ATE Events — February 2024

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Like vacuum pump technology, the vast differences in molecular density at atmosphere and high or ultra-high vacuum require a multitude of pressure measurement techniques. This course describes a wide range of pressure measurement approaches as well as the pros and cons of each device. Certain process-specific characteristics are identified that might guide the user on the selection of the suite of instruments required to cover large pressure ranges.

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 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 $1,800 based on your distance from the workshop venue. Stipend funding is limited and determined by the date of proposal acceptance. Submit your session idea as soon as possible to ensure funds are available to support your attendance. 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 $1,800 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.

Authors of accepted proposals will be scheduled for a workshop on one day of the event. You are welcome to attend all workshop days to learn from and provide feedback to the other session organizers.

Want to learn how to develop a successful conference, grant, or publication proposal? If you do not have a session idea ready to present, you can attend the workshop as an observer for only $25.

(2 days)

Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration2900 Parkway BoulevardKissimmeeFL34747

It is the goal of the AIM 2024 conference to serve as a forum for sharing concepts, processes and technologies that can be beneficial to all. The conference will focus on Asset Integrity Management of the key infrastructure of 4 key critical industries: Power Generation (Nuclear, Fossil, Hydro, and Renewables), Oil and Gas (Up, Mid and Downstream & LNG), Transportation and Water.

The conference is intended to cover the ASME core technical areas related to energy, manufacturing, and robotics and cross cutting technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity, materials, design, reliability, and sustainability. The conference will include topics such as emerging technologies for monitoring damage levels, analytical tools to quantify degradation rates with focus on probabilistic developments, case histories and definition of the way forward to develop recommended practices and standards.

Project scope creep occurs when your original project scope expands to include additional features and functionality without the corresponding adjustments to time, budget, or other resources. Scope creep is one of the biggest project management pitfalls, the leading cause of projects over budget, and a key driver of reducing company profitability. The good news is that you can take some simple actions to reduce scope creep on your engineering projects significantly.

Are you interested in developing a new K-12 Credit Transfer Agreement (CTA) for your cybersecurity program?  Do you already have a K-12 school in mind but not sure how to move forward? 

Attend this K-12 Credit Transfer Agreement Development Workshop on Tuesday, February 6th @ 1:30pm – 3:00pm CT.  This workshop will have dual credit experts on hand to explain and help us navigate this process, and a guide and resources to assist with developing your own cybersecurity agreement. This event will help demystify the CTA process and provide support as you create your agreement. This event will be available to join on Zoom on Tuesday, February 6th:

Meeting ID: 977 6203 3385
Passcode: CTA

How can you improve the quality of your alt text while reducing the amount of time spent writing it? This webinar guides accessibility professionals, digital content creators, and educators through using AI to generate accurate and intricate alternative text (alt text) (an accessibility requirement for all informative images). It will provide examples of standard prompts created for Bard and Chat GPT 4 that can be uploaded with an image to quickly create high quality text, reducing the time spent on manual writing. These prompts work for a wide range of images, including but not limited to: infographics, diagrams, charts, figurative images, general images, art appreciation images, tables, scatter plots, graphs, math, and complicated equations. Finally, participants will explore best practices for using AI in accessibility work. Ultimately, this webinar can empower participants to speed their accessibility processes and enhance their online course and web accessibility, making digital content more inclusive for those with visual, learning, and cognitive disabilities, as well as those with limited internet bandwidth.

The ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) is organized by the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division (CEED), the College Industry Partnership Division (CIPD), the Continuing Professional Development Division (CPDD), and the Engineering Technology Division (ETD). Since 1976, the annual conference has been a place for workshops, technical sessions, training, and plenary keynote and panels emphasizing the long and mutually beneficial partnerships among education, industry, and government.

The 2024 CIEC conference theme is Industry and Academia – Co-Creating the Future.

The Community College Innovation Challenge is led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; receive full travel support to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.; and compete for cash awards of up to $3,000 per team member. Up to 12 finalist teams will be selected to attend the Innovation Boot Camp and receive coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills. Finalist teams also participate in a Student Innovation Session and engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, and a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals. Join AACC and team mentors from the 2023 competition to learn about the CCIC, and why you should support a student team from your institution to apply by the April 2 deadline.

Ready to fully develop a cybersecurity program at your institution? According to, there are over 570,000 cybersecurity job openings nationwide. A cybersecurity program at your institution could attract new students, expand employer connections, and open new opportunities for grant funding.

Instructional deans and faculty who want to start a cybersecurity program will learn step-by-step how to create a program at their college or university. The workshop is based on successful cybersecurity program efforts from colleges and universities across the nation. The program standards set by the National Security Agency. 

Workshop Topics: 

  • How to utilize national standards (NICE, CAE) to develop or improve a cybersecurity program.
  • Steps to develop a cybersecurity program including cost estimates and curriculum resources.
  • Funding sources for proposed or existing cybersecurity programs.
  • Tips and resources for a successful grant proposal.
  • Overview of the National Security Agency (NSA) Program of Study (PoS) validation and CAE designation application process. 

Northland Aerospace Campus13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

The Aerial Drone Competition offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, student-centered learning. Teams learn about drones, flight principles, programming, documentation and communication skills while expanding their understanding and building interest for Drone-related workforce and career opportunities. Recommended for students grades 5-12, teams will compete in local and national competitions where students work together to complete four missions.

Join the Community College Presidents Initiative - STEM to participate in the second Community College Thought Leaders’ Dialogue.

Do you have an idea for applying to the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC)? Do you have questions on the application process? Join the AACC for an idea vetting and discussion session and talk with a former CCIC judge and student participant as well as representatives from the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges. Come share your project ideas and receive informal feedback as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about the CCIC application process.

This session will review and provide an opportunity to try out formative credentialing assessments that are part of the upcoming CyberWatch Microcredentials for Secure Computing. The BAR acronym stands for Behaviorally Anchored Rating. Much evidence shows that when BAR scales, based on the tasks that must be performed to excel in a career position, are used to evaluate capability maturity, the results are less biased and more accurate predictors of future job performance. The previous Raise the BAR assessments have been used by companies, such as IBM, to identify the most qualified candidates for open positions. This year's program will also include the Core Concept Readiness Inventories which assess your stock of knowledge in four fundamental domains of information security: 

  1. C-I-A Triad
  2. Controls, Threats & Attacks
  3. Cryptography
  4. Security Testing, Engineering, and Operations

The Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment will provide a proficiency profile and opportunity to earn badges in recognition for demonstration of conceptual understanding of the prerequisite knowledge for a career in information security and readiness to fully benefit from an information security fundamentals course. The  Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment is therefore ideal for a student who is in the beginning or middle of their educational program but can be of value to any student who wishes to demonstrate to prospective employers that they possess the knowledge required to apply information security concepts in information technology and networking job roles that are the feeders into cybersecurity specialist jobs. The complete Information Security Readiness Assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete.

High Tech Kids delivers fun, hands-on STEM programs and events that inspire Minnesota youth to BUILD confidence, CREATE opportunities and THRIVE as the next generation of innovators, during this event there will also be a Discovery fair for students to learn about STEAM and take part in hands-on activities. 

High Tech Kids is a Minnesota 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and collaborates with FIRST as the Minnesota Program Delivery Partner for FIRST LEGO League Explore, FIRST LEGO League Challenge and FIRST Tech Challenge. High Tech Kids supports all Minnesota teams and volunteers by offering training, tournament opportunities, volunteer coordination and community outreach.

Join KidWind for this solar-focused virtual workshop to explore the science of solar power!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of solar power including the science and technology of solar PV and thermal energy. 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 February 7th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

(6 days)

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center900 Convention Center Blvd.New OrleansLA70130

Every two years, the Ocean Sciences Meeting unifies the oceans community to share findings, connect scientists from around the world, and advance the impact of science. The Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS). Through the combined power of these three organizations, affiliated partners, and working with the broader conservation-focused community, this meeting provides attendees the opportunity to bridge disciplines, connect communities, and make lasting partnerships. 

(3 days)


Axe-con is the world’s largest digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to an accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Building accessible digital experiences requires a team effort, across design, development, management, testing, accessibility experts, and of course, legal. Axe-con is the first of its kind, dedicating topics to each of these key players. This is not an assistive technology convention.

Talks at axe-con will include case studies from enterprise companies leading in large-scale accessibility efforts, as well as best practices and updates from technology leaders around the world. Attendance of axe-con sessions can also be used towards continuing education (CE) towards IAAP certification.

Topics of focus will include accessibility in development, accessibility in design, organizational success with accessibility, and a wildcard track. Join to learn how to build, test, monitor, and maintain digital accessibility.

Blue Marble product managers and software developers are busily planning and writing lines of code that will eventually evolve into Global Mapper Standard Version 25.1. Each release brings a plethora of new and improved functionality throughout virtually all aspects of the software. This session will introduce and demonstrate some of the highlights of version 25.1, including enhanced capabilities for working with vector, raster, and terrain data.

Successfully diversifying STEM education requires a deep understanding of the lived experiences of underrepresented students as they navigate systems that were often not created with them in mind. Numbers only tell part of the story of the challenges these students face while pursuing higher education and thus hold a limited understanding of the solution to diversifying STEM education.

This webinar focuses on how inclusive qualitative data gathering methods can honor the complexity of the challenges in diversifying the STEM workforce. Webinar participants will better understand the power that qualitative insights hold in identifying challenges in access to quality education, patterns in utilization of services, and potential solutions that students self-formulate to navigate educational environments. These insights can then be harnessed to create more equitable learning environments where underrepresented students can thrive. Participants will learn to identify opportunities when qualitative evaluation can be advantageous in promoting the success of underrepresented students in STEM education.

Presented by EvaluATE.

Has your college been an ATE grantee? Did you have a New-to-ATE grant? Keep the momentum going! Take advantage of what ATE funding can do for your college's technician education programs and students by "Moving Up” with additional ATE funding. A checklist will be provided along with tips for what will make your proposal more competitive, how requirements and reviewer expectations change when you take the next step, and where you can get help to make your proposal more viable. This session offers strategies, insider tips, and mistakes to avoid in seeking your next ATE grant . . . and gets you started! 

To establish a successful working relationship with your mentor-manager, it's important to assess and understand key factors including their priorities, goals and workstyles as well as your own. In this interactive session, presents will discuss best practices using real-life examples and explore how good intentions without proactive communication strategies can lead to misunderstandings in the workplace. You will learn what to pay attention to from the start, tangible actions you should take, and how to measure the success of your working relationship with your mentor-manager in order to set yourself up for success.

Workshop participants will come away with strategies to:

  • Clarify and assess you and your mentor-manager’s goals, priorities, and values.
  • Assess your workstyle and that of your mentor-manager (and other colleagues)
  • Scope your situation: Utilize an investigative (proactive) approach to assess the 4 key factors in your workplace: the work, your boss, the team, and the organization

In response to community requests, InnovATEBIO will be holding a series of community meetings organized by topic. All meetings will be Fridays from 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern time. Join InnovATEBIO on Friday, Feb 23rd to talk about Increasing Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Join this webcast from CCPI-STEM to learn more about NSF ATE Labor and it's Economic Impact!

As technical educators, we all understand how internship opportunities can be a pivotal part of any technical education program.  But sometimes establishing and implementing Internships for students can be daunting.  Please join us for the next Energy Educator Coffee Hour and share your experience (or lack thereof) with providing internship opportunities to your students. Success stories, lessons learned, best-practice ideas, or general questions are all welcome.

From small performances to large commencement ceremonies, and all the guest lectures and hackathons in-between, higher education institutions strive to ensure events held on campus are accessible to anyone who wants to attend. However, coordinating among the multiple entities responsible for putting on events and determining who should be responsible for the various aspects can be challenging. This webinar will address multiple aspects of event access, including communication needs, physical spaces, digital mediums, and more. Focus will be placed on reducing the institution's reliance on the disability professionals to create access, and will provide actionable tools and processes for other campus entities to increase their comfort and ability to create events with meaningful access for all attendees, no matter their disabilities.

(2 days)

IRSC Pruitt Campus, William and Helen Thomas STEM Center500 N.W. California BoulevardPort St. LucieFL34986

The National Electric Vehicle Consortium (NEVC), funded by the National Science Foundation, promotes the interaction of a critical mass of academic, agency, and industry experts across all EV disciplines to help secure the nation's EV workforce pipeline. 

  1. Share best practices (curriculum, recruitment, certifications, resources and more) across all EV sectors.
  2. Discuss gaps and funding opportunities to address those gaps.
  3. Identify opportunities for tours, presentations, and partnerships.
  4. Support the development of an entry level attainable industry recognized certification across all EV sectors.

Global Mapper Pro offers numerous advanced geospatial tools, explicitly focusing on lidar and point cloud management and analysis. In this session, explore the latest additions to Global Mapper Pro version 25.1, which complements the core functionality of the standard version.

The Community College Innovation Challenge is led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is a national competition where community college student teams, working with a faculty or administrator mentor, use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems; receive full travel support to attend an Innovation Boot Camp held in Washington, D.C.; and compete for cash awards of up to $3,000 per team member. Up to 12 finalist teams will be selected to attend the Innovation Boot Camp and receive coaching designed to build strategic communication and entrepreneurial skills. Finalist teams also participate in a Student Innovation Session and engagement opportunity with STEM leaders and Congressional stakeholders, and a pitch presentation in front of a panel of industry professionals. Join AACC, a CCIC judge, and a student finalist team member from the 2023 competition to learn about the CCIC, why you should apply, and how to do so by the April 2 deadline.