Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology
Since its inception in 1995 with the establishment of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), the Faculty has embraced the institution’s Teaching, Research, and Outreach activities. The Faculty is guided by the mission of the institution which states that “CASE is committed to providing education and training of the highest quality in agriculture, science, teacher education, and allied disciplines to men and women in Jamaica, and also other Caribbean countries, through teaching, research and outreach”.
As the institution emphasize, Faculty of Science obliged to the development of individuals who are professionally qualified, articulate, culturally aware, environmentally and health conscious, morally sensitive, ethically motivated and service oriented; and in so doing responds to the needs of Jamaica for persons dedicated to excellence and to increase productivity in their chosen fields. In order to achieve this, the Faculty seeks to engender a culture of teamwork, high performance, professional and collegial relationships among our members and the other members of the CASE community.
The Faculty of Science continues to play a critical role in the development of graduates equipped with scientific and technological skills necessary to facilitate economic development of Jamaica. Our programmes are of high standards and we are committed to the ‘relentless pursuit of excellence’.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
DEAN, Faculty of Science Education and Technology
Whereas the Faculties of Agriculture and Education are the successors of the former College of Agriculture and the Passley Gardens Teachers’ College, respectively, the Faculty of Science was given birth with the establishment of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education in 1995. Without the benefit of forebears, the Faculty of Science has now established itself as a pivotal plank in the execution of the challenging tripartite mission of CASE.
The Faculty of Science coordinates and delivers courses in mathematics, computer studies, biology, chemistry, and physics for students in the Faculties of Agriculture and Education. As we expand our offering within the fields of engineering and technology with approaches to strengthen our undergraduate programme, to build and grow the college’s research agenda, and to increase external partnerships and sponsors.
A genuine contribution that deserves continued focus is the diversity of our student body and faculty. Our strategic plan has always been to elevate the careers of women in science. I believe that unless we ensure equal race, and gender, at the lab bench we will be missing out on the diversity of perspectives that can be brought to the forefront in science. The faculty will continue to pursue the opportunities for women and men in STEM, concepts, principles and procedures within our teaching research and Outreach capabilities.
INTERNAL GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FACULTY
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is divided into two departments through which the programmes are administered. These are the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Studies.