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  • Mentor-Connect Mentee Selected for Space Mission

    Sian Proctor, PhD, a geoscience professor for more than 20 years at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, and current Mentor-Connect mentee, has been selected for Inspiration4. The three-day mission aboard a SpaceX rocket this autumn will be the first by an all-civilian crew of four.  

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  • Congratulations to the 2021 selected Mentor Fellows

    The Mentor Fellows internship program is an activity of the Mentor-Connect: Leadership Development and Outreach for ATE-2 project (DUE #1501183). Internship prepares new mentors to help new-to-ATE college faculty learn to develop competitive ATE grant proposals and grow as leaders.

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  • Apply to Become a Tech Star

    The Tech Star Scholarship Program is funded by a S-STEM (Scholarships — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Florence-Darlington Technical College for implementation by the South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SCATE) Center of Excellence.

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  • FDTC and Regional Stakeholders Contribute to new National Science Board Report: THE SKILLED TECHNICAL WORKFORCE: Crafting America’s Science & Engineering Enterprise

    In September 2019, NSF's NSB published, THE SKILLED TECHNICAL WORKFORCE: Crafting America’s....report to present their research findings from their 18-month identification effort of the opportunities and challenges facing students, incumbent workers, businesses, educators, and others involved with the Skilled Technical Workforce (STW). FDTC, SiMT, and SCATE were among some of the stakeholders featured.

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  • New Center Leaders are Mentor-Connect Alumnus

    Mentor-Connect alumni Jonathan Beck and Thomas Biller are the principal investigator and co-principal investigator, respectively, of the newest ATE Center –the Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT).

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  • FDTC SCATE Center and Mentor-Connect Project receives ATE sub-award

    The SCATE Center and Mentor-Connect: A Leadership Development & Outreach Initiative for ATE at Florence Darlington Technical College is proud to announce it has received a $107,000 NSF ATE sub-award grant, in partnership Westchester Community College (NY) and Arizona State University. 

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SCATE Center Initiatives

Teaching Technicians

Our online resource for Technician Educators, including professional development opportunities, teaching approaches, research findings, and more.

Mentor-Connect

Qualified individuals work with experienced ATE PI’s, Co-PI’s, and PM’s to develop grant writing and leadership skills for successful NSF ATE program funding.

Tech Stars

Qualified FDTC students are eligible to receive NSF S-STEM funded scholarships that promote student success while discouraging student loan debt.

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Latest News

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

The South Carolina Department of Administration (Admin) has developed three broad phases for returning to the workplace.

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SCATE Center Conducts S-STEM Tech Stars 2020 Spring Orientation

SCATE Center Conducts S-STEM Tech Stars 2020 Spring Orientation

Tech Stars project contributes to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians

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Mentor-Connect Hosted Winter Workshop in New Orleans, LA

Mentor-Connect Hosted Winter Workshop in New Orleans, LA

The Regenerative Impact of Mentor- Connect

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