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  • League for Innovations 2007 Conference March 5, 2007 Eileen L. Lewis Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Taking Advantage of DUE and NSF Funding Opportunities
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  • DUE Mission: To promote excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students. DUE is an agent of change that leads the NSF efforts to achieve excellent STEM undergraduate education for all students. It creates, develops, and manages programs that enable institutions to expand the professional Science and Engineering workforce and to strengthen the scientific literacy for citizens through undergraduate curricula and related activities.
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  • DUE Programs Advanced Technological Education (ATE) STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Noyce Scholarship Supplements Scholarships for Service (SFS) National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
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  • DUE Impact Focuses academic community on undergraduate education Fosters innovative curriculum development Supports professional communities of educational researchers Proponent for diversified workforce Helps build national undergraduate laboratory infrastructure Approximately $225,000,000 in FY 2006 Credit: Muscatine Community College, Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center Student works with plastic to make a mold for a machine part in the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) lab at Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, Iowa. Students works with plastic to make a mold for a machine part in the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) lab Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, Iowa..
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  • Why Community Colleges? 44% of the students who receive baccalaureate or masters degrees in a STEM field attended a community college. Associate degree programs produce highly qualified science and engineering technicians for the high performance workplace and improve U. S. competitiveness. Community colleges play a large role in the preparation of future K-12 teachers. Community colleges have very diverse student bodies and broadening participation in STEM is a major part of NSFs mission. and many more reasons
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  • The Role of Community Colleges in the Education of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates 44% of all S & E 1999 and 2000 graduates with a bachelors or masters degree attended a community college (more than 50% of the bachelors and 35% of the masters) 42% of computer science and mathematics degrees 46% of life and related sciences 37% of physical and related sciences 45% of social and related sciences 40% of engineers 42% of the graduates who had a GPA between 3.75 and 4.00 attended a community college NSF InfoBrief (NSF 04-315) http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/infbrief/nsf04315/start.htm
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  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION The ATE program promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school level and the educators who prepare them, focusing on technicians for high-technology fields that drive the nations economy. ATE is in its 14 th year of funding community colleges, having started with the Science and Advanced Technology Act of 1992 (SATA). FY2008-FY2010 Preliminary Proposals April 26, 24, and 23 respectively Formal ProposalsOctober 11, 16, and 15 respectively http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464&org=DUE&from=home
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  • Advanced Technological Education Program Projects which focus on: Program Improvement; Professional Development for Educators; Curriculum and Educational Materials Development; Teacher Preparation; or Small Grants for Institutions New to the ATE Program. Centers of Excellence National, Regional, Resource http://www.ATECenters.org http://www.ATECenters.org Targeted Research on Technician Education
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  • New ATE Project Opportunity: Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE Purpose Simulates implementation, adaptation, and innovation in all areas supported by ATE. Broaden the base of participation of community colleges in ATE. Strengthen the role of community colleges in meeting needs of business and industry Proposers are encouraged to include resources of ATE and other NSF awardees and to include those people as consultants and subawardees. Available only to community college campuses that have not an an ATE award within the last 10 years Limited to $150,000 with a maximum of 10% indirect
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  • Expanded ATE Opportunity Track 3: Targeted Research in Technician Education Supports research on technician education, employment trends, changing role of technicians in the workplace, and other topics that make technician programs more effective and forward looking. Represents a TRUE collaboration reflected in activities, leadership, and budget between well-qualified researchers and two-year college educators and others as appropriate.
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  • Expanded ATE Opportunity Track 3: Targeted Research in Technician Education Examples: For specific high-technology fields, what works and what doesnt work and why? What educational strategies are most effective in improving student learning in specific fields and how do you know? Across multiple technology fields, what are the impacts of strategies such as problem based learning and remote laboratories had? How can the stakeholders in technician educations (community colleges in collaboration with all types of others) develop meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships? What model educational program and industry partnerships prepare students for sustained success in a technician career? What are the characteristics of students who best adapt?
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  • ATE Program Budget Millions of dollars
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  • Number of Awards per State in ATEs 13 Year History Total number of Awards (739) (DC) (MD ) (DE) (NJ) (CT) (RH) (MA) (VT) (NH) 2 1
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  • ATE Centers of Excellence (33) National Center Regional Center Resource Center
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  • Foci of ATE Awards
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  • Center for the Advancement of Process Technology College of the Mainland, Texas DUE-0532652 & 0202400 Partners with major petrochemical and refining industries, 2- year colleges, and universities in TX and LA with links to other states and builds on accomplishments of the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance Includes curriculum development and improvement, instructional materials development, faculty enhancement, dissemination, and collaboration efforts Serves industry sectors including chemical and refining, exploration and production, pharmaceuticals, and power generation
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  • AgKnowledge, A National Partnership Building partnerships nationwide among community colleges, four-year institutions, and business and industry to improve agricultural technology education in the U. S. Improving the mathematics, science, and technical competencies in an integrated way for agriculture technology graduates Assuring that graduates are well prepared for an increasingly technological workforce Focusing on curriculum development, faculty development, recruitment of students, and capacity building Kirkwood Community College P.I.: Terry A. Brase DUE 0434405 ATE Center
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  • AgKnowledge, A National Partnership Involving partners in many parts of the country including Parkland Community College that is a member of the Precision Agriculture Education Network. Kirkwood Community College P.I.: Terry A. Brase DUE 0434405 ATE Center
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  • Regional Centers Former -- Manufacturing Technology or Information Technology Regional focus serves the needs of industry in a region Collaboration among colleges and secondary schools Collaboration with industry in the region Activities include curriculum adaptation, faculty and teacher development, establishment of partnerships, and recruitment and retention strategies, all directed toward regional workforce needs Clear, measurable impacts on quantity and quality of students for the workforce
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  • Center for the Advancement of Systems Security and Information Assurance (CASSIA) Moraine Valley Community College DUE 0302612 Focusing on homeland security in a 5 state region Collecting, adapting, and enhancing curricula in cybersecurity Offering AAS degrees and certificates in IT security and data assurance and a BS program in computer science Providing professional development for college faculty and internships for students
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  • Manufacturing Technology Program Leads to Regional Center Jefferson St Community College DUE 0202248 Gadsden State Communty College DUE 0501328 Forming partnerships with manufacturers in the automotive industry, secondary schools, universities, and the Alabama Technology Network Focusing on industrial maintenance and automated manufacturing Enhancing faculty and building curriculum Establishing entry and exit requirements for programs Led to the establishment of an ATE Regional Center CARCAM involving 5 community colleges and numerous first, second, and third tier auto firms
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  • ATE Resource Centers Constitute a highly visible source of educational materials, ideas, contacts, and mentoring in a particular field of technological education Led by those who have

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