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The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) will host Science and Technology Week from April 11–April 15. This special week celebrates the advancements in the fields of science and technology, along with the hardworking, dedicated students, and professionals who make the innovations possible.

Monday, April 11: Professional Development Dinner

Attend this event to learn formal dining skills and conversational practices for interview and work settings while meeting College of Applied Science and Technology alumni. The night will start with a “mocktail” and mingle hour. This hour is a great way for students to get out of their comfort zone and socialize with professionals and students outside of their area of study. At the dinner, attendees will have a chance to practice their freshly learned skills, while connecting with others by using professional networking techniques throughout the meal.

Tuesday, April 12: Keynote Address by Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller is “one of the most technically proficient hackers on Earth,” according to Foreign Policy. Miller has won the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition four times, and has found countless vulnerabilities in a number of Apple products including their laptops and phones. Lately, Miller has spent considerable time in the field of automotive security, along with his research partner Chris Valasek. Miller has been featured on the Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and Forbes.

Wednesday, April 13: Neon at Night Fun Run

Enjoy a 5K fun run through Illinois State’s campus at night. This event is co-sponsored by CAST and Campus Recreation. This is an event open to all levels of runners, and walkers too. Grab some friends and get ready to rock your new neon race shirt!

Thursday, April 14: Women in Leadership

Spend the morning meeting CAST alumni and learning tools for women to succeed in the workplace. The keynote speaker, Ann Marie Murphy, will share her story. After the keynote, there will be roundtable discussions with CAST alumni. This event is open to everyone on campus and will be a great way to prepare for the future. Lunch will be included in the cost of the event.

Friday, April 15: Academy of Achievement

Celebrate CAST alumni during their induction into the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni who are “thought leaders” in their fields and who, through their life, work, and serve as an inspiration to others to pursue similar career paths.

Visit the Science and Technology Week website for details about pricing, location, and times for each event.