The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants to the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU), according to the Penn State College of Engineering. The CNEU will develop a Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership (NPDP) to provide leading-edge nanotechnology education to post-secondary educators and students.
Atlanta Technical College is a CNEU partner in the NPDP project. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels.
Totaling more than $2.5 million, the awards, administered through the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, will provide funding through 2020. The ATE program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. It supports curriculum development, professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers, career pathways and other activities.
Atlanta Technical College is one of six community colleges selected to participate in the collaboration across the country.
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