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Apply to Mentor-Connect if you…

  • Work for a community college that has not benefited from National Science Foundation grant funding in the past 7 years.
  • Recognize that your college needs to develop or strengthen STEM technician education programs to meet industry needs.
  • Want assistance in preparing a competitive grant proposal for the National Science Foundations’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.
ATE Community Support – Addressing Questions on ATE Grants Management During Covid-19
Wednesday , June 10, 2020 01:00-02:00 PM

Online

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes that there is much uncertainty among ATE grantees regarding how to start or to proceed with your ATE projects during the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar is designed to address commonly asked grant management questions to assist the ATE community and will cover such topics as no-cost extensions; supplemental funding requests; changes in project objectives, deliverables, timeline, scope, and evaluation; budget adjustments; and annual reporting. Conducted in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, Mentor-Connect, and ATE Central, the webinar will feature an opportunity to hear from experienced PIs and from NSF lead ATE program director, V. Celeste Carter. To further support the ATE community, the webinar will be followed by an ATE Central Office Hours, via Zoom, for an opportunity to interact directly with presenters and NSF program directors to continue the discussion. To register for the ATE Community Support webinar, please click here.

 

Presenters:
Rachael Bower, PI, ATE Central, WI (Moderator)

Elaine Craft, PI, Mentor-Connect, SC

V. Celeste Carter, Lead ATE Program Director, National Science Foundation, VA

Pam Silvers, PI, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, NC

ATE CENTRAL OFFICE HOURS – ATE Grants Management & Covid-19 Community Discussion
Wednesday , June 10, 2020 02:00-03:00 PM

Online

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 continued support. ATE Office Hours are done via zoom so you’ll be able to interact directly with our experts.  For sign-up information, please email ate@aacc.nche.edu.

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Teaching Technicians: The nation’s premier destination for information related to professional development for technician and related STEM educators.

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SC ATE: SC ATE is dedicated to expanding excellence in technician education and increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of industrial and engineering technicians to support business and industry and to encourage continued economic development.

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SCATE Inc. (non-profit): SCATE Inc. provides evaluation, promotes best practices, consults with educators, collaborates with private and public entities, and conducts research with a focus on serving two-year technical and community colleges.

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In the Spotlight

Mentor-Connect Offers Second-Chance and Moving-Up Mentoring
Paying it forward
The trek to Mentor-Connect
Congratulations to the 2020 selected Mentor Fellows

Mentor Fellow Web Post And SM

Mentor-Connect Helped Northland Team Build ATE Network that Led to Center Grant

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Summer Workshop Zooms In On Final Details for Proposal Submissions 

summer workshop

New Center Leaders are Mentor-Connect Alumni

John Beck Team

Evaluation Basics for Non-Evaluators

Evaluation Screenshot

EvaluATE, in partnership with Mentor-Connect created a basic orientation to evaluation for individuals who are planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Advanced Technological Education program.

View the tutorials here: http://www.evalu-ate.org/resources/evalbasics/.

New Interactive Maps

Mentor-Connect has collaborated with the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (Geo-Tech Center) at Jefferson Community and Technical College to develop a number of maps that provide information about the participating colleges and also about all other projects funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program.

Maps Test

See two sets of interactive maps for the locations of all Mentor-Connect Cohorts and NSF ATE Funded Projects since 2013.  Please start with Using the Maps to learn how to find information about the colleges and about the grants they have received. 

Collaborative Grant between Mentor-Connect and Science Foundation Arizona Forms HSI ATE HUB

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Congratulations to the following NSF ATE Award Grantees:
Bridegerland Applied Technology

Bridgerland Applied Technology College (UT) This college team (DUE# 1801154) will implement the “Scaling Up Utah's Automated Manufacturing Technician Pipeline" project. Pictured from left to right are: Mason Lefler, Principal Investigator; Scott Danielson, Co-Principal Investigator; and Matt Fuller, Co-Principal Investigator.

 

 

 

Brookhaven College

Brookhaven College (TX)

This college team (DUE# 1764427) will implement the “Integrating Construction Engineering and Geospatial Technician" project. Pictured from left to right are: Marilyn Lynch, Administrator; Jeffery Scott Sires, Principal Investigator; and Kathryn Wetzel, Co-Principal Investigator.

 

 

 

Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College (OR)

This college team (DUE# 1801181) will implement the “Creating Career Pathways for Manufacturing Systems Technicians" project. Pictured from left to right are: Charles Sekafetz, Principal Investigator; Peggy Greene, Grants Coordinator; and Steve Greco Co-Principal Investigator. 

 

 

 

McLennan Community College (TX)                      

Mc Lennan Community College (TX)

This college team (DUE# 1801147) will implement the “Enhancing Network and Cybersecurity Technician Careers in Collaboration with Industry" project. Pictured from left to right are: Cynthia Wagner, Principal Investigator; Fred Hills, Dean of Arts, Sciences and Business; and Cathy Prause Co-Principal Investigator.

 

News Alerts:
Paying it forward
The trek to Mentor-Connect
College Team Names Cobot “Osa” as Tribute to Mentor-Connect Mentor
Apply for Mentor-Connect
Get involved in STEM talent development
I AM ATE Interview with Tynisha Ferguson
Stronger bonds and new services
The joys of mentoring for Mentor-Connect
Florence-Darlington Tech awarded grant for nearly $3 million
2019 Mentor Fellows - An Opportunity for ATE Community Members
Funding roundup
Transforming colleges — and students’ lives
Mentor-Connect helps college start logistics tech program
Mentor-Connect leader demystifies institutional review boards
Mentor-Connect helps colleges fine-tune their proposals
National Science Foundation Project at FDTC to Help Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges Nationally
Mentor-Connect helps improve technician education programs
ATE-Affiliated Automotive Technology Program Attracts Tesla’s Attention
Hurricanes hasten need for tech program in Puerto Rico
Mentor-Connect names 2018 Mentor Fellows
The lasting impact of Mentor-Connect
Mentor-Connect Seeks Nominations for New Mentor Fellows Program
Mentor-Connect’s ‘phenomenal impact’
Help with Securing Your First, or Next, ATE Grant: The NSF ATE Program, Mentor-Connect, and Moving-On-Up!
Mentor-Connect Builds STEM Faculty Leaders While Demystifying NSF Application Process
As of June 15, 2017, NSF has a new Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program solicitation.  Solicitation applies to all proposal submissions for 2017 - 2019.
Archived Webinars:

Webinar: NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar is now available!

In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel produced a no-cost webinar that informed participants about NSF ATE Program benefits; what Mentor-Connect could offer; and how to apply and receive assistance via the 2019-20 Mentor-Connect Mentorship.

Associated Files Link: http://bit.ly/2kEkwuE

 

Webinar: Preparing Forms for your NSF ATE Proposal is now available!

In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel produced a no-cost webinar that highlighted specifics for correctly completing forms that are required in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant proposal. Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal.

Associated Files Link: https://bit.ly/2X3uWmL
(PowerPoint Slides and Tutorial)

 

EvaluATE, in partnership with Mentor-Connect created a basic orientation to evaluation for individuals who are planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Advanced Technological Education program.

View the tutorials here: http://www.evalu-ate.org/resources/evalbasics/.

 

Webinar: Preparing a Budget and Budget Justification for your NSF ATE Proposal is now available!

In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel provided a detailed cost-free technical assistance webinar highlighting all aspects of the budget and budget justification for those building competitive grant proposals for ATE.

Associated Files Link: http://bit.ly/39WgYYJ
(PowerPoint Slides, Handout, and Tutorial)

NSF ATE Program Opportunities & Mentor Connect Orientation
Grant Proposal Resources, Roadmaps, and Timelines
NSF Guidance on Financial Management of ATE Grants: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

Visual Resources

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