Student/Alumni Participation

Student Application Deadline Extended: Thursday, September 16, 2021

To apply, please click here

Each project or center may nominate up to two students or recent alumni to attend the 2021 Virtual ATE Conference. 

A review committee will evaluate the applications received and select up to 50 students to participate in the event. AACC will notify these individuals by COB on Friday, September 17.

If your nominee is chosen, AACC will provide them with complimentary conference registration to attend the virtual event.

Students/alumni selected to attend the conference are required to:

  • participate in a student/alumni orientation webinar on Wednesday, October 6 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. EDT or view the recorded version of the webinar on AACC’s website prior to the conference;
  • participate in a student/alumni i-poster session as part of the virtual conference on Thursday, October 21 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT;
  • participate in a student/industry engagement session on Thursday, October 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.

There will also be an opportunity for students to take part in student-led presentations and sessions at the conference.

Students/alumni who have attended past ATE Conferences have enjoyed the opportunity to share information about their programs of study and career paths with conference attendees. AACC and NSF are working to create an engaging venue for virtual exchange of information and sharing of best practices. Students/alumni are expected to prepare an i-poster for the virtual conference; and specific guidelines for student/alumni poster session preparation will be sent out with conference 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, October 6 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. EDT. A recording of this webinar is available here for viewing.    

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 event.