Congratulations to the students/alumni selected to attend the 2019 ATE Conference. Please see the following information pertaining to student activities and the upcoming conference events.
Student Orientation Webinar: AACC hosted a webinar designed for student attendees on Wednesday, September 18. The webinar provides an orientation to the conference and highlights why you should attend, what you need to do to attend, what you can expect, and how you can maximize your time to get the most out of the conference and its many networking opportunities.
Student Meet and Greet: For any students arriving early to the conference, AACC is coordinating an informal meet and greet opportunity on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Executive room. Join us for some light refreshment, introductions, and an opportunity to meet your fellow students. The meet and greet will also include a guided tour of the Omni Shoreham Hotel, information on its rich history, and a visit to its infamous ghost suite. Following the hotel tour, interested students can self-organize into groups to go out and explore Washington, DC; and an AACC staff member will be on-hand to offer guidance on where to go and to answer questions about the area. Student groups can then head out on their own and return to the Omni Shoreham prior to the conference opening session at 5:45 p.m.
Global Career Readiness and Industry “Speed Networking” Session for ATE Students: AACC will host a special, student-only session on Thursday, October 24 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., focused on providing students the opportunity to talk directly with industry leaders to learn about the skills needed to be successful in the global workplace, as well as successful interviewing tips and techniques for getting the right job. The session will also include an opportunity for “speed networking,” which is a process designed to facilitate introductions between business/industry representatives and student participants. This session will afford student participants the opportunity to meet accomplished business professionals from a variety of backgrounds and companies. It promises to be an enjoyable, fast-paced, and informative experience as students are given an opportunity to learn and practice interview and communication skills.
Student Poster Session – Required: Students and alumni are required to participate in a poster session on Thursday, October 24 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Ambassador Ballroom. The poster session will give you an opportunity to highlight your program of study and career path. For the session, students will have access to one half of a 4’ x 8’ display board to display their poster. Posters must fit within a 4’ x 4’ space. Students will be expected to stand by their posters for a 90-minute display period to engage with conference attendees from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Please download the Student/Alumni Poster Session Guidelines for more information.
Students are required to sign up for the poster session when completing the 2019 ATE Student Information Request Form, which was sent with your acceptance letters.
Student Poster Session Schedule – Thursday, October 24
- Poster Set-Up: 11:15 a.m. – Noon – Ambassador
- Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Regency (across the hall from the Ambassador)
- Poster Session: 12:30– 2:00 p.m.* – Ambassador
*Students are asked to stand by their posters from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
- Poster Tear Down: 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Note: Students from the same institution/project may elect to develop a joint poster presentation and display together. However, due to spacing and visibility concerns, AACC will allow no more than two students to jointly present a single poster. Students are encouraged to develop their own individual posters for display.
Student/Alumni Recognition Breakfast on Friday, October 25 – Required: ATE students, alumni, and their PIs are expected to attend a special recognition breakfast on Friday, October 25 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in the Empire Ballroom. ATE students and alumni will be formally recognized by NSF for their achievements in ATE programs.
Student Educational Tour: As part of the ATE Conference, AACC offers ATE students and alumni a complimentary tour of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum and the opportunity to see some of the city’s important landmarks such as the White House, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building, and others on Thursday, October 24. The bus departs the Omni Shoreham Hotel at 3:15 p.m. and will return at 6:15 p.m. Please sign up for the tour by filling out the 2019 ATE Student Information Request Form, which was sent to you via email. There is no charge for students to take the tour. However, we do require that you sign up ahead of time to attend.
Questions: Please contact Courtney Larson at (202) 728-0200 x 275 or email@example.com.