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5/02/18

A team of students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology took second place in the National Cyber Analyst Challenge, which concluded April 12-13. It is the third consecutive year that the University’s team reached the finals of the competition that aims to support the development of the nation’s best students pursuing cyber-related degrees.


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5/01/18

Career offices from across Penn State announced the development of Nittany Lion Careers, a collaborative, University-wide career management system.

Nittany Lion Careers will become the single career-management network for all students, alumni and talent recruiting organizations. This effort will merge multiple portals across University colleges and campuses into one central platform.


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4/27/18

If anyone exemplifies a true Penn State success story, it’s Maurice Saunders. The senior will earn bachelor of science degrees in security and risk analysis and information sciences and technology this spring, and has accepted a cybersecurity consulting position at Accenture to begin his career. But his journey to this point wasn’t so easy.


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4/24/18

Although Anna Miller didn’t begin her Penn State career in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, she honed her technical skills to become a standout IST student. Miller has been named student marshal for Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology commencement ceremony on May 5.


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4/20/18

Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google since October 2005, will serve as the keynote speaker at the spring commencement ceremony for the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.

“Our IST 331 project specifically allowed us to tackle a problem where there wasn’t a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer, unlike more conventional assignments where the problem set is provided,”
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4/18/18

Websites for local organizations and University services recently benefited from the research of students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, thanks to a semester-long project focused on human-computer interaction.


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4/11/18

Six teams of students pitched their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of expert judges during the final round of the IdeaMakers Challenge. The competition’s conclusion was held March 28 as part of Penn State Startup Week.


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4/11/18

 Underrepresented students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology recently gathered to network and share experiences at the inaugural WIRED IN reception during Penn State Startup Week.


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4/05/18

Eight freshmen in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recently traveled to San Francisco as part of the college’s annual Alternative Spring Break program. The weeklong trip provided an opportunity for students early in their IST careers to explore different companies in the tech industry and gain exposure to corporate culture in various professional settings.


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4/05/18

“Figure out who you are and try it out. You have to follow your path.”

These were the words of wisdom to inspire budding entrepreneurs from Derris Boomer, founder and CEO of Boomer Technology Group, as he kicked off the 2018 Penn State Startup Week. Having worked for Fortune 500 companies since he was 16 years old, Boomer discussed with students his tenacious perseverance, leadership and a drive for success.

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