Youth development Initiatives

I. Summer Research Projects for High School Students

The overall purpose of these projects was to help the interested high school students in the following ways:

  1. Gain greater awareness of how technology can be leveraged to create value.
  2. Get a better feel for research.
  3. Enhance their ability to be creative and think out-of-the-box.
  4. Enhance their ability to write clearly and effectively.

The following project options were offered to the interested students:

  1. Overview of Business Process Management (BPM) Methodology, Tools, and Techniques
  2. Are Companies Diligently Securing Customer/Client Data? An Insight into Cybersecurity Preparedness and Regulatory Compliance of Firms
  3. Digitization Trends and Implications

Feedback FROM 2018 Student Srinidhi Nandala

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Feedback FROM 2018 Student Kaushal gandikota

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Feedback FROM 2017 Student ABHI Yamani

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II. Youth Development Workshops

Jan 28th, Saturday, 11:30 to 1:00 PM -- Making the Most of Your Collegiate Experience/Realizing Your True Potential -- Part 2

Guest Panelists: Hannah Gillon (UGA), Sean Pollit (UGA), Katlyn Taylor (UGA/Advocate) and Dr. Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert (Director Professional Development Programs, UGA)

Moderator: Dr. Dave Chatterjee

Location: Yugal Kunj Community Center, Duluth, GA

Jan 21st, Saturday, 11:30 to 1:00 PM -- Making the Most of Your Collegiate Experience/Realizing Your True Potential -- Part 1

Guest Panelists: Allison Brodsky (UGA), Rhea Chatterjee (GA Tech), Emily Dong (GA Tech/IBM) and Dr. Russell Mumper (UGA Vice Provost)

Moderator: Dr. Dave Chatterjee

Location: Yugal Kunj Community Center, Duluth, GA.

Dec 25th, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:00 PM -- Realizing Your True Potential

Invited Speaker: Dr. Dave Chatterjee @ YUGAL KUNJ SUMMER CAMP

workshop participant feedback

I would like to thank you so much for giving me this amazing opportunity of learning from you and getting exposure to the business world. I have learned a lot that I would not have been able to on my own. -- Sahanaa S., August 2017

"I believe this was a great workshop for incoming college students. Even though I tried my best, ran an organization, and was very involved in high school. I wish someone would have come to my school and spoken w/us this way. I feel a lot of students lack this vital information.” — Chloe H., January 2017

"The panelists were great, they were knowledgeable and gave relatable advice. I am very glad I could attend today. Thank you for having me.” — Jake G., January 2017

“Loved it; Very impressive; Great discussions.” — Victor C., January 2017

“I got some really good pointers on how to make the most of my time. I learned a lot about how to find what I am passionate about.” — Shrestha S., January 2017

I really enjoyed it and for the actual college students to come and share relatable scenarios." — Lake B., January 2017