Engineering for US All (e4usa) traces its history to 2002 when a small group of people led by Dr. Leigh Abts had a vision to create an advanced course in engineering.
Originally receiving feedback that there was no standardized method of assessing engineering design process portfolios, the team began its research into creating what is now the MyDesign Scoring Rubric in 2005. In 2015, the MyDesign learning management system took root and the College Board launched efforts to create a framework for an advanced course in engineering.
Recognizing the need for the support from engineering deans, Dr. Darryll Pines and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) completed an effort to sign on over 120 deans who supported the launch of Engineering for US All.
We are indebted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its unwavering support since 2018 through grants #1849430, 2120746, 2323098, and 2323684 Through this funding, Engineering for US All became what you see now – a curriculum, a professional learning opportunity, a community of practice full of partners from high schools, community colleges, colleges, universities, companies, and more.
We hope you’ll join in!