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The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and the secondary school levels. Proposals to the program may aim to affect either specialized technology courses or core science, mathematics, and technology courses that serve as prerequisites or corequisites for specialized technology courses. The curricular focus and the activities of all projects should demonstrably contribute to the ATE program's central goals: producing more science and engineering technicians to meet workforce demands, and improving the technical skills and the general science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) preparation of these technicians and the educators who prepare them.

The ATE program focuses on two-year colleges and expects two-year colleges to have a leadership role in all projects. Effective technological education programs should involve partnerships in which two-year colleges work with four-year colleges and universities, secondary schools, business, industry, and government, and should respond to employers' need for well-prepared technicians with adaptable skills.

ATE Program site

ATE Centers

ATE Centers are national or regional resources that provide models and leadership for other projects and act as clearinghouses for educational materials and methods. They are typically cooperative efforts in which two-year colleges work with four-year colleges and universities, secondary schools, business, industry, and government. Proposals for centers must clearly articulate a vision of technological education for the future and must describe a workable plan for achieving that vision during the period of NSF funding and for sustaining it afterwards. Proposals for ATE centers should be based on a three-pronged alliance of support from (1) NSF, (2) the proposing educational institution or consortium, and (3) employers. The ATE program also offers planning grants for centers. (See Section III. Award Information and Section V. proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions for further information.)

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ATE Center working group

Jim Bailey

Mike Bailey

Jay Bockelman

Mitch Fry

Colin Goble

Joanne Goode

Bruce Schafer

Molly Shor

Chris Stephenson

Ron Tenison

Tom Thompson

Bryant York

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