College of Applied Science and Technology

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2019 Outstanding Student Awards held in the Honors Complex Building

The College of Applied Science and Technology held its annual student recognition awards on April 30, 2019, honoring over thirty students and two faculty members in the Jacobson Common Room in the Honors Complex Building. Read more.

Surveying and Mapping team bring home a first

The College's team of six Surveying and Mapping students won first place in the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) 18th Annual Student Competition on April 11 as part of the 2019 NSPS Spring Meetings in Arlington, Va. Read more.

Meet your Career Services Coordinators

 Serena Draper career services liaison to the College of Applied Science and Technology

Serena Draper

 Evan Faidley career services liaison to the College of Applied Science and Technology

Evan Faidley

We work in Career Services to assist you specifically in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

We can help you:

  • explore majors;
  • find and prepare for internships, co-ops and jobs; and
  • gain lifelong career skills.

Please contact Serena or contact Evan with any questions.


Surveying students get experience staking Habitat for Humanity Homes

May 23, 2019

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CAST Advisor Shari Thorman is April Ziptastic winner

May 13, 2019

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Dr. Stacy Willett interviewed on WAKR Radio's Jasen Sokol Show about recent shootings

May 1, 2019

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Dr. John Nicholas offers insights on WAKR Radio about preventative measures for protecting personal data

April 30, 2019

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Two CAST faculty members (Brian Ballou and Susan Wynn) receive 2018-2019 UA Achievement Awards

March 22, 2019

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WAKR Radio interviews John Nicholas about guarding against cyber attacks

January 9, 2019

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CIS Cybersecurity program joins Ohio Cyber Range in $1.18 million agreement

January 3, 2019

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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.

College of Applied Science and Technology
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The University of Akron
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6001
Phone: 330-972-6578
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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.


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