and to introduce them to career pathways in the field.
Each year, Georgia Tech hosts the FIRST LEGO League State Championship Tournament and welcomes more than 200 budding engineers and scientists to campus.