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ATE Events — February 2021

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NCAT partner, CAAT is pleased to be working with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and Women Who Drone organizations to provide 35 local Girl Scouts with an exciting opportunity to learn how to program and fly a drone. Girl Scout Cadettes will explore the world of microcontrollers and learn how to program a Robolink CoDrone Mini Programmable Drone in the FREE Girl Scouts Drone Programming Challenge. This will include a virtual session via Zoom, a video competition, and a live in-person drone flying competition.

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Nanotechnology is at the frontier of most STEM disciplines and is integral in everyday lives, including health, electronics, building materials, household products, alternative energy, and even fashion. Gain a basic understanding of nanotechnology. Deepen your understanding of current nanoscience research. Learn about opportunities and pathways for your students. Discover activities and content you can use to create your NGSS-aligned lessons or workforce development programming.

The workshop will be held on 6 consecutive Friday, tentatively, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26.

Starting a drone program or even offering a drone course at your institution can be challenging. Variables to be considered include equipment costs (both hardware and software), administrative support, liability concerns, hardware registration, what curriculum to offer (and how to teach it safely), potential low enrollment, and what qualifications faculty need to teach the course(s).

This webinar will explore these topics, provide methods and ideas to overcome some of these obstacles, and offer resources (including curricular) that will be helpful for new start-ups as well as existing courses/programs.

The purpose of this competition is to challenge university and college students, as well as the general public, to design, build, and operate a fully autonomous snowplow to remove snow from a designated path. The objectives of this competition include encouraging students and individuals to utilize the state of the art in navigation and control technologies to rapidly, accurately, and safely clear a path of snow.

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This year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting will convene online February 8-11.

The event will feature a variety of scientific sessionstopical lectures, and plenary lectures, as well as workshops on topics such as advocacy and career development. As of January 19, attendees can also access "a video library of pre-recorded Spotlight Videos." The event will include an exchange space for networking. A full program is available on the conference website.

BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) scientists remain underrepresented in the bioimaging sciences, although they represent a growing segment of the bioimaging community. The session will cover approaches designed to identify institutional barriers to success (systemic racism) and opportunities for industry leaders to support the careers of BIPOC scientists, both in academia and industry.

This new educational series is offered to all interested participants via online live, interactive Zoom sessions and is designed for wine consumers who wish to sample wines from global regions. Each session will focus on either a style of wine, such as sparkling wines and Champagnes, or a specific region and its typical varietal wines or blends, e.g. Alsatian white varietal wines.

The participant will learn the characteristics of the wines of the region,  and the language to make future retail purchases.  You will also be able to discuss your enjoyment of wines with confidence.

This event is a unique opportunity for Chippewa Valley to talk and learn about recent additive manufacturing trends. This event aims to bring people from the community, industry, and high schools to get to know each other and open up opportunities for possible collaboration.

Outreach and recruitment continue to be a top priority for most biotech training programs. Helping students understand what biotechnology is and see their own potential to pursue career opportunities in the field continues to be a challenge. To this end, the Biotechnology Program at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) has begun to rely more heavily on our alumni network for outreach, recruitment and retention. CCSF instructor, Karen Leung, will discuss some of the strategies the CCSF Biotech program has used to help students connect with alumni including collecting student testimonials, alumni speed networking and informational interviews.

The Utah STEM Action Center is partnering with the Utah chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and JUB Engineers to celebrate Engineers Week. This week is a time to celebrate engineers, spread the word, and encourage schools to talk about engineering opportunities. Schools and students can also watch Dream Big, a film made especially to celebrate engineers, or visit the Dream Big website to do some activities celebrating engineers.

The market for instructional media (examples - technology tools, environments, etc.) is very saturated. This webinar will discuss the importance of selecting appropriate media in your instructional process. We will look at example situations and discuss the rationale for selecting appropriate tools.

Speaker: Dr. Logan Arrington, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology @University of West Georgia

EvaluATE webchats are an opportunity for small groups of ATE evaluation community members to come together to share and learn from each other in real-time. Anyone interested in evaluation is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to turn on their webcams and join in the conversation, offering a great opportunity to network.

Do you have questions about evaluation? Like, what is it? Why is it required for projects funded by the National Science Foundation? How much does it cost? Who can do it? What does an evaluation look like? How can evaluation help me and my project?

This session is for those who are new to evaluation or want a refresher on the basics. The examples in this webinar are specially tailored for two-year college faculty and grant specialists who are planning on submitting proposals to NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. However, anyone who is interested in learning more about program evaluation is welcome to attend.

In this webcast, Dr. Charline Nixon will discuss the Global Cybersecurity Workforce to assess the size of the current cybersecurity workforce shortage and field gap in this industry. It will cover all the underlying details on why we have a shortage of cybersecurity professionals worldwide and what is solution we can patch to keep our cyber industry going strong.

This virtual event will feature presenters from Design Ready Controls and Die Technologies to share some of their successful school connection tools. These tools are how they meet many workforce needs. Johnson High School will talk about what they do to connect with industry with the creation of their career pathways program. This program leads to student success in and outside of the classroom. Finally, there will be a panel discussion with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Trade & Industry Specialist, Executive Director of Midwest Manufacturers, and President of Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association. They will share some of the best practices and provide ideas to help you solves some of your workforce challenges and/or student opportunities.

EvaluATE webchats are an opportunity for small groups of ATE evaluation community members to come together to share and learn from each other in real time. Anyone interested in evaluation is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to turn on their webcams and join in the conversation, offering a great opportunity to network.

Welcome to VESTA’s new educational series, Grapes and Wines of the World.  This new educational series is offered to all interested participants via online live, interactive Zoom sessions and is designed for consumers who wish to sample wines from global regions. Each session will focus on either a style of wine, such as sparkling wines and Champagnes, or a specific region and its typical varietal wines or blends, e.g. Alsatian white varietal wines. 

You, the participant will learn the sensory characteristics of the wines of the region - a result of the nature of wine grapes grown there and the climate’s effect on bringing those grapes to the desired level of wine-making maturity.  You will also learn the language to make future retail purchases and be able to discuss your enjoyment of wines with confidence.

This Tech Talk Session will feature Bill Mazurek, who will be digging into the details of Root cause analyses with new tools and examples that educators can use in their classrooms to help teach these troubleshooting techniques effectively.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Online resources for emerging industry 4.0 technologies.  
  • Available techniques and tools. 
  • Define, select the appropriate root cause analysis tools 
  • Implement root causes analyses 

The United States will have to fill 3.5 million STEM jobs by 2025, according to the National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte. The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) will be offering educators the opportunity to experience the excitement of nanotechnology research and to share this experience in their classrooms and with their peers by applying to do paid research at one of the four sites this summer. The session includes an overview of nanotechnology, a remote tool session, a talk on careers in nanotechnology, and information on some of the research projects.