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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.

ASSIST LAB

prepare students with disabilities for college

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING

Music and coding lovers unite

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

Compete and win in global challenges

BIO-INNOVATIONS

Data intensive DNA sequencing

BOOKS IN EVERY HOME

Give the gift of books and love of books

DIVERSITY IN TECH

Recruitment and Retention through Service

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Tackling sustainability challenges across the planet

Genome 2 Phenome

Climate Change Study

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Address Treasure Valley Housing Issues

HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Create sustainable solutions

IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY

Capture and create VR worlds

INFORMATICS SKUNKWORKS

Machine learning tools and methods

MAPPING SAGEBRUSH RESTORATION

Field and lab work to save sagebrush

NASA MICROGRAVITY UNIVERSITY

Work on NASA projects

ONE HEALTH CREATING SOLUTIONS

Animal, human & environmental health

PLANT-SOIL INTERACTIONS

Climate change research

PLASMA

Chemistry and Engineers unite to explore plasma applications

PORTABLE SECURE DEVICES

Protecting the internet of things

RAPTOR CONSERVATION

Global impact, local agency

SHAKE IT UP AFTER SCHOOL

Help kids put on a Shakespeare play

SHARED STORIES LAB

Collect stories, create community

UX RESEARCH LAB

User Research for Good

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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