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Team recognized with outstanding paper award at top international security conference

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With technology like virtual reality and augmented reality growing in popularity, students like College of Information Sciences and Technology senior Adlan Ramly are helping to advance these interactive experiences at Penn State and around the world.

Ramly is president of the Penn State Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Labs, where he organizes students to circulate knowledge and utilize new technologies in the emerging world of virtual reality.

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David Fusco, assistant teaching professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, has been recognized with the college’s George J. McMurtry Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for 2018.

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2nd Lt. Neferteri Strickland partakes in information sciences and technology program from the Middle East through Penn State World Campus

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NSF grant will support the study of potential discrimination in automated job screening and interview platforms

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It sounds cliche that networking pays off, but Adam Brogdon will tell you that it landed him in South Korea and afforded him several amazing opportunities.

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Women are the future of technology, and I do not need to change myself to fit into the tech industry.”

That was Kathyleen O’Leary’s main takeaway after spending three days at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. O’Leary was one of 12 Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology students who attended the conference in Houston from Sept. 26-28.

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An idea formulated by a group of students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology won first place in two challenges at the 2018 HackPSU competition, held Oct. 6-7 on the University Park campus.

The competition, a 24-hour social coding hackathon, brought 85 teams of Penn State students together to conceptualize, develop and present a product. Teams competed for various prizes through a number of challenges that focused on using different types of software or solving real-world company problems.

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 Home to global companies like Samsung and LG, South Korea has come a long way technologically since the mid-1980s. Today, it boasts the world’s highest internet speeds and most cellphone users, and is therefore often thought of as one of the most innovative countries on the planet. Now, thanks to an exchange program between the College of Information Sciences and Technology and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea, Penn State students are finding innovative opportunities 7,000 miles across the globe.

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During the day, many faculty and staff work together to help shape the future of students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Once the work day ends, a number of them head off to pursue their passions through which they are impacting the community and the world. This is the second in a series of stories that highlights the work of these individuals.