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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.

May 15, 2018

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A trio of enterprising Penn Staters will travel to Paris to compete in the world finals of the 2018 L'Oréal Brandstorm on May 17. In the competition, they will pitch their "smart mirror" prototype and compete against teams from around the world for awards for the best innovative technology, most socially responsible campaign, and top overall brand.

May 8, 2018

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Students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology could change the future of a global sport, thanks to a collaboration with industry leaders.

Along with innovative snowboard and ski manufacturing company Gilson, and world leader in power products and piezo-based actuators, sensors and devices Qortek, students in Steve Haynes’ IST 412 class are pioneering the software to support the world’s first “smart” snowboard. Powered exclusively by renewable energy, embedded sensors will measure speed, force, location, temperature and barometric pressure. The IST students’ objective is to identify and design use cases, and to develop applications to bring this data to life.

May 2, 2018

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A team of students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology took second place in the National Cyber Analyst Challenge, which concluded April 12-13. It is the third consecutive year that the University’s team reached the finals of the competition that aims to support the development of the nation’s best students pursuing cyber-related degrees.