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What innovations, products and resources created by ATE centers continue to influence technician education after center funding ends?


The ATE program has made significant investments into national, regional and resource centers to promote collaborations of community colleges and the scaling and sustainability of advanced technological education at community colleges that educate students for participation in the high technology workforce.  Many of these centers lasted many years over several funding cycles, often starting out as regional centers before scaling up nationally. 

This project will explore the legacy of ATE centers by investigating which ideas, innovations, knowledge and products developed by the center that continue to evolve and be used. This project will ask 8 of the ATE centers that have concluded over the last 10 years (of which there are 15), to provide an “epilogue” to their final report using a common reporting template, and to participate in a structured interview.

Our Team

Rebecca Zarch

Principal Investigator

SageFox Consulting Group

Alan Peterfreund

Co - Principal Investigator

SageFox Consulting Group

Gerhard Salenger

Co - Principal Investigator

Advisory Board

Ann Beheler

Arlen Gulickson

Chris Dede

Duncan McBride

James Dearing

ATE Epilogue

ATE Epilogue

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (ATE Award #1821248). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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