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NSF ATE Mentoring Initiatives

This ATE project hosted at AACC is designed to help colleges develop or strengthen technician training programs in STEM fields through mentoring, professional development opportunities, and technical assistance. This year-long program works provides disciplinary experts and mentors to assist the faculty teams. 

FORCCE-ATE, Fortifying Cybersecurity and Computing through ATE Grants
A project hosted by Prince George’s Community College in MD is focused on faculty in IT, Cybersecurity, and computing disciplines.   An intensive 3-day workshop in June fortified with mentoring by expert mentors trained as coaches for enhanced effectiveness before and after the workshop prepares faculty teams to submit competitive NSF ATE grant proposals.

A project hosted by Florence Darlington Technical College in SC in partnership with AACC offers a 9-month long mentoring program to STEM community college faculty to empower them to submit successful NSFATE proposals.  It includes in-person workshops, online training & resources, Help Desk, post proposal submission and project implementation.

A project hosted by Canyons Community College in CA prepares STEM faculty to submit a successful NSF ATE proposal.  An intensive 2.5-day workshop in June fortified with mentoring before and after the workshop prepares teams to submit successful NSF ATE grant proposal.

The Building Pathways To Innovation (PTIThrough Strategic Employer Engagement project builds on the ATE-supported Business & Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model, a proven method for strategic employer engagement developed by the National Convergence Technology Center. Colleges involved in PTI develop employer partnerships that yield workforce intelligence that facilitates continuous program improvement and innovation, and also learn to create competitive NSF ATE proposals.

This NSF supported initiative hosted at Indian River State College in FL, helps colleges to discover and match innovative ideas with NSF funding opportunities, and to support STEM capacity building at each college.  It focuses on smaller and rural colleges and colleges with newer presidents.  Teams of 10 administrators, faculty and staff are mentored to submit successful ATE proposals in the future.