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ATE Office Hours

ATE Office Hours provides a venue where those of us in the ATE community can communicate and learn from each other, discover collaborators, and find solutions for the challenges we all face in our project and center work.  Each interactive group video conference is limited to 50 participants (ATE grantees), and once you sign up you'll get a confirmation email which includes the video conference link.

If you are affiliated with a currently-funded ATE project or center and would like to be invited to upcoming ATE Office Hours events, please send us an email with your name and grant number.

Past Office Hours

(This list is not comprehensive.)

Focus: Outreach & Dissemination Strategies

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm CDT

Join ATE Central and EvaluATE to explore dissemination and outreach strategies and pathways including harnessing zoom calls, utilizing social media, participating in virtual conferences, creating content for newsletters and blog posts, and much more. During this interactive session we look forward to hearing from the ATE community, sharing solutions, and providing each other with support and innovative ideas.

Focus: Supply Chain Automation Resources & Networking

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
12:00 – 1:00pm CDT

Join ATE Central and featured guests, Marilyn Barger, FLATE and Valorie Piper, Supply Chain Automation, along with Ned Young, Sinclair College and SCA, as we engage in a lively discussion and look at the evolving changes in the supply chain world and how it is impacting current logistics and manufacturing engineering technology. Emerging technologies include cybersecurity, robotics, data analytics, and smart devices in the IoT and what this means to technician education. Discussions will include shared strategies and available resources.

Focus: Grant Management

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
1:00 - 2:00pm CDT

Join ATE Central and featured guests V. Celeste Carter, NSF; Elaine Craft, Mentor-Connect; Ellen Hause, AACC; and Pam Silvers, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as we engage in a lively discussion and address ATE grant management questions and concerns, share strategies, and provide each other with continued support.

Focus: Best Practices for Working Remotely

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm CDT

For the May 19th ATE Office Hours we'll be bringing back Kevin Cooper, Mary Slowinski, and Mike Sauter to lead more discussion about best practices and solutions in working and teaching remotely.  We'll check in with the community members to see what solutions have been working and what challenges we're still facing, and provide each other with support and innovative ideas as we head into the summer.

Focus: Making Your Partnerships Thrive While Working Remotely

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm CDT

The April 28th ATE Office Hours will feature special guest Ann Beheler from the Convergence Technology Center, along with one of her industry partners.  They will be heading up a lively discussion and sharing information about Ann’s very successful Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model, with a special emphasis on how to make your industry/education partnerships thrive when working remotely.

Focus: Solutions for Working & Teaching Remotely

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm CDT

The April 15th ATE Office Hours will be facilitated by three special guests (Mary Slowinski, Bellevue College; Kevin Cooper, Indian River State College; and Mike Sauter, Saddleback College) and is designed to get everyone sharing information about the challenges we're facing and the solutions we're developing to deal with the new reality of working and teaching remotely.

Focus: ATE Program Overview

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm CDT

Join ATE Central and Featured Guest Celeste Carter from the National Science Foundation to learn more about the ATE program, supplemental funding, and undergraduate research funding opportunities.

Focus: Evaluation

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm CDT

Join ATE Central and Featured Guests Lori Wingate, Emma Leeburg, and Valerie Marshall from EvaluATE to learn about ATE evaluation, the annual EvaluATE survey, and much more!