ATE Events — March 2019


Florida State College101 West State StreetJacksonvilleFL32202

Project Access/Universal Design in Learning workshop is geared towards college faculty and staff who interact with Deaf and hard-of-hearing learners. Provides training to make educational materials more accessible and engaging.

(2 days)

Florida International University11200 SW 8th StreetMiamiFL33199

Presenter 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.

Visit for a full two-day schedule of the event.

Hampton Inn and Suites1225 Fellow's Place BoulevardColumbiaMO65201

Are you having problems finding qualified persons to address your workforce needs? Do you want to advance current employees, but are concerned about the time and costs involved? Are you having problems retaining employees because of their interest in advancing their careers?

Registered Apprenticeships can be the answer to your concerns and problems.  This program is Employer-Driven with a proven success rate across many U.S. industry sectors.  If you are concerned about costs and administration of a new program, the VESTA program at Missouri State University (MSU) has funds available to defray some of the costs. The University also can serve as the Sponsor to minimize the administrative aspects of participation. 

(2 days)

Redlands Community College1300 Country Club DriveEl RenoOK73036

Day 1 sessions include:

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Monitoring by Paper Chromotography
  • Soluble Solids: Determination by Refractometry
  • Soluble Solids: Sugar per Berry by Refractometry
  • Hydrogen Ion Concentration: pH Meter Measurement
  • Titratable Acidity: Titrametric Procedure & Nitrogen: Estimate of YAN by Formal Titration
  • Sugars: Reducing Sugars by Visual Rapid Estimation

Day 2 sessions include:

  • Ethanol: Ebulliometric Analysis
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Aeration/Oxidation
  • Distillation and Titration Procedure
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Ripper
  • Titration Procedure
  • Acetic Acid: Steam Distillation of Volatile Acid Using Cash Still

Cost is $200, $175 early bird through March 1.  

By reversing the traditional lecture and homework elements and integrating engaged-learning activities, you can transition your class from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered environment. Making this transition will completely change the dynamics of the classroom and make students more responsible for their own learning. Student attendance, engagement, participation, and conceptual understanding will sharply increase and result in vastly improved student learning outcomes. Come explore the possibilities offered by the flipped classroom model, engage with other participants with a similar interest, and leave with a personalized implementation plan and a variety of interactive engagement activities that you can implement immediately.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program grant proposal writing process can seem daunting to those new to the ATE program. Each year, Mentor-Connect offers a detailed cost-free technical assistance webinar highlighting all aspects of the budget and budget justification for those building competitive grant proposals for ATE. 

Biomolecules can be used to provide control in organizing technologically important objects into functional nano-materials. The interaction between biomolecules and inorganic materials is fundamental to these applications. These studies are expected to play important role in the design of novel hybrid materials and sensors. Our results show unzipping of DNA and changes in its Persistence length upon interaction with nanostructures. These interactions indicate that DNA can act as a sensor of Mercury nanoparticles which get embedded within double helix and exclusively interact with the bases, having no influence on the phosphate backbone of DNA. Formation of DNA-base complexes and modified transport behavior indicate bio-sensing properties. Development of such complexes as well as changes in DNA flexibility have also been observed on oxide- nanopatterned surfaces with significance in bioimplants and cell packaging.

Presented by: Shikha Varma, Institute Of Physics Bhubaneswar

This workshop reviews research-based principles for guiding classroom discussion and strategies for designing and facilitating classroom discussions that work to create an effective, positive learning experience. You’ll experience a variety of specific strategies first-hand, including those relevant to small classes, large classes, online courses, and a variety of disciplines. Plus, you’ll reflect on how to apply these strategies to your own classes. You’ll also learn what you can do to prevent the “common discussion pitfalls” listed above, along with what to do when they happen. You’ll also learn how to design discussions as a part of your course so they truly help students learn (and so you’ll know that they worked!).

In this 60-minute webinar, Oliver Knaus, Product Manager for Electrification, and Reinhard Tatschl, Research and Technology Manager at AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies, walk through AVL’s unmatched simulation workflow covering the PEM fuel cell component and system development process. Focusing on performance, electrochemistry and thermal aspects, the webinar answers key questions regarding the media supply, hydrogen conversion, cooling and integration aspects.

Oliver and Reinhard demonstrate how AVL, with its decades of experience in powertrain development, can help players in this space to meet targets for a cleaner and sustainable future.

Outcome evaluation involves identifying and measuring the changes that occur as a result of project implementation. These changes may occur at the individual, organizational, or community levels and include changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes, behavior, and community/societal conditions. All too often, however, evaluations focus on project activities, rather than meaningful changes it helped bring about. Webinar participants will learn how to identify appropriate outcomes to assess in an evaluation and how to use those outcomes as a foundation for planning data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

This workshop helps faculty build a sense of community within their classrooms by emphasizing dialogic approaches to teaching the whole student and relational teaching pedagogy. The workshop involves extensive interactive work and specific pedagogical strategies for faculty to take back to their respective colleges. Community-building and teaching the whole student matter because they result in improved student academic success and deeper student learning. Teachers who can build appropriate learning relationships with their students can be inspiring and transformative for student learning and their students’ development.

(3 days)

Wyndham Grand Hotel600 Commonwealth PlacePittsburghPA15222

Each year, WiCyS, the premier event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity, brings together students and professionals from academia, research, government and industry to share knowledge and experience, network, learn and mentor. Of the 1,000+ conference participants, 500+ are students who have successfully qualified for a scholarship to attend. 

(2 days)

Suncoast Technical College4748 South Beneva RoadSarasotaFL34233

The Florida Forum on Engineering Technology(E.T. Forum) is an important vehicle to bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual 2-day meeting of community college engineering technologies faculty in Florida. FLATE utilizes the Forum to strengthen its Technology Consortium; share its activities and projects; provide professional development; bring industry and academics together; engage faculty and administrators in statewide curriculum reform; and keep in touch with new and ongoing college program issues and concerns.

This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International and Tech Briefs Media focuses on additive manufacturing technology and the 3D printing of production parts for industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, and medical. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, parts will require more advanced inspection, processing, and testing to ensure they meet requirements for structural strength and stability. Whether plastic or metal, 3D-printed production parts will be tasked with performing comparably to traditionally manufactured parts in certain applications.

Webinar topics include quality control measures, post-processing techniques, and recommendations for ensuring the safe and reliable performance of parts. An audience Q&A is included.


Information security cuts across various academic departments and disciplines. In this webcast, we will showcase various cybersecurity modules that can be integrated into courses such as Accounting (Principles of Accounting 1), Administration of Justice (Criminal Law), Electronics (Engineering Computing), Nursing (Professionalism in Nursing 1), and Hospitality (Career and Customer Service Skills). Modules include a syllabus for each courses, with the week highlighted for cybersecurity, sample slide decks, and sample student assignments.

44575 Garfield RoadClinton TownshipMI48038

This workshop provides you with the tools needed to teach critical thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, you are able to create lesson plans that enhance students’ critical thinking skills using the content from any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. You also learn how to easily and accurately measure critical thinking skills.

X-ray free-electron lasers based on powerful mile-long particle accelerators can peer deep into molecular structure and the ultrafast timescales of chemistry. Dr. Graves is working toward a compact version that can fit in a room. In this webinar we will look briefly at the history of the development of this type of laser and then explore the science, physics, and technology behind the operation of this very unique device. These short x-ray laser pulses can capture the motions of molecules and can look at the molecular structure of living systems.

(2 days)

The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake4888 N BroadwayGenevaOH44041

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.