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IMAGE: ADOBE STOCK

4/25/19

For patients suffering with chronic pain, relief could soon be found as close as their nearest smart assistant.

Researchers at Penn State are developing a way to deliver on-demand, guided mindfulness practices via Amazon Alexa to patients experiencing chronic pain. Through their method, a smart assistant will provide Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices to individuals in their homes. MBSR is a non-addictive, long-term pain-management alternative to opioid pain medication.  


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4/25/19

From the nation’s capital to the City of Angels, Kevin Mitra, a graduate of Penn State's class of 2016, has worked in some of the biggest and most exciting cities as a technology consultant for Deloitte.


IMAGE: PENN STATE

4/24/19

Behind the people working tirelessly to provide communities with support and resources at nonprofit companies are a network of professionals performing essential business functions. Among these are technology experts and information technology (IT) support system managers that allow the efficient storage and extension of information between the organization members, clients and even governmental agencies.


IMAGE: MICHELLE BIXBY

4/23/19

Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology has recognized seven faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the college through teaching-related activities.


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4/19/19

Janet Sherlock, chief information officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation, 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. on Saturday, May 4, in the Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

4/17/19

IST alumni and friends gathered outside Westgate Building for a 20th Anniversary Celebration tailgate before the Blue-White Game, April 13, 2019. Find more pictures at flickr.com/istpsu.


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4/09/19

The College of Information Sciences and Technology will host Dan Roth, professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania, in an upcoming segment of its Distinguished Lecture Series.

Held April 18, the event will begin with a networking reception from 3:15-4 p.m. in the West Atrium of the Westgate Building and will follow with a lecture from 4-5 p.m. in 114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building.


IMAGE: JORDAN FORD

4/09/19

On April 3, five interdisciplinary teams of students participated in the final pitches round of the IdeaMakers Challenge. Hosted by the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) during Penn State Startup Week, the challenge tasked student teams representing two or more majors to pitch an idea that aims to solve a problem using information technology.

The winning idea came from team B.A.S.E., which stands for Beyond Average Sex Education. Team members Maddie Katz, biobehavioral health, and Tara Bunce, advertising, new media art, pitched the concept of a module-based sexual education platform filled with medically accurate and professionally recommended information for teenagers and young adults.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

4/04/19

According to Forbes, the majority of jobs in the technology industry are held by white men and technology education is not accessible to members of 


IMAGE: HAYLEY WILDESON

4/04/19

Faculty and staff members in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the University, the community, and the world at the college's annual awards reception, held March 27 at the Hintz Alumni Center.

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