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.

 
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Projects funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program have several reporting requirements. This guide differentiates these various reports and provides tips on preparing for each. Annual Report, Final Report, ATE Survey, Evaluation reports,...
EvaluATE's brand-new toolkit for pre-award ATE evaluation is here! Check out Essential Steps: Where to Start and What to Do Next for suggested steps to identifying an independent evaluator and creating an evaluation with detailed guidance for each milestone. This toolkit was created to support those...
This tutorial will guide you through the process of filling out the forms that will be part of your proposal to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program. It is based on a MentorConnect webinar, conducted in May 2023 and available as a recording in the Mentor-Connect...
This webinar produced by Mentor-Connect focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals. It covers www.Research.gov to be used for 2023 Proposal submission.   Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal. The webinar...
The culture of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has an effect on many students' interest, self-concept, sense of connectedness, and persistence in these disciplines. New research is needed to understand whether STEM “gateway” courses continue to negatively impact...