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The objective of this team is the development specialized device characterization modules (solar cells, MOS devices, diodes, etc.) using MatLab.

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.

Analyze the Risk of COVID-19 in Crowded Locations

This project uses computer vision to analyze visual data (image or video) captured in public locations in order to estimate the density of crowds and responses to governments' policies of social distancing.

Applied Ergonomics and Safety

Students will also perform various forms of content analysis and then write a systematic literature review using newly determined categorizations and reviewing articles related to ergonomics.

Autonomous Lawn Mower

Purdue students will work with autonomous mowing stakeholders (Wright Manufacturing Inc., Greenzie and McGavic Outdoor Power) to develop autonomous mowing testing protocols, performance measures, and training material.

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.

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.

Bio-inspired Aerial Robots

The project involves the study of locomotion principles of flying animals and the design of bio-inspired robots with similar flight performance to their natural counterparts.

Build My Startup

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


To enable a set of 5 components (user gears) in a pouch or a keychain for distancing during daily operation, transit and travel. Safe, small footprint for portability, able to attach to travel bag or airplane seat arm rest, light weight, reusable and low cost.

Child Automated Speech-to-Text Team (CAST)

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.

Computational Quantum Elctromagnetics (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.

Disinfecting Robotics - COVID-19 Response

In order to mitigate the risk of health care personnel and other patients visiting hospitals from the 2019-nCoV, or bacteria, our team proposes to deploy autonomous cleaning robots to disinfecting Hospitals, Schools and Dorms. New technologies will be developed and test as part of the Robot.

Do-It-Yourself Exoskeleton (DiY ExO)

Build a wearable exoskeleton to prevent muscle injuries in strenuous physical work settings around the world. Develop a marketing strategy to share your technical plan with the global community.

Drone Video/Auto Drone

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


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.

EMC / Signal Integrity

This team will build a PWM audio amplifier and test it for conformance to specs, learn relevant regulations for instrumentation and emissions testing.

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.


FLaC-Sat is a nanosatellite mission funded by the AFRL for research in Laser Communications and FEMTA Micropropulsion

Formula SAE

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

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.

Imaging and Printing

Students on this team will develop solutions to problems that are related to Prof. Allebach’s on-going research collaborations with industrial sponsors.

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.

Lake Michigan Coastal Research

The team uses a combination of computer modeling, laboratory and field measurements, and data analysis to quantify waves, currents, shoreline erosion, and sand transport along Lake Michigan’s coasts.


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.


Design, Development, and Testing of Wireless Sensor for Vial Stress Measurement During Lyophilization

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.

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

Phone-Based Vibrative Aquatic Application (FishTech)

This team will examine and evaluate the feasibility of application development, the application platform, vibration recreation via auxiliary and Bluetooth availability within watercraft, and portable speaker systems to produce vibrative effects to target designated aquatic species.

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 to Zero (R2Z): Hydrogen Fuel Cells Vehicles

ZERO EMISSION HYDROGEN FUEL CELL VEHICLES. Based on a case study of an end-to-end integrated ‘green’ hydrogen production and fueling of heavy-duty, off-road trucks for surface mining operations, Anglo-American has completed a year-long pilot project in South Africa of a hydrogen-powered ultra-class mining haul truck.


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.


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 nano-satellite and laser communications system.

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.

Video Analytics for Understanding Human Behavior

This study aims to use video along with environmental sensors to develop a behavioral model that can be used to predict human action during design and before construction and to analyze pre- and post-COVID use patterns within the built environment.

Visual and Data Analytics

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

WMS - EV GoKart: Krannert/IBE EV GoKart

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 in Spring 2024.

WMS - IoT: Integration

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

WMS - MSI: Camera Video Algorithm

WMS - MSI: The MSI team will develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based computer vision (CV) system to identify and reduce potentially unsafe behaviors in a warehouse setting where several indoor cranes and busy truck bays are in use.

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.

Where's My Stuff?

The purpose of this team is to develop product prototypes, in the guidance of industry experts, that may have practical values for deployment.
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