COVID, VIP and Faculty Research
The VIP Program operates at the intersection of education and faculty research. VIP team adaptations will be closely coupled with changes faculty are already making in their research programs. To this end, modes of delivery will be determined by instructors, so their VIP teams can operate within the constraints of their research programs. The overall goal that should guide instructors’ decisions about how teams will operate should be to follow the university's recommendations regarding operations in order to keep everyone safe/healthy while making progress on the project. Where possible, instructors are encouraged to accommodate students with differing delivery-mode needs. Remote formats may not be possible on all teams, so this is left to instructors to decide.
For teams that meet in VIP classrooms, tables and chairs are being taped-off to seat spacings of 6’, per campus guidelines. Rooms will be wiped down along with other classrooms in the buildings, but they will not be fogged, to protect electronics and equipment.
- Klaus 1440: 15 seats at U-shaped seating area; 5 seats at conference-table area.
- Van Leer 465: 8 seats at conference table.
- Van Leer 483B: Very small, room will not be used this Fall.
To ensure students understand expectations of each team, faculty are asked to document their plans through the VIP website (below), the Canvas “Course Type Expectations” tool, and their syllabi.
Instructors, to edit the text below:
- Log into the system by clicking on the person icon in the upper right corner. Scroll down and choose "login" for CAS/campus authentication.
- After you login, navigate back to this page.
- Click the "edit" tab that you see above this section and below the banner.
Students: If you require further information, please contact the instructor listed on the team information page.
Fall 2020 Notes from Instructors on Delivery Modes
(Spring delivery mode information is available in Oscar/Canvas)
|Team Name||Section||Notes for Fall 2020|
|21st Century Global Atlanta||VW6||Remote|
|2D Heterostructure Synthesis||VVP||Residential|
|ACT Driving Simulator||VWU||Meet once a month practicing SD|
|Active Safety for Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Vehicles||VVB||
The VIP meetings with the instructor will be conducted during the 2020 fall semester primarily in a remote mode (BlueJeans). Infrequently, there may be necessary to meet in-person with the instructor. There will be additional weekly or bi-weekly meetings among the students who need to work on hardware platforms in the lab (ESM G13). In those cases, no more than 3 students will be allowed at a time in ESM G13 to adhere to social distancing guidelines. In any in-person meetings on campus face masks and other required health safety measures as directed by GaTech will be applied.
|Advanced Graphene Battery Technology||VVT||Remote|
|Agile Communication Architectures||VW3||Hybrid, can do virtual if need be.|
|Agile Locomotion & Manipulation||VWT||
The team will be maintained in a hybrid mode. Some team members may need the lab access to take or return the hardware or devices. More detailed schedule will be directed managed between the PI/graduate mentors and the VIP students. All the individual and group meetings will be online.
|AI-based Discovery and Innovation||VWI||Remote|
|AquaBots: Maritime Robotics||VPE||Hybrid|
|Art & AI||VWH||Remote|
|Augmented Reality Experiences||VPV||Remote|
|Automated Algorithm Design||VVK||Hybrid, can do virtual if need be.|
Hybrid: Some team members may need lab access to take or return hardware or devices.
All the individual and group meetings will be online using BlueJeans
|Big Data and Quantum Mechanics||VVI||This course will be remote synchronous. We will meet from 9:30-10:20am on Wednesdays at this BlueJeans meeting: https://bluejeans.com/150999360.|
|Bio-inspired Network Dynamics and Geomechanics||VPL||Remote|
|Bits of Good||VWQ||Hybrid|
|Brain Trauma Assessment Protocols||VV2||The course will be remote synchronous with no required in-person interaction.|
|Bringing Diversity to National Parks||VWZ||Hybrid|
|Building for Equity and Sustainability||VWM||Hybrid|
|ChemFlow||VW1||Not being offered in Fall 2020|
|Chinese Fangyan Media||VWW||Instructor notes pending|
|Chip Scale Power & Energy||VVG||Residential, can switch to hybrid or virtual if needed.|
|Community & Digital Archives Project||VWB||This class will be meeting remotely. bluejeans address will be posted in the canvas in the upcoming weeks.|
|Configurable Computing & Embedded Systems||VPZ||Remote|
|Diabetes and Chronic Disease Systems||VX7||Not being offered in Fall 2020, slated to resume in Spring 2021.|
|East Asian Media||VWF||Remote|
|EcoCAR Collegiate Competition Team||VPU||Residential|
|Embedded System Cyber Security||VVL||Course will be online only with a student option for coming on site to access hardware.|
|Engineering for Social Innovation||VV5||Remote|
|Experimental Flights||VVM||Hybrid - Virtual class lectures and student team meetings. Students can come onto campus to pick up hardware or interact with the hardware in small groups or 1 on 1 with the instructor. Tasks that can be performed completely remotely will be available.|
|French Arts & Media||VWX||Remote|
|Future Computing with Rogues Gallery||VWA||Remote|
|GaTech4Wildlife||VWE||Course will be online only with a student option for coming on site to access hardware.|
|Global Health Device Innovation||VWS||Remote|
|Global Social Entrepreneurship||VWJ||Residential|
|GT Mobile STEM Lab||VVV||Hybrid|
The GTMS VIP will be in hybrid mode. This means that most classes will be delivered remotely. However, if conditions permit, on up to three occasions we will meet in the scheduled classroom for all-class presentations and discussion, subject to distancing requirements. The schedule for these presentations will be announced during Week 1 of the class and published through CANVAS. Attendance at those events is encouraged.
While we have a scheduled room for this course (AP 1253, in the 575 14th St NW building), we will not meet face-to-face during the first week; here's the BlueJeans link for our first meeting https://gatech.bluejeans.com/383771106 (Links to an external site).
The GTOR VIP will be in hybrid mode. This means that most classes will be delivered remotely. However, if conditions permit, on up to three occasions we will meet in the scheduled classroom for all-class presentations and discussion, subject to distancing requirements. The schedule for these presentations will be announced during Week 1 of the class and published through CANVAS. Attendance at those events is encouraged.
While we have a scheduled room for this course (AP 1253, in the 575 14th St NW building), we will not meet face-to-face during the first week; here's the BlueJeans link for our first meeting https://bluejeans.com/638266604.
|GT Solar Racing||VW4||Synchronous participation from a remote location will be possible throughout the term, with opportunities for meaningful in-person engagement at point throughout the semester. NOTE: to participate in this VIP, you must already have participated with the GT Solar Racing team for at least one semester as an active volunteer.|
|GT USLI Rocket||VPB||Not to be offered Fall 2020|
|GTRI Agricultural Robotics||VPD||Course will be held remotely during Fall 2020.|
|Health Informatics On FHIR||VPT||Remote|
|Hemp: Sci, Tech, Econ, Policy||VWR||Hybrid|
|HipHop2020 Innovation Archive||VWV||Remote|
|Intelligent Digital Communications||VPN||Hybrid, can do virtual if need be.|
|Intelligent Platform for Crowdsourcing (IP Crowd)||VVR||Remote|
|Intelligent Tutoring System||VP4||
Remote, but if you are on campus we might be able to do Hybrid. It depends on the makeup of the subteams.
For those students who are on-campus, they can form sub-teams and have meetings that take place in-person, however this will not be a requirement.
|IoT in Health||VX1||Remote|
|Lightning from the Edge of Space||VPO||
Hybrid. VIP time falls into three categories: (1) Full team meeting, (2) Subteam meetings, (3) Individual work/research. #3 is already at a distance. For #1, the class will decide between video and in-person. #2 has the most potential value to in-person meeting, but also we are most flexible. I will not impose an answer that across the entire team. Is a subgroup doing purely coding? Building things? That will change the answer. These choices are better left to the subteams, as long as people are safe.
|Living Building Science||VWK||Remote|
|Living Dynamical Systems||VVH||Remote|
|Low Cost Aerial Autonomy||VWL||Remote|
|M.A.R.S: Martian Advanced Renewable Systems||VVD||Remote|
|Neuro-markers of Expertise||VWD||Not being offered in Fall 2020.|
|Reinventing Mobility in Atlanta||VX8||Not being offered in Fall 2020|
|Retrofuturistic Hardware: Music, Gaming and Computing||VW9||Remote|
|RoboSense||VPG||Remote, weekly bluejeans meeting will be held.|
|Robotic Human Augmentation||VVW||
All meetings will be conducted virtually (lab, team, individual). Research that can be done at home should be done at home. Most teams have experimental work or development work and thus will require some in-lab activities. (Hybrid format)
|Secure Hardware||VPM||Hybrid with options for remote.|
|Smart and Connected Bioelectronics||VVZ||Remote|
|Smart City Infrastructure||VVC||Instructor notes pending|
Remote with an option for interested students to visit lab for hands-on experiments. Weekly team meetings will be held on Fridays 9:30-10:20am on Bluejeans
|Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA)||VWG||Remote|
|Stadium-IoPT||VP3||Hybrid, can do virtual if need be.|
|Team Phoenix-Cluster Competition Team (HPC)||VWP||Remote|
|The Future Esports Experience||VW8||
The course will be remote synchronous with no required in-person interaction. All meetings will be conducted virtually over Bluejeans and virtual class attendance during our session is required (unless you are significantly impacted by timezones or other situation). There is no need for on-site access to equipment. If any student needs an in-person session, safe accomodations will be made.
|The Robot Collective||VWN||
The team will operate mostly in a remote format. Individuals/subteams that need to access hardware will be able to retrieve hardware for use at home or, in limited circumstances, in the lab. Any work or meetings that do not require hardware or a physical presence will be conducted remotely.
|Wellbeing and Mental Health||VV6||Remote|