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 BILT Essentials:

Learn how to implement the Business and Industry Leadership Team, or BILT, model and how it helps to meet goals of both education and business.

View Resource How to Move Up from a Small Grant to a Regular Project in ATE

This Break Time Video includes 15 helpful tips to build the success of a small grant into a bigger project grant. Dr. Elizabeth Teles provides information on how to move up to larger grants.  

View Resource Community of Practice

Discover how a Community of Practice (CoP) deepens the knowledge of a group of people who share a common concern or passion.  This twelve-minute Break Time Video includes steps to develop and cultivate the CoP.

View Resource How to Recruit the Right BILT Members

This video focuses on how to recruit the right business and industry employers for your leadership team.  See how the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) model can be a WIN-WIN scenario for co leadership and co ownership by both the employer and education partners.

View Resource Social Media Planning

This Break Time Video includes ten steps on how to create a successful social media presence for your project.