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ATE Events — July 2020

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(3 days)

Delaware Technical Community College100 Campus DriveDoverDE19904United States

At the Institute, you will learn fundamentals of Energy Efficiency and Solar Photovoltaics (PV). During this three day Energy Institute, you will learn energy efficiency and solar photovoltaics, and data analysis. You will get to use tools of the trade to evaluate locations for their solar energy potential, use electric meters, infrared cameras and data loggers to perform an energy audit of a classroom, and explore resources and lesson plans you can take and implement in your school. Finally, you’ll use hands-on classroom lab activities that will enable you to bring energy efficiency, solar energy, and data analysis to life in your classroom.

The DeafTEC Resource Center is partnering with AHEAD to provide a unique professional development opportunity for faculty and disability services personnel on fostering equitable higher education experiences for students with disabilities.

The virtual conference offers 60 hours of professional development presentations and discussions facilitated by content experts. All presentations will be recorded and available to all registrants to watch at your convenience, providing content that can take you through the summer!

(3 days)

Madison Area Technical College2125 Commercial AvenueMadisonWI53704

Learn how to teach solar principles in effective, engaging ways in classroom! Join the STEM Educator Solar Institute in Madison. At the Institute, you'll use tools of the trade to install and commission a residential size solar photovoltaic array. You’ll review and practice necessary safety measures and electrical principles. Finally, you’ll perform (and take with you) ready to use hands-on classroom lab activities that will enable you to bring solar energy to life in your classroom.

(3 days)

Ritz-Carlton Laguna NiguelOne Ritz-Carlton DriveDana PointCA92629United States

The AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is an annual professional development program for CEOs and presidents of member community colleges, providing intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to that position.

The three-day institute focuses on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president, providing a mix of content experts and interaction around related case studies that result in the development/acquisition of ready-to-use skill sets that participants can apply back at their respective campuses. The institute also provides opportunities for newer presidents to develop mentor-mentee relationships with more seasoned presidents, focusing on immediate challenges and opportunities that these presidents are facing on their campuses.

(8 days)

Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont StMontereyCA93940United States

A key outcome of this workshop is focused on how to teach the engineering design process using underwater robotics as the platform. This workshop introduces participants to bi-directional motor speed control using motor controllers and joysticks. Additional topics include: vector frame design, buoyancy and ballast systems, video systems and hydraulic tools.  Participants in this workshop will build the SeaMATE TriggerFish ROV.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Educators who have experience building simple switch box ROV controllers or faculty who have a background teaching robotics, electronics, physics, or a related discipline.  All faculty attending should have concrete plans to implement these activities in the following academic year.

COST:  A $825 materials fee will be charged. The MATE Center will provide lunch and snacks.  Transportation to the workshop is the responsibility of the participant.  The MATE Center has set aside a block of rooms at a nearby hotel for participants who are not in the Monterey area. Plan on spending $800 for the 7 nights for a shared room. A limited number of travel stipends will be available, up to $800 depending upon the distance travelled and if you teach at a Title 1 school. To ensure participant success, there is a $825 materials fee. For this fee, participants return to their school or organization with a TriggerFish ROV Kit and an underwater video system.

(8 days)

Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont StMontereyCA93940United States

This workshop will cover everything in workshop Level A above but will have one day devoted to controlling ROVs using the Arduino microcontroller.  Participants are required to have experience working with Arduino.  If you are not proficient with Arduino, we recommend that you take the  Diving into Underwater Sensors and Arduino online course.  This course will give participants the needed background and experience with Arduino to successful participate in this workshop.  Additional workshop topics will include remote control using Bluetooth and Relays for the control of actuators.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Educators who have experience with Arduino and building ROVs or faculty who have a background teaching robotics, electronics, and Arduino.  All faculty attending should have concrete plans to implement these activities in the following academic year.

COST:  A $1000 materials fee will be charged. The MATE Center will provide lunch and snacks.  Transportation to the workshop is the responsibility of the participant.  The MATE Center has set aside a block of rooms at a nearby hotel for participants who are not in the Monterey area. Plan on spending $800 for the 7 nights for a shared room. A limited number of travel stipends will be available, up to $800 per person depending upon the distance traveled and if you teach at a Title 1 school. To ensure participant success, there is a $1000 materials fee. For this fee, participants return to their school or organization with a Barracuda ROV Kit and an underwater video system.

(8 days)

Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont StMontereyCA93940United States

A key outcome of this workshop is focused on how to teach the engineering design process using underwater robotics. Participants learn the fundamentals of basic ROV building and experience a variety of hands-on science, technology, and engineering design activities that can be integrated into a class or after school activity to reinforce foundational knowledge and skills.  Upon completion of the workshop, all participants should feel confident to lead an engineering design activity focused on ROV building using the PufferFish ROV Kit or comparable parts and components.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Educators who have had introductory exposure to ROV activities or have a background teaching science, technology, engineering, or math.  Activities presented in this workshop are appropriate for students in 6-12th grade or within an afterschool club or activity.  All faculty attending should have concrete plans to implement these activities in the following academic year.

COST:  A $400 materials fee will be charged.  In return for this fee participants will take home a deluxe tool bag and 1 PufferFish ROV kit.  The MATE Center will provide lunch and snacks.  Transportation to the workshop is the responsibility of the participant.  The MATE Center has set aside a block of rooms at a nearby hotel for participants who are not in the Monterey area. Plan on spending $800 for the 7 nights for a shared room. A limited number of travel stipends is available, up to $800 depending upon the distance travelled and if you teach at a Title 1 school.

CSTA's Annual Conference is a three-day conference for computer science teachers to come together for learning, networking, and fun. There will be over 100 sessions of education to broaden knowledge of computer science education, inspirational keynotes and sessions to reinvigorate your passion for teaching.

Military veterans transitioning from service to community college bring experiences that can be incredible assets to a classroom along with others that can be barriers to success. Hearing loss, a commonly overlooked disability in the veteran population, is often one of these barriers. This panel will discuss findings of focus groups conducted with student veterans with hearing loss that provide insight to the unique educational needs of these students and best practices for their success in the STEM classroom and how they can be applied in the online setting.

Panelists include: Saddleback College Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Program Coordinator Terence Nelson, PhD candidate at Northern Illinois University and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Hira Byrne Paulin, and Alternative Media Specialist Mike Sauter.

Real-time captioning will be provided during the webinar. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Hira Paulin at hjpdtec@rit.edu. At least a one week advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.

(5 days)

San Diego City College1313 Park BlvdSan DiegoCA92101United 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.

(5 days)

Asnuntuck Community College170 Elm StEnfieldCT06082United 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.

FLATE/HCC Robotics and Engineering Camps are designed to introduce middle and high school students to the world of robotics and automation so they can explore the applications in both the industrial and personal use fields. The camp facilitators are from the School District of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough Community College, and local industry, all selected based on their experience and training. The camp director is Shirley Dobbins – Engineering Technology Program Director. Camp coordinator is Desh Bagley – FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner.

The will be conducted virtually via ZOOM Meeting platform. The virtual camp curriculum is developed by Carnegie Mellon Robot Virtual Worlds and UBTECH Education.

This camp is offered at a reduced cost of $175 and includes an Intermediate UKIT. These camps include a UKIT Robotics Kit that must be picked up the Friday before camp begins. There are needs-based scholarships for the All Girls Camp sponsored by Tampa Bay STEM Network, Hillsborough Education Foundation, and Hillsborough County School District.

At the Institute, you’ll use tools of the trade to measure, install and work on small scale and utility scale wind systems. Learn about wind turbines and get to enter a large-scale wind turbine! Finally, you will perform activities on (and take with you) a KID WIND training system that will enable you to bring renewable energy to life in your classroom.

This webinar will focus on advances in the competency-based training and certifications available to current and future supply chain automation technicians. Hosted by National Science Foundation (NSF) funded National Center for Supply Chain Automation (SCA) will feature the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) speaking about their new ISO 17024 accredited supply chain certifications for industry and Amatrol, Inc. presenting their new hands-on supply chain skills assessment device, Skill Boss Logistics.

(5 days)

Pennridge High School1228 N 5th StPerkasiePA18944United 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.
 

FLATE/HCC Robotics and Engineering Camps are designed to introduce middle and high school students to the world of robotics and automation so they can explore the applications in both the industrial and personal use fields. The camp facilitators are from the School District of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough Community College, and local industry, all selected based on their experience and training. The camp director is Shirley Dobbins – Engineering Technology Program Director. Camp coordinator is Desh Bagley – FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner.

The camp will be conducted virtually via ZOOM Meeting platform. The virtual camp curriculum is developed by Carnegie Mellon Robot Virtual Worlds and UBTECH Education.

The camp is $175.00 and includes an Advanced UKIT for loan. The kit must be picked up on Friday before camp and returned the following Friday. A credit card will be left on file as a deposit for $549.00 which is the MSRP for the Advanced UKIT if it is not returned. Please note all Advanced UKITs must be returned.

Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with educating America’s technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

As a service to the HI-TEC community, and as a way for us to gather and share, work is underway to provide an abbreviated virtual experience, HI-TEC Livestream, during the time participants would have come together in Portland, as well as to provide an opportunity for accepted presenters to disseminate their work asynchronously, should they choose to do so. HI-TEC Livestream will focus on our community's response to the challenges of COVID-19—especially solutions and successes that have grown out of moving our work and instruction online—and on emergent technician workforce needs that have resulted or may result from the pandemic.

There will be no fees associated with these proceedings although you will be asked to register. 

Mid-infrared measurements have recently become a hot topic in the photonics industry and for good reason: so much valuable information lies within interactions with longer wavelengths. Capability, cost, and complexity make selecting the proper components a tough balancing act -  this presentation aims to give some insight into navigating this space.  New innovations have brought attractive options to the table for detectors and lights sources alike, opening up new possibilities for applications. 

There will be discussion on the advantages of mid-infrared techniques, popular applications, and a product overview on detectors, semiconductor lasers, and other light sources. 

Topics of presentation:

  • Merits of MIR and applications
  • Product overview, detectors and light sources
  • New developments

Did you know that neurodivergent people have unique abilities and skills that make them particularly successful in cybersecurity jobs? Learn how tech companies like IBM are building neurodiversity programs and leveraging the untapped neurodivergent talent pool to help fill a cybersecurity skills shortage and make their teams more diverse and inclusive.

Join the dynamic duo - Diane Delaney and Megan Roddie - as they talk about neurodiversity and cybersecurity at IBM and the importance of having neurodivergent teams. Diane will discuss how to attract and retain neurodivergent talent, and the importance of having diversity on a cyber team. Megan will discuss how her abilities as an autistic person have helped her be a successful cyber threat researcher, and how other organizations can attract and retain neurodivergent talent. For those looking to build skills, Diane and Megan will discuss how neurodivergent talent can begin building skills and training in cyber to land a job in high-tech.