The Mobile Studio Project (RPI), with funding from NSF, Hewlett-Packard, and Analog Devices, demonstrated improved learning through hands-on activities enabled by personal instrumentation. Howard and Rose-Hulman were early partners.
The LESA ERC brought RPI, Howard, and Morgan State together on research and education
LESA and Intel provided funding to bring together all 13 HBCUs with ECE programs for a meeting of which 11 additional HBCUs were introduced to Mobile Studio Pedagogy
NSF was consulted on how best to expand this development of new pedagogy to HBCU ECE programs and they encouraged all 13 schools to submit a joint proposal.
Mobile Hands-On STEM merged Mobile Studio with TESSAL (Georgia Tech) and Lab-In-A-Box (Virginia Tech) to advance the use of personal instrumentation
The NSF HBCU ECP program, with its 13 collaborators, was the first program of this scale, resulting in fundamental changes in how ECE education is offered. This group is a model for how minority serving schools can work together productively.
The success of the HBCU-ECP Program led to the formalization of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC)
Inclusive Engineering Consortium
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