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Special seminars on undergraduate research programs (12/3 and 12/10)


The College of Science and the Center for Science & Mathematics Education are pleased to host two guest speakers who will discuss national models for undergraduate research programs:



Monday, 12/3

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program
Edward Coyle, VIP Director and John B. Peatman Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
12-1pm, INSCC 110


Georgia Tech’s VIP Program, launched in 2009, enrolls 1,000 undergraduates each year in multi-year, multidisciplinary, faculty-driven research projects. The program currently includes 70 active project teams at Georgia Tech, with a long-term goal of scaling to several hundred. The VIP model has been replicated at 31 other institutions in the VIP Consortium.


Monday, 12/10

UT Austin’s Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)
Sarah Simmons, Assistant Director, Science Education, HHMI
FRI Co-Founder
12-1pm, INSCC 110


Approximately 900 freshmen participate in UT Austin’s FRI each year, where they choose from 29 unique research streams, join small cohorts, and conduct original research in faculty-led laboratories. FRI began in 2005 and has been implemented and/or adapted at several other institutions.


These presentations are open to everyone, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact


Download the Special Seminar flyer, below.