Project Activities

ATE projects engage in a variety of activities to improve the education of science and engineering technicians.

PI Demographics

ATE Principal Investigators self-report information on race, gender, and age in order to the diversity in ATE leadership.

Program & Course Development

The ATE program supports the creation and improvement of programs and courses aimed at high school, two-year college, and four-year college students.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between educational institutions that provide students from secondary schools a pathway and education access to two-year colleges and four-year colleges.

Educational Material Development

The ATE program supports the creation, validation, and dissemination of educational material in print or digital formats to be used for instructional or assessment purposes.

Workplace-Based Learning

Workplace-based learning includes any situation in which a student gains experience at a work site, such as through internships, apprenticeships, co-op learning, and job shadowing.

Professional Development for Educators

The ATE program provides support for projects to develop and deliver professional development for educators, with a focus on enhancing their disciplinary capabilities, teaching skills, understanding of current technologies and practices, and employability skills.

Collaboration

The ATE program solicitation emphasizes the importance of engaging with industry to ensure programs are responsive to workforce needs and leveraging the assets of industry in preparing students for employment.

Evaluation

ATE projects are required to have an evaluation component to assess their quality and effectiveness. Evaluation of projects is intended to produce information that can be used to improve a project as it is being implemented and to determine and document a projects achievements.

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ATE Project Activities

(n = 294)
Projects engaged in activity
Projects planning for future
Principal Investigator Racial and Ethnic Identity
(n = 294)
81%
6%
6%
4%
2%
1%
White
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino/Latina
Multiracial
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Principal Investigator Gender Identity
(n = 291)
64%
36%
Male
Female
Principal Investigator Age
(n = 284)
3%
18%
28%
37%
14%
25-34 years
35-44 years
45-54 years
55-64 years
> 65 years
Number of Programs by Degree Type
(n = 76)
71
68
6
3
Bachelor's degree
Certificate
Other
Associate's degree
Degree Type of Students Who Completed Program
(n = 76)
846
550
201
29
Bachelor's degree
Certificate
Associate's degree
Other
Number of courses by audience
(n = 104)
381
25
13
8
2-year college students
High school students
4-year college students
Other
Number of students completed courses by audience
(n = 104)
7,841
618
415
229
2-year college students
Other
High school students
4-year college students
Two-year college to four-year college
High school to two-year college
Number of Articulation Agreements Developed by Education Level
(n = 39)
42
77
Number of Articulation Agreements in Place by Education Level
(n = 54)
366
11,166
Number of Institutions Involved in Articulation Agreements
(n = 59)
594
851
Number of Students Who Transferred Using Articulation Agreements
(n = 32)
2,779
1,500

Number of Materials Developed by Type

(n = 128)

Dissemination Platforms

(n = 128)

Percent of Projects Engaged in Type of Workplace-Based Learning

(n = 92)

Number of Students Participating in Workplace-Based Learning by Type

(n = 92)

Number of Activities by Type

(n = 144)

Number of Participants per Activity by Education Level

Preservice Teachers
High School Teachers
2-Year College Faculty
4-Year College Faculty
Other or Unknown
(n = 144)

Percent of Projects offering professional development by topic

(n = 143)

Percent of Projects Collaborating with Collaborator Type

(n = 256)

Percent of Projects Collaborating with Business and Industry Partners by Activity

(n = 206)

Total Monetary Support

$9,676,727

Total In-Kind Support

$7,139,933

Percent of Projects by Type of Evaluator

(n = 262)
77%
11%
9%
3%
External evaluator
No evaluator
Both internal and external evaluators
Internal evaluator (i.e. is a member of your staff)

Frequency of Interaction with External Evaluator

(n = 252)

Percent of Projects by Type of Evaluation Report

(n = 174)
73%
9%
18%
Both oral and written
Oral
None

Percent of Projects Share Evaluation Results by Audience

(n = 226)
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