ATE Central

ATE Events — October 2020

Upcoming

(9 days)

Online

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce the dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so!

Each year, National Drive Electric Week includes hundreds of events in communities across the United States and around the world. This year, the 10th annual National Drive Electric Week will be adding online events for the first time, including the NDEW Kick-Off Event event on Sep 24, 2020.

MNT-EC is holding a Summer Seminar Series every Wednesday, August thru November. Each seminar will feature one of the MNT-EC's very own members who will talk about their summer of 2021 professional development opportunities. Opportunities include writing groups, clean room labs, nano safety and other exciting hands on activities. 

Matt Pleil will be talking about his 2021 MEMS workshop and the upcoming UGR opportunities at the University of New Mexico.

AACC will host an ATE Virtual Conference Orientation Webinar designed for all conference attendees. The webinar will provide an orientation to the 2020 Virtual ATE Conference, and an overview of the agenda, the virtual platform, and ways to network and maximize engagement in a virtual setting. Participants are encouraged to attend the live event, if possible. The webinar will also be recorded.

Industry 4.0 Workforce Summit is moving online. This industry-wide web series is designed to prepare engineering and technology students for The Fourth Industrial Revolution. The goal is to reach a consensus on improvements to curricula, work-based experiences, policies, and practices.

Automation and smart technology are changing the way people learn and work. Many engineering tracks are struggling to produce high-quality graduates with Industry 4.0 skills. The lack of qualified talent is impacting the technical and manufacturing workforce from the shop floor to the C-Suite. Your expertise and educated opinions can help us fix the problem.

MNT-EC is holding a Summer Seminar Series every Wednesday, August thru November. Each seminar will feature one of the MNT-EC's very own members who will talk about their summer of 2021 professional development opportunities. Opportunities include writing groups, clean room labs, nano safety and other exciting hands on activities. 

Dr. Peter D. Kazarinoff, co-PI of the MNT-EC (Micro Nano Technician Education Center), presents resources from the Pacific Northwest region for community college faculty interested in micro/nano technician education. Dr. Kazarinoff previews the upcoming peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the MNT-EC and the upcoming podcast from the MNT-EC detailing stories from working technicians.

Instructors: Jon Beck, Chris Hadfield, Zackary Nicklin, Ben Richason, Jill Zande, National Center for Autonomous Technologies

This workshop is designed to deliver a primer on the sensor technologies that are impacting the aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment and marine autonomous technologies industries. Educators from these disciplines face many challenges from the rapid integration and prohibitive financial nature of these technologies. Jobs of the future will require a foundational level of knowledge of these sensors. Through hands-on experience and discussion, we will cover industry trends and the future impact of advanced technology integration resulting from autonomous technologies. Attendees will be prepared to use this technology in their classroom using portable, cost efficient experimentation and exercises.

The NCPN conference is one of the best professional development opportunities available offering motivational keynotes, keynote speakers, time relevant panels, cutting edge featured speakers and other timely information for professionals in Career Pathways, CTE, and workforce and economic development.

(3 days)

University of Delaware, Clayton Hall100 David Hollowell DrNewarkDE19716United States

The Mid-Atlantic ESA annual meeting brings together students, researchers, teachers and practitioners from the Mid–Atlantic region and beyond. The theme of the meeting is the ecology of the BosWash Megalopolis. The meeting offers an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate ecology students to present their research in all ecology-related topics. Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professionals are all welcome.

If you have registered for the meeting: Contact Danielle Slatkin at vincedamico@gmail.com to request a refund or to express that you wish to have your registration continue for the rescheduled meeting in October.

If you submitted an abstract for the meeting: Contact Vince D’Amico at vincedamico@gmail.com to request it be withdrawn or to carry forward for the rescheduled meeting in October.

The 27th National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Conference is going virtual!  The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will host the 2020 ATE Conference on October 19-23.

This year’s event theme ATE 2020: Resilience and New Frontiers, will focus on the critical value of preparing students with STEM technical and employability skills—and the vital role community colleges and the ATE program play in preparing a highly-skilled U.S. workforce in a current- and post-pandemic economy. ATE projects and centers nationwide, in response to Covid-19, are challenged to develop strategies to successfully deliver hands-on content in an online environment such as through virtual labs, simulations, and augmented and virtual reality. The 2020 Virtual ATE Conference will include a special focus on how the ATE community has created innovative curriculum, technologies, and authentic learning experiences in virtual environments and how their resiliency, flexibility, and leadership is both addressing and shaping the current and future needs of STEM technician education.

MNT-EC is holding a Summer Seminar Series every Wednesday, August thru November. Each seminar will feature one of the MNT-EC's very own members who will talk about their summer of 2021 professional development opportunities. Opportunities include writing groups, clean room labs, nano safety and other exciting hands on activities. 

Paul Webster, PhD: Oak Crest Institute of Science, Monrovia, CA, will talk about how basic science, community outreach, and student training can be carried out in a small non-profit organization. The Oak Crest Institute of Science is a scientist run institute in Southern California where faculty use their research projects as a platform to teach laboratory skills to high school and community college students. The presentation will provide an overview of the diverse projects being carried out by this small organization and highlight some of the resources open to this community.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference will now be a virtual event with a more limited focus on:

  • The timely experiences and insights gained from teaching ecology and evolution online this Spring/Summer
  • The education innovation building on ESA’s recently endorsed Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework (4DEE).

(3 days)

Suburban Collection Showplace46100 Grand River AveNoviMI48374United States

If you need to reduce development time, increase quality and decrease product failures, you need to attend Automotive Testing Expo! The event is America’s largest vehicle and component testing and validation technology and services exhibition, featuring more than 370 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.

The path to reduced product development cycles, more efficiency and better durability starts at Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan!

MNT-EC is holding a Summer Seminar Series every Wednesday, August thru November. Each seminar will feature one of the MNT-EC's very own members who will talk about their summer of 2021 professional development opportunities. Opportunities include writing groups, clean room labs, nano safety and other exciting hands on activities. 

Many community colleges are familiar with recruiting veterans for admission into degree programs, but have you considered working with active duty military that are preparing to transition into the workforce? During the last 18-24 months of service, military service members are working with their Transition Assistance Programs on base to find civilian careers. How can your school attract them to micro-nano programs? Kate Alcott, MNT-EC's Veteran Liaison will help you examine this potential market and navigate the process.