Vertically Integrated Projects

Join a VIP team and earn academic credits for working alongside faculty pursuing ambitious, multi-semester projects. You will gain hands-on experience, develop skills over time, and work on an interdisciplinary team.

Beginners welcome.

View projects looking for students like you!

Teams need students with diverse skills, interests, talents, and majors. You don’t have to already be an expert to join a team.

To get started, view project info below. Then contact faculty directly or complete this inquiry form. Need help finding the right project? Contact us  or use this searchable project list.

Music and coding lovers unite

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING

Music and coding lovers unite
Compete and win in global challenges

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

Compete and win in global challenges
Data intensive DNA sequencing

BIO-INNOVATIONS

Data intensive DNA sequencing
Give the gift of books and love of books

BOOKS IN EVERY HOME

Give the gift of books and love of books
Data crunching in any field

COMPUTING ACROSS CAMPUS

Data crunching in any field
Tackling sustainability challenges across the planet

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Tackling sustainability challenges across the planet
Create sustainable solutions

HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Create sustainable solutions
Capture and create VR worlds

IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY

Capture and create VR worlds
Machine learning tools and methods

INFORMATICS SKUNKWORKS

Machine learning tools and methods
Use the Maker Lab to make things that help people

MAKE IT!

Use the Maker Lab to make things that help people
Develop software to improve materials

MODELING SUSTAINABILITY

Develop software to improve materials
Field and lab work to save sagebrush

MAPPING SAGEBRUSH RESTORATION

Field and lab work to save sagebrush
Work on NASA projects

NASA MICROGRAVITY UNIVERSITY

Work on NASA projects
Creating K-12 language curriculum

PATHWAYS OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES

Creating K-12 language curriculum
Climate change research

PLANT-SOIL INTERACTIONS

Climate change research
Chemistry and Engineers unite to explore plasma applications

PLASMA

Chemistry and Engineers unite to explore plasma applications
Protecting the internet of things

PORTABLE SECURE DEVICES

Protecting the internet of things
Global impact, local agency

RAPTOR CONSERVATION

Global impact, local agency
Reducing bullying in rural schools

RK12: FOSTERING A CULTURE OF KINDNESS IN RURAL SCHOOLS

Reducing bullying in rural schools
Help kids put on a Shakespeare play

SHAKE IT UP AFTER SCHOOL

Help kids put on a Shakespeare play
Collect stories, create community

SHARED STORIES LAB

Collect stories, create community
User Research for Good

UX RESEARCH LAB

User Research for Good
Scent enabled VR worlds

VAR SCENT

Scent enabled VR worlds

The VIP program is a project based in the College of Innovation and Design (CID). You can view all of the CID initiatives on their home page.

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