ATE Events — May 2021

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Military spouses have an incredible amount of transferrable skills to bring to the cybersecurity workforce. They are diverse and inclusive in ACTION who have situational awareness, accountability, are fast learners, are easy adaptors, are outstanding performers under pressure, and have character triumph over adversity. The cybersecurity workforce needs the hardworking, ethical attributes of military spouses, and they should offer moderate to high-paying salaries with flexible working hours as a result. This fair treatment would allow military spouses to continue supporting their active-duty significant other as well as add substantial value to the household income.

Join National Cybersecurity Student Association (NCSA) to learn more about engaging military spouses in the cybersecurity workforce. The session will host a dynamic panel of professionals from NCSA, Women in CyberSecurity, Excelsior College, Fortinet, and military spouses all sharing their resources, stories, inspiration, opportunities, and more! 

As a busy professional, the program is designed completely with you in mind. AACC understands that you're balancing a lot with your job and your personal life, and AACC has developed a schedule to deliver professional development that fits into your busy schedule.

AACC Digital includes the following:

  • On-demand workshops on the topics that most interest you
  • On-demand new product showcases that demonstrate how your peer institutions are using products to impact student success
  • Real time and on-demand, bite-sized 30-minute sessions that allow you to get a taste of a topic
  • Discussion rooms, where you can take discussions from sessions you have attended into a designated space
  • Exhibit hall where you can make appointments with exhibitors, watch videos about their innovations, and read product documents
  • Celebration of Leadership, Truman, and Diverse Champion recipients, new, 25-year, and retiring CEOs, Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty honorees, and Awards of Excellence finalists and winners
  • Keynote speakers Aaron Rodgers, America Ferrera and Misty Copeland

AACC Digital is a digital conference scheduled on Thursdays during May 2021. 

Webinars will be conducted mainly at the algebra/trig level suitable for teachers of students in high school and community colleges. (Students are welcome too!) Materials will be based on the textbook by professors Donnelly and Massa, LIGHT: An Introduction to Optics and Photonics, ed. 2. Recordings of webinars will be available OSA site where available.

What is problem-based learning (PBL)? How can it improve student understanding? This webinar will demonstrate the use of one of the PBL Projects “Challenges” (case studies) and share access to the online Challenge library.

In this session, you will learn how laser scanning confocal microscopy is used in nanotechnology to image biological cells and tissue. Laser scanning confocal microscopy, often abbreviated confocal microscopy is a derivative of optical microscopy, the kind of microscope used in most biology labs. The difference is that confocal microscopes can scan at different depths and can create 3-D images. Many confocal microscopes use lasers for illumination which scan across a sample. Confocal microscopes produce high-resolution, high-contrast images for an optical microscope. You’ll see applications of confocal microscopes and the workshop will explain the theory of how these nanotechnology characterization instruments work.

(4 days)


Advancing Research In Society (ARIS) and Research Impact Canada (RIC) are working in collaboration to host the 2021 Conference on Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce. This Summit represents the first time ARIS and RIC have brought two communities together to learn from the collective expertise and network for future collaboration.

Plenary sessions, speakers, and panels will focus on research impact as drivers of economic and workforce development -- including precollegiate and higher education, business and industry, and government partnerships. Participants will discuss the community to career pathways in the STEM technical workforce, improving workforce diversity, government efforts to enhance workforce development, and the role of public engagement and research impact.

This webinar focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals. Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal. The webinar will cover knowing the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals, knowing what data to enter into each form associated with NSF ATE proposal, learning the importance of providing consistent information on forms and other components of a proposal, and recognizing common errors that can be avoided.

(3 days)

Westfields Marriott14750 Conference Center DrChantillyVA20151United States

NSI's annual IMPACT Forum is essential for government and contractor security directors and managers responsible for protecting classified and sensitive information assets from a growing array of threats posed by espionage, terrorism, computer crime and information warfare.

Join NCAT for an informational webinar to introduce the newly formed SkillsUSA sUAS Drone Competition. SkillsUSA Minnesota Executive Director - Jessa Dahmes will give an overview of the program and what they offer for schools and organizations. The presenter will go through the competition manual and discuss skills assessment areas and equipment options as well as professional development opportunities for the core areas of the competition.

Increasingly, evaluators and principal investigators (PIs) are anchoring their work in equity-focused, culturally responsive, and social justice ideals. But PIs in the evaluation field have not yet established an empirical understanding of how evaluators and PIs define and measure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In this webinar, presenters will report an examination of how evaluators and PIs funded by NSF’s ATE program define and measure DEI within their projects. The webinar will provide practical guidance (tools and strategies) and discussion on how to attend to culture and DEI in ATE evaluations and projects.

An introduction to Imagery and Geospatial Processing and Analysis. Instruction will cover the processing of aerial (drone) imagery, creating mosaics, importing images into Geographic Information Systems (GIS), creating layers, and analyzing imagery.

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

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.