Howard University, established in 1867, is a federally chartered, private, doctoral university, classified as a high research activity institution with enrollment in undergraduate, graduate, professional and joint degree programs.
VIP at Howard started in 2014 with Electrical and Computer Engineering teams. VIP at Howard has 6 teams from Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, and expects to add projects from other departments including Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. VIP at Howard opened its VIP projects to other regional institutions to form an inter-collegiate VIP project program in Washington-Baltimore area. Students from Morgan State University and from University of Maryland – Baltimore County participated in two VIP projects.