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The Inclusive Engineering Consortium Stakeholders' Workshop

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

Conference Session

NSF Grantees: Diversity 2

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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12

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10.18260/1-2--35340

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John C. Kelly North Carolina A&T State University

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Dr. John C. Kelly, Jr. is an 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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Mohamed F. Chouikha Prairie View A&M University

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Dr. Mohamed Chouikha is a Executive Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He received his M.S. and PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado–Boulder. Dr. Chouikha research interests include hardware security, cybersecurity machine learning and multimedia signal processing and communications for secure networks, among other areas. He also focuses on enhancing recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in the STEM areas in general, engineering in particular.

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Craig J. Scott Morgan State University

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Dr. Craig J. Scott received his Ph.D. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He is currently serving as professor and Interim Dean for the Clarence Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. Morgan State University at one of the nation’s preeminent public urban research institutions in the Clarence Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. His career spans over twenty-eight years of progressive scholarly experience in such areas as research administration/ implementation, pedagogical innovation, international collaboration, strategic planning, promoting community engagement and academic program development. He instructs courses in computer vision, computer graphics, electromagnetics and characterization of semiconductor materials.

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Kenneth A. Connor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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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 and HSI 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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Demetris Geddis Hampton University

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Demetris L. Geddis is an associate professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hampton University. He has extensive research experience in the areas of Integrated optoelectronics, Optics, Microelectronics, and Electromagnetics. He has worked as a Research and Design Engineer at Motorola and Bell laboratories. Also, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center as a NASA faculty fellow for the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch where he performed research in the area of optical fiber sensing for real time health monitoring of aerospace vehicles. In addition, Prof. Geddis was a Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he fabricated scalable multiplexed ion traps for quantum computing applications. Current research interests and publications are in the areas of Photonics, Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, Heterogeneous thin film integration, single-fiber bi-directional communications, optical sensing, and ring lasers. Before joining Hampton University in 2017, Prof. Geddis was a faculty member at Norfolk State University for 12 years.

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Mandoye Ndoye Tuskegee University

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Mandoye Ndoye received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 2002, the MS degree in Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2010. After completing his Ph.D. studies, he joined the Center of Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as a Research Staff Member. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Research Associate at Howard University. Since 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL. His research interests center on signal/image processing, sensor data analytics, intelligent infrastructure systems and power systems optimization.

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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 Dominion University, Norfolk, VA in 2012. Her research interests span the areas of Wireless Communication, Internet of Things (IoT), Optimization using Game Theory, and Engineering Education Research. She is a member of the IEEE and ASEE, a technical program committee member for IEEE Globecom, ICC, ICCCN and VTC conferences, and a reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

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Miguel Velez-Reyes P.E. University of Texas at El Paso Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6983-7250

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Miguel Velez-Reyes received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM), in 1985, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1988, and 1992, respectively. He was with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez 1992-2012. Since August 2012, he is Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has held Faculty Internship Positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Air Force Research Laboratories, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His teaching and research interests are in signal and sensor analytics, information extraction from dynamic systems using remote or minimally intrusive sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, and data-driven science and engineering. He has over 160 publications in journals and conference proceedings and has contributed to three books. He was the Director of the Institute for Research in Integrative Systems and Engineering (IRISE) at UPRM and Associate Director of the NSF Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems a NSF Engineering Research Center led by Northeastern University. He was director for the UPRM Tropical Center for Earth and Space Studies, a NASA University Research Center. In 1997, Dr. Velez-Reyes was one of 60 recipients from across the United States and its territories of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. In 2005, Dr. Velez-Reyes was inducted in the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico. In 2010, Dr. Velez-Reyes was elected Fellow of SPIE for his contributions to hyperspectral image processing. He is the chair of the SPIE Conference on Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery. He is a senior member of the IEEE where he has held many posts such as president of the IEEE Western Puerto Rico Section, and Latin America representative to the IEEE PELS AdCom. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

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Saleh Zein-Sabatto Tennessee State University

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Saleh Zein-Sabatto: Dr. Zein-Sabatto has a strong commitment for teaching and research. His area of competency includes teaching and conducting theoretical and experimental research in intelligent control systems, adaptive control systems, manipulator controls, intelligent mobile robotic behaviors, cooperative multiple robotic systems, fault diagnostics systems, neural network and fuzzy logic applications to robotics and control. Dr. Zein-Sabatto has been teaching engineering design for over fifteen years.

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Raziq Yaqub Alabama A&M University

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Dr. Raziq Yaqub is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Alabama A&M University (AAMU), USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Wireless Communication from Keio University, Japan, and an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickenson University, New Jersey, USA.

He is an inventor of numerous technologies in Cybersecurity of Financial Technologies and Air Vehicles, Wireless Communications, Smart Grid, and Connected Electric Vehicles. He filed more than 50 patents. In 2009, he received Innovator Award and in 2014, “Inventor of the Year Award” both from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, USA, and thus he got inducted in Inventors Hall of Fame, New Jersey. In 2019, he received an award of “Excellence in Scholarship and Research” from the President, AAMU, an award of “Innovator Young Faculty” from the Dean, CETPS, Alabama A&M University, and an award of “Outstanding Educator” from IEEE.

He remained an Executive Director of Toshiba America Research, New Jersey, USA, to lead 4G/LTE, Department head of NIKSUN University, Princeton, New Jersey, to lead Cybersecurity, and Director of Global R&D of Tecvox, Huntsville, AL, USA, to lead wireless charger and media hubs for the automotive industry.
He also remained Sr. Consultant to the State of New Jersey, a spokesperson of Department of Homeland Security, in 3GPP on behalf USA”, an invited Researcher in NASA Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, an inventor for Wells Fargo, and an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

He also remained Chairman Academic Standards Committee, Chairman, and contributor in standards organizations such as 3GPP, IEEE, WiMAX, MWIF, OMA, Chair IEEE Membership Development, Vice Chairman of IEEE Southeast Conference 2019 that was attended by 1100 attendees, organizer of numerous international conferences, Invited/Keynote speaker/Panel Moderator/Resource Person in international events. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Abstract

Over the last 7 years, a collaboration of 13 HBCU Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) programs has been working together to implement Experiment Centric Pedagogy (ECP) to improve their student learning experience. The lessons learned and best practices of that effort have encouraged the 13 partners to expand the scope of their collaboration to address the full learning and working experience of students, faculty and staff and to expand the group to include other minority serving institutions (MSIs) with ECE and similar programs. Recently, the group has expanded to include 2 additional HBCUs and 2 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and received funding for a Mega REU/RET site. The augmented group has been developing new technical research collaborations and exploring how to realize the most effective working infrastructure for the evolving consortium. By identifying the primary barriers to future success, it has become clear that a new support organization is necessary if MSI collaborations (like ECP) are to work together as one. With the assistance of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), the group has created a new organization, the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC), consisting of a core group of collaborators and a second, much larger group of affiliated members from other universities, industry and professional societies. The first face-to-face meeting of the IEC was held in July 2019 in coordination with the Intel (IEC’s first founding partner) HBCU Consortium Meeting in Hillsboro, Oregon. Participants included representative from IEC institutions and industrial partners. This paper will provide a summary of the outcomes from the workshop’s sessions: Broad Appeal Programs; Investment in Leaders/Future Leaders; Strategic Connections; Infrastructure; and Building IEC.

The overall IEC vision is organized as a virtual super department with broadly based strengths in education, scholarship and service. Collectively, IEC can function as the equal of any ECE program, accomplish more and have a greater impact on its students, faculty and staff through access to resources and opportunities not available individually. This workshop began IEC’s efforts to more fully engage MSIs in the US education and research enterprise; graduate more and better prepared minority engineers; increase efficiency and productivity at MSIs; and develop a sustainable and effective infrastructure to support minority students, faculty and staff at all universities.

Prior to the workshop, participants met online to review work-to-date, workshop plans and pre-workshop participant tasks including conducting a personal SWOT and preparing background/interest slides. Each of the sessions produced a list of immediate short-term goals for IEC with proposed strategies, necessary resources, a core group to work to achieve the goals, timeline, etc. identified. A similar list of long-term goals was also produced. After the workshop, participants have organized into working groups to begin building infrastructure (e.g. newsletter, website), identify additional barriers to student and faculty success, to begin new research and education collaborations and met regularly online to share accomplishments and ideas. Participants have also completed a series of surveys on their workshop-related experiences.

Kelly, J. C., & Chouikha, M. F., & Scott, C. J., & Connor, K. A., & Geddis, D., & Ndoye, M., & Abraham, S., & Velez-Reyes, M., & Zein-Sabatto, S., & Yaqub, R. (2020, June), The Inclusive Engineering Consortium Stakeholders' Workshop Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35340

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