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When Nicholas Stannard, Shelly Gasperine and Georges Nkamicaniye graduated from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State in 2006, they didn’t have a large alumni network to draw from. The college, which opened its doors in 1999, had graduated its first class just three years earlier.
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Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) alumni (L to R) Sujay Patel, 2014; Georges Nkamicaniye, 2006; Shelly Gasperine, 2006; and Nicholas Stannard, 2006; shared their career and life advice with a group of current IST students who traveled to New York City to meet and network with them in early October

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Ryan Feng, a senior majoring in information sciences and technology, has completed three internships and participated in more than two dozen professional interviews. He is sharing his experience with fellow College of IST students as they navigate their career journey through a new Peer Career Assistant program

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Team recognized with outstanding paper award at top international security conference

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With technology like virtual reality and augmented reality growing in popularity, students like College of Information Sciences and Technology senior Adlan Ramly are helping to advance these interactive experiences at Penn State and around the world.

Ramly is president of the Penn State Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Labs, where he organizes students to circulate knowledge and utilize new technologies in the emerging world of virtual reality.

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David Fusco, assistant teaching professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, has been recognized with the college’s George J. McMurtry Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for 2018.

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2nd Lt. Neferteri Strickland partakes in information sciences and technology program from the Middle East through Penn State World Campus

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NSF grant will support the study of potential discrimination in automated job screening and interview platforms

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It sounds cliche that networking pays off, but Adam Brogdon will tell you that it landed him in South Korea and afforded him several amazing opportunities.

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Women are the future of technology, and I do not need to change myself to fit into the tech industry.”

That was Kathyleen O’Leary’s main takeaway after spending three days at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. O’Leary was one of 12 Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology students who attended the conference in Houston from Sept. 26-28.

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An idea formulated by a group of students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology won first place in two challenges at the 2018 HackPSU competition, held Oct. 6-7 on the University Park campus.

The competition, a 24-hour social coding hackathon, brought 85 teams of Penn State students together to conceptualize, develop and present a product. Teams competed for various prizes through a number of challenges that focused on using different types of software or solving real-world company problems.