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The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to earn academic credit while engaging in authentic and extended research and design projects related to active research areas of Purdue faculty members and national, international, and industry-sponsored design challenges. Students can participate on interdisciplinary and vertically-integrated teams (first-year through seniors) with faculty and graduate student mentors for multiple semesters to address these real-world research and design challenges.

Learn more about VIP:

Job Opportunities related to VIP:

  • VIP Assistant Director: 
  • Graduate Assistant: Seeking graduate student with who wants to make a difference in the College of Engineering by helping to support the growth and assessment of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program and other Purdue Engineering Transformative Experiences (PETE) during the Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 academic year. Strong communication and administrative skills and ability to work well with others required. Interest/experience in engineering education research and leadership experience in team-based engineering or research projects is a plus. Position is 0.5 time (20 hours/week).  If interested, please send resume to Dr. Carla Zoltowski,

Course Documents and other info:

Senior Design Project Documents:

VIP Space Reservation Calendar

  • Google Calendar
  • This Google Calendar is read-only and a temporary solution until scheduling system in VIP space is functioning
  • To schedule a meeting in the VIP space, find a room available at your desired meeting time and email your course TA:
    • Room name
    • Date
    • Time
    • Number of Attendees
  • VIP Space Rooms:
    • EE013 (main room) - 12 chairs, TV
    • EE011, EE013A - 6 chairs, TV
    • EE013B, EE013C - 4 chairs, no TV

Check out current VIP team meeting times and ongoing events:




VIP Regional Conference Trip

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