ATE Connects Virtual Kick-Off
October 20-21, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
The ATE Connects submission deadline was 9/23.
Thank you to all that submitted.

All ATE projects and centers are required to submit materials for inclusion in the ATE Connects Virtual Kick-Off events as part of the 2022 ATE Conference.

For Key Contacts of ATE Connects submissions, please click here for the Attendant Guide for the virtual platform.

Grouped by eight STEM areas of focus, attendees are expected to participate and explore ATE project and center materials, join in chat conversations, jump into Zoom meetings, and direct message with fellow ATE PIs.

Thursday, October 20, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Discipline Areas Featured: Advanced Manufacturing, Agricultural and Environmental, Engineering, and Micro and Nanotechnologies.

Friday, October 21, 4:00 – 5:30 (EDT)
Discipline Areas Featured: Biological and Chemical, General Advanced Technological Education, Information and Security, Targeted Research

ATE Connects Virtual Event Materials Submission – Required
ATE Connects materials should be designed to provide a brief overview of your project or center goals, and highlight a few promising practices, tools, strategies, or solutions that your ATE project or center has to offer or plans to develop, which could be adapted or utilized by others in the ATE community. 

To engage in information-sharing, ATE projects and centers are asked to prepare and submit the following materials:

·        A one-page handout in PDF format that provides a project or center overview and impact data (Required, max file size 5MB)

·        Up to four additional handouts in PDF format that share key resources, strategies, or tools coming out of your project or center of most relevance to sharing with the ATE community. (Optional, max file size per file 10MB)

·        Each grant will also be asked to provide contact information, an abstract describing their project or center, and a project/center website URL.


One-Page PDF Handout Formatting

ATE grantees are asked to prepare a one-page handout in PDF format with a maximum file size of 5MB. One-page handouts should share impact data of ATE project/center activities and/or list additional resources of interest to the ATE community. For examples and templates of one-page reports and handouts, please visit EvaluATE and see:


Additional PDF Handout Formatting

ATE grantees have the option of uploading up to four additional handouts or resources to their ATE Connects submission. Each handout needs to be in PDF format with a maximum file size of 10MB.


Video/Media Files

There is no video or media file upload for this year’s conference.

General Guidelines for Accessibility of Materials

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a method that promotes making instruction welcoming, accessible, and inclusive to all learning styles and abilities. As part of AACC’s efforts to make the ATE Conference program accessible, we are providing some simple tips and links to resources regarding the preparation of your ATE Connects submission. To access accessibility tips and resources, click here.


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