Check out the details and example activities for each of our current ThinkBig communities below! If you have any questions about a specific community, please contact the professor listed.
- Applied Humor
- ATL: the 411 on the 404
- Center Stage: The Performing Arts and Georgia Tech
- International House
- Life in Art and Imagination
- Sustainability and Outdoor Leadership
- Thought for Food
- Women, Science and Technology
Examine the application of humor to improve innovation (including technical innovation), communication, and education while learning how to enhance your presentations with the use of humor!
- Enjoy examples of stand-up comedy, improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, written humor, cartoons, and non-verbal humor
- Learn about the application of humor to address technical topics
- Receive guidance about tapping your inner comedian, whether you are experienced in comedy or just interested in it
Georgia Tech is located in the heart of a global city. Are you aware of all that this metropolis has to offer? Join us as we explore the ATL!
- Tour the city by visiting local “hot spots”
- Engage in dialogue with special ATL guests about past and present day Atlanta
- Understand how Georgia Tech fits into this global city and how we can make an impact
Explore the performing arts (music, theater, dance, slam poetry, and other forms of live performance) both on and near campus, and discover why the arts and creativity are integral to your Georgia Tech experience.
- View performances, take workshops, and create performances of your own
- Discuss your thoughts on performances with like-minded people
- Free your imagination through creativity in the performing arts
A vibrant community of world cultures, international outreach, foreign affairs, and enthusiastic students committed to a better understanding of how the world works beyond campus.
- I-Film: Screening of international films or attending a film festival in Atlanta
- I-Culture Nights: Events include salsa lessons, cooking classes, food tasting, and attending local performances by touring international entertainers
- I-Dinners: Group meals featuring the cuisine and culture of a particular country or region
- I-Outreach: Volunteer projects that serve Atlanta’s immigrant communities or address crises around the globe
Apply to I-House at https://oie.gatech.edu/ihouse NOTE: This ThinkBig program does not allow the participant to bring in any roommates.
Application deadline for iHouse is February 8, 2013. For more information about this community: http://www.ihouse.gatech.edu
Enjoy the outdoors best when sharing your passion with students from the inner city. If you like hiking and volunteering with youth, this is the community for you! A background check, a volunteer application, and membership in the Sierra Club are required.
- Enjoy day trips to Georgia parks, trails and forests
- Help children and young people discover the beauty of wild places
- Gain valuable experience and training in first aid, leadership, and working with youth
We are surrounded by public art daily, whether we see films, play video games, listen to music, visit art galleries, or view architecturally notable buildings. This community will explore ways to engage with the art around us, to discover why it is produced, and to determine its influence and value in our everyday lives.
- Visit galleries, museums, exhibitions, historic and otherwise notable local buildings, and view films
- Engage in lively group interactions and experimental investigations that explore how art works
- Interact with local artists, musicians, and architects
Engage in a healthy, active lifestyle and delve into green living beyond the pop-culture of sustainability. Join us as we explore the community in which we live!
- Visit local organic farms and participate in active outdoor activities such as rafting the Ocoee River and biking the Beltline
- Explore Atlanta's diverse neighborhoods and socio-ecological system
- Discuss the issues and dilemmas regarding sustainability
If you are a food lover, cooking enthusiast, health-conscious eater, or just curious to chat about food and expand your dining horizons, then pull a seat up to our table!
- Get started with group cooking, science experiments in the kitchen, food/movie nights and visits to a local farm
- Have your interest piqued by a Tech Chef Competition,a visit to Taste of Atlanta, and interactions with chefs
- Visit a local food bank, a soup kitchen, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the food industry
Interact with GT faculty and staff in informal settings.
- Learn about study abroad, graduate and professional school, career paths, and research partnerships with faculty
- Enjoy events focused on professional skills and career development
- Participate in networks with students and faculty
Apply for the WST Community by completing the following Application (MS Excel | Adobe PDF) NOTE: This ThinkBig program does not allow the participant to bring in any roommates.
Application deadline for WST is February 1, 2013. For more information about this community, click HERE (Adobe PDF file).