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M394B·SPONSORED PANEL: Building a Sustainable Future for Engineering for US All (e4usa); Reflections on the Past and Insights for the Future, Presented by University of Maryland
Panel Sponsor Technical Sessions
Mon. June 26, 2023 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Room 314, Baltimore Convention Center
Session Description

Join us for an engaging discussion on the Engineering for US All (e4usa) national initiative and its transition from an NSF-funded grant to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. During this sponsored technical session, we will reflect on the past four years of e4usa and the achievements that were made possible through the support of NSF funding. We will also discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we focus on ensuring the long-term sustainability and viability of the program under

Our aim is to provide a view of the steps we are taking, including developing key partnerships, hiring professional staff, and exploring new services that can be offered for payment. In addition, attendees will learn how to partner with e4usa to advance the goal of demystifying and democratizing engineering for all.

By attending this session, participants will have the chance to discover how e4usa intends to maintain this project once grant funding ends, and be offered insights into potential long-term strategies for sustaining their own projects. They will also have the opportunity to engage with the e4usa team and learn more about our mission to empower the next generation of engineers and drive positive change in our communities. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of this exciting discussion and help shape the future of engineering education for all.


Bruk Berhane
○ Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, School of Universal Computing, Construction and Engineering Education, Florida International University
○ Partnership Team Lead, e4usa

Kevin Calabro
○ Director and Senior Lecturer, University of Maryland
○ Credit and Placement Team Lead, e4usa

Adam Carberry
○ Associate Professor, Arizona State University
○ Research Team Lead, e4usa

Abubakr Hamid
○ Program Manager, e4usa, University of Maryland
○ CPO & Programs Manager, e4usa, Inc.

Stacy Klein-Gardner
○ Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
○ co-PI and co-Director, e4usa

Jennifer Kouo
○ Assistant Research Scientist, The Institute for Innovation in Development, Engagement, and Learning Systems (IDEALS) at the Johns Hopkins School of Education
○ Professional Learning Director, e4usa

Darryll Pines
○ President, University of Maryland
○ PI and co-Director, e4usa

Jim Zahniser
○ Assistant Dean, Strategic Operations and IT, University of Maryland
○ CIO, e4usa