- Additive Manufacturing
- Astronomical Instruments and Precision Engineering
- Machine Design
- Unmanned Systems
- Vibration Energy Harvesting
Vertically Integrated Projects
The Vertically Integrated Projects Program is a long-term research and development initiative started at the Georgia Institute of Technology with the purpose of extending the academic research and design process beyond the typical semester and/or year-long course. By allowing for student participation for up to three years, students have time and context to learn and practice professional skills, and develop core competencies in their desired fields of expertise. The VIP program cultivates a strong academic environment, where faculty and graduate students mentor student teams, with experienced students moving into leadership and mentorship roles as others graduate.
In May 2015, representatives from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa joined the VIP consortium, alongside 16 other institutions. The RIP lab oversees the following VIP programs:
- Manoa Astronomical Technologies (MAT)
- University of Hawaii Drone Technologies (UHDT)
- Team Kanaloa – Unmanned X Systems (UXS)
For more information on VIP programs in the RIP Laboratory, visit our VIP programs page.