Commitment to Education & Diversity
Education and diversity efforts were central to the mission of the Center for E3S. The overarching goal of E3S education, diversity, and outreach efforts was to contribute to the development of a new generation of scientists and engineers, increase the number of students from historically underrepresented groups in engineering who study low energy electronics, and to promote continued interest in the E3S research areas among all participants and stakeholders.
Major Accomplishments and Legacy
- E3S supported 244 undergraduate students with summer research internships through the E3S Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program (88), the Transfer-to-Excellence (TTE) REU program (140), and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) REU program (16), as well as 22 community college teachers as part of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.
- The Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experience for Undergraduates (TTE REU) program for community college students developed in the Center for E3S has become a national model for Science & Technology Centers (STCs) and other NSF Centers.
- To date, 94 percent of the TTE REU alumni who were eligible to apply for transfer admission to a 4-year institution have either transferred to a baccalaureate program majoring in STEM or graduated with a bachelor’s degree in STEM. Of the students who have transferred, 90 percent were from underrepresented groups.
- E3S completed three open-source textbooks on the Center’s research in energy efficient electronics science aimed at senior high-school and undergraduate students. All textbooks are on the E3S website and the NanoHub website.
- E3S students, faculty, and staff produced 44 educational videos about nanoelectronics, nanomechanics, nanophotonics, and nanomagnetics. All videos are freely available through the Center website, at the NanoHub website, and the E3S YouTube channel.
Education & Diversity Leadership
Nicole McIntyre served as the Director of Education for the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S). In this role, she collaborated with the Faculty Director of Education and the Center’s Executive Director to accomplish the Center’s long-term education and outreach goals with a focus of ensuring a diverse pipeline of interested students prepared for the Center’s research focus. She also managed the Transfer to Excellence summer research program for California Community College students.
Ms. McIntyre holds degrees in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. She is committed to creating equitable and accessible public institutions of higher education, including inclusive environments for underrepresented students in STEM. She is currently the MESA Director at the College of Marin, California.
Dr. Kedrick B. Perry joined the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) as Director of Diversity and Outreach in June 2016. Before that, he led the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Suffolk University in Boston where he prepared underrepresented, first-generation, and low income undergraduate students for graduate study. Prior to Suffolk University, he worked in the Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs at the University of Virginia where he was committed to the recruitment, retention, mentoring, and graduation of a highly talented and diverse graduate student population.
Dr. Perry received his doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia where he studied logic modeling in graduate student affairs. He also has a Master of Public Administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from North Carolina State University and a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently the Chief Equity Officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.