CAST presents 2024 Science and Technology Week  – News

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is proud to present the 2024 Science and Technology Week, celebrating advancements in science and technology and the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. This year’s Science and Technology Week is scheduled to run from April 8-12.

Check out the schedule of events below:

Science and Technology Week Keynote Speaker, Nita A. Farahany

Nita A. Farahany
Keynote speaker: Nita A. Farahany

Monday, April 8, 2024

  • Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
  • 7 p.m. keynote lecture
  • Free and open to the public

Dr. Nita A. Farahany is the Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law & Philosophy and founding director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. She is a widely published scholar on the ethics of emerging technologies, and author of the book The Battle for Your Brain: Defending Your Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology. Farahany is a frequent commentator for national media and radio and keynote speaker at events including TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the World Economic Forum, and judicial conferences worldwide.

Learn more about her.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

  • Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

Connecting tomorrow’s problem-solvers with leaders of today. CONNECT offers the opportunity for current students to network with recent alumni.

Tentative schedule:

  • 10 a.m.: Registration and check in.
  • 10:15 a.m.: Welcome and networking
  • 11 a.m.: Student and alumni activities
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch and networking
  • 12:10 p.m.: Facilitated discussions with students and alumni
  • 1 p.m.: Wrapup

Registration information to come.

Academy of Achievement Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

  • Aaron Leetch Stadium Club, Hancock Stadium

Celebrate 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.


  • 8:30 a.m.: Coffee hour (free and open to the public)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Induction ceremony (free and open to the public)
  • 10:30 a.m.: Brunch (invitation only)       

Learn more about the CAST Academy of Achievement.

Check for more information about each event. Contact Michelle Kadede with any questions or requests for accommodation.


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