button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Building a diverse workforce
Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10:45 – 12:00 pm
Room: Crystal

ABSTRACT

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program provides grants to develop America’s technician workforce for advanced technologies through two-year workforce education programs at community and technical colleges. This session will present an overview of the NSF ATE program, outline the process for developing a grant proposal, tips for developing a competitive proposal, and highlight current grants that are focused on underrepresented populations.

PRESENTER(s)

mbargerPresenter 1

Marilyn Barger, Ph.D.
Executive Director
FLATE

Biography: Dr. Marilyn Barger is the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of FLATE, the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence, funded by the National Science Foundation and housed at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. FLATE serves manufacturing education in Florida is involved in student recruitment for technical career pathways; has produced award-winning curriculum and secondary and post-secondary reform initiatives for Career Education programs; and offers professional development for STEM and CTE educators in advanced technologies. She has a special interest in recruiting girls into STEM careers. Dr. Barger has a Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida, which designed membrane separation systems for water purification. She has a licensed patent and is a Florida registered professional engineer. Dr. Barger has over 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering K20 engineering and technical curriculum.

dlangePresenter 2

Donna Lange
DeafTEC Director and PI
RIT/NTID

Biography: Donna Lange has been teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Associate-level programs for close to 30 years at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine colleges of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY. She is an associate professor and former chair of the Applied Computer Technology Department and has taught a variety of computer-related courses in the areas of both hardware and web development. Lange is currently the PI and Center Director of the NSF ATE National Center of Excellence, DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (www.deaftec.org) that was established at RIT/NTID in 2011. She holds a BS in Computer Science from SUNY Brockport and an MS degree in Software Development and Management from RIT.

DESCRIPTION

The NSF’s Advanced Technological Education Program: Funding Innovation at Community Colleges presentation will allow conference attendees the opportunity to become familiar with the NSF ATE program to fund innovative equity initiatives in STEM at their colleges.

The presentation will cover:
• A general overview of the NSF ATE program
• The process for developing a grant proposal
• Tips for developing a competitive proposal
• Support for writing ATE grant proposals including information on the ATE
Mentor Connect project that offers new grant writers assistance in
preparing ATE grant proposals
• Select ATE projects/Centers that focus on equity and underrepresented
populations such as DeafTEC, EESTEM, FLATE

Event Timeslots (3)

Tuesday, April 17
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TUESDAY | CRYSTAL
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program provides grants to develop America’s technician workforce for advanced technologies through two-year workforce education programs at community and technical colleges. This session will present an overview of the NSF ATE program, outline the process for developing a grant proposal, tips for developing a competitive proposal, and highlight current grants that are focused on underrepresented populations.

Crystal
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TUESDAY | CRYSTAL
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program provides grants to develop America’s technician workforce for advanced technologies through two-year workforce education programs at community and technical colleges. This session will present an overview of the NSF ATE program, outline the process for developing a grant proposal, tips for developing a competitive proposal, and highlight current grants that are focused on underrepresented populations.

Session 2 (Tuesday 10:45-12:00)
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TUESDAY | CRYSTAL
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program provides grants to develop America’s technician workforce for advanced technologies through two-year workforce education programs at community and technical colleges. This session will present an overview of the NSF ATE program, outline the process for developing a grant proposal, tips for developing a competitive proposal, and highlight current grants that are focused on underrepresented populations.

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