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Welcome to ASTEC

The Associated Students Technical Service (ASTEC) serves students by elevating the technology profile for events.  We provide PA systems for banquets, concerts, public speakers, and more.  Our lighting and projection equipment can be tailored to your needs in any space on campus.  If you are interested in reserving our services scroll down and select the group you best represent and complete a request form.  We will review your request and touch base with you as soon as possible.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Associated Students Technical Services (ASTEC) is to serve the students of the University of Wyoming (UW) by providing production technologies, programming, and event consultation to create a platform for expanding student ideas, enhancing the impact of presentations and performances, and developing co-curricular education. ASTEC exists as an impartial, non-discriminatory assistance group and partner to qualifying student-oriented groups in order to add professionalism to events, boost student morale, and to promote safe, entertaining, and educational events. Through ASTEC, students learn to appreciate individual differences and similarities, personal responsibility, and effective communication; develop skills to think objectively and critically, develop citizenship skills, gain greater self-understanding; and to enhance their feelings of engagement, belonging, and loyalty at UW.

NOTICE OF SERVICES

ASTEC has had an amazing growth on campus over the past decade under the leadership of Andrew Hays. During his time ASTEC has been allowed the room to grow to serve many diverse populations on campus and for a time was able to be the primary mobile AV outfit for the University. At this time due to bigger and brighter things Andrew has moved on with his career and all of ASTEC rallies behind him in support.

In relation to services this brings up three pieces of legislation. ASUW Senate Bills #2528, #2546, and #2618 (all accessible through the ASUW legislation archives and reference a few earlier bills). The short of it all is that ASTEC is here for the students (if possible some approved departments and third parties) and primarily to be used on central campus (central and peripheral campus are outlined in Senate Bill #2501) with occasional use in peripheral given that the event meets minimum requirements and the transport fee is paid. Additionally ASTEC requires any event request to be in no later than 2 business weeks before the event occurs. Finally in those situations we also reserve the right to deny services based on availability or coordinator discretion, such as if minimum requirements are not being met after approval initially happens. 

While we are currently short staffed, it is our hope to keep services as close to what they were in the previous year. At the same time we want our patrons to understand that we are doing everything in our power to make sure ASTEC is providing as much as possible without causing burnout in our staff. With the exception of myself, all ASTEC Student Technicians are students who are students first and technicians second.

We hope everyone understands that ASTEC will continue to be a mobile AV provider on campus and that we will do everything in our power to meet the needs of events as they are requested.

Julian Abas, Interim Coordinator 

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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