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Creativity and Innovation, Destination Areas, Virginia Tech

Creativity and Innovation, Destination Areas, Virginia Tech


Do you want to create games and have a fun time with artists, programmers, and designers ? Do you want to learn more about building games?

Join the Global Game Jam (GGJ) at Virginia Tech!

The GGJ provides unique opportunities for people to create, collaborate and practice their game creation skills. During the Jam you will help create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time. It can be a card game, board game, or a video game. The goal is to rapidly prototype game designs and inject new ideas to help inspire and grow the global game industry. First time and experienced jammers are always welcome!

Virginia Tech Global Game Jam will start on Jan 29th at 1:00 p.m. and ends on Jan 31th at 5:00 p.m. Kick-Off will happen on Jan 29th at 1:00 p.m. on Discord.

If you have any questions please email Jessica Robinson.

Virginia Tech Global Game Jam 21 is being organized by the Creativity and Innovation Image Lab and the Reality Design Studio.

The Center for Humanities invites all full-time faculty members (including non-tenure-track and  tenure-line faculty) at Virginia Tech to submit a proposal for a Virginia Tech Center forHumanities summer grant ($4,000) for summer 2021. The deadline for proposals for a VT Center for Humanities summer grant is Monday, February 15, 2021.

All faculty members are welcome to apply, regardless of rank, classification, or tenure/non-tenure line status. The Center is accepting applications from all departments and all Colleges at Virginia Tech. Competitive proposals will identify a humanistic, human-centered topic of research to be supported by the grant. 

All interested faculty should submit a proposal. Proposals must contain the following:

  • Project narrative (maximum of 3 single-spaced pages) 
  • Bibliography (one-page maximum)
  • CV (2-pages max)
  • Appendix (optional, 2-pages max) for translations, scholarly editions, and digital projects

Questions? Email

Open call for spring semester Student SEAD Grants.

We are looking for proposals in two key areas, with one, $2,000 grant being awarded for each area: 

Bridging Physical Distance - With the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic, what was once a matter of convenience is now a requirement. These projects go far beyond videoconferencing software and include the use of augmented and virtual reality technologies to bring people from around the world together in shared immersive digital spaces to connect, learn, and experience. Proposals in this area should focus on enhancing human connection using technology. 

Creating the Future of Work in Health and Design - Advances in technology are changing the ways we work. From the aesthetics, functionality, and even physical locations of our workplaces to the ways we collaborate with our co-workers and communicate with our clients, these projects focus on efficiency, productivity, and value. Proposals in this area should focus on how healthcare intersects with design to create innovative new ways to care for people. 

Project teams must be comprised of at least three studentsfrom at least two different colleges. If two team members are from the same college they must be from different departments within that college.

Full details and information are posted on the ICAT Funding page. Grants are due February 10 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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