e4usa November 2023 Newsletter

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  • All Readers:
    • Read all about the Student Design Competition hosted by e4usa at the IEEE ECCE Conference!
    • Read about e4usa's exhibit at TSTA!

e4usa Hosts Student Design Competition at the IEEE ECCE Conference!

Collection of images for students activities at the IEEE ECCE Conference.


A hearty congratulations to the e4usa teachers and students who joined e4usa at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo earlier this week.  These 100 students designed wind turbines as a part of the new Unit 2 and competed through the KidWind competition on site.  Four students and Mike Kiser were invited to open the conference officially in front of 2000 people!  In addition to the competition, the students had the opportunity to visit graduate students’ demonstrations of their research in energy conversion and dine with them as well.

Special shout outs go to these overall winners:

KidWind Turbine:
1st place: Lance Key’s VITAL Team 1 - 13.17J produced
2nd place: Amanda Jones’s Riverdale Team 3 - 11.51J produced
3rd place: Anthony Geist’s Gordonsville Team 12 - 10.38J produced
Simple Generator (These kids wound their own generators!)
1st place: Amanda Jones’s Riverdale Team 6 - 6.26J produced
2nd place: Amanda Jones’s Riverdale Team 8 - 5.31J produced
Many thanks to the following organizations for supplying amazing prizes for these winning teams and other individual awards as well as conference bags for everyone with great take-home swag:
Tennessee Tech
Twin Lakes
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Vanderbilt University

e4usa Industry Liaisons in the Classroom


students around tables while class teacher and Industry liaison at Exponent are presenting.


Industry liaisons at Exponent, Dave Schoen and Ming Tang, recently visited e4usa students being taught by Louis Infante at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, CA. They were able to see the end of the lesson with the robot arm design challenge, and then they gave a presentation on themselves and their work at Exponent!

e4usa Exhibits at Tennessee Science Teachers Association

Stacy and e4usa teachers: Stephanie Meadows and Anthony Geist at the e4usa booth.


e4usa was an official sponsor of the Tennessee Science Teachers Association 2023 Fall Conference November 2-4, 2023, in Murfreesboro, TN.  e4usa Teacher Stephanie Meadows shared responsibilities in the booth and helped to present a session for interested teachers.  Anthony Geist also participated in the conference. 

e4usa 2024-2025 Applications

Applications are open for the 2024-2025 school year! Join any of the webinars below to learn more about e4usa, and then apply now!

Upcoming webinars:

e4usa Informational Webinar Thurs., Dec 7 7-8pm ET


Application links:

e4usa New Teacher Application 2024-2025

e4usa Administrator Application 2024-2025

e4usa Maryland Scholarship Application Open!

e4usa Maryland scholarship applications are open now!
Priority Deadline: December 1, 2023

There are scholarships available for 20 Maryland teachers to receive a one-year membership with e4usa. Each participating teacher or professor will receive a summer stipend of $1600. View the informational webinar recording or find the links to apply, below!

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