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 deadline to apply for funding in 2020 was October 1. NSF is in the process of preparing the ATE solicitation for the 2021 grant cycle, which will soon be available here.
Recent Community College Daily Articles about ATE
- Accelerating degree success for adult learners in uncertain times (1/7/2021)
- Making the best of the situation (12/7/2020)
- Fostering research experiences for students (11/12/2020)
- A time to test innovative instructional techniques (10/25/2020)
- ATE’s community and connectedness (10/25/2020)
- Students’ advice to keep remote learning strong (10/23/2020)
- Tuned into unintentional ‘micromessaging’ (10/22/2020)
- Adapting to changing workforce needs during COVID and beyond (10/21/2020)
- Finding opportunities amid crisis (10/20/2020)
- New funding for research experiences at two-year colleges (3/30/2020)
- Developing business acumen among STEM students (02/27/2020)
- The trek to Mentor-Connect (2/3/2020)
- Developing dynamic professional relationships (1/14/2020)
- MentorLinks provides colleges with opportunities (01/07/2020)
- ‘Math misalignment’ shuts many out of STEM careers (12/15/2019)
- From MentorLinks mentee to mentor (12/12/2019)
- MentorLinks helps colleges achieve goals faster (12/10/2019)
- The start of something bigger (11/24/2019)
- Embracing AI as an education tool (10/28/2019)
- Problem, meet solution (10/27/2019)
- First Amazon, now Google (again) (10/3/2019)
- A look back: From mainframes to multiple devices (10/2/2019)
- Launching into solar energy research (10/1/2019)
- AI calls for big changes in workforce training (09/25/2019)
- A new system to gauge acquired skills? (09/18/2019)
- NSB focuses on a skilled technician workforce (09/09/2019
- Increasing access to STEM bachelor’s degrees (08/27/2019)
- AACC summit focuses on undergraduate research (08/26/2019)
- Why don’t more women earn computer science degrees? (08/08/2019)
- You need that when? No problem (07/09/2019)
- Get involved in STEM talent development (07/08/2019)
- Innovation forged in community collaboration (06/06/2019)
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ATE Mentoring Initiatives – The National Science Foundation supports several mentoring initiatives designed to assist community colleges in developing and strengthening STEM programs, applying for NSF ATE funding, and implementing NSF ATE awards. For further information, please click here.
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. The ATE Impact book along with the ATE Centers website provides a brief description of the centers, details their impact on students and the workforce, as well as provides contact information if you’re interested in connecting with them directly.