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March 20, 2019


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.

March 20, 2019


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.

March 18, 2019


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. 

December 13, 2018
LionPlanner was awarded $30,000 from the Nittany AI Alliance during the 2018 Nittany AI Challenge. Left to right: Brad Zdenek, Benjamin Proto, Quinn Verbecke, Dylan Shoemaker, Christina Warren, Mathew Mancini, Michael Roos, Daren Coudriet and Tracey Huston.

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Penn State students have the opportunity to create solutions to real-world problems and gain hands-on experience with artificial intelligence technology and AI experts during the 2019 Nittany AI Challenge. Participating teams can compete for grant awards totaling $50,000. Proposals are due Jan. 29, 2019.

October 5, 2018

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For many students, Penn State is a place to find their passions. For others, it is a landmark time to discover how they want to make a change for those around them. One student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology is doing both by serving as a University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) Representative, where she acts as a member of the campus’ student government focused on enhancing the student experience at Penn State.

September 26, 2018

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Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology junior Mason Sosnoski has always been a leader. But through his summer internship at SURGE Business Development, he reached new heights. In addition to his day-to-day internship responsibilities for the State College-based business incubator, he served as lead intern, overseeing 22 of his peers.

September 20, 2018

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Jimmy Steff was fortunate to have the opportunity to apply the skills he’s been learning through the College of Information Sciences and Technology in a real-world environment halfway across the world this past summer.

Steff, a junior majoring in security and risk analysis, completed an internship with the startup company DREAM Ecosystem through the CRCC Asia program. He was one of three Penn State students selected as a technical specialist intern.

September 10, 2018

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Yuya Ong, a junior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, feels fortunate to be at the forefront of the rapidly-growing data sciences field.

“Every day when I wake up, I realize that there are new opportunities out there and new problems to be solved,” he said. “Waking up to that is really exciting.”

August 14, 2018

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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.

August 14, 2018

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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.