The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects featured here exemplify the National Science Foundation-supported initiatives for technicians in high-technology fields of strategic importance to the nation. Two-year college educators have leadership roles in the projects, which test ways of improving technician education or of improving the professional development for the faculty who teach technicians. The projects’ collaborative work with industry partners and educators from other undergraduate institutions and secondary schools perpetuate innovations that deliver highly-skilled technicians to workplaces. While each ATE project has its own goals, all the projects are part of a national effort to ensure that the technical workforce in the United States has the capacity to compete globally.



:: The ATE Projects Impact publication was released on February 25,
   2008. Request a Paper Copy

:: Welcome Letter by George R. Boggs, President and Chief Executive
   Officer, American Association of Community Colleges

:: Welcome Letter by Arden L. Bement, Director, National
   Science Foundation

:: Information on the National Science Foundation-supported
   ATE Centers


:: PATHWAYS TO TECHNOLOGY

:: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY, MARINE
    TECHNOLOGY & NATURAL RESOURCES


:: BIOTECHNOLOGY

:: CHEMICAL & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

:: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

:: ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

:: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
    SYSTEMS & GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY


:: INFORMATION ASSURANCE, SECURE
    LOGISTICS & FORENSICS TECHNOLOGY


:: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

:: MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY