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Student Poster Session at HI-TEC

Every year, the National Convergence Technology Center sponsors some of the top students from the Convergence College Network (CCN) community to participate in a Poster Session at the Advance Technological Education’s (ATE) High Impact Exchange Conference (HI-TEC). Each student has to create a poster about a project that they’re working on or researching and present it […]

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Amy’s Adventure at HI-TEC

This year was my first time attending a High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC). It was my first-time… Serving as a videographer and photographer in an unfamiliar environment. Prior to leaving on the trip, I checked, and double checked my bags, making sure nothing was left behind and […]

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HITEC Honors the BILT Model

At the 2019 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HITEC) in St Louis, the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team model was honored with the “Innovative Program Award.”  The award seeks to honor programs that boost student success in technology programs. Dr. Ann Beheler, the CTC’s Principal Investigator and Collin College’s Executive Director […]

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The Week After Summer Working Connections…

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) staff is still excited about the awesome week of Summer Working Connections 2019 (#summerWC19) and hope everyone has returned home safely and ready to transform their schools’ IT curriculum!  We ended up with 104 attendees from 51 schools taking a deep dive in six topics – AWS Cloud Foundations; […]

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Summer Working Connections South Recap: Eight Tips for Developing a Grant Proposal

Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently taught a special “Leadership Academy” track at Summer Working Connections South.  This event – held at Florida State College at Jacksonville – offers free professional development training to IT faculty.  But while two of the Summer Working Connections South tracks covered technical topics like AWS cloud […]

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STEM Summer Camps in North Texas

For the 14th consecutive year the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of North Texas (a partner college with the National Convergence Technology Center NSF grant) is offering STEM Summer Camps for middle school and high school students in North Texas. Camp programs will be offered at Discovery Park in Denton, as well […]

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Inclusion Summit

One of the grant goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is to “leverage best practices established by national leaders in recruitment, retention, and completion for under-represented” students.  To that end, the National CTC recently hosted a two-part webinar entitled “Inclusion Summit” that offered specific strategies, resources, and practices for working with under-represented populations.  […]

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IT Faculty Professional Development Opportunity

If you are a high school or community college STEM teacher, you may be aware of the “AP Computer Science Principles” exam (or dual cred) opportunity that became available in the last couple of years.  The “Beauty and Joy of Computing” (BJC) is a College Board-endorsed curriculum and professional development provider for the “AP Computer […]

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CCN Focus: Rajiv Malkan, Lone Star Community College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of […]

Dr. Ann Beheler pictured here receiving the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from Collin College President, Dr. Neil Matkin.

Congratulations Dr. Ann Beheler

Some big congratulations to the National CTC’s Director Ann Beheler on Collin College’s decision to award her the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, which celebrates “outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.”  In addition to receiving a special certificate from Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin at the spring All-College Day, […]