Undergraduate Student Spotlight

IST student finds creative outlet as a cappella group president

October 30, 2019

College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) senior Henry Pearce has found a way to balance his passion for music with his interest and skills in technology, serving as president of campus a capella group Coda Conduct as well as a diplomat in the College of IST.


Record-setting regional finish leads to spot in national cyber competition

October 28, 2019

Six students from Penn State celebrated a second-place finish in the northeast regional competition of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition — the best finish by a Penn State team in the school’s history — and secured a spot in the upcoming national competition to be held in New York.


Dancing like data scientists

October 22, 2019

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.


IST student strengthens critical skills through Presidential Leadership Academy

October 18, 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.


Students empowered at annual Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing

October 14, 2019

Sixteen students from the 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, the annual Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing.


Double time: Fraternal twins enroll in two separate degree programs at IST

October 8, 2019

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.


Celebrating diversity in tech: IST students attend annual Tapia conference

October 3, 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.


IST students take on leadership roles for Penn State’s 100th Homecoming

October 1, 2019

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


Senior uses IST skills to help run student theater company

September 25, 2019

Philadelphia native Brendan Eck -- senior, information sciences and technology and finance -- grew up with a love for theater. Starting his thespian career in the second grade at the encouragement of his parents, Eck continued acting throughout his primary school years.


IST students grow and connect at iSchool Inclusion Institute

September 23, 2019

Two students in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology traveled to Pittsburgh in June to participate in a unique and competitive program.


Nittany Data Labs prepares students to solve real-world data science problems

September 19, 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


Online classroom offers IST student opportunity to continue education

September 11, 2019

Kevin Golden, a senior studying security and risk analysis, considered withdrawing from the University because his physical limitations from spina bifida were preventing him from focusing in the classroom.


Four IST students serving as peer career assistants at Penn State

September 5, 2019

This fall, four students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology will help fellow Penn State students navigate the job-seeking process.


IST senior lands confidential consulting internship with PwC

August 21, 2019

Alair Moody-Daniels, a senior information sciences and technology major at Penn State, planned on interning in the PwC office in her hometown of Philadelphia, but due to her technological and leadership skills, she was given the opportunity to travel to the Midwest to work with a confidential cli


Halting heists: IST senior protects casino information through summer internship

August 19, 2019

The movie "Ocean’s 11" tells the story of an elaborate casino heist run by con-man Danny Ocean and his friends, who manage to steal millions of dollars by hacking the casino’s computer systems.