Science and technology

Science and Technology Programs

Through a wide variety of educational programs sponsored by the U.S. government, individuals, corporations, foundations, and foreign governments, IIE works to develop the next generation of global leaders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field.

A few of the programs that IIE manages in this area are highlighted below.

Global E3Global Engineering Education Exchange

International experience is crucial for engineering students entering the rapidly changing research and industrial marketplace. Now in its fifteenth year, Global E3 is a pioneering consortium that enables undergraduate engineering students to take part in exchanges among 85 participating universities in 17 countries. In 2009, IIE facilitated exchanges for more than 200 students at member universities and arranged industrial internships in technical fields.

Visit the Global E3 program site

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars ProgramWhitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program, founded in 2005, provides funding to emerging U.S.-based leaders in biomedical engineering (BME) to conduct a study and/or research project abroad, with the goal of building international bridges. Grant projects – including research, coursework, public policy work – are intended to enhance both the recipient’s career and the BME field.

Prior to closing in 2006, the Whitaker Foundation provided funding for the ongoing administration of the Whitaker Program to the Institute of International Education.

Visit the Whitaker program site

IIE Helped Bring the World’s Most Talented Future Scientists and Researchers to KAUST

From 2007-2010, IIE worked with leaders at KAUST to identify outstanding students globally to receive scholarships to pursue advanced degrees in science, technology and engineering. KAUST’s first 368 students came from more than 46 countries. They studied in 11 KAUST fields, including applied mathematics and computational science, earth sciences and engineering, and mechanical engineering. As a graduate level research university, KAUST is dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom, which will also benefit the region and the world.

Visit the KAUST program site

    Program Spotlight
    • KAUST

      Funds talented students from Saudi Arabia and around the world who wish to pursue research-based graduate study at KAUST.

    • Global E3

      Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.


    Jonah Kokodyniak
    Deputy Vice President,
    Strategic Development

    Institute of International Education
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