Make Space to Innovate

We help you create the space to learn from fellow technologists and system thinkers.  Whether you hire a CATLab intern to work through your company's backlog, attend the Impact Conference to connect with industry thought-leaders, or give a Tech Talk to grow your company's influence, the Center for Applied Technology is ready to help you innovate.  How can we work together?

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Mission Statement

We seek to enhance relationships in the Westmont community through the innovative use of technology.



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“Going with interns that know the system was actually a more cost-effective route than hiring somebody that didn’t really know a system but had to be there full time. It was an easy pitch from a cost perspective. We needed something, and Westmont came with people that knew the system. All the pieces really worked together.”

—Avery Cloutier, Business System Manager at The Thornhill Companies

“I was pleasantly surprised with Kimberlee’s ability to work on her own. I felt like we were able to get her up to speed on the projects, and she could run with it...To be able to have an intern who can work in a different city and be productive and be a self-motivated worker was really impressive.”

—Andrew Clark, marketing manager at RDN

"CATLab prepares students to the point where “with [their] skill sets right out of college, [they] could come in for an internship for a few months and change how we do business in a very transformative way.” 

—Ian Monsma, program manager at RDN 

"CATLab is a very effective program to help the Westmont students deliver from day 1 when they join tech teams in the industry. I am grateful to partner with CATLab and Zak Landrum."

—Rohit Malik, Software Engineering Manager at AppFolio

Curious about CATLab? Check out our blog!

  • Discover the Technology Powering Westmont’s Move to DII

    November 16, 2023

    Westmont’s transition to the NCAA Division II requires more than just stellar athletes, dedicated coaches, beautiful facilities, and robust programs. It also needs technology! Over the last year, the athletics department has partnered with CATLab and the CRM department to develop the technological infrastructure needed to make this huge transition.

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  • Charles Ryu: Lifting Others Up Through Coding

    August 19, 2023

    Fascinated by technology and well-acquainted with adversity, Charles Ryu knows a thing or two about resilience. Born in North Korea, Charles escaped the country, not once, but twice. After his first attempt, Charles was placed in an internment camp, which he escaped again—eventually reaching the United States while still a minor. Despite not knowing English or having attended school since age 11, Charles graduated high school and eventually received a full scholarship to attend a coding bootcamp. 

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  • Sustaining Innovation by Staying Connected to Emotion

    August 5, 2023

    Members of our CATLab team have a wide range of passions outside of their work with technology. In keeping with Westmont’s liberal arts tradition, CATLab prioritizes encouraging students to be well-rounded and providing space for reflection and art. Read on to hear from a CATLab student and staff member about how making music affects their lives.

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  • Ryley Oroku: Using Passion and Talent to Benefit Others

    May 30, 2023

    Ryley Oroku, Westmont’s warm-spirited Business Process Analyst and API Programmer, embodies the CATLab core value of Commitment. Ryley has worked with Westmont’s technology for the last seven years. As a member of the first-ever CATLab and a 2020 Westmont alumnus, Ryley gained development operations skills which he uses today as he accomplishes vital data conversion for the college’s major student information system replacement project.

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  • Building Relationships in a Virtual Age

    June 24, 2022
    If you walk anywhere near the “Rep Room” at CATLab, you’ll hear them. Whether it's the clattering of keyboards, buzzing of landlines, or cheering as another student chooses Westmont, CATLab’s brand new Admissions team bring an effervescent approach to revolutionizing admissions. 
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