ATE Events — December 2020

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In the spirit of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the NCAT team sits down with Marty Wetherall, the co-founder of the drone racing league HydraFPV, and CTO Joel Stewart to discuss the sport of the future – drone racing. HydraFPV is located in the Mall of America and serves to grow the sport by giving kids the STEM experience; letting them race small drones through their various courses and hosting races for middle and high school students.

The goal of the annual Community College Day is to provide community college students and faculty an opportunity to learn about careers in the areas of biomedical sciences and health. This year’s virtual program will include career panels, virtual networking, a newly added panel on “Preparing for the 4-year College/University Experience, and the popular session on the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program/Alumni panel. As part of the live event, there will be pre-recorded sessions available on the OITE YouTube Channel.

Join this webinar to learn how evaluation findings can be put to use for the benefit of ATE projects. This webinar will address how evaluations can help projects adjust in uncertain times, how to integrate evaluation findings into your annual report to NSF, and how evaluation can help you think more intentionally about your long-term goals. Additionally, the presenters will share real-world examples of use and utility of evaluation. Whether you’re an evaluator, PI, project staff, or grants professional, you’ll leave this webinar with new ideas for how to translate evaluation results into tangible benefits for ATE projects.

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From a global pandemic to climate change to the urgency of achieving the SDGs, the coming decade is set to be one of the most important in human history. Join Impact. Engineered 2020 – A Virtual Event & Networking Experience - for inspirational keynotes, mindful conversations, celebration, and networking to advance the role of engineering and technology in sustainable development.

This biomanufacturing workshop is the first of two sessions. In this session, curriculum experts and industry representatives will present an overview of biomanufacturing with a focus on bacterial systems, online resources, and the basic skills biomanufacturing students should know.

The second session will be held in spring 2021 and will include topics such as bioprocessing,  different types of cells, and lean manufacturing.

Who should attend?

Faculty members who currently teach biomanufacturing, intend to teach biomanufacturing in the future, and faculty who wish to add industry relevant components to their curriculum.

NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference attendees will experience cutting-edge presentations, networking, and resources—all from the safety and comfort of home or office. The event will provide education and learning tools that educators and schools can use immediately.

Gain the knowledge and best practices from fellow educators and industry experts; discover new methods and curriculum; develop skills and techniques to create and/or enhance your programs.

Participate in Q&A with live presenters, give feedback on presentations and panels, discuss topics in discussion boards, connect with attendees via chat, messaging, and virtual meetups.

Connect with fellow educators in networking breaks and virtual happy hours; share resources and experiences in virtual birds-of-a-feather sessions; discover new connections within virtual community groups.

Explore the virtual exhibitor hall, schedule one-on-one meetings with exhibitors, discover the latest technologies, products, and services.

The Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to Automated Driving Digital Summit will help vet industry needs and solutions that are affordable for consumers and profitable for carmakers. The ADAS to Automated Driving Digital Summit will address the recent advancements in connectivity, system engineering, and machine learning systems that are transforming ADAS and automated vehicle systems research creating a new era of integrated and cooperative automated driving.

The CT College of Technology and the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing will be hosting a virtual Smart Manufacturing Workshop in partnership with Motlow Community College and Tennessee Tech. This workshop is made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation. Participants will receive a mini-drone and a $400 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

The InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center will be hosting a series of “5 for 5” webinars. Each 5 for 5 webinar will feature five NSF ATE projects. Within each webinar, four of the projects will have a biotechnology or bioscience focus, and an additional project will be selected from another discipline, but with similar goals and outcomes to the other four. The goal of this webinar series is to provide a platform for project leaders to educate the community and to identify potential areas where they might collaborate with each other, or with attendees who have similar goals.

Come support diversity in science, and learn about the CCSF Biotechnology Program & the future of the SF Bay Area biotech workforce! The CCSF BioSymposium celebrates the work of CCSF Biotechnology students completing lab-based internships and exploring research topics on their own, and connects them with the broader science community at the end of each semester.