ATE Central conducts surveys, usability testing, informal discussions, and more formal one-on-one interviews each year to help get a better picture of the ATE community and the challenges faced by centers and projects. Below you'll find a selection of reports created as a result of this work — please contact us if you have questions! We'd love to hear from you.
This project, jointly undertaken by ATE Central and the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Community and funded by the National Science Foundation, celebrates twenty years of ongoing educational innovation by the ATE community. It includes history, student success stories, interviews with important players, and connections to ATE industry partners across the United States and world.
This short guide provides an introduction to the quarterly ATE Central Activity Reports. Included in the guide are descriptions of the content of each report, a list of defined key terms, and frequently asked questions. The guide is recommended reading for new project or center PIs as well as anyone who would like to use the information to support an ATE project, center, or area.
This five-page report summarizes the aims, methods, findings, conclusions, and implications of the 2012 ATE Central Social Media Survey. It explores the stances of the ATE community towards social media use and identifies key areas in which the ATE community desires support. It also briefly explains current and future tools and project components offered by ATE Central that will encourage better adoption and use of social media technologies.
Download the ATE Central 2012 Social Media Survey Report (PDF)
In an effort to better understand the needs of the ATE community and in order to strengthen and support the projects and centers a set of phone and face-to-face interviews were conducted with ATE PIs in 2010 and a follow up survey was conducted with the larger community in the summer of 2011. The interviews in 2010 focused on benchmarking types of questions — e.g. "What do you think are the greatest strengths of the ATE program for the education community as a whole?" — as well as questions about how ATE Central can better support the goals of individual projects and centers. The web-based survey that followed in 2011 built on the questions asked of centers, but broadened the scope to include projects.
Download the ATE Central 2011 PI Meeting Report (PDF)