ATE Central

News

Webinar: Creating an Effective Plan for Broadening Participation of Women in Your NSF ATE Proposal

by

Image of the webinar event banner.

If you are developing an NSF ATE Grant Proposal, you will need to indicate how you will ensure women will be included in your program, and that can be hard to do in fields with very few women – whether it’s drone technology or cybersecurity or manufacturing. This webinar from National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science Executive Director Donna Milgram will give you best practice examples and case studies of how ATE Projects successfully broadened the participation of women in two-year colleges.

Participants will walk away with proven strategies that will result in actual increases in female enrollment and retention and will provide your school with a framework for your NSF Proposal. And here’s an added bonus: these strategies have also been proven to help with the recruitment and retention of male students.

The webinar will take place on June 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET. Those interested in participating should register to attend.

NSF Workshop: NSF STEM Education Funding

by

Image of the National Science Foundation (NSF) logo.

This NSF workshop series is designed to provide insight on how to compete for funding in STEM education. The workshop will offer key insights into NSF for faculty, researchers, and administrators.  

Workshop participants will hear from and engage with NSF Program Officers, learn about the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR) programs of interest, and gain insight on the merit review process.


The workshop will be hosted virtually through Zoom on the following dates and times: 

Workshop Day 1: Navigating NSF, June 14, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT

Workshop Day 2: Partnerships, June 15, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT

Workshop Day 3: Technical Assistance, June 16, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT

» Read More

Request for Applications: MentorLinks Mentors

by

Image of the Mentor Links banner.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is pleased to announce a national call for applications for the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program, developed with the support of the National Science Foundation. AACC seeks applications from 2-year college professionals who are interested in serving as mentors to work with a college whose faculty and administration want to develop or strengthen a certificate or degree program for technicians in a STEM field. 

MentorLinks colleges will be selected in a separate request for proposal process and assigned to a mentor. Up to ten institutions will be selected as MentorLinks colleges and up to ten individual mentors will be named to the MentorLinks Mentor Team for a 2-year grant period beginning October 1, 2021, and ending November 30, 2023. Mentors will receive an honorarium and travel support to attend national project meetings and to conduct college site visits (as permissible). For complete information and to apply by the deadline of June 24, 2021, please go to www.aacc.nche.edu/MentorLinks.

AccessATE Tip Sheet: Advocating for Student Skills

by

A teacher's hand helps students bridge the gap between education and workforce.

Being a good advocate for your students with disabilities when working with industry partners and employers just got a little bit easier! Check out this tip sheet from DeafTEC and AccessATE on Advocating for Student Skills to find helpful hints and resources.

This tip sheet covers conversations with employers, afirming student identity, and more. To find additional resources that will help you support your disabled students, read the AccessATE blog post on Advocating for Student Skills.

AccessATE supports the work of the NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers in making the materials and activities they develop more accessible for all students and faculty, including those with disabilities. The project aims to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility requirements and provide guidance, tools, and support that offers solutions and helps achieve compliance with accessibility standards.

Request for Proposals: MentorLinks Colleges

by

Image of the Mentor Links banner.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is pleased to announce a national grant competition for the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program, developed with the support of the National Science Foundation. MentorLinks is designed for community colleges seeking to develop or strengthen STEM technician education programs. 

Colleges should be interested in working with an experienced community college mentor who has successfully planned and implemented a major change in a high-technology program. MentorLinks colleges will receive $20,000 for the 2-year grant period and travel support for the project director to attend project meetings and national conferences (as permissible). 

The grant’s primary emphasis is on valuable networking, and opportunities for technical assistance and professional development. The grant period runs October 1, 2021–November 30, 2023. For complete information and to apply by the deadline of June 24, 2021, please go to www.aacc.nche.edu/MentorLinks.

Reimagining Innovation in STEM Education (RISE) Workshop Series

by

Image of the RISE logo.

As part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Convergence Accelerator (CA) program, IBM Researchers are hosting a series of workshops titled “Reimagining Innovation in STEM Education” (RISE). The workshops will bring together practitioners from various public and private institutions including institutions of secondary and higher education, industrial and academic research organizations, social justice organizations, government agencies, tech companies and startups, along with current college students to focus on a convergence approach in discussing and addressing four key areas: (1) support for advancement of underrepresented groups in STEM, (2) social and human good research foundations, (3) AI and technology supported education, and (4) data trust development. 

The workshops are designed to explore each topic and identify the actions needed to inform the next decade of STEM education and research efforts. Installments are scheduled for May 25, May 27, June 3, and June 8, 2021 from 1:00-4:30 pm ET.

New ATE Impacts Book: Project Nominations Wanted

by

Image of the ATE Impacts logo.

Work is beginning on the next ATE Impacts book, which will be published next February. The book features both ATE centers and select ATE projects, and we would appreciate your help in finding projects that have been doing particularly interesting and innovative work, to feature in the new book. (You can nominate your own project.)

You can see some of the projects that were included in the 2020-2021 edition here: ateimpacts.net/flipbook/20/

To nominate a project to be featured, please use the following form: www.research.net/r/projectnominations

For those of you involved with an ATE center, please note that you will be hearing from our project coordinator Ray Perry soon, as we start collecting your information for the next edition.

Input from the community is key to making the book successful, and we look forward to your project nominations and participation as we put together the new publication. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

AccessATE Tip Sheet: Creating Accessible Presentations

by

A professionally dressed woman delivers a presentation.

During the pandemic, those of us in the ATE community find ourselves needing to give a lot of these presentations online, which adds its own set of technical challenges on top of those we already face when we present. Regardless of the content or platform, it’s important that our efforts be made accessible, in order to reach as many people as possible. This helpful tip sheet from the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and AccessATE offers guidance on creating accessible presentations.

This tip sheet covers accessibility in the process of crafting presentations, as well as delivering talks and best practices for accessibility following the event. To find additional resources that will help your team ensure accessibility, read the AccessATE blog post on Creating Accessible Presentations.

AccessATE supports the work of the NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers in making the materials and activities they develop more accessible for all students and faculty, including those with disabilities. The project aims to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility requirements and provide guidance, tools, and support that offers solutions...

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation Annual Symposium

by

Image of the symposium banner.

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA) 4th Annual Virtual Symposium on April 28-29, 2021, offers a valuable, collaborative, online networking opportunity for supply chain automation educators and industry leaders.

As an educator of the next generation of the supply chain workforce, staying apprised of the latest technologies in supply chain automation (SCA) is critical to your role. From artificial intelligence to blockchain to mechatronics, SCA is a constantly changing field in which certifications, technical degree programs, and continuing education are necessary to keep up with the pace of technology. SCA’s virtual symposium is an excellent avenue to supply educators with opportunities for online interaction with peers and industry experts who are on the cutting edge of future advances.

Those interested in participating should register to attend.

NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence Conference 2021

by

Image of the NISOD conference banner.

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence will be taking place virtually between April 28-30, 2021.

The event will feature keynote presentations from Dr. Martha Kanter, Senior Fellow at New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy and leader of College Promise; Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher,  Professor of Higher Education and Community College Leadership and the Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Patrick Methvin, director of Postsecondary Success in the United States Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The preliminary schedule can be found on the conference website. Those interested in participating in the conference should register to attend.

NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.

Items 1 - 10 of 179