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ATE Events — July 2018


(3 days)

Madison Area Technical College1701 Wright StMadisonWI53704

Learn how to teach solar principles in effective, engaging ways in your classroom! Join us in Madison for the fourth annual 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.

(5 days)

National Renewable Energy Lab15013 Denver W PkwyGoldenCO80401

The NREL Energy Institute for Teachers is a five-day workshop that offers educators lessons and resources to integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency components into existing courses in subjects ranging from chemistry and physics to biology and environmental science classes.

During the week-long workshop, teachers participate in a variety of activities tied to NREL research including:

  • Building and testing wind turbine blades utilizing multi-meters and water pumps
  • Testing solar panels creating current voltage curves using rheostats and multimeters
  • Determining the optimum form of lighting based on the bulb's brightness, its cost and its power requirements
  • Chemically producing biodiesel fuel and performing quality control viscosity tests
  • Meeting scientists and touring the world class facilities at NREL.

(3 days)

Columbus State Community College550 East Spring StreetColumbusOH43215

This three-day interactive STEM summer camp will take place July 18-20, 2018 on the Columbus State Community College, Columbus Campus. Through this program high school students will participate in interactive labs, tour an automated distribution center and the Columbus State campus, and learn about careers in logistics and engineering. Students who successfully complete the three-day summer camp will also receive a $250 stipend. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

Current high school students and recent high school graduates

Demonstrable interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics

Ability to attend the entire summer camp

Priority given to students who have not previously participated in this summer camp

Application Requirements

Students are encouraged to apply by May 14, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and participation is limited to 35 students. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Interested applicants will use this online application to submit the following:

- Completed application form.

- Current high school transcript. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

- Letter of recommendation printed on school letterhead from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics teacher or school counselor. 

- Short essay response. Addressing the prompt below in 150- 200 words

  "Describe your previous experiences and current interests or career goals in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics."

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(4 days)

Intercontinental Miami100 Chopin PlazaMiamiFL33131

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 Educating America’s 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.

HI-TEC will uniquely explore the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies including:

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

Attendees have the option to choose from approximately 15 pre-conference workshops and industry site tours during the first 2 days, followed by the 2-day main conference featuring keynote speakers and 60+ breakout sessions. There will also be an awards luncheon an active Exhibit Hall with an exhibitor reception and more!

Indian Hills Community College525 Grandview AveOttumwaIA52501

This 2-Day Fundamentals of Photonics workshop includes an explanation of the nature and properties of light and lasers and optical components. Laser theory and operation along with descriptions of typical laser application examples will be explored. An overview of laser safety will be emphasized.  

“Hands-on” laser and optics laboratory activities will be a major part of this workshop. Workshop participants will have a better understanding of photonics technology and the use of photonics in everyday life. Registration will be provided by the Midwest Photonics Education Center and travel expenses will be reimbursed. This workshop qualifies for recertification CEUs for a fee through the Great Prairie Area Education Agency.