Free ticketed event
The NSF-funded Engineering For Us All (e4usa) project is an advanced high school course in engineering intended for broadening participation and democratization of the field. The workshop will begin with an overview of e4usa and its accomplishments to date. Workshop participants will be provided two opportunities for learning, participation, and action during the workshop. First, the e4usa team will share models that partner universities use for providing credit and placement to high school students who complete the e4usa curriculum. We will draw upon these models and work collaboratively during the workshop to create a plan for new institutions to start the process of awarding such credit. Second, e4usa will present the EDPPSR, a useful tool for evaluating engineering design work for high school and university students (Groves, Abts, Goldberg, 2014). EDPPSR houses 14 elements of engineering design for evaluating “student performance in the underlying knowledge and skill areas to be reliably and repeatedly rated” (Groves, Abts, Goldberg, 2014, p.24.1321.4). We will share a complete engineering design portfolio and participants will learn to score various design steps with reliability and ease.
Stacy Klein-Gardner's career in P-12 STEM education focuses on increasing interest in and participation by females and URMs and teacher professional development. She is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University where she serves as the co-PI and co-Director of the NSF-funded Engineering For Us All (e4usa) project. Dr. Klein-Gardner formally served as the chair of the ASEE Board of Directors’ Committee on P12 Engineering Education and the PCEE division. She is a Fellow of the Society.
Kenneth Reid is the Associate Dean and Director of Engineering at the R. B. Annis School of Engineering at the University of Indianapolis and an Affiliate in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. He and his coauthors were awarded the Wickenden award (Journal of Engineering Education, 2014) and Best Paper award, Educational Research and Methods Division (ASEE, 2014). He was awarded an IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award (2013) for designing the B.S. degree in Engineering Education. He is a co-PI on the “Engineering for Us All” (E4USA) project to develop a high school engineering course “for all”. He is active in engineering within K-12, (Technology Student Association Board of Directors) and has written multiple texts in Engineering, Mathematics and Digital Electronics. He earned a PhD in Engineering Education from Purdue University, is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of Tau Beta Pi.
Kevin Calabro is Senior Lecturer and Director in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and Credit and Placement Team Lead on the Engineering For US All (e4usa) project. In his role as Director of the Keystone Program in the Clark School, Kevin is responsible for the oversight of seven foundational first and second-year engineering courses taught by 30 faculty to approximately 4,000 students each year. As e4usa Credit and Placement Team Lead, Kevin supports university partners in creating articulation pathways for students to earn college credit at their institutions for prior learning as an e4usa student.