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October 21, 2019


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.

October 11, 2019
Jarrod (left) and Harrison Keating are fraternal twins and also first-year students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology


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.

October 4, 2019


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.

October 2, 2019


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.

September 26, 2019


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.

September 25, 2019


 Founded in 2017 to generate excitement about data science in industry as well as supplement classes in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Nittany Data Labs (NDL) serves as the University’s data science club and is the third largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) student organization at Penn State. Despite being only two years old, the organization has grown to include more than 1,000 members.

September 19, 2019


On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the College of Information Sciences and Technology hosted an inaugural diversity engagement reception at the Graduate Hotel in State College. Students from underrepresented backgrounds were invited to network with representatives from a variety of companies, allowing them to make professional connections in a more personal setting.

August 26, 2019


The Penn State World Campus Student Government Association (WCSGA) was formed earlier this year to unite and advocate for the University’s online learners around the globe. Its executive board is comprised of 10 World Campus students who hail from five U.S. states and are pursuing eight different degree programs, and it's being led by two students pursuing online bachelor’s degrees through the College of Information Sciences and Technology.

August 22, 2019


“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

August 20, 2019


“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