ATE Central

Upcoming ATE Events


Join this webinar to learn how evaluation findings can be put to use for the benefit of ATE projects. This webinar will address how evaluations can help projects adjust in uncertain times, how to integrate evaluation findings into your annual report to NSF, and how evaluation can help you think more intentionally about your long-term goals. Additionally, the presenters will share real-world examples of use and utility of evaluation. Whether you’re an evaluator, PI, project staff, or grants professional, you’ll leave this webinar with new ideas for how to translate evaluation results into tangible benefits for ATE projects.

From a global pandemic to climate change to the urgency of achieving the SDGs, the coming decade is set to be one of the most important in human history. Join Impact. Engineered 2020 – A Virtual Event & Networking Experience - for inspirational keynotes, mindful conversations, celebration, and networking to advance the role of engineering and technology in sustainable development.

This biomanufacturing workshop is the first of two sessions. In this session, curriculum experts and industry representatives will present an overview of biomanufacturing with a focus on bacterial systems, online resources, and the basic skills biomanufacturing students should know.

The second session will be held in spring 2021 and will include topics such as bioprocessing,  different types of cells, and lean manufacturing.

Who should attend?

Faculty members who currently teach biomanufacturing, intend to teach biomanufacturing in the future, and faculty who wish to add industry relevant components to their curriculum.

NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference attendees will experience cutting-edge presentations, networking, and resources—all from the safety and comfort of home or office. The event will provide education and learning tools that educators and schools can use immediately.

Gain the knowledge and best practices from fellow educators and industry experts; discover new methods and curriculum; develop skills and techniques to create and/or enhance your programs.

Participate in Q&A with live presenters, give feedback on presentations and panels, discuss topics in discussion boards, connect with attendees via chat, messaging, and virtual meetups.

Connect with fellow educators in networking breaks and virtual happy hours; share resources and experiences in virtual birds-of-a-feather sessions; discover new connections within virtual community groups.

Explore the virtual exhibitor hall, schedule one-on-one meetings with exhibitors, discover the latest technologies, products, and services.

The Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to Automated Driving Digital Summit will help vet industry needs and solutions that are affordable for consumers and profitable for carmakers. The ADAS to Automated Driving Digital Summit will address the recent advancements in connectivity, system engineering, and machine learning systems that are transforming ADAS and automated vehicle systems research creating a new era of integrated and cooperative automated driving.

The CT College of Technology and the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing will be hosting a virtual Smart Manufacturing Workshop in partnership with Motlow Community College and Tennessee Tech. This workshop is made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation. Participants will receive a mini-drone and a $400 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

An all-digital Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. 

CES 2021 will offer a highly personalized experience:

  • Keynotes and conferences. Now you’ll have a front-row seat for groundbreaking announcements and insights from the world’s tech leaders completely online.
  • Product showcase. With this digital revolution of the CES show floor, you’ll be able to explore products and services, based on your interests and business, through dynamic product showcases or live demos.
  • Meetings and networking. You’ll be able to engage with the brands, thought leaders, and business connections you care about with live interactions, meet-ups, or roundtable discussions.

Drawing inspiration from natural intelligent sensor design, researchers at Penn State University have developed a number of solid-state biomimetic devices that provide unprecedented energy and area benefits for sensory computations. In particular, these researchers have mimicked auditory information processing in barn owl (Nature Communications, 10, 3450, 2019), collision avoidance by locust (Nature Electronics, 2020), and subthreshold signal detection by paddlefish and cricket using stochastic resonance (Nature Communications, 2020). Penn State researchers have also mimicked probabilistic computing in animal brains using low-power Gaussian synapses (Nature Communications, 10, 4199, 2019) and realized a biomimetic device that can emulate neurotransmitter release in chemical synapses (ACS Nano, 11, 3, 2017). These researchers use novel nano materials, nano devices, and in-memory computing architectures to demonstrate this new paradigm of sensing and computing. The goal is to deploy theses low-power and smart biomimetic devices at remote, inaccessible, and resource constrained locations.

Presenter: Saptarshi Das, Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University

Das Research Group at Penn State leads a new multidisciplinary area of science, namely biomimetic sensing and neuromorphic computing inspired by the neurobiological architecture and neural computational algorithms found inside various animal brains allowing evolutionary success of the species.

(3 days)

Westfields Marriott14750 Conference Center DrChantillyVA20151United States

NSI's annual IMPACT Forum is essential for government and contractor security directors and managers responsible for protecting classified and sensitive information assets from a growing array of threats posed by espionage, terrorism, computer crime and information warfare.

(3 days)

Von Braun Center700 Monroe St SWHuntsvilleAL35801United States

The National Cyber Summit is the nation’s premier and most innovative cyber security-technology event, offering unique educational, collaborative and workforce development opportunities for industry visionaries and rising leaders. NCS offers more value than similar cyber conferences with diverse focus-areas, premier speakers, and unmatched accessibility. Summit's core focus is on three things: education, collaboration and innovation.


The four-week virtual conference series will bring together thought leaders from industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations to explore issues in cybersecurity education and workforce development. This event provides an opportunity to share best practices from around the world and across sectors in order to build the workforce we need to confront cybersecurity risks today and in years to come.

The conference series will take place one day per week during a four-week period. Each week will be dedicated to a different sub-theme.

Tuesday, October 27 | 12 – 6 PM EST: Growing and Sustaining the NICE Community
Thursday, November 5 | 12 – 6 PM EST: Transforming the Learning Ecosystem
Monday, November 9 | 12 – 6 PM EST: Career Discovery
Monday, November 16 | 12 – 4:45 PM EST: The Future Cybersecurity Workforce

A portion of this year’s registration will also be used to allow students to attend the conference at no cost.

Living Room Learning offers hands-on virtually guided activities for youth. Each session focuses on a new activity that can be done with materials found at home. Living Room Learning activities are perfect for youth in 3rd-5th grades. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to call attention to the contributions to society and innovations introduced by cybersecurity practitioners. It is a time to build awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, how cybersecurity plays a vital role in the lives of Americans, and how building a national cybersecurity workforce enhances America’s national security and promotes economic prosperity.

Multiple FREE events held throughout the week.

In a year where remote communication and learning has become a necessity, delivering hands-on activities has remained a challenge. During this webinar we will present methods in which students can operate advanced scientific instrumentation without ever needing to leave their home. The traditional optical microscope found in most science classrooms is compared to the more cutting edge scanning electron microscope, which is now also ideally equipped for remote access. A background on the scanning electron microscope is provided followed by a live demonstration of the Phenom XL Desktop SEM and how it can be remotely integrated into your classroom. Testimonials by educators already using scanning electron microscopy for remote access will conclude the webinar.

(2 days)

The Inn at St. Johns44045 Five Mile RdPlymouthMI48170United States

From conception to end-of-the-line testing, the road to autonomy and electrification can quickly escalate into an uphill struggle if your engineering team doesn’t have effective and efficient development and testing methods in place.  Can you check off the following development tasks with confidence?

  • Are you simulating the environment (i.e. vehicles, road networks, dynamic objects, weather conditions, traffic flow, etc.) to take advantage of virtual test drives in the early development phase?
  • Are you effectively developing and testing sensor data for your autonomous systems?
  • Are you capturing, time-stamping, recording and playing back sensor data with precision?
  • Are you positioned to carry out AI training for deep neural networks?
  • Are you building a continuous integration process with MIL, SIL, and HIL testing to benefit from the scalability of cluster and cloud testing?
  • Are you using sensor-realistic simulation to validate sensor models by reproducing the behavior of the sensor along the signal path?
  • Are you performing over-the-air tests of radar sensors properly to evaluate detected echoes?
  • Are you complying with safety-critical software development process standards (i.e. ISO 26262, SOTIF)?

In spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, NCAT team sits down with Kirk Stueve, Geography Professor from St. Cloud State University, to discuss the things a person needs to know before flying a drone. This session provides attendees critical baseline information regarding the rules and regulations that must be followed when flying drones in the United States. You will learn about the differences between recreational and commercial drone activities and whether you must pass an exam and/or register your drone. This webinar will also discuss drone flying protocols approved by the FAA in addition to exploring different air space classifications.

Living Room Learning offers hands-on virtually guided activities for youth. Each session focuses on a new activity that can be done with materials found at home. Living Room Learning activities are perfect for youth in 3rd-5th grades. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

This session will focus on Healthy Life, Happy Life. The session will talk about the importance of healthy living and what it actually means. Get ready to move – physical activity is also included!

In the spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the NCAT team sits down with Chris Cruz, Instructor from West Valley College, to discuss steps to take to improve your flying skills.

In the spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the NCAT team sits down with Harry Ballard, UAS Platoon Leader, Operator & Aviation Officer from the US Army, to discuss how to go from a recreational drone flyer to a commercial drone pilot.

GIS Day is a worldwide event that celebrates the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Topics that will be covered:

  • Good Maps, Bad Maps, You Know I’ve Had My Share
  • Mammoth Cave in Six Maps
  • Using GIS to Solve Health Equity and Public Health Problems
  • Integrating Geotechnologies in European Education
  • Combating Food Insecurity & Food Waste Through Service Learning Partnerships

If you are a K-12 teacher who will be attending sessions with your class, you do NOT have to register each student. GIS will provide you with the session URLs and you can then distribute to students or direct them to the hub site for session access.

In spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the NCAT team sits down with Curtis Zoller, Dean of Aerospace at Northland Community and Technical College, to discuss the steps to take to start a drone program.

At the onset of the Bioscience Technician Expansion Project (Grant #1800850), the investigators (P.I. Justin Tickhill and Co-P.I. Jason Tucker) from North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio were looking at ways to meet students in a distance format. Their original goal was the pursuit of a “one course, one night” hybrid model to allow working students an opportunity to upskill in the biotechnology industry. The training received by the faculty proved invaluable during the COVID 19 pandemic shift to online courses. The researchers had gained major insight in the process of online delivery that enabled them to develop solutions in a limited, home environment. Now Justin and Jason would like to provide you insight on their practices and activities.

In the spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, NCAT is hosting a LIVE panel with four female leaders in the drone education sector to discuss how drones can be utilized in STEM education. Moderating the session will be Jim Gray from Optimized Media Group out of St. Cloud, MN.

Panel Members:

  • Buffy Quinn: Associate Professor at Onondaga Community College
  • Dara Betz: Director of Workforce Development at Del Mar College
  • Amanda Briggs: Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at Parkland College
  • Hannah Barrett: Research Manager at Central Lakes College Ag & Energy Center

In the spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the NCAT team sits down with Marty Wetherall, the co-founder of the drone racing league HydraFPV, and CTO Joel Stewart to discuss the sport of the future – drone racing. HydraFPV is located in the Mall of America and serves to grow the sport by giving kids the STEM experience; letting them race small drones through their various courses and hosting races for middle and high school students.

The goal of the annual Community College Day is to provide community college students and faculty an opportunity to learn about careers in the areas of biomedical sciences and health. This year’s virtual program will include career panels, virtual networking, a newly added panel on “Preparing for the 4-year College/University Experience, and the popular session on the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program/Alumni panel. As part of the live event, there will be pre-recorded sessions available on the OITE YouTube Channel.