The Inclusive Engineering Consortium Workshop

If you or your colleagues have an interest in working with ECE faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in joint research projects, the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC) is developing a new type of teaming process to enable successful collaborations. All ECEDHA attendees are encouraged to participate in this workshop where we will explore how best to form and sustain research collaborations between R1 research-intensive universities and the member universities of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium. This workshop is a key step in testing out ideas developed within the Consortium to more fully and productively engage joint cross-institutional teams in the US education and research enterprise. 

The Inclusive Engineering Consortium is a novel collaboration among the 15 ABET accredited Electrical and Computer Engineering programs at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and 2 Hispanic Serving Institutions. The majority of Consortium members have participated in the National Science Foundation-funded Experimental Centric Pedagogy project. Through this experience, Consortium member institutions have developed a culture of collaboration with effective methods of implementation. The Consortium is now addressing how best to build a different type of team structure with research-intensive (R1) universities, industry, and other external constituencies. Preparation for the workshop has included defining and refining a process and set of tools for successful collaboration with each type of partner, especially R1 universities. The workshop activities are structured to test the collaboration process and tools for R1 universities by actively engaging Consortium partner faculty with ECE department heads from R1 universities and other faculty attending the ECEDHA conference. These activities will help create the organizational support structure and activities necessary to realize the Consortium’s grand vision of graduating more and better prepared minority engineers; increasing efficiency and productivity at minority-serving institutions; and developing a sustainable and effective infrastructure to support minority students, faculty and staff at all universities.



  Mohamed Chouikha
Prairie View A&M University
                                              Ken Connor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


  John Kelly
Associate Dean
North Carolina
A&T State University
                   Craig Scott
Dean of Scott of Engineering
Morgan State University



IEC Workshop Schedule of Events

Friday, March 20

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am Spotlight Keynote Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am IEC Workshop Opening: Welcome and Overview
9:30 am - 10:45 am IEC/R1 Interactions: Where We Are Today
10:45 am - 11:15 am Networking Break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm IEC/R1 Interactions: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and iREDEFINE Poster Sessions
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Interfacing with R1 Universities: Research
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Networking Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Interfacing with R1 Universities: Education
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm IEC Workshop Closing
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm ECEDHA Regional Meetings
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ECExpo Opening Reception

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