E-MATE Alumnae Laura Ostar Receives NSF Honor
Brookdale Community College alumnae Laura Ostar was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to attend the ATE (Advanced Technological Education) Principal Investigators Conference in Washington, DC, from October 21-23, 2015, an event hosted by NSF and the American Association of Community Colleges. While a Brookdale Engineering student, Laura was a paid student worker on NSF ATE grant DUE#1205113, E-MATE, E-books and Mobile Apps for Technician Education where she contributed to the development of two interactive e-textbooks available through the iBooks Store, Fundamentals of Light and Lasers, Course 1 and Introduction to the Automated Warehouse.
At the conference themed “Preparing the Technical Workforce through Innovation, Creativity & Practice”, Ostar interacted with other select students, ATE alumni, ATE program leaders, and representatives from industry and government. She was also honored at a student breakfast, participated in an E-MATE session presentation, helped staff the project showcase booth, and presented a poster at an exhibit with other select students to highlight her program of study and career path.