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Student Engagement Opportunities

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IST DiplomatsEngaged scholarship is a growing initiative at IST. In the broadest sense, you can define it as out-of-the-classroom experiences (think research, study abroad, and internships) that complement what you're learning in class. It can also involve service work, partnering with civic organizations and using your knowledge to address pressing issues in society. These experiences can provide a broader perspective that you'll take with you into your career long after graduation.

Student Life

Student LifeThe more you learn about the College of IST, the more you’ll realize there is no “typical” student. Our students have widely varying backgrounds and interests. What unites College of  IST students is a common interest in technology, math, problem solving, and working with other people.

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and OrganizationsHow do you make the most of your time at IST? Ask any student, and you’ll likely get the same response: Get involved! The number of student organizations in IST keeps growing; it’s a great way to keep the learning going outside the classroom, connect with other students, and even network with potential employers.

Centers and Labs

The College's research centers, labs, and groups include national and international scholars which cover a broad spectrum of research areas, including human-computer interaction, the information society, information assurance, and cyber security.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate ResearchUndergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the exciting research going on in the College of IST. Research experience is a great resume builder and an excellent way to extend learning outside of the classroom.


David Rusenko Entrepreneur-in-Residence ScholarshipThrough the generosity of alumni, corporate partners and friends, the College of Information Sciences and Technology and Penn State are able to offer a number of scholarships to our students.

Education Abroad

Global StudiesPenn State provides various opportunities for students to enhance their educational experience and become more competitive in the global economy. Learn more about study abroad opportunities through the University Office of Global Programs at Penn State.



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