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June 2021 Newsletter

Topics of Interest for Readers

P-12 Educators
Get a recap of sessions led by e4usa team members at the 2021 PCEE Conference for P-12 Educators!
Colleges/Universities
Register for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition and attend the workshop and/or sessions led by e4usa team members!
All Readers
Check out our new website!
Check out our new high school and university liaison partnerships!
"There's this process. There's nothing...at the end of it, there is something."

-Richard Maxwell
e4usa Teacher at Arcadia HIgh School
Check out our new website!
https://e4usa.org/ will now be the hub for all things e4usa!

Follow e4usa on Twitter!

Follow us for photos, stories, research highlights, and more @e4usa.
New e4usa Partnerships for 2021-2022
We are excited to announce the new high schools and university liaisons partnering with e4usa from across the United States and the US Virgin Islands.
New e4usa High School Partners
Atherton High School, Kentucky
Charlotte Amalie High School, US Virgin Islands
Christel House Academy South, Indiana
Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona, Arizona 
Oxford Preparatory School, North Carolina
Positive Supports Academy, Indiana
Revere High School, Massachusetts
Science Leadership Academy at Beeber, Pennsylvania
The Children's Guild School of Prince George's County, Maryland
White Plains Academy/FLEX/VITAL, Tennessee
Uniondale High School, New York
All Saints Cathedral Schools, US Virgin Islands
Cookeville High School, Tennessee
Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, USVI
Friday Harbor High School, Washington
Gateway Science Academy, Missouri
Gordonsville High School, Tennessee
Hillwood Comprehensive High School, Tennessee
Kalani High School, Hawaii 
Pineville Independent High School, Kentucky
Eastwood Academy, Texas
Newport High School, New Hampshire
Woodward Academy Upper School, Georgia
Woodside High School, Virginia
Atherton High School, Kentucky
Vineland High School (Applied Math and Science Academy), New Jersey
"It [e4usa] has made me more of a confident teacher...made me more willing to take risks and do other projects that I might not normally do in my history class."

-Richard Maxwell
e4usa Teacher at College Park Academy

New e4usa University Liaisons

University of Louisville, Kentucky
University of Indianapolis, Indiana
Duke University, North Carolina
Northeastern University, Massachusetts
Drexel University, Pennsylvania
Towson University, Maryland
Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee
Hofstra University, New York
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee
University of Washington, Washington
St Louis University, Missouri
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii
Rice University, Texas
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Georgia Tech, Georgia
Hampton University, Virginia
George Mason University, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia
University of Virginia, Virginia
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.
2021 PCEE Conference for P-12 Educators
Humanities, Arts, and Engineering: Finding Common Ground
Berhane, B., Dalal, M., Maxwell, R., & McCarthy, B.. 
In this session, participants got to learn about e4usa by hearing two teachers describe their experiences teaching e4usa with a particular focus on how they incorporated history and music concepts into their e4usa classrooms and how they see engineering concepts manifest in the non-STEM courses they teach. 

Participants got to see why Engineering for Us All (e4usa) is a first-of-its-kind engineering design course, to get excited about that it has been implemented at high schools all across the United States, and ask any questions they had. 

2021 PCEE Conference for P-12 Educators

Must Your Students Whistle Vivaldi, Too? Making Them Welcomed in Engineering
Dalal, M. & Klein-Gardner, S..
As Claude Steele describes in his book, Whistling Vivaldi, sometimes people feel like they have to do extreme things to make themselves welcomed by others (even if those others are not aware) and safe in a space. Participants explored topics including imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, and implicit bias. After learning ways to create a more inclusive classroom, particularly in the context of engineering, they ended the session by making a three-step plan for going into next school year.
e4usa Team Upcoming Presentations & Workshops
  • 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (American Society for Engineering Education) 
    • Register now for this July 26-29 conference so that you can attend a Monday Workshop led by e4usa team members! Great for anyone in higher education.
      • July 26, 9:00 to 12:00 PM PT
        • Engineering For Us All (e4usa): “Us All” Includes You!
        • Klein-Gardner, S., Ladeji-Osias, & Reid, K.. 
    • W233·Pre-College Engineering Education Division Poster Session
      • July 28, 9:45 to 11:15 AM PT
        • When a Pandemic Requires a Pivot in the Modality of Teacher Professional Development (Work in Progress)
          • Kouo, J., Klein-Gardner, S.,  Dalal, M., & Eagle, W. E..
        • Exploring the Impact of High School Engineering Exposure on Science Interests (Work in Progress)
          • Bond-Trittipo, B., Berhane, B., & Lee, E..
        • Effect of COVID on a high school engineering curriculum (Work in Progress)
          • Reid, K. & Griesinger, T..
    • W433·Engineering For Us All (E4USA) – Meet the Teachers!
      • July 28, 1:45 to 3:15 PM PT
        • Shirey, K., Bowen, B., Klein-Gardner, S., Pines, D., & Kouo, J..
    • T433·Pre-College Engineering Education Division Technical Session 10
      • July 27, 2021 1:45 to 3:15 PM PT
        • Moderated by: Klein-Gardner, S., Shirey, K., & Bowen, B..
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Engineering for US All (e4usa) is supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Award Number 1849430. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Engineering.

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