Penn State and Atlanta Tech Partner to Develop Nanotechnology Workforce
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.