AT A GLANCE
CAS is transforming lives by examining some of society’s pressing health issues, from figuring out how to cure diseases to treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in combat troops. Our researchers are innovative in their approach--whether they are diving off the coast of Antarctica in search of marine compounds that could potentially cure malaria or designing nanomaterials that will deliver cancer medicine directly to tumors.
Understanding Global Change
Through various interdisciplinary research initiatives, CAS understands global change from a scientific and anthropological perspective that enables us to continue being good stewards of the earth’s natural resources. By studying natural hazards, such as volcanoes, sinkholes and hurricanes, our researchers evaluate disaster impacts from a scientific, economic and community perspective. Our researchers are equally passionate about preserving natural resources, such as water, by examining the effects of water redistribution and using advanced technology to identify contaminants in our water sources.
Whether in the Tampa Bay area or in Nigerian villages, CAS is strengthening communities by celebrating diverse cultures, understanding historic events that have shaped society, helping underserved populations and fostering civic engagement. In addition, many of our faculty study cybersecurity issues to better prevent cybercrimes by improving technology and understanding how human behavior can make critical infrastructure vulnerable.
CAS is revolutionizing education by incorporating new technology and hands-on learning in innovative ways that lead to student success. By using Google Glass in the classroom, our students are able to interact with classrooms around the world and see the world through someone else’s eyes. We are on the cutting edge of using 3D technology to improve learning outcomes. Through tutoring programs, investment in computer labs to strengthen mathematical learning and to improve writing abilities, our college gives students the tools to be Unstoppable