Outstanding ATE Project Evaluation Award

A Collaborative Approach to Work-Based Learning in Biotechnology: Building Inclusive Lab Environments

Project Team

James Lewis, PI
Karen Leung, Co-PI
City College of San Francisco

Evaluator

Andrea Goldfien

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Outstanding Small, New to ATE Project Evaluation Award

Integrating Biotechnology and Applied Engineering to Meet Emerging Advanced Technological Workforce Needs

Project Team

Brian Worley, PI
Johnston Community College

Evaluators

John Cosgrove
Maggie Cosgrove
Cosgrove & Associates

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Outstanding Small, New to ATE Project Award

Integrating Biotechnology and Applied Engineering to Meet Emerging Advanced Technological Workforce Needs

Why the judges selected this evaluation

The judges praised the evaluation’s ability to tell a compelling story about the project; attention to sustainability, especially in a new-to-ATE project; and descriptions of a productive relationship between the project and evaluation teams. They also commended the evaluation for effectively collecting data from multiple sources while remaining focused on answering key evaluation questions.

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Outstanding ATE Project Evaluation Award

A Collaborative Approach to Work-Based Learning in Biotechnology: Building Inclusive Lab Environments

Why the judges selected this evaluation

The judges praised the evaluation’s integration of quantitative and qualitative data in a way that enriched the findings; focus on industry needs and collaboration; and range of desired outcomes, including criteria around diversity, equity, and inclusion. They were particularly drawn to the persuasive testimonials from project staff that described the overarching utility of the evaluation efforts.

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Nomination Testimonials

What makes an outstanding ATE evaluation? The answers can be varied of course, but in the two ATE evaluations honored in 2023, four common themes emerged from the nomination testimonials.

The testimonials emphasize the profound impact of evaluations, underscoring their roles not just for accountability or compliance, but as guiding compasses integral to the project’s lifecycle. As we celebrate these outstanding achievements, it’s evident that the collaborative team efforts between project teams and evaluators have enhanced the quality of these ATE projects and contributed to a broader shift in perspective.

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2023 Judges

Omolola Adekokun, Ph.D.

Extension Evaluation Director University of Kentucky

Rebecca Teasdale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology University of Illinois Chicago

Melissa Demetrikopoulos, Ph.D.

Director of Scientific Communications and Chair, Division of Program Development and Assessment Institute for Biomedical Philosophy

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