ATE Events — April 2024

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The National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (NCyTE) and the Washington State Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) are funding a limited number of $600 scholarships for one of the following virtual workshops to eligible community college faculty as part of their mission to support cybersecurity instruction and to encourage faculty who want to teach cybersecurity.

They will offer 3 different workshops that run on Saturday mornings from March 9 - April 6, 2024 for 2 hours each from 8-10AM PST. The topics include:

  • CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)
  • CCNP Advanced Routing and Services [ENARSI]
  • Cyber Security Operations Associate

A limited number of scholarships are available. Applicants will be placed on a waitlist after the workshop is full. Complete the registration and scholarship application by February 25, 2024.  Applicants will be notified of their approval status via email.

(5 days)

Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)221 S 4th St.LouisvilleKY40202

AACC hosts one of the most significant professional development events for leaders in community colleges and providers engaged with the two-year college sector. This event includes high-energy keynote presentations and breakout sessions addressing the sector's most pressing issues and opportunities, disruptive technology showcases, deep-dive problem solving work sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The competencies you built in prior work experiences are the bridge to a career in biotechnology. In this workshop, presenters will help you strategically position yourself within your internship application, drawing on the strength of your transferable skills through a tailored competency model informed by the insights of community college alumni and their mentors who have adeptly navigated biotech career transitions.

Don't miss out on this upcoming webinar, where presenters delve into the vital role of energy education in today’s climate-challenged world, especially focusing on engaging the next generation early on. Join CREATE as they explore the transformative impact of the Academy of Green Technology program, revolutionizing education through the integration of cutting-edge drone technology in the energy industry.

This webinar is part of the InnovATEBIO 2024 series of virtual ATE project talks.  This series features leaders in biotechnology workforce education from across the US sharing their work on exciting projects funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.  The ATE program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

Each talk will be 20 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Talk 1: The NOBLE Project

Talk 2: Catalyzing Creativity Through Antibody Engineering Hackathons

John D. Odegard UND Aerospace3980 Campus RoadGrand ForksND58202

Tour the facilities and stamp your Aerospace Passport at various hands-on stations, fly spacecraft and aircraft simulators, and experience the thrill at UND Aerospace. A day full of fun and prizes, it's bound to be a good time!

(2 days)

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Biscayne Bay Campus3000 N.E. 151st StreetNorth MiamiFL33199

Join the 2024 Wine Chemistry Workshop in North Miami, FL hosted by VESTA at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Biscayne Bay Campus from April 6-7th, 2024. The cost is $200 and open to the public - must be 21+ years old.

Day 1 topics include:

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Monitoring by Paper Chromotography
  • Soluble Solids: Determination by Refractometry
  • Soluble Solids: Sugar per Berry by Refractometry
  • Hydrogen Ion Concentration: pH Meter Measurement
  • Titratable Acidity: Titrametric Procedure & Nitrogen: Estimate of YAN by Formal Titration
  • Sugars: Reducing Sugars by Visual Rapid Estimation

Day 2 topics include:

  • Ethanol: Ebulliometric Analysis
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Aeration/Oxidation
  • Distillation and Titration Procedure
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Ripper
  • Titration Procedure
  • Acetic Acid: Steam Distillation of Volatile Acid Using Cash Still

(3 days)

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center2800 Opryland DrNashvilleTN37214

The WiCyS conference is the premier event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. WiCyS brings together women and allies in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and industry.

Conference components include: Keynote Speakers, Technical Presentations, Workshops, Panels, Lightning Talks, Networking Socials, Résumé Reviews, Mock Interviews, Professional Headshots, Career Fair for organizations to hire professionals and students, Capture-the-Flag Competition, Breakfast to honor military and more.

Northland College Aerospace Site13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

Brought to you by Northland Community and Technical College and the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT), this event is open to all students (grades 7-12) and teachers, and offers a variety of 50-minute hands-on learning activities directly related to Northland Aerospace programs. Schools/students can choose to attend one session or make it a day-trip and attend all of the sessions throughout the day. All sessions are 100% cost-free! 

There will also be a general public open house event in the evening. The evening open house will be open to students & children, educators, parents, and community members of all ages. The evening open house times are TBD & all updates & information will be posted on the NCAT website.

Over the past few years, it seems there has been an increase in the number of disabled students coming to disability offices with a history of having received “extra time for assignments” as an accommodation. Students who seek this accommodation are often either students with disabilities affecting focus or reading, including ADHD, LD, Autism, and TBI, or students with chronic health conditions who may miss assignment deadlines due to an exacerbation of their condition. Many received this accommodation in high school and expect it to continue in postsecondary education. However, is this accommodation always reasonable in college settings? This webinar will broadly explore when this accommodation is--and is not--reasonable, relative to our institutional responsibilities of equal access, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. It will also touch on the college’s significant obligations to work with faculty and students to implement it, when it is approved. This is the first of a two-part series: the second webinar will include a panel of disability professionals from a variety of school types and office sizes describing how they evaluate and implement accommodations that require interaction with faculty.

(2 days)

Northampton Community College3835 Green Pond RdBethlehemPA18020

Five symposia provide the opportunity to learn, experience, and discuss the latest tools, techniques, and technologies for Teaching, Practicing, Demonstrating, and Showcasing Cybersecurity Capabilities.

3CS includes a symposium in each of the five areas below.

  • Community College Cyber Summit: The granddaddy and foundation of the 3CS program that has welcomed those interested in experiential cybersecurity education for over a decade. Presentation sessions in classrooms with support for hybrid sessions about practice improvements for cybersecurity education Included with General Admission.
  • Cybersecurity Science and Practice Symposium: Poster and classroom presentation sessions with support for hybrid attendance about evidence-based professional and instructional cybersecurity practices -- the human factors of cybersecurity.
  • Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Symposium: Cybersecurity skill development workshops on specialized topics not typically taught in higher education courses but required to develop the skills needed to advance in the cybersecurity profession.
  • Cyber Technology and Careers Symposium: Open spaces supporting an exhibit hall with demonstration sessions and a career fair - combining a job fair and a talent fair. 
  • Cyber Games, Simulations, and Competition Symposium: Individual and team-based interactive challenges and opportunities for hands-on experience with or observation of demonstrations of skills in the Cyber Ready Arcade, including the new Community College Collegiate Defense Competition (3CDC) 

Join CREATE for this webinar to learn about a lesson co-created by STEM educators in NC that invites students to examine how current and future energy sources and systems impact people and communities. This collaborative lesson introduces students to the concept of energy justice by fostering learning about how energy sources, their production, distribution, and associated waste (e.g., coal ash), along with the generation and distribution of electricity, affect communities. The lesson features real-life energy stories and relevant online mapping tools, such as the EPA’s Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool, support inquiry by enabling students to ask about and examine relationships between energy infrastructure and community demographics. Students use an adaptation of the Energy Justice Scorecard (Baker, et al. 2019) published by Initiative for Energy Justice as a tool to evaluate the extent to which a relevant energy story promotes energy justice. Ultimately, this lesson prepares students to be able to describe the features of a “just transition” to a clean energy future.

Meet with Dr. Sandy Porter, co-founder of, a website built for exploring biotech/bioscience careers, especially those coming through community college programs. Learn how to effectively utilize this extensive resource to learn about career areas, Bay Area companies, future job opportunities and more.

Would you like to learn how solar PV works & develop lesson plans for your classroom? Join CREATE for the STEM Educator Virtual Solar Institute.

Included with the course: 

  • Six complete solar PV lesson packages (and access to many more!). 
  • $200 in solar PV equipment to implement CREATE’s lessons (classroom solar module, electrical meters, solar power meter) at no cost to you! 
  • Lab equipment award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued at $1200). 
  • Professional instruction using CREATE’s lessons and equipment in your classroom. 
  • Opportunity to win up to $1000 through Teaching Innovation competitions by demonstrating effective use of your lesson plan in the classroom. 


  • Saturday, April 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CST  
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-7:00 pm CST  
  • Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST  
  • Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-7:00 pm CST  
  • Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST

(3 days)

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront225 E Coastline DrJacksonvilleFL32202

The State Leadership and Skills Conference is the premier CTE event in the state of Florida. The top students in over 100 different skill and leadership competitions gather to compete against their peers for a chance to advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference. These competitions allow students to hone their technical skills, connect with business and industry, and become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders, and responsible community members.

In addition to competitions, students are invited to participate in other conference activities to further their careers and connect them with potential future employers. During the Meet the Employer Career Fair, more than 50 local, state, and national companies are looking to recruit and hire students for immediate job openings. The CONNECTED Expo and Trade Show showcases business and industry partners and their products, services, and career opportunities.

This webinar offers an opportunity to hear from disability professionals from a variety of school types and office sizes describing how they evaluate and implement accommodations that require interaction with faculty. When offices have to say no to students who request this accommodation, how do they do it? What other accommodations or supports may be offered to those students? When the accommodation is approved, how is the communication structured? How do understaffed offices find the time for required negotiation with faculty? Are there templates or tricks to help facilitate and expedite the work? Join this conversation to hear how other offices are handling this complicated issue. This webinar will be two hours long, to allow plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

This webinar covers all aspects of the budget and budget justification for NSF ATE proposals. Topics include: how to prepare a budget for your NSF ATE grant, what to include in your budget category, how to align the budget and project description, how to prepare a budget justification, and how to avoid common errors. Upon completion you will know how to build a budget and budget justification for a competitive grant proposal for NSF ATE.

GIS instructors worldwide are invited to join this session to learn more about the Blue Marble Academic Program. In this hour-long webinar, Blue Marble will explain how the program works and demonstrate how instructors can benefit from using the free Global Mapper Academic Curriculum.

Blue Marble’s academic licensing program provides complimentary access to both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator for accredited schools and colleges in the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy. Discounted licensing is also available to academic institutions in other parts of the world. Register today to find out how to bring Global Mapper to your classroom!

In this webinar, a student project is presented in which undergraduate Mechatronics students conducted a scientific research to solve a common everyday problem, and designed and built a system for that purpose.  The goal of the project is to seek to solve the issue of the heat in parked vehicles in the summer through the use of a solar-powered cooling system.

This webinar is part of CREATE's Innovation series and runs approximately 30 minutes.

Presenter: Dr. Khalid Tantawi is an Assistant Professor of Mechatronics Engineering Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The upcoming Red Team Competition from Bay Area Cyber League is an opportunity for high school and community college students to showcase their cybersecurity skills. This event is open to all students with a passion for technology and security.

As part of the competition, work in teams to identify vulnerabilities and exploit weaknesses in simulated networks, systems and more. Winning teams will receive recognition and prizes. Join this thrilling experience to learn, grow, and collaborate with other like-minded individuals.

The Sanford Center1111 Event Center Dr NEBemidjiMN56601

The mission of the GigaZone TechXpo is to spark excitement and create opportunities with technology by connecting students and job seekers with employers, educators and technology enthusiasts from across northern Minnesota. 

The event will be held concurrently with the GigaZone Gaming Championship, an arena-style e-gaming competition produced by Paul Bunyan Communications. Last year’s event attracted more than 4,000. 

The TechXpo will allow businesses that are creatively leveraging technology the opportunity to demonstrate their innovations to a large group of tech-savvy, potential employees. Educators and educational institutions can have their tech-oriented students show off projects and promote technology training programs they offer to their students.

Join KidWind for this hydropower virtual workshop to explore the science of water based power!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of water power including the science and technology of hydropower turbines. This workshop will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on energy-based learning.

All teachers who pre-register will receive a $100 kit before the 3 hour virtual training and will go through how to use these materials in the classroom. This workshop has self guided and in-person components.

Some things to know:

  • This workshop and the materials used are geared towards middle school and high school teachers.
  • No prior knowledge of hydropower is required.
  • You will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.
  • You will need access to a sink to do some basic hydropower experiments.
  • KidWind will ship you a box of material 4-7 days before the workshop.
  • Preservice and retired teachers are welcome!

Use discount code CREATEWK2024 to reduce the registration cost to $10. Register by April 10th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

Lexington Public Library, Central Library140 E Main StLexingtonKY40507

Join Advanced Manufacturing: Girls Can, Too for one of their Spring Saturday Workshops for middle and high school students to engage them with hands-on activities related to industrial maintenance. This Saturday the workshop will work on a 3D Printing Project.

The overall goal of the project is to recruit and retain more women in Industrial Maintenance Technology by increasing awareness and providing learning opportunities and mentoring beginning in middle school. Girls and young women will gain access to relevant dual credit courses in high school and have high levels of contact with faculty and industry professionals who are women.

(4 days)

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis1300 Nicollet MallMinneapolisMN55403

The ABRF Annual Meeting is an international program that provides timely updates on cutting-edge science and its execution in a shared resource/core facility setting. These meetings also offer informative and practical workshops as well as ample networking opportunities with academics, corporate, and technology partner colleagues.

(4 days)

San Diego Convention Center111 Harbor DrSan DiegoCA92101

XPONENTIAL is a yearly gathering of global leaders and end users in the uncrewed systems and robotics industry. Founded on the belief that cross-pollination drives innovation, it features opportunities to connect and problem-solve with experts across markets and domains. 

At XPONENTIAL, more than 7,500 of the world’s top experts in autonomous technology come together to change the course of human progress. This event is proud to welcome technologists, users, buyers, policymakers, and strategists from over 20 industries and 60 countries. No matter your role, XPONENTIAL will help you stay competitive and take advantage of immediate business opportunities. 

XPONENTIAL is co-hosted by The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA). As the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of uncrewed systems and robotics and one of the world’s largest organizers of international trade shows, their teams are committed to ensuring that new autonomous technologies are implemented in safe and equitable ways — so that autonomy works for everyone.

This workshop is funded and tailored specifically for community and technical college faculty members wishing to expand their knowledge, earn an industry certification, and strengthen their ability to incorporate new cybersecurity content in their community college curriculum. This workshop is not intended for students or other non-faculty participants.

Validate your expertise and get the leverage you need to move up in your teaching career. With a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification, you can do just that. CISA is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.

(3 days)

Embassy Suites Seattle Downtown - Pioneer Square225 South King St.SeattleWA98014

In these free hands-on, interactive workshops, attendees will learn how to develop and leverage a future-facing set of skill standards for any technical discipline.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed via a stipend. Participating schools must send at least two people: one faculty member and one administrator.

"ITSS Summit" attendees will...

  • Understand the elements of the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) Model and the skill standards development cycle
  • Discuss strategies for recruiting subject matter experts
  • Practice preparing and hosting SME meetings to prioritize in-demand job skills and KPIs
  • Convert the job skills into student learning outcomes
  • Workshop implementing the skill standard materials into curriculum
  • Develop mentored “action plans” for next steps

(9 days)

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas650 S Griffin StDallasTX75202

The 2024 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will be held April 25 through May 3 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The annual event brings together the top VEX IQ Robotics Competition, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U Robotics Competition teams from around the globe to celebrate their accomplishments and be crowned champions.

Join CREATE for their upcoming webinar, Two Lessons in Alternative Energy. In the first lesson students will each play a role as scientists, engineers, advertising agents and consultants for their company in an effort to convince the community that their source of alternative energy is the best. In the second lesson students will design and test blade shapes for a wind turbine, analyze data on wind capacity, experiment with a lux meter, determine the environmental impact of solar panels based on geography, and adjust parameters to change the effectiveness of solar panels.

Presenter: Greg Hogan, Middle School Science Instructor

Go beyond focusing solely on presenting yourself as the optimal candidate and utilize the interview to determine if an internship/job opportunity is a “Good Fit” for you. In this workshop you’ll gain strategies to clarify your career and educational goals and frame questions to obtain accurate information to assess if a workplace will support those goals, while also learning to recognize potential misalignments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Define what a ‘bad fit' or 'toxic work environment’ is
  • Outline and clarify your own goals before the interview
  • Use questions during an interview to determine whether a workplace is in alignment with your goals and values
  • Articulate strategies and practice language to frame questions
  • Describe examples of verbal and non-verbal red flags indicating the opportunity may not be a “Good Fit”
  • Describe factors that can make it difficult to recognize and weigh the potential impact of red flags during and after an interview

This webinar is part of the InnovATEBIO 2024 series of virtual ATE project talks.  This series features leaders in biotechnology workforce education from across the US sharing their work on exciting projects funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.  The ATE program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

Each talk will be 20 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Talk 1: Effective Industry & Student Engagement with Speed Networking 

Talk 2: Module Development for Bioindustrial Manufacturing Workforce Readiness

Water is essential for every function in living systems. Water is being impacted by multiple negative factors. True statements, and researchers are working to solve the issues with getting clean water to 8 billion people.

Nanotechnology concepts are being applied not only to detect toxins and measure the quality of water but also to purify polluted water and sources. The science and technology that is driving these developments is dependent upon multiple concepts from traditional physics and chemistry concepts. In this workshop, applications of nanotechnology for water sensing and purification will be explained and used as examples of how nanoscience concepts can be introduced into tradition high school and college level courses. Examples of activities and potential experiments will be covered.

ASME's 2nd Annual Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SSDM) gathers aerospace structures, structural dynamics, and materials engineers and researchers from industry, academia, and government agencies to discuss technical advancements in this growing sector. The program is designed to not only showcase the latest research but also encourage meaningful dialogue in a dynamic setting.

Attend SSDM to:

  • Meet your next R&D partner: Connect with government agencies.
  • Advance your products: Choose among hundreds of technical presentations to discover new ways to build, test, and develop aerospace technologies
  • Facilitate product advancement: Participate in sessions focused on applied technological design and development
  • Expand your knowledge in specialized topic areas: Discover new avenues in aerospace structures, structural dynamics, or material
  • Promote your company: Connect with aerospace industry decision makers in person to stay ahead of your competition

This workshop is intended for community college faculty wishing to expand their knowledge, earn an industry certification, and strengthen their ability to incorporate new cybersecurity content in their community college curriculum. This workshop is not intended for students or other non-faculty.

Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement, and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Biomanufacturing uses biological systems, including plants and microbes, to create new materials or alternatives to existing everyday materials like plastics, chemicals, fabrics, and nutraceuticals. By some estimates, up to 60% of materials in the global consumer product supply chain could be produced biologically, resulting in domestic economic growth while lowering embodied carbon emissions and reducing environmental pollution. This webinar will review current trends in biomanufacturing with BioMADE, a non-profit Manufacturing Innovation Institute supported by the Department of Defense, which is working to enable domestic bioindustrial research, commercialization, and manufacturing at all scales. The presentation will cover how manufacturing institutes work, how small-medium sized manufacturers can evaluate opportunities for integrating biomaterials into their supply chains, and how faculty, startups, and K-12 schools can partner on projects intended to advance US bioindustrial product research, development, and education. A selection of BioMADE’s Technical and Education & Workforce Development projects will be featured as case studies.

Denying a student's request for a particular accommodation can be hard. This webinar will offer practical guidance regarding the process you should undertake before saying "no" to a request, how to word your response to the student, holding firm in the face of push-back from students and parents, and best practices for documenting your decision and communications. Whether you are in a one-person office or a large office setting, this webinar will offer helpful advice for navigating this sometimes sticky situation with sensitivity for the student's position and understanding of your role in the accommodations process.