The IEC Brief: May 3, 2022
Dear Colleagues-
 
Engineering for US All (e4usa) is an NSF-funded high school engineering program that opens engineering to a new generation of students. To date, 3,399 students in 47 high schools have enrolled in the e4usa course. The e4usa curriculum empowers, engages, and excites students to use what they know and find what they are passionate about to take control and boldly influence the world. You can hear directly from a handful of e4usa students about their experiences by watching this short video!
 
The e4usa team is working with institutions from across the country to establish pathways for students to earn college credit upon their successful completion of the e4usa curriculum. To date, seven institutions including two IEC sustaining members, have created credit-bearing pathways for these students. We are excited to share details of these credit pathways with you through the publication of our inaugural e4usa Credit and Placement Prospectus. The latest information on institutions awarding credit or placement to students completing a high school e4usa course can be found at https://e4usa.org/families.
 
We would like for more of our IEC members to consider establishing a pathway so that high school students who successfully complete the e4usa curriculum can receive credit or placement. Details included in the attached prospectus will provide you with a variety of ways in which this can be accomplished. We would be happy to share additional resources with you if offering a university course like this is of interest to you.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting to discuss how a credit pathway can be created at your institution please email Olushola Emiola-Owolabi at olemi2@morgan.edu.

Craig Scott
Professor and Chair,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering
Morgan State University
Office# 443 885-3073
Project RECET: Remote ECE Teaching
Materials and resources with a focus on remote hands-on activities
 
Project RECET provides remote ECE teaching and learning materials and resources to share best practices across the teaching community with a focus on undergraduate and continuing education for non full-time students. The Project also collects data pertaining to relevance, effectiveness, ease of adoption, and impact of its support materials.
 
We encourage ECE faculty to review this rapidly evolving project and to provide questions, suggestions, and feedback. This project is made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation (Award #EEC-2133653).
Keysight Innovation Challenge
Keysight Technologies has announced an Innovation Challenge to design and secure an IoT device or network of devices to monitor carbon emissions in corporate and community environments.
 
Team entries may have up to six members per team including the team leader. The team leader must identify as female and there must be equal or more individuals who identify as female than individuals who identify as male on the team. Keysight uses an inclusive definition of female and welcomes transwomen, genderqueer, and non-binary people. Each entrant or entry team can submit a maximum of 2 entries, but each entry must be a substantially different design idea.
 
It looks like a team can be comprised of students from different universities. So, it may be a good opportunity for collaboration among IEC sustaining member institutions. 
 
The submission period closes on June 6, 2022. The top five finalists will receive a $2,500 (USD) stipend to build their prototypes and will compete against one another at a virtual, final competition in September 2022. The top three winning teams will receive $30,000, $25,000, and $20,000 (USD) cash prizes, respectively, along with $10,000 (USD) worth of Keysight equipment for their school. All students on the top three winning teams will also receive informational interviews with Keysight for potential internship and job opportunities, depending on grade level.
 
Grant opportunities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU - EiR)
LOI Due: July 28, 2022
Proposal Deadline: October 4
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)

View listing for individual deadlines
EquiTECH at a Glance - Roundtable Discussion: Professional Development & Mentoring
In January, the IEC gathered for its inaugural EquiTECH program focusing on much-needed conversations about diversity and inclusion in Tech. EquiTECH brought together industry leaders, historically-minority serving institutions (MSIs), and research-intensive institutions to build professional connections, expand collaborations, and engage in thought-provoking discussions.

Upcoming IEC Program
June 21 and 23, 2022 
EquiTECH 2022: Summer Program
Virtual Program
1-3:30pm CT
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