DESCRIPTION: The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program unites students across campus in undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Undergraduate VIP students earn academic credits, while faculty and graduate students benefit from the design/discovery efforts of their teams. This program cultivates leadership and mentoring while creating long-term research and development experiences.
REQUIREMENTS: Students completing VIP for their junior design requirement are required to complete at least three semesters of VIP on the same project, with a minimum of 5 hours, and LMC 3403. Typically, students sign up VIP 1st semester (1 hour) + VIP 2nd semester (2 hours) + VIP 3rd semester (2 hours) = 5 hours of VIP credit, and LMC 3403 (3 hours) is taken either during their last semester of VIP or after completion of VIP. VIP 2 and 3 (minimum 4 hours) must be at the 3000/4000 level.
1st semester-VIP 1 (1 or more hours)
2nd semester-VIP 2 (2 or more hours)
3rd semester-VIP 3 (2 or more hours) + LMC 3403 (3 hours) = 8 hours (minimum)
HOW TO SIGN UP:
STEP 1: Select your major (Computer Science or Computational Media) under “By Majors of Interest” and review teams. Pick a team you are interested in working with for three semesters at http://www.vip.gatech.edu/teams.
STEP 2: Apply to join a team at https://www.vip.gatech.edu/apply-undergraduate-students. Once you are accepted, you will receive a permit to register for your VIP team project course. The first semester you usually take 1 credit hour.
STEP 3: To register for your second semester of VIP, you may request a permit at http://www.vip.gatech.edu/request-registration-permit . It is recommended you request this permit prior to phase 1 registration