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Students in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology are required to complete one internship to graduate. Senior Ryan Feng has exceeded that requirement, holding an internship every summer since beginning his college career.

Feng, who is majoring in information sciences and technology in the design and development option, has completed 27 interviews in this school year alone with some of the world’s most successful and highly regarded companies.

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Andrea Tapia, associate professor in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 opening ceremony of the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3), set for June 19 at the University of Pittsburgh.

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A Penn State alumnus with more than a decade of experience in University fundraising and stewardship has joined the College of Information Sciences and Technology as director of development.

Mike Weyandt, former director of major gifts for the Eberly College of Science and associate director of development at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development. He began his new role on June 11.

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Eric Obeysekare, a doctoral student in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, recently helped a team of innovators place third in Vodafone Americas Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project. His team created a mobile application that provides simplified bookkeeping and data-collection tools for financially illiterate micro-entrepreneurs.

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As the College of Information Sciences continues to grow, so do the opportunities for its students and graduates – especially women.

Neha Sharma, a 2017 graduate, is the first female from the college to complete the new Smeal College of Business Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) master’s degree program.

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Experts review how emerging technologies play a vital role in emergency management

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A new book edited by Carleen F. Maitland, associate professor of information sciences and technology, explores the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by refugees and displaced persons. Titled “Digital Lifeline? ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons,” the book was published by the MIT Press this May.

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 College of Information Sciences and Technology doctoral student Jun Xu recently was named a recipient of the 2018 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award and Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal.

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Peng Liu, professor of information sciences and technology, was recently awarded the first Raymond G. Tronzo, MD Professorship in Cybersecurity by the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The award was announced during the college’s faculty and staff awards banquet on April 27.

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What if, with the tap of a finger, you could change or potentially save countless lives in a developing country?

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State students is working to bring that concept to life. Their social venture project, Kijenzi, is a business model and application that aims to provide 3-D printing of medical equipment to rural areas of Kenya.