e4usa May 2024 Newsletter

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Topics of Interest for Readers

All Readers:

  • Read about the two e4usa classrooms who participated in the KidWind World Challenge!
  • Read about new funding from Maryland!
  • Hear from one of our e4usa classrooms in Ghana!
  • Review e4usa's college credit offerings!

Two e4usa Classrooms Participated in KidWind World Challenge!

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Amanda Jones’ Riverdale High School (TN) and Lance Key's VITAL Academy (TN) students participated. Both schools participated thanks to the IEEE ECCE competition in Nashville in October.  ECCE gave each winning team a scholarship to attend!

Read more on e4usa's X account!

Exciting News From Maryland

We've got some awesome news to share—e4usa landed a grant aimed at giving both educators and students a boost in Maryland's engineering education. While Maryland's known for its top-notch professional and technical workforce, there are still not enough people getting into the engineering industry, specifically. Recent numbers from the Maryland Department of Labor showed a projected 3.1% growth in Architecture and engineering jobs, needing upwards of 50,000 professionals to fill the spots in the coming years. However, the primary hurdle remains the lack of awareness and understanding of engineering careers at the school level. This is where e4usa steps in! 

We already have some money in the bank to continue our work in the state—$1M from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)—and we've got even more on the way. The Maryland legislature designated an extra $500K for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, which means we're all set to keep doing our thing in Maryland.

e4usa Receives $300,000 Grant from Clark Foundation for Capacity Building

e4usa secured a substantial $300,000 grant from the Clark Foundation, earmarked to bolster staffing and capacity-building efforts! This funding injection is pivotal for e4usa as it expands the 501(c)(3) arm of its operations. The focus of this grant is to stabilize the essential functions of the newly established Engineering for US All company, facilitating its transition from predominantly grant-funded to an independent nonprofit entity.

These funds will primarily be allocated towards ensuring the organization's operational continuity. Additionally, a modest allocation is set aside for conference participation, enabling e4usa to engage with new teachers and administrators while providing them with relevant collateral and promotional materials. With this new funding e4usa has ambitious goals to serve 100 new teachers and their students in Year 1 and 150 new teachers and their students in Year 2, e4usa aims to impact a significant cohort of students, reaching 3,000 new students in Year 1 and 4,500 in Year 2, who will benefit from the enriching e4usa curriculum.

New e4usa Teacher Interview

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Name: Joel Azuure Adongo
City: Cape Coast
Country: Ghana
e4usa High School: Aggrey Memorial AME Zion SHS

e4usa focuses on “for us all.” How do you see that playing out in your classroom?
"This plays out in my class with the [inclusion] of all students regardless of the students’ program of study. I have science students, art students, [and] business students in my class. And they are all doing well; the participation from them all is great."

Why would you encourage more schools to get involved with e4usa?
"I will do that with all my strength and energy. The e4usa curriculum fosters creativity and innovation in students. It has turned my students into problem-solvers and task-oriented individuals. Many of them now have an interest in pursuing engineering programs at the university, which would not have been possible without exposure to the e4usa curriculum."

Anything else you would like to share?
"I want to encourage the e4usa management to continue this course and extend it to more schools because of its great potential in students. It has been a wonderful opportunity to be part of this program. Thank you."

Don’t Forget e4usa Offers College Credit!

21 institutions in 13 states now offer pathways for students to receive college credit and placement for completing e4usa in high school. This includes three new institutions offering credit for prior learning: Chandler Gilbert Community College (AZ), West Virginia University (WV), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)! Read more about the different universities and their college credit offerings, on our website!

Read our prospectus here!

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We welcome all schools to learn more about this effort by visiting our website and signing up for our newsletter here. As always, we appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have for our newsletter. Look for us on social media platforms with the hashtag #e4usa.

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