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While the first modern technology careers focused mainly on developing and maintaining computer systems, they are now expanding and reaching beyond these more simple origins. Nicole Generose sets out to prove that each day as an intern for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

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At the age of 18, most students are starting their college careers.

Meanwhile, College of Information Sciences and Technology’s summer 2018 student marshal Adam Smith is completing his.

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Twenty-six middle and high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from school districts in seven states participated in the first-of-its-kind NittanyGenCyber Camp, held July 30 through Aug. 3 in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The educators gained hands-on experience on how to bring fundamental cybersecurity principles and their intersection with data science into the classroom.

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Angela Liberto always knew that she wanted to be an attorney. With a passion for technology, however, she took a nontraditional path to get there.

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Emergency responders have some of the most high-pressured careers in the world today, but social media may be able to reduce that pressure. Shane Halse, a doctoral student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is interning with RapidSOS to help test the theory that social media can simplify crisis situations for emergency responders

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Patients suffering from sleep disorders could soon benefit from a new and faster way to diagnose and treat them, thanks to a new model proposed by an international team of researchers. The method utilizes deep learning to automatically classify a patient’s sleep stages.

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 Mark Ruzomberka grew up playing sports in Pittsburgh, and like many young kids he dreamed of one day working in sports. Little did he know that he would end up as an employee of one of the world’s leading sports programming networks.

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While working as a stock clerk at his hometown grocery store near Pittsburgh, Vince Trost’s manager constantly tasked him with putting mayonnaise on the shelves.

“I started to ask myself ‘why do we need so much mayonnaise?’” said Trost. “The greater Cranberry area didn’t need so much mayo.”

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 “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

That is a favorite quote for Mike Eisenreich, a 2003 Penn State alumnus whose path to the College of Information Sciences and Technology is self-described as circuitous.

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This past spring, Josh Irwin, a rising senior majoring in information sciences and technology, was an intern with the United States Military Academy. Now, he's returning from an international conference where he discussed a paper he co-authored as part of a research team at the Army Cyber Institute.

Irwin was third author of “Predicting Bias in Machine Learned Classifiers Using Clustering,” which was accepted to the proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation. Irwin's internship and research were supported in part by the DARPA Explainable Artificial Intelligence program, and he used a travel grant awarded by the conference to attend the event, held July 10-13 in Washington, D.C.