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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

1:00 – 5:00 pm           
Workshop A: Getting Started 

DGA Overview - Stephanie Gorman, National Science Foundation, VA

Portfolio Management: Connecting and Linking with Other Projects

Working with NSF ATE Technical Staff - Steven Buhneing, National Science Foundation, VA
    
1:00 – 4:00 pm            
Workshop B: The 411 on Managing Your Grant’s Deliverables, Schedule and Budget

The 411 on Managing Your Grant's Deliverables, Schedule and Budget

1:00 – 4:30 pm           
Workshop C: Recruiting and Retaining Students in Technical Programs – Successful Research Based Strategies

Community Colleges: Now More Than Ever - David Levinson, President, Norwalk Community College, CT
  
1:00 – 5:00 pm           
Workshop D: Strategies for Effective Project Evaluation

ATE Evaluation Workshop

ATE Annual Survey - Arlen Gullickson, Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, MI

6:00 – 7:30 pm           
Opening Plenary Session
Keynote Speaker: Clif McFeely, President, North Castle Communications, CT

Creating a Brainwave: Unlocking the Power of Marketing for ATE (PDF)


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

9:00 – 10:15 am         
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Strategies for Promoting Technology Careers to Students

Strategies for Promoting Technology Careers to Students Introduction

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) Presentation - Donna Milgram, Executive Director, IWITTS, CA

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science Handout

Global Manufacturing: It's Not Our Father's Industry - Stacey Wagner, National Association of Manufacturers, DC


Session 2: Keeping Faculty and Curriculum Current


Keeping Faculty and Curriculum Current - Robert Alldredge, Allan Hancock College, CA

Educating the Biotechnology Workforce - Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link, City College of San Francisco, CA

Keeping Faculty and Curriculum Current - Thomas O'Kuma, Lee College, TX

Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA): Curriculum Development Process - Erich Spengler, CSSIA, Moraine Valley Community College, IL


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

Sustaining Your Efforts - Jeff Arnold, National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, TX

Maximizing and Leveraging the Resources of Technology Centers - Karen Wosczyna Birch, Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, CT

Leveraging Resources and Sustaining Technology Centers and Programs - Michael Lesiecki, Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center, AZ


Session 4: Articulations - Opportunities and Challenges

Articulations: Opportunities and Challenges Introduction - Karen Oates, National Science Foundation, VA

Articulations: Opportunities and Challenges - Paul Hallacher, Pennsylvania State University, PA


10:30 – 11:45 am       
Concurrent Sessions


Session 1: Technical Programs – Here to Stay or Too Expensive to Maintain?
(This was a moderated panel discussion without PowerPoint presentations).


Session 2: Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds

Did You Know?

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds - Hilary Mason, Johnson and Wales University, RI


Session 3: Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom
(This session did not utilize PowerPoint presentations).


Session 4: Getting and Keeping Business and Industry Involved


Getting and Keeping Industry Involved - Paul Garza, Garza Consulting, CA


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

Workshop: An Emerging Career Field – Alternative Energy Technology

Arizona-Texas Consortium for Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies - Laskshmi Munukutla, Arizona State University Polytechnic, AZ              

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

Promising Practices in Short-Term ATE Professional Development               

Workshop: Developing Partnerships to Maximize Your Efforts in Recruiting and Retaining Women Other Target Populations
 
Recruitment Is IT - Ann Beheler, Convergence Technology Center, TX

Institute for Convergence of Optical & Network Systems (ICONS) - Pierre Thiry, City College of San Francisco, CA                   

Workshop: The Differentiated Classroom through Universal Design

A Differentiated Classroom - A Response to the Needs of All Students                                                    
  
Workshop:  Engaging Employers in Micro- and Nanotechnology Education

Engaging Employers in Micro- and Nanotechnology Education: Gauging Industry Workforce Needs

Engaging Employers in Micro- and Nanotechnology Education - Karen Halvorson, Dakota County Technical College, MN

Knowledge and Skills Needed by MEMS Technologists as Ascertained by Industry Survey and Job Profiling - Matthias Pleil, Central New Mexico Community College, NM

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

Clusters of Knowledge and Competency - Richard Seline, New Economy Strategies, LLC, DC                          


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

Workshop: Building and Sustaining Geospatial Technology Programs at Community Colleges

Building and Sustaining Geospatial Technology Programs - Philip Davis, Del Mar College, TX

Building and Sustaining the GIS and Technology Program at San Juan College - Keary Howley, San Juan College, NM

Developing a Vision and a Plan for a National Geospatial Technology Center - Deidre Sullivan, Monterey Peninsula College, CA

Envisioning a National Geospatial Technology Resource Center: Draft Executive Summary                                                   

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

Infusing Photonics to Increase Enrollments in Electronics Engineering Technology - Chrys Panayiotos, Indian River Community College, FL

Outreach CSSIA Best Practices - John Sands, Moraine Valley Community College, IL              
                                
Workshop: Problem-Based Learning – One Foundation, Two Perspectives

Problem Based Learning in Photonics Technology Education - Fenna Hanes, New England Board for Higher Education, MA                              

Workshop:  Technician 2.0

Technician 2.0                           

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