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IEC Workshops

Current IEC Workshops


 

Anti-Racism Practice in Engineering: Exploring, Learning & Solutions (ARPELS)

 

Introduction to Anti-Racist Practice in Engineering (An Overview)

March 23, 2021 1pm – 2:30pm CT

*Part of the ECEDHA Summit Series

 

ARPELS Follow-Up: Moving from Reflection to Action

March 25, 2021 1pm – 2:30pm CT

*Closed session for February ARPELS participants only


The IEC is planning a series of capacity-building workshops during the first quarter of 2021. We recognize that personal and institutional biases and inequitable practices affect underrepresented minorities, including faculty and students in electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The intent of these workshops is to nurture an understanding of these patterns and frameworks that help to counter them, identify actionable steps to mitigate their effects in engineering education, and facilitate collaboration across individuals and institutions in a way that begins to facilitate tangible change.


The first installment of this workshop series will be a pair of 90-minute sessions on February 9th, 2021 and February 11th, 2021, led by Dr. Delia Saenz, a social psychologist and executive council member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues—an organization focused on social justice. The content aims to engage IEC members in a discussion of anti-racist principles and their utility in helping to identify bias and inequitable patterns in their units, institutions, and disciplines. We will also begin a discussion on change strategies. The desired outcomes of this workshop are to create shared understanding and promote the development of skills that can be applied at IEC institutions (e.g., metrics, initiatives, partnerships).


We recognize that personal and institutional biases and inequitable practices affect underrepresented minorities, including faculty and students in electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The intent of these workshops is to nurture an understanding of these patterns and frameworks that help to counter them, identify actionable steps to mitigate their effects in engineering education, and facilitate collaboration across individuals and institutions in a way that begins to facilitate tangible change.


For all of the workshops in the series, participants will be expected to complete pre-workshop questionnaires and to engage self-assessment of conditions at their respective campuses to allow for measurement of post-workshop progress. In addition, we anticipate generating an array of best practices at the institutional level for advancing equity and ensuring all students, faculty, and staff thrive in their educational and/or career trajectories. Finally, the workshops will raise the profile of the IEC, leading to greater recognition and opportunities for IEC-PWI partnerships.

 

Workshop Moderator

Delia Saenz

Chief Diversity Officer

for The College

Arizona State University

 

 

 

 

Pre-Workshop Requirements for the February Training

In preparation for this workshop, please complete the following items:

Required Reading


Watch Video

Ibram X. Kendi lecture & discussion on How to be an Anti-Racist


Questions? Please reach out to Claire Seifert, cseifert@iec.org, for more information.


 

iCASE Workshop Series

December 15, 2020

 

The Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC) is pleased to introduce the Inclusive Consortium of Autonomous Systems Engineers (iCASE), an initiative supported by a NASA INCLUDES planning grant. The goal of iCASE is to support activities that increase minority participation in areas that contribute to autonomous systems. These include, but are not limited to controls, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, communications, image and signal processing, and sensors. iCASE partners include the members of IEC, K-12 outreach partners, industry, government and R1 universities. Through this collaboration, we will create a mutually beneficial network to attract, retain, and graduate a significantly greater number of minorities in autonomous systems.

 

iCASE will achieve this goal using the following tactics:

 

Exposing: Facilitating underserved populations’ access to FIRST robotics Supporting K-12 teachers and community college instructors as they present robotics and autonomous systems-related topics

 

Encouraging: Actively recruiting undergraduate students to pursue careers in autonomy

 

Educating: Creating interesting and engaging courses and co-curricular activities as part of a student’s rigorous engineering preparation Collaborating with those providing internships and co-ops to make academic and experiential learning more seamless

 

Engaging: Catalyze a broader community of engagement through the “virtual department” construct

 

Employing: Provide appropriate venues for students and employers to explore


 

On-Demand IEC Workshops


 

IEC Online Mini-Workshop Series

May - December 2020

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Since the cancellation of the IEC Workshop at the 2020 ECEDHA Annual Conference this past March, we have been working diligently to ensure that the series of 10 IEC Workshops move forward virtually. Led by academia, these highly interactive discussions will cover best practices, making connections with ECE faculty at R1 institutions, hands-on education, remote labs, and more!

 

  


 

ECE @ HSI Workshop Series

October 2020 - January 2021

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The goal of this planning grant is to complete initiation and planning phases for the Coalition for Innovation, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of supporting broadening participation in electrical and computer engineering. ECE@HSI aims at

• Promoting dialogue by involving a broad community of academic institutions and stakeholders to effectively address issues associated with broadening participation in ECE;
• Promoting evidence-based strategies to support Hispanic students at critical stages in the ECE academic pipeline to improve recruitment, retention and degree completion at HSIs; and
• Providing ECE@HSI students technical, research, and professional skill sets and the knowledge to engage effectively with the NASA enterprise workforce.

This workshop series is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant 80NSSC20K1769 from the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP)

 


 

Previous IEC Workshops


 

The Inclusive Engineering Consortium Stakeholders' Workshop

July 14-15, 2019, Intel Campus, Tigard, OR.

Hosted by: 


 

IEC Virtual Workshop, ECEDHA Annual Conference

March, 2019, Tucson, AZ.


 

IEC Launch Workshop

June, 2018, Alexandria, VA.


 

Last ECP Workshop, ECEDHA Annual Conference

March, 2018, Monterey, CA.


 


IEC Corporate Members