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Tapia strives to educate citizen scientists through beauty of auroras

Professional astronomers and amateur stargazers alike are fascinated by the majestic beauty of the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) and aurora australis (Southern Lights), with many of them traveling thousands of miles to see the brilliant light shows in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Undergraduate research experiences abound at IST

Conventional wisdom in academia holds that the undergraduate years are primarily for classroom-based learning, while graduate students engage in serious research.

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Maitland explores geographic information systems in the West Bank

Dr. Carleen Maitland, associate professor of information sciences and technology, undertook research in the West Bank to determine how information and communication technologies can impact social and economic development.

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Outsmarting hackers in the age of big data

In recent years, technological advances have brought numerous advantages to individuals and organizations, but have also introduced new threats to security and privacy. In the past 10 years, cloud computing has taken off and the number of mobile apps has skyrocketed, creating new opportunities for hacking, identity theft and other malicious activities. As director of both the Cyber Security Lab at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and the Penn State Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy, and Trust (LIONS Center),

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IST online master's program prepares future leaders in technology, security

Having recently marked its fifth anniversary, the IST online master’s program allows working professionals to obtain graduate degrees in areas such as information science (with a focus on cyber security and information assurance), homeland security and a new program in enterprise architecture.

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SRA World Campus student rides to raise funds to fight childhood cancer

During Penn State World Campus student Tyler Knabb’s “eight-centuries-in-eight-days” Hope Express cycling event, which took place October 22, he rode and collected donations for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON.

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Steve Garguilo (’09 IST) Johnson & Johnson

Interview with Steve Garguilo of Johnson and Johnson

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