VIP Program at Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
Director: Dr. Charles Kim (CKIM@HOWARD.EDU)
On-boarding Process for Industry
From Fall 2023 semester, EE/CpE students could earn 3 credits
from VIP courses (EECE101 Faculty-Student Team Project (VIP) (1 cr); EECE201 (1
cr); and EECE 301 (1 cr)) and substitute them for 1 EE/CpE elective course.
Through the VIP framework, companies can
connect with VIP teams embedded in faculty R&D efforts.
Through team and program sponsorships, companies can identify and reach: (a) Motivated students earlier in their
academic careers: VIP attracts sophomores, juniors, and seniors actively seeking
challenges beyond classroom.
Students can participate for multiple semesters, with new students replacing
graduates, and returning students taking on leadership roles with the teams;
(b)Large number of students from many majors: Each team is multidisciplinary by
design, and VIP attracts students from all majors from college of engineering and other colleges;
(c)Students doing R&D in company’s area of interest:
VIP teams are embedded in faculty research efforts.
Companies can sponsor teams of interest, and team-sponsor relations are
tailored to meet the need of teams and sponsors; (d) Team-oriented students:
VIP cultivates a culture of peer-mentorship, with returning students
onboarding new students and taking on increasing level of responsibility each
semester. VIP students report high
marks in understanding of technology applications relevant to their field of
study, ability to work with individuals from diverse background, and ability to
work in a multidisciplinary team.
VIP Sponsorship opportunity (pdf).
VIP on-boarding Process
Project Description File (in
pdf or in
Charles Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org) for VIP sponsorship opportunity.