The VIP+ model is based on a transformative approach to enhancing higher education by engaging undergraduate and graduate students in faculty-industry co-mentored, multidisciplinary real-world projects. Students will work within vertically-integrated teams that are led by faculty, coached by graduate students, and co-mentored by industry partners. Students will also get the opportunity to participate in internships, workshops and presentations by distinguished leaders. Students will also get exposed to entrepreneurship and start-ups.

To express interest in joining a VIP+ project, please contact the corresponding listed leader/co-leader contact.

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