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Board 78: ADEP: Asset-Driven Equitable Partnerships (WIP)

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Division (ECE) Poster Session

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Division (ECE)

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Diversity

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9

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42939

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https://peer.asee.org/42939

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172

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Kenneth A Connor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4216-763X

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Kenneth Connor is an emeritus professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he taught courses on electromagnetics, electronics and instrumentation, plasma physics, electric power, and general engineering. His research involves plasma physics, electromagnetics, photonics, biomedical sensors, engineering education, diversity in the engineering workforce, and technology enhanced learning. He learned problem solving from his father (who ran a gray iron foundry), his mother (a nurse) and grandparents (dairy farmers). He has had the great good fortune to always work with amazing people, most recently the members and leadership of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC) from HBCU, HSI, and TCU ECE programs and the faculty, staff and students of the Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) ERC, where he was Education Director until his retirement in 2018. He was RPI ECSE Department Head from 2001 to 2008 and served on the board of the ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) from 2003 to 2008. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

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Stephen M Goodnick Arizona State University

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Michelle Klein Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Heads Assoc. (ECEDHA)

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Barry J. Sullivan Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Heads Assn

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Barry J. Sullivan is Director of Program Development for the Inclusive Engineering Consortium. His 40-year career includes significant experience as a researcher, educator, and executive in industry, academia, and the non-profit sector. He has developed

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John C. Kelly North Carolina A&T State University (CoE)

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Dr. John C. Kelly, Jr. is chair and associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Kelly’s research interests include hardware security in cyber-physical systems and embedded systems security. He also contributes to research on engineering education, enhanced retention of underrepresented minorities in engineering, and hands-on learning techniques.

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Pamela Leigh-Mack Virginia State University

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Dr. Pamela Leigh-Mack is Professor and Chair of the Department of Engineering at Virginia State University. She received the B.S. degree in Mathematics from Virginia Union University, B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Howard U

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Shiny Abraham Seattle University

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Shiny Abraham is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. She received the B.E. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU), India in 2007 and Ph.D. from Old Dominio

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John Janowiak

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Sinais Alvarado

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Petru Andrei Florida A&M University - Florida State University

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Dr. Petru Andrei is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Florida A&M University and Florida Stat University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering. He is the FSU campus education director for the NSF-ERC Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center (FREEDM) and has much experience in recruiting and advising graduate, undergraduate, REU, and K-12 students, as well as in working with RET teachers. Dr. Andrei has published over 100 articles in computational electronics, electromagnetics, energy storage devices, and large scale systems.

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Wayne A Scales Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Wayne A. Scales is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Affiliate Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is also the Director of the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research. He currently teaches gradu

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Tymia Wilson

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Yeimidy Lagunas

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Abstract

The mission of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC) is to enable MSI ECE programs to produce more and better prepared graduates from groups that have been historically underrepresented in ECE careers. We hypothesize that the key to achieving this goal is more fully engaging the students, staff and faculty at HBCUs, HSIs and TCUs in the broad ECE education and research enterprise by building partnerships with PWIs, industry, government labs, etc. These partnerships must be equitable with all voices being heard and all relevant assets identified and utilized.

The equitable partnership concept came out of a series of IEC workshops in 2021 that addressed Anti-Racism Practices in Engineering. Since that time, we have been applying the ideas developed and collecting feedback, particularly on barriers to their effective use. Anti-Racism Practices in Engineering should apply to students, staff and faculty in all activities in an ECE program. However, we have focused on research because it is THE activity that is the most underdeveloped at most MSIs and the primary reason why groups from PWIs usually contact MSIs.

MSIs need investment. People at PWIs must engage with their counterparts at MSIs so they will learn how to more effectively mentor, teach, and guide students from MSIs. Both types of institutions must invest in each other. Equitable partners must be able to identify and articulate their assets and understand the assets of other participants. Finally, partnerships only work if there is sufficient trust, which comes from knowledge of and engagement with one another.

Connor, K. A., & Goodnick, S. M., & Klein, M., & Sullivan, B. J., & Kelly, J. C., & Leigh-Mack, P., & Abraham, S., & Janowiak, J., & Alvarado, S., & Andrei, P., & Scales, W. A., & Wilson, T., & Lagunas, Y. (2023, June), Board 78: ADEP: Asset-Driven Equitable Partnerships (WIP) Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42939

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