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IMAGE: PENN STATE

4/03/19

Carleen Maitland, associate professor of information sciences and technology in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is the recipient of Penn State's 2019 Faculty Outreach Award.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

4/01/19

The College of Information Sciences and Technology hosted the third annual Women in Technology event on March 15, aimed at closing the gender gap in the technology industry and celebrating the accomplishments of women in the college.

More than 140 students, alumni, faculty and staff came together at the Nittany Lion Inn to honor some of the newest members of the IST community — the women who have been accepted into the college as students for the fall 2019 semester.


IMAGE: HAYLEY WILDESON

3/27/19

“It was groups like [WIST] that helped me to feel comfortable and like I was not alone in my pursuit for a degree in a male-dominated field,” she said. “WIST is a great organization for building confidence, getting women together, and collaborating in order to be successful and grow our presence in this field.”


IMAGE: JORDAN FORD

3/27/19

Entrepreneurs from across the University will pitch their business ideas and create inventive solutions to common problems through a series of competitions and challenges held during Penn State Startup Week from April 1-5.


IMAGE: PROVIDED

3/26/19

If we can get more alumni involved, it will only benefit the students.”

That’s according to Madison Oliver, a 2016 graduate of the College of Information Sciences and Technology and current member of the IST Alumni Society board. She volunteers to help pay forward the rewarding experience she had at Penn State and to inspire other young women who are preparing to work in the tech industry.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

3/25/19

Before he arrived at Penn State, Sean Parsons knew that he wanted to challenge himself academically. He had earned college credits while still in high school and was accepted into the University’s Schreyer Honors College. After beginning his undergraduate courses in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), he learned that he could simultaneously work toward his master’s degree.


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3/22/19

Frank Ritter, professor in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, has written three forewords for a recently published trilogy of books authored by world-renowned philosopher and cognitive scientist Paul Thagard.

Thagard’s books, “Brain-Mind,” “Mind-Society” and “Natural Philosophy,” have been incorporated into a series on cognitive models and architectures that Ritter edits for Oxford University Press. The books were published in February and March, 2019.


IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

3/20/19

College is a time for exploration and self-reflection. At a school like Penn State that offers exposure to countless industries and opportunities, it’s not unusual for a student to question their choice of major, even as an upperclassman.  

Paulette Vega is one such student.


IMAGE: BRIANNE LIPPERT

3/20/19

Students traded the snowy Northeast for the sunny Southwest this spring break for a unique networking and professional development opportunity. Eight first-year students from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology traveled to Austin, Texas, March 2-7 to visit the offices of leading technology companies and network with Penn State alumni.


IMAGE: PENN STATE

3/18/19

Over the last decade, Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology students have been analyzing emerging global security issues — such as the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 and the examination of the information campaign that targeted the 2016 U.S. presidential election — without ever leaving campus. 

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