The Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) advances research, innovation, and education by bringing together faculty and students across disciplines; providing funding, space, support, and expertise; and building mutually beneficial partnerships beyond campus.
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.
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
Sterling Nesbitt, Associate Professor for the Department of Geosciences in the College of Science, is working on preparing fossils of <i>Teleocrater</i> for 3-D printing and digitization. This exhibit is set to be an interactive experience that can be viewed from anywhere in the world. This work is supported by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).<br>
Celebrate the 150-year legacy of Virginia Tech through the history of its cadets through a one-of-a-kind sesquicentennial show, created and produced by the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology, that was projected onto the façade of Lane Hall. The times and the uniforms may have changed over the decades, but the lifelong bonds of cadets are just as strong now as they were then — forged by a call to be a part of something bigger than themselves. The Corps of Cadets is the bridge between the university’s past and its future. Cadets are the keepers of tradition while they hone their skills to be the leaders of tomorrow. If you're a Hokie, there's a little bit of the Corps of Cadets in you.
ICAT creates opportunities for Virginia Tech faculty to explore new areas of transdisciplinary research, build new partnerships, and cross disciplinary boundaries. There are many ways for faculty members to be involved with ICAT as well as to receive funding and support for transdisciplinary research projects.
ICAT spans academics and research, offering opportunities to explore new ideas, work as part of interdisciplinary teams with other students and faculty members, get funding for research projects, and learn through cutting-edge experiences beyond the classroom.
Through ICAT, your company has unparalleled access to work side-by-side with teams of university experts to explore new ideas and solutions. ICAT helps companies of all sizes explore ideas in low-risk, low-cost ways, customizing services to meet specific budgets, timelines and desired outcomes.