Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Bio-related Technologies
Graphic Communications
Occupational Safety & Environmental Health
Robotics & Control Systems
Technology Education
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

AEST Welcome Dr. Betty-Jo Legutko

Dr. Betty-Jo LegutkoDr. Betty-Jo Legutko joined the AEST faculty for Fall 2017. Her primary teaching responsibility will be in the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program. 

Dr. Legutko earned a Ph.D. in Leadership in December 2016 from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania where she was awarded the “Ph.D. in Leadership Award” in April 2017.  She earned a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in environmental engineering technology from Penn State University and a post-baccalaureate certificate in medical studies from Drexel University.  Dr. Legutko has over 15 years of industry experience in environmental, health, and safety engineering and management positions at Johnson & Johnson, Cargill, Fairchild Semiconductor, and World Resources Company.  She also taught business, leadership, and math courses as an adjunct faculty member at Lycoming College, McCann School of Business and Technology, and Alvernia University.  Her research interests include ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 management systems, construction safety, and leadership styles.

Airline Hydraulics Makes Donation to AEST

Airline Hydraulics, distributor of hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, and electrical/automation controls recently donated all new air regulators, fittings, and hose to the Automation/Robotics Laboratory in Osburn Hall. The components were needed to provide individually regulated air to each of the 12 new robots now located in Osburn.

The AEST Department is grateful for the support of Mr. Mark Steffens, General Manager Automation and Safety Divisions, at Airline for making the donation. Dave Smith, Automation Sales Engineer, delivered the components personally to the AEST Department. Dr. John Wright, Professor & ARET Program Coordinator pursued and received the donation for the Department.

 “Our students appreciate the support of Airline Hydraulics and I certainly hope they will give the folks at Airline a call when they are employed in the field as automation/controls and manufacturing engineers when they require assistance” says Wright.

Thank You Airline Hydraulics!

AEST Receives Donation

Sign InstallationFinding the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology just got a whole lot easier thanks to the help of Bartush Signs. Two new signs were installed on Osburn Hall that clearly indicate what takes place in the building. "One of my goals as department chair," said Len Litowitz, "was to have some kind of signage installed on the building to let people know who we are and what we do."

The signs were donated by Chris Bartush (92), Kendra Keeport-Bartush (92), and Madelyn Bartush (2018). Chris and Kendra met here at MU while both were students in the AEST department. Kendra is a technology teacher and Chris is part owner of Bartush Signs. Dr. Litowitz commented "I approached Chris about a quote for fabricating exterior signage for Osburn Hall to indicate the name of the department about a year ago, and instead of providing a quote they offered to fabricate and install the signage for free as a donation to their alma-mater!"

Chris and Madelyn Bartush
Chris Bartush ‘92 and Madelyn Bartush 18

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TEECA meets in Osburn room 200 at 7:00 pm.

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2016 EPT Inductees

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2016 Inductees
Ricky L. Asplen
Daniel M. Close
Lauren M. Coker
Justin C. Egresitz
Tyler J. Gross
Savannah H. Hall
Marie H. Leatherman
Robert R. Nace
Daniel M. Zickler
John W. Zug

AEST Graduates are...

With an AEST degree, you could have an exciting career as a...

  • STEM Educator
  • Control System Specialist
  • Industrial Trainer
  • Product Designer
  • CADD Draftsman/Estimator
  • Senior Quality Analyst
  • Product Design Engineer
  • CNC Programmer
  • Validation Specialist
  • Graphic Layout Designer
  • Account Representative
  • Industrial Control Designer
  • Technology & Engineering Teacher
  • Graphic Services Coordinator
  • Safety Inspector
  • Fire Safety Coordinator
  • Corporate Safety Officer
  • Innovations Manager
  • Process Flow Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industrial Hygienist

...and much, much more!


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The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health degree is ABET accredited.


ATMAE Accredited
The Applied Engineering & Technology Management degrees are ATMAE accredited.


ITEEA Accredited
The Technology Education program is nationally recognized by ITEEA.