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  • Johnston Community College

    Big congratulations to Ryan Bradshaw, David Oliver, Daphne Lewis, and Brian Worley of Johnston Community College one of Mentor-Connect's Cohort 11 mentee teams.

    This dedicated team's hard work at JCC has paid off with a well-deserved $645,836 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an innovative simulated cyber range training environment with a focus on recruiting female students to cyber tech!

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    High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC)

    HI-TEC will be held this year in Kansas City, Missouri, from July 29 – August 1 

    Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-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 preparing America’s skilled 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 2024 Webinars




    HSI ATE: Strategies to Engage All Students in your Classroom 

    Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    11:00am – 12 noon ET

    NSF Annual & Project Outcomes Report

    Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

    Preparing Forms for your NSF ATE Project

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024

    2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

    NSF ATE Proposal Budget and Budget Justification 

    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

    Tips for including Recruitment and Retention Plans in your ATE Proposal

    Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    2:00pm-3:00pm ET

  • Inaugural cohort for ATE Future Leaders Fellows

    Matthew Swenson, a Mentor-Connect Mentor and Mentor Leader, was announced as one of the members of the inaugural cohort of the ATE Future Leaders Fellows program, a new initiative to help two-year college professionals develop their leadership skills and raise awareness of STEM technician education programs

  • SUNY Westchester Faculty Share Lessons Learned During HSI ATE Hub 2

    Culturally responsive pedagogy is more than a nice add-on according to Juan Rodriguez, Jr., and Sarah Belknap.

    The two community college educators have found that it’s an effective way to build rapport with students that facilitates learning and helps students—particularly Latinx and first-generation college students—persist in courses and in their pursuit of academic credentials.

    Rodriguez and Belknap are instructors at State University of New York (SUNY) Westchester Community College (WCC) where they have led the Hispanic Serving Institution Advanced Technological Education Hub 2 (HSI ATE Hub 2) project that tested a professional development model for helping community college faculty adopt culturally responsive instructional practices in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses.

  • SUNY Niagara Community College catalyzes small ATE-Grant obtained with Mentor-Connect mentoring into $5 million in support from multiple sources

    Brian Michel said, “There's no illusions here that none of it would have been possible without MentorConnect, and we're very much grateful to them for taking us on and working with us and shepherding us through the process.” Niagara’s Mentor-Connect project team in 2020 included Michel and co-principals investigators Mark Voisinet and Joseph Schmidt.

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