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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education is to apply the Land Grant University philosophy to teaching & learning, discovery, research, and outreach. Our department applies a multidisciplinary systems science approach for the resolution of family, agricultural and applied science matters through the advancement of education, technology transfer, scientific inquiry and agricultural mechanization.

  • Prepare educators in agriculture, family and consumer sciences and technology and engineering education.
  • Apply research-guided practices as we recruit, prepare and provide instruction for individuals in agricultural, aviation, family and consumer sciences and technological advancement careers.
  • Serve the people and dispense research-based information as we assist them with family, agricultural and technology issues, literacy, needs, opportunities and challenges.
  • Value serving all populations, developing the whole person, responding to the needs of the marketplace and functioning as a part of the total higher education system.

We use proven educational processes which include formal and informal instruction, experiential learning, leadership and personal development at an under graduate, graduate and community-based level.