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Using art and innovation to solve industry’s problems

What is the connection between artists, designers, and broad societal innovation in relation to economic and job growth? This is one of three questions that Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) will focus on as a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab. Read more

Virginia Tech’s Center for Future Work Places and Practices launches

The pandemic ushered in conversations, unconventional accommodations, and decisions about remote work, which has since evolved into hybrid work. Read more

Drones, Augmented Reality, and Quadditch

Virginia Tech researchers are exploring applications for unmanned aircraft systems to assist in safer and more effective inspection of civil infrastructure. Read more

Center for Future Work Places and Practices

The newly formed Virginia Tech Center for Future Work Places and Practices will use transdisciplinary research related to the design, development, and deployment of future work spaces, processes, and domains, with an emphasis on human-centered approaches, to focus on the individual and the broader workplace.

In research areas and education opportunities, the center will emphasize transdisciplinary expertise at the intersection of domains such as technology, design, policy, and economics. For example, the center will provide frameworks for a new social contract for work that enables people to obtain a living income, engage in meaningful and safe work, have a healthy work-life balance, and steward environmental resources.