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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Science Center

Program Director Eric Steinkamp

The Applied Science Center specifically exists to develop understanding of science that promotes a stewardship mentality in defining and bringing solutions to stressed peoples and environments around the world. The Center provides opportunities for education, training, and the development of professional services.

Being a community of scholars and learners, the Applied Science Center purposes to develop and maintain programs of instruction, research, and professional service which provide opportunities to:

  • develop skills in a variety of ecosystems by making available experiences in environments in and beyond the Pacific Northwest.
    • Relationships have been established with the Au Sable Institute which provides education and field access across the United States, India, Africa, and other sites.
    • Access is also provided to Central American environments through the association with the Latin America Studies Program of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, ECHO in Florida specializing in tropical food production technologies, and other agencies like Jaguar Creek in Honduras;
  • provide opportunities for Stewardship activities through local community activities and the Student Environmental Stewardship Club;
  • provide awareness of national professional and student associations to connect students to peers with like interests;
  • form networking relationships with agencies, schools, colleges, seminaries, students, and professionals, to expedite cross-cultural and technically valid interactions;
  • identify, develop, and share with others skills which facilitate the dissemination of stewardship information and technologies; and
  • assist in placing students into educational opportunities including graduate studies and field opportunities.