ATE Centers and Projects

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Advanced Manufacturing Technologies topics include:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • General manufacturing

Agricultural and Environmental Technologies topics include:

  • Agriculture and aquaculture
  • Environmental technologies
  • Natural resources
  • Nuclear power
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power

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
The National Science Foundations Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program supports the development of innovative approaches for educating highly skilled technicians for the industries that drive the nations economy. ATE Centers occupy a key role in this mission, focusing on a particular subject area and/or geographical region and providing leadership for the ATE community in reaching that audience.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (Active Centers)

Florida Advanced Technology Education Center for Manufacturing (FLATE)

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (NCNGM)

Education Connection
LITCHFIELD, CT 06759-2404

Weld-Ed: National Center for Welding Education

Lorain County Community College
Elyria, OH

Agricultural and Environmental Technologies (Active Centers)

Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE)

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI

Environmental and Natural Resources Technology (EARTh) Center

Central Carolina Community College
SANFORD, NC 27330-9059

Regional Center For Nuclear Education & Training (RCNET)

Indian River Community College
Fort Pierce, FL

Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA)

Missouri State University
Springfield, MO

Bio and Chemical Technologies (Active Centers)

InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center

Austin Community College
Austin, TX 78752-4341

Engineering Technologies (Active Centers)

Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94710-1749

Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Center

Indian River Community College
Fort Pierce, FL

Marine Advanced Technology Education Support Center

Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT)

Northland Community & Technical College
Thief River Falls, MN

The Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education using Virtual E-School (CA2VES)

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

General Advanced Technological Education (Active Centers)

DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

EvaluATE: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Micro and Nanotechnologies (Active Centers)

Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Resource Center (NACK Center)

Pennsylvania State University - University Park
State College, Centre, Pennsylvania

Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Albany, NY

Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC)

Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA