About 36,000 people passed through the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., for the three-day ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on Oct. 13 through 15.
Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation hosted the festival. It showcased connections between art, science, engineering, and design from 15 universities from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Student performances, conversational talks, and 47 interactive exhibits featured digital humanities projects, musical performances, creative art displays, 3-D printing, robotic processes, and multimedia exhibitions, among others. Virginia Tech was well-represented at the festival by its five exhibitions, a musical performance, and others.
Photos by Olivia Coleman, Xindi Liu, and George Hardeback
Video by Olivia Coleman