The College of Applied Science and Technology recently hosted a successful week of events celebrating advancements in the field of science and technology, and the students and professionals who make everything possible.
The week started off with the 21st Annual High School Research Symposium, in partnership with CeMaST. The Symposium was open to high school students engaged in research, scholarship, and creative achievement under the direction of a teacher and/or professional mentor. Participation during the symposium allowed students to gain valuable experience in presenting their research to a diverse audience. They were also able to network and gain an appreciation of the work of their peers.
The second event of the week featured a keynote address from Mark Safarik, a retired behavioral profiling coordinator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and a senior member of the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit where he established himself as an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of violent criminal behavior. The keynote address was held in person, where approximately 200 attendees were able to enjoy the speech.
On Wednesday, the CONNECT event was held to offer the opportunity for current students to network with recent alumni. The focus was on relationship building, purposeful communication, and mentorship.
The 4th day of the week celebrated CAST alumni during their induction to the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni who are “thought leaders” in their fields and who serve as an inspiration to others with similar career paths.
On the final day of Science and Technology Week, CAST hosted the Women in Leadership conference where students, faculty, alumni, and professionals from various fields came together to connect for great conversations on career success, networking, and negotiation. The guest speakers at the event included the 20th President of Illinois State University Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy, who was the keynote speaker.
CAST would like to thank the students, alumni, faculty, and professionals who attended these events to make the week successful.
For more information on Science and Technology Week, programs, or majors in the College of Applied Science and Technology, visit the website here.