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7/15/19

Jessie Demmert found a passion in both technology and the arts at a young age. She had always been fascinated by computers and had been performing on stage since she was 10 years old.


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7/09/19

A new bachelor of science degree offered by Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) will help to prepare the next generation of mobile and web application developers. The human-centered design and development (HCDD) degree will be available to students at the University Park campus beginning in the fall 2019 semester. 


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7/08/19

Each year, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts attracts more than 125,000 visitors to State College and Penn State's University Park campus to enjoy fun, food and art. And for the 11th consecutive year, researchers from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology are assisting to enrich the community experience for Arts Fest attendees through technology.


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7/03/19

Those are the words of Kelsey Karpinski, a 2016 security and risk analysis (SRA) graduate of the Penn State Altoona campus. Karpinski, who works as a solution architect for Atos SE, brings her industry experience back to Penn State and the College of Information Sciences and Technology as a volunteer and instructor. She serves as president of the IST Alumni Society Board, volunteers with the Penn State Hintz Family Alumni Center and new student orientations at the University, and teaches as an adjunct professor in the College of IST. She has also volunteered with the Special Olympics.


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7/03/19

When forecasting weather, meteorologists use a number of models and data sources to track shapes and movements of clouds that could indicate severe storms. However, with increasingly expanding weather data sets and looming deadlines, it is nearly impossible for them to monitor all storm formations — especially smaller-scale ones — in real time.


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7/03/19

While she was a student in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, Kathryn Bogniak Miller, a 2004 alumna, never imagined that she’d one day put her degree to use in child welfare services.


IMAGE: EMILEE SPOKUS

6/19/19

 Lynette Yarger, associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, has been appointed the Schreyer Honors College’s inaugural assistant dean for equity and inclusion. She will begin her new role Aug. 1.


IMAGE: AMY GRUZESKY

6/18/19

When the Lackawanna County Housing Coalition needed a new website, it didn’t hire a pricey graphic-design firm to carry out the task. Instead, it opted for the services of four talented students from Penn State Scranton’s Information Sciences and Technology (IST) program.


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6/03/19

More than two-thirds of Americans get their news from social media sites, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center study. But more than half who read news on social media expect it to be inaccurate.


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5/30/19

The world produces about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Storing and transferring all of this enormous — and constantly growing — number of images, videos, Tweets, and other forms of data is becoming a significant challenge, one that threatens to undermine the growth of the internet and thwart the introduction of new technologies, such as the internet of things.

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