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IMAGE: JORDAN FORD

8/26/19

Eleven new faculty will the College of Information Sciences and Technology to start the 2019-20 academic year.

The new faculty join 12 others hired last year to support the college’s rapidly-growing student body, which will once again comprise a record number of incoming undergraduate students this fall. The addition of a bachelor’s degree program in human-centered design and development, in addition to degrees in data sciences and cybersecurity analytics and operations in the last three years, has drawn an influx of students seeking careers in these emerging fields.


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8/22/19

“I am able to provide my technical knowledge, business acumen and leadership qualities to deliver innovative technology solutions for clients. I love the versatility the industry provides.”

— Alair Moody-Daniels, senior, information sciences and technology


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8/20/19

“The most important thing I’ve learned is seeing how a real-world company works and how important IT and cybersecurity are to every company."

— Eileen Hennessey, Penn State senior in information sciences and technology


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8/19/19

When Randi Semera applied to an internship with MedSims, a WebMD company focused on health education and training, she never anticipated the impact working in the medical field would have on her.


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8/19/19

Many siblings share a special bond of being Penn State alumni, but not many can say that they graduated from the same college. For the Pisarcik sisters, graduating from the College of Information Sciences and Technology strengthened both their relationship and their technical knowledge.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

8/12/19

Marc Friedenberg’s interest in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State began during a three-week residential college experience for rising high school seniors. Through that program, Friedenberg had the chance to visit the University during a field trip.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

8/07/19

“I fell in love with IST and the people side of technology. I wanted that personal connection and IST offered that.”

 


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8/07/19

College of Information Sciences and Technology student Amir Thorpe has found self-confidence through his dream internship this summer with the NBA. A senior majoring in security and risk analysis, Thorpe applied for the internship on a whim, because of his love of sports and basketball.


IMAGE: EMMA RIGLIN

8/06/19

On an average day, Penn State – like many other organizations of similar size – repels millions of cyberattacks from around the world. This summer, three College of Information Sciences and Technology students are on the front lines in helping the University protect its digital infrastructure, data and people through their internships with Penn State’s Office of Information Security (OIS).


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8/02/19

During a cyberattack, security analysts focus on answering four key questions: what happened to the network, what was the impact, why did it happen, and what should be done? And while analysts utilize advancements in software and hardware tools in their response, the tools are unable to answer these questions as well as humans can.

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