Welcome to Mentor-Connect’s Resource Library. The purpose of this library is to provide a comprehensive, interactive collection of resources that can be utilized by STEM faculty, administrators, grant writers, mentors, mentees, etc. to further serve the goal of Mentor-Connect to advance technician education and leadership development by supporting potential, current, and former grantees of the NSF ATE program.

The library contains print resources, webinars, and links to other helpful sites. Users will find the most current grant proposal guides and updates from the NSF, webinars conducted by Mentor-Connect for all aspects of grant writing, sample documents provided by former and current grantees, and a large supply of informational articles.

These resources are provided free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Each resource contains a record with its sharing permissions. The resources that are in the public domain may be used without restriction. The resources marked “Attribution—Non-commercial—Share Alike” may be used non-commercially as they are or changed by the user, as long as the user credits the author and licenses new creations under the identical terms. Resources marked “Unknown” were provided to Mentor-Connect without an existing fair use statement. Please contact these providers whenever possible to determine permissions.

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View Resource Mentoring in the ATE Program 2018

This PowerPoint presentation accompanied the 2018 ATE PI Getting Started conference. Included is an overview of the grant writing and getting funded process as well as the project startup and management process.

View Resource Check List for “Moving Up” proposals to ATE

This checklist was part of the Moving Up workshop at the 2018 ATE PI conference.  It includes important steps in managing subsequent ATE grants, such as including lessons learned from your first grant experience and focusing on local community needs and resources.

View Resource Moving Up Pre-Conference 2018 ATE PI Workshop

These documents accompanied the Pre-Conference ATE PI conference in October of 2018. Included are a PowerPoint of the presentation, a workshop checklist, a guide for a speed mentoring activity, and questions that were generated in the workshop. The workshop provided guidance on how to plan subsequent ATE grants that build on the success of your first one. Included in the presentation are 16 tips...

View Resource HSI ATE Hub Synergy Session

This PowerPoint presentation explores the opportunities and challenges of Hispanic-serving institutions. The PowerPoint shows the roles of Mentor-Connect and the Kickstarter campaign in creating a community to help HSI institutions write ATE grants for technician education.  The final slide has contact information for ATE and Kickstarter personnel.  

View Resource Transforming STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Instituitons in the United States

This report serves as an executive summary of key recommendations that emerged from extensive analyses of critical needs, challenges, and opportunities related to improving STEM education in HSIs. Inputs were generated during a 2017 working conference convened, in part, to inform the development of a HSI program through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The conference was intentionally...