IEC Catalyst Workshop


IEC Catalyst Workshop: Making Better Engineers Through Social Justice


October 26, 2021     11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Online Meeting

October 28, 2021     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Online Meeting

The IEC convened for a two-day virtual workshop that brought together MSIs, PWIs, and industry partners to discuss strategies, research opportunities, and establish equitable partnerships that address emerging technologies and research opportunities. Participants learned about best practices for making better engineers through social justice.

Participants included:

  • IEC Sustaining Members (HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, and other MSIs)

  • IEC Affiliate Members (PWIs) and PWIs interested in learning more about becoming an IEC partner

  • IEC Corporate Members and industry representatives interested in learning more about becoming an IEC partner

Program Schedule

Tuesday, October 26: Day 1

11:00 am CDT

Welcome and Introductions
Program Features / IEC Sustaining Member Highlights

11:15 am CDT

Opportunities and Resources for Support

12:00 pm CDT

Breakout Sessions
Session 1 - Tech Pipeline: What Industry Needs from Future Engineers
Session 2 - Retaining & Preparing Engineers of Color

Thursday, October 28: Day 2

1:00 pm CDT

Welcome and Review of Day 1
Building Equitable Partnerships & Increasing the Pipeline to Address Technical Topics in ECE

1:15 pm CDT

Technology Group Breakouts
Technology Group 1: Semiconductors
Technology Group 2: Applied AI
Technology Group 3: 5G
Technology Group 4: Cybersecurity & Cloud Computing
Technology Group 5: Green Energy

2:30 pm CDT

Technology Group Reports and Summary

2:45 pm CDT

Open Forum

IEC Corporate Members 








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