ATE is Advanced Technological Education. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the National Science Foundation's ATE program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

Radars Used in Autonomous Vehicles are Changing Rapidly. Are You Software Ready?

Webinar

December 1 Online

Radars used for autonomous driving development are changing rapidly. Advances in hardware technology have enabled complex concepts like imaging radar and digital phase modulated continuous wave (PMCW). Software development must change to complement this hardware technology evolution and leverage these new advances to provide a more dependable automotive radar solution.

In this 60-minute free webinar, KPIT’s Santhana Raj will discuss critical software approaches, architectures, and solutions for the new age of radars.


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Validating Safety Critical ADAS/AV Systems for Commercial and Off-Highway Vehicles

Webinar

December 1 Online

In this webinar, Jace Allen will present system validation and verification processes, the necessary tools needed to validate advanced sensing technology, and what still needs to be solved to truly reach widespread Level 3-5 operation in commercial-vehicle fleets. The complex implementation of ADAS and Automated Vehicle (AV) software demands a powerful and flexible simulation and testing environment.


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2022 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

Conference

December 5 St. Louis, MO

The Annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and hosted by iKeepSafe, features timely and thought-provoking presentations that highlight effective collaborations, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce. Attendees include training and educational leaders from academia, business, and government for two days of focused keynotes, panels, concurrent sessions, and discussions in support of the NICE Strategic Plan.


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Automotive News Conference

Conference

December 5 Detroit, MI

During this conference, industry leaders will come together to share stories, strategies, and key takeaways around why and how they are partnering for sustainable success. 


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End-of-Life: A New Beginning in Automotive

Webinar

December 6 Online

In this free, 60-minute webinar, Jamie Zinser and Derek Prichett of Novelis explain how automakers can use collection and sorting technologies to reduce energy consumption and increase their recycled content in vehicles, thereby reducing their overall CO2 manufacturing footprint.

The experts also discuss the three main levers helping to take automotive material circularity to the next level.


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CalFlexHub Symposium

Conference

December 6 Online

Come connect with CalFlexHub’s ecosystem of multidisciplinary team of experts from many sectors—including state agencies, industry, utilities, academia, manufacturers, and non-profits—for the first annual CalFlexHub Symposium! This year’s Symposium will showcase CalFlexHub’s innovators and portfolio of projects, amplify solution-centered conversations with government and industry leaders in the space, and provide deep-dive opportunities for attendee collaboration and networking.

CalFlexHub is administered by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and is funded by the California Energy Commission through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program.


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The Intersection of Future Planning and Special Education Transition Planning

Webinar

December 7 Online

Planning for the future is a crucial process for individuals and families as they plan for secure and fulfilling futures for and with their loved one with a disability. While creating a future plan often seems inaccessible or challenging for families, it is possible and necessary to create a person-centered plan to document the wants, needs, and available resources for an individual with a disability. The post-secondary school transition process serves as a great example of a necessary student-centered future planning process. In this webinar, attendees will learn about how Special Education transition planning fits into the broader idea of future planning. Attendees will gain insight into approaches for effective transition planning for students with IEPs as well as considerations for families, educators, and support professionals as they collaborate with the student during the transition planning process. 


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Design and Simulation of Sustainable, High-Performance Thermal Systems

Webinar

December 13 Online

OEMs today need to navigate multiple regulatory, commercial, technical, and environmental challenges while developing their thermal systems. These challenges are expected to grow through the decade, and traditional development processes will be inadequate to overcome them. This 60-minute Webinar will explore a modeling and simulation approach to thermal systems development that aims to address current and future needs.


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The User Experience Threshold – Unlocking Mass EV Adoption

Webinar

December 14 Online

In almost every market category, mass EV adoption is lagging behind expectations. While government mandates might increasingly force the issue, widespread preference for EVs can be accelerated by a focus on superior experiences.

In this free, 60-minute webinar, CEO Chris Rockwell will share Lextant’s Experience Adoption Threshold and how, as an industry, we can design experiences to facilitate the EV future.


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Dronetech Aerial Drone Competition

Student Event

December 17 Thief River Falls, MN

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and Northland Community and Technical College is excited to host the RADC 2021-22 Challenge: Blackout! NCAT is located at the Northland Aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 

Doors will open at 7:30 AM with team check-in beginning at 8:00 AM. Teams that have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster to allow for the match list to be run. Teams running late should contact the Event Partner prior to the 30 minute cutoff to avoid being dropped. Organizers anticipate that the event will conclude no later than 4:00 PM. 

Tournament 1: November 5, 2022
Tournament 2: December 17, 2022 


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BEST Center's Annual Institute

Conference

January 4 Online

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.

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GEO Week 2023

Conference

February 13 Denver, CO

Geo Week is the premier event for increased integration between the built environment, advanced airborne/terrestrial technologies, and commercial 3D technologies, bringing together former stand-alone events:

  • AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference 
  • International Lidar Mapping Forum
  • SPAR 3D Expo & Conference,
  • ASPRS Annual Conference 

Geo Week was created as a response to the changing needs of built world and geospatial professionals, and to acknowledge the convergence of technology taking place currently. New technological innovations, the need for remote workflows, and hardware breakthroughs are redefining expectations across teams, organizations, and entire industries. Geo Week is at the center of it all. 

The latest updates, case studies, ideas, and predictions from a variety of experts: innovators, end-users, regulators, and more. What trends and technologies do they see coming? What new challenges and opportunities lie ahead? How can you and your organization prepare, anticipate, and benefit in a rapidly evolving environment?


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2023 Women in Aviation International Conference

Conference

February 23 Long Beach, CA

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Women in Aviation International Conference. You won't want to miss the inspiring keynote speakers, professional development seminars, education sessions, exhibit hall, scholarship awards, and 2023 Pioneer Hall of Fame inductions. There's no better place to be inspired, share your enthusiasm, and connect with others who share your passion for the aviation industry.


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This 2-page document, made available by the STEM Guitar Project, is a template for the Project's learning activities. The following sections are included and can be updated as needed when designing learning activities: Title of Activity, Description of Activity, Learning Objectives, Standards, Materials Required, Safety, References, Activity, Quiz, and Reviewing Faculty Cohort Members. Each section includes bullet points with suggestions for content. 


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Careers in Biotechnology: A Counselor's Guide to the Best Jobs in the United States was developed from a partnership between California Community Colleges and Bio-Link. The guide "is a quick information source for counselors, instructors and any other person interested in a biotechnology career." Chapters include Biotechnology in the United States, Qualifications, Training and Interests, Best Jobs in Biotechnology, and Finding a Job. A glossary is provided at the end of the document for those unfamiliar with biotechnology terms.


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In this conference report, Daniels describes the importance of integrating advisory boards of programs and educational institutions into the decision making process for curricula. By selecting an effective advisory board, a school or program can provide itself with a pool of industry individuals who can provide useful advice and strategic leadership. "At the foundation of this paper is a strong conviction that an advisory board will enhance the collaboration between higher education and the industry it serves and have a direct and positive impact on the educational process and the success of the school or program." Information on the fundamentals of an advisory board, when to form, selecting appropriate members, and encouraging participation are included.


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This 50-page article from the GeoTech Center provides descriptions of additional workforce competencies that may not have been entirely covered in the Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM). Although the GMCM was not intended to be a comprehensive list of all workforce competencies, recognizing and expanding upon areas which were not described is valuable. In this document, job tasks as well as knowledge and skills are included and organized by category. Job analysis panel information can be found at the end of the document.


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Module Description:

This module, created by the Center for Nanotechnology Education (Nano-Link), introduces students to the "... technologies that use forces and interactions at the nanoscale to treat water." In this module, students will learn about how the dominant forces that affect nanomaterials are different than what might be assumed, and focuses "attention on the kinds of interactions that nanomaterials have with contaminants." The module outcomes include: being able to compare the effectiveness of different nanotechnologies to treat contaminated water and preparing present technical information about a water treatment system. 

Module Contents:

This module includes a lesson guide, a PowerPoint slide, and a learning standards alignment document. 

The 24-page guide includes an abstract, background information on water treatment, an activity description and procedure, discussion questions, and more. 

Versions in Spanish are also included for most of the module...


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Call for Submissions: AAAS-IUSE

American Association from the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is looking for submissions for the 2023 year as part of their  AAAS-Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Initiative. The call is open for blog authors and workshop presenters, and the deadline is December 1st. 

The AAAS-Improving Undergraduate STEM Education initiative supports faculty, students, and the greater undergraduate STEM education community by disseminating research and knowledge about STEM teaching, learning, equity and institutional transformation.

The 2023 AAAS-IUSE blog is dedicated to promoting research on inclusive STEM ecosystems for faculty, students, and the greater undergraduate community. Authors should focus on the implications of their work, how studies, strategies, and examples can serve as a model for others, and identifying opportunities, barriers, and questions surrounding these strategies.

The AAAS-IUSE workshops serve as a space to learn, meet, and collaborate with faculty, researchers, and professionals working to improve undergraduate STEM education. Furthermore, these workshops aim to encourage and empower participants to take action toward improving undergraduate STEM education....


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Call for Abstracts: AACC 2023

The American Association of Community Colleges is now accepting abstract submissions for consideration for inclusion on the agenda for 2023 AACC Annual. The deadline to submit abstracts is November 15, by 4:59 p.m. Eastern.

AACC Annual is the premier event for community college leaders. The meeting offers professional development as well as the opportunity to network, share, and learn from professionals in the fields of education, business and industry, and the government sector. 


Read the guidelines under the "Abstract Details" tab to learn more about the types of abstracts the AACC is looking for: 

  • Must be employed by an educational associate, corporate partner, or institutional member of AACC
  • No more than three presenters on each session
  • Keep a copy of the submission for your records (AACC is unable to provide copies of abstracts once submitted)

Read more and submit an abstract through the AACC's website! More information on the conference can be found on the AACC Annual website.


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New Report: Student Mental Health and Support

A new report from the Mary Christie Institute, a think tank concerned with the emotional and behavioral health of young adults, suggests that student-led and peer-to-peer programs are instrumental in mental health wellness. Through surveys and cases studies, the organization looked at how students drive mental health programs in colleges and universities. 

The report states,"It is well documented that, when in distress, students will turn first to each other, making it incumbent on colleges and universities to respond to this inclination with training and support. With modalities that are targeted to students along the behavioral health continuum, peer support has the potential to help all students on campus with a range of issues that impact their ability to thrive."

The report goes on to cover the history and recent literature on student-led mental health programs, and provides options for college campuses on implementing programs. Read more of the full report here.  


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Upcoming Forum: Florida Forum for Engineering Technology (Virtual)

Register now for the virtual Fall 2022 Engineering Technology Forum on November 10th and 18th! Hosted by the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), this forum will bring together diverse Florida colleges with similar interests. 

The Florida Forum on Engineering Technology (E.T. Forum) is an important vehicle to bring together colleges with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual 2-day meeting of community college engineering technologies faculty in Florida. FLATE utilizes the Forum to strengthen its Technology Consortium; share its activities and projects; provide professional development; bring industry and academics together; engage faculty and administrators in statewide curriculum reform; and keep in touch with new and ongoing college program issues and concerns.

Check out the ATE Central Twitter for up to date event announcements. You can learn more about FLATE programs and the E.T. Forum on the FLATE website, and register for the forum here


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