DataPoints: ATE in action
The National Science Foundation’s opens in a new windowAdvanced Technological Education (ATE) program awards grants to support a wide variety of efforts to improve technician education at public two-year colleges in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing and engineering, to nanotechnology and biotechnology, to agriculture and environmental sciences, and more.
The program supports curriculum development, professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers, career pathways and other activities. The 2022-23 profile highlights some of its workforce development activities and key resources created by ATE centers and projects. (Browse some of the opens in a new windowprojects funded by ATE, or review recent awards by opens in a new windowstate.)
The application deadline for the next round of funding is October 6. The opens in a new window American Association of Community Colleges manages opens in a new windowseveral activities with the National Science Foundation through the ATE program, including the annual ATE Principal Investigators Conference and the MentorLinks program, and it provides information and resources for community colleges involved in or seeking information about STEM fields.