Drexel's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center is a University-wide strategic initiative bringing together faculty, students, and entrepreneurs from engineering, fashion design, digital media, performing arts, computer and information science, product design, and many other fields to pursue highly multi-disciplinary collaborative projects.
The research and education activities of the ExCITe Center emphasize the arts-integrated approach of STEAM* [vs. traditional STEM]. Additionally, ExCITe serves to connect knowledge and resources across Philadelphia through civic, arts and culture, and industry partnerships with other institutions and organizations in the region.
The ExCITe Center is a street-level, highly visible space at the corner of Market and 34th Streets in University City. The location includes unique facilities, including the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab, but much of the 10,000 square-foot space is dedicated to project collaboration, presentation, and co-working.
* STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics