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ABC-PV: Agri, Building, Car Integrated Solar Photovoltaics

ABC-PV: The survival of our planet depends on, among other things, the effective generation and use of renewable energy. In this project, we will explore experimentally and theoretically how solar modules can be integrated with cities, cars, building, agricultural land, to create a vast/vibrant energy resource for the humanity.

AD RayOptics

AD RayOptics: Optical Tactile Sensing team will use computer vision techniques to build the next generation of tactile sensors

AERO: Aerodynamic research

AERO: Aerodynamic research team goal is to gain thorough knowledge of the state of the art in experimental aerodynamics research through publications and gain hardware skills for further discovery in an academic or industrial research laboratory.

AIM: Artificial Intelligence in Music

Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Music Performers' training and practice. This project will investigate how AI technology could transform the work of future music performers for both individual practice and collaborative practice.

Advanced Engineering Calculator

This team will work on developing a scientific calculator from scratch that will enhance the efficiency of how engineering students interact with calculators.

Allegion - Improving Battery Life in IoT Security Solutions

Alle-IoT: Allegion Improving Battery Life in IoT Security Solutions team. In some security/access control applications, wired power may be unavailable or may require expensive wiring installation. Often the preferred solution is battery powered. Although battery life continues to improve with more efficient technologies and sophisticated power moding, there is always a desire to extend further. Energy sources other than the primary cell need to be considered to extend battery life.

Autonomous Motorsports Purdue

Autonomous racing project including both software and hardware aspects, with emphasis on path planning, sensor fusion, and machine learning techniques.


Purdue Baja Racing: This team designs, builds, and races a single-seat off-road buggy.

Bechtel IoT

Research and Development in IoT and Edge Processing in the world of Industry 4.0

Beyond 5G

In this VIP team, the students will lead the efforts of prototyping and evaluating various technologies that could be used in the next generation wireless communication systems.

Bio-Inspired Digital Twins

Bio-inspired digital twins (BioTwins) - The team will continue previous work on bio-inspired designs of the morpho butterfly and snake skin to update functional designs, manufacture, and test bio-inspired structures.


Biomedical Nanotechnology team will explore the use of novel nanotechnology in biomedical applications, such as vision restoration, cancer treatment, and nerve communication.


The Biotransport team uses machine-learning approaches and physical models to enhance biotransport for medical and pharmaceutical applications.

Build My Startup

This team provides opportunities for student entrepreneurs to work with experienced entrepreneurs and build the students’ startup companies.

CAST: Child Automated Speech-to-Text Team

The focus of this project is developing an automated speech-to-text program that works with young children (ages 3-5). The team will develop the algorithms for transcription and a functional interface that is user-friendly.

Cage Desgin

Cage Design team will develop a flexible, flat-pack, caging system for continuous EEG measurements in rats


ChainVisor: analyzing the security posture of IoT device software. The ChainVisor uses cybersecurity tools to understand and study how IoT devices are made and how they can be hacked.

Computational Quantum Electromagnetics (CQEM)

CQEM: This team will support the development of large-scale quantum information preserving computational electromagnetics modeling methods to improve the design/optimization process of a wide range of quantum technologies.

Computer Vision for Embedded Systems

This team will investigate methods to improve efficiency (inference time, training time, storage space, energy consumption) of computer vision (both image and multimedia) so that computer vision can run on embedded systems.

Data Science for Smart Cities

This project aims to conduct interdisciplinary research to develop data analytics tools using robotics and autonomous sensing.

Digital Forest Measurement

DFM: Digital Forest Measurements team will collect ground measurements, set up permanent plots, and compile existing ground and digital datasets for the ArborAmerica Walnut Thinning test plots near West Point, IN. This builds upon work that a previous student has already done on the sites.

Drone Video/Auto Drone

This project aims to develop the solutions that can recognize objects captured by cameras mounted on drones.

This team maintains and develops a website to provide online access to hardware used in various ECE (and other) labs.


We develop mobile and web-based digital health applications to improve health care operations so that community residents can maintain/improve their health outcomes and community-based care providers can plan their workforce in a more cost-benefit manner.

Earth History Visualization

This team will focus initially on making our planet's history easily accessible to both public and scientific audiences.

Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

This course aims to create a collaborative learning environment in which students will learn, discuss, and practice various aspects of electric and autonomous vehicles. Through popular open-source projects and other activities in support of evGrand Prix, students will apply their knowledge and gain real-world experience specific to the industry.

Engineering Education

Engineering Education: Contribute to NSF-funded Engineering Education research projects. Explore relevant literature and learn data analysis techniques (primarily qualitative, but also quantitative).

FEMTA Suborbital Spaceflight Test

FEMTA team will design and develop the hardware and software for a microgravity experiment to be flown in space on a reusable suborbital vehicle.


Foldtac: Optical Tactile Sensing team will use computer vision techniques to build the next generation of tactile sensors

Formula SAE

This organization has the goal of designing, testing, and manufacturing a competitive racecar.

GAINS: Game-Dev AI NPC Simulation

GAINS: This team uses Unreal Engine to develop AI-driven NPCs and interactive environments for use in simulating complex human behaviors and dynamics. Students will develop skills in NPC and environment/level scripting, perception, and interactivity through machine learning based NPC performance trials.

GE Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Manufacturing robotics: This team will work with GE research to develop innovative technologies to improve the scalability, flexibility, and agility of manufacturing automation platform with robotic operations.

Hand Assessment

Hand assessment team will develop an at-home quantitative post-stroke hand function assessment

Industrial IoT Implementation (IIOT)

This team will implement sensors and internet of things (IoT) solutions at local manufacturing companies for data collection, visualization, and AI-based predictive analytics.


Develop an algorithm for derivative-free optimization and surrogate modeling.


The team will design, build, test and prepare an autonomous robot for a lunar mining competition sponsored by NASA.

MEP: GoKart

In collaboration with the Minority Engineering Program (MEP), the GoKart team will design, build, and test go-karts for Purdue's Grand Prix competition.

Machine Learning in Motion (MLM)

This team uses machine learning to build a system that detects humans, shapes, and motion in 3D space, with the objective to create an interface that all can use in the realm of dance performance and choreography. This team will work with Purdue Division of Dance DANC 351 students to develop this new technology.

Market Failure in Legal Research

There are benefits and pitfalls to the current method of law journal publication when compared to traditional systems of peer review. The result is that scholars from historically underrepresented groups or from under-resourced schools are priced out of this market. Purdue students will engage in direct research to map out this market failure and will help propose and design possible solutions.


Milestones teams allow first-year and sophomore students to gain skills and knowledge within the context of three different areas: 1) automotive; 2) autonomous systems; and 3) grand challenges. After completing the a semester of Milestones, students will be prepared to effectively contribute to VIP teams that align with their interests and goals.


The naval surface warfare center has developed an artificial intelligence maritime maneuvering challenge for six Indiana universities to compete with autonomous boats

NanoHUB: Growing Global Impact Data Analytics and Machine Learning

NanoHUB has served millions of visitors with online lectures and tutorials and enables 18,000 users annually to run over a million simulations. We have gathered millions of historical data sets over the last 10 years and are leaders in the world of science gateways. Can we use these data sets and make the user experiences better and grow the number of users? Can we develop business models that could help sustain NanoHUB in the long run?

Operations Research (ORSOL)

Operations Research (ORSOL) This team will work with industrial stakeholders to build prototype analytical solutions.


Students will work with an international community of students in order to design, build and test a non-grounded rover prototype. The project will be carried online and feature optional events in France and Costa Rica.


PetroML: Machine learning for accelerating the optimal solution of oil blending problem

Posse: Securing Open-Source Software Ecosystem

The high-level goal of the team is to secure an open-source software ecosystem using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. There are three main thrusts (i.e., groups) in this project: static vulnerability analysis and CI best practices and hardening.

Program Analysis as a Service

This group works on integrating security education into programming courses. Specifically, we focus on developing frameworks and infrastructure to use existing security tools in the curriculum.

Purdue Aerial Robotics Team (PART)

Purdue Aerial Robotics Team (PART): This team works with the IEEE chapter's PART committee to develop autonomous UAV platforms with computer vision and machine learning applications.

Purdue Electric Racing

This team will design, build, and tests electrical systems and power electronics for an electric vehicle.

Purdue Solar Racing (PSR)

PSR mixes aerodynamics with solar energy and mechanical design to build a solar powered car to race across America.

Quantum Algorithm Development

The team collaborates with IQPARC@Purdue and industry partners to create educational demonstrations and develop algorithms involving quantum information and science.

Race Horse Airway

RHA:Race Horse Airway team goal is to experimentally replicate the racing horse airway to investigate particle induced suboptimal function.

Race to Zero (R2Z): Supply Chain of Critical Minerals Needed in the Energy Transition for a Sustainable Future

Supply Chain of Critical Minerals Needed in the Energy Transition for a Sustainable Future: The energy transition, which is increasing demand for critical minerals and metals, is putting pressure on the mining sector. Key to managing the critical minerals supply gap is assessing the inherent risks and opportunities. To hit net-zero emissions globally by 2050 (Race-to-Zero), the energy industry will require six times more mineral inputs by 2040.


This team will develop computer vision and artificial intelligent systems for the robots in RoboMaster Club.

Robotic Exploration

The team will design, build and test a set of land and water-based robots to monitor the physico-chemical conditions of watersheds.

S3: Surgical Scene Segmentation

S3: Surgical Scene Segmentation goal is to develop a Graphic User Interface (GUI) and associated backend system that can automate and visualize semantic segmentation of intraoperative imaging in keyhole surgery.


Enhance the regex engineering tools relied on by millions of open-source software projects.


This team will work on semiconductor materials and device fabrication and characterization at Birck Nanotechnology Center

Sigstore (Project Rekor)

Software Supply Chain Transparency: this team will work with industry and open source partners to build software infrastructure to cryptographically verify provenance of software


To provide students with a comprehensive System on Chip design, fabrication and test experience.

Solar Sail

Solar sail is a technology to propel spacecrafts using the optical pressure from the sun. Two video cameras will monitor the shape of the sail to estimate the optical pressure and the acceleration.

Study Spot Availability Tracker

The Study Spot Availability Tracker team is working on project that will make finding study spots easier for students by allowing them to check the availability of study spots on campus in real time.

TensorFlow Model Garden

This team's goal is to create a standard for worldwide machine learning model development. We are creating high-quality implementations of state-of-the-art machine learning models.


This team will build and test various subsystems of nanosatellite and laser communications systems.

UV Locker

With the recent changes in global infrastructure caused by COVID- 19, a team from Purdue Engineering has designed an innovative solution to alleviate a subset of problems when it comes to object disinfection and safe transmission.

Visual and Data Analytics

Develop a visual analytic system based on sensor data using Javascript CSS and other front-end software development.

WMS - EVKart: Daniels/IBE EVKart

WMS - EV GoKart: Work as a team to modify and optimize the Krannert/IBE EV Go Kart. Strategize marketing tactics and sponsorship opportunities. Participate in community outreach projects. Combining all to have a chance to win the EV Go Kart Race.

WMS - IoT: Integration

WMS - IoT: Work with Laser Scanners, 3D Printers, and Virtual Reality to integrate technologies together to develop an end result.

WMS - MetaHorizon: Quest Pro

The project will entail building a new world in Horizon world that emulates a social space for students in Purdue to experience using VR headsets.

WMS EVKart Marketing

WMS EVKart Marketing team strategizes outreach and engagement opportunities for the EVKart project.

WMS EmpRet: WMS Employee Retention

WMS Employee Retention team will work with a global manufacturing company to develop a new employee retention system that includes digital Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) and other means of connecting relevant employee and demographic data.

WMS French Knot

WMS French Knot: Students in this VIP course will discover the key principles of effective warehouse space utilization and process optimization in the context of a design and shipping company.
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