The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of leadership theory, skills, and experience through a rigorous and multi-disciplinary program of study. Students will complete the program by applying their knowledge and skills through a project based experiential learning course. The minor is currently comprised of three tracks – Business, Global Engineering Leadership & Public Policy, offered through the Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the Scheller College of Business, the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Students apply for one of the three tracks, and upon acceptance, enter the program to begin a prescribed 15 credit hour course of study (Business / Public Policy) or 18 credit hour course of study (Global Engineering Leadership) while satisfying requirements for a bachelor's degree in their major.
“The courses I took associated with the minor were some of the most valuable I had during my undergraduate career.” - Elizabeth Gwinn, Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering in May 2015
It’s one of the defining problems of the 21st century. And Georgia Tech is on it. Whether it’s the question of access, supply constraints, or quality and safety, Tech’s faculty, students, and alumni are tackling the deluge of threats surrounding the world’s most precious resource, flushing out solutions that will ultimately impact quality-of-life issues — such as public health — affected by this common denominator of water.
This article — the first in a series of water-focused Creating the Next features — spotlights Joe Brown, an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his undergraduate students who carry out water quality fieldwork.