VIP Program at Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
Coordinator and PI: Dr. Charles Kim (CKIM@HOWARD.EDU)
This program is sponsored by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust as part of VIP Consortium Project (lead institution - Georgia Tech) to drive systemic reform of STEM education.
What is VIP?:The VIP program was created to overcome the fragmented nature of higher education, which is subdivided into research, education, service, and economic development and, for student learning, fractured and dissected into years, majors, and disciplines silos. The VIP program intends to reverse the fragmentation, and introduces a new type of long-term, depth-and-breadth learning environment that can keep students engaged and improve learning and career preparation. Under the VIP program, participating and completing a long-term practical team project provides a significant benefit for the students and the faculty advisors in terms of the continuity, technical depth, and disciplinary breadth involved in the project. This project of VIP Program will start from the ECE department with the projects by the majority of ECE students and ECE faculty, gradually include other majors in the CEACS, and expand to the University. The first one and a half year will be dedicated to preparation and launch of the VIP program in the ECE department. The next 1-year period will become the year of “growth and expansion” by which the VIP program will be expanded to other departments in the CEACS. The last period of a half-year will become a period for “moving toward self-sustenance” from which the VIP program extends to the entire university by the established program and schedule without additional financial. Howard University is a VIP Consortium member.
Do you want to earn a credit for a (substitutable) course by joining a team and getting research experiences? Substitutable courses include, but not limited to, "Intro to EE/CpE", "Intro to ME,", or "Research Experience for UG students", "Senior Design", "Capstone Design," or a similarly named course. Then talk to your instructor of this opportunity and get the approval that you earn the course grade from VIP team participation. Also, check the VIP grading criteria.
* If you're interested in joining one of the teams below, please send inquiry to the VIP coordinator at email@example.com. Anyone, yeah anyone, can join.
HOWARD VIP Teams
Coming Soon [Posted on 12/22/2016; Valid until: Active] : We are expanding, so a Post-Doc position for the VIP program will soon be available for a Doctoral degree holder in Engineering or STEM-field Education with background in both project-based learning and its evaluation and assessment. Interested persons should contact the VIP coordinator for details via email.