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.

Summer DNA Workshops

Workshop

June 27 Lansing, Michigan

This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to experiments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. Three experiments are included: Alu insertion Polymorphism, Bitter Taste Receptor Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), and Mitochondrial (Mt) Control Region DNA Sequence Variations. This workshop introduces a new method to produce affordable Taq polymerase and to introduce biotech workforce skills into the classroom.


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Virtual Advanced CyberCamp

Student Event

June 27 Online

CyberCamp is hosted by Bay Area Community Colleges. This virtual summer camp will teach online hygiene and safety, technology ethics, infrastructure administration, security audits, cryptography, digital and network forensics, and web application exploitation. Ideal CyberCampers include 8th-12th graders and community college students with basic computers skills and little to no cybersecurity experience.


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InnovATEBIO High School Summer Training Workshop

Workshop

July 11 Buda, Texas

This workshop will be focussed on the application of basic Biotechnology techniques in Biotechnology 2, Biomanufacturing, student research, and planning for advanced pathways.


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Intermediate CyberCamp

Student Event

July 11 ,

CyberCamp is hosted by Bay Area Community Colleges. This summer camp will teach online hygiene and safety, technology ethics, infrastructure administration, security audits, cryptography, digital and network forensics, and web application exploitation. Ideal CyberCampers include 8th-12th graders and community college students with basic computers skills and little to no cybersecurity experience.

CyberCamp will be held July 18-22 at Solano College, De Anza College, Merritt College, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Evergreen Valley College.


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Introductory CyberCamp

Student Event

July 11 ,

CyberCamp is hosted by Bay Area Community Colleges. This summer camp will teach online hygiene and safety, technology ethics, infrastructure administration, security audits, cryptography, digital and network forensics, and web application exploitation. Ideal CyberCampers include 8th-12th graders and community college students with basic computers skills and little to no cybersecurity experience.

CyberCamp will be held July 11th-15th in Contra Costa COE (DVC), Solano College, De ANza College, Merritt College, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Evergreen Valley College.


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Sixth Annual Wisconsin STEM Educator Solar Institute

Workshop

July 12 Madison, Wisconsin

At this institute, participants will use tools of the trade to install and commission a residential size solar photovoltaic array. Necessary safety measures and electrical principles will be reviewed and practiced. Participants will also perform (and take with them) ready to use hands-on classroom lab activities that will bring solar energy to life in the classroom.


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Summer DNA Workshops

Workshop

July 12 Woodland Hills, CA

This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to experiments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. Three experiments are included: Alu insertion Polymorphism, Bitter Taste Receptor Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), and Mitochondrial (Mt) Control Region DNA Sequence Variations. This workshop introduces a new method to produce affordable Taq polymerase and to introduce biotech workforce skills into the classroom.


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ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE)

Webinar

July 13 Online

No other conference is quite like the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). This community-driven, virtual event is a one-stop shop for undergraduate educators in the biological and microbial sciences to network, learn and share the latest updates in education. 

2022 ASMCUE will provide you with a platform to share your successes and amplify your work with peers who understand your day-to-day work. This year’s theme, Empowering Undergraduates with Science Literacy, will dive into the importance of developing the next generation of scientists who are armed with the critical skills needed to navigate their lives. 


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Summer Teacher Workshop

Workshop

July 14 Online

This summer, the Connecticut College of Technology’s National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence, will present the 2022 Summer Teachers’ Workshop. This program will be held through an online platform.

The four-day workshop provides the opportunity for you to connect with your peers from across the United States in an online workshop. This program is highly rated by teachers and faculty who have participated in the previous in-person and virtual versions of the program. The workshop will help you learn how to instruct your students in developing essential teambuilding skills as well as providing technology related experiences to help you integrate your learning into your STEM classroom and lab environment. The teambuilding, professional, and technical skills presented in the Program are designed to be directly applicable to your classroom. 

Workshop Dates & Times 

  • Thursday, July 14th - 9:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Friday, July 15th - 9:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Monday, July 18th - 9:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, July 19th - 9:00am – 5:00pm EST

Additional Workshop Details

  • Earn Professional Skills and Technical Skills Microcredentials.
  • Manuals, workbooks, Behavioral and Emotional Intelligence assessments, and related technical materials will be provided.
  • A one-year online educational license for SolidWorks CAD Software will also be provided.
  • Participants will receive a Robo-Link CoDrone kit.
  • Participants will be eligible to receive up to $750 in stipends ($500 for participation in workshop and completion of evaluation materials; $250 upon submission of curriculum for use in classroom)

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Pop-Up Training For Biology Educators: BYOE (Bring Your own Experiment) Nanopore Sequencing

Workshop

July 18 Brooklyn, New York

Participants bring their own experiment for this workshop. This 3-day event is an exploration of Nanopore DNA sequencing. During this pop-up training attendees will be actively testing protocols as part of a concerted effort to make Nanopore sequencing accessible for biology educators. 


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2022 AHEAD Equity & Excellence Conference

Conference

July 18 Cleveland, OH

AHEAD is excited to announce its 45th annual conference, Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education, as an in-person professional development and networking event. Presenters and participants from diverse fields, including education, technology, law, scholarship, and government, will gather in Cleveland in July.


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Automotive Cybersecurity Online

Conference

July 20 Online

Join industry leaders as they provide best practices and solutions in overcoming the hottest automotive cybersecurity pain-points. With thought presentations on countering zero day vulnerabilities, utilizing and securing OTA updates, methods to achieving time & cost effective vulnerability analysis, tackling supply chain insecurity and ensuring system resilience.


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Global EV Advanced Materials and Thermal Management 2022

Conference

July 20 London,

This conference will focus on real application case studies to optimize cost efficiency, driving range, battery health, and vehicle performance. Participants can examine the latest OEM and Technology perspectives on:

  • strategies for integrating thermal management systems in EV platforms,
  • advanced thermal interface materials to protect EV batteris/battery cells,
  • thermal management for solid-state and beyond Li-Ion batteries,
  • strategies to prevent and limit thermal runaway incidents,
  • powertrain thermal management, and more.

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These laboratories, Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Support Center (NACK Center), are part of the Engineering Science 213 Course titled Materials in Nanotechnology. Titles of the Laboratories include: Self-Assembly Lab, PVD: Gold Nucleation Analysis (Gold Nucleation Lab), Flourescent Tagging of Liposomes (Liposome Lab), Furnace Oxidation Lab (Thermal Oxidation Lab), and Reactive Ion Etch Lab (Advanced Etch Lab). The Materials in Nanotechnology course is available to view separately. 

In the PVD: Gold Nucleation Analysis Lab, students "watch a series of videos pertaining to the processing, annealing, and subsequent analysis of PVD gold thin films," which simulate a laboratory activity. After watching the videos and analyzing the data, students will answer review questions that are provided online. This activity incudes the following objective:

  • Investigate surface mobility properties and analyze surface nucleation as a result of heat treatment.

In the Self...


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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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This introductory manual, GIS Basics: Working with ArcExplorer 9, was created by the Penn State University Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technology Program and is meant to supplement the education of 4-H students interested in GIS technologies. This manual covers the fundamentals of GIS, including its importance, GIS use in the real world, and mapping. In this manual, students will find information on GIS and geospatial technologies, complete with diagrams, maps, and photographs. Several activities are also included. 


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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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This collection of resources, made available by Riverside Community College, provides information about education for and careers in the Supply Chain Technician field. Included in the collection is a section of resources designed for middle school students, and a section of resources designed for high school through college students. 

Contents:

The High School and College In Class Career Awareness Module includes a lesson outline, a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation that can be used in the classroom, and surveys for use at the start and end of the course. 

The Middle School Classroom Career Awareness Module includes a PowerPoint presentation that can be used in the classroom, a lesson plan, and a lesson plan outline. 

For orientation purposes Career Awareness Brochure.pdf is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this collection. This brochure provides an overview of the Supply Chain Technician career,...


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Active ATE Projects 379
ATE Resources 6,247
   
New Projects/Centers 90
New Resources 138

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Open for Applications: CCPI-STEM Fellows 

Did you see our tweet? We are excited to broadcast this new funding opportunity! 

CCPI-STEM Fellows program invites applications for Graduate Fellowships from individuals who are pursuing or beginning to pursue graduate degrees and engage in research related to STEM education and workforce development in community colleges.

The CCPI-STEM Fellows program, funded by ATE Central at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes and supports community college faculty, administrators, and other individuals aspiring to prepare a workforce educated in STEM-related skills. 

The application deadline is September 15, 2022. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Check CCPI's website for more information on the application and criteria

Other questions can be directed to Dr. Ashok Agrawa at Ashok@AgrawalAdvisory.com


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Save the Date: Drone Safety Day

This year's Drone Safety Day 2022 is on June 18th, hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

This day highlights the importance of drone awareness as drones are the fastest-growing aviation area with over 860,000 drones registered and over 260,000 Remote Pilots have been certified, according to the FAA. This year's message on drone safety is Fly RIGHT: 

  • Register your drone – DroneZone
  • Interact with others
  • Gain knowledge
  • Have a safety plan
  • Trust and Train

The FAA is focusing on five topics surrounding drone awareness. Education on how to safely operate drones and how drones are being used in education. Equity in opening opportunities for all operators. Highlight the economic, societal, and safety benefits of using drone technology. Emergencies like learning how drones are used in emergency situations such as natural disasters, search and rescue, firefighting, public safety, and other uses. Finally, environment such as understanding the environmental and sustainability benefits from drone technology. 

The FAA's website has more information on the upcoming Drone Safety Day, including events, resources, and opportunities to get involved. 


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ATE Office Hours: Drone Safety Day

If you are working with a currently funded ATE project, please join the ATE Office Hours this June 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm CST for a special discussion on Drone Safety Day. Drone Safety Day is June 18th, and highlights drone awareness events across the country.

ATE will be holding this event with special guests from the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ATE and these guests will facilitate a fun and interactive session for the ATE community to learn more about Drone Safety Day and how your project can engage in the day. NCAT is hosting information for Drone Safety Day; their website has more information about the Drone Safety Day events and topics such as education, equity, economics, emergencies, and the environment. 

ATE Office Hours is a space for the ATE community to communicate and learn from each other, discover collaborators, and find solutions for challenges.  Each interactive video conference is limited to 50 ATE grantees.

Once you sign up, you'll get a confirmation email containing the video conference link. If you'd like to be invited to upcoming ATE Office Hours events, please send us an email with...


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