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PTSE team accomplishes variety of tasks through NSF grant

The PTSE team accomplished the following tasks while carrying out the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) three-year grant "Developing Students' Troubleshooting Skills in Energy Programs.":

  • Created and distributed 25 no-cost, open-source equipment and process operations modules, including Instructor Lesson Plans and Student Learning Plans, available to instructors and industry trainers.
  • Created and hosted three National Troubleshooting Competitions for student teams from college process technology programs.
  • Worked with education, industry, and vendors to create, review, and distribute grant deliverables.
  • Laid the groundwork for the continuation of the National Troubleshooting Competition.
  • Coordinated with an external evaluator to provide grant evaluation activities, surveys, and feedback.
  • Generated all required reports and documentation for the grant.
  • Attended and presented at NSF ATE Conferences.
  • Attended and presented at NAPTA Instructor Skills Conferences.
  • Created and published a National Troubleshooting Competition video.
  • Built and maintained the PTSE website.
  • Used social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to promote the grant and activities.
  • Created and distributed several newsletters.