The College of Applied Sciences and Technology is home to several community and research centers. These centers give our students and faculty opportunities to practice their skills while making a positive contribution to the community.
Child Study Center
Students in our child development courses have direct interaction with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at the Child Study Center. The center provides safe, developmentally appropriate child care for children in the community and enables Ball State students to observe firsthand the developmental stages of children.
To learn more, visit the Child Study Center.
Community Center for Vital Aging
The Community Center for Vital Aging enhances the lives of adults age 50 and over through creative, cultural, and intergenerational programs that promote wellness throughout the life span. The center also serves as a resource center for anyone with questions about the aging process.
For more information, visit the Community Center for Vital Aging.
Plastics Research and Education Center
Ball State offers the only bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering technology with an emphasis in plastics in Indiana and has the only center for plastics research and education among four-year colleges in the state. The center boasts an extensive laboratory facility and up-to-date equipment.
For more information, visit the Plastics Research and Education Center.
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