Upcoming

Meeting or exceeding expectations is a defining metric of success in the workplace. There are multitudes of expectations, many of which often go unsaid. How do you clarify what is expected of you and obtain regular actionable feedback so that you can progress steadily towards those expectations? In this session presenters will outline tools you can use to define the many expectations inherent in any work situation, assess for gaps in your knowledge and build the language to ask for and obtain the information and feedback you need to succeed.

Workshop participants will come away with tools to:

  • Assess what expectations have been made clear, and which still need further clarity.
  • Identify gaps in expectations, how you’ll be evaluated, assessed and trained.
  • Language to obtain expectation clarity and actionable feedback.
  • Proactively manage-up to promote actions that support your success

In response to community requests, InnovATEBIO will be holding a series of community meetings organized by topic. All meetings will be Fridays from 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern time. Join InnovATEBIO on Friday, Mar 1st to talk about Diversity, Engagement & Recruitment Strategies

BIOTECH Pathways is holding it's annual Teaching Academy with three half-day workshops taking place on March 2nd, April 6th, and May 4th! Participants may attend one, two, or all three workshops. RSVP by: FEB 21 for all events

Are you a high school life science educator interested in integrating biotechnology content and laboratory skills that align with curriculum standards? Then the BIOTECH Pathways Teaching Academy is the professional development series is for you! 

These half-day workshops are held at Harford Community College and include laboratory activities and discussion about implementation strategies that best fit participants’ classes. Participants will receive a $200 stipend for each half-day workshop they attend. 

(3 days)

Collin College Heritage Hall9700 Wade Blvd.FriscoTX75025

In these free hands-on, interactive workshops, attendees will learn how to develop and leverage a future-facing set of skill standards for any technical discipline.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed via a stipend. Participating schools must send at least two people: one faculty member and one administrator.

"ITSS Summit" attendees will...

  • Understand the elements of the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) Model and the skill standards development cycle
  • Discuss strategies for recruiting subject matter experts
  • Practice preparing and hosting SME meetings to prioritize in-demand job skills and KPIs
  • Convert the job skills into student learning outcomes
  • Workshop implementing the skill standard materials into curriculum
  • Develop mentored “action plans” for next steps

Designed for high school students and families, these workshops are held throughout the year and provide those interested in biotech an opportunity to explore the career path. The 2024 workshops will be taking place at multiple high schools in Maryland! 

2024 WORKSHOPS
MAR 4  |  6—7:30 PM  |  Havre de Grace High School
MAR 6  |  6—7:30 PM  |  Joppatowne High School
MAR 7  |  6—7:30 PM  |  North Harford High School
MAR 11  |  6—7:30 PM  |  Aberdeen High School
MAR 13  |  6—7:30 PM  |  Edgewood High School 

Illinois Conference Center111 St Mary’s Rd.ChampaignIL61820

Join in this summit to explore how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today – and learn about what is on the horizon. One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector.

This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about the current state of agtech and looking into the future through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. This event is free thanks to the generous sponsors.

The ITEEA Annual conference is an unparalleled professional learning opportunity for technology, engineering, and STEM educators featuring dozens of special interest sessions, ITEEA’s renowned STEM Showcase, and exciting social and networking events.

While feedback is a valuable tool for guiding professional development, its full potential is often untapped. Learn to transform feedback into actionable, practical and impactful development strategies by adopting a shared competency language with your teammates and to create a focused learning roadmap during your internship.

Welcome to the InnovATEBIO 2024 series of virtual ATE project talks.  This series features leaders in biotechnology workforce education from across the US sharing their work on exciting projects funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.  The ATE program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

Each talk will be 20 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Talk 1:  Bio Blend 1.0: Using Self-Assessment to Stay on Track

Description: Bio Blend 1.0 Project Team and Evaluators, Cosgrove and Associates, will share grant background information and a self-assessment tool created by the Cosgrove’s to monitor grant progress and evaluate: partnerships, activities, challenges, actions taken to address challenges and outcomes.

Talk 2:  Social Dogs

Description: This project will create a mobile version of DNA Subway.

The National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (NCyTE) and the Washington State Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) are funding a limited number of $600 scholarships for one of the following virtual workshops to eligible community college faculty as part of their mission to support cybersecurity instruction and to encourage faculty who want to teach cybersecurity.

They will offer 3 different workshops that run on Saturday mornings from March 9 - April 6, 2024 for 2 hours each from 8-10AM PST. The topics include:

  • CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)
  • CCNP Advanced Routing and Services [ENARSI]
  • Cyber Security Operations Associate

A limited number of scholarships are available. Applicants will be placed on a waitlist after the workshop is full. Complete the registration and scholarship application by February 25, 2024.  Applicants will be notified of their approval status via email.

(4 days)

Palm Springs Convention Centers277 North Avenida CaballerosPalm SpringsCA92262

Join your global developer community at the Esri Developer Summit—an event designed to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology. Explore hundreds of hours of technical workshops and sessions and learn development best practices from GIS experts.

Join the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development and Trident Technical College as they discuss a new electric vehicle maintenance and manufacturing curriculum that can be used in technological education beginning in Fall 2024. The webinar will provide an overview of the curriculum and how to deploy it within the existing automotive and mechatronics courses. Participants will also learn about industry involvement as subject matter experts in this content and the future of EVs in the Southeast.

(2 days)

West Valley College14000 Fruitvale AveSaratogaCA95070

This conference is designed for educators at all levels, but others are welcomed to register for the event.

Day 1 - March 14th

  • Keynote Speaker: Nicole Bonk-Skydio Director of Flight Testing
  • Morning Presentations: ESRI-Skydio
  • Afternoon Workshops include: Drone2Map, Pix-4D Cloud, Drone Deploy, Flight Demos, and Flight Experience

Day 2 - March 15th

  • Keynote Speaker: TBD
  • Presentations and Workshops include: Emergency Response (Fire and Police), Utilities- (TBD), Transportation- (TBD), Agriculture- (TBD), and Drone Delivery (TBD)

Corporate Participants:

  • Esri Drone2Map Team
  • Skydio Team

The 2024 Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference — Diamond Quantum Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities — will take place Thursday, March 14, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Lincoln. This all-day meeting includes invited speakers and poster sessions with student and post-doctoral researchers from Nebraska’ EQUATE project. The cost to attend this event is free, however pre-registration is required.

A career conversation with your mentor-manager is essentially a negotiation. It's a time to discuss your career path, what types of support your mentor-manager is willing and able to offer, and the level of productivity they'll need to see to continue to support you.

Using best practices from Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Stone, Patton, Heen and Fisher), participants will go through the steps of preparing for a negotiation (including identifying conversational goals and concerns about the conversation, assessing their research mentor's position and preferences, etc.), brainstorm different conversational tactics for each stage of a negotiation (including opening the conversation, negotiating different issues, coming to agreement and ending a conversation) and consider steps post-conversation.

Workshop participants will come away with strategies to:

  • Identify the steps to prepare for a career conversation
  • Consider how your mentor-manager would prefer to have this conversation
  • Develop talking points to keep the conversation on track
  • Discuss how to open, have and exit the conversation
  • Identify strategies if a conversation becomes contentious
  • Describe next steps post-conversation(s)

Join KidWind for a three-hour virtual workshop to explore the science of the power grid!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of energy and the how the power grid works. This workshop will discuss the history of the power grid and the role of different forms of power in producing energy, as well as the consequences for the future of energy generation in the U.S. It will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on energy-based learning.

All teachers who pre-register will receive a $100 kit before the 3 hour virtual training and will go through how to use these materials in the classroom. This workshop has self guided and in-person components.

Some things to know:

  • This workshop and the materials used are geared towards middle school and high school teachers.
  • No prior knowledge of hydropower is required.
  • You will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.
  • You will need access to a sink to do some basic hydropower experiments.
  • KidWind will ship you a box of material 4-7 days before the workshop.
  • Preservice and retired teachers are welcome!

Use discount code CREATEWK2024 to reduce the registration cost to $10. Register by March 6th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

(4 days)

Hyatt Regency Orange County11999 Harbor BlvdGarden GroveCA92840

The Innovations Conference, now in its 27th year, is the foremost convening for professionals dedicated to improving and enhancing teaching and learning, leadership and management, and the community college experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

Conference Tracks:

  • Leadership and Organization
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Student Support and Development
  • Workforce Preparation and Development

(4 days)

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center2450 Galleria ParkwayAtlantaGA30339

MEEd THEME: Emerging Trends and Technologies in Mechanical Engineering
The ASME Mechanical Engineering Education Summit (MEEd), which launched in 1989, is the only conference specifically for mechanical engineering and related Chairs/Deans/Department Heads and other leaders that address issues affecting the current and future state of engineering education.

(3 days)

Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) Technology Development Center (TDC)6410 Langfield RdHoustonTX77092

The Robotics for Inspection & Maintenance Summit (RFIM) is back March 19-21, 2024, at the PRCI Technology Development Center in Houston, TX, the energy capital of the world! Don't miss this opportunity to experience live demonstrations of the latest in robotics equipment and join in dynamic conversations driving the future of robotics forward. The RFIM Summit is also an opportunity to network and make meaningful connections with industry leaders, equipment manufacturers, influencers, practitioners, and the sharpest minds in the industry.

ASME's RFIM Summit brings together a cross-industry community of asset owners, robotic inspection service providers, robotic maintenance providers, robotic and drone OEMs, sensor OEMs, and data analytic/software providers. Experts involved in all facets of the robotics industry will share valuable insights on the latest robotic and data analytics technologies to help businesses optimize inspection, maintenance, and repair while improving safety and lowering costs. 

With the expansive list of operations in Global Mapper Pro, even experienced long-time program users often discover functionality they were unaware of. Join this hour-long GeoTalks Express session to investigate some of the lesser-known features in Global Mapper Pro and some best practice tips and tricks in the program.

Symposia is the plural form of symposium. 3CS includes a symposium in each of the five areas below:

  • Community College Cyber Summit: Presentation sessions in classrooms with support for hybrid sessions about practice improvements for cybersecurity education Included with General Admission.
  • Cybersecurity Science and Practice Symposium: Presentation sessions in classrooms with support for hybrid sessions about evidence-based professional and educational cybersecurity practices -- the human factors of cybersecurity. Included with General Admission.
  • Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Symposium: Cybersecurity skill development workshops in computer labs. Additional cost to attend.
  • Cyber Technology and Careers Symposium: Open spaces supporting an exhibit hall with demonstration sessions and a career fair - combining a job fair and a talent fair.  Included with General Admission, but can be purchased separately.
  • Cyber Games, Simulations, and Competition Symposium: Individual and team-based interactive challenges and opportunity for hands-on experience with or observation of demonstrations of skills in the Cyber Ready Arcade, the regional final of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC), and the new Community College Collegiate Defense Competition (3CDC) Included with General Admission.

These five symposia provide the opportunity to learn, experience, and discuss the latest tools, techniques, and technologies for Teaching, Practicing, Demonstrating, and Showcasing Cybersecurity Capabilities.

(2 days)

Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center6155 Earle Brown DrBrooklyn CenterMN55430

This conference attracts aviation maintenance professionals, including college and university students, from Minnesota and around the country for continuing education credit, networking, and Inspection Authorization renewal. The conference offers 11 hours of training over one and a half days. Attendees can earn their eight hours of FAA-required annual accredited training toward their IA certification. There are concurrent sessions that provide aircraft maintenance related topics. The FAA will be on-site to answer your questions. The annual aviation technician conference also showcases over 50 industry exhibits featuring the latest and best in aviation projects, technology, and services, along with career recruiting opportunities. 

(3 days)

EPRI Charlotte Office1200 West WT Harris Boulevard Building 1CharlotteNC28262

ASME's Conference for Advanced Reactor Deployment (CARD) connects executive leaders and engineers in the small modular reactor (SMR) and micro reactor nuclear technology industries with utility, regulatory, and financial leaders to discover opportunities in the nuclear supply chain and advance clean energy solutions. The program is designed to not only showcase the latest reactor technology but also encourage meaningful dialogue in a comfortable setting.

MN State Capitol Rotunda75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr BoulevardSt PaulMN55155

The Minnesota STEM Ecosystem and SciMathMN invite you to join a morning of STEM exhibitions, demonstrations, and networking! They will be showcasing a wide array of STEM-based programming across Minnesota through hands-on, interactive and student-focused learning innovations at the 2024 STEM Day at the Capitol.

Meet with Dr. Ron Susek, Biotechnology Industry Consultant with decades of experience, to learn how to effectively craft your resume and prepare for interviewing for an internship or job in the biosciences.

(5 days)

Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)221 S 4th St.LouisvilleKY40202

AACC hosts one of the most significant professional development events for leaders in community colleges and providers engaged with the two-year college sector. This event includes high-energy keynote presentations and breakout sessions addressing the sector's most pressing issues and opportunities, disruptive technology showcases, deep-dive problem solving work sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The competencies you built in prior work experiences are the bridge to a career in biotechnology. In this workshop, presenters will help you strategically position yourself within your internship application, drawing on the strength of your transferable skills through a tailored competency model informed by the insights of community college alumni and their mentors who have adeptly navigated biotech career transitions.

John D. Odegard UND Aerospace3980 Campus RoadGrand ForksND58202

Tour the facilities and stamp your Aerospace Passport at various hands-on stations, fly spacecraft and aircraft simulators, and experience the thrill at UND Aerospace. A day full of fun and prizes, it's bound to be a good time!

(3 days)

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center2800 Opryland DrNashvilleTN37214

The WiCyS conference is the premier event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. WiCyS brings together women and allies in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and industry.

Conference components include: Keynote Speakers, Technical Presentations, Workshops, Panels, Lightning Talks, Networking Socials, Résumé Reviews, Mock Interviews, Professional Headshots, Career Fair for organizations to hire professionals and students, Capture-the-Flag Competition, Breakfast to honor military and more.

Northland College Aerospace Site13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

Brought to you by Northland Community and Technical College and the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT), this event is open to all students (grades 7-12) and teachers, and offers a variety of 50-minute hands-on learning activities directly related to Northland Aerospace programs. Schools/students can choose to attend one session or make it a day-trip and attend all of the sessions throughout the day. All sessions are 100% cost-free! 

There will also be a general public open house event in the evening. The evening open house will be open to students & children, educators, parents, and community members of all ages. The evening open house times are TBD & all updates & information will be posted on the NCAT website.

(2 days)

Northampton Community College3835 Green Pond RdBethlehemPA18020

Five symposia provide the opportunity to learn, experience, and discuss the latest tools, techniques, and technologies for Teaching, Practicing, Demonstrating, and Showcasing Cybersecurity Capabilities.

3CS includes a symposium in each of the five areas below.

  • Community College Cyber Summit: The granddaddy and foundation of the 3CS program that has welcomed those interested in experiential cybersecurity education for over a decade. Presentation sessions in classrooms with support for hybrid sessions about practice improvements for cybersecurity education Included with General Admission.
  • Cybersecurity Science and Practice Symposium: Poster and classroom presentation sessions with support for hybrid attendance about evidence-based professional and instructional cybersecurity practices -- the human factors of cybersecurity.
  • Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Symposium: Cybersecurity skill development workshops on specialized topics not typically taught in higher education courses but required to develop the skills needed to advance in the cybersecurity profession.
  • Cyber Technology and Careers Symposium: Open spaces supporting an exhibit hall with demonstration sessions and a career fair - combining a job fair and a talent fair. 
  • Cyber Games, Simulations, and Competition Symposium: Individual and team-based interactive challenges and opportunities for hands-on experience with or observation of demonstrations of skills in the Cyber Ready Arcade, including the new Community College Collegiate Defense Competition (3CDC) 

Meet with Dr. Sandy Porter, co-founder of Biotech-Careers.org, a website built for exploring biotech/bioscience careers, especially those coming through community college programs. Learn how to effectively utilize this extensive resource to learn about career areas, Bay Area companies, future job opportunities and more.

Would you like to learn how solar PV works & develop lesson plans for your classroom? Join CREATE for the STEM Educator Virtual Solar Institute.

Included with the course: 

  • Six complete solar PV lesson packages (and access to many more!). 
  • $200 in solar PV equipment to implement CREATE’s lessons (classroom solar module, electrical meters, solar power meter) at no cost to you! 
  • Lab equipment award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued at $1200). 
  • Professional instruction using CREATE’s lessons and equipment in your classroom. 
  • Opportunity to win up to $1000 through Teaching Innovation competitions by demonstrating effective use of your lesson plan in the classroom. 


Schedule: 

  • Saturday, April 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CST  
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-7:00 pm CST  
  • Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST  
  • Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-7:00 pm CST  
  • Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST

(3 days)

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront225 E Coastline DrJacksonvilleFL32202

The State Leadership and Skills Conference is the premier CTE event in the state of Florida. The top students in over 100 different skill and leadership competitions gather to compete against their peers for a chance to advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference. These competitions allow students to hone their technical skills, connect with business and industry, and become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders, and responsible community members.

In addition to competitions, students are invited to participate in other conference activities to further their careers and connect them with potential future employers. During the Meet the Employer Career Fair, more than 50 local, state, and national companies are looking to recruit and hire students for immediate job openings. The CONNECTED Expo and Trade Show showcases business and industry partners and their products, services, and career opportunities.

GIS instructors worldwide are invited to join this session to learn more about the Blue Marble Academic Program. In this hour-long webinar, Blue Marble will explain how the program works and demonstrate how instructors can benefit from using the free Global Mapper Academic Curriculum.

Blue Marble’s academic licensing program provides complimentary access to both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator for accredited schools and colleges in the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy. Discounted licensing is also available to academic institutions in other parts of the world. Register today to find out how to bring Global Mapper to your classroom!

Join KidWind for this hydropower virtual workshop to explore the science of water based power!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of water power including the science and technology of hydropower turbines. This workshop will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on energy-based learning.

All teachers who pre-register will receive a $100 kit before the 3 hour virtual training and will go through how to use these materials in the classroom. This workshop has self guided and in-person components.

Some things to know:

  • This workshop and the materials used are geared towards middle school and high school teachers.
  • No prior knowledge of hydropower is required.
  • You will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.
  • You will need access to a sink to do some basic hydropower experiments.
  • KidWind will ship you a box of material 4-7 days before the workshop.
  • Preservice and retired teachers are welcome!

Use discount code CREATEWK2024 to reduce the registration cost to $10. Register by April 10th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

The Sanford Center1111 Event Center Dr NEBemidjiMN56601

The mission of the GigaZone TechXpo is to spark excitement and create opportunities with technology by connecting students and job seekers with employers, educators and technology enthusiasts from across northern Minnesota. 

The event will be held concurrently with the GigaZone Gaming Championship, an arena-style e-gaming competition produced by Paul Bunyan Communications. Last year’s event attracted more than 4,000. 

The TechXpo will allow businesses that are creatively leveraging technology the opportunity to demonstrate their innovations to a large group of tech-savvy, potential employees. Educators and educational institutions can have their tech-oriented students show off projects and promote technology training programs they offer to their students.

(4 days)

San Diego Convention Center111 Harbor DrSan DiegoCA92101

XPONENTIAL is a yearly gathering of global leaders and end users in the uncrewed systems and robotics industry. Founded on the belief that cross-pollination drives innovation, it features opportunities to connect and problem-solve with experts across markets and domains. 

At XPONENTIAL, more than 7,500 of the world’s top experts in autonomous technology come together to change the course of human progress. This event is proud to welcome technologists, users, buyers, policymakers, and strategists from over 20 industries and 60 countries. No matter your role, XPONENTIAL will help you stay competitive and take advantage of immediate business opportunities. 

XPONENTIAL is co-hosted by The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA). As the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of uncrewed systems and robotics and one of the world’s largest organizers of international trade shows, their teams are committed to ensuring that new autonomous technologies are implemented in safe and equitable ways — so that autonomy works for everyone.

(3 days)

Embassy Suites Seattle Downtown - Pioneer Square225 South King St.SeattleWA98014

In these free hands-on, interactive workshops, attendees will learn how to develop and leverage a future-facing set of skill standards for any technical discipline.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed via a stipend. Participating schools must send at least two people: one faculty member and one administrator.

"ITSS Summit" attendees will...

  • Understand the elements of the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) Model and the skill standards development cycle
  • Discuss strategies for recruiting subject matter experts
  • Practice preparing and hosting SME meetings to prioritize in-demand job skills and KPIs
  • Convert the job skills into student learning outcomes
  • Workshop implementing the skill standard materials into curriculum
  • Develop mentored “action plans” for next steps

(9 days)

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas650 S Griffin StDallasTX75202

The 2024 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will be held April 25 through May 3 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The annual event brings together the top VEX IQ Robotics Competition, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U Robotics Competition teams from around the globe to celebrate their accomplishments and be crowned champions.

Go beyond focusing solely on presenting yourself as the optimal candidate and utilize the interview to determine if an internship/job opportunity is a “Good Fit” for you. In this workshop you’ll gain strategies to clarify your career and educational goals and frame questions to obtain accurate information to assess if a workplace will support those goals, while also learning to recognize potential misalignments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Define what a ‘bad fit' or 'toxic work environment’ is
  • Outline and clarify your own goals before the interview
  • Use questions during an interview to determine whether a workplace is in alignment with your goals and values
  • Articulate strategies and practice language to frame questions
  • Describe examples of verbal and non-verbal red flags indicating the opportunity may not be a “Good Fit”
  • Describe factors that can make it difficult to recognize and weigh the potential impact of red flags during and after an interview

ASME's 2nd Annual Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SSDM) gathers aerospace structures, structural dynamics, and materials engineers and researchers from industry, academia, and government agencies to discuss technical advancements in this growing sector. The program is designed to not only showcase the latest research but also encourage meaningful dialogue in a dynamic setting.

Attend SSDM to:

  • Meet your next R&D partner: Connect with government agencies.
  • Advance your products: Choose among hundreds of technical presentations to discover new ways to build, test, and develop aerospace technologies
  • Facilitate product advancement: Participate in sessions focused on applied technological design and development
  • Expand your knowledge in specialized topic areas: Discover new avenues in aerospace structures, structural dynamics, or material
  • Promote your company: Connect with aerospace industry decision makers in person to stay ahead of your competition

In response to community requests, InnovATEBIO will be holding a series of community meetings organized by topic. All meetings will be Fridays from 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern time. Join presenters Friday, May 10th to talk about Program Development, Articulations, Policy, and Advocacy.

This webinar will introduce accessibility techniques and approaches to help livestream event producers plan and design their virtual, hybrid, or in-person events that get broadcasted. 

This webinar will look at examples of different types of livestreams, basic equipment and software that's needed, and how to manage human-written live captions and sign language interpretation.  

In addition to accessibility, this webinar will touch on low-carbon producing as well as using commons-based, open-source software for livestreaming.

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.

(3 days)

Sheraton Dallas400 Olive StDallasTX75201

This year’s conference theme “Strengthening Ecosystems: Aligning Stakeholders to Bridge the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap” highlights the collective effort to strengthen the cybersecurity landscape. By joining forces with key partners, we can foster a more robust cybersecurity ecosystem to bridge the workforce gap.

(3 days)

San Diego Convention Center111 Harbor DriveSan DiegoCA92101

BIO 2024 is heading back West to San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. This conference features innovative programming around the current and future state of biotech. Including areas like therapeutic frontiers, the business of biotech, regulatory and policy outlooks, and human capital.

Also, take part in BIO One-on-One Partnering to find potential business partners and request meetings through our easy-to-use online system. You can expect to find senior biotech executives, business development leaders, and investors from premier firms participating.

(3 days)

Online

Participants in this workshop will learn about the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program and how to most effectively apply for grant funding. Faculty must propose a specific project to improve an ATE-eligible technical program in a one page proposal. One-page proposals will be reviewed through April 1st or until all spaces are full. Proposals will be either accepted or sent back for corrections and the website will remain open until the workshop and a waiting list are full. Workshop activities will include presentations; planning and writing sessions with mentors who have had extensive experience with ATE and NSF; and networking with colleagues from similar institutions around the country. Two faculty from each college can receive stipend support.

(5 days)

Big Sandy Community & Technical College Prestonsburg Campus1 Bert Combs DrPrestonsburgKY41653

GenCyber: Appalachian Solutions Teacher Academy includes a one-week in-person session summer training that will assist 10 middle school and 10 high school teachers from any discipline to develop and integrate cyber modules into their classroom. The purpose is to spread awareness in Cybersecurity to students that normally do not have access. Academy participants will engage in hands-on explorations of the many aspects of security including ethics, networks, phishing, social engineering, ethical hacking, and password management/cracking. Academy participants will also develop lesson plans for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. The 2024 academy will be open to 10 high school teachers and 10 middle school teachers within the Big Sandy Community & Technical College service area to include Floyd, Martin, Magoffin, Pike and Johnson counties.

Academy participants will explore the world of cybersecurity with experts in the field through fun, real-world learning experiences enhanced by close teacher-student interaction. Camp activities include hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, games, career exploration, and campus tours. To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all teacher participants at no cost. A stipend will be provided for full participation. The GenCyber program is financially supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.

(2 days)

Moraine Valley Community College9000 College PkwyPalos HillsIL60465

Cybersecurity impacts everyone and every discipline. This is an opportunity to learn how cybersecurity intersects with your discipline.  Discover how to integrate new technologies into your classroom and gain a broader understanding of cybersecurity's role in different disciplines.

At the CyAD Conference, engage in specialized workshops designed to delve into the cybersecurity aspects relevant to your discipline. This conference will cover a wide range of topics, including securing business operations, protecting healthcare data, ensuring cybersecurity in automotive systems, protecting critical infrastructure, and much more.

 A travel stipend will be available to eligible faculty traveling from outside the area of the event to assist with transportation costs.

(3 days)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town1900 Diagonal RoadAlexandriaVA22314

In these free hands-on, interactive workshops, attendees will learn how to develop and leverage a future-facing set of skill standards for any technical discipline.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed via a stipend. Participating schools must send at least two people: one faculty member and one administrator.

"ITSS Summit" attendees will...

  • Understand the elements of the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) Model and the skill standards development cycle
  • Discuss strategies for recruiting subject matter experts
  • Practice preparing and hosting SME meetings to prioritize in-demand job skills and KPIs
  • Convert the job skills into student learning outcomes
  • Workshop implementing the skill standard materials into curriculum
  • Develop mentored “action plans” for next steps

(3 days)

Commercial Avenue Campus2125 Commercial AveMadisonWI53704

Learn how to teach solar principles in effective, engaging ways in your classroom! Join CREATE in Madison, WI for the STEM Educator Solar Institute. 

At the Institute, you’ll use tools of the trade to install and commission a residential size solar photovoltaic array. You’ll review and practice necessary safety measures and electrical principles. Finally, you’ll perform (and take with you) ready to use hands-on classroom lab activities that will enable you to bring solar energy to life in your classroom. 

  • Class morning and afternoon at Madison College’s Commercial Avenue campus and outdoor solar photovoltaic training yard. 
  • Hotel accommodations in downtown Madison for two nights provided, along with breakfast and lunch. 
  • $600 stipend paid to participants after full completion of the Academy. 
  • Lab equipment award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued at $1200). 
  • One graduate credit available (estimated cost $65).

(4 days)

Sinclair Community College Automotive Building 20220 South Edwin C Moses BlvdDaytonOH45402

Faculty will apply to participate through an online registration page on the project website. To participate, faculty members must provide a letter of support from their home institutions certifying support of their participation and must:

  • Teach at an ASE Education Accredited postsecondary institution
  • Hold an ASE certification in an area affected by electric vehicle technology
  • Have at least two years of experience teaching automotive technology
  • Agree to integrate new concepts related to electric vehicles into their curricula as a result of attending the professional development activities
  • Agree to report student demographics and outcomes data regarding the effects of secondary school outreach activities and the use of new materials for project reports
  • Agree to participate in assessments of the project and focus groups conducted by the external evaluator to inform continuous improvements
  • Attend all three days of institute

(3 days)

Commercial Avenue Campus2125 Commercial AveMadisonWI53704

Join CREATE in Madison for the Solar Plus Storage Institute. You will be guided through hands-on lessons designed to teach students the fundamentals behind energy storage systems and how solar + energy storage works as a whole. Use the hands-on lessons provided during the institute in your classroom and give your students an introduction to this booming industry.

  • Class morning and afternoon at Madison College’s Commercial Avenue campus and outdoor solar. photovoltaic training yard.
  • Hotel accommodations in downtown Madison for two nights provided, along with breakfast and lunch.
  • $600 stipend paid to participants after full completion of the Academy.
  • Lab equipment award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued at $1200). 
  • One graduate credit available (estimated cost $65).

(4 days)

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center2345 McGee StKansas CityMO64108

Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with preparing America’s skilled 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.

(3 days)

Central Lakes College501 W College Dr.BrainerdMN56401

The 2024 MTTIA conference is being held on August 6-8 at Central Lakes College, in Brainerd, MN with evening activities at Cragun’s Resort. Secondary and post-secondary transportation instructors from around the Midwest meet at this conference to share best practices and update their skills. Attending this year’s conference will satisfy the yearly requirement of 20 hours of ASE Certified Automotive Technology training. This is a must conference for those who want to stay abreast of changing technology! Attendees will also receive a CEU certificate at the end of the conference.

Space Ag Conference seeks to explore the potential of advanced agriculture technologies to transform the AgTech industry in space, with the understanding that solutions to space-based challenges can often be applied to those on Earth.

Our world’s production system is undergoing a dramatic shift towards sustainable practices and greater food security. Space agriculture and the technology it provides could help farmers produce higher crop yields with less land and energy. This is our opportunity to dream big and envision a bold future for agriculture 

Goals of the Conference:

  • Encourage the next generation of innovators to dream
  • Explore agricultural possibilities through the lens of space
  • Showcase the challenges of space agriculture
  • Speed up collaboration and innovation
  • Highlight cooperation with NASA + space industry leaders

Ongoing

This hands-on workshop will introduce faculty to an entry level Mechatronics course (Concepts of Electronics) taught to high school students at a distance in Nebraska and Minnesota. It is the first of 4 courses being designed to deliver to high school students. Attendees will learn best practices for delivering technical course work online, assemble a trainer and perform lab exercises designed for high school students.

All participants will take their finished trainer (valued over $300) home and be asked to create a lab with the trainer to share with other workshop attendees and the iMEC community. A bill of materials and curriculum will also be made available. Teams of a high school instructor and State/community college faculty are encouraged to attend as a team. The workshop is FREE, lunch will be provided, and attendees will take their trainer home to use in their own classrooms. 


Workshop Topics:

  • Overview of the iMEC projects
  • Dual enrollment strategies
  • Share good practices working with high schools
  • Building trainers from components
  • Review web curriculum
  • Labs and videos
  • Complete the trainer

Past

The Community College Innovation Challenge is led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; receive full travel support to attend an Innovation Boot Camp held in Washington, D.C.; and compete for cash awards of up to $3,000 per team member. Up to 12 finalist teams will be selected to attend the Innovation Boot Camp and receive coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills. Finalist teams also participate in a Student Innovation Session and engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, and a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals. Join AACC, a CCIC judge, and a student finalist team member from the 2023 competition to learn about the CCIC, why you should apply, and how to do so by the April 2 deadline.

Global Mapper Pro offers numerous advanced geospatial tools, explicitly focusing on lidar and point cloud management and analysis. In this session, explore the latest additions to Global Mapper Pro version 25.1, which complements the core functionality of the standard version.

(2 days)

IRSC Pruitt Campus, William and Helen Thomas STEM Center500 N.W. California BoulevardPort St. LucieFL34986

The National Electric Vehicle Consortium (NEVC), funded by the National Science Foundation, promotes the interaction of a critical mass of academic, agency, and industry experts across all EV disciplines to help secure the nation's EV workforce pipeline. 

  1. Share best practices (curriculum, recruitment, certifications, resources and more) across all EV sectors.
  2. Discuss gaps and funding opportunities to address those gaps.
  3. Identify opportunities for tours, presentations, and partnerships.
  4. Support the development of an entry level attainable industry recognized certification across all EV sectors.

From small performances to large commencement ceremonies, and all the guest lectures and hackathons in-between, higher education institutions strive to ensure events held on campus are accessible to anyone who wants to attend. However, coordinating among the multiple entities responsible for putting on events and determining who should be responsible for the various aspects can be challenging. This webinar will address multiple aspects of event access, including communication needs, physical spaces, digital mediums, and more. Focus will be placed on reducing the institution's reliance on the disability professionals to create access, and will provide actionable tools and processes for other campus entities to increase their comfort and ability to create events with meaningful access for all attendees, no matter their disabilities.

As technical educators, we all understand how internship opportunities can be a pivotal part of any technical education program.  But sometimes establishing and implementing Internships for students can be daunting.  Please join us for the next Energy Educator Coffee Hour and share your experience (or lack thereof) with providing internship opportunities to your students. Success stories, lessons learned, best-practice ideas, or general questions are all welcome.

Join this webcast from CCPI-STEM to learn more about NSF ATE Labor and it's Economic Impact!

In response to community requests, InnovATEBIO will be holding a series of community meetings organized by topic. All meetings will be Fridays from 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern time. Join InnovATEBIO on Friday, Feb 23rd to talk about Increasing Work-Based Learning Opportunities

To establish a successful working relationship with your mentor-manager, it's important to assess and understand key factors including their priorities, goals and workstyles as well as your own. In this interactive session, presents will discuss best practices using real-life examples and explore how good intentions without proactive communication strategies can lead to misunderstandings in the workplace. You will learn what to pay attention to from the start, tangible actions you should take, and how to measure the success of your working relationship with your mentor-manager in order to set yourself up for success.

Workshop participants will come away with strategies to:

  • Clarify and assess you and your mentor-manager’s goals, priorities, and values.
  • Assess your workstyle and that of your mentor-manager (and other colleagues)
  • Scope your situation: Utilize an investigative (proactive) approach to assess the 4 key factors in your workplace: the work, your boss, the team, and the organization

Has your college been an ATE grantee? Did you have a New-to-ATE grant? Keep the momentum going! Take advantage of what ATE funding can do for your college's technician education programs and students by "Moving Up” with additional ATE funding. A checklist will be provided along with tips for what will make your proposal more competitive, how requirements and reviewer expectations change when you take the next step, and where you can get help to make your proposal more viable. This session offers strategies, insider tips, and mistakes to avoid in seeking your next ATE grant . . . and gets you started! 

Successfully diversifying STEM education requires a deep understanding of the lived experiences of underrepresented students as they navigate systems that were often not created with them in mind. Numbers only tell part of the story of the challenges these students face while pursuing higher education and thus hold a limited understanding of the solution to diversifying STEM education.

This webinar focuses on how inclusive qualitative data gathering methods can honor the complexity of the challenges in diversifying the STEM workforce. Webinar participants will better understand the power that qualitative insights hold in identifying challenges in access to quality education, patterns in utilization of services, and potential solutions that students self-formulate to navigate educational environments. These insights can then be harnessed to create more equitable learning environments where underrepresented students can thrive. Participants will learn to identify opportunities when qualitative evaluation can be advantageous in promoting the success of underrepresented students in STEM education.

Presented by EvaluATE.

Blue Marble product managers and software developers are busily planning and writing lines of code that will eventually evolve into Global Mapper Standard Version 25.1. Each release brings a plethora of new and improved functionality throughout virtually all aspects of the software. This session will introduce and demonstrate some of the highlights of version 25.1, including enhanced capabilities for working with vector, raster, and terrain data.

(3 days)

Online

Axe-con is the world’s largest digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to an accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Building accessible digital experiences requires a team effort, across design, development, management, testing, accessibility experts, and of course, legal. Axe-con is the first of its kind, dedicating topics to each of these key players. This is not an assistive technology convention.

Talks at axe-con will include case studies from enterprise companies leading in large-scale accessibility efforts, as well as best practices and updates from technology leaders around the world. Attendance of axe-con sessions can also be used towards continuing education (CE) towards IAAP certification.

Topics of focus will include accessibility in development, accessibility in design, organizational success with accessibility, and a wildcard track. Join to learn how to build, test, monitor, and maintain digital accessibility.

(6 days)

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center900 Convention Center Blvd.New OrleansLA70130

Every two years, the Ocean Sciences Meeting unifies the oceans community to share findings, connect scientists from around the world, and advance the impact of science. The Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS). Through the combined power of these three organizations, affiliated partners, and working with the broader conservation-focused community, this meeting provides attendees the opportunity to bridge disciplines, connect communities, and make lasting partnerships. 

Join KidWind for this solar-focused virtual workshop to explore the science of solar power!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of solar power including the science and technology of solar PV and thermal energy. This workshop will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on, energy-based learning.

All teachers who pre-register will receive a $100 kit before the 3 hour virtual training and will go through how to use these materials in the classroom. This workshop has self-guided and in-person components.

Some things to know:

  • This workshop and the materials used are geared towards middle school and high school teachers.
  • No prior knowledge of hydropower is required.
  • You will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.
  • You will need access to a sink to do some basic hydropower experiments.
  • KidWind will ship you a box of material 4-7 days before the workshop.
  • Preservice and retired teachers are welcome!

Use discount code CREATEWK2024 to reduce the registration cost to $10. Register by February 7th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

High Tech Kids delivers fun, hands-on STEM programs and events that inspire Minnesota youth to BUILD confidence, CREATE opportunities and THRIVE as the next generation of innovators, during this event there will also be a Discovery fair for students to learn about STEAM and take part in hands-on activities. 

High Tech Kids is a Minnesota 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and collaborates with FIRST as the Minnesota Program Delivery Partner for FIRST LEGO League Explore, FIRST LEGO League Challenge and FIRST Tech Challenge. High Tech Kids supports all Minnesota teams and volunteers by offering training, tournament opportunities, volunteer coordination and community outreach.

This session will review and provide an opportunity to try out formative credentialing assessments that are part of the upcoming CyberWatch Microcredentials for Secure Computing. The BAR acronym stands for Behaviorally Anchored Rating. Much evidence shows that when BAR scales, based on the tasks that must be performed to excel in a career position, are used to evaluate capability maturity, the results are less biased and more accurate predictors of future job performance. The previous Raise the BAR assessments have been used by companies, such as IBM, to identify the most qualified candidates for open positions. This year's program will also include the Core Concept Readiness Inventories which assess your stock of knowledge in four fundamental domains of information security: 

  1. C-I-A Triad
  2. Controls, Threats & Attacks
  3. Cryptography
  4. Security Testing, Engineering, and Operations

The Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment will provide a proficiency profile and opportunity to earn badges in recognition for demonstration of conceptual understanding of the prerequisite knowledge for a career in information security and readiness to fully benefit from an information security fundamentals course. The  Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment is therefore ideal for a student who is in the beginning or middle of their educational program but can be of value to any student who wishes to demonstrate to prospective employers that they possess the knowledge required to apply information security concepts in information technology and networking job roles that are the feeders into cybersecurity specialist jobs. The complete Information Security Readiness Assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Do you have an idea for applying to the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC)? Do you have questions on the application process? Join the AACC for an idea vetting and discussion session and talk with a former CCIC judge and student participant as well as representatives from the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges. Come share your project ideas and receive informal feedback as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about the CCIC application process.

Join the Community College Presidents Initiative - STEM to participate in the second Community College Thought Leaders’ Dialogue.

Northland Aerospace Campus13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

The Aerial Drone Competition offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, student-centered learning. Teams learn about drones, flight principles, programming, documentation and communication skills while expanding their understanding and building interest for Drone-related workforce and career opportunities. Recommended for students grades 5-12, teams will compete in local and national competitions where students work together to complete four missions.

Ready to fully develop a cybersecurity program at your institution? According to Cyberseek.org, there are over 570,000 cybersecurity job openings nationwide. A cybersecurity program at your institution could attract new students, expand employer connections, and open new opportunities for grant funding.

Instructional deans and faculty who want to start a cybersecurity program will learn step-by-step how to create a program at their college or university. The workshop is based on successful cybersecurity program efforts from colleges and universities across the nation. The program standards set by the National Security Agency. 

Workshop Topics: 

  • How to utilize national standards (NICE, CAE) to develop or improve a cybersecurity program.
  • Steps to develop a cybersecurity program including cost estimates and curriculum resources.
  • Funding sources for proposed or existing cybersecurity programs.
  • Tips and resources for a successful grant proposal.
  • Overview of the National Security Agency (NSA) Program of Study (PoS) validation and CAE designation application process. 

The Community College Innovation Challenge is led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; receive full travel support to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.; and compete for cash awards of up to $3,000 per team member. Up to 12 finalist teams will be selected to attend the Innovation Boot Camp and receive coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills. Finalist teams also participate in a Student Innovation Session and engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, and a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals. Join AACC and team mentors from the 2023 competition to learn about the CCIC, and why you should support a student team from your institution to apply by the April 2 deadline.

The ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) is organized by the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division (CEED), the College Industry Partnership Division (CIPD), the Continuing Professional Development Division (CPDD), and the Engineering Technology Division (ETD). Since 1976, the annual conference has been a place for workshops, technical sessions, training, and plenary keynote and panels emphasizing the long and mutually beneficial partnerships among education, industry, and government.

The 2024 CIEC conference theme is Industry and Academia – Co-Creating the Future.

How can you improve the quality of your alt text while reducing the amount of time spent writing it? This webinar guides accessibility professionals, digital content creators, and educators through using AI to generate accurate and intricate alternative text (alt text) (an accessibility requirement for all informative images). It will provide examples of standard prompts created for Bard and Chat GPT 4 that can be uploaded with an image to quickly create high quality text, reducing the time spent on manual writing. These prompts work for a wide range of images, including but not limited to: infographics, diagrams, charts, figurative images, general images, art appreciation images, tables, scatter plots, graphs, math, and complicated equations. Finally, participants will explore best practices for using AI in accessibility work. Ultimately, this webinar can empower participants to speed their accessibility processes and enhance their online course and web accessibility, making digital content more inclusive for those with visual, learning, and cognitive disabilities, as well as those with limited internet bandwidth.

Are you interested in developing a new K-12 Credit Transfer Agreement (CTA) for your cybersecurity program?  Do you already have a K-12 school in mind but not sure how to move forward? 

Attend this K-12 Credit Transfer Agreement Development Workshop on Tuesday, February 6th @ 1:30pm – 3:00pm CT.  This workshop will have dual credit experts on hand to explain and help us navigate this process, and a guide and resources to assist with developing your own cybersecurity agreement. This event will help demystify the CTA process and provide support as you create your agreement. This event will be available to join on Zoom on Tuesday, February 6th: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/97762033385?pwd=RVEwWFNPQXJoK2NxTDFhUzNHNk1wQT09

Meeting ID: 977 6203 3385
Passcode: CTA

Project scope creep occurs when your original project scope expands to include additional features and functionality without the corresponding adjustments to time, budget, or other resources. Scope creep is one of the biggest project management pitfalls, the leading cause of projects over budget, and a key driver of reducing company profitability. The good news is that you can take some simple actions to reduce scope creep on your engineering projects significantly.

(2 days)

Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration2900 Parkway BoulevardKissimmeeFL34747

It is the goal of the AIM 2024 conference to serve as a forum for sharing concepts, processes and technologies that can be beneficial to all. The conference will focus on Asset Integrity Management of the key infrastructure of 4 key critical industries: Power Generation (Nuclear, Fossil, Hydro, and Renewables), Oil and Gas (Up, Mid and Downstream & LNG), Transportation and Water.

The conference is intended to cover the ASME core technical areas related to energy, manufacturing, and robotics and cross cutting technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity, materials, design, reliability, and sustainability. The conference will include topics such as emerging technologies for monitoring damage levels, analytical tools to quantify degradation rates with focus on probabilistic developments, case histories and definition of the way forward to develop recommended practices and standards.

Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (3CS) sessions explore or document innovative ideas, evidence-based practices, and demonstration of techniques and technologies for raising the capability maturity of the cybersecurity workforce. Proposers of sessions for 3CS are encouraged to submit a brief abstract of their session idea. The lead author of an accepted session proposal will receive a $200 participation stipend and a travel stipend of up to $1,800 based on your distance from the workshop venue. Stipend funding is limited and determined by the date of proposal acceptance. Submit your session idea as soon as possible to ensure funds are available to support your attendance. Please refer to the Call for Session Proposals for further details on the dates, times, and locations.

Receive guidance from experienced session presenters and facilitators during the one-day 3CS Session Proposal Development Workshop. Workshop mentors receive a $500 participation stipend and a travel stipend up to $1,800 based on your distance from the workshop venue. All workshop mentors are recognized as a Fellow of the Cyber Ready G-Force – the generating force raising cybersecurity capabilities and career readiness.

Authors of accepted proposals will be scheduled for a workshop on one day of the event. You are welcome to attend all workshop days to learn from and provide feedback to the other session organizers.

Want to learn how to develop a successful conference, grant, or publication proposal? If you do not have a session idea ready to present, you can attend the workshop as an observer for only $25.

Like vacuum pump technology, the vast differences in molecular density at atmosphere and high or ultra-high vacuum require a multitude of pressure measurement techniques. This course describes a wide range of pressure measurement approaches as well as the pros and cons of each device. Certain process-specific characteristics are identified that might guide the user on the selection of the suite of instruments required to cover large pressure ranges.

Weatherization jobs are vital for our transition to a clean energy future,  yet weatherization employers face a continual struggle to fill their open positions. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy and a nationwide coalition of partners, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is developing a vast array of new resources to help weatherization employers recruit effectively and increase awareness of the benefits of weatherization careers. These recruitment materials will help the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) hire a new generation of home energy professionals, including individuals from underrepresented communities. 

The central hub of this work is Green Workforce Connect, a new platform that connects job seekers and contractors to weatherization employers. Tune in to this upcoming webinar to learn about Green Workforce Connect and how your organization can leverage it to achieve your recruitment goals. 

Webinar attendees will learn: 

  • What resources Green Workforce Connect currently includes and how to use them 
  • How these recruitment materials and strategies will be piloted in three states before rolling out to a national audience in September 2024
  • How you can stay informed about updates and expansions to Green Workforce Connect

In today's society as well as in academia, the integration of Generative AI into our daily tasks and current pedagogies is no longer a distant vision—it's our present reality. This webinar offers a pragmatic exploration of how Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, could affect curriculum development, transform classrooms, and enhance student experiences; provides practical applications of Generative AI, from streamlining daily tasks to guiding students' learning; explores how anticipated advancements in Generative AI could change class design, facilitation, and assessment of student learning; and addresses the pressing question of how educators can seamlessly embed Generative AI into their curricula while ensuring each course's learning objectives are met. As the educational landscape undergoes this pivotal shift, mastering the potential of Generative AI becomes not just advantageous, but essential. Come learn how to unravel the intricacies of incorporating Generative AI into everyday academic tasks, curriculum development, and classroom management!

By the end of this presentation, learners will:

  • Recognize and be able to articulate the current applications of Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in daily academic tasks, curriculum planning, and student learning experiences.
  • Gain insights into upcoming advancements in Generative AI, enabling them to predict and prepare for changes in classroom structures, teaching methodologies, and student assessment techniques.
  • Comprehend the significance of Generative AI in the evolving educational scenario and acquire the skills to effectively incorporate it into curriculum planning, everyday academic operations, and classroom environments, ensuring they remain leaders in this transformative era and optimally prepare students for a globalized future.

Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials. 

The duration of this webinar is one hour, which is equal to 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

(3 days)

Orlando World Center Marriott8701 World Center DriveOrlandoFL32821

ATIA 2024 is where the assistive technology community will gather, January 25–27, in Orlando, Florida and virtually! Over the past 24 years, the ATIA conference has been the leading community-building and learning event for all things AT.

Connect with thousands of assistive technology practitioners, teachers, parents, caregivers, persons with disabilities, and more. Discover new technologies, opportunities, and creative ideas that support the power of the AT community. Inspire and empower one another as you engage in authentic, thought-provoking, and collaborative (and fun!) experiences that will shape a better future for persons with disabilities.

(4 days)

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel500 Canal StreetNew OrleansLA70130

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will present their annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI). WDI 2024 is the premier annual convening for new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals. WDI 2024 will be held January 23-26, 2024.

The program will feature an array of perspectives highlighting innovative strategies and promising practices to support your workforce and economic development efforts.

Join KidWind for this wind-focused, three-hour virtual workshop to explore the science of wind power!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of wind power including the science and technology of wind turbines and blade design. This workshop will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on energy-based learning.

All teachers who pre-register will receive a $100 kit before the 3 hour virtual training and will go through how to use these materials in the classroom.

Some things to know:

  • This workshop and the materials used are geared towards middle school and high school teachers.
  • No prior knowledge of wind energy is required.
  • You will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.
  • KidWind will ship you a box of material 4-7 days before the workshop.
  • Preservice and retired teachers are welcome!

Use discount code CREATEWK2024 to reduce the registration cost to $10. Register by January 17th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

Join this monthly convening of the National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance. This month's topic is Opportunities for Partnerships That Create Good Jobs and Address Equity Through the IRA, IIJA, and the CHIPS Act.

This webinar will provide an opportunity to understand how strong partnerships between community-based organizations, labor unions, government agencies, and companies seeking federal funding are required to receive incentives from the nearly $2 trillion in investments available through recent legislation, including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the Chips and Science Act. By leveraging strong partnerships, attendees will see the benefits that lead to creating good jobs that address equity, presenting opportunities for local communities to better compete for funding and maximize incentives.

The webinar will be led by Doug Bloch, Principal and Strategic Consultant at Bloch Industries. This will be an interactive session where questions and discussion are encouraged.

There is no one vacuum pump technology that can work from atmosphere down to high vacuum (pressures in the range of 10-6 Torr) and below. The achievement of low pressures in research or industrial vacuum systems requires a well-engineered combination of pumping technologies. The mechanisms to pump gases at high molecular densities are quite different from the techniques needed to move molecules once their numbers are substantially reduced. This webinar will discuss some of the measures required to achieve high vacuum and review the range of tools designed specifically to get to a low base pressure. Simple modeling will be introduced which will illustrate critical pressure ranges during pump down and system-specific characteristics that must be considered when determining pump down time and base pressures. The course will include details on the operating principles of rotary vane and dry scroll pumps, as well as turbomolecular, cryopumps, and oil-based diffusion pumps required to reach high vacuum.

(3 days)

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa3793 NE Ocean BlvdJensen BeachFL34957

The Florida Career Pathways Network is a membership organization for educators, employers, and workforce development partners involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, Career & Technical Education, and other related education reform initiatives. Join other Career Pathways and CTE Florida leaders and practitioners for a variety of workshops, professional dialogues, and a student showcase from around the state. More importantly learn from this year's selected Best Practice Award winners as they highlight all of the great innovation and achievements within their programs.

(3 days)

Washington Hilton1919 Connecticut Ave NWWashingtonDC20009

The National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are pleased to invite you to attend the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) 2024 Job Fair at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C. on January 8 – 10, 2024.  

The SFS Job Fair serves as a signature cybersecurity hiring event bringing together more than 950 cybersecurity participants from undergraduate and graduate programs and Federal, State, Local, and Tribal government. Attending this event will help bridge the gap between classroom theories and real-world application. You will be able to share your experiences, network, and platform to give your SFS recipients the valuable tools in preparing them to be workforce ready.

This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in vacuum technology and how they apply to system design and operation. Subjects covered include molecular density in vacuum, the ideal gas law, molecular flow in vacuum pressure regimes, characteristics of gas composition at various molecular densities, general principles of gas-solid interactions, vacuum pump technology, pressure sensors, leak detection and the impact of fundamental design decisions and operating practices on vacuum system performance. It is intended for people who are new to vacuum or may not have any formal training. It also provides a general review for those who have had some formal training in vacuum technology. The student should achieve a general understanding of vacuum technology as a foundation for further training in vacuum system design and thin film deposition.

Co-hosted by BEST and LBNL, the 2024 National Institute is the premier event for college faculty, students, and technical professionals aspiring to improve their knowledge and application of high-performance building operations. This year's theme is Less Carbon, More Action! Strategies for Buildings & Technician Education. Lively presentations and roundtable discussions will explore the convergence of new federal initiatives, recently adopted state and local building performance policies, field research on emerging technologies, and workforce education requirements in response to building decarbonization and energy efficiency imperatives.

Learn about advances in building technology and educational strategies at the intersection of technician education, sustainability, energy conservation, clean energy, healthy building operations, and climate change mitigation policies. A dynamic line-up of speakers and interactive sessions will feature these topics and more: 

  • Decarbonization through energy conservation, electrification, distributed energy resources & grid load flexibility
  • Innovative technology research and building performance standards
  • Residential and commercial demonstration projects
  • Education and workforce opportunities for “smart” buildings, building automation & commercial HVAC.

The institute will be a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies and education at the intersection of sustainability, energy conservation, clean energy, and healthy building operations.

(2 days)

Cisco Building 9260 E. TasmanSan JoseCA95134

The ICT Educators' Conference is back in person at the Cisco Campus in San Jose. This year's theme, "It's The Human Network," celebrates the incredible power of personal connections, collaboration, and the shared passion for all things ICT.


What to Expect:

  • Engaging Sessions: Hear from industry experts, business partners, and your peers. Learn about the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in the world of ICT education.
  • Inspiring Speakers: Hear from thought leaders who are shaping the future of technology education. Gain insights, perspectives, and strategies that will empower your teaching journey.
  • Networking Galore: Connect with fellow educators, enthusiasts, and professionals who share your passion for ICT. Build lasting relationships, exchange ideas, and expand your network.
  • Tour Cisco San Jose: Immerse yourself in the innovative atmosphere of Cisco a hub of technological advancement and inspiration in the heart of Silicon Valley.

(4 days)

Nashville Music City Center201 Rep. John Lewis Way SNashvilleTN37203

DMC is the nation’s annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of engineers, managers, technology leaders, scientists, and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base. Leaders and manufacturing subject matter experts from government, industry, and academia exchange information and perspectives on defense manufacturing policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest manufacturing innovations that will benefit our warfighters.

Attendees range from CEO- and Flag Officer/SES-level to working-level manufacturing-oriented engineers, scientists, and business practice/policy makers and include technology implementers, system designers and representatives of the warfighters. Typical attendance is over 1,000 primarily government and industry participant with a smaller complement from academia.

How often have you heard from employers that they are looking to hire graduates with the book knowledge and essential soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace? Many employers believe soft skills are just as important, if not more so, than hard skills. As an educator, how can you teach soft skills to college students? During this workshop, participants learn about the necessary soft skills most employers desire. Participants leave with a set of strategies they can use to help their students develop soft skills that are critical for future success.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or will be able to:

  • Describe employability skills.
  • Know the difference between soft and hard skills.
  • Summarize common skills desired by employers.
  • Describe ways to help students improve their soft skills.

It is estimated that 85 percent of all jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be invented. Couple this with a recent survey that states nearly 50 percent of millennials do not believe college is worth it. For those who do enroll, nearly half drop out within their first year of studies and only 10 to 12 percent of students of color will persist to graduation. At the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, how can community college leaders redesign their services to help students find their personalized pathway, create a sense of belonging, and build equitable bridges to social and economic mobility? Participants learn new transformative strategies they might consider for their own institution based upon work conducted at Tallahassee Community College through the Culture of CARE initiative.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or will be able to:

  • Identify the core tenets of the advent of the fourth industrial revolution as it relates to education's equity imperative, the future of work, and the future of learning.
  • Explore trends happening in higher education post-pandemic and evaluate the role of community colleges within this arena.
  • Identify strategies to take back to their campus.
     

This workshop will look at assistive technology to help with a range of writing skill levels. We'll see apps to help with different stages from drafting to revising along with learning the basics and various digital and voice options.

In a world driven by data, the power of evaluation comes from our ability to weave data points into a story that meaningfully answers our project’s questions. The interpretation of evaluation findings is a crucial step in the evaluation process that turns analyzed data into useful evaluative conclusions. The process of interpretations extracts valuable insights that can help project staff understand project impact and make informed decisions.  In this webinar, presenters will focus on practical strategies to interpret evaluation findings that inform meaningful project improvements and assess overall effectiveness. These strategies include comparative analysis against historical or baseline data, benchmarking against national datasets, and participatory sense-making sessions. This webinar is for project leaders and staff who are looking to make the most out of their project evaluations and evaluators who are looking to increase the transparency and utility of their evaluation conclusions.

(2 days)

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak7677 N 16th StPhoenixAZ85020

In its ninth year, the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference has gathered the most dynamic and innovative cybersecurity education leaders and professionals from across the US for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration to promote the discovery of cybersecurity careers and multiple pathways, identify methods to transform learning, and much more. 

NICE K12 is known to cybersecurity-related educators and educational stakeholders as the best place to engage with the thought leaders and pioneers leading the charge in classrooms, schools, districts, and regional and statewide cybersecurity education programs. NICE K12 is the national hub for providing resources in innovative teaching and learning for K12 educators to inspire their students to be the future cybersecurity workforce.

Join this Webcast/Podcast from the Community College Presidents Initiative - STEM to learn more about Strengthening STEM Education at Minority Serving Institutions through NSF ATE Funding.

Go beyond focusing solely on presenting yourself as the optimal candidate and utilize the interview to determine if an internship/job opportunity is a “Good Fit” for you! In this workshop you’ll gain strategies to clarify your career and educational goals and frame questions to obtain accurate information to assess if a workplace will support those goals, while also learning to recognize potential misalignments. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Define what a ‘bad fit' or 'toxic work environment’ is 
  • Outline and clarify your own goals before the interview 
  • Use questions during an interview to determine whether a workplace is in alignment with your goals and values 
  • Articulate strategies and practice language to frame questions 
  • Describe examples of verbal and non-verbal red flags indicating the opportunity may not be a “Good Fit” 
  • Describe factors that can make it difficult to recognize and weigh the potential impact of red flags during and after an interview 

Northland Community and Technical College along with the National Center for Autonomous Technologies will be hosting a pre-register open house event for student in grades 7-12. Schools can pre-register students for hands-on classes that teach them about aviation, drones, electronics, STEM & much more. Students will be able to take part in 3-4 classes that run about 45 minutes long and lunch will be provided.

NEW THIS YEAR! There will be some local & regional Industry partners joining for a mini career fair. Students will be able to visit with employers in these fields & learn about skills, education, wages, locations, & much more.

(3 days)

Morial Convention Center900 Convention Center BlvdNew OrleansLA70130

Underwater Intervention attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts, to share ideas, debate the issues of the moment and to create common agendas for the future of the industry. Underwater Intervention features some of the world’s leading figures within the upstream oil and gas industry coupled with technical sessions covering the most current challenges and up-to-date strategies and technologies.

Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (3CS) sessions explore or document innovative ideas, evidence-based practices, and demonstration of techniques and technologies for raising the capability maturity of the cybersecurity workforce.  Proposers of sessions for upcoming regional or national 3CS are encouraged to submit a brief abstract of their session idea. The lead author of an accepted session proposal will receive a $200 participation stipend and a travel stipend of up to $550 based on your distance from the workshop venue. Please refer to the Call for Session Proposals for further details on the dates, times, and locations.

Receive guidance from experienced session presenters and facilitators during the one-day 3CS Session Proposal Development Workshop. Workshop mentors receive a $500 participation stipend and a travel stipend up to $550 based on your distance from the workshop venue. All workshop mentors are recognized as a Fellow of the Cyber Ready G-Force -- the generating force raising cybersecurity capabilities and career readiness.

(3 days)

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown340 N 3rd StPhoenixAZ85004

The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is driven by, for and with the community. After 3 years of virtual meetings, 2023 ASMCUE will be co-located with Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Ariz. The ASMCUE conference will take place over a 3-day period and is expected to bring together educators from all over the world for an immersive experience. Attendees will gather to learn classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes.

Rather than a theme for ASMCUE content this year, the ASMCUE Planning Committee established a “subtitle” that welcomes attendees back to the in-person experience for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ASMCUE: Gap Junctions: Reconnecting Our Community for Diffusion of Ideas. This name reflects the mission, experience and emotions of ASMCUE.

Claire Guion and Maranda Thanasiu from Andelyn Biosciences, a gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization based in Ohio, will present on uses of real-time and digital droplet PCR in viral vector development and manufacturing and careers in this type of Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO).

Prior to Andelyn's presentation, Michelle Racey Ph.D. from Bio-Rad Laboratories will provide an introduction on advanced PCR technologies and applications used in Andelyn's work, and following Andelyn's presentation, Betsy Boedeker from St. Louis Community College and Leigh Brown from the Bio-Rad Explorer Program will discuss strategies for introducing these applications to students.

This workshop will demonstrate assistive technology to help with all stages of reading. Apps and tools to help with learning the basics, minimizing the effects of dyslexia, and helping with vision impairments are some areas that will be covered.

BioMADE and member Delgado Community College recently received a National Science Foundation grant to develop pioneering new industry-driven curricula for bioindustrial manufacturing that will build the technical workforce needed to support this growing sector. This webinar will cover the modules that will be developed, the topics they will cover, and how they will be disseminated.

Attend this webinar on November 15, 2023, to learn how you can get involved, through serving as a subject matter expert or on the Industry Advisory Council.

NCTC Aerospace Campus13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

The REC Foundation Aerial Drone Competition prepares our youth for these vocations now and in the future by strengthening skills they will rely on, both in the field and around the workplace. Through its uniquely engaging combination of teamwork and problem-solving, the competition challenges students to execute a problem-solving process that resembles the same mindset used by professionals in nearly every industry across the globe.

During an Aerial Drone Competition, students complete four missions: Teamwork, Piloting Skills , Autonomous Flight, and Communications. Through these missions, students discover opportunities to approach and solve new challenges with confidence.

RCTC Regional Sports Center851 30th Ave SERochesterMN55904

The STEAM Summit encourages more than 1,500 middle and high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering, art and math careers by connecting them to business and higher educational institutions which offer STEAM courses in a highly interactive, hands-on format.

This year’s event will focus on the interconnection of distributed clean energy and will take ​​​​​​place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an option to participate virtually.

The IREC Vision Summit is a one-day visionary exploration of what’s needed to make our nation’s bold clean energy goals a reality. This year’s Vision Summit will explore critical clean energy interconnection issues and elevate key solutions. The interconnection of DERs is a foundational element of the transition to a 100% clean, equitable, and resilient energy future. While significant barriers to interconnection on the distribution grid persist across the U.S., many innovative solutions are being developed and deployed. Attendees will gain practical skills to support effective distribution interconnection reform in the U.S. and will build and strengthen relationships with other interconnection stakeholders.

As part of BioMADE's first Project Call, researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a digital model of bioindustrial supply chains that allows users to model the impacts of disruptions to various elements of these supply chains, by design. Attend this workshop to hear how this tool works, and to supply input to let the team know how this tool could better serve your company’s needs.

The workshop will take place on November 8, 2023 at 12-2:45pm ET | 11-1:45pm CT | 9-11:45am PT

Geographic Calculator expertly handles the complexities of geodesy that GIS users often overlook. As the world literally and figuratively moves, Geographic Calculator keeps up with it through periodic releases and updates to provide users with the latest and greatest tools for all geodetic transformations. Presenters encourage geodetic experts and novices, new and established Geographic Calculator users, and anyone interested in learning more about the program to join in exploring the latest updates found in Geographic Calculator 2023 SP1 and GeoCalc Online.

Discovery World500 N Harbor DrMilwaukeeWI53202

This one-day-only special event at Discovery World is a hands-on experience into the world of drone technology! Fly a drone in indoor cages, navigating the aerial course and completing challenges. Whether a first-time drone user or a seasoned hobbyist, you'll have fun exploring this technology firsthand.

Students and families – see how exciting drones can be, and learn about all the career and educational opportunities in Wisconsin for those who want to dive deeper into this technology.

Educators – bring your class on a memorable field trip, and attend our free professional development sessions that will help you incorporate drones into your own programs and curriculum.

Plus…everyone who attends Drone Fest will have access to experience ALL of Discovery World's exhibits.

(3 days)

Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Center855 N 16th StreetLincolnNE68588

In-person hands-on training will be taught by NNF Specialists from November 8-10 in the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Center, located on the City Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (16th and W Streets). During this time, the program will train new users in the technical aspects of any two pieces of equipment of their choice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn materials analysis, advanced materials characterization, fabrication of nanostructured materials, electronic devices, structural components, and advances in nanotechnology. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of the potential benefits to their research and development activities and how to become users of the facilities.

Limited space is available for in-person training in Lincoln, so complete the registration by Wednesday, November 1. Free lodging at a local hotel for 1-2 nights and some meals are provided for registered participants only. 2021 and 2022 participants are not eligible to attend this course again. The participant should be willing to share hotel accommodations with another person.

(5 days)

Hilton Denver City Center1701 California StDenverCO80202

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

Northwest Arkansas Community College1 College DrBentonvilleAR72712

Explore laser cutting and jewelry making in this three hour workshop! It will begin by covering laser cutting basics. Then it will explore jewelry making techniques to add jump rings and hardware to create earrings from laser cut acrylic pieces. Students will leave with at least three pairs of earrings. Findings will be sterling silver.

All materials and equipment will be included in the cost. This class is intended for participants 16 years of age or older. If under 18, the student will receive a copy of the liability form that a parent or guardian is required to sign prior to starting the class.

Northwest Arkansas Community College1 College DrBentonvilleAR72712

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the basics of desktop 3d printing. The course will start by providing an overview of 3d printing technologies before focusing on Fused Filament Fabrication/Fused Deposition Modeling (FFF/FDM). Students will then be guided through best practices in downloading a 3d model, processing it through a slicer, and starting a print job on the IDL 3D printer. While the print is underway, students will be introduced to a web browser based Computer Aided Design (CAD) program, TinkerCAD. Students will be encouraged to find downloadable models to make a mash-up OR design their own object for 3D Printing.

All materials and equipment use will be included in the cost. This class is intended for participants 16 years of age or older. If under 18, the student will receive a copy of the liability form that a parent or guardian is required to sign prior to starting the class.

Join this Webcast/Podcast from the Community College Presidents Initiative - STEM to learn more about Building Institutional Grant Capacity at Rural and Small Community Colleges.

Joshua Steele Ph.D. from the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project will present on uses of advanced PCR such as real-time and digital droplet PCR in his water quality research.

Prior to Dr. Steele's presentation, Michelle Racey Ph.D. from Bio-Rad Laboratories will provide an introduction to the advanced PCR technologies and applications used in Dr Steele's research, and following Dr. Steele's presentation, Betsy Boedeker from St. Louis Community College and Leigh Brown from the Bio-Rad Explorer Program will discuss strategies for introducing these applications to students.

(2 days)

Northern Kentucky University1 Louie B Nunn DrHighland HeightsKY41099

The Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary professional environment that cultivates scientific discovery and understanding. The 2023 KAS Annual Meeting will be Nov 3 & 4 at Northern Kentucky University.

(2 days)

Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf555 North Point StSan FranciscoCA94133

The Future Technologies Conference presents the best of current systems research and practice, emphasizing innovation and quantified experience. FTC has emerged as the foremost world-wide gathering of academic researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students, top research think tanks and industry technology developers. 

Researchers, academics and technologists from leading universities, research firms, government agencies and companies from 50+ countries present the latest research at the forefront of technology and computing.

With the increased adoption of EVs as part of vehicle fleets across the country, there is a growing need for the private sector and U.S. Government to collaborate and better understand emerging trends, opportunities, and threats related to fleet electrification. This event is intended to facilitate information sharing and the bilateral exchange of subject matter expertise regarding the security issues surrounding EV development and its incorporation into critical manufacturing facilities, transportation systems, and the Nation’s electric grid.
This two-day webinar will feature a variety of speakers and the following topic discussions:

  • Welcome and opening remarks from the FBI and the Operational Technology Division
  • Briefing on the current EV threat landscape by the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC)
  • Keynote Speaker from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
  • Roundtable discussion on Mapping the Transition to EV Fleets
  • Presentations on Building a Resilient EV Supply Chain from the Department of Homeland Security and FBI
  • Securing the EV Lifecycle through Threat Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Briefings on Building a Secure EV Charging Ecosystem

(3 days)

Online

The 2023 IEDB (Immune Epitope Database & Tools) Virtual User Workshop is approaching fast. Register to learn about this freely available resource funded by NIAID to advance immunology research. This no-cost annual 3-day workshop covers IEDB fundamentals of the database, tools, and other specialized topics.

  • Day 1: General overview, curation process, database structure, and query features.
  • Day 2: Next Generation tools, epitope prediction, and analysis tools.
  • Day 3: Specialized topics (3D structures, IQ-API), other research areas (cancer, HIV).

(2 days)

The Westin Long Beach333 E Ocean Blvd.Long BeachCA90802

The region's premier event for the future of mobility technology and workforce training. Come join this gathering of industry and academia stakeholders in the clean fuels and vehicle technologies sectors. Attendees include public fleet representatives and workforce training educators throughout California, plus alternative fuel transportation industry professionals from across the country. 

Mobilize Summit offers a glimpse into the future of mobility technology and what it means for both business and the workforce. Learn from the sharpest minds in business, government, and education to help foster early partnerships, and to advance adoption and workforce training considerations. Experts will share insights, predict future trends, and showcase emerging technology with engaging discussions, compelling demos, interactive sponsor kiosks and more.

Wenatchee Convention Center121 North Wenatchee AvenueWenatcheeWA98801

Join the North Central ESD and the Apple STEM Network for a day of conversation and learning about hot topic in the world of cybersecurity. Business, education, technology, and community partners will come together on Thursday, October 26 for a day of learning in a collaborative environment; delve into the current cybersecurity landscape in all sectors, including business and education. The event will feature presentations from cybersecurity professionals, as well as dedicated time for further discussion and connection.

(3 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert St NWWashingtonDC20008

The American Association of Community Colleges, with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted the 29th National ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference as an in-person event with a virtual track participation option.

The conference brought together more than 800 NSF ATE grantees and their project partners to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country participated in the event. Conference participants represented community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and four-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas, such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others. For more information, please see www.ATEPIConference.com.

(3 days)

Guardian Centers of Georgia600 Perry PkwyPerryGA31069

The Unmanned Tactical Application Conference (UTAC) is the premier unmanned systems, robotics, and technology training event of the year, offering fully immersive real-world scenarios to operate and evaluate the most advanced operational technologies. 

UTAC attracts agencies and organizations from around the world to participate in this fully-immersive, hands-on training event. They encourage participants and technology providers alike to push the boundaries of unmanned operations, collaborate on new initiatives, and expand their professional network.

(5 days)

UNM Student Union BuildingThe University of New Mexico, 1 87106 USAlbuquerqueNM87131

Join in a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops with scholars and other professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. The 2022 Mentoring Conference attracted 480 mentoring researchers and practitioners. 87% of attendees were faculty, staff, or students from higher education. The remaining 13% were professionals and practitioners from health care, government, non-profit, and business organizations.

(2 days)

3300 Lake Road WestAshtabulaOH44004

Dr. Barry Gump is the first holder of the Harvey R. Chaplin Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Beverage Management at Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In this position he is developing new graduate and undergraduate beverage classes to expand the offerings of the Beverage Management curriculum. Dr. Gump is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Enology at California State University, Fresno. He has had a long association (over thirty years) with the wine industry, conducting research in analytical methodology applied to grapes, juices, and wines.

Cost is $200 (open to the public - must be 21+ years), $175 early bird through September 20.  

Session 1

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Monitoring by Paper Chromotography
  • Soluble Solids: Determination by Refractometry
  • Soluble Solids: Sugar per Berry by Refractometry

Session 2

  • Hydrogen Ion Concentration: pH Meter Measurement
  • Titratable Acidity: Titrametric Procedure & Nitrogen: Estimate of YAN by Formal Titration
  • Sugars: Reducing Sugars by Visual Rapid Estimation

Session 3

  • Ethanol: Ebulliometric Analysis
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Aeration/Oxidation
  • Distillation and Titration Procedure

Session 4

  • Sulfur Dioxide: Ripper
  • Titration Procedure
  • Acetic Acid: Steam Distillation of Volatile Acid Using Cash Still

(3 days)

Spokane Convention Center334 W Spokane Falls BlvdSpokaneWA99201

The Annual AISES National Conference is a unique, three-day event focusing on educational, professional, and workforce development for Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

The AISES National Conference has been held annually since 1978 and is an unparalleled opportunity to connect companies with over 2,500 Indigenous high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, educators, workforce professionals and our corporate, government, private foundation, nonprofit, and tribal partners for professional development, networking opportunities, research presentations, workshops, awards, and traditional Indigenous cultural events. The National Conference hosts the largest college and career fair in Indian Country with many companies also hosting hiring events by conducting onsite interviews. Job seekers are provided interview coaching, and resume development, as well as career planning and other skills necessary to be successful in today’s job market. For students considering college or graduate school, resources are provided to assist in financial planning, applying to college or graduate school, as well as information on the many STEM majors and careers available. AISES members and attendees from the U.S. and Canada, and as far away as Alaska and Hawai’i make connections and they find the resources and services to advise and advance their academic studies and careers.

Looking for emerging talent in Cybersecurity and Software Development? Make connections with outstanding students, recent graduates, and other industry experts in the Olympia area at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) this October!

Join for a discussion on the cybersecurity workforce challenges in Washington state and how SPSCC is generating graduates who are job-ready. There will be a panel discussion with employers of SPSCC graduates, faculty, and alumni. The event includes light snacks and an opportunity to network with employers, students, and faculty.

Brookfield Conference Center325 S Moorland RdBrookfieldWI53005

Join the 10th annual Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Expo in Brookfield, Wisconsin on October 18th. This event will bring together energy professionals from across Wisconsin and beyond to explore the latest developments in energy efficiency. 

This conference and expo promoting energy efficiency and conservation includes presentations, case studies, products, services and technologies.

(3 days)

Las Vegas Convention Center Henderson Executive Airport3150 Paradise RdLas VegasNV89109

NBAA-BACE is the world’s largest business aviation event where game-changing innovation takes center stage. NBAA-BACE is your ultimate opportunity to interact with thousands of dedicated and visionary individuals and explore technologies that are driving the excitement, safety and sustainability of aviation. Join the conversation, accelerate your business forward and help shape the future of the industry.

(3 days)

Collin College9700 Wade Blvd.FriscoTX75035

Join the ITSS Summit, where organizers take you through the process used to create the skill standard so that you can implement it for new programs you want to create.  Also, learn to take the six skill standards created by ITSS and localize them to create or update your school's IT programs!

Each participating school is required to bring at minimum one faculty member and one administrator. Travel reimbursement will be provided. 

(4 days)

Hilton Columbus Downtown401 North High StreetColumbusOH43215

The GIS Community will gather in Columbus, Ohio for education, training, connections, and solutions. GIS-Pro is curated by a planning committee comprised of more than 50 GIS professionals from Ohio, the Great Lakes region, and across the country. Take advantage of the opportunity to engage and discuss, learn from different perspectives and enjoy relevant and invaluable peer-to-peer interaction. 

The conference content is developed by your peers. GIS professionals from across the country discuss presentation proposals and collaborate to develop an educational agenda that is second to none and relevant in today's challenging environment. 

Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Campus980 2nd Ave SEHutchinsonMN55350

This hands-on, interactive, fun career exploration event connects education and industry for high school sophomores in central Minnesota, contributing to the regional economic and workforce needs.

Would you like to improve work-based learning experiences for your students and their industry mentors/supervisors? Check out the Inclusive Research Mentor-Manager Training developed through an NSF ATE supported partnership with the City College of San Francisco Biotechnology Program and the University of California, San Francisco. This training is part of an NSF grant-funded initiative, designed to teach scientists the frameworks and language to mentor and manage inclusively. The Inclusive Research Mentor-Manager series is currently free and will be held as interactive workshops via Zoom.

Eight Virtual Workshops - Mondays & Wednesdays, Oct 11th-Nov 13th. 10am-12pm PT

  • Module 1 - Assess Yourself: Which of the 5 inclusive strategies would work in your lab/on your team?
  • Module 2 - Assess Yourself: Which of the 7 people manager (supervisory) responsibilities will you use to manage your mentee/employee’s productivity?
  • Module 3 - Effectively supervising people who aren't you: Managing different workstyles
  • Module 4 - How to transparently set (performance and conduct) expectations
  • Module 5 - Teach/train and delegate: Using best practices to train your diverse team
  • Module 6 - Communicating inclusively: developing your own feedback strategy and style
  • Module 7 - When someone isn't meeting your expectations: Strategies and resources to manage performance equitably
  • Module 8 - How to inclusively hire: Which strategies will you use?

(3 days)

The Venetian Las Vegas3355 S Las Vegas BlvdLas VegasNV89109

The future of AI is here, and you can earn your AI wings at OpenText World 2023. The AI experimentation race is fueling groundbreaking innovation across all industries and will empower us to work even smarter. Find out how to pivot to AI, master AI innovation based on your values, and learn how to build trust and security in the cognitive era. 

Prepare to take flight with like-minded peers and potential collaborators, foster new connections, and take your professional network to new heights. Discuss trends, challenges, and solutions with like-minded professionals during one of the many networking events; such as breakouts, workshops, EY sponsored Women in Tech reception, informal and interactive meet ups in the amplified expo hall!

(2 days)

Alerus Center1200 S 42nd StGrand ForksND58201

The UAS Summit & Expo started as a small gathering of regional stakeholders. Now, 17 years later, the event in the Northern Plains of North Dakota has become a yearly major event for UAS experts from around the world. It’s the original epicenter of drone research, earned its place as the Silicon Valley of Drones and as you’ll see from the commercial, government and military flight activity filling the sky of the Northern Plains and beyond every day, it has truly become America’s UAS proving grounds. 

True to its trailblazing roots, this year’s event will unite industry thought leaders, policymakers and high-impact end-users like never before. 

(2 days)

Minneapolis Convention Center1301 2nd Ave SMinneapolisMN55404

Avanced Manufacturing Minneapolis-Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), MinnPack, And Plastec

From surgical robots to self-driving cars, robotics and computer intelligence are changing our lives at a rapid pace. Minnesota is at the frontier of these challenges with global players such as 3M, Medtronic, Mayo, Honeywell and Cargill looking for creative ideas and human talent. 

Explore all four engineering trade shows that share the expo floor with ATX as part of Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis. It’s a one-stop experience delivering design to manufacturing solutions at every stage of the manufacturing process—design, materials, manufacturing, automation, and packaging—in top manufacturing sectors, i.e., medtech, food and beverage, electronics, machinery, aerospace, automotive, and more.

(3 days)

Sheraton Denver Downtown1550 Court Pl.DenverCO80202

The AACC Future Presidents Institute provides hands-on experience for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. The association has gathered years of research from new CEOs about what they wish they had known before assuming the presidency.

(3 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert Street NWWashingtonDC20008

The Engineering Technology Leaders Institute (ETLI) is the dedicated annual meeting of stakeholders in engineering technology education. Participants come from across the US institutions like community colleges, companies, professional organizations, and 4-year schools. The objective is to promote high quality engineering technology education to support students, their families, and the companies they will join. Sample agenda items include curriculum, accessibility, industry needs, advocacy, and licensing. (The group is not political but does try to inform governmental actions.)

The annual ETLI is hosted by the Engineering Technology Council (ETC) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE.) The ASEE is the international organization for Engineering Education. It's mission is "ASEE advances innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession."

AACC will host an ATE Conference Orientation Webinar to provide an overview of 2023 ATE Conference agenda, share information on how to navigate the event, and discuss how attendees can maximize their time to get the most out of the conference and its many networking opportunities.

(2 days)

Christman Airfield3985 Laporte AvenueFort CollinsCO80521

The Colorado Drone Airshow is CSU’s first annual airshow and will provide an immersive drone experience for all. Join us at Christman Airfield in Fort Collins for two exciting days of unmanned aircraft systems excellence. 

Oct. 6 will be industry day focusing on the new and emerging technologies of unmanned aircraft systems with over 50 exhibitors. While Oct. 7 will be community day with drone racing, UAV demonstrations, fly overs, food trucks, and much more.

Join presenter Donna Milgram, Executive Director, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science, on Oct. 5th from 2-3pm ET as she shows how schools boosted female (and male) enrollments in Cybersecurity and IT programs after attending a WomenTech Educators Training. Participants will get clear, practical takeaways for applying these techniques to boost enrollments in their programs, such as:

  1. The top 3 mistakes schools make that keep female enrollments low.
  2. The top 3 recruitment strategies that work.
  3. What else you need to change besides your mindset to have real results.
     

(2 days)

Student Commons5121 W. 20th StreetGreeleyCO80634

The Federal Aviation Administration has nine regional offices within the U.S. Each region is expanding outreach with in-person events. The goal is to highlight the societal, economic, and educational benefits of drones for the general public, through a series of events focusing on different audiences. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Please note that there may be additional costs for lunch. 

Droning On: Northwest Mountain will take place October 5-6, 2023 at AIMS Community College. The event will be two days of panels, lectures, and demonstrations. 

BioMADE Webinar Series — Strong Domestic Manufacturing of Advanced Probiotics for Raising Healthy Livestock and Producing Clean, Affordable, Sustainable Animal Protein for All

The U.S. needs a secure supply of safe, sustainable, clean animal protein. The farming industry faces unprecedented struggles including pandemics, war, climate change and the overuse of antibiotics. Join this webinar to hear how member General Probiotics developed GP1191, an innovative antimicrobial advanced probiotic to protect livestock, resulting in clean, affordable, sustainable food.

Through the BioMADE project, BioMADE has executed a plan to manufacture GP1191, moving nimbly from BioMRL-4 to the outskirts of BioMRL-7. They manufactured material for FDA-authorized tests in US chicken farms, validating the market. In the current proposal they focus on the next steps that will lead to commercial readiness.

Join this webinar on October 4, 2023, 12-1pm CT | 10-11am PT, to hear how BioMADE has broken through the commercialization and regulatory barriers for a new class of biologics in agriculture and how they are reaching commercial readiness for a novel antimicrobial at a critical time for poultry producers.

Blue Marble product managers and software developers are busily planning writing lines of code that will eventually evolve into Global Mapper Standard Version 25. Each release brings a plethora of new and improved functionality throughout virtually all aspects of the software. In this session, presenters will introduce and demonstrate some of the highlights of version 25, including enhanced capabilities for working with vector, raster, and terrain data.

Northland Community and Technical College2022 Central Ave NWEast Grand ForksMN56721

The BIG Event gives girls an opportunity to explore all the ways STEM interests can become a lifelong career. 

Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age and their families to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and helps them take action to change the world – whether they’re programming robots, building a bridge, learning code, caring for animals or piloting a flight simulator. Exhibitors should provide a hands-on activity for approximately 175 girls in grades K-12.

(2 days)

Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center2731 W Lamar Alexander PkwyFriendsvilleTN37737

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

Presenter: Zoran Ljepovic, Director of Sales and Wine Making Consultant with Ana Selection by Canadell

Cost: Single day registration ($175 per person), Full registration ($300 per person)

Blue Marble product managers and software developers are busily planning writing lines of code that will eventually evolve into Global Mapper Standard Version 25. Each release brings a plethora of new and improved functionality throughout virtually all aspects of the software. In this session, presents will introduce and demonstrate some of the highlights of version 25, including enhanced capabilities for working with vector, raster, and terrain data.