Commitment to Education & Diversity
Education and diversity efforts are central to E3S’s mission. We seek 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 Center participants. Coordinating these efforts are E3S’s Education Director, Nicole McIntyre, and Diversity Director, Kedrick Perry.
Education & Diversity Leadership
Nicole McIntyre serves as the Associate Director of Education for the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S). In this role, Nicole collaborates 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 manages the Transfer to Excellence summer research program for California Community College students.
Nicole 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.
Dr. Kedrick B. Perry joined the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) as Director of Diversity and Outreach in June 2016. Previously, 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. He received his doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia where he studied logic modeling in graduate student affairs. Dr. Perry 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.