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Software Engineering took something that is an annoyance for most of Penn State – resetting a forgotten access account password – and found a way to minimize that pain.

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Pre-pandemic, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) was on track to see about 5,000 students this year.

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During the week of March 23, instructors flagged more than 11,000 student concerns in response to a survey conducted in Starfish regarding the recent shift to remote instruction. They shared sobering stories about students who were having difficulty meeting basic needs and struggling to continue their education. Here are a few:

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Assistantship helps grad student land supercomputing job with U.S. national lab

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John Leicht has always been driven by a desire to help others solve problems. Now, after graduating this May with a master's degree in applied statistics, Leicht is applying his skills to support computational scientists conducting work through the prestigious National Renewable Energy Laboratory, located in Golden, Colorado. Leicht said he gained the right experience for this position by completing a graduate assistantship with the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences.