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IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

9/19/19

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the College of Information Sciences and Technology hosted an inaugural diversity engagement reception at the Graduate Hotel in State College. Students from underrepresented backgrounds were invited to network with representatives from a variety of companies, allowing them to make professional connections in a more personal setting.


IMAGE: PENN STATE

9/17/19

It had been only 14 months from when Information Sciences and Technology's (IST) conceptual plan was approved to when the School of IST opened its doors in the fall of 1999. In the latest issue of iConnect magazine, Jim Thomas, IST’s first dean, and Andrew Sears, IST’s current dean, talk about what has changed—and what hasn’t—for the college in the 20 years since.


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9/12/19

Kevin Golden shares many qualities with other students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. He’s had a passion for tech from a young age, has a deep love for learning, and aspires to work in cybersecurity.


IMAGE: HAYLEY WILDESON

9/06/19

This fall, four students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology will help fellow Penn State students navigate the job-seeking process. They are among eight University students who work in the Peer Career Assistant Program, through the Penn State Student Affairs Career Services office. 


IMAGE: ADOBE STOCK: SERGIO LAMACCHIA

9/05/19

The team is investigating whether modern computer vision techniques could match the cognitive ability of humans in recognizing bodily expressions in real-world, unconstrained situations. If so, these capabilities might allow for a large number of innovative applications in areas including information management and retrieval, public safety, patient care and social media, the researchers said.


IMAGE: PENN STATE

9/05/19

For Megan Costello, a 2008 IST alumna, the strong community feel is what initially drew her to the College of IST. Like Marc Friedenberg, it is also what drew her back to become an assistant teaching professor seven years after she graduated.


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9/03/19

The IST Alumni Society exists for graduates of the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology to benefit from networking opportunities, mentor current students, and engage with the College of IST in the years after graduation. These initiatives and opportunities are made possible by the alumni who volunteer for the College of Information Sciences and Technology Alumni Society Board. Special thanks to Josh Hoch, class of 2009, a Harrisburg-based software engineer/systems administrator for the health care industry, who recently joined the board. “The College of IST does a tremendous job of laying a solid foundation for any of its alumni to have strong, fruitful careers,” he said. “What a better way to give back than by re-engaging with the college?”


IMAGE: ADOBE STOCK

9/03/19

Each year, Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology students are able to advance their education thanks to the generosity of scholarship donors. For many, that support also enables them to pursue experiential opportunities. Alexander Mellott, senior in security and risk analysis, and Jacob Makarsky, senior in information sciences and technology, are two of those students.


IMAGE: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

8/30/19

Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence — AI — model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according to researchers at Penn State and Arizona State University. In addition, the new AI-based solution was also able to tell the difference between clickbait headlines that were generated by machines — or bots — and ones written by people, they said.


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8/26/19

The Penn State World Campus Student Government Association (WCSGA) was formed earlier this year to unite and advocate for the University’s online learners around the globe. Its executive board is comprised of 10 World Campus students who hail from five U.S. states and are pursuing eight different degree programs, and it's being led by two students pursuing online bachelor’s degrees through the College of Information Sciences and Technology.

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