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Donna Llewellyn and Jillana Finnegan present at engineering conference

Donna Llewellyn

Donna Llewellyn, executive director of the Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives and director of Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) in the College of Innovation and Design, along with Jillana Finnegan, director of programs in the College of Innovation and Design, are co-authors on a paper and panel presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference on June 26.

The paper, “Breaking Down the Silos: Innovations for Multidisciplinary Programs,” highlights innovations from 10 programs that have adopted the vertically integrated project model to increase collaborative and multidisciplinary engineering education.

Jillana Finnegan

Co-authors are colleagues from Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, New York University, National Dong Hwa University, Texas A&M University, University of Michigan, University of Strathclyde, University of Pretoria and Virginia Commonwealth University.To learn more about the VIP program at Boise State, visit