Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers are required to have a National Visiting Committee. In general, NVCs are like the advisory committees that many NSF-funded projects already have. However, a key difference is that an NVC reports directly to the NSF, as well as to the center they serve. NVCs are expected to prepare written reports and share them with center staff for review and comment. The final reports are then submitted to the center’s NSF program officer.