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A special workshop was held at the Innovations conference in Maryland that focused on strategies and best practices for creating a competitive NSF grant proposal. Workshop attendees first heard a detailed presentation from National Science Foundation program officer Celeste Carter on the many program opportunities for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants.  Next, a panel of…

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is an ATE Center.  That is, the National CTC is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) center funded by the National Science Foundation.  The National CTC, hosted by Collin College in Frisco, Texas, is one of many such ATE centers and projects at community colleges around the country devoted to…

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HI-TEC is about a month away and the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and the Convergence College Network (CCN) are well-represented this year with five panels and workshops as well as a convening following the event. First up, Ann Beheler from the National CTC will be giving a Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) presentation…

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Each year, we get word of great news and exciting achievements happening at our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. As we get ready for the summer and the fall semester, we want to share with you a few such stories we received in the past year. Seminole State College of Florida was named best online…

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The National Science Foundation has awarded the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) a $3.9 million renewal grant to spend the next five years addressing the ongoing shortage of skilled IT workers.  This new grant will run through June 2022 and focus on emerging technologies – led by cloud computing and software-defined networking, plus the rapid…

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Last week, the CTC grant staff, partners and students attended the 2014 ATE PI Conference in Washington, DC. Great sessions, great speakers and great conversations made this conference one of the best yet! It was wonderful to hear about all of the exciting things the NSF ATE centers and projects are doing. Having a yearly…

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One of the sessions I attended at HI-TEC this year was aimed at introducing ATE centers and projects to the great number of resources available. The session was broken down into six roundtable discussions on individual topics. I got to pick which three interested me most.   Communications/Newsletters: This discussion was facilitated by Dr. Marilyn…

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