iCASE Workshop Series
December 15, 2020
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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