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ICAT Playdate — PLAY at Rochester

April 19, 2024

Virginia Tech Students joins over 70 students from universities across the country and beyond to participate in the 2024 a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit at Rochester Institute of Technology, creating a profound exploration of collaborative participation within interdisciplinary teams of students to ideate and develop projects that engage with this year’s theme, “PLAY: The Impact of Play on how we create and relate to the world”


  • Gala Lucia Gonzalez BarriosiPhD, Human-Centered Design 
  • Yeaji LeePhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering 
  • Efe AkusuMFA, Creative Technologies 
  • Maxwell MandellBFA, Cinema & Theatre


  • April 19, 2024


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

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