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Apply to Mentor-Connect if you…

  • Work for a community college that has not benefitted from National Science Foundation grant funding in the past 10 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.
Preparing Forms for your NSF ATE Proposal: Live 2017 Webinar
Thursday , May 11, 2017 01:00-02:30 PM

Online-MATEC Networks Webinar Host

Mentor-Connect provides a cost-free webinar to provide 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.

Webinar Participants will

  • Know the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals
  • Know what data to enter into each form associated with NSF ATE proposals
  • Learn the importance of providing consistent information on forms and other components of a proposal
  • Be alerted to common errors that can be avoided
  • Get answers to questions on completing required proposal forms

REGISTER HERE

2017 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC)
July 17-20, 201708:00-06:00 PM

Salt Lake City, The Grand America Hotel

SAVE THE DATE

2017 HITEC FlyerHI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills.

Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

Mentor-Connect cohort 5 participants will be invited to a special face-to-face meeting to learn more about HI-TEC and have devoted time with mentors, project staff, and fellow cohort colleagues.

For more information, go to http://highimpact-tec.org/

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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

Congratulations to the following NSF ATE Award Grantees:
Grayson College

Grayson College This college team (DUE# 1663851) will implement the “Boosting New Careers in Advanced Manufacturing Industries" project. Pictured from left to right are Steven Davis, Principal Investigator; Janis Thompson, Grant Writer/Program Development Specialist; and Alan McAdams, Co-Principal Investigator.

 

Front Range Community College

Front Range Community College This college team (DUE# 1700497) will implement the “Biotech Jumpstart: Building Competency and Career Awareness Through Scientific Inquiry" project. Pictured from left to right are: Maggie Richards, Co-Principal Investigator; Ann Riedl, Principal Investigator; Fan Yeung, Co-Principal Investigator; and Carol Fiol, Resource Development Director.

 

Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College This college team (DUE# 1700575) will implement the “Technician Training in Advanced Building Performance Analysis and Verification" project. Pictured from left to right are: Jeff Gannon, Co-Principal Investigator; Megan Brown, Director, Grants and Strategic Initiatives, Student Learning and Strategic Planning; and Andrew McMahan, Principal Investigator.

 

Westchester Community College

Westchester Community College This college team (DUE# 1700564) will implement the “Photonics and Laser Project." Pictured from left to right are: Stephen Leone, Co-Principal Investigator; Laurie MillerMcNeill, Co-Principal Investigator; and Kyriakos Ioannou, Principal Investigator.

 

North Arkansas College

North Arkansas College This college team (DUE# 1700632) will implement the “Effectively Delivering Networking and Cybersecurity Education in a Rural Environment" project. Pictured from left to right are: Cheryl Keymer, Co-Principal Investigator; Craig Cates, Principal Investigator; and Laura Berry, Co-Principal Investigator. Not pictured is Nikki Davidson, Co-Principal Investigator.

 

Alamance Community College

Alamance Community College This college team (DUE# 1700652) will implement the “Mechatronics Technology Institute" project. Pictured from left to right are: Carolyn Rhode, Authorized Organizational Representative; Paul Carr, Co-Principal Investigator; and Mohamad Haj-Mohamadi, Principal Investigator.

Learn more about what Alamance Community College intends to use their National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for...http://bit.ly/2mRjxSK.

 

News Alerts:
Mentor-Connect Builds STEM Faculty Leaders While Demystifying NSF Application Process
Effective January 30, 2017, NSF has a new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that should be followed. 

PPAPG Screenshot

 
NSF funding opportunities on the horizon
Connecting colleges to NSF-ATE grants
Mentor-Connect received HI-TEC Award at the 2016 HI-TEC Conference
HI-TEC Award Photo

Archived Webinars:
Webinar: Grant Proposal Resources, Roadmaps, and Timelines is now available!

This webinar will provide an insider’s look at unique characteristics of National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funding, particularly the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. Guidelines and timelines will be shared along with tips to keep in mind if you have previously been funded by NSF ATE for a smaller grant and aspire to submit a proposal for a larger scope of work. Resources specific to preparing a competitive NSF ATE grant proposal will be highlighted.

Affiliated Materials Link (i.e Associated Files Link): http://bit.ly/2njkXKq
(PowerPoint Slides)

Webinar: Preparing a Budget and Budget Justification is now available!

In this webinar, staff from 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.

Affiliated Materials Link (i.e Associated Files Link): http://bit.ly/2lXVkNy
(PowerPoint Slides, Handout, and a link to this webinar)

Tutorial Link: coming soon 
(A condensed shorter version of this webinar and materials)

Webinar: Small-Scale Evaluation is now available!

In this webinar, staff from EvaluATE and The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) provided information about the basics of small-scale evaluation, using a typical ATE small project as the case example. Small-scale projects need small-scale evaluation. Properly scoping an evaluation for a small project requires defining realistic process and outcome indicators and maximizing use of limited resources. In addition, evaluations need to be planned to produce timely and compelling evidence to set the stage for future funding and project growth. In the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, "small grants" are $200,000 or less over three years, awarded to community colleges that have not been funded by ATE within the past 10 years.

Affiliated Materials Link (i.e Associated Files Link): http://bit.ly/2kE5Avl
(PowerPoint Slides, Handout, and a link to this webinar)

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 inform participants about NSF ATE Program benefits, Mentor-Connect, and how to apply and receive assistance via the 2016-17 Mentor-Connect Mentorship.

Affiliated Materials Link (i.e Associated Files Link):
http://bit.ly/2cQHkPj - PowerPoint Slides

http://bit.ly/2cQXzQB - Handout

In this webinar, experts from the National Science Foundation addressed important information concerning financial management and grant management for ATE grant recipients and who to contact about what. The focus was on financial accounting issues and problems often seen in monitoring visits such as participant support, time and effort accounting, sub-awardees, record keeping, changes in scope, overload, and use of consultants. Participants had an opportunity to pose questions and get answers directly from NSF personnel.

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

In this webinar, staff from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) highlighted the process for filling out various forms that are required in the NSF ATE grant proposal process. Participants were able to learn the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals, what information needed to be entered into each form, the importance of providing consistent information on forms and other components of a proposals, and be alerted to common errors that can be avoided. Participants were also able to get answers to questions on completing required proposal forms.

Affiliated Materials Link (i.e Associated Files Link): http://bit.ly/1VfEYLF
(PowerPoint Slides, Handout, and a link to this webinar)

Tutorial Link: http://bit.ly/1sRqOp7.
(A condensed shorter version of this webinar and materials)

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