We actively participate in outreach programs to inspire and mentor next generations interested in STEM fields, helping to create a more inclusive environment in engineering.
Industry Aligned Rural Engineering Program
In this project, we aim to increase the number of transfer students from Imperial Valley College (IVC) to engineering programs at UC San Diego and the UC system in general. We design a pathway for IVC students to explore a career in many engineering disciplines, by exposing them to the key engineering concepts through hands-on project class, to the soft skills preparation for internship and employment (communications, teamwork, oral and written presentation) through final course project, to the process of project discovery/design through the competition and semester projects, to the career mentorship through the alumni and student organization initiative and to the research experience through the summer research internship program (SRIP).
Intel/ECE Summer Program
This new pilot program, funded by a gift from Intel Corporation, aims to increase diversity in its electrical engineering graduate programs. As part of this program, our department is collaborating with two minority-serving institutions: Florida A&M University and the University of Texas at El Paso. Both Florida A&M and UTEP are core members of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC), a non-profit organization that brings together academia, industry, and government to advance education, research, and electrical and computer engineering careers.
ECE Faculty Workshops at Girl’s Day Out
In support of EDGE’s Girl’s Day Out event 2023 April, ECE Faculty designed and organized a workshop for high school women interested in engineering. The workshop was held in the EnVision MakerStudio and taught the basics of C, microcontrollers, sensors and actuators to a group of 60+ women high school students.
Introduction to ECE (ECE 5) Taught at CVLCC High School
Partnering with UC San Diego Extended Studies, ECE Faculty and student tutors brought a credit bearing course and opportunity to CVLCC High school in Chula Vista for eager and diverse students.