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More success stories about graduates from The College of Applied Science and Technology


Ruth Nine-Duff wins May Ziptastic Award

Ms. Ruth Nine-Duff, Senior Business Analyst for the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), has won the May Ziptastic Award from The University of Akron's Staff Employee Advisory Committee. Ruth's accolades are many:

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"The testimonials that nominated you for this award spoke glowingly of your advocacy for students, your expertise as an analyst, and your excellent interpersonal skills and contributions to the workplace." --Dr. John C. Green, Interim President

"She has been a great asset to the College of Applied Science and Technology, as she has been called upon by several departments within CAST for statistical data. Ruth's work has been essential to the department's data-driven decision making about admission, recruitment, and retention efforts." --Dee Dee Pitts, CAST Assistant Dean, Student Success

"Over the many years I've worked with Ruth, I've appreciated not only her professional knowledge but her interpersonal skills. I value her flexibility, her openness to suggestions, and her problem solving ability. She is skilled at understanding what information I need and knowledgeable about how to go about gathering and interpreting the data she compiles." --Shawn Bixler, Director of Developmental Programs

The College congratulates Ruth on this well-deserved honor. Read more

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.


Ice carvers place second in overall points in national competition

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Our ice carving team placed second in total points last weekend in this year's U.S. National Collegiate Ice Carving Competition, missing a first-place finish by only 1.67 points. The annual event, held in Frankenmuth, Mich., has been one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 26 years. (Pictured above in the bottom row, from left are Nicole Heilman, Crystal Constable and Hannah Hall. In the top row, from left, are Brandon Hartel and Team Coach Brad Smith.) Read more.


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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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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