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.
Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigator's (ATE PI) Conference 2018
October 23-25, 2019
Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, D.C.
Celebrating 25 Years!
"Innovation & Impact: ATE For the Future"
The American Association of Community Colleges, with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will hold the 26th National ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference is by invitation only and will bring together approximately 850 NSF ATE grantees and their project partners to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country participate in the conference. Conference attendees represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and 4-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas, such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others..
For more information visit the ATE PI conference site:https://www.aacc.nche.edu/programs/advanced-technological-education/ate-conference-2019/
To register, click here!
Also at Your Service
Teaching Technicians: The nation’s premier destination for information related to professional development for technician and related STEM educators.
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.
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.
In the Spotlight
Evaluation Basics for Non-Evaluators
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.
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.
Applications may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time within two years after the date on which a proposal was declined.
Applications may be submitted via email to email@example.com either six months before the completion of a (current) New-to-ATE project or two years after the New-to-ATE project has been completed.
Congratulations to the following NSF ATE Award Grantees:
Bridegerland Applied Technology
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.
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
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)
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.
Help with Securing Your First, or Next, ATE Grant: The NSF ATE Program, Mentor-Connect, and Moving-On-Up!
As of June 15, 2017, NSF has a new Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program solicitation. Solicitation applies to all proposal submissions for 2017 - 2019.
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 ((DUE# 1501183 & DUE#1840856) 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 2018-19 Mentor-Connect Mentorship.
Associated Files Link: Coming Soon...email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy now.
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 (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) 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: http://bit.ly/2QtVPMh
(PowerPoint Slides and Tutorial)
Webinar: Evaluation Basics for Non evaluators is now available!
In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) & EvaluATE provided information about the basics of small-scale evaluation, using a typical ATE small project as the case example.
Associated Files Link: http://bit.ly/2JgFmaV
(PowerPoint Slides, Handout, and Q&A)
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 (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) 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.
PowerPoint Slides: http://bit.ly/2FqxAJe
Tutorial Link: http://bit.ly/2Hbtzdm
(A condensed shorter version of this webinar and materials)