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The success of this campaign to establish the ECEDHA Foundation and create an Endowment Fund will lead to the achievement of specific goals having direct and immediate impact on the issues described in the Statement of Issues:

  • Create the seeds for technology innovation in industry by enabling ECE faculty and their students to work at the cutting edge of their disciplines;
  • Enhance the engagement between the ECE academic community and industry, recognizing industry needs and channeling industry support;
  • Foster innovation in ECE curriculum development at member institutions to prepare the next generation for a global profession;
  • Increase ECE visibility and improving its image—"enhancing the brand"—among prospective students, their parents, and the population in general;
  • Strengthen the ECE student pipeline, increasing enrollments with well-qualified and motivated students;
  • Increase and strengthen diversity among ECE faculty and student populations.


Achieving the goals listed above will require specific actions to meet the following objectives:

  • Facilitate linkages between member institutions and industry to support ECE research and curriculum innovation;
  • Leverage relationships with government agencies (NSF, DoE, NIST...) to advance ECE education and research;
  • Grow the Corporate Member Program and increase the level of corporate engagement with the Association and member institutions;
  • Foster technology transfer from ECEDHA member institutions to industry;
  • Stimulate greater sharing of best practices among member institutions, and encourage further collaboration and cooperation;
  • Develop effective STEM outreach programs to attract well-qualified and highly motivated students to ECE;
  • Attract women and other under-represented groups to ECE.

The ECEDHA Foundation I Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson, Suite 3500 I Chicago, IL 60601 I 312-559-3724
The ECEDHA Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.