ATE Events — October 2019

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(2 days)

Michigan Beer Company42875 Grand River AveNoviMI48375

This event is streamlined to provide an 18-24 month trajectory glimpse of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle. Panel Discussions will include: Tier 1, Cybersecurity, Smart Communities, Testing and Certification, and Finance.

Westin Denver International Airport8300 Peña BlvdDenverCO80249U.S.

The American Association of Community Colleges is conducting a one-day pathways workshop. Topics to be addressed include the guided pathways model; case making and leadership for large-scale institutional change; strategies for campus-wide engagement in considering, designing, and implementing pathways at scale; and approaches to planning the work.

During this workshop, participants explore ways to build students’ innovation mindsets and collaboration skills by integrating design-thinking techniques into the learning experience. Participants also learn how to enhance students’ creative habits through deep user empathy, radical collaboration, and rapid experimentation to problem solving. The workshop focuses on the most common step-by-step innovation framework faculty can apply to the creation of content, activities, and student services.

(2 days)

Mountain America Expo Center9575 State StSandyUT84070

Come and be a part of the most unique gathering ever assembled in Utah as you and your family enjoy exciting hands-on experiences with science and technology that will spark your children’s imaginations and give them a peek into their future career opportunities right here in Utah. Your kids will have so much fun, they may not even realize that they’re learning! This event is for grades 6-10.

(3 days)

American Association of Community Colleges1 Dupont CircleWashingtonDC20036

A 3-day intensive program designed for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency.

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.

The faculty for the institute is drawn from the community college leadership field and are highly skilled presidents, chancellors, and groundbreaking leaders. Institute faculty leverages their community college leadership expertise and field-based practical skills to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of community college leadership.

Media plays a huge role in most educational and training settings so it's important to make sure that everyone, including students, staff and faculty with disabilities, can easily access and use the media you create. Whether you are posting informative photos and diagrams or creating a short video, there are tools and techniques that can help support making accessible media for use in a variety of settings. 

Join to learn more about captioning tools, image description, and audio description.  Presenters Madeleine Rothberg from WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and Rachael Bower from AccessATE will focus on practical tips and techniques with plenty of time for questions and comments from participants. 

(3 days)

Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld6677 Sea Harbor DrOrlandoFL32821

The conference will focus on Career Pathways implementation at the state and local levels. The conference's 900+ attendees will consist of a broad cross-section of stakeholders comprising secondary, postsecondary, and adult educators, workforce development professionals/staff, and employers.

The NCPN conference is one of the best professional development opportunities in the country, offering 100+ breakouts, a full day of preconference workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services to support your career pathways programs.

(4 days)

Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida700 S Florida AveTampaFL33602

This year's Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum will take place on October 14-16 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida. The schedule features 56 sessions of varying kinds, as well as receptions and affiliated events. Keynote presentations will be by Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Visual Media Workshop Alison Langmead and Marisa Duarte, an assistant professor at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation. DLF will also offer a preconference workshop, Learn@DLF, on October 13 focused on "digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts."

(3 days)

National Technical Institute for the Deaf52 Lomb Memorial DrRochesterNY14623

In technician education, biology serves as a gateway course for students interested in technical fields such as agricultural technology, biotechnology, and environmental sciences where the deaf/hh population is underrepresented.  Improving biology education practices for deaf/hh students has the potential to increase their participation by engaging them at the introductory biology level and lowering barriers to technical career education tracks.  
This conference will offer a focused, immersive professional development experience for high school teachers, community college faculty, and interpreters involved in teaching life sciences to deaf/hh students.  We will focus on using using literacy-building case-based learning pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, and teaching in American Sign Language (ASL) to enhance student success in biology.

Who Should Attend?

Life science teachers at high school and two year colleges who teach students who are deaf/hh, and interpreters who specialize in life science education are welcome to attend.

Conference registration is free and all travel expenses will be covered by a grant from the NSF ATE program. You must apply and be accepted to attend the conference. Conference applications are due by Friday, Sept 6th.

(3 days)

Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community (SEEC)4001 Discovery DrBoulderCO80303United States

The NEON Science Summit will convene current and prospective users of data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to explore major questions that can be addressed at continental scales. At this workshop you will further your understanding of NEON data products and their potential use, connect with other NEON data users, and help drive questions in ecology and environmental science.

This meeting will be conducted in an ‘unconference style’ which is an alternative means of organizing meetings that allows participants to drive the agenda, creating substantial freedom in themes and approaches. Example themes include identifying plant species from space using NEON’s airborne observing platform data, exploring patterns of biodiversity across the U.S., tracking how climate change is affecting stream hydrology, and understanding nutrient cycling in forests at continental scales. The unconference will initiate new collaborative working groups that take research ideas beyond the scope of the Summit.

This workshop will be great for early careerists who are looking to expand their network to colleagues at other institutions working on similar research questions.

(2 days)

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest7025 Northland DriveBrooklyn ParkMN55428

Minnesota manufacturers are invited to come together at the 2019 Minnesota Manufacturing Conference to strengthen and unify the manufacturing industry. The Center is a platinum sponsor of this conference.

The two-day conference is a one-stop shop for educational seminars and keynote presentations on lean, leadership, technology, and workforce development. It is the only conference in the state that has been created by and designed for manufacturers.

Held during Minnesota’s manufacturing month, this is the largest local manufacturing conference of its kind that is designed to bring together members of manufacturing associations and professional business groups from around the state to facilitate business relationships that will strengthen the industry’s profile.

Integrated Nanophotonics refers to the integration of photonic systems (e.g. optical devices, laser sources, and optical detectors) on a silicon or silicon compatible chip that can be interfaced with conventional integrated circuit technology.  By leveraging recent advances in Si chip technology integrated nanophotonics is currently transitioning to high-volume manufacturing. This presentation provides an overview of integrated nanophotonics technology and several key aspects of manufacturing and quality control (testing). The implications of this technology regarding relevant skill standards for technicians is described as well as core elements of potential technician education modules required to support this exciting new field.

Monroe Community College Brighton Campus1000 E. Henrietta RoadRochesterNY14623

The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be bringing back to GeoFest to Monroe Community College on Saturday October 19, 2019! 

This is a six-hour conference will an opening ceremony, with a continental breakfast at 9:00 AM. This will followed by workshops on a variety of topics related to geography and other social studies or science disciplines. This is a free event! Registration for GeoFest 2019 will be available online in September. All teachers, college professors and students, and informal educators are welcome to attend. We especially encourage participation from pre-service teachers. 

(3 days)

Suburban Collection Showplace46100 Grand River AvenueNoviMI48374

The event is America’s largest vehicle and component testing and validation technology and services exhibition, featuring more than 360 exhibitors and attracting over 6,000 attendees.

Visitors can expect to see the latest in ADAS testing, NVH measurement tools, test rigs, simulation packages, durability testing technologies, crash testing know-how, dynamometers, emission measurement systems and dynamic assessment tools, as well as countless service providers such as proving grounds and test facilities.

(3 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert Street NWWashingtonDC20008

The American Association of Community Colleges, with the support of the National Science Foundation, will hold the 26th National ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will bring together approximately 850 people to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country participate in the conference. Conference attendees represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and 4-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas, such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.

To download the conference app, visit the ATE Central conference page.


Oakland Community College - Auburn Hills Campus2900 Featherstone RdAuburn HillsMI48326

The Michigan Design and Manufacturing Alliance (DMA) will hold their annual fall conference at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills campus. The Career Technical Education (CTE) experience prepares students for opportunities in all the various career pathways, with discussions on current and future jobs availability. A hot breakfast and lunch are included.

500 Galliher DriveFairmontWV26554

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.

(3 days)

The State View Hotel2451 Alumni DriveRaleighNC27606United States

The workshop will offer one day of tutorials and two days of technical presentations that include plenary speakers, panel discussions, 12 technical tracks consisting of 48 oral presentations, and a poster session.

There will be five 80-minute tutorials on October 29, 2019. Two happen during the morning session after breakfast; one covers the design of silicon carbide (SiC) circuit breakers and the other discusses using simulation while designing power modules and its impact on development time in the laboratory.  Three sessions will take place after lunch.  The first presents SiC and gallium nitride (GaN) based Switched-Tank Converters for data centers and electric vehicles.  The second tutorial describes best practices for using voltage acceleration to determine the reliability of GaN devices.  The final presentation covers the application of 10 kV to 15 kV SiC power devices in soft and hard-switching medium voltage converters.  More information about the tutorials is available on the workshop's website (

The workshop formally begins on October 30, 2019 with two plenary presentations in the morning.  These are followed by two panel sessions: "GaN Power Device Market Adoption – What is the Status and What are the Barriers and Accelerators to Market Penetration," and "Challenges and Opportunities for SiC in High Power Applications."

(3 days)

Suburban Collection Showplace46100 Grand River Ave.NoviMI48374United States

Innovations in Mobility will provide attendees with a revolutionary technical experience in the areas of Smart Manufacturing, Next Gen Materials, Advanced Propulsion, Smart Mobility and Infrastructure, Automated and Unmanned Mobility, and more under one singular event.

In response to evolving mobility demands, eight previously held SAE International events will be co-located, along with the aforementioned topics, into 5 technology tracks – creating the most comprehensive technical program, all being offered together at our Innovations in Mobility event.

All technology sessions will be carefully aligned so that attendees can participate in multiple tracks and effectively create an event that meets their specific needs. Gain the technical education and connections you need to fuel your career in a transformative industry – only at Innovations in Mobility.