Invited Letter: Greetings from the National Science Foundation
- 1. Program Officer, ATE Program, National Science Foundation
Hello from the National Science Foundation!
It is my pleasure to support the Journal of Advanced Technological Education (JATE) and its success in reaching community and technical colleges since its introduction in 2022. I am excited to contribute to this second issue of Volume 2 of the JATE. As a Program Officer at NSF from a community college, an author of several publications focused on innovations in technician education, and a proud member of the NSF ATE leadership team, I am aware of the importance of community and technical colleges publishing their work in the JATE. As an engineer who worked in industry prior to my teaching career, I understand that our nation's two-year schools are keystones of the community in preparing students to enter directly into the workforce and contribute to our nation's economy. The JATE provides a voice for these institutions to share their research and accomplishments with a national audience.