Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2019 Bulletin

Vertically Integrated Projects Program (VIP)

Acting Director: Robert Kukta
Office: 231 Engineering
Phone: 631-632-8381
Email: vip@stonybrook.edu 
Website: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/vertically-integrated-projects/ 

The VIP Program was established on a project-based model for higher education. It unites undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members in multidisciplinary teams that work on long-term projects in research, design, innovation and entrepreneurship.  It provides a real-world context for course work, shapes career paths, and builds professional, teamwork, and
leadership skills that cannot be taught in the classroom.  Projects, teams, and participants are elevated by the broad knowledge, talents, and experiences assembled by engaging individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. The long-term nature of the projects provides students with the opportunity to grow as a team member, make substantial contributions, and rise through the ranks of team leadership.

The VIP Program welcomes applications from students of all majors and levels from sophomores through doctoral candidates. Students enroll in VIP courses to receive academic credit for their work in their VIP team.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/vertically-integrated-projects/