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Mentor Fellows - An Opportunity for ATE Community Members

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Mentor-Connect is offering Mentor Fellow internships to individuals involved in the Advanced Technological Education program who want to assist two-year college educators while they write their first ATE grant proposals.

Mentor Fellows must have at least three years of experience working with an ATE center or project. In addition they must have implemented at least two ATE projects and have experience with the processes involved in designing projects and writing ATE grant proposals so that they have sufficient background to serve as Mentor-Connect mentors after the one-year internship.

The internship is a part-time commitment for which Mentor Fellows receive a stipend and $1,750 in travel support to attend two Mentor-Connect workshops during 2019.

Mentor Fellow applicants must complete the application form and submit their resumes and at least two letters of recommendation from ATE principal investigators or co-principal investigators who are familiar with their work.

These materials must be emailed to Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu by 11:59 p.m. EST, September 28, 2018.

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NEW ATE Program Solicitation

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NSF 18-571 (Replaces NSF 17-568)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • October 15, 2018
  • October 03, 2019
  • October 01, 2020

Some key revisions to take note of as you read this new solicitation include a later submission date this year - giving applicants a bit of extra time to craft their proposal. Changes have been made to the ATE Centers track, including an increase in the maximum budget for a center proposal which has been raised to $7.5 million over five years, with the possibility of one renewal. Centers may then choose to transition to a resource center. Budget numbers for resource centers have also been raised - with the maximum being $1.65 million over three years, also with the possibility of one renewal.

Another shift is a change to the Small Projects New to ATE track – this is now a fourth track within the ATE program with a maximum budget of $300,000 over three years.

Visit NSF’s ATE page (http://nsf.gov/ate) for an overview of the program, links to recent awards, and access to the solicitation, or click here (http://atecentral.net/rfp) to go straight to the solicitation on NSF’s site.

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  • engineering
  • news
  • science
  • technology

HI-TEC 2018

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The High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) is right around the corner - July 23-26, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami! HI-TEC is highly attended by the ATE community and focuses on the preparation needed by the existing workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy. 

HI-TEC provides an opportunity to explore many fields at the intersection of science and technology, including: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bio and Agricultural Technologies
  • Energy and Environmental Technologies
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Information, Communications and Geospatial Technologies
  • Learning, Evaluation, and Research
  • Micro and Nanotechnologies
  • Security Technologies
  • Workforce Diversity

Download this year's conference program here. Stop by and say "hi" to ATE Central at booth 29!

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  • education
  • engineering
  • science
  • technology

Community College Week and NISOD Recognize Annual Essay Contest Winners

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Community College Week and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) have announced the winners of the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest, and winners were recently honored at the NISOD annual conference in Austin, Texas.

The award is named for a former editor at Community College Week, Scott Wright, who is a highly regarded and award-winning journalist. Students who entered the contest were asked to write about a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who made an impact on their education.

The three winning students and the three employees featured in the essays each received an award of $1,000, plus recognition at the NISOD conference. Additionally, each student’s college received a complimentary 2018-2019 NISOD membership.

To read more about the winners and to see the winning essays, read the full the story on Community College Week’s website.

Visit NISOD's announcement of the essay winners. 

Photo from NISOD.com. Featured are Teela Foxworth, Communication Studies Instructor; Sofia Velasquez Student, Portland Community College; Dr. Edward Leach, Director, NISOD .

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STEM for All Video Showcase

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From May 14 - 21, more than 200 federally funded STEM projects will share short videos detailing how their work is helping to further research in the STEM fields.

This online showcase will include videos that discuss:

  • Broadening participation & access to high-quality STEM experiences
  • Innovative practices transforming education
  • Partnerships that advance education
  • Research informing STEM learning and teaching

For more information and to view the announcement in full, visit the Video Hall .

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