The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.
The UW VIP Program includes a wide range of projects, including scanning and 3-D printing dinosaur bones, creating new microorganisms, advancing car fuel efficiency, developing human-centered medical solutions, and creating accessibility tools for people with mobility impairments. The UW VIP Program continues to grow its faculty involvement, student enrollment, and represented disciplines. The UW VIP Program contributes to the VIP Consortium through the diversity of its faculty and students, breadth and impact of the projects, and curricular institutionalization of VIP. The faculty and staff within the UW VIP Program come from varied backgrounds and include underrepresented minorities. Projects within the UW VIP Program span many disciplines within the College of Engineering, as well as non-engineering disciplines. Additionally, the UW VIP Program is demonstrating its institutionalization of VIP through the creation of college-level, VIP-specific courses.