Student/Alumni Participation

Student Application Deadline: September 12, 2024
To apply, please click here.

Each project or center may nominate up to two students or recent alumni to attend the 2024 ATE Conference being held on October 23-25, 2024.

A review committee will evaluate the applications received and select up to 60 students to participate in the event. AACC will notify these individuals by COB on Friday, September 13.

If your nominee is chosen, AACC will provide them with complimentary conference registration and lodging for up to three nights on October 22, October 23, and October 24. Your institution is expected to cover student transportation costs to and from the conference.

Students/alumni selected to attend the ATE Conference are required to:

  • participate in a student orientation webinar on Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. (EDT) or view the recorded version of the webinar on AACC’s website prior to attending the conference;
  • participate in a student poster session on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.;
  • participate in a student/industry engagement session on Thursday, October 24 (time TBD);
  • participate in a student/alumni recognition breakfast on Friday, October 25 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Students/alumni who have attended past in-person ATE Conferences have enjoyed the opportunity to share information about their programs of study and career paths with conference attendees. Students/alumni are expected to prepare a poster and participate in a student poster session on October 23. Specific guidelines for student/alumni poster session preparation and poster templates will be sent out with acceptance notifications. 

To provide an overview of the ATE Conference and to share further information about student participation, AACC will host a “Student/Alumni Orientation Webinar” on Wednesday, September 18, 2024, from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. EDT. This webinar will also be available for view and download on the AACC website following its air date. Further information on the webinar, including access instructions, will be distributed with the student acceptance notifications.

Please alert your project team members about this opportunity for students/alumni and encourage someone who has been affected by your ATE project or center to apply. Individuals selected through this application process do not count toward the maximum number of people a project or center can have participate in the conference.