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10/24/19

 Jeff Rimland, assistant teaching professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, will present the college’s annual George McMurtry Lecture, at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, in E202 Westgate Building. Rimland is the recipient of the college’s 2019 George J. McMurtry Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, which recognizes IST faculty members who consistently provide an exceptional learning environment.


IMAGE: PENN STATE

10/23/19

According to the National Center for Women in Information Technology, just 26% of computing and mathematical jobs are held by women. The College of Information Sciences and Technology, and a group of its current students, are working to increase those numbers. Earlier this month, several College of IST students developed and led a workshop designed to educate young women about the possibilities of a career in data sciences.


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10/21/19

Like most first-year students, Tiffany Bass came to Penn State with the goal of advancing skills that would be useful in her future career, while not knowing exactly the path she wanted to take.

Then a mentor encouraged her to apply to the Presidential Leadership Academy because he saw the potential she showed in her classes.


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10/17/19

Researchers in the College of Information Sciences and Technology recently received a three-year, $712,000 award from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new form of prosthetic support for people with visual impairment.   


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10/15/19

Empowerment, unity and opportunity are some of the words that can be used to describe the experience at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, which took place from Oct. 1 to 4 in Orlando, Florida. Sixteen students from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology were among the more than 25,000 individuals and 400 companies that came together at this year’s largest gathering of women technologists in the world.

Jarrod (left) and Harrison Keating are fraternal twins and also first-year students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology
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10/11/19

When Harrison and Jarrod Keating, fraternal twin brothers from Verona, New Jersey, were searching for colleges during their senior year of high school, they spent a long time trying to make the best decision. Both interested in information sciences, the brothers visited schools like Syracuse, Indiana and Rutgers, but didn’t quite find the programs they were looking for.


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10/04/19

In September, 11 students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology attended the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in San Diego, a four-day conference to acknowledge and promote diversity and inclusion in computing.


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10/03/19

After growing up in central Pennsylvania, Dan Hansel, 2007, has an affinity for two things: Penn State and hunting. Now, as an alumnus of the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), he’s found a way to blend those passions in a digital journal that hunters can use for predictive analytics to track animal patterns.

The initial concept for the app, TrophyTracks, began during Hansel’s childhood.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

10/02/19

As Penn State celebrates its 100th Homecoming this week, three College of Information Sciences and Technology students are filling leadership roles.

Isabella Webster, senior in security and risk analysis; Aaron Mckenzie, senior in information sciences and technology; and Austin Webster, senior in cybersecurity analytics and operations, are serving in the roles of executive director, talent relations director, and technology director, respectively.


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9/26/19

Starting his thespian career in the second grade at the encouragement of his parents, Eck continued acting throughout his primary school years. When it was time to come to college, he wanted to find an academic path that would lead him to a successful career, while also finding an outlet for his creative side.

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