Academic Partners

The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus, land-grant, public research university that educates students from around the world and supports individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Oak Crest Institute of Science

Oak Crest Institute of Science

The Oak Crest Institute of Science is an innovative chemistry and biology research and education center where today’s scientists immerse a diversity of students of all academic levels in high-impact research, cultivating tomorrow’s scientists one individual at a time.

Purdue University

Purdue University

History. Traditions. Achievements. The Boilermaker story is full of milestones that have had a significant impact on our state, nation and world. 

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a globally recognized leader in higher education and technology innovation, research and development.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

At the University of Minnesota, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.

University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

Portland Community College

Portland Community College

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves over 60,000 full-time and part-time students. We offer high-quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland’s economic community.

Edmonds College

Edmonds College

Edmonds College is Guided by innovation, equity, inclusion, and a global perspective and committed to academic excellence, student success, and community engagement.

Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College creates opportunities for success by offering quality academic, technical and life-long learning experiences to its diverse communities in a collaborative, student-centered, data-informed and shared leadership environment.

Industry Partners

Rogue Valley Microdevices

Rogue Valley Microdevices

At Rogue Valley Microdevices, we are dedicated to providing high-quality manufacturing and engineering services for a wide variety of applications, including semiconductor, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and MEMS.

Bruker Nano Surfaces

Bruker Nano Surfaces

Bruker provides industry-leading surface analysis instruments for research and production.

Phygen Coatings

Phygen Coatings

Phygen’s patented PVD coatings (physical vapor deposition coatings) technology provides an extremely tough coating that is harder and has significantly higher abrasive wear resistance than those provided by conventional PVD surface coating processes.

Global Foundries

Global Foundries

With a wealth of semiconductor industry experience, GlobalFoundries is committed to being a catalyst for growth in the industries we serve.

Sandia National Lab

Sandia National Lab

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.

Cagent Vascular

Cagent Vascular

Cagent Vascular is dedicated to improving the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality and poor quality of life worldwide. The company’s vision is to be the leader for treating atherosclerotic disease with the first and only serration balloon technology to restore blood flow.

DiPaola Consulting

DiPaola Consulting

DiPaola Consulting provides leadership solutions, product design and commercialization services for entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations to drive topline, hypergrowth in new markets for healthcare, transportation, industrial, consumer electronics and defense.

Malvern Instruments

Malvern Instruments

Founded in the late 1960s, Malvern Instruments is now one of the world’s leading materials and biophysical characterization companies.

CIVCO

CIVCO Medical Solutions

For more than 35 years, CIVCO Medical Solutions has been committed to making image-guided procedures safer through the design, manufacturing, and marketing of medical products.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney

At Pratt & Whitney, we believe that powered flight has transformed – and will continue to transform – the world. It’s an engine for human progress and an instrument to rise above.

DNP123 Nano

DNP123 Nano

DNP123’s mission is making nanotechnology affordable and easy enough that anyone can do it. We work with educational institutions, industry, and government labs to enable the design and assembly of novel nanotech devices.

ASML

ASML

ASML is an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry. Find out what we do and why we do it.

Lockhead Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

TDK InvenSense

TDK InvenSense

InvenSense, a TDK Group Company, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab develops science and technology solutions for the world by bringing together multidisciplinary teams of researchers and creating world-class tools for scientific discovery.

LKD Aerospace

LKD Aerospace

LKD Aerospace simplifies the selection, sale, supply, and support of technical products and services for over 1000 defense and commercial aviation customers worldwide. We create sales opportunities through an established supply chain built more than 38 years in business.

HT Micro

HT Micro

HT Micro is leading the way to replace conventionally manufactured switches, connectors, and machined parts with the smallest, most reliable metal microfabricated products in the world.

TowerJazz

TowerJazz

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the leading foundry of high value analog semiconductor solutions, provides technology and manufacturing platforms for integrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer, industrial, automotive, mobile, infrastructure, medical and aerospace and defense.

Boeing

Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support.

MANCEF

MANCEF

MANCEF is a non-profit organization comprised of an international group of passionate technology commercialization evangelists who’s goal it is to accelerate the commercialization of emerging technology of all varieties.

SEMI

SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design chain, connecting over 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide.

ATE Partners

RAIN

Remotely Accessible Instruments in Nanotechnology Network

Remotely Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology (RAIN) allows students to access and control microscopes, like FESEM-field emission scanning electron microscopes, and analytical tools, like EDS-energy (X-ray) dispersive spectroscopy, to look at nano-sized materials from the ease of classrooms, or even home computers, all across the country.

Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center

Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center

Education and training to support the semiconductor and nanotech industries of New York State and Western New England.

SCME

Support Center for Microsystems Education

SCME identifies microsystems technician competencies, creates and disseminates educational materials and models, and provides professional development activities and cultivates our community of practice to develop a skilled microsystems workforce ready for research and development and industry manufacturing environments.

NACK Network

Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network

The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Network is the NSF National ATE Center for Nanotechnology Workforce Development. Through resource sharing, providing course materials, and stressing broad student preparation, we will help create and sustain economically viable nanotechnology education across the U.S.

Micro Nano Technology Education Special Interest Group

Micro Nano Technology Education Special Interest Group

Foster collaboration between educators at all levels, industry, and agencies for relentless improvement of the micro and nano technology workforce.

Materials Science Technology Education

Materials Science Technology Education

The Online Instructional Resources for Material Science Technology Education (MatEdU) is an NSF funded project focused on materials science.

Pathways to Innovation

Pathways to Innovation

The Building Pathways To Innovation (PTI) Through Strategic Employer Engagement (DUE 2039395) project builds on the ATE-supported Business & Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model, a proven method for strategic employer engagement developed by the National Convergence Technology Center. Colleges involved in PTI will develop employer partnerships that yield workforce intelligence that facilitates continuous program improvement and innovation.

Project Vision

Project Vision

Collaborating with two-year colleges to build capacity in their STEM workforce endeavors and to empower them to pursue funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.

Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative

Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative

The Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) uses an inquiry-based teaching model where students are exposed to real world science through a case study in an introductory course followed by a hands-on research experience resulting from questions about or related to the case.

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

One of the pillars of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), created in 2000 to coordinate the nanoscale research and development activity of more than 20 federal agencies, is the importance of user facilities and networks as part of a robust infrastructure and toolset.

National Convergence Technology Center

National Convergence Technology Center

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) helps colleges meet the fast-growing demand from business and industry seeking IT specialists (mobile networks, edge computing, private/public cloud computing, “Internet of Things,” mobile device integration, storage and network virtualization, video and voice integration, all over a secure network).

Mentor-Connect

Mentor-Connect

Mentor-Connect’s peer mentoring facilitates knowledge transfer from the more experienced to the less experienced. Peer mentoring also stimulates the engagement of STEM educators, broadens participation in the ATE Program, and develops a next generation of leadership to ensure the advancement of technician education to support our nation’s economy.

ATE Central

ATE Central

ATE Central is a free online portal and collection of materials and services dedicated to highlighting the work of the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers.

https://www.cord.org/index.php

Center for Occupational Research and Development

CORD is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to leading change in education. Since 1979, we have created educational tools and innovative programs to empower faculty and prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education.

CAST

CAST

CAST’s mission is to transform education design and practice until learning has no limits.

National Center for Autonomous Technologies

National Center for Autonomous Technologies

Lead the education of the nation’s Autonomous Technologies workforce through a concerted effort which will focus on expanding educational resources to address current workforce demands, develop career pathways, and broadly engage stakeholders from education, industry, government, and related ATE centers and projects.

InnovateBIO

InnovateBIO

Starting in October 2019, the biotechnology education and workforce development community is supported by the InnovATEBIO National Center for Biotechnology Education.

Affiliates

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of Community Colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 2-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students

nanoHUB

nanoHUB

nanoHUB.org is the premier place for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. Our site hosts a rapidly growing collection of Simulation Programs for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser.

The Freeman Center

The Freeman Center

The Robert G. Freeman Center for Career and Completion was established through a generous donation from Molly Munger and Steve English, local philanthropists and supporters of PCC.

Pasadena Rosebud Academy

Pasadena Rosebud Academy

The mission of the Pasadena Rosebud Academy Charter School is to provide an exceptional educational experience through uncompromisingly high expectations and standards for all students, staff, and parents in Pasadena and surrounding areas.

John Muir High School

John Muir High School

John Muir High School Early College Magnet aspires to excellence as a student-centered, comprehensive high school that is well known for its long-standing history of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

National Nanotechnology Initiative

National Nanotechnology Initiative

The NNI is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving 20 departments and independent agencies working together toward the shared vision of a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society.

Omni Nano

Omni Nano

Our mission is to educate and inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs of nanotechnology.

University of Southern California

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business. 

Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College advances individuals’ intellectual, career, and personal development by providing outstanding teaching and support.

Ivy Technical College

Ivy Technical College

We are Ivy Tech, Indiana’s Community College. We serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning. We empower our students to achieve their career and transfer aspirations. We embrace our vision of economic transformation inspired by the education and earnings attainment of our citizens, the vitality of our workforce, and the prosperity of our unique and diverse communities.

Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College changes lives by inspiring learning, diversity, social enrichment, and regional economic advancement.

Princeton University

Princeton University

Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. The University has been led by 20 presidents, spanning colonial times to the 21st century.

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses and with online classes.

Erie Community College

Erie Community College

In 2006, Erie Community College celebrated its 60th anniversary. In the past six decades, the college has grown from a small two-year technical institute to a three-campus college serving more than 14,000 students. Today, ECC is the second largest college in Western New York.

Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College is a proven leader in online learning. Established in 1978, the college has maintained a tradition of excellence in distance learning for over 40 years.

Southern University of Shreveport, Louisiana

Southern University of Shreveport, Louisiana

From training our community’s workforce to preparing students for four-year schools to leading the way in global educational success and completion, Southern University at Shreveport is committed to ensuring that we leave an indelible footprint in our community and beyond.