How VIP transforms learning and research.
The College of Engineering’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program operates under a project-based framework within the realm of higher education. Its purpose is to bring together undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members who collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to work on long-term projects in research, design, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
By integrating practical, real-world applications into coursework, the program not only shapes students’ career trajectories but also cultivates invaluable research, professional, and technical skills that go beyond traditional classroom teachings.
The program is based on long-term projects that extend learning and research opportunities beyond a single semester. The VIP model enhances projects, teams, and participants through the diverse knowledge, talents, and experiences of individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds.
Transform your education through VIP
- Provides professional development, leadership, and mentoring opportunities
- Supports ongoing research, innovation, development, and exploration projects
- Students learn project-based teamwork and collaborate with faculty on innovative projects