The Sports, Society, and Technology (SST) Research Center is an arm of the SST Program which also seek to create interest and increased visibility for the interdisciplinary study of sport at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Research Center sponsors research-oriented workshops and additionally supports and promotes Georgia Tech faculty research findings related to sports.
Research Center Sponsored Events
In November of 2015, Dr. Mary McDonald and several Georgia Tech graduate students organized an exhibit displayed at the clubhouse of the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the historic court case that facilitated the desegregation of public recreation facilities across the country. The exhibit, funded by the Friends of the Bobby Jones Golf Course, is called "Changing the Game" and commemorates the efforts of Alfred "Tup" Holmes, an African American golfer who challenged how access to public golf courses in 1950s Atlanta was strictly divided along racial lines. Featuring stories, photographs, and other artifacts documenting Holmes' historic Supreme Court case, the exhibit seeks to draw attention to the role of Atlanta's sport culture in the desegregation movement while preserving the history of the Bobby Jones course.