Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Conference Opportunity
Request for College Applications
Application Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2018
To apply, please click here.
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 seeks to engage up to 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 will provide full travel support and cover the cost of registration fees for selected college teams to participate in the STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and ATE Conference.
INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR: AACC hosted an informational webinar on Friday, July 27 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern to share the goals of the Summit; offer background on NSF and ATE Conference resources open to participants, and to review the application process. Potential applicant colleges also had the opportunity to ask questions of the Summit organizers.
ELIBIGILITY AND HOW TO APPLY: Please download the following Request for Applications for further information.
A copy of the Summit application is included in the Request for Applications and is also available for download in MS Word below. For ease in completion, we strongly suggest that you fill out the application in MS word and then cut and paste the information into the online submission form.
College Application (MS Word)
NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION: AACC will announce the colleges selected to participate in this activity by Monday, August 27, 2018. The notification will include detailed event information including travel and hotel, registration, and a pre-event survey.