The Mobile Studio Project (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Hewlett-Packard, and Analog Devices, demonstrated improved learning through hands-on activities enabled by personal instrumentation. Howard University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology were early partners.



The LESA ERC brought Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Howard University, and Morgan State University together on research and education.



LESA and Intel provided funding to bring together all 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with ECE programs for a meeting of which 11 additional HBCUs were introduced to Mobile Studio Pedagogy.



NSF was consulted on how best to expand this development of new pedagogy to HBCU ECE programs and they encouraged all 13 schools to submit a joint proposal.



Mobile Hands-On STEM merged Mobile Studio with TESSAL (Georgia Tech) and Lab-in-a-Box (Virginia Tech) to advance the use of personal instrumentation.



The NSF HBCU ECP program, with its 13 collaborators, was the first program of this scale, resulting in fundamental changes in how ECE education is offered. This group is a model for how minority serving schools can work together productively.



The success of the HBCU-ECP Program led to the formalization of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC).



The IEC RAPID program launches to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities served by the IEC by identifying barriers, opportunities, and collaborations to improve learning at a distance while setting future priorities and resource requirements.



The Inclusive Engineering Foundation was developed to fund critical and impactful diversity initiatives.

The Anti-Racism Practice in Engineering: Exploring, Learning & Solutions (ARPELS) program teaches and promotes anti-racist practice in engineering.