ATE Facts



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  • ATE centers had 6,900 collaborations with industry during 2009
  • ATE Centers had $11 million in support
  • ATE Centers had $11 million in support
  • 27% of ATE students are women
  • 19% of ATE students are incumbent technicians
  • 52% were enrolled in two-year colleges
  • 32% were secondary school students
  • In fiscal year 2007, 247 active grants shared $49.9 million in funding


      July 21-24, 2013

Hyatt Regency Chicago

     Hi-TEC Conference




"America's security, prosperity, and well-being depend more and more on the vitality of our science and engineering workforce. With today's intense global competition for ideas and talent, we must sustain our nation's educational momentum." 

-NSF Director
Arden L. Bement, Jr.,



ATE Central is an online portal and collection of materials and services funded by the National Science Foundation to help educators, students, and the general public to discover and learn about the entire depth and breadth of the Advanced Technological Education program.



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Advanced Technological Education Centers

Partners with Industry for the new American workforce


Did you know that in 2009 ATE Centers and projects developed:

  • 1,740 Curriculum Materials
  • 1,372 Articulatio agreements among
  • 958 Institutions

Executive Summary

Winning the global skills race has been identified as a critical recommendation in every recent report on U.S. economic competitiveness. As developing countries increasingly educate their workforce in science and technology the U.S. must keep pace with the changing nature of the competition. To maintain leadership in the global marketplace, our nation needs a technically savvy science and engineering workforce capable of translating knowledge and skills into new processes, products, and services.

The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program utilizes educators from two-year colleges in leadership roles to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them.

Joint Center Projects Include: 



Upcoming Joint ATE Exhibits

The NSF ATE Joint Exhibits are geared to promote the NSF ATE mission through
dissemination of information and showcasing of ATE programs, products,
expertise, and services at key regional and national conferences.



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