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Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center


ATEEC’s popular Defining Careers resource materials provide easy-to-understand overviews of jobs in the fields of water, environment, and energy. Occupational reports, charts, and interactive tools help the user categorize and organize jobs in these fields and allow browsing of specific jobs and descriptions, including job functions, projected job growth, pay scales, and educational requirements.

ATEEC and MIT teamed up to produce Technology and Environmental Decision-Making (TED)—a series of instructional modules developed by researchers and instructional designers. The modules deliver science-based background information and the latest research on a variety of environmental concerns. ATEEC has since updated selected modules.

ATEEC identifies and maintains an online listing of water, environmental, and energy technology programs offered by the nation’s two-year colleges, high schools, and workforce training organizations. With the rapid changes in these technology fields, our databases are updated periodically, but are not comprehensive. Educators are encouraged to add new programs.

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ATEEC and EICC Receive $780,000 grant

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) has officially received notice that it will receive a more than $780,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant, totaling $784,218, will be spread out over a three-year period through the end of June, 2020. It will be administered by the college’s Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center (ATEEC) and is for a project entitled “Water Intense: Interactive Technology Education”…





Water Operator Salaries Depend Largely on Geographic Location

Water operator salaries and wages depend largely on where operators live and work, according to statistics released by the US Department of Labor last year. And even when operators live in the same state or region, salaries can vary depending on if the operator works in or close to a major metropolitan area…





Legacy and Perspectives for the Science of Hydrology

If you were to claim that Water Resources Research (published by the American Geophysical Union) is the world’s foremost hydrologic/water resources journal you would get little or no arguments – certainly not from me…




Nahant Marsh Highlighted in Scientific American Magazine

One of ATEEC’s partners, Nahant Marsh, was recently highlighted in the Scientific American magazine article, “Along the Mighty Mississippi, Cities Swap Sandbags for Marshes.” Excerpt from article: ‘Doing Exactly What It’s Supposed To Do’ Davenport, Iowa, located a few hu…
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Study Finds Contaminated Drinking Water in 43 States

A new report by the non-profit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University finds people in nearly every state in the country are exposed to unhealthy drinking water. According to the researchers, 43 states have locations, including drinking water sites, contaminated with PFAS chemicals.
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A one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air at Rice University

From the original article: NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water…
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