IEC Corporate Membership Prospectus July 2021 | Page 12


IEC Initiatives — Continued

Anti-Racism Workshops

The IEC ’ s Anti-Racist Practice in Engineering Workshops lead the discussion on how racist practices in engineering impact education and how educators can overcome barriers to transform the engineering sector . These workshops challenge the scholars to generate ideas about anti-racism practices and implement them in the field . The organizations hope to build on the success of these workshops to become the leader in training for anti-racism as it applies specifically to engineering .


Participating companies will have the opportunity to employ summer student interns to work on corporate projects that have high potential for student contributions . All students are prescreened to ensure a good fit with the required core competencies necessary for completing the task ( s ). Though the team projects will be the vehicle , the professional experiences gained by students will be of utmost value .

IEC Guest Lecturer Program

IEC Corporate Member companies have an opportunity to deliver a guest lecture at an IEC Member Institution . Industry professionals have an opportunity to engage with the academic institution , meet the ECE faculty , and tour the campus . This opportunity allows students to hear first-hand experiences from those in the field , lessons learned , and strategies for entering the workforce .

ECE Circuit

ECE Circuit is a new and unique interactive digital content hub with a mission to build community and technical understanding within the electrical and computer engineering fields . This community encourages innovation in education and is designed to facilitate conversations among electrical and computer engineering educators , students , and industry . The ECE community includes nearly 10,000 professionals , including current academic faculty and staff members , graduate students , industry professionals , and government representatives across the U . S . and Canada .