Student Posters Presenters

A closer look at the HI-TEC student posters

“Student posters” are a common element of STEM conferences.  For the uninitiated, it’s a kind of science fair like what you may remember from middle school with plants on record players and celery in colored water.  But “student posters” at STEM conferences, of course, offer far more sophisticated and advanced technical thinking than the brightest […]

Working Connections South

Summer Working Connections South

Summer Working Connections South was successful at helping over 30 faculty from around the country learn about new technologies. The event was held July 15-19, at Florida State College at Jacksonville, in Jacksonville Florida and was a partnership with the National Convergence Technology Center’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The five-day training workshops offered several […]

CONVERGENCE TECH WORD CLOUD

Converged infrastructure is big business

Worried about the health of convergence infrastructure? Don’t be. According to the “Converged Infrastructure Landscape Report” by Technology Business Research, the average budget for a converged infrastructure solution is $900,000. The 400 IT leaders surveyed estimate that infrastructure spending will top $3.8 billion in the next 12 months. “Adoption of converged systems is gaining momentum […]

3D Printer and models

Austin city limits

The entire staff of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently traveled down I-35 to Austin, Texas to attend the “HI TEC conference.”  That’s shorthand for High Impact Technology Exchange Conference.  The goal was to not only continue gathering insights and resources from other IT educators to improve the CTC’s best practices, but also to […]

WC 2013 Survey Results

Summer Working Connections by the numbers

Every Summer Working Connections attendee is required to take three surveys during the five-day training event.  A short survey on Monday afternoon helps with any necessary course corrections.  The two longer, more comprehensive surveys at the end of the training event on Friday afternoon provide an overall look at the program’s success.  Together, these surveys […]

CTC Grant Staff Booth

PHOTOS: HI-TEC 2013 Conference

It’s been a busy few weeks for the National CTC staff and partners, with the Working Connections Texas and South events, and attending the HI-TEC 2013 conference last week in Austin, Texas. We all had a great time at the HI-TEC conference, attended a lot of great presentations and even got a private tour of […]

CCN Administrators Meeting

Bringing administrators into the conversation

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently held its first-ever meeting for Convergence College Network (CCN) administrators.  The National CTC has long led an active and engaged group of faculty members, but recently realized it may be helpful to create a new opportunity for discussion at a higher administrative level. The conference call/webinar meeting was […]

CTC Tree Growth

A tree grows in Texas

  The Convergence College Network (CCN) began with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and just a handful of partner colleges.  Back then the CCN was called the Mentored College Network.  But as the CTC added more and more colleges, it became necessary to rethink the model.  Rather than mentor each college one-on-one, the CTC […]