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ICAT Playdate — Utilizing Extended Reality Platforms for Diverse and Inclusive Recruitment

December 1, 2023

Welcome to the future of recruitment: utilizing extended reality tools to overcome socioeconomic, geographical, and awareness-based barriers for new students at Virginia Tech. This open-world recruitment tool is being developed to support underserved and underrepresented students by connecting them with the knowledge that is important to them. Using a VR headset or any internet-connected device, learn more about opportunities at Virginia Tech: from academics to research to future outlooks. 


  • Atlas Vernier
  • Mary Pletcher
  • Jake Pierson
  • Jared Wildermuth
  • Leanne Shahin


  • December 1, 2023


  • 8:30am EDT
     Networking & Donuts at Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC
  • 9am EDT
     Presentation begins in the Community Assembly and 360 Online

Virginia Tech faculty can receive Professional Development Network (PDN) credit for attending

  1. Register at 
  2. Check in with Phyllis Newbill during the event.

Location: Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC