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8/02/19

Paola Macias is spending her summer working with Canon as a general affairs intern. A rising Penn State senior studying security and risk analysis (SRA) in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Macias monitors Genetec, an information security platform that develops software, hardware, and cloud-based services for Canon. She also grants technology access levels to employees, assesses risk for new procedures, and conducts internal auditing on security procedures.


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8/01/19

“Just get started and get into it.” This is the advice of Chris Halbig, a student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and a systems administrator in the Penn State Office of Physical Plant, who will graduate on Aug. 10 with a 4.0 GPA.


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7/31/19

Before Melissa “Missy” Scott earned her degree in information technology from Penn State World Campus this year, she worked as a low-income housing leasing agent in State College.


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7/30/19

“Don’t quit your daydream,” read the signs at the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank.

For Joel Seidel, a rising junior majoring in information sciences and technology, that simple statement is fueling his passion to improve how individuals make informed decisions about their health.


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7/29/19

Have you ever gone into a store and couldn’t make your purchase because the registers were down? Have you ever been shopping online and the system suddenly crashed? Penn State student Josh Kenna is working to fix such problems in his summer internship.

A rising senior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), Kenna is working this summer at the headquarters of the popular retail chain American Eagle Outfitters.


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7/25/19

Internet users may soon have a way to have their questions about online privacy policies answered automatically, thanks to a new multi-institution research project that includes Penn State.

The project is funded by a recent $1.2 million multi-institution grant from the National Science Foundation, with $437,000 allocated for Penn State. The project aims to enable people to ask questions about the privacy issues that matter to them when reviewing privacy policies.


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7/25/19

Upon starting her internship this summer, Bailey MacDowell was encouraged to discover that many of the activities she enjoys at Penn State are also a part of the community at The Boeing Company. With a wide gender gap in the technology industry, the rising senior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology is an advocate for strengthening the position of females entering tech careers—which she does both at Penn State and at her internship in Bellevue, Washington.


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7/23/19

 David Shaw, a junior studying security and risk analysis in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology, is spending his summer in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, as a summer instructor at iD Tech Camps, the world’s top-rated tech camp.


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7/17/19

When looking for technology-based positions, one likely wouldn’t expect to find the term "conversation starter" in the job description. But that’s exactly how College of Information Sciences and Technology senior Alex Blough describes his main duties in his internship at Mount Nittany Medical Center (MNMC).


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7/15/19

Jamie Reep may be one of the only individuals who can say he is a current student, alumnus, faculty member, and former staff member in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology.

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