ATE Central

ATE Events — August 2020


(6 days)

Salt Palace Convention Center100 S W TempleSalt Lake CityUT84101

ESA meetings, open to ESA members and those interested in ecology, are among the most respected meetings of ecologist in the science community. ESA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and ESA staff. All participants including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, ESA staff, service providers and others are expected to abide by the ESA Meetings Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all ESA meeting-related events including those sponsored by organizations other than ESA but held in conjunction with ESA events, in public or private facilities. In addition, ESA members and authors of ESA publications must adhere to the ESA Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy.


Like many science fields, the ecological sciences are being flooded by massive and diverse sources of information. For example, remote sensing platforms, automated sensors, observatory networks, molecular techniques, large-scale or replicated experiments, and predictive (simulation) models are generating enormous amounts of data over time and/or across space. Such big and diverse data are opening up new avenues of research and enabling ecologists to address more complex questions and hypotheses that, for example, span multiple scales and disciplines. However, this information deluge also creates challenges in terms of methods available for harnessing the information contained in such data and tools for effectively communicating big data issues and results. The 105th annual meeting encourages contributions that address these issues or that employ novel and integrative approaches to harnessing the data revolution to address pressing issues in ecology.

(5 days)

Grants Pass High School830 NE 9th StGrants PassOR97526United States

The project is designed to help faculty increase students' interest and engagement in the study and learning of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, practices, and careers through guitar design and building. The Summer Institutes are open to all STEM subject area educators in the 9-12 High school grade levels, community college levels and freshman/sophomore university instruction. Participants will join the existing cohort of STEM Guitar Institute Educators/Fellows around the country teaching STEM content using the guitar as a focus. Fellows help each other with project implementation and contribute to the project’s Applied Learning Community, curriculum and assessment. You will receive a $300 stipend, a completed guitar, a support package at the Institute, and will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of start-up packages to help launch STEM guitar at your school.

(3 days)

Northland Community & Technical College13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701United States

This is an introductory course for drones and how to establish a program in your school. Participants will learn regulations, safety considerations, and how to overcome the major hurdles to getting drones in the school. We will cover maintaining and keeping your drone(s) airworthy as well as hone flying skills in line of sight (LOS) and first person view (FPV). Participants will also learn autonomous flight coding software to program your drone for basic maneuvers and flight plans. This workshop provides a high-level overview of the many aspects of drone operations to include; Basic Parts and Components, User Maintenance and Documentation, Flight Simulators, Practical Flight Experience in LOS and FPV along with best practices for logging and tracking flight hours. Attendees will learn basic uses and applications for Geospatial and Analysis using Drones. The workshop will culminate in a hands-on competition incorporating all aspects of the training. 

Who should attend: Secondary and Post-Secondary Instructors Teaching in STEM Related Disciplines Looking at UAS and GIT Program and Courseware Development.

Application Process: Registration is free for this workshop and meals are provided during the workshop hours.  Participants are responsible for all travel cost to the workshop, however eligible participants are able to received up to $800 reimbursement after attending. If you will be seeking reimbursement please send the following information to by May 1st, 2020 to verify eligibility.

(2 days)

Northland Aerospace Campus13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701United States

The DroneTECH Summer Camp is a FREE 2-day camp recommended for students grades 9-12 and recent graduates. The camp is hosted by Northland Community & Technical College at the Aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are doing it all from pizza and package delivery to monitoring wildlife and the farm field. Come learn about this exciting technology and get hands on experience in the maintenance and operation of UAS. Then transform the data collected by UAS into usable industry products.

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(3 days)

Shoreline Community College16101 Greenwood Ave NShorelineWA98133United States

Learn effective and engaging ways to teach solar principles in your middle or high school classroom!

Join the three days of hands-on solar energy lab activities that you can bring to life in your classroom. You will learn how to successfully install and commission a residential-size solar photovoltaic array.

  • FREE interactive, high-engagement instruction in cutting-edge technology
  • $300 stipend paid upon completion of the Solar Institute
  • Lesson plans, videos, and teaching resources included
  • STEM Integration clock hours available
  • Breakfast and lunch provided each day