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May 3, 2023

VIP Awards Announced for Spring 2023

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program announced the VIP Spring 2023 Awards during the last week of April. These awards are our way to congratulate and thank the undergraduate students, graduate mentors, faculty and staff mentors for a successful year.
April 11, 2023

VIP undergraduates lead article publication in IEEE Computer

Along with their VIP mentors, Profs. Wei Zakharov and Yung-Hsiang Lu, VIP undergraduates publish article analyzing visual data from five countries and three U.S. states to evaluate the effectiveness of lockdown policies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
March 3, 2023

Purdue VIP Director Receives IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award

Carla B. Zoltowski, Assistant Professor of Engineering Practice in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2023 IEEE Computer Society Mary Kenneth Keller Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award honors outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service, and for helping to maintain interest in the field and make a statement about the importance with which the IEEE Computer Society views undergraduate education. Zoltowski is being recognized “for leadership in developing applied multi-disciplinary team-learning opportunities for engineering students and for promoting professional development education, engineering ethics education and inclusive teaching and mentoring."
May 6, 2022

2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference Winners Selected

Almost 500 research talks and posters sessions were delivered at the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. The eHealth team in Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) received 1st place in Academic Unit Awards - Posters for the In-Person College of Engineering category, and SWARMS received 3rd place in Interdisciplinary Awards for Research Talks.
April 19, 2022

Purdue ECE student awarded DOD SMART scholarship

Robert Sego has been awarded the Department of Defense (DOD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship. Sego is a member of the Imaging Processing and Analysis team, and he credits the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program for helping him grow professionally and technically. Professors Ed Delp and Carla Zoltowski have been his VIP mentors for six semesters.
March 21, 2022

Pitching the future of tech: Mechanical Engineering seniors compete in Opportunity Hub entrepreneurial event

Isaiah Baptiste and Morgan Fuller took the national stage to tour their startups during Opportunity Hub's HBCU@SXSW pitch competition on March 11 at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The mechanical engineering students have also been involved in the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program at Purdue University. Baptiste worked on an autonomous COVID-19 disinfecting robot, and Fuller has been an undergraduate teaching assistant for the MEP GoKart team.
February 10, 2022

VIP Team's Research Paper Accepted for IEEE Conference

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) team, Alternative Energy Grid Integration and Systems (AEGIS), had their research paper accepted for publication at the IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois. “Economic Feasibility of Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Lanes in Indiana Freight Corridors” will be presented in oral sessions on March 10-11, 2022.
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