2021 IEC Annual Report - Page 8

IEC Partnerships

The IEC conducts various programs and initiatives and develops equitable partnerships with various organizations to advance diversity in the engineering enterprise.

National Science Foundation

The IEC was pleased to partner with the National Science Foundation on the following 2021 program:

The Anti-Racist Practice in Engineering Workshop Series

Personal and institutional biases and inequitable practices affect underrepresented minorities, including faculty and students in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

The IEC's Anti-Racist Practice in Engineering Workshop Series was intended to nurture an understanding of these patterns and frameworks with the following overarching goals:

- Building capacity in understanding and embracing antiracist methods

- Inspiring self-reflection and organizational review around equity and inclusion

- Launching transformational change at both the individual and systems levels

NASA

The IEC was pleased to partner with the National Science Foundation on the following 2020-2021 programs:

ECE @ HSI Workshop Series

The goal of this planning grant was to complete initiation and planning phases for the Coalition for Innovation, Education, and Research in ECE at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE @ HSI) with the overarching goal of supporting broadening participation in ECE.

iCASE Workshop Series

The goal of the Inclusive Consortium of Autonomous Systems Engineeers (iCASE) is to support activities that increase minority participation in areas that contribute to autonomous systems. iCase partners collaborate to create a mutually beneficial network to attract, retain, and graduate a significantly greater number of employees in autonomous systems.