ERIC Number: ED475434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Students at the Learning Edge: Advanced Technological Education Programs at Community Colleges.
Ashlock, Tim; Wright, Stephanie
The National Science Foundation (NSF) implemented the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program to strengthen the nation's technical workforce. ATE focuses on improving educational programs in science, mathematics, and engineering within community colleges. This book is one of several activities sponsored by an NSF grant to the American Association of Community Colleges. The authors tell the stories of 22 ATE students from 19 different community colleges. Some of the students and their projects follow: (1) Tori Parnell became the first woman to graduate from Florence-Darlington Technical College's ATE program. She and her classmates petitioned the administration to allow them to travel to sister colleges in order to gain a global perspective on engineering graphics; (2) The Ice Prowler is a specialty bicycle intended to allow transportation at nearly 100 degrees below zero. It was designed by ATE students (including Brian Case, who is profiled here) at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The Ice Prowler is being used at the South Pole; and (3) Carl Goin decided at age 58 to leave his banking career and pursue an education focusing on environmental sciences. He went to Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona, which has an environmental technology program. He now has a new career with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. (NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Engineering Education, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Mathematics, Science Education, Technical Education, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Community College Press, One Dupont Circle NW, Ste. 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($21 non-members; $17 members). Web site: http://www.aacc.nche.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.