The Advanced Technological Education program promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supporting curriculum development; the preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program also promotes articulation between programs at two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities–in particular, articulation between two-year and four-year programs for prospective teachers and between two-year and four-year programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Additionally, the program invites proposals focusing on research relating to technician education. NSF expects to make 65 awards, depending on the availability of funding.

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