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Montana receives a security update from a UA/CAST student

This summer, University of Akron student Sam Sottosanti of Brunswick, Ohio, has been making Montana safer. For his internship with NorthWestern Energy, Sottosanti has been traveling across the Montana mountains updating security for a number of hydro-dams and gas transmission plants. Read more.


Introducing the 2019-2020 CAST Dean's Team

September 6, 2019

The College of Applied Science and Technology inducted its second Dean's Team members on Friday, September 6, in a special induction ceremony held in the Polsky Building.

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From left to right: Dean Elizabeth Kennedy, John Crynick, Ethan Brinley, Derek Durbin, Casey Crawford, John Krochka, Megan Vocatura, Logan O'Neil, Sylwester Robakowski, Jake Pavia, and Assistant Dean of Student Success Dee Dee Pitts.

The Dean's Team is comprised of a select group of CAST students with excellent academic backgrounds and leadership potential. Five members of the Dean's Team returned from last year's inaugural team: Tommy Alvarado (Mechanical Engineering Technology), Casey Crawford (Emergency Management and Homeland Security), Emma Harrison (Emergency Medical Services: Fire/Medic), Sylwester Robakowski (Mechanical Engineering Technology), and Megan Vocatura (Emergency Management and Homeland Security).

Eight new members were inducted as well: Ethan Brinley (CIS Cybersecurity), Justin Crislip (CIS Programming), John Crynick (CIS Cybersecurity), Derek Durbin (CIS Cybersecurity), John Krochka (CIS Digital Forensics), Logan O'Neil (Construction Engineering Technology), Jake Pavia (Mechanical Engineering Technology), and Connor Stark (CIS Cybersecurity).

Members of the 2019-2020 Dean's Team will participate in a variety of events and activities designed to enrich their undergraduate experience. They also will have opportunities to share their personal, professional, and career experiences at the College of Applied Science and Technology by participating in college and community events, as well as serving as CAST Ambassadors.


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Dr. Stacy Willett describes Flight 93 investigation during WAKR interview

September 11, 2019

Dr. Stacy Willett, Professor of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, is interviewed on Akron's WAKR Radio regarding the Flight 93 investigation.

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Norton resident is helping monarchs thrive

August 15, 2019

Norton native, resident, and University of Akron employee Ruth Nine Duff is helping the monarch population thrive in our community and beyond.

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Apply now for a scholarship in several careers, including Construction Engineering Technology, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Surveying and Mapping, Business Management Technology, and more. Scholarship opportunities are available for military veterans.
Get connected with other students by joining one of our many student organizations and clubs, including Robotics, Fire Protection, Emergency Management, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Kappa Beta Delota, Phi Theta Kappa, and many others.
The College of Applied Science and Technology offers its own seamless associate to bachelor's degree pathways so you can start here and finish here. No need to transfer credits from one institution to another. Contact Academic Advising for more information.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology, you can find employment in any industry that is impacted by material degradation. Find out more about our new AAS Degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology.

Career outcomes for the College of Applied Science and Technology (graphic)

Based on a survey knowledge rate of 95% of our Spring 2015 graduates. See story about University-wide results: More UA grads report career success.


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Surveying and Mapping Program again receives national recognition

The University of Akron's Surveying and Mapping team captured 1st place in the NSPS Surveying Student Competition in Alexandria, VA. The topic was "Remote Sensing in a Modern Surveying Practice," and the team of CAST students opted to use laser scanning to map the inside and outside of the Quaker Residence Hall silos and lobby area.

Laser scanning uses Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to capture reflected pulses of light as a 3-Dimensional "point cloud" of data. The fly-through is constructed of the point cloud data combined with digital images which provide colorization. The point clouds, which are partially visible as the video progresses, allow for surveying measurements of and between features to be accomplished within the software. The project consisted of 27 individual scans and 100’s of millions of data points. The scans were registered and quality-checked using Leica Cyclone software.

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