TNCC Faculty Daniel Canfield Receives Full Fellowship to Attend Advanced Technology Conference

Published: June 25, 2008

Daniel Canfield, recently retired head of the Electronics Department at Thomas Nelson Community College, has received a Full Fellowship from the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the fellowship will enable Canfield to attend the SAME-TEC Advanced Technological Education Conference in Austin, Texas July 28-31, 2008.

The SAME-TEC conference gives education and industry partners from across the nation the opportunity to network and collaborate to promote the viability of high tech industries through the development of a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Conference participants get an up-close look at the ever-advancing tools, training demands, and recent developments in emerging and converging technology fields.

SAME-TEC is produced by:

  • MATEC NetWorks – Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Resource Center,
  • NCTT – National Center for Telecommunications Technologies, and
  • OP-TEC – National Center for Optics and Photonics Education

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One of the requirements of this fellowship is that the recipient considers using the conference and workshop material in the classroom. One of the areas which Canfield will be exploring is the ability to incorporate Electronics Lab exercises along with distance learning lectures. Canfield will continue to teach at TNCC as an adjunct faculty member.

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