June 15, 2024

Laurie Abeel Leads Virginia Teams to Destination Imagination Global Finals

Laurie Abeel, associate professor of education, is the Virginia Affiliate Director for Destination Imagination (DI), the largest creative problem solving program in the world. DI focuses on creative problem solving skills, critical thinking, leadership and team work.

This year, 1,276 teams from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces and 13 countries made the Destination Imagination Global Finals, the largest celebration and competition of creativity and problem-solving skills of its kind. Virginia had 45 teams represented at Global Finals which took place at the University of Tennesee.

Abeel oversees seven regions in Virginia, along with the state tournament and advancing teams to Global Finals. Many teams from Stafford County were also among the 45 teams representing Virginia. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is encouraged to contact Abeel and check the Destination Imagination website, www.idodi.org.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.