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May 9, 2019


Zachary Dyer, a 2019 graduate of the College of Information Sciences and Technology, was recently awarded the Penn State Multicultural Resource Center’s Resilient Student Award, which is presented to a student who demonstrates initiative, perseverance, and the ability to overcome significant obstacles in obtaining his or her degree.

May 2, 2019


During the day, you can find Alexa Tiemann in a Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology classroom, where she is pursuing a degree in security and risk analysis (SRA). At night, she spends her time protecting and serving State College and the surrounding community, as a volunteer firefighter.

April 29, 2019


Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 720 and Honor Guard member and four-year Marching Blue Band clarinet player Lauren Boehmer has been selected as the College of Information Sciences and Technology ROTC student marshal for the commencement ceremony on May 4. She will lead the graduates of the college at the ceremony, accompanied by Col. Nathan Allerheiligen.

April 24, 2019


Behind the people working tirelessly to provide communities with support and resources at nonprofit companies are a network of professionals performing essential business functions. Among these are technology experts and information technology (IT) support system managers that allow the efficient storage and extension of information between the organization members, clients and even governmental agencies.

March 20, 2019


College is a time for exploration and self-reflection. At a school like Penn State that offers exposure to countless industries and opportunities, it’s not unusual for a student to question their choice of major, even as an upperclassman.  

Paulette Vega is one such student.

March 20, 2019


Students traded the snowy Northeast for the sunny Southwest this spring break for a unique networking and professional development opportunity. Eight first-year students from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology traveled to Austin, Texas, March 2-7 to visit the offices of leading technology companies and network with Penn State alumni.

March 18, 2019


Over the last decade, Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology students have been analyzing emerging global security issues — such as the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 and the examination of the information campaign that targeted the 2016 U.S. presidential election — without ever leaving campus. 

December 13, 2018
LionPlanner was awarded $30,000 from the Nittany AI Alliance during the 2018 Nittany AI Challenge. Left to right: Brad Zdenek, Benjamin Proto, Quinn Verbecke, Dylan Shoemaker, Christina Warren, Mathew Mancini, Michael Roos, Daren Coudriet and Tracey Huston.

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Penn State students have the opportunity to create solutions to real-world problems and gain hands-on experience with artificial intelligence technology and AI experts during the 2019 Nittany AI Challenge. Participating teams can compete for grant awards totaling $50,000. Proposals are due Jan. 29, 2019.

October 5, 2018

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For many students, Penn State is a place to find their passions. For others, it is a landmark time to discover how they want to make a change for those around them. One student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology is doing both by serving as a University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) Representative, where she acts as a member of the campus’ student government focused on enhancing the student experience at Penn State.

September 26, 2018

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Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology junior Mason Sosnoski has always been a leader. But through his summer internship at SURGE Business Development, he reached new heights. In addition to his day-to-day internship responsibilities for the State College-based business incubator, he served as lead intern, overseeing 22 of his peers.