Resource Library

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.

New Resources
Transforming Academia and Theorizing Spaces for Latinx in Higher Education: Voces Perdidas and Voces de Poder

This resource speaks to the urgent need to attend to issues of retention regarding the Latinx student population in higher education and suggests the need for policy in support of bilingual education as a manner of attending to the growing Latinx population in higher education. In the article, the author makes a point to express the value of the voices of Latinx students or voces de poder (voices...
Coffee Break Webinar: Reading the Solicitation

Set yourself up for success by thoroughly reading and understanding the NSF ATE solicitation. This Coffee Break lets you know how to access the solicitation and answers questions like, "What is it?", "What does it include?", and "When you should read the solicitation?" 

Creating a Sense of Community and Belonging for Latinx Students

This resource provides information about the barriers Latinx students face while embarking upon their college journey. Some of the barriers include the financial burden or the cost of college, the potential language barrier as many Latinx students learn English as a second language after Spanish, potential citizenship issues and the fact that the decision to attend college affects the entire...
Anchoring comunidad: how first- and continuing-generation Latinx students in STEM engage community cultural wealth

This article from the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education compares the experiences of first-generation and continuing-generation Latinx college students in regards to their forms of capital.  The authors examine the different experiences of first-generation students entering with "community cultural wealth" and continuing-generation students entering with traditional capital....
Advanced Technological Education Getting Started booklet 2020

This booklet is recommended for all principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and other team members involved in newly awarded projects and centers in FY20. Others who may find the workshop useful include new awardees in FY19 and other project personnel from prior years who have recently become involved in ATE projects and centers. The goal of this workshop is to make new grantees...