Recap: CAST’s 2022 Science and Technology Week

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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.

MAD Contest v11.0 is underway!

Priyanka Ampili presents her mobile app concept

Contestants are now well into the development of their mobile applications for the Mobile Application Development (MAD) Contest 2022. This year marks the 11th consecutive year that State Farm has sponsored this meaningful event.

Are IT people different?

Ronnie Jia, associate professor in the School of Information Technology

“Are IT people different?” is a question that is often asked. Ronnie Jia and his colleagues, Zachary R. Steelman, and Heather H. Jia, are searching for answers.

From theory to practice: GROWMARK’s innovation internship program provides students opportunity

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One of the College of Applied Science and Technology’s (CAST) hallmarks is the opportunity for experiential learning. Not all of this learning happens on campus, however, and a lot of it would not happen at all without committed partnerships. When GROWMARK approached the School of Information Technology (IT) about a new internship opportunity, it was consequently an easy ‘yes.’

Advancing research and innovation

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The newly established Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education is a glowing addition to the University and School of Information Technology. The initiative was launched in early August 2021 under the direction of Dr. Shaoen Wu, who was named State Farm Endowed Chair of Cybersecurity in 2020. The prestigious chair was established by State Farm Insurance Companies as part of a $3 million investment committed in 2016.