Chattanooga State Awarded NSF Grant

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Chattanooga State Community College $197,944 as part of its Advanced Technological Education program. The grant entitled “Faculty Development for Technician Education in Welding, Materials Joining and Non-Destructive Testing” (DUE #1400530) will address a well documented and growing need for certified welding, materials joining, and nondestructive testing technicians. The project’s focus is to assist educators in the Chattanooga region with attracting students and preparing them with the most current knowledge, skills and credentials to meet industry needs in material joining and non-destructive testing.

An extended professional development workshop will occur in the summer of 2015 and will be coupled with one-on-one follow-up mentoring for secondary and post-secondary welding instructors.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Smith at 423-697-4761 or email Jacqueline.smith@chattanoogastate.edu.

 


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