January 2023 Newsletter

Topics of Interest for Readers

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Check out e4usa's participation in the USVI NASA Educator Outreach Event!
Read our stories on different e4usa classrooms participating in a design-a-thon and testing a water filtration system
Potential New e4usa Members
Be on the lookout for applications to be a part of e4usa for the 2023-2024 academic year!
e4usa Class at Gordonsville High School (TN) talking about their e4usa experiences in a video for the USVI NASA Educator Outreach Event! Read more about the event below. 

e4usa in USVI NASA Educator Outreach Event!

e4usa teachers with the UVI President, a UVI professor, and several NASA scientists and engineers.
"This past week Carsten and I [Dave Eisenberg] represented e4usa at the NASA Education Outreach Event which was hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands and led by Christina Chanes. This provided us with a great opportunity to network with NASA Engineers from the Artemis Program and UVI professors from the Physics, Chemistry and Marine Biology departments. Furthermore, it allowed us to discuss the e4usa program and projects with some of the other STEM teachers including e4usa teacher Heather McGuire who is also the Upper Campus Principal at the Gifft Hill School.

Several teachers, guidance counselors and administrators from Eleanor Roosevelt High School and DC International School attended the live feed for purposes of learning about the availability of teacher resources and possible student internships at NASA. Both Carsten and I plan to incorporate student zoom meetings with the NASA engineers and UVI professor Dr. David Morris within our classes. We also plan to work with our school administrators on possibly bringing some students to next year’s event. 

We would like to thank Christina Chanes, Stacy Klein-Gardner and supporting staff from NASA, UVI and e4usa for making this possible."
-Dave Eisenberg
e4usa Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt High School (MD)
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e4usa Classroom Participates in Design-A-Thon!

e4usa Students at Oxford Preparatory School participated in a Design-A-Thon last week, supported by the classroom's University Liaison, Emily Moreno-Hernandez, at Duke University! In partnership with the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, students designed new lemur feeders that are more authentic for how lemurs find food in the wild. This project was completed for the North Carolina Life and Science Museum. Students presented their first prototypes and received feedback from Duke Engineering professors and students to improve their designs.

e4usa Students Testing a Water Filtration System

"My students tested their water filters. They also wondered if there were microorganisms in the water. Since I am also a biology teacher, I was able to pull out a microscope, and we were able to see if there were things living in the water that they filtered. The students loved it!!!!"

-Caroline Barletta
e4usa Teacher, Smithfield High School, RI
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