Georgia Tech OMED Director Sybrina Atwaters and Kantwon Rogers, OMED director for the day

Being OMED 'Director for a Day' is an 'Eye-Opening Experience' for Ph.D. Student

Kantwon Rogers wears a lot of hats. He's a computer science alumnus (CS 15, HCI MS 18), a CS Ph.D. student, a human-robot interaction researcher, and a School of Computing Instruction instructor. He recently added yet another cap to his collection – director of Georgia Tech's Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED).

Rogers, who came to Georgia Tech as an undergraduate in 2011, recently had the opportunity to serve as OMED's "Director for a Day." He was one of a dozen students that applied for a chance to spend a day alongside Sybrina Atwaters, OMED's each-and-every day director, while fulfilling her daily duties.

“This is such an eye-opening experience,” Rogers said.

You can see more photos and learn more about Rogers' day as OMED director, his recent research, and his long-term career goals in the full story from the Institute Communications News Center.

Kantwon Rogers, OMED director for the day, listening to group comments
(Top) OMED Director Sybrina Atwaters and OMED 'Director for the Day' Kantwon Rogers prepare for a busy day. (Above) Rogers chats with fellow Georgia Tech students at OMED. (Photos by Allison Carter/Georgia Tech)