HI-TEC Schedule


HI-TEC Preconference Schedule

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Sunday, July 16
4:00-7:00 pm Registration

Monday, July 17 (Food events for preconference workshop attendees only)
7:00am-6:00pm Registration
8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast (for morning workshop attendees only)
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break
Noon-1:00pm Lunch (for afternoon workshop attendees only)
2:30-3:00PM Refreshment Break
Tuesday, July 18 (Food events for preconference workshop attendees only)
7:00am-6:00pm Registration
8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast (for morning workshop attendees only)
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break
Noon-1:00PM Lunch on OWN
1:00-5:00pm TOUR: Brigham Young University Research Tour
1:00-5:00pm TOUR: Thanksgiving Point: A Gem in the Utah Desert


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Wednesday, July 19 (Food events for all conference attendees)
7:00am-5:00pm Registration
7:45-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45am Opening Session and Keynote
9:45-10:15am Refreshment Break / View Exhibits
9:45am-6:00pm Exhibit Hall Open / View Poster Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
Mechatronics Certifications: From Confusion to Clarity 
 Environmentally Benign Standalone Photovoltaic Systems (PV) for Disaster Relief and Remote Areas 
 Using Questionmark, an Online Testing Platform, to Conduct a Performance-Based Certification 
 Using Business Feedback to Align Curriculum and Stay on the Cutting Edge 
The Community College Challenge: Engaging Students in STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
Cultivating a Precision Agriculture Technology Program
ATE Industry Partnerships: Understanding Challenges, Impacts, and Successful Implementations
Connecting Industry Needs and Students with Competency-Based Digital Credentials 
Concurrent Sessions
Funneling Students to Pathways in Nanotechnology 
Engineering Technology Education in the United States: Report of a National Academy of Engineering Study
A New Approach to Teaching Mobile App Development
How to Change Skeptics to Enrolled Students Using the Innovative BYO Video Tool
Closing the Achievement Gap via Remotely Accessible Technology and Problem-Based Learning Experiments
Promoting Inclusion of People with Disabilities in STEM
From Belonging Uncertainty to Belonging with Certainty: Engaging Community College Students in STEM 
12:00-1:00pm Awards Luncheon
Concurrent Sessions
AMTEC and Purdue Technical Innovations: Advanced Troubleshooting Using a New AMTEC Virtual Simulator
A Biotechnology Curriculum: How to Start a Successful Program and Maintain It Long Term
Preparing Technicians for Integrated Photonics Manufacturing
Developing GeoINT (Geospatial Intelligence) and UAS (Drone) Courses and Programs
Breaking Down Barriers: Making Education More Accessible, Affordable, and Engaging
Build Your Industry Partnership Portfolio Through Start-Ups and Small Businesses
Reaching Out to Underrepresented Populations
Excellence with Integrity: College Success and Employability Skills
Concurrent Sessions
Building Inclusive Technology Communities Through Hackathons
Future Industrial Technologies with Students in STEM: Explore the Use of Arduino/Raspberry Pi, Robots, and Drones
Contract Service Work at Community Colleges: CSO Bio-Link Summit II
Spice Up Your STEM Content with Interactivity
How Can You Use Social Media to Increase Your Program’s Enrollment?
PathTech LIFE: Preliminary Findings for a National Survey of Advanced Technology Students
Creating Industry-Endorsed Personnel Certificates for the Technology Workforce
Increasing Female Enrollment in STEM Programs
Cross-Institutional Collaboration to Augment Workforce Training Programs for 21st-Century Employment
3:00-3:45pm Refreshment Break / View Exhibits
3:00-6:00pm View Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions
FAA Part 147 Digital Curriculum and Virtual Reality Simulations: Technician Education for Aircraft Maintenance
Don’t Restrain Me, Retain Me: A Case Study of a Small Community College’s Efforts at Retention
Virtual Materials Tester Demonstration
A Replicable Model for Interdisciplinary, Contextualized IT Instruction: Building Automation Systems
Providing Tools for Learning How to Learn STEM
Industry-driven Stackable Certifications for Advanced Technology Equipment
More Women in Advanced Technology: How To
Helpful Tools and Strategies for Managing Grants and Other Projects
4:30-6:00pm Technology Showcase Reception / Poster Sessions
Thursday, July 20 (Food events for all conference attendees)
Registration Open
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall Open
8:15-9:00am Concurrent Sessions
The Power of 3—Industry, Education, and ATE: 21st-Century Promising Practices
A Case Study for Simulations as an Introduction to New Programs in Advanced Technologies
Federal Resources for Cybersecurity Education and Talent Development
Successful Job Placement for Technician Graduates: Strategies and Resources
Take the BAIT: Completing a Bachelor’s IT Degree at Your Community College
The Whys and How of Captioning Your Classroom Videos
Expanding Technical Education Opportunities Through Distance Learning in Telepresence Classrooms
Your Program + Certification = Empowered Workforce
9:15-10:00am Concurrent Sessions
Planning a Mini Maker Faire That Showcases Your Regional Workforce Pipeline
Using Story and an Interactive Movie to Immerse Students in a Regulated Workplace
Lasers and Their Applications in Biotechnology and Health Science
Integrating Data Visualization and Communication Tools in the Curriculum
A Standard Model for Diagnostic Reasoning in the Mechatronics Lab
Scaling a Successful STEM Program for Students and Teachers: A Case Study of SEMI High Tech U
Hearing from Working Technicians Who Received Their Education at Community and Technical Colleges
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break/View Exhibits
10:30-11:15am Concurrent Sessions
Tools for Preparing Technical Students for Careers in Supply Chain Automation
CREATE Solar Institutes: Integrating Solar Energy Technology with Traditional STEM Curriculum
Building a Virtualization and Cloud Computing Degree Program
Three Centers Preparing 21st-Century Technicians for the New Industrial Revolution
How Can Academia and Dell EMC Partner to Help Students Prepare for IT Careers?
Help With Securing a First, or Next, NSF ATE Grant: The NSF ATE Program, Mentor-Connect, and Moving-On-Up!
Printing Silver Nanogrids on Glass: A Hands-on Investigation of Transparent Conductive Electrodes
Tweet, Post, Publish, and Promote: Outreach Strategies That Share Your Work with the World
11:30-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Introducing Technical Education at a Liberal Arts Community College
Teaching Cybersecurity Across the Disciplines
Career Connections
Spark Girls’ Interest in STEM with the “Tech Like a Girl” Initiative
Teaching the Internet of Things Has Just Become Far More Interesting
Funding Opportunities at the NSF: Programs of Interest to Two-Year Institutions
Industry Need to Employ Talent: Be the Answer—How Can Industry Connect with Your Talent Pipeline?
12:30- 1:30pm
Keynote Luncheon
1:45-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions
Connecting Industry and Education to Establish Self-Sustaining Workforce Development Ecosystems in Supply Chain Automation
NSA Cyber Security Centers for Academic Excellence (CAE): The Gold Standard
Smart, Connected, and Autonomous Cars: Future Impact on Technical Education
Roadmap for Intrusively Engaging Students to Program Completion and Beyond
Strategies for Grant Success: From Proposal to Implementation and Beyond
Ensuring YOUR Classroom Is Invitational to ALL Students
Empowering Individuals to Become STEM Industry Scholars
Refreshment Break
2:45-3:30pm Concurrent Sessions
Empowered: VEX Robotics and Alternative Learning Program Students
Infusing Vital Employability Skills Into Advanced Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Programs
Development of MEMS Course Content Using LabView and Arduino
Moving Manufacturing Workers Into Higher Paying Jobs: The Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing
Repackaging Evaluation Reports for Maximum Impact
Promoting Manufacturing Careers: Developing a Multi-layered Career Tool
Cybersecurity Educational Needs Require a Multi-Faceted Approach
Are You Thinking About Starting an Innovation/Maker Lab at Your College? Let’s Talk!
An Undergraduate Research Project: Teaching Non-Discipline-Specific “Soft” Skills