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National Engineering Technology Education Clearinghouse

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



Conference Session

Serving the Information Needs of Engineering Technology Educators

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9.938.1 - 9.938.6



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Lance Miller

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Jack Waintraub

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Session 1150: Serving Needs of Engineering Technology and Engineering Educators

NATIONAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CLEARINGHOUSE ASEE 2004 Annual Conference Sponsor: Engineering Technology Division

By: Jack Waintraub, Lance Miller NJCATE: A National Center for Advanced Technological Education


NJCATE, a National Center for Advanced Technological Education dedicated to advancing the state of Engineering Technology education, has been a catalyst and a resource for technological education since its inception in 1995. Most recently it was funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program to implement the National Engineering Technology Education Clearinghouse, or NETEC, to serve as a resource center for dissemination of engineering technology program models, materials and pedagogical strategies.

Through NETEC, NJCATE and partners, in cooperation with other experts in engineering technology, broaden the scope of resources available to the engineering technology education community. NETEC, as it continues to grow, will contain an integrated, searchable database, and provide users with ready access to an extensive body of engineering technology education- related literature. This paper serves to introduce the Clearinghouse and to encourage its use.


Since 1993, the National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education program (ATE) has brought needed and welcome resources to foster improvement of technician education at community colleges, secondary schools and four-year institutions throughout the country. Because of ATE funding, some 500 projects and centers have implemented a wealth of exemplary curricula and instructional materials and practices, and technician education programs have been able to forge strong partnerships with business and industry, professional associations and other educational institutions. Taken together, these activities are designed to lead to comprehensive, system-wide improvements in technician education.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Miller, L., & Waintraub, J. (2004, June), National Engineering Technology Education Clearinghouse Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12768

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