Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Conference Opportunity
AACC, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will host an Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit on October 23-26, 2018, in partnership with three of its affiliated councils, the National Community College Hispanic Council, the National Council on Black American Affairs, and the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council. The summit is designed to broaden equity and access in STEM by sharing the promising practices and resources of the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program with a focus on strengthening STEM technician education programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), rural colleges, and community colleges new to the NSF ATE program.
AACC will engage 15 community college faculty and administrator teams so they can learn first‐hand of NSF funding opportunities and ATE program resources that are being successfully used to recruit and retain underrepresented students, increase STEM completion rates, and prepare students to meet national STEM workforce needs. The event also includes the opportunity for the college teams to participate in the 2018 National ATE Conference to further network and engage directly with the ATE community.
AACC wishes to congratulate the following colleges that were selected to attend the STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and ATE Conference and looks forward to welcoming them to Washington, DC in October.
Arkansas State University MidSouth, AR
College of Southern Idaho, ID
Essex Community College, NJ
Guam Community College, Guam
Halifax Community College, NC
Kennedy King College, IL
Los Positas College, CA
Luna Community College, NM
MiraCosta College, CA
Naugutuck Valley Community College, CT
Pasco Hernando State College, FL
Pueblo Community College, CO
Santa Fe Community College, NM
Tarrant County Community College – Northwest, TX
Windward Community College, HI