Ok, when I first saw this alert this morning for the Georgia Tech College of Computing 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, I thought….HOLY COW!!! I can imagine the totally awesome stuff these geek students are going to offer up. Of course, they will most likely be “super gifts” that are outside my gifting budget.
Well, I was kinda right. In fact, they are not gifts you can purchase at all. But instead, the Georgia Tech College of Computing 2011 Holiday Gift Guide is actually a unique spin on the traditional holiday gift guide, showcasing some of the year’s biggest research stories from the College.
“They sometimes bristle at being called ‘elves,’ but we’ve got a College full of faculty and students who’ve been working very hard on these projects all year,” said Zvi Galil, John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing. “We are, obviously, having a bit of fun in showcasing our research like this, but there’s also a serious point. Part of our mission is to help improve the world through education and research, and the projects in this Gift Guide can legitimately be counted among our efforts to give back to society—indeed, some are explicitly intended as computational ways to serve the social good.” (See the rest of the article here.)
Take a look at the Georgia Tech College of Computing 2011 Holiday Gift Guide Here