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What is ATE?

With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the National Science Foundation's ATE (Advanced Technological Education) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

The Close it Summit
Sep 25 Chicago, Illinois
Connected Fleets USA 2017
Sep 26 Atlanta, Georgia
BPA/DECA Fall Leadership Conference
Sep 27 Norman, Oklahoma
Preparing for a Virtual Career Fair
Sep 29
2017 AAPA Convention
Oct 1 Long Beach, California
Drone World Expo 2017
Oct 3 San Jose Convention Center, CA
Lasers in Manufacturing Symposium
Oct 5 Ottumwa, IA
TAG Fall Tech Conference
Oct 8 Bellingham, WA
CAE Virtual Career Fair
Oct 13
SPIE Optifab
Oct 16 Rochester, NY
The SPIE Optifab 2017 Exhibition
Oct 17 Rochester, New York
National Coalition of Advanced...
Oct 19 Portland, Oregon
2017 ATE Conference
Oct 23 Washington, DC
Commercial UAV Expo 2017
Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV
National Career Pathways Network...
Oct 26 St. Louis, Missouri
Writing in the Disciplines Workshop in...
Oct 26 Jacksonville, FL
Promoting Student Success in Math at...
Oct 26 Morganton, NC
Writing in the Disciplines workshop at...
Oct 27 Morganton, NC
Project Access and Writing in the...
Oct 27 Jacksonville, FL
Writing in the Disciplines Workshop in...
Nov 2 Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Writing in the Disciplines Workshop in...
Nov 2 Jacksonville, FL
M-STEM 2017
Nov 4 Hampton, VA
FABTECH Show 2017
Nov 6 Chicago, Illinois
2017 NICE Conference & Expo: Challenging...
Nov 6 Dayton, OH
NICE Conference & Expo
Nov 7 Dayton, OH
NABT 2017 Conference
Nov 9 St. Louis, MO
GeoFest 2017
Nov 11 Rochester, NY
NTHS State Leadership Conference
Nov 16 Owasso, OK
Pacific Marine Expo
Nov 16 Seattle, WA
Auto STEAM Days
Dec 5 Warren, MI
ACTE'S Career Tech Vision 2017
Dec 6 Nashville, TN
Winter Working Connections 2017
Dec 11
HICSS 2018
Jan 3 Big Island, HI
CareerTech Teacher Academy Session 2
Jan 24 Oklahoma City, OK
SXSW EDU 2018 Conference & Festival
Mar 5 Austin, TX
LAK 18
Mar 5 Austrailia
NSTA 2018 National Conference
Mar 15 Atlanta, GA
2018 Annual AERA Meeting
Apr 13 New York City, NY
ACM CHI Conference
Apr 21 Canada

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Nominate a Project for the 2018-19 ATE Impacts Book!

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The newest version of the very popular ATE Impacts Book will be published in 2018 and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ATE program, as well as highlighting the amazing work of the ATE community.  And, along with providing information about the ATE centers, this next version of the publication will also include information about 24 ATE projects and their impacts.

How will the featured projects be chosen?  We're glad you asked!

We are currently accepting nominations for projects from the community–this means that you can nominate yourself or another project that you think is doing innovative and exemplary work.  Please download a copy of the ATE Impacts Project Nomination Form that explains what we need in order to consider a project for inclusion in the 2018-19 book.  Please fill out the nomination form and return it to us (along with the required materials) by October 13th at ATEimpacts@scout.wisc.edu. Please keep in mind that in order to be included, nominated projects must be funded through at least part of 2018.

So put your thinking caps on and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions – email us at ATEimpacts@scout.wisc.edu.

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Free ATE Central Digital Archiving Webinar

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Please sign up now and join ATE Central for a free webinar designed to help ATE grantees and others understand the importance of digital archiving for the ATE community. On September 19, 2017 at 2pm EDT, ATE Central's Kendra Bouda and Rachael Bower will discuss what digital archiving is, why archiving benefits ATE, and how ATE Central can help with your project or center’s archiving efforts. Whether you’re just getting started with ATE and want to learn how to meet the new NSF ATE archiving requirement or you've been part of the community for a while, join us to learn more about sustaining and sharing your project deliverables beyond the life of your ATE funding.

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Community Colleges Selected for MentorLinks

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In a recent press release by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), it was announced that eleven new colleges have been selected to participate in MentorLinks though ATE with funding from the National Science Foundation. A team of eleven community colleges and eleven individual mentors were selected through a competitive peer review process and represent innovative projects in advanced manufacturing, engineering technology, environmental technology, information technologies, agricultural technology and cybersecurity.

To learn more about the newly selected community college mentors, please visit the press release on AACC’s website.

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2017 ATE PI Conference - Session Proposal Submissions!

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Just a reminder to those in the ATE Community that the 2017 ATE PI Conference is coming up in just a couple of months - October 23-25 in Washington DC.  If you are attending and would like to share the exciting impacts and deliverables of your project or center work, now is the time to submit your session proposal - the deadline is August 24th. And of course, don't forget to register for the conference and get your hotel room in place too.  We look forward to seeing you there in October!!

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Learn More About ATE!

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Thinking about writing an ATE proposal?  Want to learn more about the new ATE solicitation?  If you're headed to HI-TEC next week it's a great opportunity to learn more about the program and the community.  Visit the exhibit hall to meet ATE project and center PIs and staff (ATE Central is at booth #104) or join ATE's lead program officer Celeste Carter (pictured here) at the one of several sessions to deepen your understanding of ATE and other NSF funding opportunities.  Check out the HI-TEC conference program to learn more!

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