CF alumnus and current Engineering Technology Instructional Assistant Chris Kromke was recognized by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges at the 30th National ATE Principal Investigators Conference in Washington, D.C., in October. Kromke received the nationally recognized 2023 Advanced Technological Education Award of Excellence for a series of projects he developed during his time as both a student and employee at the college.
According to the AACC, the conference brings together more than 850 NSF ATE grantees and their project partners to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Conference participants represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and four-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas, such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.
Kromke received his Associate of Science in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Advanced Manufacturing from CF, and is currently attending Daytona State College, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.