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Advanced Technology Environment
al

and Energy Center Activities

Program
Management

National Reports

Authored by ATEEC

Web Site
Dissemination of
ATEEC Resources

Professional
Development for
Educators

Marketing of ATEEC
Resources

Quad Cities
Community
Support

Support of Other
EICCD Grants

Grants
Management

#

Activity

Description

Measurable Results

Staffing

Due Date & %
Complete

Supporting
Doc

1

National Visiting
Committee (NVC)
meets annually


NVC
meets in person annually to monitor
project implementation and progress toward
objectives, goals
,

and timeline; offers
recommendations.

NVC

monitors grant implementation and
progress. Meeting reports on file. Meeting
March 25, 2011. Provides ATEEC with a written
report.

Director

Apr 1, 2011

100%


Committee
Report

2

NVC

holds
conference call
three times a
year

NVC

meets by conference call fall and winter
and prior to annual meeting to monitor project
implementation and progress toward objectives,
goals
,

and timeline; offers recommendations.

Next Meeting is
scheduled for May 7
, 2012
.


Agenda and supporting
information posted to
NVC

W
eb pages
.

D
irector


Nov 3,

2011


Feb 6, 2012
May 7,2012

66
%

Agenda and
Minutes

ateec.org/n
vc


3

Provide for
annual
independent
evaluation of
ATEEC NSF
funded program

ATEEC
contracts with t
he Sheinkopf Group. They
provide consulting support business
management functions in the areas of energy
management program support and energy
education as it relates to energy efficiency,
renewable energy, and general energy
education in t
he K
-
12, community college, and
higher education sectors.

An annual independent evaluation is provided

to

ATEEC by the Sheinkopf Group. ATEEC also
participates in the annual ATE
s
urvey b
y
evaluations conducted by the NSF
-
funded
Evaluation Resource Center.

Director

Mar 1, 2011

100%

Annual
Evaluation

4

Conduct Defining
Environ
mental
Technology

Workshop

ATEEC staff conducts national workshop with
business/industry, education, and government
agency representatives to develop defining
charts and occupational
categories, titles
,

and
job functions.

Defining Environmental Technology

rep
ort
and
chart
published and disseminated 2009.


Developers

Director

2008

100%

Publications
available on
W
eb site.

ateec.org


5

Conduct
Defi
ning
Energy
Occupation
workshop


ATEEC staff conducts national workshop with
business/industry, education, and government
agency representatives to develop defining
charts and occupational categories, titles
,

and
job functions.

Defining Energy Technologie
s and Services

rep
ort
and chart
published and disseminated
2009.


Developers

Director

2009

100%

Publications
available on
W
eb site.

ateec.org


6

*Conduct
Regional Energy
Conversations

*new supplemental
award and task

2009

ATEEC staff conducts
seven

regional workshops
with business/industry, education, and
government agency representatives to obtain a
snapshot view of existing and upcoming energy
jobs and determine which jobs are currently
needed by region.

Regional En
ergy Conversations

Report and
C
hart of Fastest
-
Growing Energy Jobs

published and disseminated
. Completed
s
pring
2010
:

Seven
Regional Energy Conversations
Workshops, 42
-
page report, and
c
hart of
f
astest
-
g
rowing
e
nergy
j
obs
.

Developers

Ex Director

2010

100%

Publications
available on
W
eb site.

ateec.org


7

*Conduct a

National Energy
Technician
Education
ATEEC, working in partnership with
NSF
and the
American Associati
on of Community Colleges,
hosts a

National Energy Technician Education
Summit

to determine

how community colleges
Approximately 100 key individuals
representing industry, education, government
and nonprofit organizations participated

in
Washington, DC on Dec. 8


10, 2010. Results
Developers

ATEEC Staff


Ex Director

June

30, 2011

100%

Publications
available on
W
eb site.

ateec.org

Summit

*new
supplemental
award and task

2010

can me
et industry's current and future needs for
technicians in the energy sector.

are compi
led

in
Preparing Energy Technicians
for the 21
st

Century Workforce
report
,
published
,

and disseminated
.



8

Assemble,

publish
,

and
d
isseminate
ATEEC News.


Produce
/disseminate
ATEEC News

two
times/year. Dissemination through electronic
methods. Single articles disseminated in a just
-
in
-
time manner are assembled into

the

ATEEC
News
newsletter
.

ATEEC market penetration will double by
project month 48. Fall 2010
and
s
pring 2011;
10 pages
each
distributed electronically
through the PETE and ATEEC
n
etworks and to
all
environmental and energy programs listed
by ATEEC. Approximate distribution
3
,
3
00
.

Developers

ATEEC News

Director


Oct 1, 2010

Mar 1, 2011

Sep 21, 2011

100%

Printed
ATEEC
News

for
fall and
spring,
available on
W
eb site.
ateec.org


9

Publish and
disseminate
monthly
ATEEC
News

a
rticles

Produce
/
disseminate ATEEC articles monthly.

Dissemination through electronic methods and
social media. Single articles disseminated in a
just
-
in
-
time manner are assembled into
the
ATEEC News
newsletter
twice a year
.

July, Aug
,

and Sep
m
onthly issues, Oct full
i
ssue

Developers

ATEEC Staff

Assoc

Director

Monthly

Sep


May

50
%

Just
-
in
-
t
ime

ATEEC
News
,
available on
W
eb site


10

Update
Best
Practices

manual;
u
pdate
Energy Careers
Survey report

Resource Center

Specialist conducts
benchmarking activities every 6 months to
research energy programs/materials;
disseminates

on the
Web site
. The
Best Practices
in Environmental and Energy Technology
Education

manual is updated with energy
program

and Tribal
c
ollege

in
formation
,

and
is
available on the
Web site
.

Current information regarding best practices in
energy programming available on ATEEC Web
site;
Best Practices in Environment and Energy
Technology Education

manual updated and
reviewed by PETE
June 2011
.

Fina
l edits being
made.


Developers

ATEEC Staff

Assoc Director

Jun 1,

2011

100
%


Best
Practices
Manual

available on
W
eb site


11

Maintain ATEEC
Web site

to be
primary tool for
information and
product
dissemination

Web
Specialist
maintains
C
enter
W
eb sites and
updates weekly.

www.ateec.org
;
ateeclab.org
;

www.brownfields
-
toolbox.org
;
www.eerl.org
;
www.nahantmarsh.org
.

A total page view count grows from 85,896 in
20
08
,

to
98,408

in
20
09
,

to 128,118 in
20
10
,

and 111,194

in 2011
.
Total visits are
steady

at
34,370 compared to 32
,287 last year.

A
verage
time on

the
ATEEC

site 2 minutes
56

seconds.

Web Staff

ATEEC Staff

Assoc Director

Weekly

100%

ATEEC Web
Report

12

Build new ATEEC
Web site

T
o reflect advances in web technology
producing a cleaner easer to navigate site
.

New web site
s

have

been built and
are

up and
running.

Web Staff

ATEEC Staff

Assoc Director

Oct

30
, 2011

95
%

ateec.org


13

Develop NVC
W
eb page

Page to distribute and store committee
information.

Page is up and running.

Web Staff

Director

Nov 30, 2011

95%

ateec.org/n
vc




14

Establish
directory to
traditional and
online
environmental
programs

Provide

online, cross
-
referenced matrix to two
-
year
and
certificate environmental programs;
updates ATEEC
Web site

data
quarterly at a

minimum.

Updated listing and
interactive
map on
Web
site

of organizations offering
currently active
environmental technology programs

Developers

ATEEC Staff

Director

Jan 1 2012

8
5
%

Directories
available on
ATEEC W
eb
site.

ateec.org


15

Expand number
of ATEEC
products for
distribution
through the
W
eb
site

Maintain a
clearinghouse

of ATEEC products
and
applicable external resources
including
o
ccupational
a
nalyses, DACUMS, multimedia,
and
c
urriculum
a
ctivities for
e
nvironmental and
e
nergy
p
rograms for
free
download via ATEEC
W
eb site.

Increase number of

new
products for energy
and environmental instructors by 5% per year
and collect demographic information on users
of products. There are cur
rently
3
27

products
in the
clearinghouse
,

an increase of
3
3; a total
of
46,645

items have

been

downloaded since
the store was implemented
in April 2007;
1,417
downloaded in 201
1
.


Developers

Web Staff

Director

Sept 1 2011

95
%

ATEEC Web
Report

16

Expand
eERL
’s
sustainable
en
ergy and
environmental
content

eERL

Specialist identifies online
energy/environmental needs; oversees
collection/jury
ing

of library content; gathers
resources from industry, research, trade, etc.

Log of contacts and materials identified
is
maintained. Expanded from 2,584 on 4/1/09 to
9,284 on 4/1/10
to 11,096 on 3/1/11:

a 16
%
increase in size

this
year.
This year focused on
culling out bad links and running just over
6,000 doc.

Developers

Contractor

Aug 1 2011

80%

eERL Report

17

Conduct usability
testing of
eERL

site

eERL

Specialist works with external evaluator to
conduct functionality, usability
,

and value
testing of the eERL site.

Evaluation of usability of eERL site is
ongoing
as part of the ATEEC
A
nnual Independent
Evaluation.


Developers

Contractor

Monthly

100%


18

Conduct Fellows
Institute

ATEEC staff conducts one
-
week Fellows Institute
for
approximately
20 instructors each year in
the environmental and energy areas in
cooperation with UNI.

Five

Fellows Institutes conducted; 80
instructors participate. Accepted 1
7

into the
program, 1
4

completed in 20
11
.
No Fellows

Institute

in 2012 due to funding issues.

Su
b
a
ward

ATEEC Staff

Director

Contractor

June

2011

10
0%

ateec.org/p
rofdev/fello
ws/


19

*
Conduct an
Agriculture
-
Based
Renewable
Energy and
Sustainable

Energy Institute
in Denmark


*new
supplemental
award and task

2010

Five faculty and 10 students will be recruited
from ATEEC and
AgrowKnowledge

(Kirkwood
CC) for the four
-
week program.
Participating
faculty will contribute to the intellectual
partnering

between Denmark and the U.S. in the
area
s

of agriculture
-
based renewable energy
and

sustainable energy research.
P
articipating
faculty will
t
hen
develop modules in agriculture
-
based renewable energy and sustainable energy
that can be incorporated into community
college courses.

Five
f
aculty and
1
0
students
participated

and
workshop
completed with good outcomes.


Assoc

Director

Sub
a
ward

June

2011

100
%

ateec.org/p
rojects/curr
ent/denmar
k.htm




20

Conduct
GreatEST

Institute for
Environmental
Health and
Safety
Instructor’s
Professional
Development

Partnering with PETE
,

ATEEC
annually
offers

the
Great Environmental Safety Training Institute
(GreatEST) for 20 instructors
,

and three
refresher programs for up to 100 pa
st
participants
. A
ll
are
funded by a NIEHS grant to
PETE.

The ten
-
day GreatEST Institute
was

offered
June 13


22 in Davenport.
17

community
college instructors
completed

this year’s
institute. Refresher programs are scheduled
for March, May
,

and July.

H&S

Staff

Director

June

2011

100
%

www.natio
nalpete.org
/index.php?
option=com
_content&v
iew=article
&id=89&Ite
mid=102


21

Assist PETE in
c
onduct
ing

PETE
conferences


ATEEC
contracts with PETE and partners with
CCCHST to conduct

two PETE
professional
development conferences

each year in the
environmental and energy areas for instructors.
Eight PETE conferences
(2 per year)
conduct
ed.

Two conferences
March 17
-
18

at
University of
Tennessee

with 68 attending;
July 15
-
16 at
Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills
,

MI
with 48 attending
. PETE’s NIEHS grant
Community College Consortium for Health and
Safety Training provides travel support for
many participa
nts.

PETE Staff

Director

H&S Staff

March 2011

July 2011

10
0%


www.natio
nalpete.org

22

Provide
professional
develop
ment
activities on the
ATEEC
Web site

ATEEC staff develops and implements
professional development online activities
networking forum, “Ask the Expert” forum,
bulletin board, and webinars for instructors.
ATEEC
will in 201
1

assemble, interpret, and
communicate science
-
based information
regiona
lly and nationally on energy and
environmental technology
. Goal
:

400 instructors
participate in online activities by month 48.

Staff held an environmental workforce
development online conference for 100
participants Feb 14, 2011. Thirty
-
four 30
-
min.
online

conferences calls have been held on
Brownfields environmental program
development and management with over 300
participants (average 10 per session) in 2010.


Sustainable Ag Webinar held with SEED, 89
participants.

Staff will offer
1

or
2

web programs in 201
2
.

Director

ATEEC Staff

Contractor

Quarterly

75
%




www.brow
nfields
-
toolbox.org


23

Market Resource
Center to
technician
ed
ucators in
other career
fields

Resource Center Specialist develops and
disseminates marketing materials to community
college programs that require knowledge of
environmental and energy technology.

New ATEEC marketing materials being
developed for the opening of ATEEC Energy
and Enviro
nment Center
.

New
c
ards,
m
aterials for Interactive

Learning

Lab,
n
ew Web
s
ite
,

and
n
ew
l
ogo
.

Developers

ATEEC Staff

Assoc Director

Sep 30
, 2011

8
0
%


24

Present
and
disseminate
ATEEC material
at
national/regional
conferences

ATEEC staff presents at a minimum of two
regional and two national conferences/year.

ATEEC staff presents
annually at PETE
conferences and

National ATE
and WDI

Conference
s
.
ATEEC
staff also p
resented
at
the
EPA Brownfields Workforce Conference,
NIEHS’s Haz
mat Environmental Conference in
NC, and
the
IREC Clean Energy Workforce
Education Conference

in

NY

plus at all ATEEC
sponsored programs and workshops.

Developers

ATEEC Staff

Assoc Director

Ex Director

Quarterly

100
%


25

Offer Energy,
Environmental
Health
,

and
Safety
t
raining to
local business
and industry

ATEEC staff provides program
s

to local business
and industry in the form of short
-
term courses
and technical assistance.

Last year staff provided 250 classes, 1,437
training hours to 2,381 students. Tech
nical
assistance was provided to four organizations

H&S Staff

Director

Weekly

100%

www.eicc.e
du/business
/services/e
nvirnmtnl/i

ndex.html

26

Provide
curriculum and
professional
development
support to EICCD

ATEEC staff provides support to EICCD
Health,
Safety
,

and Environmental Technology (HSET)
Certificate and
AAS
Degree

programs
;

EICCD/WIU
-
QC Conservation Technology
Natural Resources Management AS/BS; EICCD
Renewable Energy Systems Specialist
Certificates and
AAS
Degree;
and non
-
credit
Energy and Environmental programs.

Programs are current, and staff is provided
professional devel
opment opportunities. All
program staff have participated in ATEEC
professional development activities. Staff has
assisted with program curriculum
development.

Developers

H&S Staff

ATEEC Staff





27

Support
environmental
and energy
technology
awareness
in K
-
12 schools, area
colleges
,

and
general public

ATEEC staff provides support to EICCD’s Nahant
Marsh as a hands
-
on environmental education
facility for
K
-
12 schools
, area colleges
,

and the
public.

It is a
location for energy education
exhibits and displ
ays for public and area schools.

As a former EPA Superfund site, it is a living
example of successful use of environmental
technology to restore a contaminated area.

Location for 2010 ATEEC Fellows

Institute

and
Green Energy programs. Over the past year
6,112 people have attended programming at
the Marsh. 1,416 K
-
12 students, 856 college
students, 318 K
-
12 teachers, 39 K
-
12 schools,
and 6 colleges. 11 college courses were taught
at the site.

Educational
Specialist




www.nahan
tmarsh.org


28

Develop
and
exhibit

educat
ional
interactive
displays that
highlight

renewable
energies

and
sust
ainable
environmental
practices

The new Advanced Technology Environment
al

and Energy Center
is

located on the first floor of
th
e Mississippi Plaza building, 2
0
1

N.
Harrison
Street,
Davenport, IA
. It is located across the
street from the Figge Art Museum, and just a
block from River Music Experience in the historic
Redstone building at Second and Ma
in.

Exhibits
are funded by a US Department of Education
Grant and funding from Iowa Energy Fund.


Exhibits for the Center
were

designed and
fabricated by Arden Hills, Minnesota
-
based Split
Rock Studios. Split Rock is an award winning full
service diorama studio.

The
Advanced Technology
Environment
al

and
Energy Center
is

divided into three main areas:

1.

The Interactive

Learning Lab
will provide a
4,445 square
-
foot area housing
per
manent and mobile interactive
exhibits and displays for the general
public. Permanent displays will include
Intro to Energy, Solar Energy, Bio
e
nergy,
Green Technology
,
and Wind Energy.

2.

The instructional area will include two
classrooms and a small conferen
ce room
for credit and non
-
credit offerings,
programs
,

and seminars.

3.

The office and work area will provide for
10 ATEEC instructional designers, support
staff
,

and administrators who work with
experts in both research and industry to
develop comprehensiv
e, professionally
validated, curriculum materials and
programs.

Ex Director
Assoc Director

ATEEC Staff

Aug 30
, 2011

100%

New
Environment
and Energy
Center Web
Site
:
ateeclab.org


29

1.

Support

the SEET
NSF ATE Project

The primary goal of the Sustainable Energy
Education and Training (SEET) ATE project is to
build the capacity of renewable energy and
energy efficiency technicians to meet the
challenges of the 21st century workplace
through professional development for
ed
ucators.

The SEET professional development workshop
is scheduled for June 12 through 24 in Golden
Colorado in partnership with Colorado School
of Mines and using the recourses of NREL.
SEET materials are on the ATEEC Web site.

Developers

ATEEC Staff

4 o
f

5
Complete

80%

ateec.org/su
stainable
-
energy
-
education
-
training
-
seet



30

2.

Support the EPA
Brownfields
Grant

This

EPA
-
funded

project will provide Brownfields
communities

and stakeholders
with essential
knowledge, tools, and skills to build community
capacity in the area of environmental job
development, education, and training.

Conduct national workshops focused on
establishment of environmental training, and
job develo
pment programs, and provide
technical assistance to members of the
Brownfields community.

Conduct an annual
meeting
for the recipients of
Job

Development and
Training grants.

Create a Brownfields Toolb
ox

Web site



A
Guide to Developing Successful and Sust
ainable
Environmental Job Training Programs.


Staff c
onduct
electronic
national workshops
focused on establishment of environmental

job
development and
training programs, and
provide technical assistance to membe
rs of the
Brownfields community every two we
eks.
Approximately 300 individuals have
participated in over 30
electronic
programs
this year. All programs are available as POD
casts on the
Brownfields Toolbox W
eb site.


A
n annual
meeting
for the recipients of Job

Development and Training
grants is sc
heduled
for August 2011
.



Create a Brownfields Tool
b
ox

Web site



A
Guide to Developing Successful and
Sustainable Environmental Job Training
Programs.

ATEEC Staff

Contractor


www.brow
nfields
-
toolbox.org


31

3.

Support New
ERA Sustainable
Agriculture
Project


This USDA
-
funded project has three goals:

1) advance technology education and training
that support agriculture
-
based renewable
energy through curricula and materials
development for secondary and postsecondary
institutions;

2) strengthen the nation’s agriculture
-
based
renewable energy programs t
hrough
professional development opportunities for
community college and secondary educators;
and

3) develop delivery systems that encourage the
use of technology, curricula, applied research
and instruction.

1)

A curricula team is developing the
entry level
agriculture
-
based
renewable energy through curricula
.

2)

A
griculture
-
based renewable energy
professional development

program is
scheduled for June 12


24.

3)

Web site and workshops are under
development.


ATEEC Staff

Subaward

Assoc Director

End Date

Aug 31,
2012

80%

http://agen
ergyia.org/


32

4.

Support the
EARTH Grant
with DCSD

The goal of the EARTH (Environmental Activities
and Resources for Teacher enhancement) is to
address low performance and improve science
education

of 3
rd

through 8
th

grade students in
Davenport Community School District through
teacher professional development that uses the
environment as a teaching and inquiry
-
based
theme and incorporation differentiated
instruction and weighting assessments
strate
gies.

Through three annual summer institutes and
follow up seminars, teachers learn
to perform
inquiry
based

learn
ing,

its meaning, value, and
how to use it to help students learn science

ATEEC Staff

DCSD

Director

Contractor

End Date
Sept 30,
2012

80%

https://sites.
google.com/s
ite/dcsdearth
project/


33

5.

Reporting

Complete annual reports required by NSF
.

Annually complete ATE s
urvey,
a
nnual
p
rogress
r
eport, and
m
onthly
f
inancial
s
tatus
r
eports
.


Director



34

Partners

ATEEC partners with many organizations to
achieve goals and objectives.

Below is a listing of current partners.

ATEEC







MidAmerican Energy

Lee Enterprises