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.

California Cyber Innovation Challenge...
Jun 29 Sacramento, CA
Chat Series: S&T Policy Fellowship...
Jun 29
Introduction to the NICE Framework and...
Jun 29
Obesity: From Biology to Policy
Jun 30 Washington, DC
Science of Thin Films
Jul 1
Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Education...
Jul 6 Madison, WI
Digital Fabrication Workshop
Jul 6 St. Paul, MN
Incorporating Weather and Climate Into...
Jul 6 Boulder, Colorado
LEGO® Mindstorms® Workshop and...
Jul 6 Tampa, FL
Summer Marine Lab Experience for High...
Jul 7 Avalon, CA
SMART Maritime and Transportation...
Jul 10 Norfolk, VA
Pufferfish ROV Workshop: Introductory...
Jul 10 Monterey, CA
2016 Summer Institute for Science...
Jul 11 New York City, New York
5-Axis CNC Milling Teacher Training
Jul 11 Auburn, ME
Austin Stem Cell Teacher Academy
Jul 11 Round Rock, TX
Engineering Technology Challenge's...
Jul 11 Farmington, CT
STEM Guitar Building Workshop
Jul 11 Bend, OR
Summer Working Connections Texas
Jul 11 Frisco, TX
5-Axis CNC Milling with Curriculum
Jul 11 Auburn, ME
Barcode Long Island Educator Workshop
Jul 11 Cold Spring Harbor, NY
TSTC Summer Institute
Jul 12 Waco, TX
STEM Teacher PD
Jul 13 Owensboro, Ky
Chief Academic Officer Workshop
Jul 15 Lincoln, NE
SMART Maritime and Transportation...
Jul 17 Arnold, MD
HTEC 2016
Jul 17 Auburn, Maine
Community College Instructors Summer...
Jul 18 Raleigh, NC
2016 Summer Institute for Science...
Jul 18 New York City, New York
Bluegrass Community and Technical...
Jul 18 Lexington, KY
NACAT Conference
Jul 18 Pasadena, TX
AC2 Bio-Link High School Teacher...
Jul 18 Austin, TX
Wine Chemistry Workshop - Kansas
Jul 19 Whitewater, KS
NBC2 mini-BIOMAN Conference
Jul 19 Graham, NC
Jul 22 Pittsburgh, PA
Triggerfish ROV Workshop: Intermediate...
Jul 24 Monterey, CA
2016 HI-TEC Conference
Jul 25 Pittsburgh, PA
2016 SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge
Jul 25 Warren, MI
Fusion Integrated CAD/CAM Level 1
Jul 25 Auburn, ME
STEM Guitar Building Workshop
Jul 25 Kankakee, IL
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition...
Jul 25 Washington, District of Columbia
PETE/CCCHST 2016 Refresher
Jul 26 Saint Louis, Missouri

ATE Centers and Projects

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Join Us at HI-TEC July 25th-28th!
Jun 25, 2016
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The 2016 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) will be held July 25-28th in Pittsburgh. This esteemed conference provides an opportunity for educators, technicians, industry professionals, and workforce development advocates to update their knowledge about new skills and emerging technologies. A variety of scientific disciplines will be discussed and attendees will have the option to customize their experience by choosing from a selection of pre-conference workshops and site tours.

Advance conference registration will be open until July 11th, with the possibility of onsite registration during the event. For more information or to register please visit:

We hope to see you there – ATE Central will be at Booth #612! 

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The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two- and Four- Year Colleges
Jun 6, 2016
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In February we told you about the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Aspen Institute’s plan to develop and release a “playbook” to help two- and four-year institutions design and implement effective transfer polices. Recently released, The Transfer Playbook is available as a free PDF and discusses practices, strategies, and activities to improve transfer student outcomes. The Playbook identifies pitfalls in the transfer process and offers three approaches for evading them and streamlining the path for students and counselors alike. This includes examining program pathways, orientation, advising, and financial aid as essentials components. 

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Join ATE Central at the NISOD Conference May 28-31!
May 25, 2016
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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.

Advance conference registration will be open until May 27th, with the possibility of onsite registration during the event.

We look forward to seeing you there – please stop by and visit us in booth 209!

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ATE Central: The Importance of Digital Archiving for ATE
Apr 19, 2016
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ATE Central is pleased to announce an exciting new webinar on the importance of digital archiving for the ATE community. On May 24, 2016 at 1 pm EDT, Kendra Bouda and Rachael Bower will discuss what digital archiving is, why archiving benefits ATE, and how ATE Central can help with your project or center’s archiving efforts. Whether you’re just getting started with ATE and want to learn how to meet NSF requirements, or you've been part of the community for a while, come join us to learn more about sustaining and sharing your project deliverables beyond the life of your ATE funding.

Registration details for this webinar can be found here.

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The Detroit Promise: City Unveils its Tuition-Free Community College Program
Mar 28, 2016
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Detroit is joining the growing list of communities offering exciting new opportunities for high school students: graduate and receive funding for the first two years of college. Aptly titled the Detroit Promise, the city’s 2016 graduates will be the first students eligible for the scholarship, which will build upon the Detroit Scholarship Fund. Under the program, tuition and fees will be covered for up to three years, or the time required to earn an associate degree, whichever comes first, at one of five metro community colleges: Henry Ford, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or Schoolcraft College. Additionally, plans are in the works for a pilot scholarship program that will cover four-year university degrees as well.

For more information about Detroit’s free college degree programs, see articles in The Detroit News, CNN Money, and other news outlets

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