On behalf of the board, faculty, staff, and students
of Oakland Community College (OCC), we are
thrilled to host the 2019 NCATC Summer
At OCC we are committed to empowering our
students to succeed and advance our community.
With five campuses across Oakland County, we have
a community-driven commitment to doing excellent work, raising
excellent families, and building an excellent future for our diverse and
The power of OCC is the power to move minds and change
..…to turn potential into professional.
..…to start a new family tradition of higher education.
..…to dream bigger, and achieve more.
Our students earn their associate degrees at the lowest tuition
rate in Michigan. With nearly 300 transfer agreements with four-year
institutions across the state, OCC has the highest percentage of
college transfers in Michigan.
OCC sits in the middle of the largest technology center in the
country—greater than Silicon Valley. FANUC, the world’s largest
industrial robot manufacturer and leader in smart manufacturing
technologies, is located in the heart of this region. OCC is proud to
partner with FANUC in our Advanced Technology Center.
The continued success of our economy relies on OCC’s ability to train
workers. Our students can fast-track their careers by pursuing nearly
100 certificate or degree programs with little or no debt and
begin working in as few as 12–24 months.
Consider these highlights. OCC ...
We are OCC. Excellence Empowered.
Peter Provenzano, Jr., Chancellor
Oakland Community College
Executive Director / CEO
General Motors Design Center
Director, CERT Sales and Operations
Wednesday, June 5, 1:00–5:00p
Writing Highly Competitive NSF ATE Grants
Ann Beheler, Marilyn Barger, Celeste Carter (invited)
This workshop will focus on teaching attendees how to
write competitive grant proposals for the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program. The workshop will cover:
• Planning for writing a grant proposal
• Framing an innovative idea and creating goals to support that idea
• General guidelines and timelines for success
• Tips and techniques for completing the many parts that
make up the grant proposal package
• Developing and engaging key stakeholders, internal and
external to the college
• Common mistakes and pitfalls
The workshop will conclude with a sample mock panel review and discussion. Online resources will be identified for participants‘ use following the session.
Workshop attendees will spend Thursday afternoon at FANUC America Corporation HQ in Rochester Hills.
FANUC America is the leading supplier of robots,
CNC systems, and factory automation. Founded in 1982,
FANUC America has over 1,500 employees in the
Americas. FANUC’s automation professionals work in
customer service, engineering, finance, human
resources, IT, logistics, operations, manufacturing,
product development, sales and marketing, and training.
In 2018, FANUC America was named one of Michigan’s
top workplaces by the Detroit Free Press for the seventh
consecutive year. In addition, the Chicago Tribune named
FANUC America’s Hoffman Estates regional office one of
Illinois’ top workplaces.
Select from one of the two tours below for Friday
The FCA US LLC Headquarters and Technology Center is the North American headquarters and main research and development facility for the automobile manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC (commonly known as Chrysler) in the United States. It is located in the Metro Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Completed in 1996, the
complex has over 5 million square feet on over 500 acres.
Join us in an exciting tour of FCA's state-of-the-art technology labs:
Aero-Acoustic Wind Tunnel
All attendees who select the FCA tour will need to go
through a security clearance—which may take up to
30 minutes at the beginning of the tour on site.
Esys Automation, a JR Automation company, is an engineering and manufacturing systems integration firm located in Auburn Hills, MI. We are talented engineers who take pride in providing quality products and services to our customers, receiving Top Workplace honors from the Detroit Free Press for the last five consecutive years. At Esys, we believe that the future of our company rests squarely on the knowledge, imagination, skills, teamwork and integrity of our employees. As a leading full service automation solutions provider to the automotive, construction vehicle, e-commerce and complex assembly industries, Esys delivers automation to customers around the world.
JR Automation, headquartered in Holland, MI, employs over 2,000 talented individuals across 5 continents and provides intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions that transform how the world's leading manufacturers make and distribute products.
HILTON AUBURN HILLS SUITES
(converting to Embassy Suites by Hilton in May)
2300 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326-2844
NCATC has a block of rooms at Hilton Auburn Hills Suites
Special rate is good through Friday, May 24, 2019.
The workshop will be held at Oakland Community College (OCC) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The workshop hotel is
within easy driving distance of three full-service airports:
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (48 miles)
Oakland-Pontiac Airport (25 miles)
Bishop International Airport (30 miles).
Directions from the airports can be found by clicking here
Transportation will be provided between the hotel, college, industry tours, and other workshop events.