ATE Central

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.

(ISC)2 SSCP Course
Sep 7
Assessment for Student Success:...
Sep 9 Philadelphia, PA
Using Carbon-14 to Investigate the...
Sep 9 Rochester, NY
Explore the Fab Lab: Complimentary Event
Sep 9 Appleton, WI
ATE Mentor-Connect Application Deadline
Sep 10
Community Partners for Sustainability
Sep 10 Grayslake, IL
OKCareerGuide Training
Sep 10 Burns Flat, OK
Opportunities for NSF ATE Program...
Sep 10
Wonders of Light: Family Science Fun
Sep 12 Washington, DC
"The Game of Life" Financial Teen Summit
Sep 12 Cleveland, OH
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning -...
Sep 13
Profesional Development Workshop for...
Sep 14 Eugene, OR
Nanotechnology Course Resources I:...
Sep 14 University Park, PA
EMCs Information Storage & Management...
Sep 14
Solar Power International
Sep 14 Anaheim, CA
IBEX 2015: The International...
Sep 15 Louisville, KY
The Battery Show
Sep 15 Novi, MI
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology...
Sep 15 Novi, MI
Teacher Institute 2015-2016 Cohort
Sep 18
Get SMART! Impact Workshop
Sep 22 Galveston, TX
Continuing Teacher Academy Session
Sep 23 Owasso, OK
Opportunity Night
Sep 23 Cleveland, OH
E.T. Forum
Sep 24 Orlando, FL
Robot C Programming for Teachers...
Sep 24 El Reno, OK
MakerCon New York 2015
Sep 24 Corona, New York
Q&A with CyberWatch West Reps
Sep 25
FabLearn 2015
Sep 26 Stanford, CA
Community Connections: Bringing...
Sep 26 Houston, TX
AWEA Offshore Windpower
Sep 29 Baltimore, MD
SMART Maritime Technologies Consortium...
Sep 29 Virginia Beach, VA
2015 MICHauto Summit
Sep 30 Detroit, Michigan
Project Lead the Way - Learning...
Sep 30 McAlester, OK
Project Lead The Way-Learning...
Sep 30 McAlester, OK
Sep 30 Chicago, Illinois
Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 1
3rd Annual Visualizing Science Policy...
Oct 1 Washington, DC
3rd Annual Visualizing Science Policy...
Oct 1 Washington, DC
Securing Maritime's 21st Century...
Oct 5 Linthicum Heights, MD
SCUP 2015 North Central Regional...
Oct 5 Columbus, OH
Intermediate Environmental Social...
Oct 5

ATE Centers and Projects

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With $12 Million of New National Science Foundation Funding, Engineering Departments Are Making Big
Jul 20, 2015
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With recent calls from the White House to outfit a new generation of students for STEM careers, it’s no surprise that the National Science Foundation has just earmarked $12 million for the "revolutionizing" of six engineering and computer science departments around the country. The grants are part of the RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) program, a multiyear initiative that seeks “to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21st Century.” For more on the grant award, as well as links to the RED program and several videos of NSF assistant director for engineering Pramod Khargonekar’s words on the future of the field, readers may click here.

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For Many Students, an Associates Degree Is Just the Beginning
Jun 25, 2015
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A recently released report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reveals that, among students who earned their associate degrees and other certificates during the 2008-2009 school year, more than two-fifths went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within the next six years. 

The number was far higher for younger students. In fact, of those students who were age 20 or younger when they earned their associate degree, over 60 percent went on to earn a bachelor’s degree over the next years. That number fell to just over 40 percent for students between the ages of 21 and 24, and fell again (to just over 30 percent) for students over the age of 24. 

In addition, the report covers a number of other interesting data points, such as what percentage of students who completed a certificate went on to complete an associate degree; how long it took the average student to complete a bachelor’s degree after earning an associate degree; and other interesting facts. 

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High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) July 27-30, 2015
Jun 5, 2015
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The High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) is a national conference on advanced technical education where technical educators, counselors, industry professionals, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy.

HI-TEC will uniquely explore the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies including: Advanced Manufacturing; Aerospace; Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy; Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology, and Engineering; Geospatial; Information, Communications, and Security; Learning and Evaluation; Micro- and Nanotechnologies; and Optics and Photonics. The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation as well as by contributions from corporate and industry partners. Attendees will have the option to choose from approximately 15 preconference workshops and industry site tours during the first two days, followed by a two day main conference featuring keynote speakers and 60 breakout sessions.

This year’s conference will be held from July 27-30 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon.

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Join ATE Central at the NISOD Conference May 23-26!
May 12, 2015
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Conferences and meetings play such an important role for all of us as we work to disseminate information about the valuable impacts and outcomes of our ATE projects and centers.

NISOD's annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence provides a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about ATE. The conference attracts educators from around the world and serves as a gathering place for community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff seeking to engage in deep conversations about best practices and promising approaches crafted to improve student achievement.

Regular conference registration will be open until May 22nd, with the possibility of onsite registration during the event.

We look forward to seeing you there – please stop by and visit us in booth 220!

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Join ATE Central for a FREE Sustainability Webinar: Building Partnerships
Apr 7, 2015
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Join Nancy Maron, Program Director of Sustainability and Scholarly Communications at ITHAKA S&R, and Rachael Bower, Director and PI of ATE Central, for the final webinar in our spring series focusing on building partnerships. Partnerships may take many forms, from an informal collaboration among peers, to a highly structured transaction between organizations. They can offer an efficient way to punch far above your weight… or end up not delivering quite as much as planned.  For ATE projects and centers, industry partners in particular, can play a key role.  Join ITHAKA S&R and ATE Central to learn about the many shapes partnerships can take, hear examples of successful partnerships from the ATE community, and learn what to look out for when seeking to establish partnerships of your own.   We have some best practices to share with you about building partnerships, and we want to hear from you, too - we’d love to share your stories during the webinar! The webinar will be on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 2:00pm Eastern, and will run for 90 minutes. Sign up here:

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