2021 IEC Annual Report - Page 7

The Inclusive Engineering Foundation

Overview

Advancing the Minority Community in the ECE Enterprise

The Inclusive Engineering Foundation (IEF) is dedicated to increasing diversity in engineering by fostering programs that increase the quantity and preparedness of African American, Hispanic and Native American engineering graduates with an additional emphasis on gender diversity.

THE CHALLENGE

Underrepresented Minority Groups are at a significant disadvantage in both Graduate and Undergraduate programs

- 63.3% retention rate of black undergraduates in STEM

- First generation college students are 1.3x more likely to stop

attending college before earning a degree

- 12.7% of faculty members are from underrepresented

minority groups

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"PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS"

MENTORSHIP & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

- Designed to give minority undergraduates, particularly

first-generation college students, the support network

needed to thrive academically and professionally

- Peer-to-peer, faculty, and industry pairings to ensure

ample guidance in the journey through academia and

into industry

- Access to corporate mentors and internship

opportunities

within leading engineering tech companies