ATE Events — January 2023

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(3 days)


Co-hosted by BEST Center and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), the 2023 Annual Institute is the premier event to build on your knowledge and practice of high-performance building operations. This year's theme is Advancing Building Decarbonization: Policies, Technologies, and Workforce Education. 

There will be many presentations and small roundtable discussions looking at the worlds of policy, research, industry, and education in order to:

  1. Develop strategies for reducing our building operations carbon footprint while maintaining occupant comfort and health
  2. Instruct and improve the technician workforce to support decarbonization and energy conservation goals.

This virtual conference is for Information Communication Technology Educators & their Industry Partners. 

Conference Tracks: Yesterday's Foundations, Today's Workforce, Tomorrow's Skill

(2 days)

College of Central Florida, Building 203001 SW College RdOcalaFL34474

Cybersecurity knowledge and abilities are needed in many of today's industries. The focus of this academy is to cross-train non-cybersecurity faculty to incorporate cybersecurity concepts and practices into their community college program disciplines.

This 2-day in-person faculty development academy is tailored for community college faculty in manufacturing and automation. The workshop will provide faculty with curriculum, content, and assessment instruments.

Seating is limited to 20 faculty.  Eligible faculty will receive a $500 stipend upon successfully completing the academy. Lunch will be provided.


Discover the latest trends, technical advancements, and best practices in photonics. 

Photonics Media will host its third annual Photonics Spectra Conference Jan. 9-12. The virtual event will comprise four technology tracks featuring webinars presented by experts in Lasers, Optics, Test and Measurement, and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs).

The program features 60 industry-leading speakers who will present on a wide range of topics, including the latest developments in materials processing, spaceborne optical platforms, freeform optics, beam profiling, optical metrology, lasers for quantum computing, and the fast-expanding applications driving demand for PIC technology. 

This webinar provides an understanding of the issues students face in a peri-post pandemic period. The facilitator shares a foundation of terms and topics that assist educators at all levels create a welcoming and safe classroom for students to help promote attendance, learning, and self-awareness. The presenter provides a list of ways in which the attendees can create a safe space and where or how they can intervene in difficult situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and define mental health and mental illness.
  2. Learn how to establish a safe-space classroom.
  3. Understand what a crisis is and who can develop crises.
  4. Learn how educators can help students dealing with mental health, mental illness, or crises.

(4 days)

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa44600 Indian Wells LaneIndian WellsCA92210

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is proud to present their annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI).  WDI 2023: Shockproof is the premier annual convening for new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals. WDI 2023:  Shockproof will be held January 18-21, 2023.  AACC anticipates approximately 700 attendees from community colleges across the country focused on workforce and economic development to participate in this year's conference. Their program will feature an array of perspectives highlighting innovative strategies and promising practices to support your workforce and economic development efforts.

During this webinar, attendees will gain insights from customer stories and hear how AWS services can help modernize at every stage of the automotive and mobility value chain.

Attend the webinar to learn more about:

  • AWS for Automotive solution areas, purpose-built cloud capabilities, expertise and partner/developer community. 
  • Industry trends, challenges and how AWS has been enabling Automotive customers in their journey  
  • Automotive case studies and customer references across each of the strategic workloads under AWS for Automotive    
  • How to get started and path to value. 

During this webinar, experts from Dell Technologies and dSPACE will describe how modular HiL/SiL systems and end-to-end data management can come together to offer the most flexible, complete system for simulation and validation.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Find out how to reduce integration time and optimize your total cost of ownership.
  • Learn how modular tools and scalable infrastructure provide the right storage, compute, and GPU for ADAS/AD simulation, specifically focusing on data replay.
  • Discover solutions that allow you to leverage your cloud of choice.
  • Gain insight into a solution that lets you perform validation tasks with perfectly synchronized data and minimum jitter, comparable to real-world testing.

During this webinar, Fermata Energy Founder and CEO David Slutzky will discuss the value proposition of bi-directional charging for your electric vehicle fleet. This event will feature a presentation and live Q&A.

This conversation about the circular economy will feature three automotive suppliers. Attendees will:

  • Learn how aluminum, tires and batteries are being recycled.
  • Find out what the challenges of the automotive suppliers are, as the auto industry is shifting toward electrification.
  • Learn why using less resources, that last longer, and are more recyclable is an imperative in these times of supply chain volatility, as well as for the overall sustainability of the industry.

This workshop will cover how to develop local articulations in order to increase enrollments in college programs.

Our traditional systems of grading tend to reward behavior rather than knowledge, to be demotivating, and to demand that instructors perform endless workarounds to improve student outcomes. During this webinar, the presenters introduce an approach to grading that aims to equitably assess student learning and motivate student persistence. Presenters share details about grading strategies, preliminary results, and lessons learned from the implementation. They also provide a sample alternative assessment tool.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify how the traditional system of grading produces and reinforces inequities.
  2. Explain how alternative grading models are more equitable.
  3. Compare tools and strategies to apply a more equitable grading approach in the classroom.

During this webinar, CoorsTek R&D Engineer Aaron Miller will discuss the benefits of using Cerbec Silicon Nitride bearing balls in EV traction motors.

This session will include a live Q&A session

During this free, 45-minute webinar, Upstream's Shachar Azriel and Seth Glasgow will discuss strategies to cope with the critical automotive cyber security risks and vulnerabilities that will occur in 2023.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Gain insight into the latest automotive and smart mobility cybersecurity trends
  • Discover the number of incidents carried out by black hat actors in 2022
  • Learn about increases in API-related incidents and deep and dark web findings
  • Find out how attention will shift in 2023 to protecting users against fleet-wide and massive-scale attacks

(6 days)

The Moscone Center747 Howard StreetSan FranciscoCA94103

Attend Photonics West 2023, an annual event featuring the best in photonics research and technology.

Why attend?

  • See the latest research -- Thousands of presentations sharing the latest breakthroughs from around the globe
  • Connect with colleagues -- Technical and networking events to help you make important contacts
  • Hear world-class speakers --Leaders in the field sharing their research and vision of the future
  • Visit the exhibitions -- Find the best solutions, components, instruments, and system providers from around the world

The Community College Presidents' Initiative in STEM (CCPI-STEM), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to further engage community college leadership in the support of regional STEM education and workforce development through NSF ATE grants. There is a national clarion call for a diverse workforce with STEM backgrounds for the millions of employment opportunities that remain unfilled. The nation's Community Colleges can fill this urgent workforce gap!

Join presenters on January 30, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET for the first of a series of Webcasts that will highlight the vision and mission of the grant with a focus on the 2-year sector.  You will hear about the various opportunities to participate in regional dialogue and collaboration, receive support to learn more about the NSF's Advanced Technological Education funding program, and join a growing Community College network designed to address STEM education and workforce needs.

Moderator: Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, PhD, Co-PI CCPI-STEM

Welcome: V. Celeste Carter, PhD, Lead Program Director, NSF ATE

Presenters: Charlene M. Dukes, EdD, Co-PI CCPI-STEM

                      George R. Boggs, PhD, Co-PI CCPI-STEM