How will e4usa benefit your school?

Our high school application season for the 2023-2024 academic year has passed. However, we encourage you to check back in the fall semester for updates about applications to join e4usa in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Promoting Equity

  • The e4usa curriculum is an online guide that includes opportunities for teacher personalization and autonomy focused on student decision-making.
  • e4usa provides a stipend to teachers who are selected to teach our course. We also provide funding for classroom materials and supplies.
  • e4usa is intended to broaden participation in engineering. The e4usa curriculum is intentionally designed to increase access to engineering by providing a curriculum that only requires the completion of Algebra I.
  • Students from your school who enroll in our e4usa course will be more likely to gain interest in engineering in the future, or be more aware of engineering concepts in their careers.  This will contribute to the overall number of STEM-ready students who graduate from your school and contribute productively to the county, the state, and the nation.
  • An increased number of your students, through engagement with e4usa, will graduate from high school with college credit that can be accepted at institutions of higher education across the U.S.

Empowering People

  • e4usa ‘demystifies’ engineering, and empowers teachers of all backgrounds to gain the self-efficacy, self-confidence, and skills to teach and assess students’ engineering-based competencies.
  • By participating in this initiative, your staff will be positioned to take a leadership role in directly contributing to a national curriculum that will impact hundreds, if not thousands, of students.
  • Through its participation in e4usa, your school will have the opportunity to partner with universities, including The University of Maryland, Virginia Tech University, and Arizona State University, and thereby increase its national profile as an emerging leader in engineering K-12 education research.

Expanding Opportunities

  • e4usa courses have the potential to become inaugural pathways for high school students and their teachers to learn, practice and demonstrate engineering and design based competencies.
  • Students who complete an e4usa course could earn placement and/or credit for introductory college courses, such as: 1) engineering; or 2) an elective; or 3) a substitute required course in the general education sequence.