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What is ATE?

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

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SPIE Optics + Photonics
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Second Century Stewardship at IUCN...
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dSPACE Technology Conference 2016
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Writing in the Disciplines Workshop in...
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Future of the Connected Vehicle 7th...
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NCPN Annual Conference
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Southern Automotive Conference
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2nd Annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker...
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Chat Series: Q&A with S&T Policy Fellows
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National Council for Workforce...
Oct 12 Atlanta, GA
NCATC 2016 Fall Conference
Oct 12 Palatine, IL
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2016 MTI Conference Information
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2016 Kentucky GIS Conference
Oct 17 Covington, KY
OSA Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science
Oct 17 Rochester, NY
AAPA Convention
Oct 23 New Orleans, LA
Wine Chemistry Workshop - OK
Oct 24 El Reno, Oklahoma
ATE Principal Investigators Conference
Oct 26 Washington, D.C.
39th Applied Geography Conference
Oct 26 Louisville, KY
NICE Conference and Expo
Nov 1 Kansas City, MO
M-STEM 2016
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ATE Centers and Projects

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NISOD Announces Call for Presentations
Aug 15, 2016
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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 2017 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal that addresses important issues facing today’s community and technical colleges. As a presenter, you will make a meaningful contribution to an outstanding conference; help colleagues examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting community and technical colleges; extend your professional network, and return to campus with an invigorated outlook. If you’ve got a great idea for a presentation or know a colleague who does, now is the time to submit your proposal! 

The deadline for submissions is January 9th.

For more information visit: 

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Join Us at HI-TEC July 25th-28th!
Jun 25, 2016
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The 2016 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) will be held July 25-28th in Pittsburgh. This esteemed conference provides an opportunity for educators, technicians, industry professionals, and workforce development advocates to update their knowledge about new skills and emerging technologies. A variety of scientific disciplines will be discussed and attendees will have the option to customize their experience by choosing from a selection of pre-conference workshops and site tours.

Advance conference registration will be open until July 11th, with the possibility of onsite registration during the event. For more information or to register please visit:

We hope to see you there – ATE Central will be at Booth #612! 

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The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two- and Four- Year Colleges
Jun 6, 2016
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In February we told you about the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Aspen Institute’s plan to develop and release a “playbook” to help two- and four-year institutions design and implement effective transfer polices. Recently released, The Transfer Playbook is available as a free PDF and discusses practices, strategies, and activities to improve transfer student outcomes. The Playbook identifies pitfalls in the transfer process and offers three approaches for evading them and streamlining the path for students and counselors alike. This includes examining program pathways, orientation, advising, and financial aid as essentials components. 

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Join ATE Central at the NISOD Conference May 28-31!
May 25, 2016
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Conferences and meetings play such an important role for all of us as we work to disseminate information about the valuable impacts and outcomes of our ATE projects and centers.

NISOD's annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence provides a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about ATE. The conference attracts educators from around the world and serves as a gathering place for community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff seeking to engage in deep conversations about best practices and promising approaches crafted to improve student achievement.

Advance conference registration will be open until May 27th, with the possibility of onsite registration during the event.

We look forward to seeing you there – please stop by and visit us in booth 209!

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ATE Central: The Importance of Digital Archiving for ATE
Apr 19, 2016
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ATE Central is pleased to announce an exciting new webinar on the importance of digital archiving for the ATE community. On May 24, 2016 at 1 pm EDT, Kendra Bouda and Rachael Bower will discuss what digital archiving is, why archiving benefits ATE, and how ATE Central can help with your project or center’s archiving efforts. Whether you’re just getting started with ATE and want to learn how to meet NSF requirements, or you've been part of the community for a while, come join us to learn more about sustaining and sharing your project deliverables beyond the life of your ATE funding.

Registration details for this webinar can be found here.

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