ATE Events — February 2022

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Electronics, energy, construction, medicine, agriculture, consumer products, and even fashion are all benefiting from innovations at the nanoscale. STEM education cannot ignore this integral avenue of research and career advancement. Discover activities and content you can use to create your NGSS-aligned lessons or workforce development programming.

Free, virtual workshop on six consecutive Fridays from January 28 – March 4, 2022, noon – 2:00 pm ET, via Zoom. Asynchronous option available.

The Toyota Mirai 2 is a mid-size hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and represents the second generation of the famous Toyota FCV platform for mass-production and commercial sales. Among other OEM specifications, the impressive range of 650km at a price of €60.000 make the Mirai 2 a candidate to be the benchmark mid-sized electric vehicle. But will real-world performance match Toyota’s claims? In this free, 60-minute webinar, AVL’s Wolfgang Fritz will evaluate the Mirai 2’s fuel cell technology and overall performance and discuss how it measures up to its rivals and state-of-the-art BEVs.

What is interactive process? Who should be involved in the process? How does the interactive process intersect with assessing when a fundamental alteration exists? This session will explore the interactive process and its use in evaluating when a fundamental alteration is present. The request for “remote attendance” as an accommodation will be used as an example of how to navigate the interactive process and fundamental alteration exploration.

(3 days)

Washington State Convention Center705 Pike StSeattleWA98101

NCCE is leading, engaging and assisting educational communities in the Pacific Northwest to reach higher levels of student and educator success through the use of 21st century technology.

Don't miss the opportunity to connect face-to-face with educators seeking information and solutions to fit their expanding needs. NCCE draws district and school administrators, IT and curriculum directors, teacher-librarians and many others who are directly involved with the implementation of technology in the classroom.

The Demand Analysis has been developed to identify critical workforce trends and opportunities in Transportation. RealTime Talent has used traditional LMI data and job posting data to elaborate the current and future opportunities in Transportation detailed by each career sector including: Aviation, Collision Repair, Diesel Equipment and Truck, Marine and Powersports, and Professional Truck Driving.

In this free, 60-minute webinar, MAHLE Powertrain’s Dr Mike Bassett and Jonathan Hall present a low storage-capacity battery pack that utilizes a novel battery cell technology to enable ultra-fast charging of electric urban delivery vehicles. The experts will explain how the technology allows vehicles to recharge fully in just a few minutes, eliminating the need for a large battery pack and making it ideal for urban delivery applications.

Has your college been an ATE or another NSF program grantee?  Keep the momentum going! The ATE program encourages you to expand and build on your recent or current ATE grant efforts and/or move into a different area of technology. ATE-funded projects enable you to move up to larger scope of work or shift the focus of your work to another area of technician education. How do requirements and reviewer expectations change when you take the next step? Where can you get help to make your proposal more competitive? Learn the answers to these questions along with strategies, insider tips, and mistakes to avoid in seeking your next ATE grant.

Michael DiPilato, Airport Research Specialist at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City New Jersey will share information on FAA UAS Airport Applications Research. Following Mike’s presentation, Terrence Hicks, Managing Principal of Metro Strategies, Inc. will discuss caged drones and confined space Inspections technology. Participants will also receive updated information from the FAA which includes plans for this year’s Drone Safety Awareness events as well as other news and updates. 

As part of the ongoing Workforce for Industry 4.0 Webinar Series, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) will present the webinar “Community Colleges and ATE Programs Addressing Workforce for Industry 4.0.” The webinar will feature comments from ATE Program Director Celeste Carter, a short talk by Stanley Black and Decker VP Marty Guay, and a moderated panel featuring PIs from five ATE centers. Attendees will also receive information about collaboration resources and new funding opportunities.

Northland Aerospace13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is excited to host the RADC 2021-22 Challenge: Downdraft 2. The RADC Tournament is open to middle and high school students, with families and friends welcome to spectate the event. Doors will open at 7:30 AM with team check-in beginning at 8:00 AM. The winner of this tournament will earn a spot to the Worlds Competition. 

(2 days)

Hilton Arlington950 North Stafford StreetArlingtonVA22203United States

Listen to keynote briefings from leading US military UAV program leaders. Hear from key allied military leaders working in their national UAV field. Learn about the new procurement and development projects of new UAV and C-UAV platforms. Benefit from the extensive networking opportunities at the conference and meet your fellow peers at dedicated networking lunches and drinks receptions. Discover the new trends and updates in the military UAV market and learn how to integrate these new technologies to enhance your operational effectiveness. The agenda will include presentations covering the US and international UAV development programs, certification and regulation, stealth technology, the latest in drone R&D, future force design using these hi-tech military assets, UAV maritime and border surveillance requirements, next generation UAV weaponization, developing training and tactics for UAV operations, and much more.

This annual conference includes workshops, technical sessions, training and a plenary emphasizing the long and mutually beneficial partnerships between education, industry, and government.

(2 days)

Indian River State College3209 Virginia AvenueFort PierceFL34981United States

While the national STEM technician workforce needs continue to strengthen, the challenges many community colleges face to keeping STEM program opens has also intensified. For about a decade, RCNET has focused on these challenges in the nuclear sector helping colleges stay open by addressing budget, enrollment, disruptive administrative turn over, and other challenges with a host of solutions.

This 2-day workshop will discuss scalable solutions, facilitated collaborative discussion on the topic, and develop partnerships to tackle unaddressed challenges. Included will be discussion on 2022 funding possibilities. Finally, RCNET leadership will work privately with each college to understand their challenges and develop a action plan.

The Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) is hosting the first ever Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Accessibility: Starting with Math virtual conference on February 10th and 11th, 2022! Organizers are striving for a diverse conference where experts can share their best practices, solutions, techniques, etc. for accessing and creating accessible STEM content in higher education. This is going to be exciting, novel, resourceful, and enlightening to all who care about accessible content in STEM fields in higher education. There will be 2 concurrent sessions offered each hour so you have reduced FOMO (fear of missing out).

A new model of transition for those on the autism spectrum: Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program (SIPP) is a gateway to higher-ed and the work force for those whose passions include aviation, aerospace and related STEM fields. Attend this virtual info session and learn how SIPP can open the door to your future and the exciting, in-demand careers of tomorrow.

The National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program, is excited to announce its Webinar Series for Educators. This first webinar will focus on supply chain careers and trends.

Who should attend?

  • High school and community college educators and career counselors.
  • Educators interested in starting an advanced manufacturing program.
  • Educators interested in National Science Foundation Advanced Manufacturing Education grant opportunities.

The Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) Project aims to engage the public in active learning and resilience planning around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought. Throughout 2021, participating science centers from across the US organized and implemented science-to-civics campaigns in their communities with the goal of increasing resilience to extreme weather and environmental hazards through citizen-created data, local knowledge, and community values. In this online workshop we will hear from the CSCRC project team at the Museum of Science, Boston and SciStarter about the outcomes of this NOAA-funded work. Participants will also hear from select NISE Network partners who participated in the project and learn about ways people can engage communities in this programming.

ADA: Faculty Responsibilities Training is a multi-media curriculum that targets faculty. Participants will leave this how-to webinar with an overview of the curriculum, the 30-page faculty training manual, a two-hour professional development PowerPoint, learning outcomes, script, and additional resources for disability resource professionals to take back and customize for their institutions.

There are no stupid questions, but some questions are better than others when it comes to framing evaluations. The best evaluation questions are reasonably scoped, informed by a breadth of information sources, and define the boundaries of an evaluation.

Determining the questions that will focus an evaluation is a critical first step in evaluation planning. It’s an opportunity to surface the values that should guide technical decision-making, think ahead to how questions will be answered with data, and clarify expectations for the evaluation. In this webinar, we will walk through guidelines for asking good process and outcome evaluation questions for ATE projects. We’ll grapple with balancing the science of linking questions to project logic models and intended outcomes with the art of asking questions that are clear, meaningful, and answerable.

(3 days)

The Fairmont Hotel950 Mason StreetSan FranciscoCalifornia94133United States

This conference will combine COVID lessons learned with the Science of Learning to create a new Science of Teaching to improve education. Participants will explore ways learning sciences, portable EEG devices, and researcher-teacher partnerships are changing teaching, as well as how design science is reshaping school schedules, start times, and learning environments. Discover ways to create more flexible, personal, engaging, and blended learning; use design thinking and instructional design; rethink grades, assessments, and leadership; and redesign learning spaces to improve learning.

Over the past few years, machine learning has been transforming the manufacturing industry. Machine learning enables manufacturers practice predictive maintenance to reduce unexpected equipment downtime as well as improve product quality by extracting data and information from manufacturing data. This presentation will discuss two applications of machine learning in smart manufacturing. One application is to predict melt pool temperature in directed energy deposition for 3-D printing of metal. The second case study tells the story about how machine learning is applied to predicting the wear of cutting tools used in machining processes. Share these applications of machine learning to help students understand the role of “big data” in smart manufacturing.

Presented by: Dr. Dazhong Wu

This online Arts Integration & STEAM Summit is designed by teachers, for teachers. 

Over the course of one weekend, participant will get ideas, lessons, strategies and templates for bringing Arts Integration and STEAM into the classroom. Includes a PD certificate for 15+ hours and lifetime access! PLUS – get access to a pre-conference bootcamp with direct coaching, networking, and support for creating their own Arts Integration or STEAM lesson. 

With over 50 sessions, presented by K-12 teachers, artists and leaders, participant will find the spark that can change everything. Sessions are presented by members of the Art Integration Certification Program. Each session fits into one of these core topics:

  • Strategies: Specific sequences that engage your students.
  • Standards: Learn how to align your content and arts standards for success.
  • Lessons: Arts Integration and STEAM ideas for the classroom.
  • Assessments: Assessment examples designed for integrated lessons.
  • Extensions: How to build partnerships and support for STEAM and AI.

Join this conversation about ‘Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Building a Diverse Manufacturing Pipeline’  

The panel will share information on the following topics:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Strategic planning
  • Organizational culture and communities within Manufacturing
  • Recruitment and Retention strategies
  • Network resources available to Manufacturers

About the speakers:

AJ Jorgenson, Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Inclusion from the Manufacturing Institute a division of NAM.   AJ will share DEI best practices and resources available to companies through the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Institute.

H. Ray Keith, CEO and Founder of E&A Consulting, DEI will be keynote speaker including discussion sessions facilitated by H. Ray Keith.  Dr. Stepheny Beauchamp and Sheena Martinez will join the conversation to share their insight.

This event is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing along with the following partners:

  • Connecticut College of Technology
  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Connecticut Community Colleges
  • Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
  • National Association of Manufacturing/Manufacturing Institute
  • Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership
  • Manchester Community College

The National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program, is excited to announce its Webinar Series for Educators. This webinar will focus on mechatronics careers and trends.

Who should attend?

  • High school and community college educators and career counselors
  • Educators interested in starting an advanced manufacturing program
  • Educators interested in National Science Foundation Advanced Manufacturing Education grant opportunities

(3 days)

Saint Paul River Centre175 West Kellogg BoulevardSt. PaulMN55102

The 2022 Minnesota Transportation Conference & Expo is hosted by ACEC-MN in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota Transportation Alliance. MTC&E has a long-standing reputation for bringing the industry's "best and brightest" together under one roof and highlighting innovative transportation solutions that serve the Midwest and benefit the nation!

(3 days)

Atlanta Marriott Marquis265 Peachtree Center AvenueAtlantaGeorgia30303United States

Join IMS Global for the annual Digital Credentials Summit at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. At the Digital Credentials Summit, participants will become part of the educational experience transformation toward a new focus on developing talent and connecting talent to opportunities. Igniting this talent continuum is a diverse set of new mindsets, partnerships, and products. They all revolve around a simple concept that digital credentials can provide better ways to reward credit and link to opportunities than current paper transcripts, certificates, and resumes.

This cross-sector event is the only one of its kind bringing together the leading higher education, K-12, business, philanthropy, corporate training, and workforce development organizations.