Wayne State University Center for Application of Sciences and Technology Records
The Center for Application of Sciences and Technology (CAST) was organized in August, 1963 under the direction of Bruce W. Pinc. The Center was next governed by the Division of Urban Extension (DUE) which linked the teaching and research resources of the University and the community. CAST was given advice by the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and the University Advisory Council (UAC). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provided primary contract support, and the Michigan Legislature provided supplementary contract support through the Michigan Department of Economic Expansion.
CAST was created as a result of a research study program partially funded by NASA that emphasized the special nature of scientific and technological information and the need for its rational use. Using information effectively, CAST was to effect an accelerated development of the Michigan economic, social, and cultural systems.
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