Equity and Access STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit at the NSF ATE Conference this year

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting an Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit on October 23-26, 2018 in Washington, DC.

NAPE is pleased to be part of the steering committee that is designing and implementing this exciting and important program. The summit is designed to broaden equity and access in STEM by sharing the promising practices and resources of the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program with a focus on strengthening STEM technician education programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), rural colleges, and community colleges new to the NSF ATE program.

AACC seeks to engage up to 15 community college faculty and administrator teams to learn first-hand about NSF funding opportunities and ATE program resources that are being successfully used to recruit and retain underrepresented students, increase STEM completion rates, and prepare students to meet national STEM workforce needs. The event also includes the opportunity for the college teams to participate in the 2018 National ATE Conference to further network and engage directly with the ATE community. AACC will provide full travel support and cover the cost of registration fees for selected college teams to participate in the STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and ATE Conference.

An informational webinar will be held today, Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and a recording of the webinar will be available by July 30th for those who cannot attend the webinar.

To sign up for the webinar, obtain additional information, and to apply by the deadline of Monday, August 20, please go to

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