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 Charting A Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education

This 48-page document presents the Federal Government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education, based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment.  The plan includes an overall  vision for American STEM education, goals, and pathways to...

View Resource KickStarter All Cohort Meeting Nov 2018 with HACU Guest Speaker John Aguilar

Every month the KickStarter program holds meetings with HSI Community Colleges who are in KickStarter Cohorts.  This meeting had a guest speaker, John Aguilar, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).  John shared information about HSIs, their numbers and funding over the years,  federal funding for fiscal year 2019, NSF's HSI...

View Resource Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network: Building Evidence Toolkit for Strengthening Capacity

Developed in collaboration with five Latin@ serving community-based organizations (La PazTrans Latina CoalitionMujeres Latinas en AcciónVoces LatinasCasa de Esperanza), this Toolkit is grounded in the realities of community-based organizations working from a culturally-specific framework. The Building Evidence Toolkit is a free, bilingual, online tool designed to strengthen the...

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.