The Petit Institute fosters a new generation of researchers by supporting a variety of educational programs.
Petit Scholars Program
The Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program is a competitive scholarship program that serves to develop the next generation of leading bioengineering and bioscience researchers by providing a comprehensive research experience for a full year. Open to all Atlanta area university students, the program allows undergraduates to conduct independent research in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and other bio-focused GT labs. Scholars develop their own research project within the term of January to December each year.
Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) is a high school science education program developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, B.E.S.T Academy, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Benjamin E. Mays High School, Charles R. Drew Charter High School and South Atlanta High School, six minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta.
Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS)
The Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS) is the largest, most diverse, graduate student group on the Georgia Tech campus. The BBUGS group serves as the core student group for the bioengineering and bioscience community. As an interdisciplinary graduate student group, comprised of 8 different departments, the group's home is the Petit Institute. This graduate student group is open to everyone and anyone that has a bio-interest!