e4usa February 2024 Newsletter

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Topics of Interest for Readers

All Readers:

  • Read about the new e4usa partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education!
  • Read about an e4usa School that received an Indiana Department of Education Grant!
  • Read about the International Coalition of Girls' Schools Symposium, sponsored by e4usa.

e4usa Partners with Maryland State Department of Education

Engineering for US All is proud to announce a $1M grant from the Maryland State Department of Education. This award lays the groundwork for continued growth of e4usa in Maryland, building upon five years of ongoing engagement with high school teachers and university educators in the state. A new cohort of up to 20 high school teachers will begin a yearlong commitment to e4usa in the summer of 2024, teaching the course in their public high schools in the 2024-2025 academic year. A separate group of community college and university professors will begin a second cohort focused on developing post-secondary e4usa courses and credit for prior learning opportunities.

Kelly Dunston, Montgomery County’s CTE Director says, "Through hands-on projects and mentoring, e4usa gives students an outstanding foundation in engineering principles and design thinking.  We have embraced this partnership as we feel e4usa gives our students the tools they need to face the innovative engineering challenges of tomorrow."

MSDE is a wonderful partner with outstanding instructional leadership provided, particularly by Scott Nichols, Eliza Hozore, and Tiffany DeJesus.

If you or a colleague are an educator in Maryland and want to take part in this work, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 

e4usa School Receives Indiana DOE Grant

e4usa Teacher, Scott Dooley, at Christel House Academy South co-authored the K-12 Robotics Competition Grant for his school that landed their school an $18k+ award from the Indiana Department of Education. Scott thanked his involvement in e4usa's + First Robotics program, as well as the guidance and support from e4usa team members, for helping with receiving the award. The review team for the grant stated that they were "impressed by [the school's] plan to embrace Indiana's Priorities for STEM Education by initializing and expanding robotics competition teams in Indiana." Congrats, Scott! We're proud of you!

e4usa Sponsors International Coalition of Girls' Schools Symposium