STEM Grant Opportunities for Community Colleges
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective STEM teachers that focus on technological education. The program invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. The proposal deadline is October 4, 2018.
Recent Community College Daily Articles about ATE
- Giving Back to MentorLinks (November 29, 2017)
- Planning Great New STEM Projects (November 29, 2017)
- Hopeful Signs Amid Skilled Technical Workforce Challenges (November 1, 2017)
- Taking ATE Innovations to Scale (October 24, 2017)
- Pitching their passion projects (June 15, 2017)
- Partnering for ‘new-collar’ job training (June 14, 2017)
- Prepped for opportunities in the smallest of worlds (May 11, 2017)
- Bill would expand maritime workforce training (May 4, 2017)
- How a NASA grant fueled a group of female STEM students (April 12, 2017)
- Former Trucker’s Grit Leads to Biotech Career Success (April 10, 2017)
- The next generation of STEM innovators (April 10, 2017)
- The ins and outs of a STEM entrepreneur (April 6, 2017)
- Hack, counter hack (April 5, 2017)
- Fostering STEM connections for girls (March 21, 2017)
- Scouting and STEM (March 21, 2017)
- Helping faculty tackle STEM tech ed issues (March 6, 2017)
- ‘Reverse site visits’ are a powerful part of MentorLinks (February 27, 2017)
- Changing the campus culture (February 21, 2017)
- Encouraging experimentation (February 13, 2017)
- The challenge of a lifetime (February 10, 2017)
- Using the MentorLinks community to improve STEM programs (February 6, 2017)
Mentor-Connect is a leadership development and outreach initiative for the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program (ATE).
ATETV is an online video series with up-to-the-minute information connecting students with education and employment opportunities. Showcasing the best of the Advanced Technological Education program from community colleges and across the country, ATETV features a new episode every week and networking capabilities to connect ATE students and educators with prospective employers.
ATE Central is a free online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers. These initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them.
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program prepares technicians for high-technology careers. ATE centers serve as the program’s flagships and work on national and regional approaches to key issues in technology. ATE projects focus on particular technician education challenges. The strategies used by both centers and projects include educational resources, faculty enrichment, outreach and recruitment, industry involvement, and research.
Teaching Technicians is an online portal for information about professional development for STEM technician education. Through the site, faculty development providers can connect with target audiences and share best practices and useful resources.