Undergraduate Student Spotlight

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.


Sisters strengthen relationship through their IST education at Penn State

August 16, 2019

Many siblings share a special bond of being Penn State alumni, but not many can say that they graduated from the same college. For the Pisarcik sisters, graduating from the College of Information Sciences and Technology strengthened both their relationship and their technical knowledge.


Love of sports leads to dream NBA internship for IST student

August 6, 2019

College of Information Sciences and Technology student Amir Thorpe has found self-confidence through his dream internship this summer with the NBA. A senior majoring in security and risk analysis, Thorpe applied for the internship on a whim, because of his love of sports and basketball.


IST student marshal to graduate with three degrees

August 5, 2019

Amanda Mahon has been selected as the College of Information Sciences and Technology student marshal for the summer 2019 commencement ceremony.


IST interns help protect against cyberattacks at Penn State

August 5, 2019

This summer, three College of Information Sciences and Technology students are on the front lines in helping the University protect its digital infrastructure, data and people through their internships with Penn State’s Office of Information Security.


Security and risk analysis student uses classroom knowledge in Canon internship

August 1, 2019

Paola Macias is spending her summer working with Canon as a general affairs intern.