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  • SCATE Center Conducts S-STEM Tech Stars 2020 Spring Orientation

    Students new to the Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC)’s S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Tech Stars Scholarship program participated this spring (February 12, 2020) in a more in-depth orientation. Supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Tech Stars allows FDTC to provide at least thirty scholarships annually to financially needy, academically talented students through the Virtual Cyber Generation Tech Stars (VCGTS) scholarship program.

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  • Mentor-Connect Hosted Winter Workshop in New Orleans, LA

    Mentor-Connect: A Leadership Development and Outreach Initiative for the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) community in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) hosted its annual Technical Assistance and Grant Writing Winter Workshop in New Orleans, LA at the Loews New Orleans Hotel on Wednesday, January 29 through Friday, January 31.

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  • Paying it forward

    NEW ORLEANS — There is evidence that Mentor-Connect leaders’ plan for a regenerative leadership development system for community college STEM faculty is working.

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  • The trek to Mentor-Connect

    Mentor-Connect, a SCATE center initiative held their annual Winter Technical Assistance and Grant Writing Workshop in New Orleans, LA on January 29 – 31, 2020. The team from American Samoa Community College traveled the furthest for the workshop.

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  • Congratulations to the 2020 selected Mentor Fellows

    The Mentor Fellows internship program is an activity of the Mentor-Connect: Leadership Development and Outreach for ATE-2 project (DUE #1501183). Internship prepares new mentors to help new-to-ATE college faculty learn to develop competitive ATE grant proposals and grow as leaders.

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  • Apply to Become a Tech Star

    The Tech Star Scholarship Program is funded by a S-STEM (Scholarships — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Florence-Darlington Technical College for implementation by the South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SCATE) Center of Excellence.

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  • FDTC and Regional Stakeholders Contribute to new National Science Board Report: THE SKILLED TECHNICAL WORKFORCE: Crafting America’s Science & Engineering Enterprise

    In September 2019, NSF's NSB published, THE SKILLED TECHNICAL WORKFORCE: Crafting America’s....report to present their research findings from their 18-month identification effort of the opportunities and challenges facing students, incumbent workers, businesses, educators, and others involved with the Skilled Technical Workforce (STW). FDTC, SiMT, and SCATE were among some of the stakeholders featured.

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  • SCATE Center Reaffirms Partnership

    The SCATE Center reaffirms its working collaboration with the Center for Occupational Research and Development by the awarding of grant for the Necessary Skills Now Network, an ATE Coordination Network to CORD.

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  • New Center Leaders are Mentor-Connect Alumnus

    Mentor-Connect alumni Jonathan Beck and Thomas Biller are the principal investigator and co-principal investigator, respectively, of the newest ATE Center –the Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT).

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SCATE Center Conducts S-STEM Tech Stars 2020 Spring Orientation

SCATE Center Conducts S-STEM Tech Stars 2020 Spring Orientation

Tech Stars project contributes to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians

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Mentor-Connect Hosted Winter Workshop in New Orleans, LA

Mentor-Connect Hosted Winter Workshop in New Orleans, LA

The Regenerative Impact of Mentor- Connect

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Congratulations to the 2020 selected Mentor Fellows

Congratulations to the 2020 selected Mentor Fellows

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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