A university-level research institute positioned at the nexus of
the arts, design, engineering and science.
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered with the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. By forging a pathway between trans-disciplinary research and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for exploration and expression through learning, discovery, and engagement. This includes:
- Preparing students in kindergarten through 12th grade and higher education environments to succeed in a world that demands teamwork and collaboration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines;
- Promoting new research domains that transcends institutionalized boundaries; and
- Participating with people of all ages in the process of co-creation.
More than just a media lab, ICAT is a trans-disciplinary living lab, tightly integrated with educational, commercial, and arts communities.