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.

Multi-Generational Farm Transition Retreat - Mahnomen

Student Event

March 31 Mahnomen, MN

This interactive farm transition program is focused on helping farm families dive deeper into conversations about

  • Family and business goals,
  • Job responsibilities,
  • Financial needs of farms and families,
  • Inheritance considerations, and
  • Mechanisms of transfer.

An emphasis of the sessions is how to transfer both the financial business and how to transfer the management and responsibility of the farm business. We provide time for hands-on planning and discussion for the farm family.

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AACC Annual Conference


April 1 Aurora, CO

Since 1920, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has been the go-to organization for the nation’s predominately associate degree-granting regionally accredited institutions. The association hosts one of the largest convenings of community college professionals and offers engaging speakers, relevant professional development, and unsurpassed networking opportunities. AACC Annual provides access to the nation’s community college leaders who collectively serve more than 40 percent of the nation’s undergraduates.

AACC Annual creates opportunities to design and solve today’s priority challenges and to identify opportunities and innovation to support the country’s community college students.

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Space Ag Conference


April 4 Grand Forks, ND

Space Ag Conference seeks to explore the potential of advanced agriculture technologies to transform the AgTech industry in space, with the understanding that solutions to space-based challenges can often be applied to those on Earth 

Our world’s production system is undergoing a dramatic shift towards sustainable practices and greater food security. Space agriculture and the technology it provides could help farmers produce higher crop yields with less land and energy. This is our opportunity to dream big and envision a bold future for agriculture.

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ATE Project Talks: Dual Credit HS DNA Sequencing and Internships in Protein Biomanufacturing


April 7 Online

The Dual Credit High School-Community College DNA Sequencing and Genomics Project is providing research-based, hands-on, and real-world workforce experience for two-year community college and dual credit high school and biotechnology students by providing access to industry-level DNA sequencing technology.  Students are working on authentic student-led research on DNA barcoding mentored by industry and academic partners. 

Speakers:  Joseph Oleniczak, PI & Kissaou Tchedre, PhD., M.B.A., co-PI, LASA High School and Austin Community College, Austin, TX

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Skills USA Florida Conference


April 10 Jacksonville, FL

The 2023 State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC23) is the premier CTE event in the state of Florida. The top students in over 100 different skill and leadership competitions gather to compete against their peers for a chance to advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference. These competitions provide an opportunity for students to hone their technical skills, connect with business and industry, and become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.

In addition to competitions, students are invited to participate in other conference activities to further their careers and connect them with potential future employers. The Meet the Employer Career Fair, where more than 50 local, state, and national companies are looking to recruit and hire students for immediate job openings. The CONNECTED Expo and Trade Show showcases business and industry partners and their products, services, and career opportunities. 

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FLATE Webinar Series: Creating Videos using Classroom Projects and Student Success Stories


April 11 Online

This workshop will cover how to use videos of classroom projects and student success stories. 

  • Asking students to create video projects is a great tool and has a huge impact in making students feel that they are participating in their learning journey. 
  • Creating videos of employers or former students talking about their work and why their education is useful in their current position is another very motivational tool. 

These success stories can also be shown to prospective students to learn about the programs being offered. Real-world examples will be included.

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Geodesign Summit


April 11 Redlands, CA

Join community planning and design thought leaders, innovators, and other visionaries to discover how they are leveraging geodesign and technology to tackle challenges, adapt to change, become more resilient, and plan for a better future.

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ITEEA Conference 2023


April 12 Minneapolis, MN

ITEEA's 85th Annual Conference. The annual ITEEA conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for technology and engineering educators to gain comprehensive professional development and networking experiences. ITEEA members pay a reduced rate to attend and can choose from dozens of interest sessions, workshops, and social events. This is a unique opportunity to learn from and share with other technology and engineering STEM education professionals in a variety of formats.

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EPRI Supply Chain Workshop for Structural Components in Advanced Energy Systems


April 12 Dallas, TX

In April of 2023, EPRI will be hosting a second Supply Chain Workshop to describe work that has already begun to address several of the key opportunities and to seek further industry input on actionable items. These topics were selected based on the outcomes of the first workshop and a follow-on survey of the industry. Specifically, topics which the 2nd Workshop will cover include:

  • Welding Workforce Development
  • Fitness for Nuclear (FN4) North America – Vendor Fitness & Qualification
  • Capabilities in the Areas of Fabricators, Machining Supplier Capabilities, and Heat Treating/Bending
  • Architect Engineer (AE) Perspectives on New Build & Supply Chain
  • Codes & Standards Progress and Challenges
  • Materials Qualification – Overcoming the Barriers of Accelerated Qualification

The two-day workshop will include presentations by industry experts, Code representatives, key stakeholders (AES developers/manufacturers), equipment manufacturers, selected vendors, and AEs.

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Optics & Photonics Symposium and Festival


April 12 Fort Pierce, FL

Join industry and educational leaders to discuss the critical role and immense impact of optics and photonics technologies on advanced manufacturing, telecommunication, transportation, sustainable energy, defense, and national security. The topics will include the current and future state of optics and photonics, prevalent issues, education, and workforce development.

Congressman Brian Mast, Representative for the 21st District of Florida and Co-Chair of the Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus in D.C., will be on hand.

­­­Extend your stay and attend the celebration of light-based technologies during the Optics and Photonics Festival immediately following the Industry Symposium. Enjoy demonstrations and activities, and tour IRSC’s cutting-edge photonics, high-power laser, fiber optics, and quantum labs.

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Symposium on Computing at Minority Institutions : Computing for Social Good


April 13 Virginia Beach, VA

This symposium is hosted by the Association of Computer Science Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI). This event is devoted to computing issues relevant to minority students, education, and institutions. This 2023 Symposium will be held in-person and virtually and will highlight undergraduate and graduate research with particular interest on innovations in the computing field.

Symposium includes:

  • Current Perspectives on Machine Learning & Related Topics
  • Student Papers & Oral Presentations
  • Faculty Papers & Presentations
  • HBCU Cybersecurity Competition
  • HBCU Computer Science Olympiad Competition
  • ADMI Symposium Social Media Competition
  • Workshops
  • Grad School/Career Fair

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2023 CUNY Neurodiversity Conference


April 14 Online

As part of CUNY’s leading role in the movement to provide expanded access and services to neurodiverse students on the college campus, the Central Office of Student Affairs Disability Programs hosts the annual CUNY Neurodiversity Conference each spring. CUNY’s two signature neurodiversity initiatives, Project REACH and CUNY Unlimited, join with stakeholders to share best practices for supporting students while they’re in college and during transitions to and from campus.

The fifth CUNY Neurodiversity Conference will celebrate neurodivergent creative expression. A virtual conference day and art exhibit featuring neurodivergent artists from across CUNY and the wider community will take place on April 14th, 2023.

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STEM Educator Virtual Solar Institute


April 15 Online

Learn how solar PV works & develop lesson plans for your classroom. Join CREATE for the Virtual PV Solar Institute.

Included with the course:

  • Six complete solar PV lesson packages (and access to many more!)
  • $200 in solar PV equipment to implement CREATE’s lessons (classroom solar module, electrical meters, solar power meter).
  • Professional instruction using CREATE’s lessons and equipment in your classroom.
  • Opportunity to win up to $1000 through Teaching Innovation competitions by demonstrating effective use of your lesson plan in the classroom.
  • Lab equipment award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued at $1200).

Live instruction Saturdays (April 15th, 22nd, and 29th) at 11:00-12:30 CST. Professional hour on Wednesdays (April 19th and 26th) at 6:00-7:00pm CST.

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ATE Projects and Centers

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Advanced Manufacturing Technologies topics include:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • General manufacturing

Agricultural and Environmental Technologies topics include:

  • Agriculture and aquaculture
  • Energy technologies
  • Environmental technologies
  • Natural resources

Bio and Chemical Technologies topics include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical and process technologies

Engineering Technologies topics include:

  • Electronics and controls
  • General engineering
  • Marine technologies
  • Materials technologies
  • Optics
  • Space technologies

General Advanced Technological Education topics include:

  • Evaluation
  • Learning research
  • Recruitment
  • Teacher preparation

Information and Security Technologies topics include:

  • Geospatial technologies
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Logistics
  • Security, information assurance, and forensics

Micro and Nanotechnologies topics include:

  • MEMS
  • Microsystems
  • Semiconductors
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The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology, whose mission is to ensure that patients exposed to poisons and toxic substances receive optimal care.

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Learning Unit Description:

Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training (iGETT) presents a series of Learning Units (LU) designed to incorporate federal land remote sensing data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instruction. This LU covers the use of GIS to detect land change in Nueces County, Corpus Christi, Texas and in particular a region of interest around Oso Bay. During this lesson students will use satellite remote sensing images and orthoimagery to: 1) identify areas of land cover change and 2) develop reclassification techniques for both land use and cover. The lesson will enable students to analyze and interpret the significance and consequences of land cover change through space based remote sensing observations.

This iGETT Learning Unit is intended to take 15-20 hours of classroom instruction over a 3-4 week period. Students should spend a total of about 6 hours on homework (dependent on grade and skill levels). All LUs are intended for students...

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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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Screenshot for Bridging the Skills Gap in Smart Manufacturing Promotional Materials, 2021-2022

This collection, published by Marion Technical College, provides promotional materials for the 2021 and 2022 Smart Manufacturing Summer Camps. This 3-day program, located at Marion Technical College's campus, engaged students from ages 12 to 18 in introductory Smart Manufacturing topics. The program introduced students to the internet of things, taught beginner Python, provided hands-on activities, and gave tours of the campus' engineering labs. This summer camp is part of a program that aims to recruit students into Smart Manufacturing industries. 

The 2021 collection is composed of an informational flyer, survey, and promotional video. The flyer provides information on the date, time, location, and registration process for the program. The flyer also highlights the curriculum. The 3-page survey inquires about participants' ages, experiences with the summer camp, and suggestions for the program. The promotional video provides highlights of lectures, workshops, and tours. The video...

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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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New Report: National Institute for Innovation and Technology Competency-Based Apprenticeships

CareerOneStop, an online portal for career resources and training, has released a new report titled "SemiNano: Bridging the Gap between Industry and Education." The report highlights the success of the SemiNano project, which aims to address the skills gap between the semiconductor industry and education.

According to the report, SemiNano has developed a competency-based education model that aligns with industry standards and provides students with hands-on training in semiconductor manufacturing. The program has partnered with industry leaders to provide students with real-world experience and prepare them for careers in the field. 

The report features case studies from several community colleges and universities that have implemented the SemiNano model. These institutions have seen significant improvements in student outcomes, including higher job placement rates and increased student engagement.

The SemiNano project has received funding from the National Science Foundation and has already impacted hundreds of students across the country. With the demand for skilled workers in the semiconductor industry on the rise, the success of this program serves as a promising example of...

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HI-TEC 2023 Registration Now Open

Connect with colleagues and update your knowledge and skills at HI-TEC this year!

HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with preparing America’s skilled technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

The annual conference is perfect for: 

  • Community College and University Educators
  • High School Educators
  • Workforce Development Advocates
  • Trade Organizations
  • Industry Professionals
  • Technicians

This year's conference will be held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, July 24–27. Pre-conference events will be held July 24–25. Read more and register on the HI-TEC website

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Upcoming Webinar: Implementing UDL in Your School & District

Join CAST for a free webinar with experts on implementing UDL! 

Learn how to support all of your students, including those who are not performing up to their potential. As the founders of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), CAST is world renowned for its innovative professional development. Let us help your teachers build the pedagogical skills they need to support their under-performing students and help you to build school- and district-wide systems that will support your teachers!

This informative webinar about CAST’s Professional Learning model could start your school or district on its journey to improved teaching and learning.

The webinar is Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 4:00PM – 5:00PM ET. Register here!

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