Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)

GEM3 uses a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) strategy. The VIP is an intentional curricular infrastructure that establishes an on ramp for students and provides a range of training, mentoring and professional development support to both students and faculty. The VIP is implemented statewide and the goal is to provide the scaffolding to support transdisciplinary science and grow the next generation of conservation science leaders and workers.

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How to Get Started

If you are a student interested in research, please visit the links below to see details on VIP research going on at your institution.

Who should apply?

The VIP program is suited for students interested in working on teams, learning new tools and from the majors, including but not limited to, listed below:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • Geosciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Upcoming Lab Modules, VIP Courses

Overview & Timeline


Univ Idaho (Fall 2019/Spring 2020)
BIOL 401 (sec 3) Undergraduate Research, Wildlife nutrition and sagebrush habitats