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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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10/24/19

 Jeff Rimland, assistant teaching professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, will present the college’s annual George McMurtry Lecture, at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, in E202 Westgate Building. Rimland is the recipient of the college’s 2019 George J. McMurtry Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, which recognizes IST faculty members who consistently provide an exceptional learning environment.


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10/23/19

According to the National Center for Women in Information Technology, just 26% of computing and mathematical jobs are held by women. The College of Information Sciences and Technology, and a group of its current students, are working to increase those numbers. Earlier this month, several College of IST students developed and led a workshop designed to educate young women about the possibilities of a career in data sciences.


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10/21/19

Like most first-year students, Tiffany Bass came to Penn State with the goal of advancing skills that would be useful in her future career, while not knowing exactly the path she wanted to take.

Then a mentor encouraged her to apply to the Presidential Leadership Academy because he saw the potential she showed in her classes.


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10/17/19

Researchers in the College of Information Sciences and Technology recently received a three-year, $712,000 award from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new form of prosthetic support for people with visual impairment.   

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