The College of Applied Science & Technology, along with Illinois State University is proud to host Mark Safarik on April 5, 2022, as our keynote speaker.
Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Past keynote speakers include:
Temple Grandin - animal scientist
Tim Gunn - television host and Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc.
Charlie Trotter - chef
Bill Nye - science guy
Brian Greene - theoretical physicist
21st Annual High School Research Symposium, in partnership with CeMaST - Monday, April 4
Keynote Speaker - Mark Safarik - Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., Bone Student Center
CAST Connections Event - Wednesday, April 6
Academy of Achievement - Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m., Bone Student Center
Women in Leadership - Friday, April 8, 8:30 a.m., Bone Student Center
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation (Ret.)
Forensic Behavioral Services International
Mark Safarik was a senior member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit where he established himself as an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of violent criminal behavior. His law enforcement career spans over 31 years. He worked has worked as a patrol beat cop to a detective working homicides. He served 23 years with the FBI – 12 of those as a criminal profiler. He began his FBI career working violent crimes on the Wind River Indian Reservation out of the Riverton RA, Denver Division. He transferred to the New York Division where he worked undercover assignments and was a behavioral profiling coordinator. He then transferred to the Sacramento Division, Stockton RA where he worked violent crimes and established the behavioral profiling coordinator position before promoting to the Behavioral Analysis Unit at the FBI Academy at Quantico where he remained until retirement.
He has conducted internationally renowned research on the sexual assault and homicide of elder females. He is a member of the highly respected Vidocq Society. He is well-published in international journals, including the Journal of Forensic Sciences, International Journal of Homicide Studies, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. He has authored numerous book chapters on homicide including in the newest text on sexual homicide, the Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies. His new book, Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology has been hailed as the definitive textbook on this type of multicide.
He has appeared on Dateline, Court TV, Forensic Files, New Detectives, A&E, Oxygen, Discovery ID, and many news networks to discuss his cases. His television series, Killer Instinct, premiered in 2011. He was a longtime consultant for the popular television series CSI: Las Vegas, Bones, and The Blacklist. He has two seasons of Cold Case Homicide television shows in both Sweden and Denmark.
This event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.
Connecting tomorrow’s problem solvers with leaders of today. CONNECT offers the opportunity for current students to network with recent alumni. This year’s focus will be on relationship building, purposeful communication, and mentorship.
Celebrate CAST alumni during their induction to the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni who are “thought leaders” in their fields and who serve as an inspiration to others with similar career paths.
Did you know that 7 out of 8 CAST departments graduate female students into male-dominated fields? Join us to have conversations about career success with successful CAST alumni. Keynote speaker is the 20th President of Illinois State University, Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy.
Check CAST.IllinoisState.edu for more information about each event. Contact Linh Nguyen at email@example.com with any questions or requests for accommodations.