Mentoring For Stem Faculty That
Transforms Technician Education

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    FDTC SCATE Center and Mentor-Connect Project receives $4.8 M National Science Foundation ATE grant award

    Florence, S.C. (August, 2022) – The South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SCATE) Center at Florence-Darlington Technical College has received a $4,796,313, five-year National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) grant award to strengthen community and technical colleges across the nation by providing guidance on NSF ATE grant funding opportunities, mentoring to develop competitive grant proposals, faculty leadership development, real-time technical assistance, an online searchable database of NSF ATE-specific resources, and structured guidance for new grantees.

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    Mentor-Connect now open to all STEM faculty

    All two-year college STEM faculty involved in technician education can now participate in Mentor-Connect, a program that pairs faculty with mentors to help them prepare their applications for NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants. For the past decade, Mentor-Connect’s services were available only to faculty at two-year colleges that didn’t have ATE grants in the past seven years.

  • Mentor-Connect Mentor earns spot on Fulbright Specialist roster

    One of our great Mentor-Connect mentors, Sharon Gusky, accepted a prestigious spot on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

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    ATE Impacts features Buffy Quinn, 2019 Mentee

    In an ATE Impacts Blog article Buffy Quinn explains how Mentor-Connect helped her obtain Onondaga Community College’s  first Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant from NSF. She also talks about the fabulous support within the ATE community, her new role with the GeoTech Center, and how lessons learned from Working Partners helped her attain a promotion to assistant dean at Onondaga.

  • The New-to-ATE Two-Year STEM Faculty Mentorship Application is now Available

    The New-to-ATE Two-Year STEM Faculty Mentorship Application is now Available

    Apply to participate in Cohort 11; deadline to apply is Oct. 7, 2022
  • Community College Daily features the HSI ATE Hub2: Culturally Responsive Technician Education project.

    Community College Daily Features HSI ATE Hub2

    Community College Daily features the HSI ATE Hub2: Culturally Responsive Technician Education project and implementation of asset mindset instructional practices at SUNY Westchester Community College (SUNY WCC) in a June 29 article.

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  • The New-to-ATE Two-Year STEM Faculty Mentorship Application is now Available
  • Community College Daily features the HSI ATE Hub2: Culturally Responsive Technician Education project.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Mentor Fellows & Co-Mentors

Congratulations to the 2021 Mentor Fellows & Co-Mentors

The Mentor Fellows internship program is an activity of the Mentor-Connect: Leadership Development and Outreach for ATE-2 project (DUE #1501183).

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Mentor-Connect Launches New Website

Mentor-Connect Launches New Website

Mentor-Connect is proud to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Mentor-Connect website.

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 COVID-19 and Mentor-Connect Program Operation Update

COVID-19 and Mentor-Connect Program Operation Update

Due to COVID-19, many states have been under quarantine orders, causing many technical college campuses to be closed and faculty and staff to work remotely from home.

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