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CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

10:00 am – 7:30 pm    
Conference Registration
West Conference Foyer

10:00 am– 7:30 pm     
Internet Cafe
West Conference Foyer

1:00 – 5:00 pm           
Workshop A: Getting Started 
Ticket required
Palladian
    
1:00 – 4:00 pm            
Workshop B: The 411 on Managing Your Grant’s Deliverables, Schedule and Budget
Ticket required
Diplomat

1:00 – 4:30 pm           
Workshop C: Recruiting and Retaining Students in Technical Programs – Successful Research Based Strategies
Ticket required
Empire
  
1:00 – 5:00 pm           
Workshop D: Strategies for Effective Project Evaluation
Ticket required
Congressional 

3:30 – 6:00 pm            
Showcase I Set-up
Exhibit Hall

6:00 – 7:30 pm           
Opening Plenary Session
Elizabeth Teles, Lead Program Director, ATE, National Science Foundation, VA
Linda L. Slakey, Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, VA
George R. Boggs, President and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges, DC
Keynote Speaker: Clif McFeely, President, North Castle Communications, CT
Regency

"Creating a Brainwave: Unlocking the Power of Marketing for ATE"
ATE programs can attract and enroll more students by using youth marketing strategies that have not only logical, but also emotional appeal. The ATE student pipeline can be addressed through marketing strategies that excite and motivate middle school and high school students in math and science.

7:30 – 10:00 pm          
Showcase I and Welcome Reception
Exhibit Hall

10:00 – 10:45 pm        
Showcase I Breakdown
Exhibit Hall
 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

7:30 am – 6:00 pm      
Conference Registration
West Conference Foyer

7:30 – 8:45 am            
Showcase II Set-up
Exhibit Hall

7:30 – 8:45 am           
Continental Breakfast
Regency

7:30 – 8:45 am           
ATE Student/Alum Recognition Breakfast
By Invitation Only
Hampton 

7:30 am – 6:00 pm      
Internet Cafe
West Conference Foyer

7:30 am – 6:00 pm       
ATE Resource Centers Dissemination Station – Making Your Project Dissemination a Priority
Committee

7:45 – 8:45 am            
Breakfast Roundtables
Regency

9:00 – 10:00 am          
Moving Up in the Ranks – Building on Technical Skills
Session Open to ATE Students
Congressional

9:00 – 10:15 am         
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Strategies for Promoting Technology Careers to Students
Palladian

Session 2: Keeping Faculty and Curriculum Current
Diplomat

Session 3: Maximizing and Leveraging the Resources of Technology Centers on Your Campus
Empire

Session 4: Career Pathways, Articulation Agreements, and Lifelong Learning for Technicians
Ambassador

10:15 – 10:30 am        
Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:45 am       
Concurrent Sessions


Session 1: Technical Programs – Here to Stay or Too Expensive to Maintain?
Palladian
    
Session 2: Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
Diplomat

Session 3: Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom
Empire 

Session 4: Getting and Keeping Business and Industry Involved
Ambassador    

12:00 – 2:30 pm        
Showcase II and Lunch
Exhibit Hall

2:30 – 3:15 pm          
Showcase II Breakdown

2:45 – 3:45 pm          
Workshops and Discussion Sessions

Workshop: Increasing the Student Pipeline
Embassy                        

Workshop: An Emerging Career Field – Alternative Energy Technology
Congressional A              

Workshop: Promising Practices in Short-Term ATE Professional Development – Research and Reality
Congressional B              

Discussion Session: Multiple Perspectives on Developing and Maintaining Faculty Technical Skills
Regency                       
  
Discussion Session: Undergraduate Research – Discovering the Role of Community Colleges
Regency                          
  
Discussion Session: Business Strategies that Engage Students and Faculty in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Empire                            

Discussion Session: RRBEC Student Interns Investigate Agriculture Biotechnology
Palladian                        

Discussion Session: ATE Student Voices - Student Engagement from the Student Perspective
Palladian                         

Workshop: Developing Partnerships to Maximize Your Efforts in Recruiting and Retaining Women Other Target Populations
Ambassador                    

Discussion Session: Learning Communities for Underprepared Students
Forum                            

Workshop: The Differentiated Classroom through Universal Design
Diplomat                        

Discussion Session: Community College Internships and NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research Program
Senate                           

Discussion Session: Technology and Pedagogy in an Urban Environment
Cabinet                          

Discussion Session: Techniques for Entrepreneurship in the Tech Classroom
Regency                          
  
Discussion Session:  Many Paths to the Same End – or Not? A Conversation about Problem-Based, Scenario-Based, and Case-Based Learning
Empire                            
  
Workshop:  Engaging Employers in Micro- and Nanotechnology Education
Hampton                        

Discussion Session: Strategies for Serving Life Science Companies
Regency                         

Workshop: Clusters of Industry vs. Clusters of Knowledge – Assessing Trends and Impacts on ATE Programs
Capitol                           

Discussion Session: Unraveling “Impact Threads” within a Project Evaluation Process
Council                           

Discussion Session: Electronic Systems Concept Inventory
Regency                          


4:00 – 5:00 pm         
Workshops and Discussion Sessions

Workshop: Building and Sustaining Geospatial Technology Programs at Community Colleges
Hampton                          

Discussion Session: Comprehensive Design Education in Support of a Knowledge Based Economy
Council                              
   
Discussion Session: Meeting Workforce Needs through Professional Development in the Clean Tech Economy
Palladian                          

Discussion Session: Enhancing the K-6(8) Pre-service Teacher Education Math and Science Curriculum
Cabinet                             
  
Workshop: Professional Development for Community College Faculty – Two Models that Work
Congressional B                  
  
Discussion Session:  Teaching the New Learner Empowered with Technology      
Regency                             

Workshop: Recruiting and Retaining Students in Advanced Manufacturing Careers Using STEM Activities that Create “Buzz”
Ambassador                        

Workshop: Building the “High School Pipeline” through Career Pathways to Provide Well-Prepared Students
Congressional A                   

Discussion Session: Marketing and Promoting Your ATE Programs
Regency                              

Discussion Session: Virtual Factory—Pipedream or Possibility?
Forum                                 

Workshop: Problem-Based Learning – One Foundation, Two Perspectives
Capitol                                

Workshop:  Technician 2.0
Diplomat                             

Workshop: CWIS—Open-Source Digital Library Software for Organizing Online Resources
Embassy                              
  
Discussion Session: Digital Interactive Simulation and Game Technology
Regency                            
  
Discussion Session:  IT Workforce Study
Empire                                

Discussion Session: Using Big-Picture Meetings to Generate Strategic Support
Regency                              

Discussion Session: ATE Regional Centers as Workforce Intermediaries
Palladian                             

Discussion Session: Targeted Research for Technicians
Senate                                

Discussion Session:  Effectiveness of Digital Visual Literacy in Computer Literacy Curriculum
Empire                                

4:30 – 5:15 pm        
Student Showcase Session Set-up
Exhibit Hall

5:15 – 6:30 pm       
Student Showcase Session and Refreshments
Exhibit Hall


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

7:30 am –12:00 pm 
Conference Registration
West Conference Foyer

7:30 – 8:45 am        
Showcase III Set-up
Exhibit Hall

7:30 – 8:45 am       
Continental Breakfast
Regency

7:30 – 10:00 am      
Internet Cafe
Executive

7:45 – 8:45 am       
Breakfast Roundtables
Regency

9:00 – 10:00 am      
Plenary Session
Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Director, Division of Research and Learning in Informal Settings
  National Science Foundation, VA
Keynote Speaker: Norman L. Augustine, Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, MD
Regency

"Is America Falling off the Flat Earth?"
Join this discussion on America’s competitiveness in today’s global marketplace. Learn how the American system of higher education, with its network of two-year and four-year colleges and universities, will need to evolve to address the realities of new worldwide markets.
 

10:00 – 12:30 pm   
Showcase III and Lunch
Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 12:30 pm   
Student Focus Group and Lunch
By Invitation Only
Diplomat

12:30 – 1:15 pm     
Showcase III Breakdown

12:45 – 3:00 pm     
ATE Center Directors Meeting
ATE Center Staff Only
Palladian

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