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With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the National Science Foundation's ATE (Advanced Technological Education) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

Protein Engineered Nano Materials
Mar 23
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)
Mar 23 Chicago, IL
Blockchain for Automotive Through a...
Mar 27
Updating the ITS Knowledge Resource...
Mar 27
Developing Stakeholder Partnerships...
Mar 29
ACTE Region IV Conference
Apr 3 Albuquerque, NM
14th Annual Worthington Regional Bio...
Apr 4 Worthington, MN
Nano Curriculum Materials Workshop I
Apr 6
Succession Planning: How to Build a Plan...
Apr 10
MATA Conference
Apr 12 Lansing, MI
2018 Annual AERA Meeting
Apr 13 New York City, NY
National Summit for Educational Equity
Apr 16 Arlington, VA
Final Tips for a Competitive Proposal
Apr 19
ACM CHI Conference
Apr 21 Canada
AACC Annual Convention 2018
Apr 28 Dallas, TX
Nano Curriculum Materials Workshop II
May 11
2018 BIO International Convention
Jun 4 Boston, Massachusetts
2018 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum
Jun 4 Berkeley, CA
National Cyber Summit
Jun 5 Huntsville, AL
Colloquium for Information Systems...
Jun 11 New Orleans, LA
Medical Device Training Program
Jun 14 Brooklyn, NY
Capstone Laboratory for OP-TEC Online...
Jun 18 Ottumwa, IA
Educator's Institute: Supply Chain...
Jun 19 Columbus, OH
ASEE Annual Conference 2018
Jun 24 Salt Lake City, UT
Summer Energy Educator Series (SEES)
Jun 25 Eugene, OR
WI STEM Educator Solar Institute
Jul 10 Madison, WI
NREL Renewable Energy Institute for...
Jul 16 Golden, CO
Logistics Engineering Technology - Early...
Jul 18 Columbus, OH
High Impact Technology Exchange...
Jul 23 Miami, FL
Fundamentals of Photonics
Jul 30 Ottumwa, IA
Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)
Aug 2
Laser Material Processing Workshop
Aug 6 Ottumwa, IA

ATE Centers and Projects

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Students at Cuyahoga Community College Use 3D Printers to Aid Disabled Vets

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Students at Tri-C ’s additive manufacturing program worked directly with disabled veterans to create assistive devices during the summer of 2017. The students, who were working on a Capstone Project by partnering with the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, talked to a group of disabled veterans about what they would like to use these devices for. 

One veteran said he wanted to garden again. Others said they would like devices to aid in using eating utensils, shaving, and turning pages of physical books and e-books. 

The students used a 3D printer to make these assistive devices, which makes them easy to customize and for far less money than with traditional manufacturing methods. 

The instructor of the course, Maciej G. Zborowski, said he wanted his students to be able to apply methods learned in class to actual issues. “It is one thing to assign a project that is just a figment of my imagination, but I figured that it would be more impactful to test the students using problems that actually existed out in the real world,” he said.

Additive manufacturing is a growing field, especially in the medical industry. Tri-C offers a one-year certificate in their 3D...

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MATE Safety Inspection Tutorial and Q & A

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For those interested, MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) will be holding a Facebook live stream for a tutorial on Scout and Navigator Safety Inspection, followed by a Q & A session. 

The tutorial and Q & A session is scheduled for Friday, Mar. 9 at 1pm PT and is hosted by Jill Zande and Matt Gardner.

Check out MATE's Facebook page for more information on the Q & A, or visit their website to learn more about the center. 

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Webinar on Tuesday, March 6 - Re-visiting Your Sustainability Goals in a Post-Grant World

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We'd love to have you join us for the second webinar in our 2018 spring sustainability webinar series.

Sign up here to participate in Re-visiting Your Sustainability Goals in a Post-Grant World which will be offered on Tuesday, March 6th at 1:00 pm EST. Our guest speaker is Ann Beheler from the National Convergence Technology Center.

Visit the ATE Central sustainability page to sign up for any or all three webinars in this series (or view prior webinars). You can also check out our sustainability videos, created in conjunction with the American Association of Community Colleges and Pellet Productions, featuring a group of ATE community sustainability experts including NSF's ATE Lead Program Director, Celeste Carter.

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The Midwest is Experiencing a Boon in Mid-Tech Jobs

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The coastal regions of the United States, specifically the West coast, are well-known for their technology sectors. The Midwest is not exactly turning into Silicon Valley, but it certainly is seeing a rise of what has been dubbed, “mid-tech,” jobs.

Traditionally, jobs in the Midwest have been blue-collar and trade-based. This has been shifting steadily over the years to technology jobs that don’t necessarily require an advanced degree. While not an official designation, mid-tech jobs can be defined as skilled tech work that doesn’t require a college degree: just intense, focused training on the job or in vocational programs like those of blue-collar trades of the industrial past.

View the main story on Quartz for the full report and to view state-by-state statistics.

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STEM for All Video Showcase

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If you are engaged in a federally-funded project to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and computer science education, you are invited to submit a video to the STEM for All Video Showcase and discuss it with researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the general public during an interactive week-long event.

Videos that address any of the following are invited:

  • Partnerships that advance education
  • Broadening participation & access to high-quality STEM experiences
  • Innovative practices transforming education
  • Research informing STEM learning and teaching

If you are not intending to present a video this year, please save the dates anyway.  Your participation viewing the videos, discussing them with presenters, and voting for your favorites is very welcome.

Presenter Registration Deadline: Feb 15, 2018 
Video Submission Deadline: Apr 25, 2018
Interactive Event: May 14-21, 2018 

For more information:

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