Addressing STEM Workforce Needs in a Virtual World – How ATE Grants Can Help and Why You Should Apply
Event Date(s): Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 01:00pm to 02:30pm EDT
This webinar is designed to provide an introduction to the NSF ATE program and to encourage colleges to submit ATE proposals by the October 1, 2020 deadline. If you have colleagues that may find this information of interest and could benefit from applying for ATE funding, please share this information with them. We thank you for your assistance!
Addressing STEM Workforce Needs in a Virtual World – How ATE Grants Can Help and Why You Should Apply Wednesday, June 17, 2020 • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
For more than 25 years, the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has awarded competitive grants, with an emphasis on two-year colleges, to test innovative ideas for improving STEM technician education in the advanced technology fields that are important to the nation’s economic health and security. Community colleges nationwide, in response to Covid-19, are challenged to develop strategies to successfully deliver hands-on content in an online environment such as through virtual labs, simulations, and augmented and virtual reality. Join us to learn how ATE grants have been successfully used to create innovative curriculum, technologies, and authentic learning experiences in virtual environments; about the critical value of preparing students with STEM technical skills in a current- and post-pandemic economy; and what you need to do to apply for NSF ATE funding.
Jonathan Beck, Executive Director and PI, National Center for Autonomous Technologies, Northland Community and Technical College, MN
V. Celeste Carter, Lead ATE Program Director, National Science Foundation, VA
Kevin Cooper, PI, RCNET and Dean of Advanced Technology, Indian River State College, FL
Michele Norgren, Director and PI, VESTA National Center, MOS