ATE Central

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.

49th Annual Oklahoma CareerTech Summer...
Aug 1 Oklahoma City, OK
RCNET Summer Institute
Aug 1 Pocatello, ID
CAR Management Briefing Seminars
Aug 1 Acme, MI
Barcode Long Island Educator Workshop
Aug 1 Stony Brook, NY
AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer...
Aug 5 Bethesda, MD
STEM Guitar Building Institute
Aug 8 Lynnwood, WA
Broadening Advanced Technological...
Aug 8 Boston, MA
STEM Guitar Building Institute
Aug 15 Lynnwood, WA
Two-Day Geospatial Workshop
Aug 16 Rochester, NY
Logic Models: Getting Them Right and...
Aug 17
Internships and Apprenticeships
Aug 18
Apprenticeships and Internships webinar
Aug 18
Global Automotive Lightweight Materials...
Aug 23 Detroit, MI
Enhance Your Career via the S&T Policy...
Aug 25
SPIE Optics + Photonics
Aug 28 San Diego, CA
Enhance Your Career via the S&T Policy...
Aug 31
Mechatronics Workshop
Sep 6 Albany, NY
NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities &...
Sep 8
dSPACE Technology Conference 2016
Sep 13 Naperville, IL
The Battery Show
Sep 13 Novi, MI
Building the Caribbean Innovation...
Sep 14 Washington, DC
Building the Caribbean Innovation...
Sep 14
Using Social Media to Promote and...
Sep 15
Chat Series: S&T Policy Fellowship...
Sep 21
2016 Ohio GIS Conference
Sep 28 Columbus, OH
Future of the Connected Vehicle 7th...
Oct 5 Novi, MI
NCPN Annual Conference
Oct 5 Indianapolis, IN
2nd Annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker...
Oct 8 Farmington, CT
Chat Series: Q&A with S&T Policy Fellows
Oct 11
National Council for Workforce...
Oct 12 Atlanta, GA
NCATC 2016 Fall Conference
Oct 12 Palatine, IL
Strategies for Business Engagement...
Oct 13
Labor Market and HR Management...
Oct 14
2016 MTI Conference Information
Oct 17 Jackson, MS
2016 Kentucky GIS Conference
Oct 17 Covington, KY
OSA Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science
Oct 17 Rochester, NY
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

ATE Centers and Projects

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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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The Detroit Promise: City Unveils its Tuition-Free Community College Program
Mar 28, 2016
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Detroit is joining the growing list of communities offering exciting new opportunities for high school students: graduate and receive funding for the first two years of college. Aptly titled the Detroit Promise, the city’s 2016 graduates will be the first students eligible for the scholarship, which will build upon the Detroit Scholarship Fund. Under the program, tuition and fees will be covered for up to three years, or the time required to earn an associate degree, whichever comes first, at one of five metro community colleges: Henry Ford, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or Schoolcraft College. Additionally, plans are in the works for a pilot scholarship program that will cover four-year university degrees as well.

For more information about Detroit’s free college degree programs, see articles in The Detroit News, CNN Money, and other news outlets

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