Student Research

IST faculty conduct millions of dollars in funded research each year, building interdisciplinary collaborations to drive innovation and discovery in a vast array of research areas. Undergraduate and graduate students can work alongside leading IST experts to gain experience, refine their career focus, showcase their work, and contribute to new knowledge in their chosen field. 

Students should explore research opportunities if they want to commit to scholarly investigations in their area of interest, sharpen their analytic and problem-solving skills, and pose new questions about a topic.

Undergraduate Research

Learn alongside leading scholars to explore your interests, enhance critical thinking, and prepare for graduate school or your career. 

Graduate Research

Explore how current IST graduate students are contributing to their field through interdisciplinary discovery.

Penn State Research

The Office of the Senior Vice President of Research oversees the research enterprise at Penn State by working with a broad range of units across the University.