UC Davis Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Program | Seed Central Consortium Meeting

Location: ARC

What is VIP?

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program integrates undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based environment. It provides an immersive, collaborative, and flexible learning environment in which undergraduate students earn academic credits by participating in a research project for up to three years (typically from sophomore through senior years). The students have the opportunity to learn and practice professional skills, experience different roles, and make substantial contributions to research projects. In January 2016 UC Davis was awarded a grant from the Helmsley Trust to join a national consortium of universities that have adopted the VIP program. Current UC Davis VIP projects will be discussed in this symposium.

UC Davis Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Program Symposium

The purpose of the meeting is:
  • To enable Seed Central members to get a thorough understanding of VIP and TEAM (Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine) programs and how they can benefit from them;
  • To present the organizational and legal framework enabling Seed Central members to cooperate with the programs;
  • To establish communication channels enabling:
    a) students to focus their research projects on real industry needs and
    b) our members to connect early on with potential future interns and employees.
Participation from research groups not involved in VIP and TEAM is welcome.


2:00 – 2:45 (45 minutes)
presentation of the TEAM Molecular Prototyping and BioInnovation Lab (Marc)
presentation of individual projects (students)
2:45 – 3:30 (45 minutes)
presentation of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program (Subra)

presentation of individual projects (students)

3:30 – 3:35 (5 minutes)

3:35 – 3:55 (20 minutes)
IP framework and pilot project (Dushyant)

3:55 – 4:15 (20 minutes)
The industry’s perspective (John, others)
4:15 – 4:30 (15 minutes)
General discussion on proposed collaboration

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