ECE@HSI WORKSHOP SERIES

 

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)

 

Workshop Series Introduction Webinar
Miguel Velez-Reyes, University of Texas at El Paso


 

Schedule of Events

 

Session 1: Course and Laboratory Curriculum Interventions
October 30, 2020 at 12pm ET/11am CT
 
Session 2: Department and Curricular Initiatives at ECE Departments
November 6, 2020 at 12pm ET/11am CT
 
Session 3: Multi-institutional alliances and initiatives fostering engagement URM students in STEM
November 13, 2020 at 11am ET/10am CT
 
Session 4: Engaging with the NASA Enterprise
December 4, 2020 at 11am ET/10am CT
 
Session 5: Engaging with Industry
December 16, 2020 at 12pm ET/11am CT
 
Session 6: Women in ECE
January 15, 2021 at 12pm ET/11am CT

 

Partnerships

 

  


 

WORKSHOP #6 – WOMEN IN ECE

 
Nationwide, enrollment of women in ECE averages only 20% of the student population. This undoubtedly points to the need of cultural changes in ECE Departments to better attract, retain and support the success of female students across our programs. In this ECE@HSI workshop, we have invited an outstanding group of speakers and panelists from academia, industry and NASA to talk about research, models and initiatives aimed at providing their insights as to how can we change the ECE departments’ cultures to address this and how a coalition like ECE@HSI can promote and enable change. Special attention will be paid to the challenges and needs of Latina students.
 
This workshop is the 6th event as part of our planning process to guide the development of a concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing recruitment, participation, retention and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
 
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769
 

 

WORKSHOP #5 – ENGAGING WITH INDUSTRY

 
This next installment of the ECE@HSI workshop series focuses on collaborations and partnerships with industry to support ECE student and faculty success. We have invited an outstanding group of panelists composed of industry leaders and members of academia to talk about creating successful industry-university partnerships and collaborations. Panelists will talk about their experiences in creating, managing, and succeeding in these partnerships and collaborations to inform the proposed ECE@HSI coalition. They will discuss signature practices that could be adopted by ECE@HSI and how the proposed alliance can facilitate and support engagement of ECE students and faculty with industry as well as supporting and facilitating the transition of Hispanic ECE students into the workforce.
 
This workshop is the 5th event as part of the planning process to guide the development of a concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing participation and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
 
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769
 

 

WORKSHOP #4 – ENGAGING WITH THE NASA ENTERPRISE

 
One of the key objectives of the proposed Coalition for Innovation, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) is to support and facilitate the engagement of students and faculty from ECE Departments at Hispanic Serving Institutions with NASA Programs and Centers. In this workshop, we have invited an outstanding group of panelists from NASA and the Space Grant Program to talk about opportunities to engage with NASA on research and development, education, and outreach. These panelists will also provide their input on how the ECE@HSI coalition could enable and support student and faculty engagement with NASA and broadening participation in ECE.
 
This workshop is part of the planning process that will inform the development of a concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing participation and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
 
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769
 

 

WORKSHOP #3 – MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL ALLIANCES AND INITIATIVES FOSTERING ENGAGEMENT URM STUDENTS IN STEM

 
The overarching goal of the ECE@HSI 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. In this workshop, we have invited an outstanding group of panelist composed by NSF program managers, and leaders of alliances and coalitions focused in broadening participation of URM students in STEM. We will engage with them in this process to learn from their experiences in creating, managing, and succeeding in these alliances and coalitions to inform our strategy for the proposed ECE@HSI coalition.
 
This workshop is part of the planning process that will inform the development of a concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing participation and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
 
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769
 

 

WORKSHOP #2 – DEPARTMENT AND CURRICULAR INITIATIVES AT ECE DEPARTMENTS

 
To broaden participation and increase retention and graduation rates in ECE, there is a need for systematic changes to the ways that our curriculum is delivered and our departments operate to better engage with students especially those from underrepresented populations. In this second installment of the ECE@HSI workshop series, we have invited ECE and CS department administrators and faculty from Colorado State University, Iowa State University, University of South Florida, University of Virginia, and The University of Texas at El Paso to share systemic and curricular changes being implemented at their departments to increase the success of ECE and CS students in their programs. These experiences will help us identify practices that can be adopted by ECE departments in the propose ECE@HSI coalition.
 
This workshop is part of the planning process that will inform the development of the concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing participation and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
 
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769
 

 

WORKSHOP #1 – COURSE AND LABORATORY CURRICULUM INTERVENTIONS

 
For the first installment, we will host presentations and discussions on interventions to improve student engagement and learning in ECE Laboratories and Courses. These activities have the potential to add excitement to electrical and computer engineering topics, which can attract students into the field, as well as provide students a better understanding of their chosen major, while also instilling in them foundational skills, building teamwork, increasing confidence, and improving self-efficacy. Six educators innovating in this area will be highlight and will share their work as well as their perspectives and advice in implementing similar activities in the classroom. Workshop presentations will be pre-recorded for viewing before the workshop face to face discussion session. An interactive Question and Answer format during the workshop will allow the audience to further learn from these developments and gain insight in how to implement course and laboratory level activities.
 
This workshop is part of the planning process that will inform the development of the concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing participation and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
 
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769.
 

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