ATE Events — April 2020


In this webinar, Dr. Melissa L. Salazar, CEO of ESCALA Educational Services, will familiarize faculty and administrators with the concept of culturally responsive instruction as applied to the specific context of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Dr. Salazar will draw on her organization’s work with more than 300 HSI faculty and staff over the past 7 years to show how culturally responsive instruction can close achievement gaps for Latinx students. Dr. Salazar will outline the principles that underlie culturally responsive instruction, and use these principles to explain why certain instructional strategies are more important than others in HSIs.  Dr. Salazar will also provide attending faculty with a student survey tool that can help faculty hone in on what students need, and help them to create a learning environment that is both academically rigorous and culturally balanced. The seminar will provide concrete examples of how STEM faculty in ESCALA’s programs have used results of their student surveys to adapt their course to be more culturally responsive. Additionally, Dr. Elena Ortiz, Biology faculty from Phoenix College will share how she has implemented an ESCALA-based practice and the impacts to her classroom. Bobby Alvarado, Welding Instructor from Arizona Western College (AWC), will present practices he uses at AWC to help his students feel welcome, respectful of each other's culture and backgrounds, engaged with STEM, and/or prepared for the cultures they may encounter as they transition to the workforce.

Sooner or later, students will want to study or intern abroad through one of college's many international exchange offerings. It is possible and affordable to make study abroad experiences accessible for students with disabilities abroad with preparation. In this webinar, staff from MIUSA's National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange will equip one with the tools to be an advocate for access to all of the institution's programs by understanding the legal nuances and acting as the campus go-to expert on all things disability and exchange.

Do you ever feel like you are lost in space in your own classroom, looking for evidence of intelligent life? Workshop participants explore their current practices in the classroom that encourage critical thinking skills. After watching videos of and participating in hands-on examples of critical thinking exercises, workshop participants create their own exercises to ensure higher-level critical thinking among their students.

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

  • Clarify the meaning of critical thinking in higher education and employment environments, including the most recent research about employers’ desire for graduates who possess critical thinking skills.
  • Evaluate teaching “scenes” from a selection of film clips and identify common mistakes teachers make when trying to elicit critical thinking responses from students.
  • Review and apply the “Seven Valuable Intellectual Traits” identified by the Foundation for Critical Thinking.
  • Practice strategies that indicate evidence of critical thinking in the classroom and in assignments.
  • Observe and use Discussion Question Requirements, Diversity Day, Daily Exit Cards, the One-Minute Paper, the Interview Assignment, Annotation Station, and Question Fishbowl.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

(2 days)

The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake4888 N BroadwayGenevaOH44041United States

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.

(5 days)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside2 Poydras StNew OrleansLA70130United States

The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity.  WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications.

With the plethora of assistive technology tools on the market today and the fact that each student is unique, finding the most effective assistive technology can be challenging. However, it is also the essential part of using technology to achieve access. Finding a tool that best fits a student can lead to increased student use and better support for students both in and outside of the classroom. Through discussion of the assistive technology implementation process, as well as methods and strategies, participants will learn effective means of assistive technology tool discovery, integration, and follow-up.

Using the syllabus as our template we'll begin to explore how to put the components of universal design and the four core principles (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust or POUR) discussed in more detail in our March webinar into practice.  Brought to you by the NSF funded ATE Central project and the National AEM Center at CAST, we'll explore how you can shape your class syllabus to provide a welcoming environment for all students, including those with disabilities.  There will be time to get answers to your accessibility questions, and examples of how others in the community college sector are putting universal design for learning into practice in their classrooms and labs.

The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit (MEED), which launched in 1989, is the only conference specifically for mechanical engineering Chairs/Deans/Department Heads that addresses issues affecting the current and future state of engineering education. Join educators, industry, government and ASME representatives to network, foster partnerships and share ideas for effective educational initiatives to prepare students to enter the workforce post-graduation.

This Year’s Theme: Leading with Purpose: Meeting the Growing Demand of ME and MET Departments

Why Attend?

  • Learn about current pain points and trends in the mechanical engineering industry directly from leading government and industry organizations so that your institution can develop a ME curriculum that is relevant and up-to-date
  • Evaluate whether your mechanical engineering curriculum is currently providing the type of education necessary for students to be prepared when entering the workforce
  • Employ credible strategies learned from your fellow academic institutions to elevate your mechanical engineering curriculum
  • Enhance opportunities for workforce development by truly understanding the needs of the mechanical engineering industry and developing courses that provide the tools, skills and knowledge that students need to get a job and succeed in their career
  • Foster public-private research partnerships as well as university-industry partnerships which can save money and provide valuable application-based technology and software programs that mechanical engineering students need to have experience with to ensure they are prepared when entering the workforce
  • Hear from ASME leadership on how the Society’s strategies and initiatives are affecting mechanical engineering education

Do you have an idea or a starting draft for a paper on effective cybersecurity practice or instruction? Have you presented research at a conference but have yet to publish your study in a journal? Do you have a paper that has been rejected from a journal and you’re not sure whether, and how, to proceed? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this PDW is for you!

In this Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Workshop, you will have an opportunity to work with members of the Cybersecurity Skills Journal Editorial Board and Peer Review Panel members in virtual breakout rooms during which prospective authors may present an idea for, or draft of, a manuscript reporting evidence-based practices, theoretical frameworks, or case studies of skilled application or instruction of cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Our focus for this year's PDW sessions is developing manuscripts for publication in the 2020 Special Issue on the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework, for short).

Soaring population growth, supply and demand imbalance, shortage of ready-to-use remedies, and urbanization have imposed unprecedented challenges to satisfying the world’s essential needs for water, healthcare, food, and energy. Aim of the webinar is to address some of the quintessential challenges of the 21st century in water treatment and precision medicine by designing conceptually novel soft material platforms based on micro- and nanoengineering the most abundant natural bioproducts. The overarching goal is to provide transformative and/or translational solutions based on highly renewable resources that can set the stage for the adoption of affordable, widespread technologies with immediate benefits for humans and ecosystems. This webinar will detail how nanoengineering the most abundant biopolymer in the world, cellulose, has led to the invention of biomass-based, environmentally friendly threshold (ppm level) antiscaling additives and scale-resistant membranes. The speaker will introduce a fundamentally novel family of nanocelluloses, named hairy cellulose nanocrystals, and explain how they overcome the limitations of current nanocelluloses, cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs), to open new horizons in environmental and biomedical applications. This nanomaterial platform shows the power of harnessing nature’s building blocks to produce functional soft matter. Colloidal particles, polymers, gels, foams, dispersions, and emulsions created from this abundant resource can leverage eminent, cost-effective technologies for improving the quality of modern life.

Many medical devices operate in a multiphysics environment. One of the physics that many devices use is electromagnetic energy, and how that energy interacts with the extraordinary complexity of the human body. This energy typically generates heat that will transfer throughout the body. Medical device engineers seek to control this heating due to the dangerous effects of elevated temperatures on tissue. The complexity of the human body often causes challenges for engineers seeking to calculate how heat transfers. Multiphysics simulations help these engineers better understand how their device will interact with the body and reduces frustration in the physical prototyping process.

In this webinar, AltaSim Technologies will share their experience in using simulations in medical device design operating in a multiphysics environment. The webinar will include a demonstration of an ablation device that uses high-frequency electromagnetic energy to heat a deforming blood vessel. This simulation includes the effects of wall deformation on blood flow and heat transfer. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.

GenCyberCoin is the project developed by Dr. Vitaly Ford in collaboration with Cybersecurity Education Research and Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech University (Dr. Ambareen Siraj) as a part of the NSA/NSF GenCyber grant. GenCyberCoin is a web platform that teaches students the following concepts:

  • Cryptocurrency concepts and digital currency trading markets, including blockchain applications
  • Cybersecurity principles (confidentiality, integrity, availability, defense in depth, keep it simple, think like an adversary)
  • Bug bounty program, software bugs, and secure coding
  • Password management and its strength
  • Social and ethical norms and values
  • Reconnaissance

(4 days)

Anaheim Convention Center800 W Katella AveAnaheimCA92802United States

RAPID + TCT is where the entire additive manufacturing community comes together to share knowledge and learn what’s new. At RAPID + TCT 2020, you'll witness some of the biggest product announcements of the year firsthand, discover the latest applications and technologies, and hear where the industry is headed next. Learn how to use 3D technologies to reduce time to market, produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and create complex geometries.

  • Consult with industry experts before you make equipment decisions.
  • Visit 400+ 3D technology providers in one room and see groundbreaking product launches.
  • Network with the most experienced and influential community in 3D manufacturing and see how they’re addressing challenges
  • Discover the latest processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing at the conference, with over 100 presentations.

When evaluating in-house 3D printing technology it's important to evaluate four considerations: setting up a print file, print process mechanism, post-processing, and maintenance and scalability.

In this webinar, you'll gain the foundation you need to start speaking the language of 3D printing. Learn how parts created from various printing technologies differ across functionality and appearance, and how these differences impact product development and production workflows for engineering and manufacturers.

A tradition begun just last year, AHEAD is excited to host its second Legal Year webinar with Paul Grossman, retired OCR Chief Regional Attorney, again this spring. Bringing his extensive knowledge, unique perspective, and ability to present legal concepts in easily understandable terms, Paul will highlight current and upcoming issues that inform higher education disability services, including judicial decisions and settlements concerning self-injurious students, alternative media production, website access, and campus transit. He will also share insights concerning ESAs on campus.

(2 days)

Bond Center Darr Agriculture Campus2401 South Kansas ExpresswaySpringfieldMO65807United States

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.

Faculty and administrators seeking to create, develop or improve a cybersecurity program at their college are invited to attend the Program Development and Technical Assistance Workshop designed to help faculty or administrators add or enhance cybersecurity programs of study at colleges.

The workshop is split into three 2-hour online sessions to allow time to fully cover the subject matter. Please allocate time to attend each.

  • Utilize a standard (NICE, CAE) to develop or improve a cybersecurity program at schools.
  • Identify missing elements in proposed or existing cybersecurity program.
  • Describe the NICE framework.
  • Describe the CAE program.

Students with mental health conditions face unique challenges which may require support through skill-building, resource acquisition, accommodations and assistive technology. Assistive technology (AT) is any device, software, or equipment that supports a student to work with specific barriers. Schools are more adept at offering AT to students with disabilities in recent years but may find supporting students with mental health conditions challenging. AT and other accommodations may not be advertised to students with mental health conditions due to a lack of perceived legitimacy of functional implications associated with psychiatric conditions in higher education. In addition, students with mental health conditions may not believe that they deserve to receive or use AT. This webinar will explore the potential functional implications of mental health conditions in the post-secondary learning environment and detail the assistive technologies that can support student persistence and success.

No business analyst or economist can predict precisely how the U.S. economy will recover from the COVID19 crisis. But those involved in the technology training and hiring ecosystem know this: their work will be pivotal in the inevitable pandemic recovery.

Join three expert panelists from the technology industry as they share a three-step strategy for narrowing today’s skills gap by tapping a swelling talent pool energized by crisis to launch cybersecurity careers.