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Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Science and Technology

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The faculty and staff of the College of Science and Technology (CSAT) invite you to take full advantage of opportunities to create knowledge through scholarship and original research.  We encourage students to study with faculty mentors whose professional passions are teaching and learning. The curriculum and faculty members of the CSAT prepare students to become successful professionals in a culturally diverse global economy that is becoming increasingly technical and scientifically advanced. Economic competitiveness and environmental issues have inspired an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and the innovations in these fields are changing our lives on a daily basis.

The College of Science and Technology offers students the latest knowledge, equipment and techniques used in science, technology and mathematics disciplines in a nurturing, open, collaborative and challenging environment. Our faculty and students in mathematics, information technology, geology, geospatial science, anthropological sciences, biology, chemistry and physics partner across disciplines in research and service projects.  This gives our students a glimpse into "real-world" collaboration inherent in STEM professions.

We are committed to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. Faculty members and professional advisors are dedicated to outstanding teaching and advising. They are passionate about mentoring advisees through their curriculum, engaging students in field and laboratory research and nurturing aspiring investigators through the presentation and publication process. Students in our college are provided exceptional problem-solving opportunities in course assignments, laboratory projects and internship experiences. Students can choose from study abroad destinations that include the Galapagos Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and receive advice on the application process for professional schools, graduate schools and prestigious national honors including the Goldwater and Udall Scholarships. Our students take advantage of unique facilities in our college that include a greenhouse, aviary, planetarium, observatory, Museum of the Earth Sciences, GIS Center, the Selu Conservancy and the Dewese Scottish Rite Biological Preserve.

Many of our current students are exemplary role models of success in academic, athletic, leadership and service endeavors. Our students are members of academic honorary societies, including Beta Beta Beta in biology, the American Chemical Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon in geospatial science, Sigma Gamma Epsilon in geology, Upsilon Pi Epsilon in information technology, the Mathletes Math Club, and the Society of Physics Students. In addition, the very active CSAT STEM Club, which includes students from all disciplines within the college, offers field trips for members, hosts expert guest speakers, and helps coordinate special events for elementary, middle and high school students interested in the STEM fields.

The College of Science and Technology values and nurtures reflective risk-takers, and our successful students possess both boundless creativity and meticulous attention to detail. We invite you to take your place among our current students who seize scholarship, leadership and service opportunities on campus and throughout life. Welcome to our community of learners, and please let us know how we can assist you with achieving your academic goals.

J. Orion Rogers, Dean