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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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Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

The breakthrough means that, for the first time, concentrated solar energy can be used to create the extreme heat required to make cement, steel, glass and other industrial processes.

In other words, carbon-free sunlight can replace fossil fuels in a heavy carbon-emitting corner of the economy that has been untouched by the clean energy revolution…






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…




Free Virtual Conference: Earthx2020

This virtual conference is designed to increase awareness of the important role that oceans play in our daily lives. The goal of our two days is to stimulate greater corporate, government and inland support to protect our oceans.   Tuesday, June 9th: 1:00PM – 5:30PM CST Wednesday, June 10…
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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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