ATE Events — November 2023

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Would you like to improve work-based learning experiences for your students and their industry mentors/supervisors? Check out the Inclusive Research Mentor-Manager Training developed through an NSF ATE supported partnership with the City College of San Francisco Biotechnology Program and the University of California, San Francisco. This training is part of an NSF grant-funded initiative, designed to teach scientists the frameworks and language to mentor and manage inclusively. The Inclusive Research Mentor-Manager series is currently free and will be held as interactive workshops via Zoom.

Eight Virtual Workshops - Mondays & Wednesdays, Oct 11th-Nov 13th. 10am-12pm PT

  • Module 1 - Assess Yourself: Which of the 5 inclusive strategies would work in your lab/on your team?
  • Module 2 - Assess Yourself: Which of the 7 people manager (supervisory) responsibilities will you use to manage your mentee/employee’s productivity?
  • Module 3 - Effectively supervising people who aren't you: Managing different workstyles
  • Module 4 - How to transparently set (performance and conduct) expectations
  • Module 5 - Teach/train and delegate: Using best practices to train your diverse team
  • Module 6 - Communicating inclusively: developing your own feedback strategy and style
  • Module 7 - When someone isn't meeting your expectations: Strategies and resources to manage performance equitably
  • Module 8 - How to inclusively hire: Which strategies will you use?

(3 days)


The 2023 IEDB (Immune Epitope Database & Tools) Virtual User Workshop is approaching fast. Register to learn about this freely available resource funded by NIAID to advance immunology research. This no-cost annual 3-day workshop covers IEDB fundamentals of the database, tools, and other specialized topics.

  • Day 1: General overview, curation process, database structure, and query features.
  • Day 2: Next Generation tools, epitope prediction, and analysis tools.
  • Day 3: Specialized topics (3D structures, IQ-API), other research areas (cancer, HIV).

With the increased adoption of EVs as part of vehicle fleets across the country, there is a growing need for the private sector and U.S. Government to collaborate and better understand emerging trends, opportunities, and threats related to fleet electrification. This event is intended to facilitate information sharing and the bilateral exchange of subject matter expertise regarding the security issues surrounding EV development and its incorporation into critical manufacturing facilities, transportation systems, and the Nation’s electric grid.
This two-day webinar will feature a variety of speakers and the following topic discussions:

  • Welcome and opening remarks from the FBI and the Operational Technology Division
  • Briefing on the current EV threat landscape by the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC)
  • Keynote Speaker from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
  • Roundtable discussion on Mapping the Transition to EV Fleets
  • Presentations on Building a Resilient EV Supply Chain from the Department of Homeland Security and FBI
  • Securing the EV Lifecycle through Threat Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Briefings on Building a Secure EV Charging Ecosystem

(2 days)

Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf555 North Point StSan FranciscoCA94133

The Future Technologies Conference presents the best of current systems research and practice, emphasizing innovation and quantified experience. FTC has emerged as the foremost world-wide gathering of academic researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students, top research think tanks and industry technology developers. 

Researchers, academics and technologists from leading universities, research firms, government agencies and companies from 50+ countries present the latest research at the forefront of technology and computing.

(2 days)

Northern Kentucky University1 Louie B Nunn DrHighland HeightsKY41099

The Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary professional environment that cultivates scientific discovery and understanding. The 2023 KAS Annual Meeting will be Nov 3 & 4 at Northern Kentucky University.

Joshua Steele Ph.D. from the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project will present on uses of advanced PCR such as real-time and digital droplet PCR in his water quality research.

Prior to Dr. Steele's presentation, Michelle Racey Ph.D. from Bio-Rad Laboratories will provide an introduction to the advanced PCR technologies and applications used in Dr Steele's research, and following Dr. Steele's presentation, Betsy Boedeker from St. Louis Community College and Leigh Brown from the Bio-Rad Explorer Program will discuss strategies for introducing these applications to students.

Join this Webcast/Podcast from the Community College Presidents Initiative - STEM to learn more about Building Institutional Grant Capacity at Rural and Small Community Colleges.

Northwest Arkansas Community College1 College DrBentonvilleAR72712

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the basics of desktop 3d printing. The course will start by providing an overview of 3d printing technologies before focusing on Fused Filament Fabrication/Fused Deposition Modeling (FFF/FDM). Students will then be guided through best practices in downloading a 3d model, processing it through a slicer, and starting a print job on the IDL 3D printer. While the print is underway, students will be introduced to a web browser based Computer Aided Design (CAD) program, TinkerCAD. Students will be encouraged to find downloadable models to make a mash-up OR design their own object for 3D Printing.

All materials and equipment use will be included in the cost. This class is intended for participants 16 years of age or older. If under 18, the student will receive a copy of the liability form that a parent or guardian is required to sign prior to starting the class.

Northwest Arkansas Community College1 College DrBentonvilleAR72712

Explore laser cutting and jewelry making in this three hour workshop! It will begin by covering laser cutting basics. Then it will explore jewelry making techniques to add jump rings and hardware to create earrings from laser cut acrylic pieces. Students will leave with at least three pairs of earrings. Findings will be sterling silver.

All materials and equipment will be included in the cost. This class is intended for participants 16 years of age or older. If under 18, the student will receive a copy of the liability form that a parent or guardian is required to sign prior to starting the class.

(5 days)

Hilton Denver City Center1701 California StDenverCO80202

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

(3 days)

Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Center855 N 16th StreetLincolnNE68588

In-person hands-on training will be taught by NNF Specialists from November 8-10 in the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Center, located on the City Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (16th and W Streets). During this time, the program will train new users in the technical aspects of any two pieces of equipment of their choice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn materials analysis, advanced materials characterization, fabrication of nanostructured materials, electronic devices, structural components, and advances in nanotechnology. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of the potential benefits to their research and development activities and how to become users of the facilities.

Limited space is available for in-person training in Lincoln, so complete the registration by Wednesday, November 1. Free lodging at a local hotel for 1-2 nights and some meals are provided for registered participants only. 2021 and 2022 participants are not eligible to attend this course again. The participant should be willing to share hotel accommodations with another person.

Discovery World500 N Harbor DrMilwaukeeWI53202

This one-day-only special event at Discovery World is a hands-on experience into the world of drone technology! Fly a drone in indoor cages, navigating the aerial course and completing challenges. Whether a first-time drone user or a seasoned hobbyist, you'll have fun exploring this technology firsthand.

Students and families – see how exciting drones can be, and learn about all the career and educational opportunities in Wisconsin for those who want to dive deeper into this technology.

Educators – bring your class on a memorable field trip, and attend our free professional development sessions that will help you incorporate drones into your own programs and curriculum.

Plus…everyone who attends Drone Fest will have access to experience ALL of Discovery World's exhibits.

Geographic Calculator expertly handles the complexities of geodesy that GIS users often overlook. As the world literally and figuratively moves, Geographic Calculator keeps up with it through periodic releases and updates to provide users with the latest and greatest tools for all geodetic transformations. Presenters encourage geodetic experts and novices, new and established Geographic Calculator users, and anyone interested in learning more about the program to join in exploring the latest updates found in Geographic Calculator 2023 SP1 and GeoCalc Online.

As part of BioMADE's first Project Call, researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a digital model of bioindustrial supply chains that allows users to model the impacts of disruptions to various elements of these supply chains, by design. Attend this workshop to hear how this tool works, and to supply input to let the team know how this tool could better serve your company’s needs.

The workshop will take place on November 8, 2023 at 12-2:45pm ET | 11-1:45pm CT | 9-11:45am PT

This year’s event will focus on the interconnection of distributed clean energy and will take ​​​​​​place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an option to participate virtually.

The IREC Vision Summit is a one-day visionary exploration of what’s needed to make our nation’s bold clean energy goals a reality. This year’s Vision Summit will explore critical clean energy interconnection issues and elevate key solutions. The interconnection of DERs is a foundational element of the transition to a 100% clean, equitable, and resilient energy future. While significant barriers to interconnection on the distribution grid persist across the U.S., many innovative solutions are being developed and deployed. Attendees will gain practical skills to support effective distribution interconnection reform in the U.S. and will build and strengthen relationships with other interconnection stakeholders.

RCTC Regional Sports Center851 30th Ave SERochesterMN55904

The STEAM Summit encourages more than 1,500 middle and high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering, art and math careers by connecting them to business and higher educational institutions which offer STEAM courses in a highly interactive, hands-on format.

NCTC Aerospace Campus13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

The REC Foundation Aerial Drone Competition prepares our youth for these vocations now and in the future by strengthening skills they will rely on, both in the field and around the workplace. Through its uniquely engaging combination of teamwork and problem-solving, the competition challenges students to execute a problem-solving process that resembles the same mindset used by professionals in nearly every industry across the globe.

During an Aerial Drone Competition, students complete four missions: Teamwork, Piloting Skills , Autonomous Flight, and Communications. Through these missions, students discover opportunities to approach and solve new challenges with confidence.

BioMADE and member Delgado Community College recently received a National Science Foundation grant to develop pioneering new industry-driven curricula for bioindustrial manufacturing that will build the technical workforce needed to support this growing sector. This webinar will cover the modules that will be developed, the topics they will cover, and how they will be disseminated.

Attend this webinar on November 15, 2023, to learn how you can get involved, through serving as a subject matter expert or on the Industry Advisory Council.

This workshop will demonstrate assistive technology to help with all stages of reading. Apps and tools to help with learning the basics, minimizing the effects of dyslexia, and helping with vision impairments are some areas that will be covered.

Claire Guion and Maranda Thanasiu from Andelyn Biosciences, a gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization based in Ohio, will present on uses of real-time and digital droplet PCR in viral vector development and manufacturing and careers in this type of Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO).

Prior to Andelyn's presentation, Michelle Racey Ph.D. from Bio-Rad Laboratories will provide an introduction on advanced PCR technologies and applications used in Andelyn's work, and following Andelyn's presentation, Betsy Boedeker from St. Louis Community College and Leigh Brown from the Bio-Rad Explorer Program will discuss strategies for introducing these applications to students.

(3 days)

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown340 N 3rd StPhoenixAZ85004

The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is driven by, for and with the community. After 3 years of virtual meetings, 2023 ASMCUE will be co-located with Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Ariz. The ASMCUE conference will take place over a 3-day period and is expected to bring together educators from all over the world for an immersive experience. Attendees will gather to learn classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes.

Rather than a theme for ASMCUE content this year, the ASMCUE Planning Committee established a “subtitle” that welcomes attendees back to the in-person experience for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ASMCUE: Gap Junctions: Reconnecting Our Community for Diffusion of Ideas. This name reflects the mission, experience and emotions of ASMCUE.

Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposia (3CS) sessions explore or document innovative ideas, evidence-based practices, and demonstration of techniques and technologies for raising the capability maturity of the cybersecurity workforce.  Proposers of sessions for upcoming regional or national 3CS are encouraged to submit a brief abstract of their session idea. The lead author of an accepted session proposal will receive a $200 participation stipend and a travel stipend of up to $550 based on your distance from the workshop venue. Please refer to the Call for Session Proposals for further details on the dates, times, and locations.

Receive guidance from experienced session presenters and facilitators during the one-day 3CS Session Proposal Development Workshop. Workshop mentors receive a $500 participation stipend and a travel stipend up to $550 based on your distance from the workshop venue. All workshop mentors are recognized as a Fellow of the Cyber Ready G-Force -- the generating force raising cybersecurity capabilities and career readiness.

(3 days)

Morial Convention Center900 Convention Center BlvdNew OrleansLA70130

Underwater Intervention attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts, to share ideas, debate the issues of the moment and to create common agendas for the future of the industry. Underwater Intervention features some of the world’s leading figures within the upstream oil and gas industry coupled with technical sessions covering the most current challenges and up-to-date strategies and technologies.

Northland Community and Technical College along with the National Center for Autonomous Technologies will be hosting a pre-register open house event for student in grades 7-12. Schools can pre-register students for hands-on classes that teach them about aviation, drones, electronics, STEM & much more. Students will be able to take part in 3-4 classes that run about 45 minutes long and lunch will be provided.

NEW THIS YEAR! There will be some local & regional Industry partners joining for a mini career fair. Students will be able to visit with employers in these fields & learn about skills, education, wages, locations, & much more.