Two Hundred Presenters Bring the Latest Technology and Educational Innovations to the 2012 ATMAE Conference

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With the theme of “Strengthening Our Connections” The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) will be bringing professionals from all over the country to share the latest research and techniques in Nashville, TN. With the goal of broadening the understanding of industry and academic institutions working together to strengthen tomorrow’s workforce in applied engineering, ATMAE members will attend almost 200 peer presentations, attend workshops on the latest technologies and classroom innovations and network with engineering and technology leaders.

Dr. Jessica Buck, Jackson State University

I attend the ATMAE Conference because I want to continue to grow and learn more about technological applications and innovations.

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) will be holding their Annual Conference “Strengthening Our Connections” at the Nashville Airport Marriott, from November 14 through 17, 2012. Since 1967, ATMAE (formerly known as NAIT) has been bringing leaders in technology and education together to discuss leading edge educational techniques and the latest in engineering technology from industry.

This year, ATMAE will feature nearly two hundred research presentations, in such diverse fields as nanotechnology (Developing a New White Collar Workforce) to Manufacturing (Modeling Supply Chain Dynamics) to Education Administration (Benchmarking Faculty Salaries in Related Disciplines).

The 2012 lineup of workshops includes:

Implementation of the PIC MicroController Training System and Curriculum on Embedded System Designs (funded by NSF and supported by Microchip and micro Engineering Lab)
Using Nanotechnology-based Experiments to Teach NanoScale and Traditional Concepts (sponsored by Dakota County Technical College and the Nano-Link, A Regional Center for Nanotechnology Education)
Modernize Your Tech Program with Microsystems (MEMS) (sponsored by the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education-SCME)
Growing Your Technology Program-Appropriate Strategies that have Worked (presented by Department Chairs at San Jose State University and Ohio University)
Wind Trainer Seminar-Ride the Wind Power Without a Huge Investment (Brought to us by Lotus Creative Innovations, a leader in affordable training systems in wind power systems)

Jessica Buck, Assistant Professor at Jackson State University, says, “I attend the ATMAE Conference because I want to continue to grow and learn more about technological applications and innovations.”

And the ATMAE Annual Conference is a terrific place to hear the latest on:

Community College and Technical Institutes (CCTI)
Distance and Online Learning
Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Technology (EECT)
Student Chapter and Robotics
Women in Technology

And network with colleagues and fellow professionals from all over the country.

The ATMAE Annual Conference is open to students, academic professionals as well as industry professionals in all areas of technology, management and applied engineering. The Robotics contest for college students is a perennial favorite.

William Grise, Professor at Morehead State University, says “I like the robotic contest; it is a real focus for the students.”

Other activities for students at the conference include:

Lincoln Electric Virtual Welding Competition
Technology Challenge
Graduate Student Research Competition
Student Robotics Competition

And for the first time, the National Industry Advisory Committee (NAIC) will be adding sessions supporting industry and student interaction:

Building You as a Brand-Interview Do’s and Don’ts
Marketing Yourself-Interviews with Industry Executives

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) is an international organization that sets standards for academic program accreditation, personal certification, and professional development for educators and industry professionals involved in integrating technology, leadership and design. For more information, visit our website at

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