Dear IEC Community, 

First, I would like to wish all of you a belated Happy New Year and my very best wishes for 2022. I hope that your spring semester is off to a great start.

It is probably safe to say that we had all envisioned starting this new year without the persistent specter of COVID. Alas, Omicron had other plans, and thus we must continue to operate under changing guidelines, unpleasant constraints, and the likes. On the bright side, a positive byproduct of teaching under these challenging environments is the fact that, over the past two years, we have become better educators by learning new teaching tools and devising innovative strategies to actively engage our students.

Mandoye Ndoye
Associate Professor 
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Tuskegee University