Opening its doors in 1999, the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State is home to a thriving community of students, scholars, staff, alumni, and friends. Through innovative research and a student-centered approach to interdisciplinary education, we are delivering on the college's founding mission to prepare leaders for the Information Age. Our passionate students, renowned faculty, and supportive alumni network have propelled the college to forge new frontiers and create a meaningful impact at Penn State and beyond.

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Dr. Andrew Sears, dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology charts the course for the college’s future.

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