Project One: What is it?

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Each year, incoming students at Georgia Tech participate in Project One. Project One is a campus-wide project that seeks to connect first-year Georgia Tech students to faculty, mentors, and organizations for a shared learning experience. The program encourages students to express their individuality, creativity, and ambitions for the future by developing multi-media projects while exploring topics central to the Georgia Tech community.

For this year’s Project One, our theme is “Resilience.” Resilience is about more than just survival, it’s about learning and changing and growing—all qualities that our incoming students will experience during their journeys here at Georgia Tech. Project One will offer film screenings, discussions, and speakers, covering topics from “The Martian” to Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” and all offering an opportunity for first-year students to participate in discussions around what resilience means for individuals, systems, and communities. The project will culminate in a spring film festival, where students will have the chance to create their own multi-media project about resilience.

The first film screening of “The Martian” has already taken place and over 1000 students attended. The next screening will be September 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ferst Center Theater, and will feature Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” With its mix of arresting visual storytelling, powerful musical narrative, and complex social commentary, Beyoncé’s ground-breaking visual album “Lemonade” deals with themes of empowerment, race, gender, and resilience. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

The last screening will show the film, “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control” on October 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Student Center Theater. This is an innovative documentary created by Errol Morris. It asks the question: what do a lion tamer, a robotics professor, a topiary gardener, and a naked mole rat expert have in common? More than you might think...

Encourage your student to participate in these free screenings as part of their first-year experience. And although Project One is geared towards first-year students, all events and programs are open to all Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff. We encourage all members of our campus community to participate in Project One, and we invite you to attend our film screenings and to participate in our Spring Film Scramble.

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  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Sara Warner
  • Created: 09/01/2016
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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