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EMHS Graduate Mason McMaster puts degree to use at the Pentagon


CAST inducts its first Dean's Team

The College of Applied Science and Technology inducted its first Dean's Team members on Friday, September 7, in a special induction ceremony.

dean s team 2018-2019 group photo

From left to right: Dean Elizabeth Kennedy, Casey Crawford, Megan Vocatura, Sylwester Robakowski, Skyanna Minor, Tommy Alvarado, T. Harris, Emma Harrison, Jason Oppong, and Assistant Dean of Student Success Dee Dee Pitts.

The Dean's Team is comprised of a select group of first-year freshman students with excellent academic backgrounds and leadership potential.

Members of the 2018-2019 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.


WAKR Radio interviews Stacy Willett about Flight 93 investigation and hurricane evacuation

Dr. Stacy Willett was interviewed by WAKR radio on September 11, 2018, about Flight 93 on the Jasen Sokol show.

Listen to the interview here.

Dr. Willett also was interviewed by WAKR on September 12, 2018, about the evacuations related to Hurricane Florence.

Listen to the interview here.

Willett is a nationally-recognized expert in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security field. She teaches in the Department of Disaster Science and Emergency Services in the College of Applied Science and Technology.


WZIP interviews Surveying and Mapping program director Gary Schuller

Surveying is sometimes called the "Top-Secret Profession" due to a lack of understanding about the nature of surveying. However, the job outlook remains promising for its graduates, with 100% placement being the norm in recent years. And career opportunities and pay are becoming increasingly attractive for surveying graduates.

Listen here for an interview with Professor Gary Schuller about the Surveying and Mapping program in the College of Applied Science and Technology.


Surveying and Mapping Program wins $25,000 Grand Prize

The Surveying and Mapping Program in the College's Department of Engineering and Science Technology has won the $25,000 Grand Prize for its submission for the 2018 NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Surveying Education Award.

The award recognizes programs that best reflect NCEES' mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Professor Gary Schuller, program director of the surveying and mapping program, is expected to accept the award at the NCEES annual meeting luncheon in August.

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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Dr. John Nicholas comments on recent Aultman Hospital data breach

Dr. John Nicholas, Co-director of the new Cybersecurity Program at The University of Akron, shared his comments about phishing and how to avoid falling prey to it, on Cleveland's FOX8 News. Read about Dr. Nicholas' comments here.

The new Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity Option, is offered by the Department of Business and Information Technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

2018 CAST Outstanding Student Awards

The College of Applied Science and Technology held its annual Outstanding Student Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018, to recognize its outstanding students and faculty members for 2017-2018 academic year.

The ceremony, held in the Jacobson Common Room in the Honors Complex Building, was hosted this year by Assistant Dean of Student Success, Dee Dee Pitts.

Visit the CAST Awards web page for a complete list of this year's winners.


Engineering Technology students invited to 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) programs were invited by the Schaeffler Group USA Inc., a global company that provides precision technologies for the automotive and aerospace industries, to attend the 2018 Detroit Auto Show last week as their guests. The University of Akron was one of only two universities whose students were invited by Schaeffler to attend.

The MET and EET programs are offered through the Department of Engineering and Science Technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology. "Many of our students in both programs," stated MET Program Director Scott Dilling, "are offered intern employment at Schaeffler/LuK, and we enjoy a great relationship with them."

Students Attend 2018 Detroit Auto ShowBack row: Scott Dilling (MET Program Director), Michael Gabriel, Joe Phillip, Timothy Miller, Makaila Woessner, Sasathorn Tunyalukmara, Megan O'Brien. Front row: John Elliott, Jeremy Mason, Christopher Sauder. Also attending the auto show but not pictured are Greg Harstine (EET Program Director) and students Austin Kaufman and Justin Graber.


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