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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

10:00 am – 8:00 pm    
Conference Registration
West Conference Foyer

10:00 am – 7:30 pm     
Internet Cafe
Executive

1:00 – 5:00 pm           
Workshop A: Getting Started
Ticket required
Palladian
David Campbell, Program Director, National Science Foundation, VA
Wesley Lumpkin, ATE Science Assistant, National Science Foundation, VA
K.C. Baukin, Branch Chief, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation, VA
Kim Bub, Grants and Agreement Specialist, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science
Foundation, V
Rashawn Farrior, Grants and Agreement Specialist, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation, VA Pamela Hawkins, Team Leader, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation, VA
Arlen Gullickson, Consultant, Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Lori Wingate, Project Manager, Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, MI

This workshop is recommended for all principal investigators, co-principal investigators and other team members involved in newly awarded projects and centers in FY09. Others who may find the workshop useful include new awardees in FY08 and other project personnel from prior years who have recently become involved in ATE projects and centers. The workshop will be divided into three parts: (1) ATE Program Issues. Topics to be covered include reporting requirements such as annual and final reports, working with NSF program officers, changes in project personnel or scope, data collection, FastLane and other reporting systems, use of Advisory Boards and National Visiting Committees, preparing project highlights for NSF and others, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and many other relevant topics. (2) Financial Management and Grant Management Issues. This section will focus on financial accounting issues and discuss in detail problems often seen in monitoring visits such as participant support, time and effort accounting, subawardees, record keeping, changes in scope, overload, and use of consultants. (3) Evaluation. This segment will address building in evaluation from the start of your project or center. The ATE program has an annual survey of all projects and centers that have been active for more than one year. Additional evaluation topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, evaluation design, methods and instrumentation, resources for learning about productive evaluation, the roles of internal and external evaluators, and evaluation challenges. 

1:00 – 5:00 pm           
Workshop B: Financial Management
Ticket required
Diplomat
K.C. Baukin, Branch Chief, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation, VA
Rashawn Farrior, Grants and Agreement Specialist, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation, VA
Pamela Hawkins, Team Leader, Division of Grants and Agreements, National Science Foundation, VA
Rosalind Jackson-Lewis, Project Director, Cost Analysis and Audit Resolutions, National Science      Foundation, VA
Harinder Singh, Cost Analyst, Cost Analysis and Audit Resolutions, National Science Foundation, VA

This workshop is strongly recommended for teams from community colleges that are managing large ATE awards or that have had limited experience with NSF. The grant should have been in operation for at least a year. The participants must include (1) the PI; and (2) someone from the lead partner institution that has jurisdiction over and understanding of the institution's accounting policies and procedures. Typically, this second person has the title of comptroller, finance director, grants accountant, or fiscal coordinator. A third participant may be the project director or someone on the lead partner's administrative team who is responsible for tracking and monitoring award expenditures and commitments. Among the topics to be discussed are: (1) Role of the PI, project director, and awardee's ATE administrative staff in financial oversight, record keeping, and monitoring of ATE activities. (2) Financial Report (annual and cumulative). (3) Carry-over funds - how to address in an annual report, implementation plan, and budget for ensuing project year. (4) Reporting on and accounting for non-NSF funds supporting ATE. (5) Budgets - moving funds among budget line items. (6) Record keeping and how long financial documents must be retained. (7) Subaward monitoring. (8) Consultants. (9) Participant support, meals, and refreshments. (10) Time and Effort Reporting. (11) Changes in PI, Co-PI, or other key personnel.

1:00 – 4:30 pm        
Workshop C: Keep the Ball Rolling - Sustaining Projects through Dissemination
Ticket required
Congressional
Deborah Boisvert, Principal Investigator, BATEC, University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA
Tora Johnson, Director and Instructor, GIS Service Center & Laboratory, University of Maine at Machias,     ME
Gordon Snyder, Executive Director, National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center), MA
Deidre Sullivan, Director, Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, Monterey Peninsula    College, CA
Michael Lesiecki, Executive Director, Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC), AZ 
Elaine Johnson, Director, Bio-Link, City College of San Francisco, CA

A major focus of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) ATE program is that grantees share the materials created, knowledge gained, and lessons learned from a given project. Project outcomes are shared with other NSF programs and projects, but it also has a much broader distribution to educational institutions nationwide. Such dissemination of ATE project information is often essential to sustaining a project after NSF funding ceases. Sustainability further depends on scaling up pilot projects, developing partnerships, and establishing fee-for-service or other alternative funding models. This workshop will help participants respond to the challenges of sustaining ATE work. Presenters will discuss the various methods for dissemination and other promising practices for overcoming barriers to sustainability and will examine how these various methods can support a sustainable program. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to incorporate one or more of these practices into a sample sustainability plan for their ATE programs.

1:00 – 4:30 pm           
Workshop D: Green Jobs and Technician Education Programs
Ticket required
Hampton
Debra Rowe, President, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
Kathleen Alfano, Director, CREATE ATE Center, CA
Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development, DC
Julia Feder, Manager of K-12 and Higher Education, U.S. Green Building Council, DC
Dennis Faber, Principal Investigator, TIME Center, MD
Michael Galiazzo, Executive Director, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, MD
Sonia Wallman, Executive Director, Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative, NH
Ann Beheler, Principal Investigator, Convergence Technology Center, TX
Kim Yohannan, Industry Education, EMC Corporation, MA
Barbara Anderegg, Director, Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology, WI
Kathryn Mannes, Director, Center for Workforce and Economic Development, AACC, DC
Elizabeth Salerno, Director, Industry Data and Analysis, American Wind Energy Association, DC
Rina Singh, Director, Industrial and Environmental, Biotechnology Industry Association, DC

A “green job” is a phrase often heard with a myriad of definitions.  This workshop will provide an overview of the current information on green job classifications and informational resources on the projected future needs in a variety of industry areas.  In many cases the emerging jobs that are described in these categories have a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and abilities in various multi-skilled combinations. This session will examine the challenges these needs impose on educational programs and training for students.  Learn how green jobs extend beyond renewable energy and energy efficiency and the models available to help qualify the needs and help support these emerging markets in your state or region.  Industry presenters will discuss what “green” means in their sectors, where they see the need in the next two to three years, how regions can better determine the emerging jobs and appropriate educational responses, and how this will impact technician education curriculum and STEM program offerings regionally at community colleges. 

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

6:00 – 7:30 pm           
Opening Plenary Session
Regency Ballroom

"America's Energy Challenges - The Role of Science and Technology"
Keynote Speaker:  Randy Udall, former director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)

As we move into an era of higher prices, energy will be a defining challenge of the 21st Century. Throughout the energy landscape, from the oil patch to the wind farm, employees are in demand. Today, the nation has many more heart surgeons than directional drillers or wind turbine mechanics. Looking ahead, what new skills, training, and occupations will be central to meeting our energy needs?

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

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

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

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/Alumni Recognition Breakfast
By Invitation Only

7:30 am – 6:00 pm      
Internet Cafe
Executive

7:45 – 8:45 am           
Breakfast Roundtables
Regency

9:00 – 10:15 am         
Plenary Session
Regency

"Education for a Green and Sustainable Future"
Keynote Speaker: Debra Rowe, President, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

What is the essential role of community colleges in creating a green and sustainable future?  What does it mean to include "green and sustainability thinking" in all college disciplines and programs? How can we help our students be literate about our sustainability challenges and engaged in solutions?  Dr. Debra Rowe will describe national and international trends, curricular and campus culture opportunities, and resources to help make sustainability vibrant in your institution and your surrounding community.

10:15 – 10:30 am       
Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:45 am       
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Online Impact - Tapping Twitter, Facebook and Other Tools
Palladian
Marilyn Barger, Executive Director and PI, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), FL
Grace Esteban, Instructional Technologies Graduate Student, Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Center (MPCIT), CA
Julie Foreman, Associate Director of Partnerships & Communications, National Center for 
Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), TX
Michael Qaissaunee, Co-PI, National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center) and Professor, Brookdale Community College, NJ
Moderator: Gordon Snyder, Executive Director, National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center), MA

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube along with blogging and audio are exploding and your students and constituents are on them.  Want to join in? ATE community experts will discuss the tips and tactics you will need to promote your work and interact using these new tools. This will be a "How To" panel featuring both the big picture and the individual steps necessary to get started.

Session 2: Defining the Energy Technologies Services Workforce
Diplomat
Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), DC
Ellen Kabat Lensch, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), IA

In late 2007, ATEEC conducted a national forum for defining energy technology. The goal of the forum was to define and validate changes in the energy technology industry.  With the advent of new technology, the increased role of energy in national security, changes in national and regional regulatory compliance, and the changing demands of industry called for a realignment of academia, industry, business and government. The result of this forum was the report, Defining Energy Technologies and Services. In early 2009, NSF approached ATEEC to conduct regional energy conversations at community colleges across the country to see if there are regional differences in the energy workforce.  Four of these conversations have been conducted to date with two more scheduled. During the same time period, CEWD has been partnering with electric and natural gas energy companies to identify the workforce implications of the changes in energy technology coupled with the aging utility workforce and the increased demand for skilled workers. CEWD has analyzed the gaps in workforce supply and demand in key technician categories and developed the “Get Into Energy Career Pathways Model” as a guideline for workforce development efforts in this field. Results from these conversations and the potential programming ramifications will be discussed.

Session 3: Doing Research on Technician Education in Community Colleges
Empire

Darrell Hull, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, TX
Gloria Rogers, Associate Executive Director of Professional Services, ABET, MD
Wayne Welch, Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, MN
Moderator: Liesel Ritchie, Assistant Director for Research, Natural Hazards Center, University of
Colorado, CO

The ATE program has solicited proposals to perform research targeted on technician education to inform stakeholders about why projects work, with whom, and under what circumstances. In particular, ATE has a strong interest in investigating the effects of its programmatic attempts to increase and improve the quality and diversity of students engaged in technician education in the U.S.; the quality of the programs to educate them; the collaborative partnerships between business/industry and education institutions; and the sustainability of these efforts. In 2008, the ATE program funded nine research studies under the umbrella of the Discovering the Educational Consequences of ATE (DECA) project to jump start research into technician education. This session will feature a brief overview of the DECA project with the majority of time dedicated to a facilitated discussion to learn about research of interest to the audience and to address issues associated with conducting research in a community college setting.  Some questions to be addressed include: What specific types of ATE-related research are currently needed? To what extent are research questions raised by ATE PIs, business/industry, and research similar or different? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with conducting research in a community college setting? What incentives are there for ATE PIs to engage in research or facilitate others’ research efforts?

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

2:30 – 3:15 pm          
Showcase II Breakdown

2:45 – 5:00 pm          
Birds of a Feather Sessions

The Birds of a Feather or disciplinary networking sessions are designed to give participants an opportunity to meet colleagues with similar interests and discover what they are doing. Conference evaluations from past years have indicated that participants wanted more opportunities to network with like projects and centers. These sessions will feature small group breakouts to provide participants the opportunity to share promising practices, resources, and lessons learned; collaborate on future endeavors; and establish professional networks and communities of practice.  ATE project and center teams are advised to divide their attendees among the different Birds of a Feather sessions to cover more ground at the conference and to benefit from multiple contacts.  To help facilitate discussion and ongoing communication following the conference, participants are asked to bring 50 copies of a one-page overview of their projects to share. The one-page overview should include key contact information and briefly describe your project’s vision, goals, and activities.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources
Congressional A
Michelle Norgren, PI, VESTA Regional Center of Excellence, Missouri State University, MO

Do you have an interest in environmental issues, natural resources or agriculture?  Here is your chance to meet with other projects and centers that have these areas as their focus.  In this casual “Birds of a Feather” session, each participant will have an opportunity to share an overview of their program activities, goals, objectives, successes and challenges. This session will provide participants the opportunity to work in small groups to discuss a multitude of topics of common interest. Suggested topics might include the impact of “green” technologies on the job market, the impact of new and emerging technologies on job availability, or the impact of 21st century instructional technologies on traditional 20th century educational practice. Ultimately, the topics discussed will be guided by the participants in a format designed to draw on the synergy of the group to develop a community of problem solving and support. 

Biotechnology
Palladian
Elaine Johnson, Executive Director, Bio-Link, City College of San Francisco, CA

Biotechnology skills-based programs are ever changing as they align with the developing workforce needs of a growing industry.  As a participant in this interactive session, you will learn about and describe projects in green biotechnology, stem cell research, biofuels, synthetic biology, bioinformatics, biomanufacturing, bioMEMS, and related areas.  In addition, there will be a discussion of the use of Web 2.0 tools to enhance communication among partners. There will be ample time to share materials and ideas. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration and resources. There will be exposure to methods for scaling-up successful projects and adapting good ideas. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a broader understanding of biotechnology programs and the various ways of preparing individuals for rewarding careers. You will gain a new appreciation for advances in biotechnology education and meet with experienced leaders and share key lessons learned.

Chemical Processing and Refining Technology
Congressional B
Bill Raley, Dean, Technical and Workforce Education, College of the Mainland, TX

This interactive session will focus on the advances in curriculum and education of the fast-paced and industry driven fields of chemical processing and refining technology. These education paths offer multiple opportunities for students to obtain hands-on experience. With the current emphasis on green technology and conservation efforts, we will discuss promising practices for implementing green technology and sustainability into your current curriculum. In addition, the session will feature an open discussion on the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with industry, and a brainstorm on how best to collaborate and assist one another in our efforts.

Energy Production and Energy Efficiency
Regency
Kathleen Alfano, Director, CREATE ATE Center, CA
Ellen Kabat Lensch, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy
Center (ATEEC), IA
Julia Feder, Manager of K-12 and Higher Education; U.S. Green Building Council, DC
Michelle Myers, Manager of Labor, Health, and Safety Policy, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), DC
Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), DC

The interactive session will begin with industry and ATE center experts describing the current state of energy programming at community colleges and within organizations such as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) from production to energy efficiency. Topics included will be types of programs, professional development opportunities, curricula, career ladders, and certifications. The second part of the session will consist of a facilitated, interactive brainstorm to focus upon and highlight the potential gaps, promising practices, and collaborative methods to ensure programming is meeting the needs of the growing energy field.

Engineering Technology
Empire
Matthias Pleil, Principal Investigator, Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), NM

Engineering technology education focuses on the applied aspects of science and engineering. There are several ATE projects and centers that support these cross-disciplinary technologies including, but not limited to, photonics, nano, micro, and materials technologies. With this inherent diversity, there are also many areas of overlap. This interactive session is designed to bring together engineering technology “Birds of a Feather,” to allow participants the opportunity to introduce themselves, their projects and core competencies, and to begin to create a community of practice. The main goal of the session is to provide a venue to find out what each of us is doing and to discuss issues of importance. Topics to consider include emerging and green technology’s impact on our stakeholders and how we will evolve to meet their needs; and how we can, as a group, best leverage our core competencies to develop into an effective community of practice, and continue the discussion after the ATE conference.

Geospatial Technologies
Cabinet

Phillip Davis, Director, GeoTech Center, TX
David DiBiase, Director, Dutton e-Education Institute, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Vince DiNoto, Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives, Jefferson Community and Technical College, KY
Mike Rudibaugh, Professor of Geography, Lake Land College, IL
Ann Johnson, Community College Manager of Higher Education, ESRI, NV
Kenneth Yanow, Professor of Earth and Space Science, Southwestern College, CA

The Geospatial Technologies “Birds of a Feather” session will feature a brief introduction to the new GeoTech Center initiatives including the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Industry Matrix to identify a common core competency set for GIS technicians; a new national map of two-year college geospatial web services; leading-edge research in using remote desktop access to GIS “Software As A Service” (SAAS); technology updates on the latest ESRI ArcInfo 9.4; innovative uses of GIS as a general education elective; and the use of geospatial technology across STEM disciplines to visualize project impact and evaluation. The majority of the session will focus on providing attendees time to discuss their own needs and ideas, projects, proposals, and opportunities for collaboration.

Information and Communications Technologies
Diplomat
Gordon Snyder, Executive Director, National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center), MA

This interactive session will focus on Information and Communications Technologies projects and centers and is designed to give participants an opportunity to discover what others are doing and discuss issues of importance. The session will begin with a brief introduction of each center and project in attendance and then provide participants an opportunity to self-select into smaller focus groups.  The breakout groups will discuss the following: How does green thinking impact careers in your discipline and region of the country? How will education address new green-based technologies? What trends and opportunities are emerging? Do these create demand for new courses or programs? On what new initiatives is your center or project working? Where would like to collaborate; and how can we continue to connect?

Information Assurance, Secure Logistics and Forensics Technologies
Governors
Erich Spengler, Executive Director, Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), IL
John Sands, Co-Principal Investigator, Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), IL

This session will allow Information Assurance, Secure Logistics and Forensics Technologies project and center managers to gather together and discuss the trends, needs, challenges, and successes of our programs. In addition, this session will provide an opportunity to plan initiatives and events where opportunities exist to collaborate and work together. The Information Assurance, Secure Logistics and Forensics Technologies professions are quickly maturing, resulting in greater growth, specialization, governance, and standardization—all of which will require us to transform our programs to meet business and industry needs. Attendees are asked to share their experiences and research data.  The session will address several specific issues that directly impact our programs, such as virtualization, risk management, identity management, the explosive growth of social networks and mobile computing, converging technologies, and micro specialization of the workforce.

Learning and Evaluation
Embassy
Deborah Boisvert, Director, BATEC, University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA
Lori Wingate, Project Manager, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, MI

“Green” has become the current way of thinking. Session participants will discuss ways in which “Green thinking” has impacted jobs in their disciplinary and geographic areas, and how this impact is creating a demand for different educational approaches. Many ATE centers and projects offer extensive teaching and learning resources such as workshops, consultation, and peer mentoring, which are designed to assist educators in addressing the challenges of today’s classroom. It is imperative that theses resources benefit the overall ATE program in its efforts to broadly apply its innovations to technological education nationally. This session will explore ways to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative approaches to teaching and learning by analyzing the impact of professional development, the resultant impact on teaching practices, and the consequential effect on student learning. Participants will share their own experiences, identify measureable outcomes, and discuss promising practices in evaluation that can demonstrate the impact of pedagogical reform.

Manufacturing Technologies
Ambassador
Dennis Faber, Principal Investigator, TIME Center, MD
Michael Galiazzo, Executive Director, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, MD

This session will offer both a networking opportunity and information sharing session for ATE centers and projects focused on manufacturing technology. The format for the session is flexible to maximize interaction around the following questions that build on the conference theme.  How is the “greening” of manufacturing technology jobs impacting the industries you serve in your region? What kinds of jobs are emerging in these industries? Are new jobs emerging in your region, or are skill sets being added to existing jobs? How will your organization address the education and training needs that are occurring? Beyond the “greening” in manufacturing technology, what trends and opportunities are emerging that are resulting in new education and training directions for your organization?  On what exciting new initiatives is your center or project working; and in what areas are you looking for collaboration or assistance?

Recruitment and Retention
Hampton
Mel Cossette, Principal Investigator, National Resource Center in Materials Technology (MatEd), WA
Donna Milgram, Executive Director, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science  (IWITTS), CA

Many STEM related academic programs are facing low or declining enrollments, particularly for female and other underrepresented students.  During this interactive discussion session, participants will learn about proven and promising practices for recruiting underrepresented students into STEM careers as well as have the opportunity to share their own recruitment and retention strategies. Participants will identify common practices, identify target audiences, develop an understanding of how “success” is defined in relation to practice, and discuss whether the most effective strategies focus on recruitment “and” retention or recruitment “versus” retention. 

Research into Technician Education
Council
Liesel Ritchie, Assistant Director for Research, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, CO

For several years the ATE program has solicited research proposals to understand why projects work, with whom, and under what circumstances. This session will afford participants an opportunity to discuss the types of research needed in order for project and center leaders to make more informed decisions about their current programmatic efforts and plans for the future.  The primary focus will be to review, expand upon, and prioritize a set of existing research questions developed in 2007-2008 by NSF, ATE PIs, researchers, and business and industry. The session format will involve small group discussion to refine these questions, as well as consider research approaches that would address additional questions. Potential topics include the analysis of existing data, instructional effectiveness research using experimental or quasi-experimental designs, and a rich description of the technical education experience using qualitative methods. Researchers for the ATE program will be present and available to share information about their efforts to date.

Teacher Preparation
Forum
Martha Hass, Museum of Science MA
Christine Cunningham, Museum of Science, MA

How are we strengthening future educators’ knowledge of and capabilities to teach technology, engineering, and science in ways that enhance students’ technological literacy and understanding of technical careers?  It all begins with providing faculty and teachers with strong ongoing professional development. Join a discussion on the successes and challenges of enriching community college education courses with pedagogical practices and content knowledge that engage students in STEM.  Share strategies that your college is engaged in to bolster preservice and inservice teachers’ knowledge and comfort with STEM. Topics for discussion include: How can professional development enhance content knowledge and address pedagogy? How might professional development sessions include faculty from different disciplines? What role can business/industry partners play in professional development? How do we provide sustained ongoing professional development for faculty and teachers? How do we assess its effectiveness?

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 23

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
Regency

"Creating Educational Opportunity in a New Green Economy"
Keynote Speaker: Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Under Secretary Martha Kanter will address the administration's higher education agenda and President Obama's goal for America to have the best educated, most competitive workforce by 2020. She will also highlight ways in which we can all work together to move the green agenda forward in clean, just, and informed ways.

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

12:30 – 1:15 pm     
Showcase III Breakdown

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

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