Compliance & Oversight

Project Evaluation

To maintain the highest level of quality, the SCATE Center undergoes periodic evaluation to provide qualitative and quantitative data on the effectiveness of the program, areas for improvement, and constant evaluation for the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Evaluation of the SCATE Center and Mentor-Connect project is performed by David Hata. The evaluator is responsible for assessing the progress toward goals listed in proposal and strategic plan as well as evaluating evidence of broader impacts for the project. The evaluator also accesses the effectiveness of diversity, workforce, and outreach efforts and then finally determines if changes or adjustments are required within the project to achieve the stated goals and objectives. See below reports and/or dissemination material that has been created based on analysis from the evaluator and personnel.

Annual Report to the NSF

Annual Report to the NVC

ATE Impact Books

National Visiting Committee (NVC)

NVCs are groups of advisors that work with grantees and NSF to help them achieve their goals and objectives. They assess the plans and progress of the project and report to NSF and the project leadership. Committee members also provide advice to the project staff and may serve as advocates for effective projects. See the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program’s NVC Handbook.

(Photographed from left to right) Mr. Donald McCoy, Mr. Arthur Smith, Dr. Eileen Lewis, Sheila Forte-Trammel, Dr. Richard Hinckley, Chair and (not pictured) Ms. Ledy Garcia-Eckstein

Dr. Richard C. Hinckley (Chair)

President and CEO

Ledy R. Garcia-Eckstein

Office of Economic Development

Division of Workforce Development
Denver, CO

Dr. Eileen L. Lewis

Emeritus from Cañada College
Retired UC-Berkeley Professor & Former NSF program officer

Truckee, CA

Donald L. McCoy

Retired, IBM Multicultural People in Technology Project Office

Durham, NC

Arthur Smith

Digital Producer

Vox Television
Washington, DC

Shelia Forte-Trammell

Total HR Services, LLC
Retired IBM HR Professional

Cary, NC


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1003733. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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