Contact: Christina Summers-Wooley
Head of Partnerships and Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christel House Watanabe High School Joins e4usa for 2021-22 Academic Year
Indianapolis, Indiana., October 11, 2021. Engineering for US All (e4usa), a national initiative to bring engineering courses to high school students, is expanding its reach for the 2021-2022 academic year. Two years ago, e4usa launched a novel engineering curriculum in high schools across the United States. Christel House Watanabe HS has recently become the newest e4usa high school partner and plans to bring the design based introductory engineering course to its students this fall.
“This course is important because it exposes students to design thinking by giving them an introduction to the field of engineering. It also gets them thinking about engineering as a possible career path for themselves,” said Scott Dooley, computer science educator at Christel House.
The e4usa program aims to expand access to engineering for high school students, encourages them to see themselves as engineers, and helps them recognize the role of engineering in their everyday lives.
This year, e4usa has reached over 1,500+ students, including numerous seniors who plan to study engineering and have been accepted to colleges like Georgia Institute of Technology, Drexel University, Tennessee Tech, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Central Florida, University of Maryland, University of Alabama, New Mexico Tech, and Colorado School of Mines. As a new e4usa high school partner, Christel House Watanabe HS will help e4usa reach over 2,000 students in the 2021-2022 academic year.
“Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. It is my hope that the collaboration with UIndy and our school will generate opportunities for my students that they did not see for themselves and give them access they would not have otherwise,” said Dooley.
e4usa is supported by the National Science Foundation. To learn more about e4usa, please visit e4usa.umd.edu. If your child is a student at Christel House Watanabe HS and would like to enroll in the e4usa course, please contact principal Paige Pittman at email@example.com
About Christel House Indianapolis
Christel House Indianapolis is a network of charter schools supported by Christel House International. Christel House Academy South opened in 2002 and was Indiana’s first charter school to receive the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform’s designation as a School to Watch, and was recognized nationally as one of 10 MetLife Foundation–NASSP “Breakthrough Schools.” For more information, please visit www.chindy.org.