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Tom Range, 1989, internship coordinator and career coach at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, has co-authored three books on the history of Penn State and the Blue Band.
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11/20/19

 Penn State alumni find various ways to stay connected to their alma mater. Some give time and money to support their favorite programs, while others join alumni groups and represent Penn State in their local communities. For Thomas Range, 1989, internship coordinator and career coach at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, he remains involved through his connection to the Penn State Blue Band.


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11/19/19

On Oct. 30, the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Army/Air Joint Cyber Team held a Cyber Wi-Fighter Hacking Challenge at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. The three-hour event introduced students to STEM occupations in the National Guard and promoted military and civilian partnerships to advance Pennsylvania’s overall cybersecurity position.


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11/12/19

This past spring, as part of a three-year program, a cohort of Penn State students participated in an innovative research study to examine the potential for Internet of Things devices on a farming community in Rwanda.


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11/11/19

First as a Penn State World Campus student and now as an alumnus, Chase Kelly has fully immersed himself in the University community.

As an undergraduate student, he traveled to State College multiple times a year, attended football games, served as president of the Blue & White Society, participated in the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and was one of the first members of the World Campus Tech Club.


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11/07/19

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.”

This quote by Aristotle is what drives David Costlow, Penn State class of 2003, in his career. He has found a way to blend his background as an athlete, the tech skills he learned in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and his passion for helping others — and is earning a living doing it.


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11/05/19

How do violent extremists use social media platforms to spread ideologies? And how do individuals then embrace those ideologies and become radicalized online to take violent action?

These are questions that two Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology researchers are exploring through a three-year, $250,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation.


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11/04/19

Music has been a part of Henry Pearce’s life for as long as he can remember. He played percussion in his high school concert and marching bands, but was looking for more of a challenge as he neared graduation.


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10/30/19

Erin McGovern, Penn State class of 2016, said she had life-changing experiences in the College of Information Sciences and Technology – from finding lifelong friends to attending a career fair that connected her with Microsoft, where she still works today as a technical account manager. These experiences are part of the reason why McGovern said she volunteers for the IST Alumni Society Board – so she can pay forward the IST experience to future generations of students and help to mentor them and prepare them for successful careers.


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10/29/19

Six students from Penn State celebrated a second-place finish in the northeast regional competition of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) — the best finish by a Penn State team in the school’s history – and secured a spot in the upcoming national competition in Rochester, New York, Nov. 22-24.


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10/25/19

The Nittany AI AlliancePenn State IT and the Penn State Institute for Cyber Science are joining together to bring students, faculty and staff the world of artificial intelligence through a series of workshops and seminars called AI Immersion. The workshops will serve to educate undergraduate students, researchers and staff on the latest AI and machine learning tools.

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