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.
January 22 San Francisco, CA
Experience the energy of Photonics West as everyone gathers for an exciting year in San Francisco. Get ready to enjoy real conversations, hear the latest breakthroughs, and make important connections in person. Hear cutting-edge research in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more. Attend technical presentations, courses, two world-class exhibitions, plenary presentations, and a variety of networking activities. Meet up with the optics and photonics community at the Moscone Center.
February 2 Seattle, WA
The NCCE 2022 will be back in-person in 2022 in Seattle, Washington, February 2-4. NCCE is leading, engaging and assisting educational communities in the Pacific Northwest to reach higher levels of student and educator success through the use of 21st century technology.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to connect face-to-face with educators seeking information and solutions to fit their expanding needs. NCCE draws district and school administrators, IT and curriculum directors, teacher-librarians and many others who are directly involved with the implementation of technology in the classroom.
February 5 Thief River Falls, MN
The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is excited to host the RADC 2021-22 Challenge: Downdraft 2! The RADC Tournament is open to middle and high school students, with families and friends welcome to spectate the event. Doors will open at 7:30 AM with team check-in beginning at 8:00 AM.
The winner of this tournament will earn a spot to the Worlds Competition!
February 10 Online
The Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) is hosting the first ever Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Accessibility: Starting with Math virtual conference on February 10th and 11th, 2022! Organizers are striving for a diverse conference where experts can share their best practices, solutions, techniques, etc. for accessing and creating accessible STEM content in higher education. This is going to be exciting, novel, resourceful, and enlightening to all who care about accessible content in STEM fields in higher education. There will be 2 concurrent sessions offered each hour so you have reduced FOMO (fear of missing out).
February 15 Online
The Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) Project aims to engage the public in active learning and resilience planning around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought. Throughout 2021, participating science centers from across the US organized and implemented science-to-civics campaigns in their communities with the goal of increasing resilience to extreme weather and environmental hazards through citizen-created data, local knowledge, and community values. In this online workshop we will hear from the CSCRC project team at the Museum of Science, Boston and SciStarter about the outcomes of this NOAA-funded work. Participants will also hear from select NISE Network partners who participated in the project and learn about ways people can engage communities in this programming.
February 16 Online
There are no stupid questions, but some questions are better than others when it comes to framing evaluations. The best evaluation questions are reasonably scoped, informed by a breadth of information sources, and define the boundaries of an evaluation.
Determining the questions that will focus an evaluation is a critical first step in evaluation planning. It’s an opportunity to surface the values that should guide technical decision-making, think ahead to how questions will be answered with data, and clarify expectations for the evaluation. In this webinar, we will walk through guidelines for asking good process and outcome evaluation questions for ATE projects. We’ll grapple with balancing the science of linking questions to project logic models and intended outcomes with the art of asking questions that are clear, meaningful, and answerable.
February 18 San Francisco, California
This conference will combine COVID lessons learned with the Science of Learning to create a new Science of Teaching to improve education. Participants will explore ways learning sciences, portable EEG devices, and researcher-teacher partnerships are changing teaching, as well as how design science is reshaping school schedules, start times, and learning environments. Discover ways to create more flexible, personal, engaging, and blended learning; use design thinking and instructional design; rethink grades, assessments, and leadership; and redesign learning spaces to improve learning.
February 28 Atlanta, Georgia
Join IMS Global for the annual Digital Credentials Summit at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. At the Digital Credentials Summit, participants will become part of the educational experience transformation toward a new focus on developing talent and connecting talent to opportunities. Igniting this talent continuum is a diverse set of new mindsets, partnerships, and products. They all revolve around a simple concept that digital credentials can provide better ways to reward credit and link to opportunities than current paper transcripts, certificates, and resumes.
This cross-sector event is the only one of its kind bringing together the leading higher education, K-12, business, philanthropy, corporate training, and workforce development organizations.
February 28 St. Paul, MN
The 2022 Minnesota Transportation Conference & Expo is hosted by ACEC-MN in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota Transportation Alliance. MTC&E has a long-standing reputation for bringing the industry's "best and brightest" together under one roof and highlighting innovative transportation solutions that serve the Midwest and benefit the nation!
March 1 Online
In this online workshop, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE) will explore the NISE Networks Working with STEM Experts Guide - a practical resource for how to find, prepare, and work with the experts in your community. This workshop will discuss strategies for finding different types of expertise, including indigenous voices, lists of experts by subject area, at colleges and universities, student groups, professional societies, diversity-serving professional societies, local industry professionals, affinity and enthusiast groups, local, state, and federal agencies. The workshop will provide best practices for integrating experts into any programming topic in an informal learning setting, as well as helpful tools for creating successful, fun, effective experiences for all. Come learn how to utilize the valuable expertise in your community and provide access to these experts for your audiences.
March 5 ,
Join the Bay Area Cyber League for a free monthly Cybersecurity Workshop series. This monthly series is a great way to learn about many of the different facets of cybersecurity. Feel free to join for all or pick and choose the topics that interest you the most.
March 6 San Diego, CA
OFC, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition, is an international event for the latest advances in optical communications and networking.
Hear Invited and Peer-Reviewed Presentations in Key Topic Areas:
- Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits
- Advances in prototypes and product developments of components and subsystems for data centers and optical networks
- Advances in system, network and service developments and field trials in commercial data centers and networks
- Architectures and software-defined control for metro and core networks
- Digital subsystems and systems for data centers
- Digital and electronic subsystems
- Digital transmission systems
- Fibers and propagation physics
- Fiber-optic and waveguide devices and sensors
- Fiber-radio, optical wireless and sensing systems
- Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services
- Optical networking for data center and computing applications
- Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems
- Passive optical devices for switching and filtering
March 17 Cleveland, OH
WiCyS brings together women in cybersecurity from academia (faculty and students), research, government, and industry - all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement, and support at a technical conference.
What sets the WiCyS 2022 conference apart from others is that approximately 50% of the attendees are selected scholarship students from High School, 2 and 4-year institutions at all levels of education, and 50% of attendees are professionals at various levels of their careers.
ATE Projects and Centers
This module, from Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), introduces participants to DNA microarrays. The module covers types of arrays, applications, interpretation, design, and fabrication. Included "activities provide the opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of these concepts as well as to discuss the ethical questions surrounding some of the applications and possibilities of these arrays."
This module includes eight instructor guides, six participant guides, and a PowerPoint presentation. PDF and Word DOC versions are included for all of the guides. The guides include Knowledge Probe (Pre-Quiz), DNA Microarrays Primary Knowledge, Activity: DNA Hybridization, DNA Microarray Model Activity, Terminology Activity, Activity: An Ethical Dilemma, and Final Assessment. Instructor guides include additional content such as instructor notes and questions and answers. A Learning Module Map Instructor Guide is also...
This resource, made available by Pellet Productions, Inc., is a page within the Stairway to STEM website that provides "resources for autistic students / students on the autism spectrum transitioning from high school to college, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields."
This webpage includes a video presented by Stairway to STEM contributors at the 2018 Advanced Technical Education Conference in Washington DC. Autistic culture is discussed including identity, communication styles and techniques, as well as common myths and misconceptions related to autism. Universal Design Learning (UDL) is also discussed including effective approaches for autistic students. Two content creators from Stairway to STEM speak about their experiences in college as students with autism. The presentation concludes with a question and answer session with the audience. The video runs 32:34 minutes in length and includes links to additional resources.
This video, made available by Advanced Technological Education Television (ATETV), describes a laser and photonics educational program as well as the need for photonic technicians in industry. Photonics is described as "science and technology that deals with the generation, transmission, and utilization of light energy." Students are shown applying math and science skills in photonics classrooms. The video includes statements from educators and students and the recording runs 2:49 minutes in length.
This DACUM, a curriculum development resource based on occupational analysis, is targeted specifically for Remote Sensing Specialists and was developed at a panel presentation in California in August 2009. On the first page, all of the duties with their corresponding tasks are listed, with entry level tasks designated with an asterisk. On the second page, general knowledge, skills, worker behaviors, tools, future trends, and acronyms are listed.
Careers in Biotechnology: A Counselor's Guide to the Best Jobs in the United States was developed from a partnership between California Community Colleges and Bio-Link. The guide "is a quick information source for counselors, instructors and any other person interested in a biotechnology career." Chapters include Biotechnology in the United States, Qualifications, Training and Interests, Best Jobs in Biotechnology, and Finding a Job. A glossary is provided at the end of the document for those unfamiliar with biotechnology terms.
The recently completed two-year study “Exploring Past Investment in Learning through Grant-funded Undergraduate Advanced Technology Education Centers (EPILOGUE)” released its comprehensive report earlier this year. The project sought to investigate the legacy of ATE centers, including the ideas, innovations, knowledge, and products developed by each center and how these continue to evolve and be employed in instructional settings.
The findings in the report draw on interviews, archival documents, and public information from 10 ATE centers. Among the key findings, six major themes emerged: partnerships, team formation, leadership characteristics, creating an independent organization, the role of the National Visiting Committee, and the use of data and external evaluation.
The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarian's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Community of Practice will host a webinar, "Experiencing Inaccessible PDFs and How the National Network for Equitable Library Service Has Been Advancing the Agenda of Accessible Publishing."
In this presentation, Dr. Daniella Levy-Pinto will discuss the experiences of being provided inaccessible journal articles, eBooks, and other scholarly materials, and the consequences badly produced reading material has for the blind community and the scholarly community more broadly.
The webinar will be held on January 20th from 1-2 pm (EST). Interested community members can register for the webinar using this online form. For question, contact co-facilitators Mark Weiler or Aneta Kwak.
The Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Annual Institute takes place January 5-7, 2022. This free, online event focuses on sustainability challenges and innovations and how institutions can support technician education to confront sustainability issues.
The event highlights legislative and international efforts, innovations in the field of energy efficiency and Building Automation Systems, and strategies and opportunities for educators and industry.