ATE Central

ATE Events — June 2021

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Through a series of workshops titled "Reimagining Innovation in STEM Education" (RISE), presenters will bring together practitioners from various public and private institutions including institutions of secondary and higher education, industrial and academic research organizations, social justice organizations, government agencies, tech companies and startups, along with current students to focus on a convergence approach in discussing and addressing four areas:  

  • Support for advancement of underrepresented groups in STEM to pursue and obtain post-secondary degrees and careers in high-demand tech fields like artificial intelligence (AI), quantum technology, cloud technology, cybersecurity, biotechnology, etc.
  • Social and human good research foundations to explore how research topics, such as the use of technology for social or human good, might ignite the interest of students from underrepresented groups by associating the application of technology with issues they care about.
  • Technology supported education to identify how advanced technology areas like AI can be used to shape new models of education, evaluate and potentially course correct traditional education models and make connections from initial technology entry points (e.g., social/human good contexts) to application of the expertise to other technology challenges. Also, identify learning modules to address particular tech education gaps and help bridge the educational, aspirational and financial gaps caused and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Data trust development to capture details on student demographics, educational pursuits, participation in specific programs to support their advancement, and the resulting student educational and career outcomes. Also, recommend specific internship or research opportunities based on student skills and interests, or conversely, help hiring organizations identify candidates from underrepresented groups with appropriate skills.

Workshop dates: May 25, May 27, June 3, and June 8, 2021

This biomanufacturing workshop is the second of 2 sessions. The first virtual biomanufacturing workshop was hosted by the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center in December 2020.

In this second virtual session, curriculum experts and industry representatives will talk about manufacturing monoclonal antibodies, cell and gene therapy, teaching supply chain concepts, biotech skill standards, and synthetic biology.

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. 

This all virtual event will feature keynotes and sessions on geospatial education, Web GIS, and ArcGIS Pro.

Keynote speakers:

John Nelson is a map maker, software experience designer, and writer at Esri. He works with the Living Atlas team, creating geographic data, web experiences, moderately-educational blogs, and mildly-instructional videos. He works in a small woodshed in Michigan and relishes the opportunity to chat with other map folks.

Raynah Kamau is a Kenyan native who has been living in the US since 2013. She is co-founder of Black Girls MAPP and works as a strategic adviser for partners at Esri. Black Girls MAPP focuses on community mapping and evangelizing GIS in underserved and underrepresented communities. The group celebrates black women in the field of GIS and uses maps and apps to visualize social justice issues—using location intelligence to amplify the voices of marginalized and unheard communities.

Northland Aerospace13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701United States

At the DRONETECH - STEM Drones in K-12 Education Workshop, participants will learn about the safety, legal and ethical considerations regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Ryze Tello STEM drone and accessories
  • Learn how to interface with the Tello via mobile app and traditional controller
  • Learn the basics of block coding and how to program the Tello for autonomous flight
  • Practice flying in a controlled environment using the flying and coding skills learned throughout the workshop
  • Learn about possible application-specific modifications using 3D printing technology
  • How to integrate 3D printing technology into teaching and student competitions

The BETA Skills ATE project will be holding two professional development courses in June:

  • BETA Skills (Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications)
  • Cyberbiosecurity "Where Bio and Cybersecurity Worlds Intersect"

Both courses are designed for US-based instructors and K12 STEM teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge in Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Devices. Course delivery will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous online learning.  Neither course has an in-person component.

Major topics:

  • Introduction to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Introduction to Biomedical Devices   
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine & 3D Printing

Northland Aerospace13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701United States

At the DRONETECH - STEM Drones in K-12 Education Workshop, participants will learn about the safety, legal and ethical considerations regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Ryze Tello STEM drone and accessories
  • Learn how to interface with the Tello via mobile app and traditional controller
  • Learn the basics of block coding and how to program the Tello for autonomous flight
  • Practice flying in a controlled environment using the flying and coding skills learned throughout the workshop
  • Learn about possible application-specific modifications using 3D printing technology
  • How to integrate 3D printing technology into teaching and student competitions

This project, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to provide support and professional development for STEM educators and other leaders from two-year colleges (2YCs) across the western United States to prepare competitive proposals for the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The mission of the S-STEM program is to increase the number of STEM degrees earned by students in American colleges and universities. The program provides grant funds to institutions of higher education to support the efforts of low-income, academically talented STEM majors. The support includes scholarships for students and funds to implement and assess evidence-based curricular and co-curricular practices that enhance the STEM learning environments for the students.

To increase the number of S-STEM grants to two-year colleges, this project will offer a two-day virtual proposal preparation workshop in June 2021, along with pre and post-workshop support to enhance the efficiency and outcomes of the workshop activities. The primary goal of the workshop is to facilitate the submission of competitive S-STEM proposals in 2022 from the colleges that participate. Two representatives from each college will be invited to participate in the workshop. One of the representatives must be teaching in a STEM discipline supported by the S-STEM program.

Northland Aerospace13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701United States

At the DRONETECH - STEM Drones in K-12 Education Workshop, participants will learn about the safety, legal and ethical considerations regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Ryze Tello STEM drone and accessories
  • Learn how to interface with the Tello via mobile app and traditional controller
  • Learn the basics of block coding and how to program the Tello for autonomous flight
  • Practice flying in a controlled environment using the flying and coding skills learned throughout the workshop
  • Learn about possible application-specific modifications using 3D printing technology
  • How to integrate 3D printing technology into teaching and student competitions

NSF answers your questions about solicitations, partnerships and technical requirements.

Workshop participants will hear from and engage with NSF Program Officers, learn about the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR) programs of interest, and gain insight on the merit review process.

The workshop will be hosted virtually through Zoom on the following dates and times: 

  • Workshop Day 1: Navigating NSF, June 14, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT
  • Workshop Day 2: Partnerships, June 15, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT
  • Workshop Day 3: Technical Assistance, June 16, 2021, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT

There is no registration fee. Registration ends June 10, 2021.

In this Paper Development Workshop, you will have an opportunity to work with members of the Cybersecurity Skills Journal Editorial Board and Peer Review Panel members in virtual breakout rooms during which prospective authors may present an idea for, or draft of, a manuscript reporting evidence-based practices, theoretical frameworks, or case studies of skilled application or instruction of cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Focus for this year's PDW sessions is developing manuscripts for publication in the 2021 Special Issue on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this Paper Development Workshop, you will have an opportunity to work with members of the Cybersecurity Skills Journal Editorial Board and Peer Review Panel members in virtual breakout rooms during which prospective authors may present an idea for, or draft of, a manuscript reporting evidence-based practices, theoretical frameworks, or case studies of skilled application or instruction of cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Focus for this year's PDW sessions is developing manuscripts for publication in the 2021 Special Issue on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce.

If you are developing an NSF ATE Grant Proposal, you will need to indicate how you will ensure women will be included in your program, and that can be hard to do in fields with very few women – whether it’s drone technology or cybersecurity or manufacturing. This webinar will give you best practice examples and case studies of how ATE Projects successfully broadened the participation of women in two-year colleges. You will walk away with proven strategies that will result in actual increases in female enrollment and retention and will provide your school with a framework for your NSF Proposal. And here’s an added bonus: these strategies have also been proven to help with the recruitment and retention of male students.

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.

The BETA Skills ATE project will be holding two professional development courses in June:

  • BETA Skills (Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications)
  • Cyberbiosecurity "Where Bio and Cybersecurity Worlds Intersect"

Both courses are designed for US based instructors and K12 STEM teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge in Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Devices. Course delivery will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous online learning.  Neither course has an in-person component.

Major topics:

  • Introduction to  Biomedical  Principles
  • Introduction to  Cybersecurity Principles 
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity bio interactions

The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is driven by, for, and with the community. Attendees gather to learn best practices and classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes. Over 1,100 undergraduate biology & microbiology educators from around the world tuned in to ASMCUE 2020, their first virtual conference. Of those attendees, 96% would recommend ASMCUE Virtual to a colleague. For undergraduate educators, ASMCUE Virtual is an event not to be missed.