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ICAT Playdate

The Creativity and Innovation LLC is the cornerstone of our new Creativity and Innovation District, making the most of existing programs and facilities in the area. Here, students will benefit from a vibrant community where individuals working across disciplines come together, explore, and create.Faculty Principal, Tim Baird, will share an overview of the vibrant community and spaces within the building on October 22nd.

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ICAT Research themes

ICAT projects are funded to artists, designers, engineers, and scientists who come together in a living laboratory that fosters creativity and promotes critical reflection. Explore below to discover how our faculty  and students are solving the complex problems of the world.

Advances in technology are changing the ways we work. From the aesthetics, and functionality to the ways we collaborate, these projects focus on efficiency, productivity, and value. Read more

Science should be available to everyone. Research shouldn’t be hidden in labs and buried on computer hard drives. Read more

Immersive technologies are changing the research landscape. These projects use visual design, 3D modeling, animation, programming, motion capture integration, and true 360-degree sound. Read more

Connecting people separated by distance. With the propagation of COVID-19, what was once a matter of convenience is now a requirement. Read more

Art and technology continually define and redefine our world. Art provides a powerful lens for viewing the world and opens up the possibilities to traverse domains, often in the most unexpected ways. Read more

Pioneering new possibilities with data. As our data-filled world continues to expand it becomes increasingly difficult to manage and make sense of the overwhelming amounts of information. Read more

Creativity that spurs change. This work supports our ecological and cultural resilience. Thoughtful environmental design means a better world for us all. Read more

A new blueprint for the future of learning. We’re creating educational environments that prepare students to confidently enter a world requiring creativity, adaptability, and collaboration. Read more

ICAT Centers & Districts

Center for
Educational Networks and Impacts

CENI advances high quality SEAD teaching and learning opportunities in the P-12 contexts and leads in STEM work-force development from early childhood through professional practice.

Center for
Human-Computer Interaction

The Center for Human-Computer Interaction is a world leader in HCI research, both designing interactive experiences and studying human interaction with and through technology.

Creativity + Innovation

The C+I team melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions.