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Science and Technology Week 2019 in pictures

With a fantastic attendance at every event to an amazing lineup of speakers and insightful sessions, Science and Technology Week 2019 was a successful event. The week started with the professional development dinner where students had the opportunity to network with colleagues, professors, and alumni. At the professional development dinner, Julie Schumacher, Ed.D., explained to students dining and professional etiquette.

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On Wednesday, April 10, Temple Grandin considered the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world presented “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds.” Held at the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center, the room filled with attendees from different parts of the country.

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At the next event, CAST recognized its most achieving younger alumni. Seven alums were inducted into the CAST Academy of Achievement 2019. Andrew Thoron ’02 (Department of Agriculture), Sami Anderson ’00 (Department of Criminal Justice Sciences), Laura Bowman ’11 (Department of Family and Consumer Sciences), Kelli Parker ’12 (Department of Health Sciences), Joanette McBounds ’08 (School of Information Technology), Keith Thraen-Borowski ’01 (School of Kinesiology and Recreation), Donald Whitman ’01 (Department of Technology).

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At the Women in Leadership event, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Illinois State University Jan Murphy led a great keynote speech on why gender matters. She shared why women make great leaders and left participants with nuggets to win the workplace. Nikita Richards, employment coordinator for the City of Bloomington, was present to share interview tips and how participants can present their best selves when applying to jobs.

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