IEC Corporate Membership Prospectus July 2021 - Page 8


IEC : The Engineering super department

Fostering Collaborations with the ECE Community The IEC provides a direct pipeline for industry to engage with a wide diversity of students and faculty .

The IEC ’ s unique “ Super Department ” model brings ECE focused Minority Serving Institutions together to provide industry leaders with efficient access to student and faculty talent .
Our collaborative approach makes it easier for corporations to work with a large number of diverse ECE students and faculty from leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCUs ) and Hispanic Serving Institutions ( HSIs ).
Talent Supply
We align with key players from industry , large academic institutions , government and non-profit institutions to foster equitable partnerships designed to advance students from underrepresented populations and to address the critical need for a more diversified ECE workforce .
Grants & Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation ( NSF ) has been instrumental in the establishment of the IEC through a series of funded programs and activities . Through NSF ’ s continued support and collaboration , the IEC continues to develop educational programs and workshops critical in cultivating the IEC community .