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What is ATE?

With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the National Science Foundation's ATE (Advanced Technological Education) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

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EvaluATE Webchats


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EvaluATE webchats are an opportunity for small groups of ATE evaluation community members to come together to share and learn from each other in real time. Anyone interested in evaluation is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to turn on their webcams and join in the conversation, offering a great opportunity to network.

Upcoming webchats will cover a variety of subjects including:

Those interested in attending can resgister at the links included above. A full schedule of the 2021 webchats is avilable on the EvaluATE website's Webchats page. All webchats are held virtually from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET on the dates listed.

NSF Proposal Preparation Webinar


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The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in collaboration with AAAS will offer an Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) webinar focusing on opportunities for funding in the IUSE: EHR program, specifically associated with expectations of the IUSE solicitation, NSF 19-601. An audio archive and slides will be posted after the webinar at

The IUSE: EHR program “seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for all undergraduates.” The program supports proposals interested in improving undergraduate education, developing faculty expertise, preparing K-12 teachers, and providing all undergraduate students with STEM competencies and a basic understanding of STEM concepts and principles. All projects must contribute to the body of knowledge about what works in undergraduate STEM education and the conditions that lead to improved STEM teaching and learning. The Level 1 and Building Capacity tiers encourage submission from investigators and institutions that have not received prior IUSE: EHR funding.


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NISOD Webinar: Coping With COVID - A Snapshot of Faculty Skills, Challenges, and Lessons Learned 


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Education has been upended since the arrival of the pandemic in Spring 2020. In this webinar, Dr. Aaron Peterson and Jason Kaufman, PHD, Ed.D., will share the results of their investigation into how instructors at two-year colleges have dealt with the unique challenges of the transition to online learning. The presentation will focus on both the struggles and skills acquired by educators during this unique period with the end goal being to help attendees formulate three specific means of coping with the stresses of professional work during this difficult time.

The event will take place on January 14, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm ET. Those interested in participating should register to attend.

SRHRL On-call Scientists


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Looking for a professional development opportunity that can make a differnece? On-call Scientists, a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL), facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships that allow individuals in STEM fields to use their unique skills to contribute to human rights organizations.

Participating scientists have contributed their skills to address a range of human rights issues, from forensic scientists analyzing the remains of genocide victims to geographers using their technology experistise to chart displacement, and worked with a variety of organizations, from Human Rights Watch to statewide Innocence Projects. Interested in joining the rank of On-call Scientists experts? Check out the Volunteer page for more details (note that contributions are entirely pro bono).

ATE Impacts 2020-2021 Book Now Available


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Free print copies of the ATE Impacts book, to distribute on your campus, to your industry partners, or elsewhere can be obtained via the book request form. Interactive flipbook and electronic (PDF) versions of the ATE Impacts book are also available for viewing and download on the ATE Impacts website

Feel free to distribute copies of the virtual ATE Impacts book to campus colleagues, to your industry partners, or to other stakeholders.